Monthly Archives: July 2015

Interviewed! On ABC Radio! Well… FUCK A DUCK!

by Leonie Dawson on July 28, 2015

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I got the call while I was in Launceston.

ABC Radio.

Wanted to interview ME.

I text my hunk of a husband.

He texts back his always loving, sage, guidance:

Remember, this is NORMAL radio. NO swearing.

LOLZ. What kind of fucking swear bear does he think I am?

Oh wait. No, he’s right. Good advice.

Me & my travel buddy Jill ate waffles for lunch for sustenance, then I took a nap.

Answered my phone.

And there it was.

Me.

On radio.

On ABC radio.

Feeling damn well famoooose right now.

Most proud of self for keeping it (mostly) together.

Thanks + big love to Polly McGee who was utterly delightful.

Listen on here:

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Today… ABC radio…

Tomorrow… THE WORLD!

Can you believe it possums? Fuck a duck. The weird hippy from the mountains… Ole L-Lo from Da Block… on A.B.C.RADIO. So SWISH. So POSH, man! At heart I’m still a derpy blogger hiding out on the internet trying to find where all the other cool weirdos are. I’m so glad I found yas.

I’m kind of torn between saying:

SHHHHH DON’T TELL ANYONE ELSE WE ARE HERE! LET THIS BE OUR LIL RAD HIDEOUT AWAY FROM THE NORMALS!

and embracing the fact that it’s you + me that are gonna change the world… and we can’t do it by hiding away from the rest of the world. But still… let’s go out, do our work… then come back here + commune with tea + bikkies, yeah?

Big love,

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LATEST ACADEMY RELEASE: Mother’s Meditation + Healing

by LDI Team Members on July 28, 2015

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Hola petals!

We as mamas, most of all, need to fill our own wells.

We are deprived of nourishment + sustenance. Of support + silent + moments to ourselves.

And when we don’t give ourselves the gift of our own presence, our souls ache, our energies become drained, and we lose sight of our own selves. It hurts our hearts + it hurts our families.

It’s time to change the paradigm, to shift the pendulum from starving martyr to nourished queen.

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This short meditation + healing is an invocation to a new way of life + living.

A soft, gentle breath in of compassion. A long exhale of release.

Listen to it when you are feeling depleted, lost, starving for soul space.

Use it when you are drained + cranky.

Use it when your well is running dry + when your cup is empty.

It’s time to fit the oxygen mark.

It’s time to thrive.

Sign up today to get it + the rest of the 60+ biz + life courses!

To your thriving + shining!

Big love,

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A Prayer For The Fuck-Ups

by Leonie Dawson on July 27, 2015

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The older I get, the more I realise how infinitely, utterly, painfully, excruciatingly human I am.

The past couple of weeks have made me see this all the more clearly.

And sometimes I get scared. That if I keep finding places I need to heal… keep finding mistakes I’ve made + wounds I carry…

How on earth do I carry on with self-belief and courage?

How on earth do I both heartfully acknowledge mistakes I’ve made AND not make it an inner whipping post that stiffens me from ever doing anything again?

How do I see + accept the places where I have misstepped, and step again, knowing that I may do it again?

How do we let our failures not freeze us?

I don’t know.

These are the questions I am wrestling with today.

But when I wrestle with them, a certainty rises in me,

sure as grass sprouting from soil.

And the voice says:

You will grow anyway, Leonie.

You can no sooner turn your head from the sun, beckoning it closer, stretching up like a child raising its arm to its mother… than a sunflower can.

Each day, you get to love yourself. Whole-heartedly + unconditionally.

Not because you are the perfect person. Not because you’ve never made a mistake in your life. Not because you’ve ever hurt or injured others in your flailings as a human.

You get to do it anyway.

Because if we all waited… waited + waited until we were shiny + bright + new… not one of us on the planet could bear to love ourselves. And without that love… that deep centered source of life… without that love we are doomed to keep flailing, keep lashing out, keep damaging others with our wounds, keep on keeping on with being unconscious.

And so somehow… love must lead the way.

I am not perfect.
I am not perfect.
I am not perfect.

And that too is perfect.

I am healing.
I am healing.
I am healing.

And I am not whole yet.

I am grateful.
I am grateful.
I am grateful.

For every time the rough parts of me bump up against the rough parts of another.
We are rocks in the river, tumbling over each other,
softening each other smooth,
polishing each other true + whole.

May we each be a gift to each other.
Perfectly imperfect. Forgiving each other. Giving each other grace.
May we do the same for our own sweet souls too.

Love,

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