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Intuition and trust.

It’s been a recurring theme in my life lately, more specifically I’ve been working on listening to my intuition and trying to trust my instincts.

It hasn’t been easy.

I constantly second guess myself and question my motives…

Thankfully I’ve had some help in the form of Samantha from Dakini Grace. I don’t think I can neatly put a label on what she provides, nor would I want to, but terms like mentor, life coach, guide and teacher all come to mind. Sam helped me to realise that when you trust your intuition the path will always be free and easy, when you go against your gut the road will be rocky and fraught with obstacles.

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In my last 1:1 with Sam she took me through a guided visualisation and asked me to have a conversation with my future self. This is what future Larah had to say to present-day Larah:

Don’t be afraid.

You already know the answer.

There are no mistakes or failures only lessons learned.

Trust yourself.

Those are some wise words from my future self, words I should listen to.

I’m afraid to fail, this fear is so firmly entrenched in my being that I stop myself from trying. My reasoning is that if I never try I can never fail… But I can also never succeed.

Recently I can feel something shifting, I’m starting to look forward to those failures, and more importantly, the lessons I will learn from them.

L xx

Is it possible to be smitten with an entire country? I think I might be a just a little bit smitten with Italy. The food, the wine, the scenery, the cities, the countryside, every little bit of it is amazing. We only spent a very brief two weeks in Italy, where we had a couple of days in Rome, a couple of days in the Cinque Terre and 7 days on a yoga retreat in a villa just outside of Lucca in Tuscany. It was really only a taste tester of what Italy has to offer and I can’t wait to get back there.

Here are a few of my favourite pics from the trip:

The famous Trevi Fountain

Gelato! Chocolate and lemon. Yum!

Riomaggiore, where we stayed in Cinque Terre

Our own private Tuscan villa.

If you want to see more you can check out my photos on Flickr.

The yoga retreat was absolutely amazing and deserves its own dedicated blog post, so stay tuned for that.

L xx

Things have been a bit quiet on The Pollen Path for the past few weeks – sorry ’bout that! I just got back from a trip to Europe where I flitted around Italy and Holland, and spent a week on the most amazing yoga retreat in a villa in Tuscany. So stay tuned for some travel photos, reviews and witty anecdotes :-P

L xx

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