Follow Your Bliss & Resistance
The journey from the head to the heart is one of the hardest journeys you can take, such a short distance, but what a journey!
I have just realised that it’s not the promise of my dreams manifesting that keeps me going. At long last, it’s actually the journey itself that I’m enjoying. So many of my dreams have manifested – and they are even better than I ever imagined, and I’m excited to see the magic that emerges on the path of many, many more manifesting. What I’m learning to love more than the destination, are the learnings, adventures and growth walking the path that inspire and excite my heart and soul.
It reminds me of the words inscribed above the entrance of the Temple at Delphi, Greece; the oracle: “Above all else, know thyself.” Luckily, with that knowing comes self love…..
“Follow your bliss.
If you do follow your bliss,
you put yourself on a kind of track
that has been there all the while waiting for you,
and the life you ought to be living
is the one you are living.
When you can see that,
you begin to meet people
who are in the field of your bliss,
and they open the doors to you.
I say, follow your bliss and don’t be afraid,
and doors will open
where you didn’t know they were going to be.
If you follow your bliss,
doors will open for you that wouldn’t have opened for anyone else.”
Resistance (Or The ‘Resist Dance’ if you’re avoiding it)
All sorts of resistance can crop up on the heart path. The resistance comes cloaked in many disguises; illness, blocks, doubts, beliefs, challenges, accidents and so on and so forth.
I made a short video about this, but I’d love to know how Resistance shows up in your life and what you do about it.
After I made this video, I continued to be gentle with myself, and the day after, I woke up between 5 & 6 am (my bliss time), I downloaded some ideas and wrote for an hour. Then I got up and made myself some breakfast to take to the beach, walked the dog on the beach and cliffs for about an hour, went for a swim (!!! my TOTAL bliss !!! but something I strangely don’t do too often even though the beach is at the end of my road). Then I wrote my ‘artists pages’; simply put three pages of whatever flows out onto the page; it’s a wonderful way to clear the mind and start the day (a la Julia Cameron in ‘The Artist’s Way’). Oh yes, and I had my toasted brie sandwich when I came out of the water – HEAVEN, it was still warm as it had been in the sun all that time. Cold disappeared… seems like I’ve moved through my resistance 😉
Note to self, write another blog soon about ‘ascension symptoms’ (illnesses that appear as the vibration of the planet and OUR vibration rise), but they are not ‘normal’ illness, and with TLC can disappear almost instantly. They can manifest as tiredness, lethargy, depression, insomnia, illness of any kind… they are all down to our vibration changing. The more you attach to ‘the illness you ‘think’ you have, the more power you’re giving it, and the more it will manifest. Instead, have a choice above all else to ‘be healthy’.
Feel free to connect with me if you’d like to learn how to have a love, rather than fear motivated focus, so that you manifest amazing health all the time, guided by the intuition and heart.
OMG I feel amaaaazing now, considering the change I’ve experienced in less than 24 hours just through doing what I love.
I LOVEEEE you!
This is a sacred day – the beginning of spring and when day and night; the light and dark are in equal balance. Our ancestors were very connected with the mystical and powerful properties of the Equinox and Solstice (which occurs December 21). Our ancestors honoured these times with ceremony and celebration. It’s a time of new beginnings – and endings! They are the ‘still times’, before the new season, the mid point of the year. The ‘in between’, the void, the unknown… the place where magic, mystery and miracles dwell. You can tap into this power for your own life with the awareness of this potent gap in space and time.
“As above, so below.”
To honour this time of rejuvenation, refreshment and rebirth; here are some tips to connect you with your true nature and purpose…
8. Create an altar
It’s a great time to create an altar, get some flowers, incense, candles, sage and objects with special meaning and place them with intention. It’s a great focus for meditation and a sacred place to go to when you need some time out. If you already have an altar, you could freshen it up by adding fresh flowers, a crystal or something special.
Do so with intention… what do they represent? Intentions? Gratitude? An honoring of your ancestors, or your love life, or your career or another area of your life? Play with it. Visualize your life just as you would love it! Smile! Imaginatively step into the end result of what you would truly love!
Take some time to really quiet the mind. The easiest way to do this is to stop and take some slow, deep, conscious breaths. This quiets the mind and connects you with your spirit. A quiet mind can receive guidance, inspiration and ‘aha’ moments.
Create a sacred space and time to write down what you wish to manifest or create in the next 6 months, 1 year, 5 years, 10 years.
What legacy would you like to leave the planet with?
When you look back at your life, what are the 5 things you have done, that you are most proud of?”
Treat your journal as your new best friend. You know the phrase ‘better out than in’?
Well, if your head is full of worries, jot them down in your journal. It will clear your mind, and allow inspiration and guidance to come through.
