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The 4 keys to manifesting + how I used them to manifest free training with a global brand

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I’m delighted to announce that I’m now a certified OPI GelColor nail tech!

What’s even better is that I manifested the course absolutely FREE! Yep, free training with the world’s leading nail brand! Here’s how it all came about…..

After qualifying as a beauty therapist I decided that I wanted to begin by specialising in nails. I’ve always loved experimenting with colour and sparkles on my own nails. Loving the way you can complement your mood or add a little something extra to your outfit, just by painting your nails. So it seemed like a no-brainer.

However, as any nail tech knows there are so many different gel nail brands out there. So for a new nail tech like me, making a decision isn’t easy.

After taking advice from nail techs and trying out the big brands for myself, I came up with a list and enlisted my spiritual team to assist me in making a decision. How?

I asked for a sign.

A sign to decide which brand is best for me to train with and use on the natural nails of you lovely lot!

All signs pointed to one brand + one training provider.


FOLLOWING THE SIGNS

Initially, I hadn’t intended to work with my spiritual team to manifest a free place on the course. All I wanted was to make the optimal choice when selecting a brand to work with and training provider to learn with. Yet, the Universe and God clearly had other ideas.

The next available course was being provided by Capital Hair + Beauty in Brighton on the coming Monday. It meant that I would have to take a day off work and make the trip up to Brighton by bus and train. However, I decided it was worth the trip and booked my place.

Although it wasn’t all plain sailing.


WHEN THINGS DON’T GO ACCORDING TO PLAN

On the day of the course I got up early made the trip up to Brighton. When I arrived I made my way to the coffee shop and went to check my phone to see which bus I needed to get to the venue. That’s when I noticed the missed call and voice message from the training provider.

The course had been cancelled.

Initially, I was calm and even joked with the receptionist that OPI should offer us a lamp or a free course as compensation! However, as the morning went on my ego kicked in:

‘You took a day off work for nothing.’
‘You trusted the signs, for what?’
‘Maybe beauty isn’t for you.’

However, one thing I’ve learnt is that when the ego pipes up:

Let it have its say. Then silence it with gratitude + prayer.

That night I took my own advice and surrendered. Prayed and affirmative prayer. Being sure to ask for what I wanted: To receive a full refund. To be fairly compensated. To be offered a place on the right course. Following my prayer, I contacted Capital about new dates for the course. Yet, I also felt guided to contact OPI about training with them directly and mention the cancellation that had occurred that day.

The very next day I received an email offering me a free place to train with OPI at one of their training venues. I also received a full refund from Capital and an OPI ProSpa kit (which is AHMAZING!)


THE OPTIMAL CONDITIONS FOR MANIFESTING

The lesson: The optimal conditions for manifesting my desires into reality involved surrender, prayer, intuition and action. And those conditions could help you too. Here’s how…..

  1. Surrender clears the decks. It involves letting go of control + anything else that creates resistance.
  2. Prayer re-establishes that connection to Source and it’s also where intentions are set.
  3. Intuition guides and protects. Sometimes it doesn’t make logical sense yet it leads you in the direction of your intention and prayers.
  4. Take inspired action towards making your prayers and intentions a reality. This creates the energy for synchronicity, divinely timed next steps and your intentions to unfold. The Universe and God will meet you each step of the way.

Now, along the way, there may be hiccups and minor setbacks, as my manifestation has shown. However, it’s worth remembering that everything will unfold in divine timing, so there is no need to hold on so tightly. In fact, I am sure that if I had been obsessing about getting a free place on the course things would have turned out a lot differently.


CELEBRATE WITH ME

I’m celebrating passing my gel nails and beauty therapy course by offering a FREE OPI ProSpa pampering manicure, in the comfort of your own home. This offer is available in July + August. Treat yourself by clicking here or email me on hello@chanelmarie.co.uk


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Read this when it feels like your intuition guided you in the wrong direction

Dear Beautiful Soul

Here’s a little message for you if you’re struggling with trusting your intuition, especially if you feel that she led you down a yucky path the last time you followed her lead…….

