I’m Re Nightingale, and I’ve been an avid reader of self-help books and attended workshops for as long as I can remember. I was a sickly child from birth, and spent the early part of my life in and out of hospitals. I also had a stammer and a stutter. I had little confidence or self-esteem and just got used to being written off by society. However, I still strived to better myself.
Then, in my 30s, I fell spectacularly ill and lost my independence and mobility. I lost everything – my job, my career, my house, my friends, and the lifestyle I enjoyed. Life was tough. I could not understand why all the knowledge I had gained from the many books I had read was not working. So I decided to read some of them again.
As I did so, I realised that I not only had to read them, but I had to DO them. I had to walk the talk – and that was an eye-opener.
One type of book, that said you had to go inside yourself, I’d particularly avoided – because I knew that in my case there was nothing there. Now I actively sought them out, devoured every word and did whatever they suggested. It did not come easy, but I was desperate for change. One day I read the words, Would you rather be right or would you rather be healthy? (from A Course in Miracles.) I would say that was when my healing journey really began. Once I took responsibility for myself and accepted that the answers are not outside myself, but within, things started to improve.
When we play the blame game or look to others to fulfil our needs and make us happy, we disempower ourselves.
I turned to the philosophies of Louise Hay, Brandon Bays Journey work, Gary Craig’s EFT and the ancient art of Reiki to break the cycle of illness and using one drug to treat the side effects of another. I wanted to find and treat the cause of the problem and not just the symptoms. Through doing the work, I was able to clear deep rooted emotional issues and health problems while finding happiness in many areas of my life.
What I found was so much more than I had ever imagined.
I changed from the inside out. I found inner peace and contentment. I’ve found my self-esteem, my self-confidence and regained my health. I’m a happier, healthier person and I like to think that I’m a better person too.
Since then I’ve been passionate about mind, body, and soul healing. I went on to qualify in just some of the modalities that I feel helped me the most and have taken me far, far deeper, and much further than anything else I’ve experienced – producing profound insights and huge shifts very safely and lovingly.
My passion is now to inspire and empower you to live the life you want for yourself – because we all are more than we have become.
So if you feel ready to become the person you have always wanted to be, if you're ready to take control and responsibility for your life and, if you feel the call to take action… the invitation is here. Call me for a free, no obligation chat.
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Inspiration, motivation & resources
We all need a little extra help from time to time, particularly in those dark moments when your thoughts get the better of you. So it’s always useful to have some resources that speak to you at a deeper level. This page will give you some ideas and guidance to help you get back on track.
Personally, I feel there’s no one person, author, spiritual leader or teacher who will tick all your boxes and speak to your soul on every level. We’re all human and perfectly imperfect. This list is therefore wide and varied, but everything included has been instrumental in my own journey and touched me in some way. Take what works for you and disregard the rest, knowing that all you’ve picked up along the way goes towards the rich tapestry of your life. I hope you find something to uplift you, motivate you and inspire you.
Louise Hay, I Can Do It Calendars. These are such a lovely way to begin your day. Each morning you have a ready made affirmation or positive thought to focus on as you go about your business. This is especially helpful if you find it difficult to write your own affirmations.
Pam Grout: E Squared - This is a brilliant little book with nine do it yourself energy experiments that prove your thoughts create your reality. I used it with the Personal Development Group a while back. We each decided on an experiment and reported on our success at the next meeting. The results left me absoulutely astounded to be honest. It is one thing to pay lip service to something and quite another to experience the truth of it.
Byron Katie: Who Would You Be Without Your Story?
This is a collection of dialogues between Byron Katie and some of her delegates at various workshops around the world. The title really spoke to me at a deep level and got me thinking. Who would I be without my story and if I could not say that I was this, that or the other? Who would you be, how would you describe yourself, what words would you use to say something about yourself? It makes you think, doesn't it?
Esther and Jerry Hicks: Ask and it is Given
The book contains exercises to help you change the way you look at things. Need I say more… This is probably one of those books that everyone could do with reading.
Kirtana: This Embrace - Probably my most played CD of all time. I have it playing on a loop in the car. It just drops me straight into Source and helps me find that connection within myself. Totally inspiring and humbling.
Karen Drucker: Songs of the Spirit II - I play this a lot in my groups and workshops and also at home. It does a great job of uplifting me, particularly, when I am not feeling so grateful.
Eckhart Tolle: The Art of Presence- This is a 6 session audio retreat. It is very effective in keeping you anchored in the present moment.
Joe Dispenza: The Science of Changing Your Mind - This is an iTunes download of an interview with Joe Dispenza. He talks about how he recovered from an accident in which he broke his spine in several places, amongst other things, and was told that he would never walk again or lead a normal life. An incredibly inspiring story.