Peta Kelly: Earthess, Mum, Wife
How do you start your day?
With Erik and Sol. My girl (14 months) comes into my bed for her morning feed and cuddles. We play, go for walk, read for an hour or two. This first hour or two together is the first ceremony of the day. And then my generative time begins—ceremony of some kind + my creative work. I'll move in there too—Pilates, a walk, or dancing in the bathroom like a wild woman.
What do you do when you are overwhelmed or stressed?
Breathe, finally have learned to do that. Ask myself 'what am I making significant?' and then 'poof!' it's like everything I was making bigger than it is, breathes too. Playing with my girl, that brings everything into perspective. Also, chatting it out with my husband. He's the best listener—perfect for someone like me who can talk a million miles an hour
What gives you the feeling of true bliss within?
A beautiful day dance—when a regular, everyday day is creative, intimate and peaceful.
What are you currently reading?
Osho—Creativity (again) and The Conscious Parent.
What are you listening to right now?
Matt Kahn on youtube, a little Dolores Cannon for my wormholes and Baby Einstein for heads, shoulders knees and toes.
What does nourishment look like to you?
Present, untouchable family time. Long conversations with my Mum. Ceremonial cooking and eating. Reading with a cuppa. A thriving but spacious day dance (schedule). Lentil Dahl. Potatoes. Arent potatoes just so nourishing.
How do you make space for play?
It's been made a lot easier with a child-- all present time with her right now is play, discovery time. it's the best, effortless, unhindered play. Adult play, hubs and I like to make each other laugh randomly. Like i'll wear some sunnies he has that are hideous when he least expects it. We'll watch stand up comedy (ricky gervais is our fav) regularly in the week. We lace it throughout our everyday-- just laugh. I put Sol on a spinny chair and sing wheels on the bus for her as if I'm Adele, and spin her around as if she's the judge on the voice. I've learned that play doesn’t have to be an activity, it can be a mode. We can lace play throughout our everyday, even how we write our emails.
What are some favorite mantras you cling to?
Right now my favourite is 'There's no rush.' I love it the most. it gives me so much breath and I feel its really true. There's a difference between divine right action that is quick, and rushing against nature.. I used to always rush. Breathing more now.
Please share some words of wisdom you’ve learned over the years.
Where to begin?! My Mum always said to the four of us growing up "Don't expect more from people than they can give," And over time I've learned what she meant—acceptance, that everyone is on their own evolution and doing their absolute best with what they have. If we can remember this all the time, it's much easier to be genuinely compassionate. I'll just spit some of my favouite learnings of right now—minimalism is not having nothing, its having nothing you don’t love. Don’t shortchange your everyday. Our truth can change everyday, there's no need to grip onto it so tightly, let the truth breathe because truths aren’t necessarily true forever. The magic is in the creating, not the creation. All the change we want to see in the world, it's all a consciousness issue- once we drop into our hearts one by one, policy will change. It's heart science, not rocket science—all of it.
About Peta Kelly
Peta is a Mum to her beautiful daughter Sol and wife to the biggest heart ever on legs, Erik. She is an Australian born world traveller. Peta is a closet comedian, but she writes, speaks, and channels beautiful entities like The Earthess Co. Learn more at Peta’s website or follow her on Instagram.