5. Clear your space
Space clearing, cleaning, clearing out clutter is a great way to say to the Universe “I am ready! I’ve created new, clear, sacred space to allow what I love into my life.”
Psychologically you’re clearing house, and ensuring that you set up the conditions for more of what you love. For more info on the power of this, just check out any feng shui websites or books. If there is a particular area of your life you would like more luck with, it will represent a corner of your home, so check it out, and clear that space. If you want to read more about this, I highly recommend this book – “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” by Marie Kondo. Her main message is to keep only things that bring you joy! I like that.
4. Plant seeds!
There’s always something you can plant – at any time of the year. Even if you don’t have seeds, tend to your garden, or sent an intention. What would you like to grow?
Apart from honoring mother earth, and your creative abilities, planting seeds or ideas is a wonderful way to ground yourself. When you are grounded, you can connect to divine inspiration and bring more of heaven to earth in your life. Living in heaven on earth is the new paradigm… it is just about changing your perception and seeing the magic already in your life! Then more, and more and more…
Also, simply putting your hands in clay, releases happy hormones (who knew)?!
3. Greet the sunrise
Sunrise is a very sacred time of the day, especially at Equinox!
I ADORE Rumi; this is one of my favourite quotations written by him;
“The breezes at dawn have secrets to tell you
Don’t go back to sleep!
You must ask for what you really want.
Don’t go back to sleep!
People are going back and forth
across the doorsill where the two worlds touch,
The door is round and open
Don’t go back to sleep!”
I can honestly say, that in all the years that I got out of bed when I woke before sunrise, I’ve had the BEST day ever. It really sets you up for the day.
Write a list of things you are grateful for.
Every morning when you wake up, before anything… recite the things you are grateful for.
No matter how you are feeling it WILL make you feel better. One of my favourite mentors used to say ‘Mood Is Everything’. It is SO true… when you feel good, you magnetize more magic into your life.
Write a list of awesome things about you – and read them out to friend. Get them to validate you, and add to your list. Then swap. If you feel like your confidence and self worth needs a boost, that’s a great thing to do!
1. Hold A Ceremony
When nighttime and daytime are of equal duration, it reflects our male and female energies in balance… as light and dark are balanced in the world, so it is a great time to focus on balance in your life.
Whatever your ceremony involves, if you bring the quality of ‘sacredness’ to it, it will be perfect. I also love to include FUN in my ceremonies. After all, that’s why we are on planet earth!
Remember to honor your ancestors, spirit guides, power animals, angels, Ascended Masters, or whoever you seek guidance from.
Even better, if you have some sacred ceremonial grade chocolate you can have a ceremony with others, or on your own (more on how Chocolate is the vehicle for therapy, guidance, fun, spiritual enlightenment and so much more click here). Take a dose and tune into your intention. What would you like guidance on, what would you like to release (ideal for Southern Hemisphere/Autumn people), what would you like to create (ideal for Northern Hemisphere/Spring people). Drink, and be guided.
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Yum yum yum… well I’m still in Ceremony, but I wanted to share my heart and the space I’m in.. . which is still ‘in between’. I feel happier, I had a BIG ‘aha’ moment during which the fairy lights in my bedroom which have been on and off for a while, but off for at least a month or two started working again! Lol. It was metaphorical for the fact that WE can start working (being on a high vibration, lit up, bringing SUCH incredible JOY), with the simplest little adjustment and checking in. That’s what happened with my lights, it was just ONE little bulb that had broken – there was actually not even any glass in it, so I took it out, and replaced it…da naaaa … bringing SUCH inredible joy, light and love….
I’m more in tune with my emotions, and I feel a heaviness, which translates as the emotion of sadness in my heart….
Still seeing where this is going.
Happy to have my adorable doggy companion Napoleon to be with me as the space holder today.
“Document the moments you feel most in love with yourself –
What you’re wearing, who you’re around, what you’re doing.
Recreate and repeat”
I am feeling like it’s ‘a day out of time’ – the day which is in between one Mayan calendar and another. I remember my first experience of feeling this way – I had no idea it was a day out of time, but I FELT it… I am feeling it again today.
Nowadays, it is SO rare for me to do a private chocolate ceremony… there was a time when I’d do one almost every day!
I am doing one today, and it feels like SUCH a treat. What’s so funny, is that I was totally sure I’d run out of my Ceremonial Grade Guatemalan (Mayan) chocolate but I just found a little stash, specially for this sacred ceremony 🙂
I’ve felt so ‘in between’ worlds the last few weeks, even though I’ve been spending a lot of time with friends and family visiting – I’ve still felt very ‘dreamlike’. I have a hiatus today… so I’m going into chocolate dream time and my intention is to come out awakened the other side… I have much to tune into. So many choices, so many paths ahead of me…
I am very much looking forward to the experience.
