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Soothe The Soul: Meditation Magic

I’ve always been the girl with a wild imagination, one full of messy chapters, endless drafts, flicking back and forth between the past, present, future more times than I can count. It’s creative, powerful and occasionally chaotic altogether, and it has seen me clumsily face-planting into a fair few ‘road blocks’ over the years, as well as crisp ‘aha’ moments where everything, absolutely everything, just makes imperfect sense.

Put simply, when I think, I think a lot.

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Unravelling The Lessons of Grief

Today, I unexpectedly got a triple whammy of something I thought I had had my dash with:

Grief.

Losing someone special in your life takes time to adjust. The saying you need to ‘feel to heal’ is sometimes something I’d rather throw on some rollerblades and race away from – in any direction – just not towards it. Continue Reading

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The Wildflower Roar

Strength lies in the silent, too. As a young woman, I’ve often looked around at others out there loudly in the world, being who they want to be in every sense of the word, standing their ground, marking their spot on this earth.
 
I’ve compared myself to these people and been in awe of their power, their strength to walk forwards as who they truly are, letting nothing stand in their way.
 
They are the wildflowers.

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The heart behind TWD

To fully connect to a website, often you need to understand a little the heart behind it. With new faces appearing both here and over on the Facebook page lately, I thought it would be a good time to re-introduce myself and what The Wildflower Diaries is all about.

Firstly, I’m Rachel. I’m fond of meaningful conversations and writing from deep within. I’m left handed; I smudge 99% of everything I write, live in New Zealand and one day would love to write a book and have you all in it. I’m a curious seeker (insatiably so) who loves connection with others and looking for the reason behind why things are the way they are. I have a quirky sense of humor, at times bursting with excitement and energy and at others, happy to just go inwards. Continue Reading

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Shaken, then stirred: Facing the soul shaker

Hey, wildflower.

I want you to know that at many times over the course of your lifetime, there will be a special type of person that will appear in your life and shake you up; I mean really shake you up.

They’ll charge into your world, using words as weapons and clutching desperately onto past hurts of their own, all the while screaming that it’s simply all your fault.

And a lot of those times, it’s going to hurt. It’s going to make your insides feel like they’re anchored 6 feet under and you’ll feel momentarily defenseless as if there’s not a single thing that can be done about it. Continue Reading