True Quirkyness is an inside job, anything but the obvious, an element of pleasant depth or surprise.
:: Lifestyle ::
What does it mean to you to be quirky and what do you love about it?
True Quirkyness is an inside job, anything but the obvious, an element of pleasant depth or surprise. Anything but the obvious, be that repurposing old things by seeing new potential or growing spiritually.
What’s a secret, unusual talent that you have?
I have ridiculously good hearing and I know how to use it. It compensates for my lack of visual memory.
:: Quest ::
Where do you find your mojo?
I’ve wondered that too… Always looking for that illusive mojo…
Explain one experiment you’ve done that changed your life:
I always knew “calories in, calories out” is a convenient lie.
I have always struggled with my weight even as a competitive cyclist, so I decided to put my spiritual knowledge to the test and make peace with “I might never reach my goal weight”. I then had to deal with all the feelings that came up; guilt, shame, fear, anger, betrayal etc. Let’s just say it wasn’t pretty. Then chase all feelings and preconceived notions I had about food and eating, including other people’s judgements, as far back as I could.
It’s not a quick fix, but I dare say it has worked – whereas being a gym-bunny and diets never did. It’s given me a freedom I never knew and a body -three sizes smaller – I no longer feel ashamed of.
What’s your favorite recent discovery for…
Your home: Soapnuts – nature’s gift for cleaning anything, clothes, smelly trainers, naturally antifungal and insect repellent, floors, as a dog-shampoo, makes your hair really soft too!
Your body: Coconut water; the best rehydrator in the world, can also be frozen into ice-lollies for a hot day.
Your belly: Getting a cold and coughing for a month worked like a boot-camp for my belly.
Your soul: Not recent but spending time with our cat Milou and the many strays that live around here too nourishes my soul. Watching clouds or the night sky. Unplugging from social media as often as I can. Watching a good rainstorm.
Music: Music was my first love, it’s saved my life on many occasion. Growing up I never could focus on homework unless I had the right background music. Music was nourishment for my soul.
That said, in the last five years I’ve come to appreciate peace and quiet like never before. I do like my 40s stuff like Moonlight/Sunrise Serenade (Glenn Miller), and I like Xphirience bliss coded Nature Sounds. (Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BNgdlKQKE0)
Writing: Is my way of life; I write for fun; for my own clarity and entertainment; to share, and to remember. I like writing longhand – especially on Khadda paper – with my special pen (a Parker jotter) my best mate gave me for no apparent reason with a little tag saying “To the best Lizzie in the whole wide world.” The tag is long lost but safe in my heart. When I channel it’s mainly through automatic writing.
Art: I love “Ghosts of War” by artist Jo Teeuwisse! The images are haunting and moving and as close to what I as a psychic and clairsentient experience when feeling into a particular place, especially at dusk. If you allow yourself to learn from the past there’s no need to repeat it.
:: Mission ::
How do you celebrate the deliciousness of being quirky?
Question everything! Use your inner compass to discern your way.
I love the word Quirky too. It’s an inner thing, a honest truth that comes from a very creative space within. It’s part of who I am and an insatiable quest to see everything in a new way. For one, I love restoring old furniture. It’s my favorite pasttime.
What is your #1 tip for a fellow quirkster?
Compromising your quirk will make you unhappy and ultimately lose it. Stay Quirky x
About: Liz Rosales is a Mexico based writer, mystic, audio-book editor, healer, counsellor and artisan. She is a multi-talented, highly sensitive person, who loves coffee, cats, restoring furniture, writing and is a self confessed Francophile. Her new book “The Spirit if Flying” will be published on the 7th July 2014.
Find out more at: The Spirit if Flying
Her blog can be found at Catpawscafe.com