If you are being guided to do yoga, have a ceremony, or do whatever, which you know is great for your wellness, please pay attention. We ARE in a most powerful week astrologically, energetically – as above, so below. Pay heed, be gentle to yourself, and LOVE you!
Thank you for allowing me to share my ‘in between’ state… I set the intention that whatever you do, when you read this, will honour your HIGHEST path, your heart and soul. Honour where YOU are! The energies are gentler now, but still, as with The Spirit of Cacao… they are gentle yet POWERFUL!
If you are aware of your negative beliefs, it is soooo so so so important to focus on the opposite of those ‘normal’ default negative beliefs… I AM WORTHY LOVABLE CAPABLE I AM ENOUGH… etc. etc. etc.
So, whatever your predominant negative belief is about yourself, focus on the things that demonstrate the opposite, look at what you’ve created so far in your life, take that as proof of your Greatness. Be the adorable, loving, compassionate, FUN adult to your inner child.
I love you.
Please share this so that others can also be in this ‘time of no time’ and come out the other side the shining radiant light being that they are in essence.
See you on the other side… let me know how YOUR journey is going.
I will report back the other side, and join me in Ceremony to sample this magical elixir and create YOUR beautiful life.
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Day out of time…. July 25, 2015
The ‘in between’ in the Mayan calendar.
A day of being… dreaming… gentleness…
The void, the unknown where potential lies… the space where magic, mystery and wonder dwell.
Take time to silence your mind…. breathe… become conscious.
I first became conscious of the ‘day out of time‘ in 2012 when I had a palpable sense that something very strange and magical was in the air. All day long there was a potent-full, intense but gentle, full stop and a skip kinda energy in the air. I asked around and discovered it was the ‘day out of time’!! I was blown away – I don’t usually feel that particular dates are important as time is simply made up anyway. In hindsight though, I wonder if I felt its intensity because unbeknownst to me, a few months later I would follow my intuition and embark on a life-changing journey to the Mayan lands to meet a Chocolate Shaman (click here for more on that)!
Take time today to honour your journey and dream your future in …. that can all be done with just a few breaths.
I’m with the clan this weekend, by the sea, hoping the sunshine comes out tomorrow after an entire day of full on rain! Ready for sunnnny times and a private Cacao Ceremony to give gratitude and connect more and more to my bliss as I dream even some dreams I may not have even considered yet 😉
More about the “Day Out of Time” – Annually July 25th (from http://www.souledout.org/wecyclewisdom/node/493)
This is the last day of the galactic year in the Mayan and Galactic calendar.
(13 moons of 28 days = 364 days ~ the extra day, the 365th day, is July 25, the “Day Out Of Time”)
This is a special day for ritual, meditation and prayer.
In 2014 the Galactic New Year (July 26) is the second year in the 7-year cycle from 2013-2020 of Opening the Seven Light Gates.
This Day out of Time we open the Second Light Gate!
Yellow Galactic Star (7/25/14)
Spiritual quality of this Day Out of Time “Yellow Star’s star-seeded gift is the revelation of the harmony that unites all things.”
Red Solar Moon Year July 26, 2014 – July 25, 2015
“You are on the quest of self-remembrance, of Godseed … As you open to self-remembrance, you become a beacon and receiver for cosmic consciousness.”
I’ve been a little curious (read bothered) recently by judgmental raw foodies and those who choose a certain way of life…. Not so much their choices, but how I’ve perceived them judging/criticising/condemning others who don’t share their beliefs.
As I write, it reminds me of how v fundamentalist religions see others’ path to God as the ‘wrong’ one.
As I sit here in my bliss on a Saturday morning, taking a break on my doggy walk, in Andalucia, musing, meditating and feeling the glorious energy of the sea as I gaze out over the Mediterranean waves, I am totally connected to my bliss. I got a lovely dollop of love as I did so.. imbued with clarity!
When people find THEIR path to God/Bliss/Joy/The Vortex, whatever it is they call it, they want to share it with EVERYONE and probably, in all innocence they actually think it’s the only way. Ha ha – so in my bliss bubble this morning, I see their actions are innocent, and underneath it all, motivated by LOVE!
It got me curious about my paths to bliss. Just to define that state, whatever we call it, it’s absolutely ‘thought-free’. There’s a feeling of joy. Everything, for the split second/s, minutes or longer is just perfect in the world.
Simply find things to be grateful for.
Even in the midst of chaos, or a grim time, if you can find just a teeny thing to be thankful for, you WILL change your mood. The first step to being able to manifest more of what you do love.
Move your body, when you increase your heart rate through exercise, you simply can’t feel good as it releases endorphins.
Same as above, smiling releases endorphins.
