It has taken a really long time for me to realise the power of a tribe. I have amazing and beautiful friends. Girls I connect with and love, and they all have a different part of my personality that shines when I am with them.
But then there are those Spirit Sisters who get all of me. Accept, love, cherish all of me. They see my bad bits and love them as much as they love my good bits. As I have undergone my journey to my Spirit I have realised that we are all looking for our tribe. People we connect with, who ‘get us’. Understands you, and when they don’t, they want to.
The tribe is different for everyone, and we have different people who ‘get’ different bits of us. But what is truth is that our tribe is essential in our lives. Once we start to shift our energy and become who we really are, we start to attract people who are in line with our energy.
Someone special once asked me ‘who is on your bus?’ Who is it that you open the gate for from the front paddock to the house yard of you heart house?
I want to live a life where I give a little bit of my love and kindness to every single person I meet. I honestly believe this is achievable, and not only that, it is my best way of living. When I am living like this, I am in the flow, my energy is high and I feel my life through my heart space and not think it through my mind. But there is a cut off. Not everyone gets to come and play in the house yard.
My kids are there, running in and out of the gate through to other paddocks and back (there are many). Mr Sensible (my husband) is there with his warm smile and his loving, supportive, safe place to land arms. My mum and dad, and of course my loud, obnoxious brother.
And these girls.
These girls INSPIRE me every time I see them. Every time I talk to them I walk away feeling fresh, feeling love, being love. There is something special about each of these relationships that makes me crave their conversation and opinions. It makes me want them in my life. It makes me LOVE them. Some have been around a long time, some are new. They are all an inspiration to me.
Here they are.
Lozza :: One of my girlfriends from my college days. Oh the fun we had. (And the drinking….oh the drinking!). To this day she inspires, motivates and challenges me in everything we talk about. Every conversation makes me think and usually laugh. We are going to change the world, even if we do it rolling on the floor laughing, while being politically incorrect and drinking green smoothies and eating pumpkin soup! She is ah-maz-ing!
Amanda :: This one is relatively new. But she is so obviously my Spirit Sister because she got the singing voice I know I should have had. My musical career would be going wild if I had her singing voice. But the thing that inspires me the most about this one is her true ‘voice’. Her drive and passion to help everyone she meets live in their truth and passion. She is exceptional. Also she is my mirror. We have done pretty much the same shit at the same times in our lives. (Except she can sing – did I mention that?)
Nessa :: From my Narrandera days. We met when we were fat and pregnant with our first babies. This one has held me so tight when I wouldn’t have even wanted to hold myself. She has seen my shadows and she has loved me more because of them. She has stood by me, walked with me while I said ‘I am stronger than this and I am better than this’ and even when I didn’t believe it, she did. I am so grateful to have this girl in my life, I can’t even begin to explain. There is nothing she doesn’t know about me and I, her. Every. Single. Time. I talk to her I feel loved, held, supported and healed. She just knows me, oh and we share a birthday as well, which is incredibly special. She also loves Eric. That in itself makes her invaluable.
Kelly :: Oh my girl. We have been through so much since we met in Year 7. There is something so special about a beautiful friend who went through your ‘formative’ years with you (and didn’t record ANY of it) and knows you so well that a single Pin has her reaching for her phone to call you, and of course, she was right. We have moved away from each other on occasion but always bounce back to each other. We don’t see each other enough (which is probably good for our livers!) We also share a love of wine. A big love of wine…and we drink too much of it when we are together – it works!
Chris :: We met online. No really, we did. In a forum (I know, the scandal). Turns out she really was a mum having her fourth child and not a serial killer. And now we both have 4 kids (each) and that means we have to be best friends forever. Like Ness she has met my demons and faced them front on and said ‘You have no power – I love you anyway’, even when I didn’t love myself. She is my rock, she grounds and anchors me. I can tell her anything and know I won’t be judged, I am loved and I am safe. Oh and we have the complete opposite taste in men, which works well. I am team Damon, she is team Stefan. I am team Leo, she was team Thomas. Eric, Bill. It works because we never have to share. Ha!
Lucy :: She will hate that she is on this page. This one is my sarcastic, cynical, amazing and beautiful bestie. She doesn’t like fuss and she keeps me on my toes. Nobody is actually sure if she likes me or not. But due to the fact that she invited me to the Apple Store tomorrow, I am guessing she really does, deep down. But there probably isn’t anyone in the world who can make me laugh like Lucy can. She can always make me laugh, even when I don’t want to. Our things are vampires, Mr Grey and reading. We read a lot of stuff together, then we talk about it for HOURS. Everyone else gets bored but seriously, thats not our problem. She also loves Eric, and Bill. And Travis!
I am not sure why I felt called to introduce my Spirit Sisters to you, but I think its because if we are going to be in the same tribe you should have some idea who these girls are. Get ready to be challenged, inspired and changed by the conversations we have. I am. Everytime.
These girls rock my world.
Who are your Spirit Sisters? Tell me about them? Jump back over to Facebook and tag them in the comments…share the love and let them know you love them!
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