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The Law by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The sun may be clouded, yet ever the sun
Will sweep on its course till the cycle is run.
And when into chaos the systems are hurled,
Again shall the Builder reshape a new world.

Your path may be clouded, uncertain your goal;
Move on, for the orbit is fixed for your soul.
And though it may lead into darkness of night,
The torch of the Builder shall give it new light.

You were, and you will be : know this while you are.
Your spirit has traveled both long and afar.
It came from the Source, to the Source it returns;
The spark that was lighted, eternally burns.

It slept in the jewel, it leapt from the wave;
It roamed in the forest, it rose from the grave;
It took on strange garbs for long eons of years,
And now in the soul of yourself it appears.

From body to body your spirit speeds on:
It seeks a new form when the old one is gone:
And the form that it finds is the fabric you wrought,
On the loom of the mind, with the fiber of thought.

As dew is drawn upward, in rain to descend,
Your thoughts drift away and in destiny blend.
You cannot escape them; or petty, or great,
Or evil, or noble, they fashion your fate.

Somewhere on some planet, sometime and somehow,
Your life will reflect all the thoughts of your now.
The law is unerring; no blood can atone;
The structure you rear you must live in alone.

From cycle to cycle, through time, and through space,
Your lives with your longings will ever keep pace.
And all you that you ask for, and all you desire,
Will come at your bidding, as flames out of fire.

You are your own devil, you are your own God.
You fashioned the paths that your footsteps have trod:
And no one can save you from error or sin,
Until you shall hark to the spirit within.

Once list to that voice and all tumult is done,
Your life is the life of the Infinite One;
In the hurrying race you are conscious of pause,
With love for the purpose and love for the cause.

By Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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How to overcome the negativity that comes at you when you’re upgrading your life

People often say that once they start taking steps to upgrade their life, think positively + live a more spirit led life, more negativity shows up in their life.

They feel like they’re walking on cloud 9 only to find Negative Nelly, Jealous Julie, Doubting Debbie and Drama Queen Dawn greeting them at every corner. Snatching that cloud right from under their feet.

Why is this?

Well, I’ve learnt that Negative Nelly, Jealous Julie, Doubting Debbie and Drama Queen Dawn were also within me. I say within me because each time you start upgrading there will be a new Negative Committee ready and waiting for you.

Why? Because they are those parts of you that you need to see, relinquish and, if needs be, heal in order to fully upgrade and enjoy it to the max.

So, what do you do when you meet the Negative Crew? Here’s what I suggest:

TAKE THE LESSON

Ask what this encounter wants to teach you about yourself: What it is that you need to let go of and/or whom you need to forgive? Be prepared that the person to be forgiven is You! Think about all those places and situations in your life where you are showing up as less than your best and highest self. Then get to work on changing that.


PASS THE TEST

It could be that you are being tested by this encounter. Being invited to walk your talk and practise what you preach. So, take all that wisdom that lies with in, make use of those tools and practices and connect with spirit to help you ace that test.


REACH FOR THE BLESSING

The blessing being that you have been given this opportunity to overcome the hurdles within that separate you from your greatness and your soul dreams. It’s a sign from spirit that you are on track. That you are making moves in the right direction. Take the blessing and celebrate the progress you are making.


So, don’t be discouraged when the negativity comes to greet you. Don’t let it take you off your path and lead you back down into that tunnel of darkness. And if you do start heading back toward that tunnel be quick catch yourself and turn back around.

Use your wisdom and clean up whatever is coming up for you so you can become the person you were created to be and live the life you desire to live.

This requires practice at first yet it will get easier and you’ll get quicker at it over time.

You’ve got this!


HOW’S YOUR UPGRADE GOING?

Are you finding it a challenge to stay positive? What ‘negatives’ are coming up to greet you as you upgrade your life? How are you overcoming this? Leave your thoughts and comments below. You can reach me privately here too.

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Full Moon in Taurus spotlight: Relationships, Beauty + Money

The relationships that stand the test of time are those built upon solid foundations.

Relationships of all kinds are up for review with the energy of the Full Moon in Taurus, with Venus Retrograde still sitting in the background.

I’ve been taking inventory of mine. Building upon the intentions set at the time of the previous New Moon and beginning of the Venus Retrograde. Those relationships that were obscuring the view have been lovingly moved along. Only those built upon solid foundations will naturally follow me on my onward journey.