4. Clarity on what you love..
And creating it. Sometimes it can be something as simple as painting your nails, having your hair done, having a massage. Pampering basically. Looking after number one.
3. Spend time in nature..
Or even have a flower on your desk, or on your dining table… gaze at it 🙂
Of course walking in the woods, or spending time at the beach is the most awesome thing you can do. Even in the midst of the city, you can still look at the sky and connect to Father Sky..
There are SO many breathing exercises, recently I’m loving Abraham Hicks Vortex Meditations, with
Of course this is going to be number one, I personally think it’s the quickest, most direct route to feeling amazing. It allows you to disconnect from the ‘monkey mind’, and live more from your higher self, connected to the wisdom, love, and light of your soul.
I can’t remember what famed monk whose student told him he didn’t have time to meditate for 15 minutes a day, and the monk said ‘Okay then, meditate for 30 minutes.’ Lol.
There’s a magic in meditation, simply meditating actually creates more time in your day!
“Whatever you do make sure what you’re doing makes you happy.” Weekender, by Flowered Up, great video which I managed to have broadcast on Channel 4 in the 90’s when I worked there – it rocks! Click here to watch. If you’re an old raver you’ll love it, it’s not for everyone. It does have ‘interesting’ language and drug references in it though! I used to love it back in the day because it was so rare to see something like this showing what some young people get up to. I was lucky enough to be a party-er and get out in one piece 🙂 I wouldn’t change it for the world, I had some amazing times, and they changed my life. I have no idea why that quotation came to my mind, maybe it’s because I have a strong dislike for rules, I do what I love, even back in the day I partied, but because I was always in my heart, and I followed sage advice; “if you do drugs, only do them when you’re happy up here (the wonderful person said to me as they pointed to their mind), and happy with the people you’re with”. I received this advice as a child when I was totally anti-drugs, and never thought I’d try anything, ever in my life… when I did, this sage advice always stayed with me. Great advice! I think my experimenting with drugs many years ago definitely brought me to my spiritual path, but I don’t recommend it. I did it when it felt right to me, not from peer pressure, but when it was true for me. So there you go, a little bit of an ‘about me’ confession there 😉 I dont’ do anything like that now, I’m simply too sensitive. Although I am not against things like mushrooms, ayahuasca and the like – taken with honour, and preferably in a ceremonial setting as they can be an incredible aid on the path.
Enjoy your weekend!
Join me in London for a Ceremony – with something really wonderful, which is a drug, but it is a heart-opening, soul path enlightening elixir, which is totally legal! For more information and dates, click here to book.
I just saw a post on facebook saying that the world is going to end, the polar ice caps are melting etc. etc. Lots of ranting, fear-mongering and debate.
Now, I am definitely not going to DENY this and that there is big change afoot and that a lot of people treat this planet disgracefully. However, I know in my heart that when we focus on this, when we give our energy to it, this is what we create.
I feel angry – which is interesting, because I think a lot of these ranters are angry and fearful… they totally push my buttons and I must make a stand.
This was a heart and love motivated post, because I had a big energetic push, followed by a strange dizziness, almost like I was being overcome by spirit telling me I had to speak up… This is is funny because the lovely man who posted the notice wrote a book about the end times and how we pretty much eventually ruin the earth. It’s a wonderful book… however, it looks at ONE possible future… if there’s one thing I’ve learned from my Shamanic studies and life experiences, it’s that there are MANY possible futures, and what manifests is what we focus on. It’s where most of our energy goes… that’s the path and end result we create.
I am passionate that I balance this perspective, because by default, ever since I was a child I used positivity to survive. For many years during my spiritual awakening, time doing therapy, and various deeply transformational studies and courses, I realised how this was a shadow of mine… so I’ve brought it to the light, I’m aware of it, and interestingly enough, I actually became a little embarrassed of my positivity for a while. I was actually ashamed that I was positive. Yes, there was truth in the fact that often I wasn’t being ‘real’ about current reality, and I hoped that my positive thinking would create the manifesations/end results I wanted…. often they didn’t, for various reasons I won’t go into on this blog, but that brings me to the present moment… NOW, I’m a Positive Real Feeler…. I simply KNOW what resonates, and the future of the earth being destroyed by us does NOT resonate – for me, personally.
I received this information from a version of my future self. The news is as follows:
“My name is Tobin, and I am a 45 year old man. I have three kids and a beautiful wise woman wife… She is my voice, my inspiration, my reason for being. We are twin souls and it is like a dream come true to be alive, together, creating children in this life.
We are in the year AD 60,000 and earth is a magnificent place to be…..
There is fruit which you do not know… not from genetically modifying, but actually by marvelling at the fruit and veg we do love and know, and from that marvelling and adoration, new species came into being.
