I know that we all have busy lives and so logically we will often not bother to chat to or make friends with people in a situation that doesn’t obviously make sense. But if you are open to it, there are sometimes magical things that will come out of it. For example, you might really get on well with a Mum when waiting at the school gates, but her child isn’t in the same class, or you find out that someone is moving, so it seems wasteful to spend time on them. I’m going to tell you a story about how sometimes just following your heart can really work out.
Many years ago (must be about 10), in my very ‘new age’ stage, I attended an ‘animal communication’ course by Amelia Kincade. I was a Reiki Master (a type of simple hands on healing), and really fancied concentrating on animals. However, I quickly discovered that it was not my forte! I think that the most exciting thing I managed to ‘hear’ was something about a blue bowl. I met some lovely people and one of them mistakenly emailed me afterwards thinking I was a different Lisa. So we kept in touch on and off over the years, and I think I wrote something for her when she set up a newspaper in London, even though we actually had no idea what we each looked like as it had initially been a case of mistaken identity. In the meantime I’d gone on to study with my mentor Dr John Demartini, who helped me to combine my tree hugging side with the computer programmer scientific side. At his first ever UK event in 2007 I heard there was a Francesca helping out with the promotion and so I wandered up and introduced myself to her, and from there a lovely friendship blossomed.
Francesca and I continued to ‘break the rules’. So when she started up a networking event for key members of a new online community, she invited me, even though that meant bringing my toddler with me. There we all were, seriously discussing missions and all sorts of other blah blah stuff, with curly headed boy joining in and wandering in between everybody’s legs. He called Francesca ‘sparkly lady’ because she always wore sparkly clothes or a sparkly necklace, and fell in love with her brother-in-law who has the same rock star red curly shoulder length hair and showed him how to play his guitar.
I get 15 minutes some mornings to make phone calls enroute back from the school run as Little Dimples stays at home with the little irish granny I have adopted, so a couple of weeks ago I put a pile of names in my favourite’s list as a treat to call and Francesca was at the top of my list. So, we’re catching up about everything we are doing, and she mentions that she has just started co-hosting an internet radio show on Wednesday’s which is all about ‘Creating our own reality’, and within minutes I was invited on.
So yesterday morning, a chance meeting on a very new agey course had me doing my very first ever radio interview. I was pretty scared, but apparently I sound really calm. Must have been Carl’s meditation that I was listening too as I was having problems with logging on that kept me calm! I really recommend their show, as Carl and Francesca are not your typical new agers, and they have great ideas to share with a huge dose of sense of humour.
Here’s the URL if you fancy listening to my show: BarefootBroadcaster. I talked about all sorts of things, and they’ve asked me back, so I’m really chuffed. They particularly wanted to focus on how we ‘create our own reality’, and we’re keen to hear how I’d gone from being told I was ‘barren’ at 19, to having 2 kids at 41. So we chatted about that, and about not pushing to achieve your goals, but using a more intuitive or heart led approach. Carl was also really interested in the fact that I do baby signing with the kids, which reminded me that I really must blog about that soon, as Little Dimples has just started the classes and is loving it. We finished off on something that I am very passionate about, which is how as parents we can help our kids to know who they are from the start, rather than have to wait until they are 30, 40 or 50 to have a clue.
So, don’t get all freaky about keeping in touch with everyone you ever meet. But remember that sometimes it’s worth it, because there are special people out there who don’t quite ‘fit with the plan’ or logic of life, but we feel drawn to them. I’ve seen lots of mums in the mornings (me too sometimes), not even noticing that there are Mums in different classes. In fact, they are so unaware, they walk through Curly Headed Boy’s line as the kids are walking into the class room. It won’t do the kids any harm to keep looking out of the box and noticing other kids in the play ground, so there’s always space for us to do the same.
Right, off to write a post for next week, as it’s half term, so I wont get time then.