The message for this time is typical of a Full Moon, yet all the more prominent at this time:

Don’t be afraid to let go of what or who no longer fills your cup.

Taurus energy is grounded. Hard working. Whilst also enjoying the finer things in life, including looking good.

Do you feel worthy of the good things in life?

Do you give yourself permission to look and feel beautiful on the outside too?

The affirmations of:

  • I am worthy.
  • I am deserving.
  • I am more than enough.

All come into play when Taurus energy is around. Because an aligned Taurus soul believes in themselves!

Ultimately, allow the Full Moon to shed light on what is ready to be released in order for you to expand and become the best version of you. And remember as you give yourself permission to do this you will unconsciously give others the permission to do the same.

With love xo


New to working with the Full Moon?

Download my free Full Moon guide which includes rituals and practices to support you in bringing the energy into your daily life for the better.

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Transformation. Evolving. Dissolving resistance at the Full Moon.

ANGELIC REIKI

The new season has brought with it the energy of change and transformation. Something that many of us at experience at our own level.

I’ve found that transformation, growth and evolving will bring with it that sudden rush of excitement, wonder, curiosity, and hopefulness. This is often followed by resistance. Fear. Guilt.

The happy hormones take a break and give your cells some time to catch up with the all the newness that you are conjuring up!

In my own world, I have tended to find this a week where resistance tends to be at it’s strongest under the gaze of the Full Moon.

The Full Moon heightens our emotions. Bringing to the surface all of the things and people that are in opposition to that which we want to experience, especially in relation to the intentions set at the time of the New Moon. So, this has become a time that I have used this time to “go with the flow” as much as I possibly can. Rather than resisting what is coming up, I’ve tried to flow with it and allow it to be released.

So, I know that sometimes is much easier said than done!

This is especially the case when the old ways, old faces and old places resurface. Reminding you of what needs to be released or shifted to support you in aligning with the new.

To support you through this I’ll share my own magical keys for working with the energy of the Full Moon to facilitate transformation and evolving:

TUNE IN
Your body will tell you when it needs to rest. Your intuition will let you know when it’s time to pause or move forward. Your soul team will guide you towards what is for you right now. Tune in. Do so with meditation, prayer, writing or awareness.

PRAYER
A simple prayer focused towards the solution. One of my favourites is:

“Thank you for showing me where to go, what to do and what to say to whom.”

Another of my favourites is: “I surrender.” Two simple words that can lighten the load. An invitation to God and soul team to take the reins.

CONNECTION
Connection to self or like-minded people. Somehow they both tend to lead back to one another. To fill you up and raise your vibration. To bring you back to centre when you fall.

In the Full Moon ebook, I have also included further tools and practices from my own spiritual vanity case.

I will leave you here, yet I truly hope that you will pivot towards releasing (or whatever else you feel you need right now) so that you can stick with your new intentions, desires, and transformation.

If you could do with a little something extra I will share some notes of inspiration here too. I am available for 1:1 support too, just drop me an email here.

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Soul Note: People are mirroring to you how you feel about yourself.

“People will mirror to you exactly how you feel about yourself.”

That’s a truth bomb right there.

You can try, as you may, to cover it all up with affirmations, crystals, mantras, positive quotes and high-vibe books.

It won’t last long though.

Your internal landscape: How you feel and think about yourself, your life, your skills, business and gift on the inside will be the energy that you manifest and attract from.

Attracting anger on the outside? What are you angry about on the inside?

Attracting jealousy? What part of you is not owning your jealousy and competitiveness?

What’s the answer?

Take ownership + responsibility for what’s going on on the inside: Your thoughts. Your feelings. Start changing your internal landscape: The energy and mindset together.

Don’t do it for one or two days. Be consistent. Use awareness to catch yourself in the moment. Work with someone you trust, eg: A friend, healer, psychic, mentor……who will support you and not just tell you what you want to hear.

Do the work!

When I started taking responsibility for the part I was playing in the dramas that were playing out in my life, things began to shift.

There was one moment when I realised that I was playing a part in why my relationship had come to an end and why we went round in circles.

That moment was crushing.

However, it was also a moment of awakening. One that led to a breakthrough. The tools and people to support me transform from the inside out appeared. It was as if the heavens anticipated that moment and had lined up all I needed to guide me out of the darkness.

In the months that followed, I was confronted with many truths and realisations. Some handled with more ease and grace than others. Yet the more work I did from the inside out the more I felt like me. Although a much better version.

