Colours Vibrate Your World

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Don’t you just love colour?

I’ve always loved colour and I’ve always been fascinated and intrigued by how colour can affect our moods.

How would it be to experience a life where we couldn’t see colour or could only see the world in black-and-white?

Apparently colour blindness is more common in  males than females. There is also a partial colour blindness condition and those with partial colour blindness often don’t realise until they’re in their adult years!

How lucky are the majority of us who can see the magnificence of colour and revel in its benefits!

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Fill your days with colour

A bit about wonderful colours!

Did you know….

Purple
was considered a stately colour reserved for the religious or royalty. The dye to make the purple colour was prohibitorily expensive hence worn only by those with money.

Red
Is considered to be a colour of  action and arousal. If you want to turn your partner on wear red

Blue
The throat chakra is blue. To encourage speech or support your voice wear blue around your neck. It is the colour of the sky, sea and promotes loyalty.

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Blue is the colour of the throat chakra, the sky, water and loyalty

Black
is a bit of a hipster colour considered to be slimming and elegant whilst it  can be successfully worn by anyone.The depth of the colour means it absorbs light which makes it a heat catcher. The intensity of the colour has historically seen it as a popular  funeral wear.

White
Many consider white to be a non-colour because it is devoid of colours. It is thus considered pure. Opposite to black its reflective in that it’s not absorbent to light  hence keeping you cool. The colour white is thought by many to lift your moods.

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Yellow
Reflecting the light and Is mood enhancing. Yellow is a happy colour.

Green
Cool, refreshing and rejuvenating green is equated with Mother Nature and oxygen. And alike going for a walk in nature, green, the colour of the heart chakra is soothing to the mind body and soul.

Pastel
Colours are often used for their therapeutic and calming benefit whereas
orange like red is considered bold and stimulating to the appetite.

Next time you get dressed or decide to paint your walls or decorate your room,what colours will you choose to bask in?

Have a colourful  week

See you soon
Love
Love
And
More
Love
Patricia Lucy
Xxxxx

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Bookings reopen June 14th 2019

Gratitude in Difficult Times

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Gratitude enables us to focus on the positive and in return the positives around us are magnified. The more grateful we are the more things we find to be grateful about. But what if I’m going through a hard time, does that mean I’m further drawing negatives towards myself?

How does one maintain and optimistic outlook and one of gratitude when things just don’t seem to be going right? In the midst of a heartbreak, illness or disaster we can be very reluctant to say “ oh yes, thank you for this serious illness” or Thank you for my broken leg, or the loss of my job, or a car breakdown or a broken friendship….

In times of difficulty it can be very hard and some may say impossible to see the value of the our circumstances and situation. It is through retrospect, that we look back and able to see the value of what it is that we had experienced . Perhaps an accident or illness created an enforced period which offered us time to self reflect so we could create a new life direction. It may have been that the circumstances were such that involved a family get together, creating a possibility for re unification. Or that your broken heart from a broken relationship lead you to your soul mate.

In times of need, distress, discomfort, confusion, pain, loss of clarity, unhappiness, broken heartedness, uneasiness or any other disturbance, we need to make a conscious decision to move away from our current state and decide that the time has arrived for us to get rid of our fears and troubles and to move towards the future.We need to reach out and ask for help . By doing so we move towards healing and speeding up our evolution.

Transformation is the outcome of gratefully accepting life’s curveballs.In times of difficulty when we are unlikely to be feeling grateful, it’s very important to be aware of our thoughts. It’s important to ensure that we are perceiving life from a positive view point. In situations which are beyond our control,try to see the lesson in what is occurring. A handy strategy is to place yourself in a future situation where you are looking back to the present day. Ask  yourself – “What am I learning and what is the value of this experience to my life.?

As humans we experience high times and low times. At all times try and remain cool. Dont say “ this shouldn’t be happening to me “ but rather Know that everything that occurs is for your highest good. Be spiritually receptive. Don’t say “no”.Say okay let’s go!!

Remember it is via your meditation,prayer and your gratitude which leads to you living your highest life.

I love you and am on earth for you
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Patricia Lucy🌈

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Sharing the Journey
Xxxxx
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When You’re in LOVE That’s All There Is

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I’ve just come back from overseas and all I can say is, while away, every single day, my excitement intensified! It intensified for my return back home! Why? Because I’m in Love with the Central Coast!

