The Rhythm of Nature

Every year I disappear into the bush to reconnect. These are my most treasured times. These are the times that have significantly impacted my life and drawn me towards my true self and living my purpose. The rhythm of Nature allows us to slow down and be! Whether it’s the vast open plains, the sandy…

The Average Day – SoulTrekking

The fire is stoked at daybreak and, as the flames take hold, the all-important billie is set to boil. Coffee starts the day. Before sun-up, each soultrekker finds their private spot, coffee and journal in hand to start their day with meditation and prayer. Each person does it their way – this is a private…

Dealing with being Overwhelmed

As we push on through the dip and try to live the life we were created to live, we invariably face people and situations that we have not dealt with before. This can be challenging and force us to dig deep. Hopefully with consistency and effort, we can push through and gain further territory in our lives. Sometimes, however, the situation…

Germination

It’s a well-established and studied fact, that not all seeds will germinate if simply put in some soil, left in the light, and given a gentle watering. Many seeds need to face almost cataclysmic events, before they are able to burst forth into life. Take the acacia tree for example. The tiny seeds of this…

Dealing with a Rejection Complex

All of us know what it is like to feel rejected. This normally evokes feelings of being on the outer, not being special, not being chosen. Deep down we feel unloved! This is a very normal reaction to the harsh realities of life. The Rejection Complex, however, has the power to make us crumble! This potent force is triggered…

Confronting the Dip Demons

Parker Palmer has a famous quote: “Awareness precedes Being” The very first step of handling the Dip Demons – or any complex – is to become aware of what is happening. Until we know a complex exists, we cannot deal with it. Without awareness we have nothing! Our first requirement is therefore to begin to see the patterns…

What happens in The Dip

The Dip is the graveyard of dreams! This is the place where most of us give up. It is the place where we are tried and tested, it is the part of the journey where many weary travellers get lost and turn back to find a safe harbour or a less demanding route. As I…

Giving up

Why do so many give up? Many, maybe most, start the race of living life purposefully, but never make it to the finish line. They never reach their goals, their dreams or their destiny. It’s hard enough working out what our Life Purpose or True North is, but achieving it is another thing altogether. I…

Why Soultrek?

Over the last decade of my life the significant growth and development always seems to be preceded by a time of wrestle. I have learned over the years that when I am wrestling with something significant, to take some time out. This time-out invariably involves camping alone on some deserted beach or tucked away in a remote National Park…

Serving the Community

It’s one thing to connect within, connect with God, connect with nature but ultimately we are relational beings. The fourth tenant of Soultrekking is the community focus. This is where the rubber hits the road. This is where the deep inner journey is translated into the outward life we live. Our Soultrekking focus is divided into two separate groups.…