So, rather than just complaining about the shit that’s hitting the fan, the people who are not supporting you and the things that are not going your way, look within. Often what’s happening on the outside is a reflection of what’s going on on the inside.

Happy Sunday xo

 

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New Moon Time: Step into the real You!

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And what a hell of a new moon this one is.

Over the last few days, I’ve been going through a bit of an energy clearing. Initially, I thought it was a bug due to the sudden change in weather. On remembering the forthcoming New Moon eclipse, I knew this was a purging of energy. An upgrade was on the cards and from the conversations, I have been having it would seem that I am not the only one experiencing the purge.

So, what’s the deal with this new moon?

Intuitively I’m feeling that as much as it’s about calling in the new; which is typical to new moons. It’s also about preparing yourself energetically and mentally for what it is that you want to experience.  Ultimately, it’s about stepping into the real you.

For those of light warriors and hot mess goddesses of light, it’s also about us stepping fully into our light. No more pussyfooting around it’s all or nothing now.

Trust me, I’m getting the universal kick up the bum too. #togetherwerise

In order to step up, you also have to do some clearing out of the old, which can often live you in this space of limbo between the old and new. Thankfully, the New Moon will support us to close that gap by working with it to begin that process of visioning who it is that you want to be!

Obviously, you can think about the things that you want to manifest and experience but this moon is more about YOU! Who you are becoming and who you want to become. In some cases, who you are currently moulding into isn’t necessarily who you desire to be. If that’s the case, it’s as good a time as any to make that change!

How to make the most of it

Be super clear about what it is that you want to experience and call into your life. This isn’t a time for being modest or playing small either. Dream big yet be sure to make it all manageable for yourself, as well as calling in necessary support, to avoid feeling overwhelmed or giving up at the first hurdle.

Cos there will always be hurdles!

Questions to ask yourself:

  • What is feasible to call in, experience and step into over the coming months?
  • Then take it long term: What do you want to experience further down the line?
  • What can you do to align with the woman that lives that life?

The key message coming through is: The work you do on yourself is an inside job yet it will resonate on the outside too.

Lately, I’m coming across a few women wanting to make changes to their outer appearance too. Think diets, new clothes and upping their beauty game. If that’s you then you go for it. Don’t let people deceive you into thinking that it’s not important. If it’s important to you and is being guided to up your game:

Go for it! This is all about you stepping into the woman that you were created to be.

Leo energy is bold, proud and doesn’t mind standing out from the crowd. I mean just look at Jlo and Madonna. Both are unafraid to change their image or look their best!

And, it goes without saying that it’s a time to set intentions. With the vibe of Leo being bold, fun, creative, joy and expressive then it’s a no-brainer that your intentions will be to do with what brings you in alignment with all of that!

Ultimately…….

You will find that some doors are closing and others are opening. Will you keep banging on or returning to the door that’s closed or the ones that are opening up? Often to do the latter requires a new You. Will you let the new You emerge?

This New Moon is really all about You! It’s about getting yourself aligned and feeling good from the inside out. So, whatever is falling apart or whoever is drifting away: Let it!

If you need a hand, I am at the end of an email, ready to help you to help yourself! This is your time, pretty lady!

With love
Chanel

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Psychics, mediums, intuitives….. What’s the difference?

There are so many different terms that are used to describe spiritual advisory work. This tends to cause confusion as people seek out an advisor who can meet their personal needs and requirements. To help you out I’ve created a mini guide that explains these terms in the simplest terms possible.

So, pour yourself a glass of Prosecco and sit back to explore the world of spiritual/psychic/medium/intuitive…readings.


PSYCHIC

A psychic is some who idea extra-sensory methods to gain insight into people, events and situations. Therefore, it’s not necessary for them to be in the presence of someone or physically in a situation to gain that insight.

Our ability to receive that insight can occur in the form of:

Clairvoyance – ‘clear seeing’, clairaudience – ‘clear hearing’, clairsentient – ‘clear feeling’ and claircogziance – ‘clear knowing’…..etc…..

With each of the Clair senses you are going beyond the physical, eg: what you can see with the naked eye and working with extra sensory senses or your spiritual eyes, ears extra in order to read people and situations.

Often we have to decipher the images, words and feelings that we receive and word it in a way that resonates with that person. For me, this is where the help of my guides, your guides, the angels and the rest of my spiritual team really steps in. What they often do is explain what the symbols mean so that I can relay that information.

