New Year, new start is always a popular theme for January. For me I’ve been setting intentions for what I’d like to achieve this year. Of course I am (as we all are) at the mercy of the Universe so you never quite know how the result of your manifesting will present. However the ball needs to be set rolling.
At the start of the year I had so many ideas flying around as to where I wish to take my business this year I came to the point I called out for some extra help. I needed to get out of my own way in order to clearly hear what I was being guided to do next from within myself. It sometimes takes the guidance of another to gently bring you back to the present moment. This is just what I needed.
Through a number of synchronicities the external guidance I was requiring presented. If a pattern suddenly starts to develop around a subject I start to pay attention.
The synchronicities that day lead me to have an Intuitive Guidance & Distance Energy Reading session from Michelle of Sacred Self. I use Sacred Self Alchemical oils in my healing sessions & for my own personal self-cleansing routine. They are truly divine. At a time when I felt I needed someone on the outside to look in & assist me gain some clarity this was my opportunity. It felt so natural & a healing session with Michelle was just what I needed.
It didn’t disappoint. My personally made mandala is stunning. (There are examples on Michelle’s site & FB) It’s full of crystals, oils, cards & mantras. I’ve printed it out & have it right in front of me now. The written report that accompanied it was so accurate & spot on. Every single thing mentioned was confirmation for me to jump & take action. There were ideas I’d thought of months ago but tucked away as insignificant or I let fear or other people’s views stop me following through.
As I was reading I kept saying ‘wow’ Michelle’s good. It might seem strange to hear this but all the information I received wasn’t new or a surprise. “What’s the point then if you were told what you already knew?” I hear you shout. As I said above I was in my own way, too wrapped up to take a step back & listen to the voice within me. That’s when we turn to others for guidance. It sometimes takes an outsider to clearly spell things out to you. Even the most conscious & intuitive beings are always learning.
My intention with the session was to find out the exact area in my life I need to be focusing on this year. I found out just that, not by it being told to me directly “you must do this” but with the ‘clues’ Michelle provided for me to figure it out for myself. It was up to me to then take what was in front of me & apply to my life. be responsible. The greatest gift anyone can receive.
The best part was Michelle provided practical tools to work with for the next few months. Questions to ask myself, meditations to listen too & of course which Alchemical oils would best serve me to move forward.
Grace was perfect for me as the words on the bottle are ‘get out of your own way.’ A really relaxing blend of geranium, sweet orange & lime.
Surrender was my second oil with the strong message to allow myself to feel all feelings. This is a common theme for me right now too to really ‘feel’ what is going on. This is a blend of my two favourite scents Frankincense & Myrrh as well as the very clearing eucalyptus.
I meditated as suggested with my mandala for an hour each day for three days. It was a very powerful & opening experience. It was just what I needed to assist me onto the next level of progression.
If you’re looking for some clarity or extra guidance I highly recommend Michelle’s sessions. Even if you’re not sure what you are looking for I’m sure some very good answers will present.
Love K xx
Those of you that follow my blog & FB page regularly know I’m a bit of a crystal kid. Maybe it’s the pretty colours & the interesting shapes that draw me to crystals. It’s more like the crystals energy I’m attracted too.
During my daily meditations I always incorporate crystals. Why is this? Every crystal has it’s own healing properties. The crystals I select depend upon the meditation I am listening to & the healing I wish to receive. My intuition draws me to which meditation I need that day. Sometimes it’s guided, other times it’s sound therapy. I select my crystals the same way. Usually I just ‘know’ which crystals to use. Sometimes these change at the last minute as I reach for one crystal then go for a totally different one. The crystals I choose always make sense for that moment.
I do have my favourites crystals that do get used more often. In the picture below the ‘favourite’ features is the Atlantean Quartz channel crystal in the bottom right. This I received as a gift right at the time I was starting to use crystals to help tap into my inner guidance. It’s the perfect blend of yin & yang, masculine & feminine. The clear point in the masculine side makes it very strong & powerful. This crystal really helps open a clear channel within.
