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Psychics: The New BFF of Millennials, Boss Ladies + Celebs

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There was once a time when all talk of psychics, mystics and tarot readers were taboo. A mere mention of having a reading with a psychic would put you in the firing line for eye rolling or ridicule.

However, these days everyone from millennials and badass women starting their own empire right through to celebrities have a psychic, tarot reader, medium or healer on speed dial.

So, why are professional, ambitious and successful women choosing to work with psychics?

Today, life seems to be filled with uncertainty. Yet people are feeling the pressure to be more, do more and achieve more. With that people are feeling more stressed and worried about the future than ever before. So, when people go to psychics they are not just looking for predictions. They are seeking advice on HOW to fulfil their potential and become a better version of themselves.

With that in mind, here are just some of the ways that a psychic can support you in bettering your personal and professional life:

CLARITY
When you have a reading the psychic is tuning into your energy and the energy around your situation. This means that they are able to see the unseen, eg: hidden agendas, silent truths, opportunities and possibilities. These are all things that you probably won’t see because you are right in the middle of your story and situation, as well as feeling stressed by the whole thing. By making the unseen seen you get a sense of clarity and direction that supports you in making decisions that are aligned with your goals.

TOOLS FOR SUCCESS 
Gone are the days when psychics would simply reel off a list of predictions that would either be what you wanted to hear or not. The modern psychic will also offer you tools and practices that you can use to:

  • Dissolve any blocks that have been identified
  • Better align you with attracting what you want, eg: love or dream job
  • Give you a boost in the area where you feel in lack, eg: confidence, self-love
  • Support you in letting go of what doesn’t serve you

And that’s just for starters.

In essence, a psychic doesn’t just tell you what’s happening or coming up. They can offer you tools that you can use to help yourself to achieve your full potential. Think of it as mystical self-help and personal development.

OVERCOME YOUR BLOCKS
A psychic can also highlight the blocks that are standing in the way of you being and creating what you want, eg: fear, insecurity, resentment, co-dependency and other toxic factors. By recognizing these blocks the psychic can support you in letting go and dissolving anything that is not serving you. For many women who find themselves resisting change or repeating patterns, this can be the game-changer. This is because it guides them in letting go of the past and embracing, as well as creating their future.

MAXIMISE ON YOUR SUCCESSES
Women especially can be guilty of putting a lot of pressure on themselves to achieve and be all things to all people. Then, when things are not going to plan or they experience stagnation in an area of their life they beat themselves up. When this happens there becomes this intense focus on what’s not going right or your failures. During a reading, the psychic can highlight your successes, your gifts and talents, including your own psychic or spiritual gifts. Some of these successes, talents and gifts may be undiscovered, unnoticed or neglected. However, once revealed may leave you feeling inspired and motivated to act upon them. In some cases, opening you up to a world of new opportunities and positive changes.

CONFIRMATION
Intuition and that gut-feeling is a gift that God bestowed upon us all. However, what tends to happen is that you’ll get the intuitive hunches and be too scared to act on them or simply not know how. A psychic can confirm those intuitive hunches which, in the first instance, help you feel you are not going crazy and in the second instance can begin that process of looking deeper into the situation. On the flip side, a psychic can also confirm that you’re taking steps in the right direction, even when it doesn’t feel like it. They can then offer you tools and guidance that supports you in strengthening your position.


FINAL THOUGHTS

Ultimately, people from all walks of life are working with psychics and tarot readers because they are aware that there is more wisdom out there to be accessed. Therefore, if you are feeling lost yet do not feel that you know how to access that wisdom, much of which already lies within you, a psychic can support you to do so. In the process, alleviating that sense of feeling lost and offering you a sense of direction, as well as clarity, that you were previously lacking.

Working with a psychic can really provide that unique opportunity to tap into your own magic.

All of this supports you in becoming your best self and creating a better life. And what’s not to love about that?

I’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences of working with a psychic. For those of you who haven’t worked with a psychic: What stops you? Comment below.

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When the healing isn’t working.

