I’m Rachael Skyring, Suburban Seeker,
discovering unexpected gifts in in-between moments.
Welcome to my world.
If you yearned for, longed for, desired something so badly that you could hardly bear to live without it,
but it appeared inconceivably far beyond your reach, how could you begin to even try for it?
It seems sensible to let those dreams go, to forget them and get on with “real life”
And yet dreams do not die.
One day it is simply time to acknowledge, return to and embrace your long lost dream.
But it’s been so long that you don’t even remember what it looks like.
How can you ever find your way to reconnect????
That’s my story and my quest(ion).
Here’s what I’ve discovered so far about how to reconnect with your dream.
It’s a challenging and ongoing journey requiring ever deeper authenticity and truth.
Space and time with intention but without expectation.
Allow yourself to be seduced:
Begin with nothing and be delighted by the small wonders that show up.
See things one way and then change your mind completely.
There is so much more going on than the chatter.
Presence. Breath. Movement. Laughter. Perception. Gathering. Creation. Sharing. Listening. Stillness.
It’s going to feel weird at best to begin with. Learn to love that vulnerability. Call it and laugh.
I believe in this practice because it has turned my life around and continues to deliver support in my ongoing life quest.
From pathetically lost and uncertain to increasingly focused and confidently on purpose.
I got tired of trying so hard all the time and still feeling like I was never enough. Never doing enough. Never being enough.
As a wife and mother my life felt constrained by other people’s needs and desires. For a long time that was enough for me
But gradually i realised i wanted more than that, though I still didn’t know what I was looking for.
Eventually I understood that I needed to rediscover and reclaim my forgotten dream.
Now I know that part of my dream is to enable other women to reconnect with theirs.
Life long collection of practices and enquiries that have informed and inspired me so far –
Team sports, training, exercise “to stay sane”
Shiva Shakti Dance – tantra
Buffet number of books read….. including
Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy
Pride and Prejudice
Where the Wild Things Are
How Tom Beat Captain Najork and his Hired Sportsmen
How Yoga Works
The Story of the Human Body
Nature and the Human Soul
Zen and the Art of Archery
Degree in Physics
Honours Degree in Astrophysics
Masters Degree in Rocket Science
Grad Dip Library & Information Management – Prize in Info Retrieval
Yoga Teaching Certificate
Laughter Yoga Certificate
First Aid and CPR
Real life > relationships, economics, self worth, parenting
Exploring the ups and downs of a suburban life as windows of enlightenment