Finding Purpose in Every Experience

Finding Purpose in Every Experience

By Alexandra Browne-Hill

I love being in my 50’s. Contemplating my life experiences, I clearly see the crossroads, the challenges and opportunities for growth that landed in my path. I like myself more these days with the passing of time and gaining of wisdom. I own my joys with uncomplicated freedom because they stand out from the crowd of normal life complexity. It has been quite a ride! For as long as I can remember, I have wondered about The Meaning of Life! There are times when I see myself as a nutty Brian in a life of misadventure while trying to figure out why we all do what we do. There is an oddness in happily accepting all other oddness. Yet it feels right and loving. I had struggled with the concepts of fitting neatly into society’s boxes.

Later in life, I would be grateful for growing up in a military family of constant change along with guidance from my gentle mother, a teacher, bringing out the best of me in both survival and compassion. As it turned out, I would need both. A decision to become a nurse made at 7 years with a deep knowing, heralded my healer’s career with volunteering in hospitals at 14. This led to old school Nurse training providing me with my own Dragon-Matron and a rock solid sense of duty. Additionally, life traumas surrounded me on every level every day. What a grand platform for learning about life.  My career warmed me and besieged me all at once.

For me there is a reason for everything and study suggests we plan our own life journey with inbuilt crossroads. Those very moments in my Blueprint arrived with a load of loss and trauma for me to taste test. With the deaths of several close family members at once, my scramble began. My moment of greatest adversity arrived with the sudden and additional death of my teenage son. I was catapulted into choosing the way that I was to deal with this trauma.

Amazingly, my son Kieran had informed us at 6 years old that he would not see his adult years. HE KNEW! He asked me specifically not to cry for him when he left. How did he know that? I started my study right there outside of society’s boxes. I began a path of investigating spirituality.

When I struggle to bring things together in my head, I choose to go back to basics. I seek Native American Indian ways because of its simplicity but any indigenous culture will share the basics. Thank Mother Earth for provision and Father Sky for connection. Respect all life forms and seek gratitude. I take each life problem and fit it into this basic form to make my decisions. Sitting within this space opened untapped intuitive skills. I studied hard and learnt to improve my compassion along with my intuitive understanding. I committed to learning about a loving Universe and its secrets, uncovering a peacefulness in myself.

As my connection to a Supportive Universe increased, Kieran guided me. I began to see purpose in every experience. Travelling, studying the cosmos with indigenous cultures and learning shamanism helped me create a healing business.  I facilitate, write and share what Spirit tell me. I am grateful for my life events which directed my lessons. I no longer have expectations of the world.   We are in the process of Cosmic Evolution because we long for compassion. Therefore the Universe will provide it.  Love is the precursor for all healing and gratitude creates humility. This is where magic happens. Happy Valentine’s to you.

 

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Around the Kitchen Island

By Alexandra Browne-Hill

There was a time when my children would gather at the table for our meals and discussions. There was a scrabble of seat grabbing before waiting for each other to eat. I remember creating a contract of behaviour with one of my teenagers at a wayward stage and we successfully negotiated more acceptable outcomes around the same table.

Do you recall the family meals around the dining room table where mashed potato sat creamily in a presentation bowl and a pile of chicken legs steamed their delightful smells? If you are old enough you may remember Grandma in her apron calling out a ready dinner with demands to wash hands before sitting together to eat. For many of us it was a time to say Grace before eating to give thanks for our food.

While the enjoyment was about plates of nutritious farm bought food, homemade jams and breads, the focus was on catching up on each other’s news. We shared daily information and talked about our lives. We listened to the dilemmas and joys of each other, understanding each family member that much better. Advice was given, rules imparted, manners learnt, support offered, debriefing and various arguments experienced. It was a time of teasing with humour tossed around. In short, a full community gathering around the family table was nourishment for the soul, mind and the body in a package deal.

These were simple things with exponential benefits which I tried to continue but which eased away into the past as society changed. My husband’s car accident which left him long-term in a lounge chair did not help. We shifted our meals onto our laps to keep him company. Noticeably the television gradually took over and the family magic was broken.

As it happened, it was another disaster which reversed the disconnection between us. Our house endured a major flood and the entire building required renovation. Despite the trauma of the long clean up and repair, the gift was in the new kitchen. It came with a huge kitchen island.

Our guests and family seem to drift into the kitchen and take a stool around the island bench. With its concrete urban look in our fresh expansive space, I found the community gathering once again. With the arrival of Christmas, came family from far away. I took a moment with tears filling my eyes, to observe the extended family all busy dicing, stirring, baking and generally filling the kitchen with creation.  The chatter, laughter, and sticky fingers had filled my house and with it a new type of Kitchen Table evolution. Only this time around, it was even better. Where once the matriarchal Cook had been the centre of food creativity, now everyone was involved in making culinary dishes or beautifying the surrounds with attractive glassware and serviettes. Once again my heart swelled happily with the togetherness and this time the work was shared. With equal importance we gathered as we do, around the family kitchen island.