Yes, the holiday was a break, and yes it did afford an opportunity to self reflect, and to become familiar with other customs and traditions.

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I learnt a couple of choice words in a new language. “ Good morning, good evening, how are you, please, thank you, where is”….I learnt to bow at just the correct angle and to control any facial expressions which may give insight into any emotion other than joy or neutrality.

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I was adventurous and tried some food that I would never try at home and rubbed shoulders with exciting people. I also made some wonderful friendships. So what happened to the “SHEBANG”??

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Okay so why didn’t my holiday thrill me? I’ve looked at all options. Could I be over patriotic? Or lacking in gratitude? Or perhaps I’m just simply spoilt?

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I decided as an Australian and particularly as a Coastie, that I am in fact super spoilt! It is without a skerrick of a doubt that I believe the Central Coast is probably one of the most undiscovered and magnificent jewels on planet Earth!

I’m sure you’ve heard it all before, I know I have but, for me, being away was yet another reminder and reinforcer of my conviction and belief that is, that here on the Coast, We live in heaven!!

Was the holiday a waste of time? No absolutely not, but how fortunate we are to live in Australia !

I’m originally from Sydney and  its about a year and a half ago that Spirit directed me to “Wyoming”I thought they wanted me to go to America! Luckily it was Wyoming on the Central Coast!  I didn’t want to leave family, friends and familiar environments and step into the unknown but My intuition took over.  In an emotionally detached yet elected state, I was uprooted  over night.  I had no idea where Wyoming was or why  I was being sent.
 I arrived in Wyoming and as though on automatic pilot, I set up the Spiritual and Healing Centre Green Leaves Retreat.

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Located in a lush green valley, surrounded by banana and lemon trees it truely is a magnificent high frequency haven to chill out. With Mount Elliot a few minutes behind, a small mall down the road, a great coffee shop, an amazing theatre, cockies, bush turkeys, turtles, bird song, I’m so soooooo in love! I guess there’s another reason and in fact the true reason. No one ever wants to be away from their one true love! How fortunate we are!

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Look forward to meeting you and sharing the gifts.

Love

O

V

E

you

and

The Central Coast

Xxxxxxxx

P.S. Lightworkers Unite! Sunday Spiritual Nourishment is on this Sunday 29th April 2018 at Green Leaves Retreat. Come Love, Nourish, Flourish with us, click here for more information and to book!

P.P.S. The next Workshop at Green Leaves Retreat is on Saturday 5th May 2018 – click here for more information and to book.

Black Gold

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As a coffee aficionado let it be known that the Central Coast ticks all the boxes!

It’s always such a thrill to do a little research, pick an unknown destination and then venture towards coffee indulgence!

I love coffee! In fact, I’m in love with coffee! I’m sure this is due to my heritage. My parents are Italian 🇮🇹 and I was raised on the smell of a good fresh ☕ brew!

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The scent of freshly ground coffee triggers and transports me to exotic and faraway places. I fly high like the birds, and swim in deep oceans with the most colourful of fish, I walk on clouds, get a smile on my dial and my mood and well-being becomes immediately enhanced. The world becomes even more beautiful and awesome. Having said that, imagine the depths of despair if I have a terrible coffee!! Lol lol

Annually, the Central Coast caters for the hundreds and thousands of tourists  and with them comes a great coffee standard! Catering for the tourist market, us Coasties are blessed to be surrounded by an amazing array of boutique coffee outlets. This, coupled with the unbelievably magnificent natural locations, creates a total sensory extravaganza!

I’ve had coffee by the sea, in book shops, next to train stations, cafe latte in the bush, coffee over lakes, cappuccino in industrial settings, a macchiato in fun and funky venues, iced coffee near pigs and donkeys, a long black in  gardens next to a horse stud and short black on a mountain at a boutique hotel! I’ve even had a cracker of a coffee at at brewery!

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My daily afternoon coffee is a sacred ritual. It’s  all about the anticipation, the preparation, and then the indulgence. It’s akin to meditation. I set up my environment, light the candle and off I go. Unlike meditation, I don’t venture within but rather – out. I do a bit of research, drive to an amazing location, pick the right seat, order the perfect coffee in a brilliant environment with a phenomenal outlook. Sometimes I bring a book, other times my laptop, and  other times I simply submerge myself in the experience of sensory delights and watch the world go by!