A heart swell is what creates… when we eat something we love, we speak to the cells in the food, it gives us more nutrients and what we naturally need to be high vibrational, energetic, joyful beings, but also it communicates with future energy of the foods which are coming into being so that earth is constantly looking after us, and creating more and more of what we love.
The dinosaurs were not particularly loved, so it’s not a problem that they died out.
I know that in your day, you are fearing melting of ice caps and so on and so forth. There are photos of beautiful white polar bears stranded, and it evokes fear in the people… especially the powerful manifesters, those with gentle, pure, loving hearts. It is actually the messages, and fears of those people which can do the most damage to your planet. When these sensitive beings are hiding away, or doing whatever they do when they are feeling pain, they transmit that fear to everyone, especially the animals who may be at risk.
You are all one… the animals that are in danger – FEEL that pain, and that fear is a damaging manifestation focus for them.
We know you are often confused and upset, but believe me, it is all working out perfectly.
You have a sacred plant, which is becoming stronger and stronger – Cacao. There is a love energy in this plant, imbued with knowledge, light, wisdom… which really are all the same thing. This plant brings balance to earth beings and actually also heightens their love experiences, and their connection with their higher selves, other dimensional beings and interplanetary beings also.
We are in agreement that your planet is changing, but, what is leaving your planet needs to go elsewhere. What is missing now is what you WOULD love to create. It is essential that more of the focus is made on that.
It might take sometime for everyone to be focussed on the same outcome… but right now, YOU – you who are reading this, what kind of a planet would you like to create?
As you tap into your heart wisdom, you will get more and more clarity about your own life, your legacy, your children’s lives… In the end, everyone wants the same. LOVE. To be in a world of love. The more you start to focus on that… the more that feeling will have a greater percentage focussing on it. I mentioned Cacao… there is a Spirit present in Cacao, and as the indigenous myth says ‘whenever the balance between humans & nature becomes threatened, cacao comes from the rainforest to open people’s hearts & return the planet to a state of harmony’. Cacao is not necessary, but she is a great help in guiding you from your head to your heart, and allowing you to experience the state of Oneness, Flow and Love.
There are many, conspiracy theorists, environmentalists and those who are concerned for the well-being of the earth. There are others who fight for all sorts of ‘worthy’ causes… it is crucial that they shift their focus on to what they DO love, otherwise they are actually fighting a losing battle, and they are actually giving power to the people they are fighting.…
It’s like the power of the consciousness of a human being… you might think you want a life parter, and a wonderful relationship, but if your main belief is that you are unworthy or unlovable… you will not get or maintain this relationship. It is the same with our focus in terms of saving the planet or creating peace… if your predominant belief is that it is impossible to have a world of love and peace, or of having a healthy planet is not likely… so it is.
We come to you in love.
We come to you from a place of infinite bliss…. Imagine your most wonderful days, times, moments…. When you felt like you were full of love, full of joy, full of the essence of bliss… that is our being, that is our way. It IS possible… when you choose those emotions, when you feel them NOW, doing whatever you are doing….. That is the future you are creating for yourself.”
Aho my loves
I hope you enjoyed this post. Please share the love.
I have learned that the power to create our future, our new world is in the highs, of the vibrations we feel… when we look for evidence of an incredible, love-filled world, that is what we see.
Forgiveness is key too, if someone goes against you, your beliefs, if they’re different to you, if they do or say something negative, you must let it go… release and let go.
I have also learned that being aware of everything that goes on within us is a chance to create… it’s a sign from above and it is a part of our life purpose, and the jigsaw that goes to make up the incredible beauty of our lives.
We all have a part to play in this game of life, and it IS a game, that is what Tobin said… when you read between the lines anyway….we are all in this together and we don’t have to believe another’s point of view, we simply have to be curious.
I hasten to add that it is advantageous to be curious about the experiences, things, life stories which will serve you to live and experience. If you are curious about things you do NOT want to experience then that is what you may manifest.
Energy goes where attention flows, energy flows where attention goes.
Please let me know your viewpoints, and please share! Thank you – SO much love.
At this time of the year many can find themselves suffering from stress, depression and anxiety. Although it feels like they’re DOING lots, as they rush around, often they don’t feel very productive. With demands in many areas of their life, feeling like a hamster on a wheel they realise that when it is time to relax, it’s not so easy, with insomnia, or low quality sleep and when the holidays arrive they often end up ill!
The ramifications are that they don’t reach their potential on any level; mental, emotional, physical or spiritual…. but they DO suffer on many levels.
* A recent survey showed that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, and is actually more deadly than all forms of cancer combined.
* 40% of all work-related illnesses were caused by stress.
* The main causes of stress are:
* Job Pressure
* Poor Nutrition
* Sleep Deprivation
* Media Overload (which probably moves up the scale at times like this).