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When new people reach out to me wanting to know more about Angelic Reiki they usually tell me that they’ve tried some form of energy healing before and it didn’t work for them. Even I have been known to say that EFT and Theta simply do not work for me. The question is: Is that really true?

The reasons for believing this to be true are plentiful:

“They said they cleared my chakras but nothing has changed.”
“I didn’t feel anything.”
“Other people said that X happened but that didn’t happen to me.”
“Since the healing, I am feeling even worse than before I started.”

Now, although it is wholly possible that the healing didn’t work for you for whatever reason. In my own experience, this tends not to be the case and there are a fair few common reasons why it appears that the healing hasn’t or isn’t working.


COMPARISON

A common misconception is that when you work with crystals or have an energy healing session you are meant to feel or see things. It’s that idea that you are meant to have this instant and profound life-changing experience there and then. This misconception is often fuelled by the stories you read and hear about people having these huge epiphanies during or after a treatment. So, when this doesn’t happen for you it’s only natural that you think there is something wrong with you or that the treatment has failed. Yet, this is what I have learnt to be true:

The experience of another person is THEIR experience. Not yours!

Each person, based on their own energy, soul lessons and back-story will have an experience with energy healing that is unique to them. Therefore, what you experience is based on the healing that you are ready to receive at that moment in time. So, comparing your experience to that of another person doesn’t serve you in any way and can actually set you up for disappointment, as well as distracting you from doing your own inner work.


THE MAGIC CURE

Some people can expect energy healing to be this magic cure that takes away all of their problems, pains and issues. Sadly, it doesn’t work that way and what I learnt to be true is that:

Spiritual tools and healing practices don’t fix your problems. YOU do!

Instead what I have found is that energy healing practices and tools such as crystals will guide you towards what you need to work on or release. It can bring to the surface the emotions, wounds, root causes or lessons that your soul is ready for you to heal or let go of. In some cases, it may even reveal to you who or what it is that requires your forgiveness. However, you still have free will to choose to keep repeating the same habits and thoughts, as well as hold onto the stories or beliefs that keep you stuck.

There is that element of taking responsibility for your wellbeing and own healing. In doing so, you may find that you need to drop old habits, ways of thinking and being in order to detach from what’s fuelling the pain. Which is where mindset work can also be so complimentary to any inner work and energy healing work that you do for yourself.


IMPATIENCE

Impatience is another common factor for people feeling as if the healing doesn’t work. We live in this society where we want to see and experience rapid results, alongside instant transformation. Whereas this is possible for some, the truth is that sometimes healing takes its sweet time. This is because you receive the healing and insights that you are ready for at any particular stage in your life. Often to receive all of this transformation and insight all at once would be overwhelming. It may also lead you away from using your own wisdom and free will to make choices, learn lessons and naturally up-level. Basically, it will take the “fun” out of simply living and experiencing everything that life has to offer you. Would you really want that?

Also, what I have found is that some wounds run deep. They go back lifetimes and, in some case, can be generational and ancestral. Therefore, it is only natural that it may take some time for you to experience the full impact of the healing. How long it takes can often be down to your own resistance and if you are in impatience mode you can be slowing down the healing process.

I’ve often found that with hindsight I have been able to see that transformation did take place, starting on the inside first and over a period of time. Leading me to see that I have actually come a long way from my humble beginnings. All the healing process to unfold and I am sure that you can have that beautiful hindsight too.


ATTACHMENT

Often people will have an attachment to a specific outcome. So they book in for a session with the specific intention to clear the decks and manifest their dream lover. Then they focus specifically on this intention and becoming increasingly angry, irritated or annoyed that the dream lover isn’t anywhere to be seen. In the process of remaining attached to the outcome they miss the lessons and values they are gaining from all of this inner work and healing. It can also create more stress and resistance. Neither of which are complementary to healing or your general wellbeing.

A simple shift that I find helpful is to move from focusing on a specific outcome is to suspend all expectation and simply be open to receiving the best possible healing at that time. When you do this you will be guided to what you need to work on in order to reach your desired destination, if not somewhere 100 times better. It is this approach that opens you to receive what you need and the infinite possibilities around you, some of which cannot yet be seen by the naked eye.


