Three months ago, we began building the itinerary for a family trip to Europe. One of the first friends I spoke to about our forthcoming visit asked an interesting question: “Are you bringing your hair?” Well, it would be hard for me to leave it behind! Yet, it was only during the journey itself that I figured out why my hair held such fascination.

When we migrated our family to New Zealand eleven years ago, it was clear our lives would change substantially. Thanks to social media, friends and family left behind followed our progress and to those watching from afar, much of our kiwi experience has appeared magical. Perhaps it’s understandable they might wonder how much of what they see (including my crowning glory) is real!

Nonetheless, the hair thing went deeper still. Because those waiting to see us for the first time in over a decade did not want me turning up with grey at the temples. They were eagerly awaiting The Full Monty…my award-winning, brightly coloured, live on stage identity! Raspberry red hair does not speak to an ordinary, everyday existence – it shouts vibrancy, adventure and devil may care attitude!

Since the global pandemic, those working with frequency have been called to “bring the heat”. Albert Einstein once said “Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.”

It seems my hair symbolised "heat" for those we left behind…passion, desire, excitement. And “bringing it” served as a vivid reminder of what is still possible. Both for me, and for them! Quite fascinating to watch my snappy red cut become a nudge towards consciousness, an invitation to greater personal awareness.

It was Eckhart Tolle who said: “With awareness there comes choice. And so you are able to say: ‘I allow this moment to be as it is’. And then, suddenly, where before there was irritation, there is now a sense of aliveness and peace. And out of that comes right action.”