If you find those statistics shocking, beware you don’t hit the other end of the scale and choose to do nothing as this can make you more unhappy than anything!
It’s never too late to create a new life, to choose the life you love, the state of mind you would like to experience EVERY single day.
Deepak Chopra who bridges the worlds of allopathic and alternative health, in his wonderful book ‘Timeless Body, Ageless Mind’ says that the cells in our body are constantly regenerating so we actually have a new body every 7 years!
So why do some people continue to manifest the same illnesses? Their thoughts and feelings stay the same; negative, so the same illnesses manifest. This often happens down through generations of families as we learn the same way to cope – or not cope with stress!
There’s a strong connection with how we relate to the aging process, how we respond to the world, our minds, our emotions and spirituality… and ‘spirituality’ can be as simple as taking a deep, conscious breath…
There are some really easy, quick, wonderful ways to allow you to stop and smell the coffee… and unfortunately one of them isn’t drinking coffee (unless you drink it in moderation, and treat it as a sacred act – my personal tip :).
Here are the 10 Steps To Relief, and a Life of Flow, Joy, Fun & More…
10. Create A ‘Ta Da’ List
Rather than a ‘to do’ list, this is a list of the things you’d like to accomplish in a time period, and focus on how you’d love your life, year, week, or day to be.
Start with a three year period, then two years, one year, 6 months, 3 months, 1 month, 1 week ….. Then focus on each day, then work in 3 hour periods and really FOCUS on an end result you’d like to accomplish…. IGNORE anything else. This is a facebook, telephone, text FREE zone 🙂 Ensure you tick things off as you achieve them, psychologically this is a very powerful thing to do, then happily say ‘ta da’, as you achieve another thing on the list 😉
9. Pamper Yourself
There are so many wonderful therapies available which address the mind body and spirit including Shiatsu, Reiki, Reflexology, Aromatherapy Massages and float tanks. If you can do this weekly, I highly recommend it, but at least monthly.
Simply having the appointment in your calendar will feel sooo good. Make sure to take some time out for YOU afterwards as you’ll be in a super high state of consciousness. Journal, write or just BE and enjoy nature. Find a good, registered practitioner through recommendation or word of mouth.
8. Meditate & Breathe Deeply
If you think you haven’t got time to meditate, simply …. Breathe! It’s as simple as that!
There’s so many benefits to meditation, but if you are a buzzy bee, then let me tell you that ‘time management’ has got nothing to do with the solution, time doesn’t exist so how can you manage it? What needs to be managed is YOU, and your energy. After meditation, and connecting with your soul and higher self, this is sooo much easier.
Just take a moment and focus on your breath from time to time.
“If you can’t afford to meditate for 20’ a day, then do it for 40”
Said the Zen Buddhist monk to the buzzy student
Taking 40 deep breaths a day is a wonderful way to slow things down, gain clarity, and give the mind a rest.
This allows inspiration to pop into your head. Have you ever experienced that magic, when you’ve been ‘trying’ to work something out, or remember something, or wait for a creative idea to manifest, as soon as you stop trying it happens! Even for the buzziest person you can take those breaths while on the train, the loo, or in a meeting.
Another great breathing exercise is to take a couple of 7/11 breaths, or 4/5. Breathe in for the count of 7 (or 4), hold for a few seconds, then breathe out for the count of 11 (or 5). Do this a few times, and notice how differently you are experiencing the world.
You see it’s impossible to think and breathe deeply at the same time… so you’re allowing divine inspiration and ‘aha’ moments to arise in between the thoughts.
Breathing deeply slows down the heart, which in turn slows down the mind.
It’s great for digestion too, as the deep breathing actually massages your digestive organs.
” If people only knew…the divine POWER of their thoughts!
First thing when I wake up is to think of the love, the people and “things” I have to be grateful for.
I pray for them all.
I DECIDE to be happy.
I don’t even get up unless I have a smile on my face.
I laugh a lot – especially when things aren’t necessarily going my way, because they are illusions that wont last longer than one breath unless I LET it.
When we learn to love ourselves, first, everything changes. Because we love ourselves, we decide to be happy every morning when we wake up, because it just seems like the best choice for remaining positive all day.
It makes us glow and people will remark about it often.
Everyone wants to know why I’m so happy all the time and I say, “Because I want to be.” Is there a better reason?
You see, it all has to do with Divine Intent.
If I have divine intent, then ALL my relationships are divine. They are truth based. I bring happiness with me, it is not a burden I place on the shoulders of loved ones.
You are not responsible for my happiness – I am.
It IS a discipline, something to practice every day until it becomes normal habit.
Unless you are a fortunate one born with the “happy gene”.