QUIETLY BEHIND THE SCENES

Energy can be very subtle and that includes healing energy too. Just think about when you are manifesting your desires into reality. On the surface, it can look as if nothing is happening and you may even feel like nothing is happening. Yet behind the scenes, things are shifting and being reorganised. God, Angels and the Universe are working behind the scenes to align you and your desire so that you can receive it in ‘real’ time. It works like this with healing energy too. It can be subtle. Yet it is still working and you don’t have to have this profound, out of this world experience, to know this to be true.


OVER TO YOU…..

I hope that I have given you some light relief or some things to consider, at the very least.

Ultimately, what I want to convey is that you do not need to compare your healing journey to anybody else. Nor do you need to follow another person’s strategy or formula for healing. I’ve found that going where I am guided and holding the intention for the best possible healing to be received pays dividends. Even if those dividends are not seen, felt or experienced straight away.

And if it is no longer working for you that’s ok. Along your path, you’ll try and be guided to new practices, tools and teachers who are best placed to help you awaken to be the best version of you. You’ll be guided.

With much love as always….

Chanel

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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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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

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JUNE VIBES

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“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.”

– Oprah Winfrey


Think like a Queen feels to be the vibration of June.  Along with focused intention and having your eye on the bigger picture.

It’s the beginning of a new month. The previous months have been hard going for many. Lots of energy clearing, releasing and healing integration going on. This month brings in new energy. Somewhat lighter. Somewhat more expansive than what we’ve been used to so far this year.

With this energy brings new opportunities to venture to the places that you have never been before. This will require courage, focus + the willingness to step out of your comfort zone. In fact, the phrase that I am hearing is:

Feel the Fear + Do it Anyway

Also, the name of an awesome book that I read on my hols many years ago. If you have not read it then I suggest that you check it out. I am sure that you won’t regret it and you can thank me later.

Let’s get back to June……..

This month it will be a good idea to connect to the bigger picture. Posing the questions:

Are you now able to see the bigger picture more clearly? Are pieces of the puzzle falling into place?

Where the answer is No – What are you going to do about it? What do you need to change? Where the answer is Yes – Celebrate and take note of what is supporting you to stay in alignment.

Yet, whether the answer is hell yeah or absolutely fucking not, the guidance remains the same: Develop your ability to go within, connect with your soul and trust. Trust the guidance that it brings forth. Those hunches. Those signs. Those aha moments. Those times of synchronicity.


JUNE ACTIONS 

Tune into your heart space. Hear what your mind has to say. Then give yourself permission to tune out of your head and into your heart. Ask for guidance on a particular question or burning issue. How does it resonate with your heart?

Be grateful for where you are and what you are learning. Take baby steps in order to remain consistent.

With love

Chanel Marie

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Energy update: Full Moon in Sagittarius

Beauty isn’t just about how you look on the outside. It’s also about how you feel on the inside too.

And often you find that when you feel amazing on the inside + you’re self-worth is intact, you radiate a glow from the inside out.

This is the vibration that the Full Moon in Sagittarius is inviting you to step into.

What must you release + what must you embrace to make this a reality?

Want more?

If you are subscribed to my newsletter list then check your inbox for a mini, intuitive run-down on the Full Moon in Sagittarius. Not subscribed? Drop me a message here to let me know that you want to join my newsletter list and I’ll get you added.

Happy Full Moon vibes. xo

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11 inner + outer beauty practices for self-care

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As a rebel, workaholic and nurturer I am prone to pushing the limits, working into the wee hours and giving freely of myself to others. And that can mean that I am way too hard on myself.

The pressure to achieve and be all things to all people can often take its toll. This is when the proverbial usually hits the fan.

Think meltdown, frustration, stress, headaches and all the things that come along with not making my self-care a priority.

Having lived that life for far too many years as a full-time teacher I reached a point where enough was enough. No longer was I willing to keep giving and hustling at the expense of my own mental health and wellbeing.

Something had to change!

That change was prioritising my self-care and wellbeing. Making intentional choices about my life and how I live it, rather than running myself ragged on autopilot mode.

