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Soulful Sunday #43: Dance To Your Own Rhythm

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Welcome to my forty-third instalment of ‘Soulful Sundays’. A weekly share where I post a roundup of soulful reflections, each including recipes, songs, quotes, blogs I have read and/or any other inspirational discoveries to sooth the soul.

For me, Sunday’s have become a day of quiet contemplation and simple pleasures. A time to reflect on the week gone by and to consider my hopes and dreams for the week ahead.

My hope is to extend some love outward and to share some simple pleasures with anyone who cares to receive them.

Soul Reflections

Five days ago I submitted my book proposal to Hay House Australia, the worthy winner will be announced on March 2nd 2018 (My Mum’s birthday!) Happy birthday Mum?! 😉

There were many moments during my writing process where I became stuck. Mostly, when I began comparing my book to other books in the same category, or when I compared myself to other people with better credentials, more social media followers and bigger profiles then mine.

Comparison is the thief of joy.

– Theodore Roosevelt

True creation comes from a place of joy, it emerges from the heart. That’s when our creativity begins to flow.

When I stopped comparing myself to others and trusted in my own unique individuality, my words became infused with the love for what I do.

Our creative ideas may not be for everyone, for some it just wont resonate. And that’s ok. Don’t let that stop you. Remember your ‘why’ and trust that someone, somewhere is waiting for that perfect photo, painting, book, dress, interior design, song or melody.

Stop comparing yourself to others and dance to the rhythm of your own drum. Remember to take joy in the dance itself.

When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way.

– Wayne Dyer

Soul Strolls 

This week we’ve been soul ‘dancing’ rather than strolling, and have shaken our hips to the sounds of Alt J, Warpaint, Fat Freddy’s Drop and more! On Thursday, at our first musical event – it bucketed down with rain. But we didn’t let that stop us. There was something refreshing about dancing in the squelching mud as the heavens opened, drenching us with the cleansing waters of Mother Earth.

The sun made her appearance again for The Pleasure Gardens in St Kilda, where we enjoyed the incredible performers, artists and unique individuals who attended this family friendly event. It was the perfect way to let our hair down after exam studies and proposal deadlines.

Soul Food

I looooooove coconut and I love fruit (I still believe I’m made for Hawaii!) So today I am sharing this delicious Quick Coconut Chia Seed Pudding. I bought all of the ingredients today and plan to try out a few different fruit combinations! I’m loving fresh mango at the moment, and can’t wait to try a mango version. What fruit would you add to your Coconut Chia Pudding?


Soul Music

With so much magical music in the air, it’s so hard to choose just one song to share! So today I am sharing two of my favourite songs from this weeks events, Fat Freddy’s Drop’s Roady to get you in the feel goods, and the more deeper sounds of Warpaint’s Love Is To Die. 

Soul Sisters

Today I am sharing Tanya’s post A Storm So Perfect. Tanya wears her heart on her sleeve and in today’s raw, heartfelt peace – through her experiences she reminds us to step beyond our fears and into the life we were meant to live. Head over and say hello, Tanya is a beautiful soul.

Wishing you all a magical melodic Sunday filled with fresh hopes, dreams and  wishes for the week ahead ❤

Today, love, dance, create from your heart – and enjoy each step along the way.

In love & light,

Hayley xx

15 thoughts on “Soulful Sunday #43: Dance To Your Own Rhythm

  1. The winner is due on your mum’s birthday!!! That has to be a good sign! I love this post Hayley and you’re so right, we should never compare ourselves robot gets but sadly that’s we often do. 💃 Dance to our own drum, sing our own unique song and write in our own beautiful voice, it’s what we all need to do. Thank you for the reminders my beautiful friend. Good luck with the proposal, you know I’m right behind you in every way. And now I’m off to a long overdue visit to Tanya’s post. Big hugs xo 💕

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    • Thank you my dear friend! You’re certainly dancing to your own rhythm my friend – especially with your own unique songs, which I simply LOVE 💖 And I can’t wait to head over to your blog for some lonnnnng overdue inspiration! I’m thinking it can even be my reading material for my plane ride to NZ 😌 wishing you a magical week beautiful soul xx

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      • Oh, when do you leave? Regardless, have a wonderful trip my dear friend, stay safe and I wish you and that lovely man of yours all the blessings of the season. Keep smiling beautiful lady and have a happy magical week ahead too. Big hugs xo 💕🙂

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      • We fly on Xmas Eve Miriam ⛄️🎄 I wish you and your beautiful family an equally magical Christmas and New Year with all of the love, laughter and blessings you deserve 🙏🏻🌈❤️ big hugs coming right back atcha my friend xx

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  3. Hayley, wow, from the bottom of my heart, thank you. Thank you so much! You are a rare soul, and you know that I hold you in very high esteem, so to be acknowledged this way by you is truly an honour. My hope is always that my words inspire others and reassure them that they are not alone in the struggle, and today you have confirmed that my message is reaching people. It inspires me to keep writing in the most honest way I can. Thank you again, my beautiful friend. I hope that you are enjoying a wonderful weekend! Love and hugs to you. xo

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    • It’s my honour and pleasure beautiful Tanya (I replied to your comment over on your blog but wordpress showed me an ‘error’ each time I tried to send 🙄) Keep smiling and writing and touching peoples hearts as I too am very grateful to share this wonderful writing sphere here with you 🙏🏻💗 Thank you for being so open hearted and kind – it’s a beautiful trait. Have a magical week ahead my friend 🌅 Love and hugs xx

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