Interesting topic for the first one of 2022.
How has your year started? Mine started with Garrett and I getting Covid from wonderful socialising on New Years Eve. It was an interesting experience and on reflection we are both quite glad to have experienced a mild case. Fortunately for both of us we recovered after a week with Garrett only experiencing tiredness. And as we were on the farm, we didn’t spread it any further. And no, it didn’t get me thinking about the subject of this blog lol.
Whilst I have never had any fear of the lurgy the whole way through this pandemic, I’ve always said we have to live our lives because none of us are ultimately getting out alive. And in any case, our souls have already decided when it’s time to go to the next realm, so let’s get on with life and living our most abundant experience ever.
Which leads me on to the subject of this blog. I recently read an interesting piece written by Australian palliative care nurse Bronnie Ware, titled the top 5 regrets of the dying. Which according to her experiences are:
- I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
“This was the most common regret of all. When people realise that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people had not honoured even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made. Health brings a freedom very few realise, until they no longer have it.”
- I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.
“This came from every male patient that I nursed. They missed their children’s youth and their partner’s companionship. Women also spoke of this regret, but as most were from an older generation, many of the female patients had not been breadwinners. All of the men I nursed deeply regretted spending so much of their lives on the treadmill of a work existence.”
- I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
“Many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with others. As a result, they settled for a mediocre existence and never became who they were truly capable of becoming. Many developed illnesses relating to the bitterness and resentment they carried as a result.”
- I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
“Often they would not truly realise the full benefits of old friends until their dying weeks and it was not always possible to track them down. Many had become so caught up in their own lives that they had let golden friendships slip by over the years. There were many deep regrets about not giving friendships the time and effort that they deserved. Everyone misses their friends when they are dying.”
- I wish that I had let myself be happier.
“This is a surprisingly common one. Many did not realise until the end that happiness is a choice. They had stayed stuck in old patterns and habits. The so-called ‘comfort’ of familiarity overflowed into their emotions, as well as their physical lives. Fear of change had them pretending to others, and to their selves, that they were content, when deep within, they longed to laugh properly and have silliness in their life again.”
Do you have any regrets?
Do you have any relationships to clean up, and what will you set out to achieve or change before you transition?
I would also add in, what are you leaving behind? What will your legacy be?
This has been a big topic of conversation lately with some of my clients, particularly those who are already pretty successful.
I’ve been asking them. “What is it all for? What are you leaving behind? What is your big why?”
What would you love to create so that when you are ready to take your last breath, so you know that you have experienced what you truly came here for?
Get curious about this, because once you tap into this and you really hold firm with it you are really ready to amp up your creativity and your abundance.
Remember we came here to experience the richness of life, heaven on earth, all we have to do is choose it and it starts simply with appreciation of the magnificence that’s always there. Look out the window look at the trees, the plants the abundance of life, when you think about it, it’s truly incredible that we get to live on this earth, and it’s all here 24/7 when we stop and become present.
This brings me back to Garrett, its been so wonderful to witness him completely in his joy, one of his legacy missions has always been to regenerate land with native trees. He has just started on this project initially planting out 200 plus natives on our land, it gives him such joy to know that these trees will carry on long after he departs.
For those of you who have enjoyed the group meditations I am resuming them Saturday 12th February 9:30am Sydney/Melbourne time. The theme of our first one for the year, we explore creating from your Sovereign Circle.
This is your energetic field that surrounds you fully in your power and abundance. It’s going to be fun and a very powerful experience. If you are not on the meditation email list, just email us here.
See you soon.