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The Truth of Miracles

By Alexandra Browne-Hill.

I love to ponder. Thinking and imagining give me expanse in which to dream, create and manifest. It is exciting to begin a creation with an idea and see it blossom with opportunity into ones dream. My steps into spiritualism began right away at birth and many times in my life I have recognised my evidence of out worldly and energetic assistance.. However, I have been ever practical and realistic also and therefore it has been equally persistent of me to question every event while I search for its truth.

At our lowest ebb in the journey of life, we reach for hope. We lift our arms in prayer and really test our level of faith in something grander and more magnificent than our human existence. Many people mention bowing their head and seriously asking for help. At some level we believe in a merciful energy that can assist us with our different requirements.

When our miracles actually appear, we are amazed at the beautiful magic that has been created before us. We clap, we sing and we dance with our eyes heavenward and so we should! Life is more than drudgery and hardship. It is more than lessons and tragedy. It is the discovery that there is a world beyond our daily awareness and one we intuitively reach for in both our times of trouble and time of joy. We cannot help but hope for miracles. Yet we have a society created fear of them and wonder if they could possibly to be true.

Are we aware that the Truth and a Miracle are one and the same? Do we know that many generations of religious dogma, political ambition and power control have blocked our view of a miracle? What if a wonderful synchronistic event is the result of your ability to manifest a loving outcome because you are more powerful than you think?

The strongest lessons of our life journey are all based around our intuitive knowledge that there is more and our Souls need it. We are a part of something important and that something can provide our answers. When we are aware there is a power within us that can create answers for us and we seek the connection, the miracles begin. There is a reaction to every action. When we send an energy of thought off into the ether then it is this that returns to us in some way. The more positive the thought, the better the gift. When we add strength of prayer and intention behind it then this manifests the power of miracle. This is a simple truth, once hidden and now revealed.

There can be no love without hate, no forgiveness without anger, no faith without doubt. It is good to seek and discover the Miracle of Truth is that the Truth IS the Miracle. Happy 2018.

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January Article in Luminous Wisdom, Sophia published by Sibella Publications.

C’mon Woman Get Up! By Alexandra Browne-Hill

Nothing gives a buzz like new plans and a change of direction. We shoot along with excitement and an obsessive search for adventure knowing it is fun seeking aims and plans with one eye on the future.  However sometimes it can be a juggle between that very future and the present. The idea of “taking it easy” can feel frustrating!

My major challenge as a self-confessed restless soul, is accepting Universal hints of needing patience and synchronicity. As always, an eye-opening event occurred creating limitations in my way of life and, most certainly in my thinking. Things suddenly became slower. And I might say, more annoying in its slowness. When finally, a health diagnosis arrived that was a carbon copy of other family members and I was informed that I simply could not move forward until my situation was stabilised, my heart sank. All the way to the bottom of the pond. My body was begging me to listen to it. I thought that feeding my body with nutritional food, exercising and cutting back on my work a bit would be the answer. However I was not really listening. The signs were in front of me for a long time and yet I pursued the thought that my body was not holding up its end of the bargain. When I was weary, I would harass it. Daily I pushed myself to exercise and improve my diet.  All very lovely except that I began to feel worse.

As at last, I considered my body and acknowledged how much effort it had undergone to keep me working to the level I demanded of it, I could see the battle I had propelled myself into. I had prodded my body through weariness to keep going in my daily life without real useful rest in order to fulfil my Soul Purpose. Yet there was nothing about this behaviour that was beneficial to myself or anyone else. Not once had I thanked my body for all the effort. It was time to forgive myself for the thoughtless push.

My body had faithfully attempted everything that I had demanded of it and more. With this painfully slow new wisdom, I thanked myself for my achievements. In future, I will continue to move forward and aim for things of interest and motivation. Except now, I will adapt when my body suggests it and gently negotiate in a companionable togetherness of vessel and will. We are at last working together.

A simple fact began to make its point. There is nowhere to hide when it comes to our health and there is no room to disrespect our battle weary bodies. We can become very good at pushing along with an overzealous self-encouragement yet we each go through a lot as a Soul in a Body. Each individual trial throughout life adds up to highlight how hard our remarkable forms try to make us proud. Is it time for you to gift yourself more gentle acknowledgment?

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That Old “Should” Chestnut!

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Enjoy this October Article by Alexandra Browne-Hill in Luminous Wisdom Sophia, Sibella Publications.

Awareness and Reflection is Power 

That Old “Should” Chestnut!

