My wish is that someday soon my job will be redundant. There is a job on a boat operating out of Port Douglas that involves making people cups of tea and making them laugh that has my name on it! If my job is redundant, then this would mean that everyone I work with and try to connect with have heard me, learnt from my lessons and are struggling no more. Rather, their lives are full of joy, focus, productivity, positivity and happiness. That’s a nice wish isn’t it. Unfortunately though, my days of assisting people and communities are increasingly busier – but I can still wish eh?

I have realised that for me to achieve my wish, I need your help in accomplishing the following six wishes for you.

I wish you a good inner voice. By this, I mean your inner voice keeps reinforcing your value to yourself. I wish that it is a positive voice that keeps you motivated and believing in yourself and that when you experience feelings of self-doubt you keep asking yourself “says who?”.  This inner dialogue must be about what process you need to focus on to reach the goals you want to achieve. I hope this inner voice keeps challenging you when you (or others) cast doubt on your abilities to achieve your dreams and wishes. Keep looking at the evidence of your situation and not the perceptions. I hope you continue to ask yourself “what is the most effective strategy that I need to adapt right now to achieve my dreams” and control your inner voice – don’t allow your inner voice control you.

I wish you a high heart. We know the value of giving  – through associations, friendships and volunteerism. This connectivity is just important for our wellbeing so give with a high heart and expect nothing in return. There are people in our world who give with a low heart – in other words expecting something in return. These people take and give you little – it is all about them. With these people, believe in karma and accept that the world has a way of working them out eventually. Give with a high heart and the world will give back to you. One of my lessons is that you can never give enough  – as the world repays you in so many other ways.  Be open to giving – of your time, resources, your presence, advice and watch the spirit look after you.

I wish you a good gut. We have finally accepted the importance of our gut health. I believe we have three brains – in our heads, our heart and our stomach. All three are connected by the bio dimensional vagus nerve and communicate with each other and are all equally important.

What we assumed by conventional wisdom as the role of our “traditional” brain, we now know is mirrored in the functioning of our gut.  As an example, we have all been trained to believe our traditional brain produced our serotonins.  We now know that our stomach contributes to the production of serotonin just much as our traditional  brains. So, eat well – plenty of fruits and keep a healthy balanced diet. Stay away from processed foods as much as possible. Take a suitable dosage of probiotics either naturally (through foods/drinks) or assisted (supplements). Monitor your own gut health by being familiar with the functioning of your body and take appropriate action.

I wish you make good choices and have good habits. Sleep well and create an environment for yourself that is positive and “upbeat”. I dream that you are clear in your values and be true to them.  Create healthy routines around regular exercise and time management. Make sure you have positive habits and routines around alcohol consumption, gambling, social media and other forms of addiction .

I wish you surround yourself with good people who you can relax with, laugh with and be inspired by. Equally, I hope these people can “call” on you when required and that you listen and respond to them and appreciate their friendship.

Finally, I wish that you believe in yourself and believe that everything will be ok – the world may not give you what you want – but it will give you what you need. Back yourself.

If my six wishes for you come true, then you won’t need people like me then my wish for being redundant will be realised! Everyone wins! So work hard towards these wishes!

Now hand me a pen so I can fill out my application for that boating job…!