Although each of us have a degree of psychic ability some do have it more strongly than others. Also a psychic will have put in the work and practice to develop their ability.


INTUITIVE

What we all have is intuition. They ability to get that hunch or gut feeling about someone or something.

Although very similar to psychic work, which is why confusion can arise, an intuitive will get more instant flashes of insight and these insights don’t need deciphering in the way a psychic’s insight would.

Intuition comes from within. Often described as the voice of your soul. Therefore it tends to be best utilised when offering guidance on everyday life, either your own or to guide others.

Making it a useful gift to tune into when making decisions, as it will align you with the choice that’s in agreement with your soul desires. And sometimes your lessons too.


MEDIUM

Now this is where many potential clients become confused because it’s often believed that psychics are mediums too. This isn’t always the case.

A medium is someone who can connect to those who have passed over. This can include: spirit guides, angels, saints or a loved one who has passed over.

Not all mediums will channel and connect with your loved one who has passed away, preferring to just connect with spirit they have an established relationship with. For example, I tend to work with my nan, Archangels- particularly Michael, Azrael and Jophiel, Saints (Expedite, Martha) or celebrities such as Lady Di.

When choosing a medium choose someone that you really feel a connection with. Go to mediumship nights and see if the medium establishes that connection with your loved one. Do your research.


CHANNEL

Someone who Channels will literally zone out of the ‘real world’ and ego mind to receive a flow of guidance. The guidance literally flows through them and can often do so at a pace, so keep your ears peeled when having a reading with someone who Channels so you don’t miss anything. However, channelling can also be in the form of writing which is where email readings come in useful.


SPIRITUAL ADVISOR

Some people may also use the label spiritual consultant too.

A spiritual advisor will use a range of tools and modalities to support you in growing and making positive changes in your life. For example, I may draw upon my psychic gift or healing into spiritual advisory sessions, mixed with practical guidance some times drawing on relevant personal experience. So, it will depend on who you are working with as someone else may be more of life coach who incorporates spiritual practices. Therefore, it’s important to choose the right spiritual advisor for you.

With a spiritual advisor positive changes are not likely to be made over night so you will, most likely, work with a spiritual advisor over a period of time.


Hopefully, this post will help you to select the right reading or package of readings for you. It may even be of help to those of you who are wanting to develop your own abilities too.

Either do your research and really trust your own inner guidance when selecting the right type of reader for you.

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Aura cleansing with Selenite 

On a daily basis you encountering many different people, both directly and indirectly. Each person bringing their own energy into your space. Sometimes that energy feels good and other times it feels pretty bloody awful. However, it’s possible that you’re not even aware of the subtle exchanges in energy until it takes its toll on your body. Manifesting itself in the form of headaches, random aches and pains or stress.

As tempting as it is to lock your self away from the harsh energies it’s not feasible. Nor is it feasible to be going around Saging your work environment or yourself whilst travelling on the tube. Thankfully, Mother Earth has gifted us with a beautiful solution in the form of Selenite crystals.

Selenite is named after the Greek Moon Goddess, Selene and has become a crystal must-have for modern women across the globe. Known for being a high vibrational crystal that can connect it’s owner to the higher realms, eg: the Angels and your spirit guides, this crystal exudes beauty, serenity and uplifting vibrations. It’s also a cleansing crystal that you can work with to remove blocks in your energy field. This makes for a relaxing companion when meditating or when placed underneath your pillow at night, invoking a vibration of peace, calm and serenity.

In fact, there are many different ways that you can incorporate Selenite into your life and reap the benefits of it’s gentle, cleansing energy. So continue reading to find out more and select your perfect way to bring Selenite’s positive energy into your life.

1. Aura cleansing
Move your Selenite wand slowly and intentionally down your body. I like to start at my crown chakra (top of my head), down the front of body and all the way down to and under my feet. You also want to make sure that you run the wand over your arms, as well as down the back of your body too. Saying a prayer of intention or visualising the dense energy being absorbed by the Selenite where it’s trsansmuted into light. I like to pay attention to areas where I’m experiencing pain, as this tends to be where there is a block in the energy.

2. Meditation
At the end of a day or if I’m feeling a little stressed I like to either hold my Selenite wand in my hand or place it over my heart centre. As I do this I go into a meditation where I visualise the light from the Selenite filling my body and dissolving away the stresses of the day. However, there are also times when I’ll just hold my Selenite or place it over my heart chakra and just let it do it’s thing. Inviting the Angels, especially Archangel Michael to dissolve the cords, hooks and attachments to what isn’t serving me.

