come for a run with me

blog_sevenMy morning run out to my bush rock is always a bit of a ‘think tank’. I run through all the crap in my mind and then decide to leave it all behind and concentrate on my breathing and the air on my face. When I reach this place of ‘surrender’, that’s when the good stuff happens.

I was reflecting on the fact that every fairy tale ever told has an end to ‘innocence’. There is always a point where the hero or heroine realises, as Angelina Jolie portraying Maleficent in her latest movie put it so well, ‘there is evil in this world’.

There it is, the end of innocence. At some point along the way, everybody learns that the world has two components – good and evil. More importantly, you have both good and evil within you, as does everybody else with an ego. The question is ‘Which tiger do you feed?’ The evil tiger in your mind or the good tiger in your heart? My answer has always been this…

Feed both! A hungry animal is an aggressive animal. Feed it by acknowledging it, being aware of it, and giving it the necessary attention it needs to be valued. Then, indulge your good tiger and feed it well. A full heart is a loving heart. A happy heart does good in this world and crushes evil with the ability to express light and purity.

Yes it’s true. All of this goes through my mind as my feet pound the track and I allow myself to be human. Feed your tigers today – both of them.

Noni Boon

black butterfly beauty

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On my run this morning, I was wing punched in the face by a large black butterfly. Because I have a unique language with the universe that I call a ‘symbologue’, meaning that the universe communicates with me through signs and symbols, I decided to pay attention and investigate what the ‘message’ could mean.

There is a Native American legend that says, “If anyone desires a wish to come true, they must first capture a butterfly and whisper their wish to it. Since the butterfly can make no sound, the butterfly cannot reveal the wish to anyone except the Great Spirit who hears and sees all. In gratitude for giving the beautiful butterfly its freedom, the Great Spirit always grants the wish. So, according to legend, by making a wish and giving the butterfly its freedom, the wish will be taken to the heavens and granted.”

A butterfly symbolises new life; and particularly a ‘black’ butterfly, symbolises a new stronger life after a period of transformation. At the time of being hit in the face, I was thinking about the strong call I hear to help others and share a message of strength and personal empowerment. Like all journeys, there have been bumps in the road, however all is coming to fruition now and I am seeing the end result. The transformation has begun.

The butterfly is a reminder to make changes when opportunity arises and I have made some dramatic changes in my life. The butterfly has been used in many religions and cultures to represent freedom, fun, and joyous times. The butterfly symbolises a state of naturalness and purity. I like this symbol because my connection to nature is intense. The butterfly is also a symbol of spirits and souls. For this, I am deeply grateful for each and every person I have the privilege of connecting with. If you are reading this then that means you.

I wish you freedom, fun, and joyous times. May you transform into the strongest version of yourself and connect with nature and purity. May you meet the greatest spirits and souls and change for the better whenever opportunity arises. In some cultures the butterfly brings luck. I wish you copious amounts of luck.

The next time you see a butterfly, make a wish. Perhaps my black butterfly will cross your path before it transforms again and becomes even more magnificent.

Noni Boon.

Success and Abundance

pic_twoThe more I venture through this life, I discover and master the rules and laws that regulate manifestation. The one I have struggled with most is ‘surrender’. Having the athlete archetype as part of my make up, I know about the importance of effort. Lately though, I have found myself misinterpreting effort as the need to control. How do I put effort into something and not control it? When I put effort into running, I control my muscles and my mind; my brain tells my legs to put one foot in front of the other. One thing I don’t have to control is my breathing. This happens involuntarily. I associate my breath with life; it feeds into the chi that flows through me. The same is true for other projects or endeavours. There is a part I can control and a part that happens all by itself, an involuntary part that takes care of itself and breathes life into my effort.

The endeavours I have reaped the most success from are the ones I have put the required amount of effort into, without faltering, and then stepped back and allowed the universe to do its part. If I continue to hang on and form some neediness around the outcome, it all falls into a stagnant void. Nothing happens and then I find myself feeling anxious. Once the effort part is done, I now surrender it over and trust that it will all unfold. While time passes, I focus my attention on the next thing, knowing that all is well. It is when I have truly disconnected from all expectation and yearning that a perfect result shows up. It is solely through the surrender that the success and abundance flows in. The surrender opens up a channel for the universe to act. The universe does not seem to respond to demands or begging. The universe appears to need space to act. Neediness and pressing repels the forces of manifestation. It creates a block that puts the outcome on hold.

All abundances comes through when I bring my mind into present time and simply flow with gratitude. When I am happy with what I have in my life and require nothing else to ‘make’ me happy, that is when I am showered with abundance. If I am constantly checking my emails, waiting for a response or an answer, it stubbornly refuses to show up. The longer it takes to show up, the more anxious I become until finally, I surrender. I get to that place where the controlling exhausts me and I snap back into the knowing that it really doesn’t matter. I don’t really ‘need’ it. I am the same person with or without it. It does not define me and it is not going to be the deciding factor in whether or not my life is ok. This is the best place to be. This is the place where things really start to shift and fire up. Emails come in, the phone rings and all flow is restored. From now on, I am letting go before I even take hold. Working with and not against the universe and its God is the surest path to success and abundance.