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Your intention holds all the power

Your intention holds all the power

Posted May 17, 2016

Let me take you back to last Saturday night. I’m in my daughter’s room, on her daybed. She’s wrapped around me in a big bear hug. She’s unwell. I found her in her cot surrounded by more vomit than seems possible for a little person. She was calm, she was safe, but she clearly wasn’t well. By this point she had thrown up another three times and I’d spent an hour laying down with her, attempting to sooth her back to sleep. But sleep just wasn’t happening. I remember lying there in the dark, Deva Premal playing in the background and I thought to myself; “How can I help her to heal. How can I ease her discomfort and guide her back to the restful sleep she clearly needs”… And a thought – which is how it always how my intuition shows up for me – landed in my mind. It said; “Claire, use your hands”. Everything clicked. Reiki. Channeling divine source energy. Shifting the blocks. Be the conduit for healing. ++ Reiki, prayer, healing. Many years ago when I was deep in my personal journey of self exploration, self healing and spirituality I studied Reiki – level 1 and 2 (amongst many other things). I received Reiki healings on a regular basis and even through my pregnancy. But, as motherhood always does, some things are pushed to the side and forgotten. Not for lack of desire or appreciation but simply because nappies, tummy time, solids and so on take centre stage. So as I held my little Koala Bear and listened to her heavy breathing I close my eyes, opened my palms to the sky and said the prayer I always say when I’m calling on the divine. I ask for our angels and guides to be in the room. I ask to be opened up and ready to receive divine healing white and golden light to cleanse and purify. I visualise my crown chakra opening and the light pouring in through the heavens and down into my energy body. I tune into the gentle vibration and hum that starts to buzz through my body and tingle through my finger tips. I call on the Divine Mother (and all mamas past, present and future) to use me as her instrument to heal Soleil. To bring her peace and to support her through this time. And finally I ask for my wisdom and my intuition to be on point and clear so I may know exactly what to do as I begin to heal her. ++ And then I begin. I hold my hands a few inches from her body and tune in, vibrationally to her energy field. I follow the vibrations, the movement of energy and I try to feel into and sense the blocks. I soon tapped into waves of energy around her belly that felt quite powerful. I didn’t know what or how to work with it, so I just did the first thing that came through, and that was to almost grasp hold of this energy and cradle it in my palms as I slowly eased it, dragged it and shifted it up, through her, over her shoulders and out of her. I worked this way for 10 minutes and I noticed her breathing soften. Her weight became heavier. Her tense little body relaxed. Sleep soon came and her illness seemed to pass. Healing with intention Now, this post is not really meant to be an advertisement for Reiki. Although, truly I do think it is something that everyone should at least experience, if not learn for themselves. However, what I really wanted to share with you was the conversation I had with my husband the next day. Chris asked me how I calmed her down, put her to sleep and essentially stopped the vomiting. Humbly, I said, it wasn’t me, but I called on Divine Source to help. I explained our little Reiki session. My husband then said, “That’s why you’re amazing babe. I can’t do that for Soleil. It’s so great that you know how to”. And as much as I’d like to receive that compliment and pat myself on the back I don’t quite see it that way. I shared with my husband that I truly believe that anyone, with the right intention and with the willingness to facilitate healing, love, support – whatever it may be that someone needs – can do what I did and can do even more. Even if my husband never learns Reiki, officially and perhaps never ‘feels’ the vibration and shifting energy like I described, if he was to set a clear intention from the heart – which is essentially calling on LOVE – to help him heal Soleil (or anyone else) I know he can do. Why? Because it’s the intention that holds the power. THE BIG WHY behind what you are doing.  When we tap into a true desire especially one that ultimately is about helping another from a purely altruistic place, that intention is loaded with high vibrational energy and love. The greatest, strongest most powerful energy we can ever harness is LOVE. ++ So the point I’m trying to share here is this. Your intention matters. It matters when you are listening to your friend share her broken heart. It matters when you are about to embark on a new adventure. It matters when you are vision boarding and manifesting your deepest desires. It matters when you don’t know how to help someone, but you have to. You are all they have in that moment. The love infused into your intention, that bursts forth from your heart, is literally the only tool you need to facilitate health, change, growth, manifestation, support. Why your why matters Let me show this to you from a different angle. In my business – both as a Life + Wellness Coach and as Mentor to my Kyani team (see this post if you want to know more about […] Read more