I often hear people say:

“I followed my intuition and it still went fucking wrong.”

Ever felt that way or said something like that? Me too!

Yet here are the things that I’ve learnt to be true: Our soul guides our intuition. Our soul doesn’t have quite the same concept of right and wrong that we do. The soul’s aim is to guide us to awaken, which involves:

  • Learning the lessons we came here to learn
  • Having the experiences we need to have and agreed to in our soul contract (soul contract is a whole new one for another time)

These experiences help us grow, awaken from the inside out. Shed the BS, integrate the lessons + indulge in the blessings.

In doing so we get closer to and finally arrive at the places we’ve been visualising, snuggle in the arms that we’ve been dreaming of and become the women we’ve been crushing on, or even better.

It’s all a journey. A beautiful, sometimes challenging and frustrating game of life. And even when it doesn’t feel like it or even when it doesn’t make sense the soul, your intuition, these chicks know the way.

Following your intuition isn’t just about sunshine and rainbows it’s about growth, unlocking the key to your heart and remembering who you were created to be and what the hell you came here to do. And sometimes that path is murky at first. Then it’s all worth it.

It’s just a matter of perspective.

A case of believing that life is happening to you or that life is happening for you.

In the case of the latter you step closer to the beauty and inner workings that your soul wants you to see.

With much love

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Modern woman’s guide to raising your vibe with crystals

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“Crystal healing is the belief that the metaphysical energy of crystals + gemstones can assist in the healing of the emotional, spiritual & physical body.”

– Victoria Forster, Co-founder of Venusrox

I love this excerpt from an interview with Victoria Forster because she sums up crystal healing in such a simplistic way. Which is perfect because working with crystals is simple and, in my own experience, it is the simplest way to raise your vibration, whilst adding a little beauty and sparkle to your everyday life. However, with the multitude of books, courses, websites and products out there you would think that incorporating crystals into your everyday life is rocket science when really it doesn’t have to be.


HOW I GOT STARTED + BANISHING A CRYSTAL MYTH

When I first discovered crystals I was about 7 years old and was on a school trip to Chislehurst Caves. Whilst everybody else was buying novelty pencils and rubbers I was choosing the best Amethyst and Clear Quartz crystals for mum and me. Yet, it wasn’t until I was in university that I started to really get into them.

Beginning with using Rose Quartz to banish crippling period pain, boosting my confidence and attracting attention from male admirers. At the time, it was non-intentional and totally experimental. By that, I mean that I wasn’t setting an intention for how to work with my crystal and had no idea about the properties of Rose Quartz. However, the little Rose Quartz that I had borrowed from my mum, worked for me in the most beautiful, loving, intuitive and miraculous way.

For me, that is the beauty of crystals: They know exactly what you need, even if you don’t and are not even sure what to do in order to connect with them. This is because crystals will respond to your most dominant vibration (your energy). Lifting, balancing and giving you what you need energetically in order to move forward with a little more ease and grace. Therefore, I always feel that the key things you need when working with crystals are an open heart and an open mind, as well as a healthy dose of detachment.


CLEANSING YOUR CRYSTALS

It is important to cleanse your crystals before you use them. Even if they have been tucked away in your crystal box for some time, it is wise to perform a simple cleansing ritual because crystals store energy. Therefore, it is possible that your crystal may have absorbed energy that may not resonate with you.

There are many schools of thoughts, methods and suggestions for cleaning your crystals. Yet the ones that I subscribe to can be performed with ease and do not require lots of preparation or additional effort. Try one or all of the following and see which one floats your boat:
#1: Water

This is where I started, holding my crystals under running water with the intention of clearing the energy, and sometimes I would soak the crystals in water overnight.
#2: Sage

Pass the crystal through the smoke of Sage and saying an affirming prayer to clear the energy of the crystal. Sage has been used since ancient times, believed to remove negative energy and restore energetic balance within a space.
#3: Prayer and intention

Hold the crystal in your hand or by your heart and say a prayer of intention, speaking directly from your heart. One prayer that I have come across recently and absolutely love is this one from Energy Muse:

“I ask that the highest vibration of love+ light connect with my highest self to clear all unwanted energy + previous programming. I command these crystals to _____________. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.”

