Corbiere lighthouse in Jersey on a sunny day. Photo quote: lighthouses don't go running all over an island looking for boats to save, they just stand there shining.

Shine Bright, it’s your birthright

“LIGHTHOUSES DON’T GO RUNNING ALL OVER AN ISLAND LOOKING FOR BOATS TO SAVE, THEY JUST STAND THERE SHINING.” – Anne Lamott
 
This is Corbiere Lighthouse in Jersey, Channel Islands. It’s an incredibly popular tourist spot and the site of hundreds of thousands of sunset photos every single year.
 
I’m incredibly lucky to live less than 5 minutes drive away from this beautiful sight and frequently find myself driving here to appreciate nature and to reconnect with the Earth and feel more grounded.
 
As I was creating this graphic and quote this morning, a thought occurred to me.
 
At high tide, Corbiere lighthouse is completely cut off from the mainland. At low tide (as you can see in the picture), there’s a causeway to walk down to get closer to this shining beacon.
 
Life, and in particular running a heart-centred business, flows in a similar way to the tide. There will be highs and lows. Energy flowing in and energy flowing out. Money, love, clients and relationships will come, and they will go.
 
But just like the never ending tides, we too have the ability to continue even when times are hard; when we’re seriously contemplating chucking it all in and getting a job, selling the house or ending a perfectly good relationship.
 
When we feel ‘cut off’ from the world, from friends, from loved ones, from our kids or from society, we too have the innate nature to reconnect. We just have to tune in to our inner wisdom, and trust.
 
When was the last time you tuned into your inner wisdom, trusted in the power of your own guidance system and moved forward with grace and gratitude?

Here’s my Soulful Strategy #1

  Take some time today to reconnect with nature.

Whether it’s driving to a beautiful spot to admire the view (from outside of the car of course!), to walking in your own garden in bare feet, listening to the sound of the waves or watching the bees pollinating flowers and plants. To get a true sense of connection, tune in to everything around you. Use ALL your senses; take some time to think about everything you see, smell, taste, touch and hear. (I love touching plants – like soft, feathery fennel leaves growing along country lanes or making daisy chains with the kids)

Lorraine xx
Lighthouses don't go running all over an island looking for boats to save, they just stand there

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