Mini Mindful Moments for your monkey mind

Mini Mindful Moments for your monkey mind

Posted May 07, 2016

Experiment with these Three Mini Mindful Moments Have you noticed how many thoughts you can have at any given time? Sometimes I’m blown away by my minds ability to layer thought, on top of thought. I could be thinking of Soleil, and what to make her for dinner. Simultaneously I’m considering my next client coaching session, whilst reminding myself to book my new biz launch calls into my diary. And truthfully, I’m certain there are many more layers than this. So it’s easy to see why being present and mindful is such a challenge. Our minds are powerhouses of energy, processes, thoughts. Our minds are divine and incomprehensibly talented super computers. It often feels futile to even attempt to out-smart it and find mental stillness and clarity. But we must. We must try to find that soft state of presence. We must, as often as possible – and even if it’s a fleeting millisecond moment – find a moment of peace within the mental chatter. Why? Because those pockets of peace and quiet are a direct line to our inner truth. Our higher voice resides in those gaps between our thoughts. And in there we have access to our highest potential, a well-pool of creativity (hence why, just as your falling asleep you can have some of those sparky, bright ideas!), a pathway to our intuition. Those still points in the spinning whirlpool of our minds tap us into our soul-voice.  ++ Mindfulness is at the core of many spiritually focused practise. The crux of buddhism, and a commonly shared anti-dote to the monkey mind. But how can we bring mindfulness into our everyday? Today I want to share with you 3 MINI MINDFUL MOMENTS within short increments of time where you can invite mindfulness into your life and experiment playfully in that space of stillness. Try these and comment below, letting me your experience with you. Or better still, share some of your own tried and tested ways to practice mindfulness. 5 MINI MINDFUL MOMENTS 1) 5 Minutes: Brush your teeth + wash your face At the end of the day as you stand at your wash basin ready to brush your teeth and wash your face can you make a conscious choice to clear your mind and bring FULL attention to the task at hand. Squeezing the toothpaste onto your toothbrush. Carefully and with focus brush your teeth. Focus on the sensation, the texture, the temperature. Do the same as your rinse your mouth and move onto wash your face. Whatever is part of your ‘regime’ pay as much attention to each tiny element and detail. As your mind wonders bring yourself back to the present and feel into each moment again. 3) 15 MINUTES: Eat a meal When you sit down to eat your meal choose to silence your phone and put away all electronic devises. If you can, choose to eat alone. Here, bring full attention to your meal. Before you take the first mouthful gaze upon your meal. Look at the colours. Note the shapes and textures. What do you smell? How do you feel as you prepare to eat. Then begin to eat. One mouthful at a time, fork and spoon down between each mouthful. Chew slowly. Deliberately. Notice with your FULL body the tastes, textures, aromas. Pay attention to the environment you are in. Notice your posture as you eat and how your body responds. Slow down between each mouthful. PAUSE. Eat as if there was no time. Eat as if this was your last meal. 3) 30 MINUTES: Go for a walk Again, alone if you can. Head out for a walk. No phone, no music. Just you, the fresh air, sunshine. Be in mother nature… head to a park, or to the water’s edge. Wherever you can that connects you to the divine mother. Walk slowly. Carefully. Zone your attention into what you hear first – close by and then further afield Slowly move your attention to your body. Your feet, take one step at a time. The way your arms gently swap. Breathe. Deeply. Where do you feel that breath in your body? How does the air feel as it fills your lungs? How do you feel as you walk, consciously? Notice your surroundings. Are there animals? Birds? Children playing? Try not to follow thought patterns and create stories, but notice something and move on. Note and move on. ++ Mindfulness is a powerful tool that, when practised within your daily life, will invite in a deeper sense of presence, calm and inner stillness. If you don’t always have the time to sit down and do a dedicated, seated meditation learning to invite in moments of mindfulness will transform you from being captive to your mind and inner chatter, to being empowered to choose what you wish to think and when. Your mind doesn’t have to rule you. In fact, your are in charge and can run the show. Here’s to a day ahead of presence and peace. Love + light, Claire x Read more