People often ask me how often they should be cleansing their crystals. My personal stance is that I clear the energy of the crystals each time I am working with it for something new. This way I clear all previous programming and any unwanted energy. In saying that, I also trust my intuition and the connection that I have with that crystal. Therefore, if I feel that the energy of the crystal is getting a little heavy or that it feel ‘weak’, for want of a better word, I clear the energy using the method that I feel drawn to at that time.

Despite the fact that I have completed crystal healing and reading courses, my interaction with my crystals is still based on my intuition and personal experiences. Sometimes I feel that this is best because the crystal is working with you and your energy, so what works for others may not necessarily work with you.


CRYSTAL MUST-HAVES

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Choosing the right crystal for you tends to be a very intuitive process whereby the crystal will often choose you, connecting with your vibration. However, I have found over the years that there are crystals that I simply cannot live without and that I return to over again to support me in different areas of my life. These crystals are:
#1: Clear Quartz
Crystal all-rounder and tension reliever. It can also be used to amplify the energy of your intention + other crystals.
#2: Howlite
This crystal will bring a wave of calm when you are feeling a little stress or overwhelmed. It’s a great meditation companion.
#3: Rose Quartz
The infamous stone of love is a healing and soothing stone. Shows you your barriers to love + aids sleep.
#4: Black Tourmaline
A stone of protection that grounds and shields you from energy, especially negative energy, that’s not yours.
#5: Selenite
Your guardian angel in crystal form. This crystal cleanses your energy, unblocking that stuck energy + bringing a sense of calm.
#6: Citrine
More commonly known as the abundance stone as it can be used for manifesting abundance. Promotes confidence and positivity in the wearer.


INCORPORATING CRYSTALS INTO YOUR DAILY LIFE

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There are many ways to incorporate crystals into your daily life and it really doesn’t have to be complicated. One of the most effective and easy ways that I find for doing this is wearing them in my bra. Although, you can carry your crystals in your pocket or handbag, as well as keeping them on your desk, altar, under your pillow or in a crystal grid. You may even want to hold a crystal in your hand whilst you are meditation or visualising in order to amplify the energy of your intention. This will be supportive in getting you in energetic alignment.


TAKE YOUR POWER BACK AT WORK

I’ve been fortunate enough to work in every single career field that I have wanted to, overcoming opposition, challenge and many nay-sayers. In addition to this, I’ve incorporated crystals into my law of attraction rituals and prayers, giving me a little energy boost and alignment.

I have also used crystals when I was having a hard time at work, especially when working in negative environments or people where it was essential that I stay in my own energy. Two crystals that I find really helps with this are Selenite and Black Tourmaline, incorporating them into my energy protection practice and wearing them in my bra whilst at work. You can find out more about each of these crystals by re-reading the crystal must-haves section above.

If you are in need of a little confidence boost and good luck in a work project or job hunt, then Aquamarine is a good crystal helper. Not only does it emit a relaxing and calming vibrational, yet I found that it boosts your confidence and gives you the motivation to simply just go for it.


ARE YOU READY TO LIFT YOUR VIBRATION WITH CRYSTALS?

Whether you are manifesting a new job, healing a broken-heart or protecting yourself against negative energy in the workplace there will be a crystal for you. So, are you ready to make crystals a part of your life and lift your vibration? Are you already using crystals in your daily life?

I’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences, which you can post in the comments section below.

The key is to get started and build your own relationship with your crystals, exploring and experiencing how to the crystal connects with your energy. And there’s no better time to do that then now.

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3 ways I use writing as a spiritual ritual for manifesting + healing

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I’ve always loved to write. Even as a little girl I would often be found reading, drawing or writing. For me, it’s always been a natural way for me to express my self and give voice to whatever I was feeling on the inside.

