Day two at the log cabins (on my family and friends get-a-away) and I truly feel like I’m in Yogi Bear country.
The Kookaburras are laughing and gaggling (which is a sound I truly love, as it feels like they are the voice saying ‘lighten up’ and ‘have a laugh’).
The rain is falling and first I think ‘bummer, what are we going to do?’ seeing the rain as a negative. Then I hear my inner wiser voice saying ‘embrace this rain fall, as it is a time for cleansing to wash away something’. So I ask myself this question; ‘what is it that I need to cleanse?’
Two Kookaburras come closer and start to laugh again really loud. Shhh I think, as they might wake the kids and ruin my peace. I begin to watch them, getting my nature on! It’s really interesting watching the Kookaburras. They both take it in turns singing/laughing, each one getting louder and louder with each turn. Then they stop; silence…Then another little bird starts singing; I suppose getting in while it has the chance! Then they start again and as I sit listening I ask myself what is the message/gift that I am meant to be receiving from them? The rain begins to ease as the trees start dancing in the wind. It’s as though it’s a new day and a new beginning and then ‘Bang POW Crash’…The exact message I am to receive comes to me.
“Don’t worry about what happened yesterday, what you did, what you said, even what you wore. It’s history. Enjoy the present moment and choose to be in it.”
Today, as I sit here writing this article, I’m in the same stylish outfit I was in yesterday morning; Pj’s, Ugg boots and my gorgeous knit. Yet I feel somewhat different. I feel freer with myself. Why and how is this? I ponder; do clothes and our exterior really make a difference to our inner being?
Well whilst I believe it’s a bit of both, I also believe that in today’s society we care too much about our ‘outer’, the way we think people will perceive us through our styling and clothes. As a stylist I like to work with clients on balancing both.
It’s important that your exterior and interior are aligned, that the YOU you present is the YOU you feel. Clothes are a vehicle, and a great one at that, to create a mood, a perception and feeling. Clothes and outfits can put us in a state and have us be someone to the world. However, we also have to look at our body/vehicle on the inside. We need to make sure we fill it with the right fuel, to maintain it, to love it, dints, paint chips and all. In order to make a difference and to be the woman we want to be in the world, it’s important to find the balance.