Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Turning a corner

Hello my friends

As you've probably guessed by now, a lot of things have been happening in my life.

I have grown in so many ways, and have turned a new corner in my search for infinite bliss.

So I have decided to create a new blog to witness and honour this part of my journey.

If you'd like to keep me company along the way visit http://michellechant.wordpress.com/ and leave me a message.

With much love and many blissings,

Life, the universe and everything else that fits into the kitchen sink

Wow, its been such a long, long time since I visited here.

Its been such a busy year ... getting Chakradance off the ground and starting a new job ... my life has been one big whirlwind. Suffice to say I'm a little on the exhausted side.

I'm off sick at the moment ... I thought I just had bronchitis, but in fact I have tracheitis, which is no fun, and apparently very contagious - joy!

But let me tell you about me year so far.

I started teaching Chakradance at the beginning of this year. I've now completed 2 nine week cycles and two three hour workshops, and I'm getting wonderful feedback. I love this type of work, its so fulfilling to assist people on such an amazing journey! I feel as though I'm growing ...

I was supposed to start teaching another class last night, however I postponed due to the fact that I didn't think the class would appreciate a practioner that was 'barking like a dog' ... what a way to meditate!

In March I started working with the Treasury, and I can't tell you how much I'm enjoying the work and the people. I'm growing professionally which wasn't happening for the past two years.

Oh, and I've met a guy ... quite cute really. I met him at an open day for the college (where I teach). He's asked me out, but of course I've been ill and have been unable to go, however he calls me every day to check on me and see how I am. Its really nice to have met someone like that.

So, that's been my world so far this year. What have you been up to?

Thursday, 8 May 2008

Hi honey ... I'm home!!

Phew ... what a year it has been so far. Thanks to all of you who have left or sent me messages ... I've missed you too.

Words can't describe how I've missed hanging out here with you all -- travelling all over the world every night to visit each and everyone of you. How I've missed you!

There's been so much going on for me in my little part of the world -- where do I begin?

A couple of months ago, I was offered a new job which I accepted. And boy has it been a whirlwind!

Now I have to say that I like this place ... the people are really nice ... normal even ... which makes a nice change. I didn't realise just how toxic my old work environment was until I left it behind.

That said, its taken me out of my comfort zone, and challenged me. Here I'm not everyone's 'go-to girl' with a solution for every problem. In this place I'm the chick who's trying to get her head around a highly technical project and a diverse range of stakeholders.

It freaked me out for a little while, wondering what on earth had I walked into. For a while there I didn't feel terribly intelligent, in fact I felt so far out of my depth that that nasty, little voice started to creep back into my head to tell me what a fool I am.

Surprisingly, this time I was prepared, and knew how to deal with that old foe. I must admit though, that it helped I had landed in a supportive and nurturing environment. Of course after seven years of working in the same job, I was going to feel like a fish out of water walking into a new one. And, after getting to know my new colleagues, I realised I wasn't the only one feeling this way.

I'm now getting up to speed, and am glad to report that I am winning the respect of my colleagues. And, probably more important for me, is that I'm making some wonderful friendships!

Speaking of new friendships, I have some beautiful ones blossoming over at Om Shanti College as well, where I'm teaching Chakradance.

Yes, I started teaching Chakradance this year, and feel truly blessed.

I had seven participants during the first term, with 12 attending my three-hour workshop. This term I'm over the moon with 10 participants for my nine week course! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!

The experiences we've shared as a group are incredible. And I'm growing, oh how I'm growing!!

With my mind being stretched, and my spirit dancing, I've needed to do something for my body. So I've taken up pilates, and boy am I loving that!

Oh, and I've started to redesign my website ... Its still a work in progress, so its not at home on its own url yet, however it is live ... why don't you check it out and let me know what you think? http://goddessfire.wordpress.com

So now you know why I've been so quiet ... life has been quite the whirlwind!


Sunday, 27 April 2008

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Monday, 14 April 2008

Modern Goddess Affirmations ~ Video 3

Here's the Modern Goddess' third video in her series of Affirmation Videos. Don't forget to check out the series of journaling articles at Rainbow Dreams!

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Awakening the Chakras | 9 week cycle


A journey into Self, using creative visualisation, music and dance, this 9-week cycle is designed to help participants to explore, experience and balance their own chakras, and is more indepth than the 8 week cycle.
It starts with an introductory overview, and goes on to focus on the seven major chakras in turn (one per week) before culminating in an integration session.
Although music and dance form the primary focus, sessions also include sensing, working with elements and colours, guided visualisations and short meditations.
This class runs for 2 hours, 1 night per week, over 9 weeks.
From: Monday 28th April
Time: 6.30 - 8.30pm
Where: Om Shanti College, Griffith Shops
Cost: $250 ($225 if booked and paid before 14 April)
For more information email Michelle.

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Modern Goddess Affirmations ~ Video 2

Here's the Modern Goddess' second video in her series of Affirmation Videos. Don't forget to check out the series of journaling articles at Rainbow Dreams!