3. Relaxation
After a stressful day where I’ve been in my head far too much I like to place a small piece of Selenite on my head or on top of my head. Selenite resonates strongly with the crown chakra and is excellent for clearing energy in that area, whilst opening your mind for expansion. Often I say nothing and just let Selenite work it’s beautiful magic, whilst I try to let go.

Selenite care
Selenite is a very porous crystal which means that it can dissolve in water. Now many say that it is self cleansing, which I have also found to be the case. However, I will often Sage it or clear it through intention and reiki, just to ensure it’s energetically squeaky clean. I also like to cleanse and charge it under the light of the sun and moon.

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Day 1: Rose Quartz

Loving yourself and feeling confident in your own skin are key aspects of sacred beauty. It promotes healthy self-esteem and a sense of self-worth that comes from within. Meaning that you don’t feel the need to look for validation from others or feel the need to change in order to fit in, be accepted or feel loved.

Yet, in today’s modern world this isn’t always easy. Pressure from social media, magazines and celeb culture can often leave women feeling like they have to conform to be beautiful. And let’s not forget the pain and anguish that comes from heartbreak, bullying and other soul-destroying situations, which can leave you feeling un-pretty, unworthy and less than in so many ways.

Whilst there are many methods that can be used to heal and move beyond these feelings there are little gems from the Earth which, if used alongside these methods, can give your healing a little energetic boost.

These gems are crystals, with Rose Quartz being the perfect crystal for all things sacred beauty and love related.


LOVE + ROSE QUARTZ:

A LITTLE BACKGROUND

Don’t forget to fall in love with yourself first.” – Carrie Bradshaw

Rose Quartz is one of those crystals which can be hugely underestimated. It’s often thought of that crystal that helps us to attract the lover of our dreams. Yet it is so much more than this. In fact, before it even draws the love another close it will show you all the ways that you need to love yourself first!

This candy pink gemstone is a nurturing stone. A stone of compassion and unconditional love. Making it a beautiful companion during times of heartache or pain, including period pain. As it’s soothing, healing and energy of unconditional love it works to dissolve those barriers of pain, sadness and fear.


HOW TO MAKE ROSE QUARTZ PART OF YOUR DAILY LIFE

There are many different ways to make this crystal part of your everyday life. For example, it’s believed that the Goddess Aphrodite used to place Rose Quartz in her bath so that the loving energy of the crystal could be absorbed into her body and energy field. This way of working with crystals has been adopted by many modern sacred beauties, like you and I. It’s certainly a beautiful way to relax at the end of a stressful day. I can vouch for that.

One way that I make Rose Quartz part of my day is by keeping a small selection of tumbled stones in a glass bowl on my dressing table. This helps to hold the vibration of unconditional love, self-love and beauty as I apply my makeup. It’s also a personal reminder for me too.

As Rose Quartz resonates with the heart chakra it makes sense to place it over your heart chakra during meditation. This can have the effect of opening the heart of receive love whilst also promoting relaxation. You might like to try this heart-centred meditation.

Alternatively, you may simply wish to wear your Rose Quartz in your bra, so it’s close to your heart space or adorns your wrist with a beautiful Rose Quartz bracelet. How you choose to connect with and work with your crystal is entirely up to you.


ARE YOU READY TO MAKE ROSE QUARTZ PART OF YOUR LIFE?

Loving yourself, recognising your own beauty and being confident in your own skin are essential ingredients for Sacred Beauty. So, if you could with a little support in this area Rose Quartz can be a great tool to work with. Using it alongside affirmations, meditation, Angelic Reiki or other forms of self-development as it helps to amplify the energy of your intention.

If you are thinking of or already do work with Rose Quartz I’d love to hear from you. Comment below and I’ll respond to your comment.

Look forward to hearing your experiences.

 

 

 

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Crystals Week

This week will be Crystals week on the website. Where I’ll be sharing tips, info and inspo related to crystals based upon my knowledge as a crystal healer and reader, as well as experience as a modern woman using them in my everyday life.

If you’re new to crystals then you’ll want to check out Crystals 101 where I spill the beans on getting started with crystals. Then you’ll wanna check out my Modern Woman’s Guide to Raising your Vibe with Crystals.

Check here for the gem of the day. The first post is coming shortly. Xxx

With love,

 

 

 

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