Even Gurus get Stuck in the Crap

I see the glossy self portraits, the up to date websites, new programs guaranteed to make positive life changes, expert social media & advertising strategies and glowing images of success. But even the best of us have our bad days. YES, it's true!!!

I'm not going to hide it.



Oh, shock! Horror! The Queen of Clearing the Crap does not have a perfectly clear space. 
Well, I wonder who does?

Which of those Gurus you follow consistently walk their talk?

Noone is perfect. We all have flaws. And it is so very, very hard to admit it. When was the last time you openly admitted that you wanted to do something and failed. So, it wasn't a failure, it was a "learning experience" or an "opportunity for growth". Sure felt like a failure in my heart!

I want to shine. I want others think of me as my glossy self portrait projects. I want my ideas to work. And when they don't, I don't want you to think less of me. Like you, I am trying my best and want to succeed. And sometimes I have energy and enthusiasm and I shine. Sometimes I get sad, or angry, or lonely and frustrated, and jealous, and put myself down to dig myself into a deeper pit of emotional turmoil. It happens to us all - even those that try to hide it.

Clear the Crap was born from a mission to expose the truth; not hide it. So, warts and all, let the journey to new-found clarity and moving forward to exciting new experiences begin. 

Receiving inspiration yesterday by grounding to earth energy
as night began to descend & stars began to shine

NOW is the time to put my Clear the Crap Method to the test. 
It is time again for me to practice what I preach 
and embark on another Crap Clearing Mission. 

If I am to help you with this Process that I have designed, 
then I need to ensure that it works
and fine-tune the principles upon which it is based.

Today, I start over. 
And you know what...... 
I'm already starting to feel better. 

  • The Clear the Crap process is not a one-of event. It is not constant either. Rather, it is a tool that is called upon in times of need. And human needs are inherently cyclic. There will always be ups and downs, and when those low periods can be identified, that's when we come back to the process that will lift us out of it - the 5 Step Clear the Crap Method. 
  • Clear the Crap Guiding Concept: Release attachment to the thoughts of others. When we are not worried about what others will think of us, we find our freedom. We find strength within; courage to be who we truly are; comfort with ourselves. We can never know what others are thinking anyway - it is all just made up in our own heads. Stop creating imaginary stories and just get on with doing what feels right for you to do. 

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Shine Note #6


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Shine Note #5

Every action is a choice
based on
values & priorities

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Shine Note #4

Take your time

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Shine Note #3

Happiness is a
moment to moment

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Shine Note #2

Embrace the lusciousness of Contrast

  Happy - Sad
Sunshine - Rain
Movement - Inertia
Enthusiasm - Lethargy

Pleasure - Pain

One cannot exist without the other.
Recognise and relish the cyclic nature of Being.


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Shine Note #1

Create Joy

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Sort it & Shine - or not!!

Day two of preparation for Sort it & Shine (more on that to come later!) and I still haven’t finished the laundry.
So, what does this mean?
I’m so inspired right now. I have so much energy and enthusiasm. I want to get so much done. Yet in the back of my mind I know that there are only 24 hours in the day, and if I am to be realistic, and if I am to get more sleep, which I have been trying to do for a long, long time, and if I am to be prepared for my Brown Belt and 5 Stages, and if I’m to keep my kids (and myself) alive in the process, then I just might need to delay a project or two.
What do I really need to focus on right now?

What can wait until later?

Even though I am capable of doing it – should I?


“If a warrior is to succeed at anything,

the success must come gently,

with a great deal of effort

but with no stress or obsession.”

~ Carlos Castaneda
I will take a more considered approach to where I direct my energy.
There’s a fine line between grabbing an idea and just going with it, learning on the fly and getting by, and taking time to establish a solid foundation. I keep wanting to build, build, build, but maybe the foundation is still not ready. My fear is that the more I hesitate and attempt the preparation for my big future project, the longer it will take to get it off the ground.
One step at a time!
Slow down!

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Day 1 of preparation for Sort it & Shine was simply HOUSEWORK!

Get the general living areas of my home clean and tidy. Significant progress was made with lounge tidied up, bathrooms and toilets scrubbed clean, kitchen cleared and a million loads of clothes washing done, half of which is still hanging on the line.
I have always felt better equipped to begin new challenges when all general chores have been completed. But don’t go overboard with it, as there will ALWAYS be housework to do. You cannot let this be your excuse not to start something new, but it sure helps to have structure in your routine and dedication to regular duties, in order to take on the next new project.
You need to recognise and find your own comfort level with household chores, and this varies greatly between individuals, and also within the individual depending on what’s going on for them at the time.
What state are you comfortable to leave the house in, before you take your attention to something else?

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