When The Universe Makes You Slow Down….

When The Universe Makes You Slow Down….





Lately, I feel like the 10 hats I wear has increased to 20 or more.

Who else can relate?

Rushing to get to work, focusing on doing my job to the best of my ability, rushing to get to my treatment rooms, dedicating time to my clients (before, during and after their sessions), rushing to get back home, spending quality time with our Girls (3 dogs, 1 pony),  and grown up Kids, organising regular check in visits for poorly parents, rushing to make dinner, rushing to eat dinner, trying to manage social media, writing my weekly blogs and meditations, managing my online store, and blah blah blah….

My 40 hour working weeks are in reality usually 70 – 80 hours, and at times, I still feel as though there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done!


So here’s how the universe MADE me slow down….

The signs started a few weeks ago, just little things I would notice. For some reason, no matter where I was going, I would get EVERY SINGLE red light. I’m not talking one or two – I’m talking 7 or 8 in a row every time I would leave the house.

It wasn’t just the red lights that were slowing me down, if there was a truck, a rubbish removal van, a bus or something else slow moving, I found myself right behind them, unable to do a thing about it.

At first, I was like “OK Angels/Universe I get the hint, slow down” but then nothing would change, and I’d be back to my usual routine of rushing….


The next thing that started happening was that I kept bumping into things.

Now I am a bit of a klutz at the best of times, but this was something else. I’d trip over slight steps, walk into tables and chairs, catch my toes on the leg of my work table, hit my head getting into and out of the car… You get the picture.

Seriously it was one thing after another. So, do you think I slowed down? Nope. There were things that needed to be done and I certainly wasn’t going to make myself fall behind…


Then it happened and it got me really good.

Illness strikes.

Here’s the thing, you don’t need to be a genius to know that illness is always a sign from our bodies that something is wrong. It usually hits you after all those niggling signs to slow down were ignored. You were tired but kept going. So busy helping others to heal that you did not give spare any time to heal yourself… you know the drill.

For me it got me in my right ear. It started with immense pressure pain and I just could not get any relief. I woke up and my ear was sticky and watery so instead of going straight to the pharmacy I went to work.

After 2 hours I drove myself to the pharmacy where I was given special ear drops for infection. I was advised that it is highly inflamed and Not to wear my hearing Aids Aghhhh!  and also that I needed to take a few days off. Finally I obeyed, as I really did not fancy shouting “What you saying” all day long.

The next afternoon (about 30 hours after starting the drops) my ear was red, inflamed, sore and leaking a little blood – this certainly didn’t look like something that was being healed with my drops.

Something did not feel (or look) right, so I went back to the pharmacy and was told that I was having an allergic reaction to the drops (as there was no bacterial infection – it was viral) I needed to stop them immediately.

Again, I obeyed and decided if it wasn’t any better in the morning I would go back to the doctor.

The next morning, both my ears was throbbing, red and swollen and the doctor told me I had a severe ear and throat infection and start antibiotics immediately.

Here’s the best part – this all happened on the ONE MORNING I had booked in to use a massage voucher that I was given for my previous birthday!!

It was the day before, and the doctor actually said “you’ll have to go to hospital if these pills don’t work” not what you want as a single mum in the middle of a global pandemic.

Neither was an option so I went to my massage appointment (sobbing and feeling sorry for myself) they took one look at me and said, don’t worry we’ll reschedule your appointment (through all of this, missing my massage was my MAIN concern LOL!)

It doesn’t end there….


Friday night on a Very cold, Icy winters night, our Boiler begins to leak, water came through the ceiling, light bulbs blew, and we couldn’t light the log burner because its attached to the boiler.

So here I am Freezing cold trying to dry the house out and instead of releasing the blog I had prepared for tomorrow, I decided to write these words of advice, as a reminder NOT TO IGNORE SIGNS FROM THE UNIVERSE!

When you feel like you need to slow down – you should do exactly that.


Don’t ignore the small things as more often than not, they can prevent the big things from happening!