The one thing I could share with you

The one thing I could share with you

Posted May 03, 2016

If there was only one thing I could share with you it would be this… Here we are, in May. Wow. I’m a little blown away that we are nearing the mid-way point of 2016. So many dreams to make manifest. So many things to tick off the list. So much left undone. Yet at the same time, so many dreams already have become a reality. So much HAS been done. So much joy and love filling this heart of mine. We often get a little overwhelmed and flustered when we notice time hurtling past us that we don’t remember to stop and actually take stock of how much we have achieved. We may have started something new, travelled, had a baby – lots of big, beautiful experiences. Or maybe your year has dished up lots of ‘smaller’ more internal achievements like mental and emotional shifts. Realigning priorities. Saying NO more often. Moving through challenges with more peace and acceptance. So take a moment now. Deep breath first. And offer up thanks for everything that has unfolded already for you this year. The good, the bad, the not so pretty, the damn ugly. Instead of getting wound up in what’s left unfinished so far, all the things you wanted to start and haven’t yet (for me that = a new ebook AND a new meditation offering. OH for more TIME!) look at all you have accomplished in mind, body and soul. You’ve done a lot beautiful. You have kicked many, many goals. And even if, like me, your life revolves around baby, THAT is a huge achievement (nurturing and nourishing life). If fact, it’s one of the biggest if I do say so myself ++ Before I leave you today there is something I want to share… in fact, if I was only ever able to pass on ONE lesson, ONE tool… that ONE ‘thing’ in which I truly feel could change your life it is this…. Meditation. Meditate. Stillness. Quiet. Peace. I was lucky enough to speak at a Bloggers Brunch (by Kids Business) last Friday to a room full of incredible mama’s (who are all working, blogging, mumming and juggling!). I decided to share the core of my life’s lessons and work which is the experience, energy and attitude of SURRENDER and how this leads to a life of freedom.  It’s a message that I still feel needs to be heard, relearnt and practiced over and over again. Alongside me, the delightful Jacinta Tynan (author and speaker) also spoke of the importance of presence and surrender. At the end of our presentations we had a quick chat on the power of meditation and how – as mamas and women of this world – it has been our life blood and saving grace. We both concluded the same thing, almost in unison: “If there was only one thing I could pass on and hopefully influence others into experiencing, that would be meditation. I would only ever share meditation, if that’s all I could”. Meditation is the single one thing that has invited me to connect deeper with myself and the world around me at the same time. It has provided me with more peace, clarity, surrender, compassion and willingness than anything else ever has or ever could … Meditation has made this quote become a reality for me. It has made it possible to live up to these words: Problems will never cease. Life never stops throwing massive (heavy) curve balls that throw you off course. However we can find peace despite it. Or because of it. But if we are able to stay in the centre of storm, make the choose to not object (so loudly and profusely) it makes that storm bearable. Sometimes even beautiful. Often life-changing. (p.s thank you to Kimbalikes on Instagram for turning my words into this gorgeous quote) ++ So my lovelies. If today you take ONE thing out of this newsletter, please make it this. Meditate. Enough dancing around the idea of meditation, if you’ve yet to start.  Enough putting it off even though you know how good it is for you. Enough sidelining it for folding the laundry and staring at your wrinkles in the mirror. Meditate. No more ‘tomorrow I’ll start’. Start today. No more ‘I just can’t meditate’. You can. You will. No more believing it’s for everyone else and not you. Stillness is at the very core of your higher self. ++ Meditate with me If you need a helping hand to start meditating please check out my guided meditations. Professionally recorded and to stunning soundtracks I know you, like thousands before you, will love these meditations. There are three albums to choose from, focusing on different needs and desires and each come with a journalling guide too. The Reveal Your Inner Radiance meditations are short, powerful and created specifically to support you through the plethora of challenges and situations we find ourselves in. CLICK HERE TO REVEAL YOUR INNER RADIANCE + START MEDITATING  Sending you so much love + light today and everyday Claire x Read more

Claire Obeid

Hello there, I’m Claire

What am I about? Oh-so-much. A soul-centered and heart-driven life. Inside-out wellness. Shadow work (from the darkness comes the light!) Truth-seeking. Leaning into the joy of life.

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