The Miracle Bird

Miracle Beams,

I found this photo on my phone this afternoon. My daughter had made it. And it struck me at how perfect it was. I felt like I had nothing to write about.

And yet, a miracle happened today.

How could I forget?

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It was my husband who alerted us.

I was at the dining room table with my daughters, starting to go through workbooks for the day’s homeschooling. He ran towards the back door, calling our dog loudly, bringing her back inside.

I looked up.

What’s happening my love?

“A little bird just flew into the window and is laying on the ground. I’m not sure if it’s okay, I just didn’t want Angel to disturb it.”

Oh that’s sad. The poor little thing. We’ll just leave it and hope it comes good.

But then my eldest daughter asked in that silvery, gentle, cautious way of hers:

Mum? Is it okay if I can just go and look at the bird? I’d like to see a bird up close like that if I could.

She was so open to it, and I realised the homeschooling lesson for the day had come flying in, literally.

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We decided to move to the window closest to it, so we could observe it quietly without disturbing. And that’s where we sat for the next long while. Looking out the window together. Watching this beautiful, tiny little bird. The girls get their sketchbooks, and carefully draw it laying on the patio. Grey and yellow feathers, sloped beak, a white flash around its eye. Whispering wishes for it to be okay.

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We don’t know if he will of course. Not sure if he will recover. I ponder in my head about how if this science observation ends in death, we’ll talk about the circle of life. We just wait, and breathe with him, and hope.

Eventually, after enough staring into space, quietly willing for his shit to be together, he scatters his wings and pirouettes before blacking out again in another tiny, furled coma.

More time, more waiting, more breathing, more whispered wishes, more drawing. Ostara draws the pirouette and flash of yellow grey wings.

Another seizure of energy, and he props himself up against the chair leg before promptly blacking out again.

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Beth starts writing a letter in her journal to it.

Dear Birdy,

You flew into our window and it has hurt you very much. You are lying on the ground and we can see your eyes. You will get better and fly away, and I want you to stay, but I also have a drawing of you, so I will remember you forever.

Get better soon.

Love,

Beth

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Finally, heart in our mouths as we watch and witness, consciousness returns into his body. His spirit come home. He stations himself upright, fluffs feathers, watches the world once more.

I read the girls books by the window. I hope he enjoys hearing comics about Fly Guy as much as they do.

The afternoon sunlight falls through the silk tree leaves.

And then, in a span of wings, he is gone.

Back into the world of flight, and light, and living.

We are left, blessed. Blessed for the company, for the time spent with a tiny, unconscious bird. Blessed for his renewal and revival.

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I tell my husband:

It was just the perfect visual allegory for me. That’s exactly how I feel when I run into the glass wall of life. I fall down, and lay and wait, staring into space, waiting to collect my shit again. But eventually, life and hope and movement returns again.

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It’s evening now.

I’ve read the girls their evening fairy story, tucked them into bed.

Beth wanders out while I make my evening cup of tea.

Mum, I just closed my eyes, and there was our little bird, still in my mind. Isn’t that good?

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I feel like our bird was the perfect embodiment of an Easter miracle.

It might be 18 days late, but miracles take time.

It was perfect.

Birdy rose.

So will I.

So will you.

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Big love,

 

Upcoming Webinar: Essential Oils For Libido + Bonky-Bonk Times

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Y’all (probably) know I’m one of those Scorpios that LOVES to throw herself into the deep end of conversation and talk about the most secretive topics… like sex, religion, money, mental health and death.

Why talk about the weather when you can talk about the JUICY STUFF?

In the spirit of Scorpio-ness, I’m sharing a webinar about essential oils that support hanky panky urges and bonky bonk times.

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It’s happening this Friday at 7am (Australian Eastern time). Other timezones: Thursday 2pm US Pacific and Thursday 10pm London, England. Time zone convertor here.

Jump into my Essential Oils Facebook group here to watch!

I also created some truly incredible Instagram Story images because I AM AN ARTISTE!

I am also INCREDIBLY SUBTLE.

BEHOLD!

My grandmother used to call me “All Ass and No Class.” However, this IS the sassy grandmother that flashed her black bra at my husband the first time he met the family. SOOOOO… to you I say, dear Granny… you taught me well. Ha!

DIS GONNA BE FUNNNNNNNN!

With love and bonky bonk vibes,

 

How do I run 3 businesses at the same time?

Hi possums!

Over a year ago now, I made the decision to add another business to my stable and run three at the same time (Shining Academy, My Shining Year workbooks and doTERRA). While also homeschooling. Because YOLO and what can I say, I get bored and like to try new things.

This week, I’m going to share tips + tricks I’ve learned to running three businesses at the same time. And things for you to consider if you decide to multi-business it up!

And as always, not a complete transcript, but some notes.

  • It’s useful to master one at a time and nail your marketing and systems in one before moving into other businesses
  • Easier to do another business when it has the same target market – it cuts down on marketing and time
  • Useful to have something that has a different income structure (i.e. recurring, passive, or with different pay cycles)
  • Standard Operating Procedures are key for each business to run as efficiently as possible
  • Looking at your Hedgehog Concept – What is a good economic engine, what are you passionate about and what are you excellent at? STICK TO IT.
  • Have seasons/times for each businesses where you focus. For example, in my businesses –
    • Workbooks now take a lot of time in September, then customer service and marketing November-January
    • My doTERRA business has a lot of action happening at the end of each month
    • My Shining Biz + Life Academy is steady throughout the year with monthly calls and course releases
  • Map out your year of major launches/activities for each
  • Get super lean on what is important, and what is not

So hope this is helpful to you as a multi-passionate-preneur!

You don’t have to give up all your dreams… you just have to get good and lean at one, then leverage that!

With love and abundance,