Create Your Life or Withdraw into your Tortoise Shell by Davina Herbert

Years ago, I saw a class advertised that had a theme of creating your life or perishing.  At the time, I thought that it was an overly dramatic title and dismissed any ideas of attending this class.  I didn’t give it another thought – until lately. 

This year has been a roller coaster of a year.  It seems that just about everyone I talk to has some story of life taking unexpected twists and turns for them.  I am no different.  There have been two events happening simultaneously that have pushed me to dig deep into my ‘toolkit’ of methods to deal with uncertain futures and stress.  Now I am blessed in that I have a large animal family.  When I’m in my office at least one of the dogs is normally around.  I don’t know that I would do without them.  Yet even with all that love and support, there have been some days this year where I have struggled with the motivation to get out of bed. 

I have been busy living life in the future.  When these situations resolve themselves (as I know that they will one day), then I will be happy and create the life of my dreams.  I let myself get into such a ‘funk’ about what was happening that I stopped living in the present and celebrating what is currently in my life.  Some days I just wanted to sit at home with the dogs and not interact with anyone.  Yet on reflection, I know this was not my best course of action.  I was merely existing and not creating.  One of the events that is going on is watching the health deteriorating of a beloved family member.  It’s so hard to witness their slow decline.  Whilst they have not yet passed, I grieve for the person that they were, and the relationship that we had together.   Yet throwing myself into the ‘grave’ with them, is not honouring of the person that they were and what our relationship used to be. 

Create or perish.  In recent times I have seen how true this is.  As I withdrew more into my shell, like a tortoise, my creative ideas and motivation diminished.  I have a list of activities that I was saving to start when life ‘resolved’ itself.  Yet I know that life never fully resolves itself.  Once one event resolves, another occurs.  We are always in a stage of growing and changing.  Now I’m looking through my list of activities and doing some planning to see which ones I will start now.  I need to walk my own talk and start creating and living the life I desire instead of perishing.

If you want to keep up with the classes that are coming up in the new year, pop over to my website. 

I will post classes there when they are finalised.  Sneak peak – I’m planning a Vision Board Workshop for the new year where the focus is on you and your pets and the desired relationship that you would like to create.  Create or perish?  Are you creating the life of your dreams with your pets?  If not, then you are welcome to attend my workshop. By being in the company of like-minded people, your enthusiasm for life, living and creating will be re-ignited.  Wishing you a creative month.

Davina Herbert

Davina is the pioneer of Pet Energy Therapy and she uses her communication skills and an holistic approach to help restore balance for all your family- including the animal family members.

1 comment

  • Thank you Davina. Beautiful energy and encouragement to live in the moment. I personally appreciate the encouragement not to withdraw, having spent so much time in my shell. Thank you for your inspiration animal whisperer.


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