It is really not as complicated as we can make it.” Ashleigh Grace Walkinshaw
7. Create A Morning Ritual
I highly recommend a three part morning ritual which totally changed my life and moved me from a place of total despair, to really taking my life by the wotsits and creating a beautiful, successful, dream come true life.….
It goes like this… If you possibly can, get up when you wake up, if it’s humanly possible, this may take working up to, but the main three points are as follows:
i. Drink half a litre of water on waking.
Your body is dehydrated, so this is a great way to start the day.
ii. Exercise for 30 mins, anything that increases your heart rate.
I usually take the dog for a walk, and do a few mins of yoga afterwards, followed by meditation or ‘tuning in’ (feel free to ask if you’d like more info on this). Regular exercise shifts our mental, emotional, physical and spiritual bodies so that we are operating more to our highest potential AND it gives you the sense that there’s more hours in the day! It seems counter intuitive that we’d have more energy if we exercised in the morning, but it is a fact.
iii. Have a healthy, nourishing breakfast.
I favour a smoothie with lots of magic ingredients, in season fruit, along with a selection of cacao, spirulina, maca, hemp seeds (ground up) and whatever else takes my fancy. Sometimes I add ‘Tree of Life’ (also known as moringa), echinacea, and whatever else takes my fancy. I follow my intuition as to what my body needs, and it’s a great way to start the day creating a divine beverage.
If you can do these three things every morning, then your life WILL change.
It takes 30 days to make a habit, permanent, after day two you will probably experience resistance/excuses as to why you can’t do it, but I promise, if you stick to it, you WILL be clearly on the path to creating the life you love. I usually allow myself one day off a week and I actually really feel the difference on that day, but it also feels good to have a lie in for a change.
6. Go To Bed When You’re Tired
Insomnia and sleeping disorders are often caused because the body is pushed BEYOND the point of being tired, so adrenaline kicks in and an unnatural surge of energy drives the body so that when bedtime comes, it’s impossible to sleep.
When you’re tired, go to bed, and avoid screens (tv, computer, phone) for 1-2 hours beforehand if you can. On average we sleep much, much longer than necessary. I think it’s good to sleep when you need to, and I really encourage napping, but it’s a fallacy that we need 8 hours sleep a night. According to many surveys that the Sleep Institute in California have run, apparently we live longer AND we’re healthier when we sleep for 6-7 hours. Geniuses generally slept for 3-4 hours, so if you are waking up at ungodly, or goddessly hours, use the time, be creative! Many are downloading new light, information and codes as we shift dimensionally and vibrationally, so sleep patterns are changing – just be gentle with yourself. If you’re exercising, and sleeping enough you’re pretty much onto a winner!
5. Eat Slowly
Focus on good masturcation. If you suffer from bad digestion, IBS or any digestive disorders, then consider a new way of dining.
Throw away the computers, magazines and television while you eat…. okay not literally, but really, switch them off, put the book or newspaper or even radio away.
Sit down at a table, RELAX, eat slowly, chewing every bite, and consciously LOVING the food.
Then when you’ve finished, and this is v v v important, remember to relax for at least a few minutes as your body is still digesting.
This gives your body the chance to get the goodness from your food.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine terms, the spleen has the job of digesting the food. Its other job is concentrating, thinking and focussing. So, if you’re busy reading, watching tv etc. then your spleen is overworked as it’s trying to do two jobs at once (ie. thinking/focussing and digesting… both separating good from not good).
When I worked as a Practitioner in the NHS and Harley Street, I had a lot of stressed clients with digestive disorders. Once they were aware of this, and changed their dining habits, their symptoms disappeared AND they enjoyed their mealtimes more too!
You could also light a candle, and add a bit of romance to your dining experience… even if it’s just you!
4. Drink Water
Drink between 1.5 and 2 litres of water per day.
Dehydration is actually the most common cause of headaches, lethargy and tiredness.
Often when you THINK you’re hungry, you’re actually thirsty. Keep a bottle on your desk, and drink, drink, drink!
3. Become AWARE
Awareness is a very rare state, usually it’s only gained when we have a shock or a NDE (near death experience). When we experience ‘Awareness’, through an accident, or a shock, we have the realisation that life is really too short, and immediately we want to call those we love and let them know how much we value them. It also allows us to get clear on what’s important in our life. It is a beautiful state where we can stop and assess our lives, and get clear on what’s important.
It is a state that we can choose, sometimes after meditation or a pampering treatment, we might be in a higher state of consciousness which allows for awareness.
If I’m ever feeling stressed or rushed, I sit down and breathe. Then I write down what it is exactly that would make me happy and what I’m grateful for. It’s a miraculously powerful consciousness changer.
2. Choose ‘Being Healthy’ As Your Main Focus
Your soul, your intuition knows what to do to be healthy. When your focus is on avoiding illness, or being fat, or whatever, your focus is STILL on what you don’t want to create.