The other crystals I used this day were based around the theme of ‘releasing the fear of personal success.’ I mentioned in last Tuesdays post I’ve been reviewing my finances & accepting my self-worth. I do struggle with putting a price on my skills. I’ve got 100% better than this time last year. However there are some very pre-programmed patterns that need breaking & rebuilding.
Top Left: Strawberry Quartz.
This is a recent addition, I have many pieces of clear quartz but when I saw the strawberry the attraction was instant. It’s a very soft crystal that brings grounding energy to the heart & root. I placed this over my heart to help connect me with the earth. Heart to earth. I found its energy very soothing & gentle. The pink is very striking, not like the other pink crystals I have this is quite deep.
Top Right: Blue Apatite.
Placed over my throat chakra to remove any blockages about speaking out about my self-worth. Apatite clears any stale energy based around communication. When I don’t speak out & set my price I’m not living authentically.
Fear holds me back in this area. I get scared people will get angry if set my fees where my heart is telling me to. Worse I’ll lose their business. When in fact if I do lose their business for this reason they aren’t clients worth keeping, as they obviously don’t value my service. A blocked throat chakra can manifest in sore throats & swollen tonsils. My voice is one of my most valuable tools for my job so I must keep my throat healthy.
Bottom Left: Citrine.
Isn’t the colour fantastic? This crystal is known as the stone of abundance. It can assist in attracting success & prosperity. I really needed some Citrine to help transmute any negative energy based around my self-worth. By not thinking I was good enough to receive financial reward for my work then that is what would be attracted to me. I needed some assistance to reverse this thinking.
Citrines bright yellow colour comes from the sun making it a powerful cleanser. I placed Citrine over my Solar Plexus chakra to build my self-esteem & confidence.
Do you have any favourite crystals you like to meditate with or have close by. I’d love for you to share in the comments below.
Love K xx
Daily mediation is part of my lifestyle. It was on my ‘most desired’ list for when I was creating the life I love to live manifestation. Depending on my schedule I usually practice my longest & deepest meditation, minimum half an hour, in the mornings. If I’m teaching yoga in the morning I try & fit meditation into the hour break I have between classes. If this isn’t possible I wait till I get home at lunch- time. This is great also to re-balance & relax me especially if it’s been a high-energy morning.
I love Friday’s, who doesn’t it. Even though my new life doesn’t fit the usual Monday to Friday mould anymore I still enjoy ‘the end of the week’ Friday feeling. Every second Friday is now my full day off, no teaching & I try to keep it free from healing sessions too. The other Friday in between I only teach one class at 6pm. Nice to have the whole day to do my desk related jobs.
Last Friday I woke up late for me, naturally at 8:30am. I must have needed the sleep & if I don’t need to set an alarm I won’t. I try to avoid technology if I can when I first get up or it’s too easy to get sucked into emails, social media or general ‘dicking around’ online. 😉 A nice cup of Yorkshire tea is in order though first whilst I go over my to do list. Then it’s time to meditate.
Friday’s guided meditation was calling to me as soon as I woke up. Usually I sit for a while & scan my meditations to see which one springs out at me. I already knew that Money & Wealth Manifesting by Elizabeth Peru was the one I needed on Friday.
It’s a very practical meditation that invites you to take notes if anything comes up for you. I know this seems strange at first, as isn’t meditation all about stillness, letting go & not thinking? There is a big difference between the thinking monkey mind rambling on & listening to the voice of your Soul.Meditation takes on many forms. This meditation is very ‘active’ & hands on. Inside every bodies heart centre (energetically speaking) there is a huge library of knowledge from many lifetimes to tap into. Mediation is the bridge to access this knowing. It takes practice but through consistent meditation you’ll get to discern the difference between the voices in your head.
Through my daily meditation I connect deeply with my Soul who knows 100% what is best for me. Throughout the Money & Wealth Manifesting journey ideas were literally pouring in on how I can create new business opportunities. My Soul was flooding me with hot new creative solutions to take my business to the next level. I chose to be still & let the process unfold, as I trust I will remember what I need to take away with me. If you’re new to this for sure take notes. As soon as I finished I was off, pen in hand recording everything that had come through.