We cry for the different child all alone. Someone would have loved her. We cry for the elderly man bashed in his nursing home. He simply wanted a hug. We cry for the wee boy in the supermarket who only wanted to help his mother but was smacked for getting in her way. She could have taught him how to choose nice apples to bag for her. There are many things in our lives that make our heart squeeze with sadness and frustration. I think about the realities of today’s world with the incessant demands on times, responsibility, energy, finances and expected tasks. Life is stressful, full of seemingly nonsensical rules and consequent anger on all manner of frustrations. Humanity longs with deep soul ache for a calmer, more loving and passionate life.

How did we wind up as a population of Hurters I wonder? To answer this I travel through time together with my love of history and compassion. Centuries of political, religious, social and cultural rule wind their way down into our present bringing with it multiple layers of expectations. This creates subtle behaviour that does not make sense yet drives our beliefs, emotions and actions.  We inherit beliefs and behaviours and the “should” we are familiar with dictate bad behaviour from fear and limited thinking. We are where we are because that is what we know. When we are fearful of our outcomes we continue to lash out. With beautiful Buddha in mind, there are only two basic emotions in humankind. Love and Fear rule the roost. All other emotions of anger, frustration, anxiety, jealousy and more, all wiggle into the corridor of fear and create angst.

Why then don’t we use our natural heart-based thinking more often? Although we struggle working out the space between our hearts and our heads, people seem kinder when they see opportunity to help another.  Imagine a world where we recognise the value of another and we don’t even try to control or negate them in any way. It is very possible and very probable that each person can achieve heart-based outcomes simply and efficiently by recognising their ‘should’ and replacing it with compassion.

Energy is made of minute particles. Positive particles developed from uplifting thought is lighter than negativity meaning we can change the dynamics of events.  When one person sends a loving atom in the form of support and caring, it gathers with other high frequency atoms which gain momentum and create wonderful vibrations of nurturing. When an entire group get together, our love antennae can become delightfully expansive with positive and supportive vibes. We become sensitive towards each other and more tolerant. With love being a much lighter, enjoyable and peaceful vibration, our lives become gentler.

We are all in this Universe together and by slowing our rushed, grumpy tendencies we are offered a Pathway to our best selves. What if we all practiced sending positive thought forms to all situations? Just imagine!

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The Musical Notes of Humour

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By Alexandra Browne-Hill

We often hear the saying that laughter is good medicine. How true that feels. My favourite sound in all the world is the giggling of children. Laughter has the frequency of lightness and a ring of hope to it. I have often used humour to gauge where I am sitting on my own emotion barometer. Shooting out unexpected witticisms sprinkled with giggles and particularly to people I don’t know often results in special moments of connection. Yes, there are a load of painful issues all around us that require awareness and tact or sensitivity and gentleness but there is also a lot going on that could be celebrated with a hearty blast of laughter.

I bring this up because my main interactions seem to be based on humour. Even in dark times our family has resorted to black humour but nonetheless it is very definitely humour. It has been interesting for me to notice that Spirit love to laugh and spend a lot of time feeling amused at our human behaviour. My experience indicates that the Lighter and Ethereal Beings just love to laugh. There are times in life when humour is simply not available and life is deeply serious but very often there are more opportunities available to smile and be uplifted than what we think there are.

Last year I had been unwell with dizzy spells and had actually fainted at the wheel of my car. This led to my anxiety when driving on freeways and I questioned my safety along with those around me. One day I set off down the four lane freeway feeling a little dizzy and began to fret. Even although I am not a natural worrier, I admit to great discomfort and fear on this occasion. So I talked to the Universe out loud and implored them to help me to maintain the security of all. In desperation I prayed “please keep everyone around me safe and watch over me,” I begged.

Before I had completed my sentence, my attention was grabbed by a large truck I had not seen in the rear view mirror of my car as it moved up alongside me. Mid way through my appeal, I turned and watched in slow motion, flabbergasted, to see huge red words written on the side of the truck. It read “Your Safety is Our Business”! The truck hesitated and moved off into the distance.  Instinctively, it felt an obvious response to my worries and I burst out in laughter and chuckled my way down the freeway to my destination without further ado. I did not see the truck creep up on me nor did I see the truck leave the area.

There are moments in our lives where we can gather up strength, courage, hope and faith by seeking out the treasures in our experiences. Sifting through the heaviness of life drudgery can be worthwhile by seeking a hearty laugh. I cannot help but smile at the synchronicity of life!

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Guiding Children With Down Time

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Article in Themes Choices Magazine Aug 2018  Photography by Caroline Flake Photography.

By Alexandra Browne-Hill, Naturally Vibrant Healing.