Rather than focussing on … “I want to avoid being ill”, or “I won’t eat (… Fill in the blank…) because it causes (… Fill in the blank…), instead, focus on what you WOULD love. LOVE the food you eat, even if you’re tempted to have a McDonalds – have it without guilt.
The job of the subconscious is to simply create where our focus is, consciously, or subconsciously. Focus on the higher.
Many people who have had NDEs got clarity on this, how they spent their entire lives living in FEAR – avoiding things! Anita Moorjani, in her book ‘Dying To Be Me’ saw that all her life her focus was on AVOIDING illness, yet she got ill. So everything she did was fear-motivated, causing unhappiness, illness and a miserable life.
1. Be Realistic! Dream BIG….
Stay busy, but set goals. If you’re not in a job you love, then do something about it. Find a mentor or someone to guide you to discovering your strengths, talents and gifts.
Why not challenge yourself but make sure you have plenty of time so you feel in control of the situation. This is how games feel. Games are fun! Especially ones based on imagination and fun!
If there’s a hobby or a pastime you’d love to start, then take the first steps, make a phone call, google it.
ENJOY YOUR LIFE… and please share this with your friends.
What has Rebirth, Renewal and Acclimatising to the New got to do with Easter?
Well, for me, Easter is the real bridge between wintry evenings, and more fun, lighter, warmer, productive days. In the Christian tradition, there is a mourning of the death of Christ on Good Friday, followed by celebration for his resurrection on Easter Sunday.
Easter was originally a time to celebrate Ishtar, the Goddess of fertility and sex believe it or not! The symbols we are all familiar with are bunnies and eggs, and of course the wonderful chocolate, so it kinda fits eh?
As we are all holding and illuminating the Christ Consciousness within, I like to consider the rebirth of Christ as a time to honour our path and our light. It’s a great time to consider what we’d like to let go of, and then allow space for a rebirth into the new. At the bottom of this post I share a wonderful ‘Rebirth’ exercise to do which guides you into YOUR new.
In winter we go into the void, nights get longer, darker, colder and it is a time of hibernation and soul searching. Our energy goes inward, as we dream about the things we’d love to create, then as the energy increases with more sunlight, we can bring those things to the world. The beauty of cycles and seasons.
We are currently in a very powerful window of time astrologically. We know we’re made of stardust which even scientists agree with, so it’s good to be aware of what’s happening skyward.
We’ve just had a pink, full moon eclipse, and we’re about to head into a Cardinal Cross (23rd April), with more eclipses a coming. We’ve got four eclipses this year, and four next year. This is a rare occurrence; it’s actually 100 years since we’ve had four in a year, and after next year, it will be 100 more years! Eclipses are also a restart time…. they support the intention to detox your life, looking at what you can let go of and how you can step up and serve your higher self and the highest good of the planet.
The key to this time is… AWARENESS…. become conscious of everything, slow life down with the aid of some juicy, deep breaths.
Astrologers everywhere are saying that April will be intense, intense, intense. So slow down, breathe, be good to you, and do what makes you feel amazing …. and grounded. Pamper yourself, spend time in nature, most of all be gentle with yourself – especially if you’re feeling fragile, vulnerable, or in any way below par.
Something which I ADORE is watching shooting stars, and of course being silly AND real while wishing on every single one I see.
If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, we are in a window of time – between 16 – 25 April, (peaking 22/23rd) to see the Lyrids Meteor Shower, which is is an annual occurrence and is considered to be the oldest meteor shower. Another meteor shower usually appears in August, you’ll have to check details of that yourself. Watch out just after nightfall and before dawn for the best viewing opportunities. I always find, just lying down, and holding a relaxed gaze and peripheral vision works best.
Happy Wishing upon many stars!
Death Rebirth Celebration Process
I’d like to share a very powerful shamanic process which I’ve been doing for years, to assist my transition into the new.
This is one of my favourite things to do at Easter… If you haven’t worked with me and been trained in using your intuition, then you can simply do as follows:
1. What is it true for me to let go of?
2. What is it true for me to create?
3. What is the bridge….the next step… or the action to take to create that?
4. And why not… Celebrate – step into the feeling of having created what you love, and feel, live, and BE that vibration.
Simply breathe deeply, and allow the answers to come from a deeper place than the mind.
If you ARE trained in your intuition, use the “Golden Circle” process to gift you with a symbol for each question, and then interpret it in favour of the question. What’s interesting is that, what we logically ‘think’ is true to let go of, or create are never the same as the answers from the intuition.
I love to do question one on Good Friday, and then hang with the tension until Sunday, for questions 2 & 3; it’s beautiful to just sit with it and see what emerges.
I wish you a very blissful, restful, fun Easter.
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