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I’ve been indulging in the sacred art of coffee drinking for years. Many of my university degrees and assignments have been achieved thanks to many a late night, the brown bean and wonderful cafes. But nowadays, I’ve truely reached the ultimate! As a Coastie I’m privileged to experience a sacred coffee ritual that has elevated and evolved to the level of sublime!

STOP PRESS!

Check it out!!!  New Exciting, Spacious and Quirky.. Do you crave great coffee and  tasty food? Burns Road Cafe in Ourimbah offers a chilled out space with an exciting twist. Situated off the bustling highway (on the site of the Big Flower Nursery) attentative staff will ensure you exit with a smile.You inevitably leave with that  “cant wait to return “feeling! :-))_

See you around the traps

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Big LOVE

Today Tomorrow Always

Patricia Lucy

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It’s been another exciting week!

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Hey beautiful souls,

It’s been another exciting week!

We’ve had the kick off of the first “Lightworkers Unite” gathering, another successful “Get What You Need Out of Life” Workshop and of course, the launch of the first Green Vine newsletter! It’s been 7 days of kicking goals! Woot! Woot!

On Sunday we launched the first “Lightworkers Unite” gathering and on Saturday we had yet another successful “Get What You Need Out of Life” Workshop. And just when we thought we couldn’t fly any higher, the week has seen us receive a steady stream of positive feedback about the first Green Vine Newsletter! Yayyyy!

Sundays Spiritual Nourishment was a beautiful gathering of Lightworkers Uniting. We immersed ourselves in guided meditation, soulful conversations, shared pearls of wisdom, drank aromatic teas and had tasty nibbles.With a strong sense of oneness as we stood at the sacred fire burning our intentions, we were  totally re-energerised,renewed and revitalised.

It’s always so humbling to welcome other Lightworkers to Green Leaves Retreat! You beautiful spirits spend so much of your lives helping and assisting others. What a blessing it is to know that Green Leaves Retreat offers you a reprieve by making it all about YOU, what YOU need – and what YOU desire. Ahhhhh what a sign of relief! It was beautiful to see you walk out refreshed, with a kick in your step and with refreshed energy, ready to take on the week, truly inspiring!

Meanwhile as I write, I’m in a chocolate recovery mode. And not for the obvious reasons.

A lovely person at the cafe gifted me a chocolate Easter Egg! “Truly, an Easter Egg already?”, I hear you say. Anyway, on Automatic Pilot, I gave thanks and then popped the chocolate egg into my bag. This was a no-brainer. I just love chocolate and I was keeping it for Ron (later–Ron!).

As with the value of retrospect it became obvious that “popping” the chocolate into my bag was not the best action for me to undertake! It’s 38 °C and yes, you guessed it, the chocolate egg melted everywhere. Everything in my bag was coated in chocolate! My purse, loose coins, in every crevice of my phone and just to make it all more exciting, I was wearing white clothing!! Unbeknownst to me I even helped with the chocolate smearing process! Ohhhhh noooo!

Hmmmmm- what did I learn from this experience?

I’ve learnt not to accept chocolate from strangers …no only joking ….I’ve learnt to be grateful that it wasn’t a bar of chocolate and that my clothes, coins, makeup can be washed, and I’m thankful that my bag is small and lined! I’m thankful that I was able to wipe my phone. I’m also thankful that the chocolate didn’t get into my hair, I am thankful that I had a tap nearby, thankful that I have a home so I could go back and clean up, thankful that I have a washing machine, thankful that I was gifted the chocolate, thankful that it was a really hot day because it meant that my handbag dried out in literally a number of minutes and finally, I’m thankful that it occurred. Why? Because now I have been able to share with you how I’ve changed something which would normally be perceived as a Negative into a Positive!!

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Handbag recovering after the wash

So, this experience identifies that our thoughts dictate our perceptions and our moods. It therefore makes lots of sense to become aware of your thoughts and when something that you don’t like occurs, “Flip It”, make it positive.

Now I’m in an awesome mood!

Yayyy

Thanks for “listening” and the moral of the tale? Don’t save your chocolate for Ron!

Much love

Check out the soul-nourishing happenings here on our website:

Our next “Get What You Need Out of Life” Workshop is on Saturday 3 March 2018. Book before 28 February for 10% off with code GET10SUMMER!

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Lightworkers Unite! Every Sunday at 4:00 pm till 5:30 pm.

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See you soon!

Love Love Love

Patricia Lucy

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