Once upon a time there was a girl who LOVED to eat cheese and have a cheeky glass of wine…..
Most days, when 5 o’clock hit she would think about eating cheese and drinking wine on beautiful patios in the sunshine while chatting and gossiping with her bestest gal pals.
One day she realised that all of the cheese and wine she was drinking was making her feel so bloated she wondered if she was pregnant. She felt lacklustre, and blah and it was getting harder and harder to drag her butt out of bed to pilates in the am.
Then she started to notice that her jeans were getting extra tight and that beautiful Zimmerman dress she bought to go to her bff’s wedding was no longer zipping up!
Because of that she decided that enough was enough and she needed to go on a cleanse. So she decided to cut out all of the bad food in her diet. Actually she thought stuff it I need to fit into this dress in 4 weeks why not cut out food altogether, because nothing tastes as good as skinny feels right?
Because of that, she did great for about 7 days and then found herself wrist deep in a frantic brie breakdown, (with a big glass of pinot of course).
She felt wrought with guilt and angry at herself for caving and being pathetically weak in the will power department. So she started right back up on her cleanse and got back on that juice horse (or something like that).
Things were going great until she caved again, and started ANOTHER 7 day cleanse because THIS was the one that was finally going to work.
THIS cleanse had all of the answers and she would finally be food-worry free and drop those last 3 kilos to squeeze into that dress again.
Everything was going great because THIS was the magic program that would allow her to never have to worry about how she looked and felt ever again!
Until finally she fell off the wagon yet again.
This time she was so disheartened, she felt like Eeyore from Whinny the Poo. And she wasn’t much fun to be around because she was starting to sound like him.
She was completely ready to give up on the hope of ever feeling good in her body again and was about to accept the fact that she would either have to live the rest of her life on a diet seesaw or simply go up a dress size every year.
But guess what? That girl woke up the next day (with a mighty fine red wine hangover) and realised that her life was quickly spiralling into a bad episode of Sex and the City and that she was not ready to devote the rest of her life to constantly battling shitty hangovers and then lemon water diets to achieve the elusive “balance” everyone was hashtagging about!
And that’s exactly what she did- but it certainly wasn’t overnight.
It took her about 7 years of nutrition, psychology study and a whole lot of personal trial and error but she got there and it felt undeniably good.
She was finally able to eat ALL OF THE FOODS SHE LOVED (including cheese & wine) but without the guilt, the overindulgence, the crappy hangovers and pregnant looking belly.
She was so blown away by her discoveries and she realised that her mission in life was to share her journey and teach other women how to get there a hell of a lot faster than it took her.
In case you haven’t figured it out yet, that girl my loves, is me (insert sheepish face).
Back to Basics and Beyond is basically my life’s journey of trial and error summarised and laid out for you to tackle what I did in about 7 years in an easy to digest, step by step 6 week supercharged program.
AND due to popular demand enrolment is now open until the 10th of Nov and we’re kicking off on the 12th.
So if that girl resonated with you even in the slightest, trust me when I say I GET IT AND THERE IS A BETTER WAY.
Grab the deets and sign up or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions at all.
Even though I’ve been into yoga for over 10 years, I was never big on the “woo woo” side of things. Chakras, meridians, spirit guides… It was all a bit too far out there for me.
The further down the rabbit hole I began to travel into the yoga realm, I began to delve into more of the spiritual side of all things yoga and my curiosities were triggered. I began to devour books, podcasts, blogs – anything I could get my hot little hands on.
I stumbled on Belinda Davidson’s work about two years ago and I was immediately intrigued.
I had dappled quite a bit with meditation but nothing had REALLY stuck with me yet….(read: I still wasn’t doing it regularly).
I also wanted to dive a bit further into my spiritual development and work through some ‘stuff’ I knew I’d been avoiding. I discovered the School of the Modern Mystic (SOMM) the day before enrollment closed. I felt so strongly pulled to enroll so I very uncharacteristically enrolled right then and there and I’m so incredibly thankful that I did.
Where your attention goes your energy flows.
Chakras are energy centres in the body. I love how Belinda Davidson sums up their importance:
“The only way you can successfully and permanently transform those areas of your life that are causing you constant frustration and worry, is by getting your chakras fit.”
In the SOMM, Belinda explains that the best way we can change what isn’t working in our lives or problems is by changing our energy, which in turn, changes our vibration and our lives!
This six month Chakra course is divided into three sections over the term:
1) The chakras: where you learn about what they are, what they do and how we can strengthen them to change our energy.
2) White Light: what it is and how you can use it to heal blockages in yourself and how to manifest miracles in your life.
3) Mindfulness: What mindfulness truly feels like in practice and how you can integrate more of this in your life (This is so essential for intuitive eating!)
You also receive Belinda’s Chakra Cleanse Meditation and two free White Light Retreats that are included as well- these are truly transformational.
My intention with the course was to strengthen my energy and discover what direction I needed to continue in. I had a lot of personal stuff come up for me especially through the beginning when delving into the chakra meditation and it was tough at times (not going to lie) but I’m so glad that I worked through it. It’s changed me deeply, I’ll leave it at that.
As we delved deeply into the Chakras a lot of my underlying blocks became really apparent to me. Through the course my connection to intuition developed and became stronger and stronger. I’m amazed at the difference when I think of where I was before. And honestly- I’m now 2 1/2 years out of the course, still doing the meditation and still going deeper.
I’m SO bloody thankful that I have this as a tool to help guide me, I so much better at listening to myself and I find it easier to make tricky decisions because I have the confidence that I REALLY KNOW- what direction my life is meant to move in and when I find myself questioning something I have the ability to stop, really tune in to what’s going on for me, re-connect to my chakras and allow myself to be guided.
And YES – as a skeptic and an anti-woo woo person (I studied philosophy for f-sakes -if anyone revered the rational mind it was I) I’m fully aware of how cray cray that might sound. Quite simply-it’s just true.
Belinda Davidson and this course have honestly changed my life- I don’t say that lightly. I have never had such a consistent meditation practice as I do now and it has impacted my life profoundly. I’m able to tap into my intuition and my creativity whenever I need to (for the most part- let’s be honest I’m still human ;). It’s boosted my connection to myself and how I fit in the universe around me and I’ve had some incredible, insightful and quite honestly mind blowing experiences in my meditations.
I feel more supported in my life than I ever have.
I can wholeheartedly recommend the School of the Modern Mystic and I KNOW how integral it will be in your journey with Intuitive Eating as it was so fundamental in taking me to the place where I’m at right now. And quite frankly it’s fucking amazing. I’ve never felt so confident, happy with where my life is at and proud of my body as I am right now.
The School of the Modern Mystic is the best way to learn how to connect with yourself, change your energy and truly change your life for the better and I do say those things lightly!
If you’d love to clear blockages, experience more flow in your life and get yourself energetically fit:
I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below. Have you heard of Chakras before? Are you able to feel into which one might be blocked? I’ll happily provide some insight to you xx
*I’m a proud and loving affiliate of Belinda Davidson