The Oil Lights The Lamp!

“The stars, that nature hung in heaven, and filled their lamps with everlasting oil, give due light to the misled and lonely traveller.”

John Milton

If you have ever watched ducks swimming, then you would have seen them elaborately nibbling each of their feathers with their beaks. Through this process of preening, the duck is actually spreading oil all over the top layer of her feathers. A gland near its tail secretes the oil and this oil makes her feathers waterproof. The water rolls off the first layer of oily feathers, so all the feathers underneath stay dry and keep her warm.

How wonderful to have a raincoat like that! No matter how cold or wet it may be outside, we’d always be warm and dry!

Life has its own seasons – sometimes it can be sunny skies and sometimes thunderstorms that whip us about. Through coaching, by supporting the client to access their deepest selves, we try to find the source within them that can keep them warm and strong through all seasons. We try and find the oil – The oil that can protect them from their own fears and unhealthy patterns; the oil that can bring them comfort in good times and bad; the oil that can waterproof them; that can light them up from within. By raising their conscious awareness, we explore how we can create lasting change in their needs, motivations, behaviours…If we can learn to find that source within ourselves and soak in its confidence and kindness, we would be less impacted by what life rains down on us.

So find your source and more importantly find the oil….for it is the oil that lights the lamp…..and who knows, you may just light the path for someone else along the way.  #GiftTheLight

“To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it.”  George MacDonald

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