I did step away for twenty minutes or so. Took a shower, did some more cleansing rituals & then came back to my note-book. It’s good to give new ideas some space to breathe. If you pounce on something too quickly you can literally strangle the life out of it. Stepping back & then reviewing from afar I could really feel which ideas I should set rolling first.
Watch this space & the Seren Holistic Lifestyles FB page to see the results of how meditating can promote creativity, opportunity, abundance & ultimately joy.
Have a sensational day, love K xx
How’s everyone been feeling the past couple of weeks? Personally I’ve been feeling very challenged, a bit scattered & my head has been running away with itself. Due to the planetary activity right now it’s normal to be feeling a bit agitated & frustrated. We are being stirred, shaken & mixed up to the max.
When I’m moving forward & expanding my consciousness these periods are when I start to feel uncomfortable & tetchy. It’s new ground I’m breaking; I’m out of my comfort zone so it’s natural to feel unbalanced. This is the resistance I’ve talked about before, the equal & opposite force to everything. To move forward, to gain momentum there must be an opposite reaction like a pendulum swinging back & forth.
In order to keep moving in the right direction I’ve started to recognise these signs knowing it is all good & positive. The trick is to not give into the feelings of anger & start lashing out at others around me. It is hard, especially when I feel wound up. Right now I’m feeling overly sensitive & the slightest thing can set me off.
What do I do then when I’m feeling uncomfortable or irritated? I disconnect through meditation. Disconnecting from the physical world for even a few minutes a day allows me to reconnect again. I find my days are far more productive this way. Step away, then step back rather than going full tilt against it all & turning into one hot mess.
I start & finish every day with a meditation. My evening is shorter, more a reflection & a disconnect from the day. My morning routine involves at least a half an hour or more meditation. Usually a guided recording I listen to on my ipod. If I need more of a rebalance I’ll use my chakra crystals. It’s a really great way for me to start the day. It’s invaluable if I’ve not slept well or my night was a busy one in the astral realm. I try to meditate within half an hour to an hour of waking. If I start getting too involved with my work before I’ve had time to centre it’s extremely counter productive.
For example last week I could see my house needed cleaning, it was bugging me. I kept quickly wiping or dusting or tidying here & there, not really getting too involved, as I knew I needed to get my meditation in first. I walked away from it & disconnected.
After my meditation & some heart talk I was guided to write & do some design work for on here. My heart connection was very strong & ideas were flowing freely. Why waste this energy on doing mundane tasks that could wait till later when I was too tired to be creative? The cleaning was forgotten. It no longer irritated me because I was doing what I love first. Putting myself first & acting on my Soul guidance. It’s amazing how easy life is when I do this no struggle no doubt, no nagging thoughts. I just go.
I got so much done that day. Everything flowed, words were freely written and my creative juices were on fire. The cleaning did get done later on as I still made it a priority for afterwards. I just needed to step away from my busy head to gain some perspective.
Quite often my head will catch up with me later in the day & I get carried away again. Taking micro meditation breaks helps. Literally two or three minutes of sitting in silence breathing with my eyes closed, hands of my heart brings me back. Just like setting the reset button. I pull back from the busy, slow down & stop doing for a moment.
I step out of my box & imagine I’m watching from above. I am the director of my life, just like in the movies. In order to see the bigger picture I need to observe for a while, not always be playing out the lead role. When I’m in too close all I see is the one thing in front of me that I feel is super important. From above I can see the bigger picture & the other things that are around that need prioritising first. Usually it’s what will benefit my growth & expansion more that then takes centre stage.
When ever you are feeling frustrated before it gets to boiling point take some stillness time. Disconnect so that you can reconnect fully back into you daily life refreshed & recharged. Pull back, be the observer & really see what you need to action first.
Let me know how you go!
Love K xx