My hubby had mentioned to me months ago not to make any plans for my birthday weekend.
It was a well known fact that I would celebrate my birthday for as long as I could drag it out! Sometimes it would go on for weeks and weeks!
The week before my 32nd birthday my hubby and I were chatting in the kitchen and he asked me if I would like to know what he had planned for my weekend away.
Side note...( for a few months now my soul had been craving some time up in the divine Mount Dandenongs. A place we walk and walk and walk in such gorgeous, grounding and healing mumma nature. I just hadn't made the time to get up there.)
The very curions part of me was dying to know what he had planned, and the spontaneous part wanted to wait! The curious part won this time and he revealed he had booked a place for us to stay for the weekend in Olinda in Mount Dandenongs!
Side note... ( i never mentioned to my hubby that i was craving some time in the DIVINE Dandenongs, it was a divinely surrendered manifestation!)
As my son was having a weekend with his grandparents, and we drove up into the mountains, I sensed something would be released this weekend. I always experience a big shift in this part of the world. I've always been drawn to the strong yet surrendered energy of mountains, they've always felt quite mystical and healing to me.
The well known walk in the area is the 'thousand stairs', 1000 (or there abouts) stairs straight up. Usually filled with keen runners and hikers with their back packs, we joined in on this steep ascent.
As we began to walk I noticed my mind slowing and clearing as it often does in mother nature. All of a sudden, about half way up, I began to see flashes of shapes in my mind. An image began making it's presence known. The higher up we got the more persistent it became.
Over and over and over again it played out in my minds eye.
I was telling my hubby about it on the way up and when we reached the top I grabbed a stick and drew it in the dirt. I knew this image was important and I wanted to see it with my human eyes, so i didn't forget it.
As we made our way down the other side of the mountain I felt this overwhelming sense of emotion bubbling up within me. I began crying, and it wasn't something I could stop. It's a good thing I'm not really fussed of what others think my public display of emotions! We all feel all emotions. And many a time we can't help when they're ready to be released. I'm not sure what was releasing through me that day, but I felt all sorts of freedom, peace and alignment by the time we reached the base of the mountain.
We headed back to our accommodation and the first thing I did was grab out my journal and a pen and began sketching the image over and over and over, along with some words and musings that began to flow through me. That day 'Steph Demetrious - Inspiring Intuitive Living' and by soul aligned logo was born.
Later on that year we also realised that it was THAT weekend that my beautiful daughter was conceived! Something magical about those mysitcal mountains I say! Hehe!
The universe is weaving her magic as I write this! My hubby just asked me if I think a family day trip to Mount Dandenong is a good idea to do tomorrow! Yes please!
P.s. He had no idea what I was sitting here writing about, most of the time when I sit down to write I have no idea either!