My love for writing led me to take English at A-level and earn a BA Hons in Journalism, as filling up countless diaries with my thoughts and ideas. So, it’s no surprise that writing has become my spiritual practice of choice. Yep, I consider it a spiritual practice and here’s why.


WRITING AS A SPIRITUAL PRACTICE

Yoga, meditation and prayer all pave the way for us to clear our mind, find peace within and connect to the wisdom of the soul which can elude us in our daily lives. Putting pen to paper does exactly the same for me and I often find, as many of my clients who have email readings with me know, divine guidance from spirit flows through me to the pen and onto the paper. It’s for this reason that I incorporate into my life, complimenting my daily spiritual life and life in general.


DIFFERENT WRITING RITUALS

#1 Raise your vibration: Gratitude
Studies have shown that gratitude can increase your happiness by 10%. Although it can feel contrived at first and a struggle in the midst of chaos, you have it within you to change your attitude to one of gratitude. It just requires a conscious effort on your part. In my own life, I’ve used gratitude to manifest opportunities that I thought I’d missed and bringing energetic healing to crap situations.

To bring this writing ritual into your life you could begin by writing 5 things that you are grateful for, doing this at the beginning and end of your day. Within that list include yourself, expressing gratitude for your gifts, talents, body and personality traits.

Use this writing ritual to bring and shine a light on what’s working well in your life, your desires and yourself.


#2 Healing: Forgiveness
The one practice that every single teacher will recommend that you practice in order to release yourself from reliving the pain of the past and any feelings that you hold about someone that keeps you a prisoner of your past.

Writing a letter of forgiveness to yourself or someone from the past gives you the opportunity to release everything that you have been holding onto inside. All those feelings and words that you haven’t been able to say to the other person and have been storing and carrying it within your body. Where appropriate apologise and state why you are seeking forgiveness. Closing by giving thanks and wishing them well.


#3 Manifesting: Scripting
I’ve been using this technique for a while, in fact, I first started doing it for fun as a little girl (see below) and have used it to manifest new jobs, as well as improve relationships with challenging people.

The technique itself is relatively simple yet requires you to really connect to your heart and the feeling of manifesting your soul desires into reality, to ensure the best possible result. When you script you are basically writing about the life that you desire to live as if you are already living that life.

What’s beautiful about this particular technique is that you are working with that creative part of yourself, as well as your heart and soul. Bringing all three together in order to align with the Universe and the energy of your soul’s desires. Magic at its best, don’t you think?

The key to scripting for manifesting is to enjoy the process of imagining, rather than getting hung up and stressed out about when or how it is going to happen. By doing this you’re ensuring that you are manifesting with love and positivity, rather than from a place of fear.

Practise scripting with your kids
In my experience as a class teacher, I have found that most kids love to be able to use their imagination and are very good at it. So, for those kids who are able to write scripting and gratitude letters are a great way to introduce your kids to mindfulness and manifesting in a fun, yet subtle way.  Having tried it in class as a way to encourage children to free-write I found that they loved the freedom of being able to use their imagination and write without restriction or the added worry of SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar).  Try it for yourself over the Easter holidays and let me know how you get on. Better still share a pic of your little one(s) create and tag me, using the #chanelmarielondon hashtag.


ARE YOU READY TO BEGIN?

With all new rituals, it’s good to make a commitment right from the get-go. Decide how many days you will commit to your writing ritual when you’ll do it and how long for (eg: 20 mins). In doing this be sure to be realistic by considering your lifestyle and current commitments so that you can really make the most of your new writing ritual.

Mix it up with other rituals, practices and, of course, the moon phases. By doing this you are able to create a writing ritual that is personal and unique to you. A writing ritual that empowers you, whilst giving voice to the truth and wisdom that lies within you.

Do you already have your own writing ritual? Are you ready to start one of your own? Wherever you are at with writing rituals I’d love to hear from you. Share your comments in the space below or join in the discussion on Instagram.


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