In this edition we continue our series of 'Celebrating Greatness', sharing the greatness of "ordinary" people who are opening up to new possibilities and to being leaders in their own lives.
This month Shandell Tregaskis shares her thoughts and insights.
I've always believed in fate & things happening for a reason.
I believe that we're guided, I might not always like it but my experience tells me that things work out for the best.
Here's some examples from my life:
*I was a Nutrimetics skincare & make up consultant, I'd been having headaches & noticing the floor looked uneven for a few months. Just prior and during a Nutrimetics show I felt very lethargic and had a high pitched ringing in my ears next minute the ambulance paramedic was telling me I'd had a seizure, coincidentally & thank goodness all the Nutrimetics guests were nurses. Had I been at the rave music event, as I'd previously planned, the outcome may have been quite different (in that chaotic environment with limited medical support). What resulted was me needing brain surgery for a blocked ventricle. During my time in hospital I reconnected with Donna who then taught me Reiki to help support my healing. This linked me into my passion of body awareness & energy healing of which I'm so grateful.
*One day scrolling through Facebook came across the Bunyip (our local newspaper), featuring Riverdell, promoting the Sunday morning gatherings. As I'd been looking for like-minded people I felt a strong urge to check it out, so on a Saturday I took a 2 min drive to have a sneek peek. I remember bursting into tears as I drove into the car park. I felt an overwhelmingly strong connection, a sense that this is my place to be, this is my home. Next day Sunday I came to the service & so my journey with Riverdell began.
*I am a Seamstress by trade but right now I'm feeling a calling to work with children. Riverdell has given me the opportunity to explore this as I've run a few child care/support sessions with kids whose parents have a Riverdell connection. What motivates me is, I see so much of myself in my young daughter, as a kid at school I was hyper, full of energy & always in trouble. I have a passion, I see the need in the world, as children aren't getting the nurturing to experience their own sense of spirituality. I hope to help support children to find a safe nurturing place within, to feel good about themselves. Through my voluntary work with Riverdell I've been exploring Yoga with the children, this has given me the confidence to take up training to be a children's Yoga teacher, I'm really excited as I start this in August.
As I reflect over my life this far, I really sense the Spirits guidance.
I've realised that by taking the time out and giving myself quiet meditation time (which is quite a challenge to achieve with a young family), I'm learning the ability to listen & tune into my inner knowing & sense of Spirit. I'm so grateful for all that life is teaching me. It is a lifelong process, I realise that it's important in this fast paced & chaotic world, to practice my spirituality, (even if it's just reading a book & putting myself around like minded people). This helps me to stay on track with my True Purpose.