Offering : Restful soothing Reiki therapy to assist with chronic illness, stress relief, rebalancing. Holistic Counselling – with safe, supportive engagement of your Soul requirements to find contentment that is right for you in order to resolve trauma, life damage, fear or stress. For adults and children. Spiritual mentoring to assist you to follow the path your heart feels is best for you. Workshops and classes for Caregivers, Pre-teens, Debrief Trauma, Intuitive Care, Serious Illness/ Palliative care.

Walking beside our children while they grow and experience life adventures can be exhilarating and enjoyable. Most times we all grow in many ways as a family unit. Sometimes however, it feels more like a mountainous hike with the challenges of guiding our family through schooling, educative processes and a rather tumultuous society full of expectations. We try to navigate through shift work versus school hours, wholesome meals versus fast snacks, financial burden versus missing out. Let’s face it, as much as we love our families, negotiating our life path is fast, over busy, and exhausting with an ever decreasing focus on quiet time. There is a huge BUT right there! But we need down time…and lots more of it! How will we find time to nourish our bodies, our minds and most importantly, our Souls so that we can feel healthy and balanced if we do not take a reflective, peace filled time? When can we encourage our children with the much needed hope and faith that life can be wonderful and creative, with the knowledge that anything can be solved IF we don’t stop and share this information with them? Our children, our youths and our young people are propelled along at a high rate of knots, reaching burn out very early with a resultant lack of confidence and ability to connect with their own wisdom – an ancient wisdom tucked away in their highly intelligent heads and very underused. There has been no time and no guidance to show them how. Simultaneously, we have become a society of stressed, weary, chronically ill and frustrated adults. We try very hard to give our children experiences and technical equipment. Yet, we are too burnt out to actually connect with our kids while we concern ourselves with longer hours, paying bills, reaching ever more for a better home or car…ouch. It is all very unproductive in the long run when we begin to see the results of our children turning to the wrong “friends”, not being able to problem solve their issues or in fact even share their issues and sadly to take their frustration out on each other in a growing bullying culture.

Whether you are a parent, a child, a teen, a teacher, a carer, or anyone who cares about life matters, we all require a connection within ourselves to know who we are and to listen to our own deeper wisdom. We intuitively understand right from wrong and what we need as individuals, even more so when we are younger before society moves that skill out of our reach. At birth we are intuitively smart and just KNOW things. We all feel when something is not functioning well for us. This sense of things not sitting well within us gives us indicators that we might consider change, or be a precursor to depression if not addressed or even be old trauma that makes it difficult to stop and listen in to our own wise words. This is life and things occur for us to learn life lessons. That does not mean that we are alone. Far from it.

Being a part of a supportive, loving and encouraging community has proven to reward us with wonderful creative outcomes and a sense of accomplishment with increasing healthy self-esteem.  We can strive for more with compassion and hope, understanding ourselves more clearly and focusing more on ourselves as opposed to focussing on whatever the rest of the world is doing. We can discover strategies and tools for navigating our lives with more kindness, effectiveness and understanding. Collecting skills for balancing your life and creating healthy boundaries is important. Learning how to communicate with proficiency helps enormously. Using your natural given intuition and expanding it to hear your own answers clearly and compassionately is half the answer. The other half is finding time to be reflecting on your own requirements. Children do require plenty of down time in order to explore their thoughts, new ideas and get a break from society.

As a registered nurse, midwife and parent, I am passionate about supporting you to discover a more compassionate, peaceful life journey which you can share with your family and friends. This can often mean healing yourself from life events, stresses, trauma or illness before you can go any further. Over the years of nursing, spiritual studies and travel to other cultures, I have packaged up practical methods of restoring ourselves back to a healthy condition emotionally, physically and deep in our Soul. Using a blend of western medical skills, Buddhist philosophy, ancient indigenous wisdom and experience as a nurse and counsellor, I am committed to supporting anyone seeking to improve their health. I offer hard earned tools and strategies for Self- Healing with the natural and beautiful insights you can benefit from with your own intuition and guidance within a safe and supported space.

All individuals, regardless of age, have something unique and wonderful to offer the world. We can do this by connecting with that ancient part of ourselves which already knows our own answers. My aim is to support you to achieve this goal. I am committed to helping you plan your physical, mental, emotional and soul needs in healthy, natural and practical ways.  What I can offer you and anyone in your family is a safe space in which to step out of the world for a while and enjoy a soothing, peaceful Reiki Session. This is described by many as a massage of the soul and is used in hospitals around the world today for a sense of peace and self-connection. Holistic Counselling, also available, is focused on your uniqueness together with processes that are adapted for your needs which allow you to develop your inner strengths and find answers that feel right for you whatever age you are. There are processes such as sand play and drawing therapy for children to enjoy and gain from. Tactics and strategies for guiding you, your students, your children and families are time honoured methods of supporting you to create a warm and loving relationship with those around you and an improved relationship with yourself.

Warmly, Alex Alexandra Browne-Hill Healing

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