How To Live Your Life To The Fullest!

Live Like You’re Dying

I’ve seen a lot of posts recently on Facebook about how to live your life to the fullest, asking how I would live if I knew I only had a short time left, etc etc.  I visited these questions deeply for the first time in 1998 when my life changed dramatically within the space of a week and it has shaped my life so much since, though that message is coming through in a louder way again right now for me.

So … on an impulse, I booked this a couple of days ago:

 


 

 

I am SO excited! I have wanted to go on one for forever and just thought I’d go for it in the spirit of living fully! Yes, I am afraid of heights, but I’m pretty sure, statistically, I’m better off up there than crossing the road.  ;-)

 

All Or Nothing

I have realized, that when I do stuff, it *is* all or nothing and y’know .. that’s who I am and it’s how I like it. (My astrological reading with Terri Plewa actually showed why that is to a T ;-) )

 

In the spirit of all of this, I was also inspired to look up another exciting fully alive moment from my past, and found out that the bungee jump I did just over a decade ago, that resulted in two weeks of ego death and more joy than I can describe, was off of the highest commercially operating bungy bridge in the world. Wow, talk about how to live your life to the fullest!

 

Reading that made me laugh really hard .. of course it was ;-) Why would I go for anything less, even on an impulse, even without consciously knowing how extreme it was.

 

I had just left my partner of 6.5 years, been away to get my head clear on what had been planned as a romantic getaway, had been told by him by phone that he’d kill himself if I didn’t come back and that my flat had been broken into while I was away .. and had found out the day before leaving for home that my mother had an aneurysm suddenly pop in her brain and was in a coma (we switched the machines off a few days later – big beautiful story for another time).

So, I did what anyone would do ;-) .. I saw the bungy jump billboard at the entrance to their business as I was driving home from the getaway, felt I must go do it and turned off the road .. and within 30 or 40 minutes, was perched on the edge of a 216m drop over a dry river bed with an elastic band tied around my ankles.

 

It was one of the best things I ever did!

 

My reptilian brained ego self had no concept of the elastic band at all and so, as I dropped, it prepared me for death .. and released all of my baggage .. in a moment.  A white out, followed by BLISS.

 

FREE

LIGHT as a feather

radiant LIGHT

 

and then ..

 

.. I bounced ..

 

.. and dropped ..

 

.. and bounced .. and dropped again .. coming to rest as a new woman

 

Later when I stopped off at an unusual tourist spot, run by true hippies from the 60s (a faery sanctuary at the foot of a mountain range) .. and hung out in the peace and beauty for a while, the owner came up to chat with me with an increasingly curious look on his face.

 

Eventually, he asked me if I was tripping .. he was sure, from my dilated pupils and blissful demeanour, that I had taken LSD.

 

It really made me laugh.

 

That peaceful feeling and acceptance of all that is .. of pure love lasted for around 2 weeks.

 

It’s been so wonderful to revisit the memory!

 

But more than that .. it’s great to feel FULLY ALIVE! I know I don’t need moments like jumping off a bridge, or floating in a peaceful sky across the land that I’ve made my home for the past 10 years to feel it.  That I do find those moments regularly now in my everyday magic .. but .. they are oh.so.good for raising the bar every once in a while.

 

How are you raising the bar in your life?? What tips do you have on how to live your life to the fullest??

 

I’d really love to know .. leave your comments below.

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Comments

  1. Natalie,
    How very awesome! I can almost feel the release you must have had as you dropped off the bridge and fell toward the ground below. I may need to take up bungee jumping if only for the hope that I can get released also. :)
    Bruce
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    • The Whole Mama says:

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the post Bruce. :-) It may help to know that I’ve discovered many more, much more gentle, ways of releasing since then! Some of my favourites are fire ceremonies, even small one candle ones (it’s the intention and presence that matter most) and EFT, using Brad Yates’ videos on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/eftwizard

  2. Terri Plewa says:

    Ha ha ha… I think I meant “whim” when I wrote “women” !
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  3. Terri Plewa says:

    Wow. Truly inspiring. I love how you just get that women and GO! Brilliant.

    What am I doing? Hmmmm. Well, aside from quitting my job and letting go of my safety net and changing my entire life, I still sorta feel like I might need to raise the bar now. Ha. I don’t think it will involve bungee jumping. It actually could involve a spa believe it or not. I will have to consider all this. THANK YOU. :)
    Terri Plewa recently posted..Television- A Tool for Your Happiness

    • The Whole Mama says:

      Thanks! :-) I think at peak moments, I’ve always been able to hear that impulse to grab onto the Big Action that could help me make the shift in some way .. and now I am so thrilled to be finding I can hear the voice more and more in the every day magic moments .. and not need to jump off of a bridge or get rid of my whole life as it stands (unless I want to hahaha). I can’t *wait* to see the world from a hot air balloon!

      Wow .. changing your whole life and just leaping, is one of the huge jump off a bridge moments that goes on for a while. I love the sound of living life to the fullest in a spa! There’s so much in that, about receiving, that is a powerful shifter. Let me know how it feels when you do it .. or what else you choose to do, if it’s something else.

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