Making a change like this was a challenge at first. The same thoughts of “I should be doing more” and “I am not doing enough” circled in my mind. Yet, I learnt that when those thoughts arose that it was my cue to:

Press the pause button.

Taking the time to listen to my body, step away from the noise and distractions to remind myself that I AM WORTHY of receiving the things that I give to others so freely.

And guess what? If I am worthy of receiving then you sure are too.


BEGIN YOUR OWN SELF-CARE PRACTICE

If you are still reading then you must be ready or, at least, curious about how starting your own self-care practice. So, let me share with you my personal inner and beauty self-care practices to get you started.

Use them, apply them and tweak them to suit your needs. Then enjoy putting yourself first and making your mental health, as well as your wellbeing more of a priority.

You are so worth it!


INNER BEAUTY SELF-CARE PRACTICES

GRATITUDE LIST

Gratitude helps you to put things into perspective. Gently guiding your thoughts away from the hustle and bustle of daily life or all of the things that are or could go wrong. Gratitude reminds you of what is going well in your life and the amazing possibilities that are available to you.

FOCUS ON YOUR HEART SPACE

Lie on your bed, close your eyes and place your fingertips on your heart space. Imagine that your breath is flowing into and out of your heart space with ease. Believe it or not, this calms your body and your mind, as you are shifting your focus. In doing so you are opening and clearing your heart space. A space that we often close down when we feel stressed, frustrated, angry, hurt or resentful.

FUCK IT‘ LIST

Begin your day or your self-care routine by getting your thoughts and feelings out of your body and onto the paper. This is a great way of letting go of what is weighing you down before attempting to begin a practice such as heart space breathing or meditation, eliminating some of those possible distractions. Another beautiful variation of this is the ‘Morning Pages‘ where you begin your day free-writing and is a great way to connect you to Source energy.

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN A GOOD BOOK

This doesn’t have to be a book about spirituality, beauty or mindfulness. It could simply be a good fictional romance novel or whatever tickles your fancy. Just take the time to turn off ALL distractions, curl up and totally lose yourself in that book. Here are some of my favourite books for the soul.

ENERGY CLEARING

Whilst working in a particularly challenging work environment this became crucial to my daily routine. As soon as I got home from work I would race to my room to complete this ritual of clearing away the energy of the day. I would use self Angelic Reiki, cord cutting meditations with AA Michael or channelling white light through my chakras. It’s a beautifully relaxing way of detoxing from the day’s events. Just remember to spend some time in gratitude calling in what you want to experience for the remainder of your evening or day.

JUST SAY “NO”

What I came to realise is that a big part of self-care is about saying “no“. Saying “no” to what doesn’t resonate with you, will deplete your energy and just doesn’t feel good at all. When you say “no” you free yourself from the obligation of doing something that really doesn’t resonate with you and leaving less chance for you feeling overwhelmed as a result of it.

OUTER BEAUTY SELF-CARE PRACTICES

PAINT YOUR NAILS

Or have someone else paint them for you. The great thing about changing the colour of your nails is that there is a nail colour for every single mood so you can choose a colour to reflect the mood that you want to experience at that time, eg: feminine, bold, sexy, mysterious….. Also, having a manicure is just such a relaxing experience that will take your mind off everything and give you beautifully manicured nails.

AN EPSOM OR HIMALAYAN SALT BATH

Reap the benefits of a long, hot bath with Epsom or Himalayan Salts. Both of which are known for the detoxifying and de-stressing properties. Not only is it great for your skin it is also great for leaving you feeling relaxed too.

MAKE YOUR OWN BODY SCRUB

I’ve been making sea salt and olive oil body scrubs since I was a teen in High School (and that’s a bloody long time ago now) and I love it. Sea Salt helps to deeply cleanse your pores, balance oil production and get rid of the bacteria that causes breakouts. It works wonders on ingrown hairs too and mixed with olive oil it’ll leave your skin silky smooth.

MOVE YOUR BODY

Stress, trauma, guilt, resentment and memories. We hold all of that in our bodies and over time it builds up and manifests itself in many different ways, including excess weight, anxiety, and even physical pain and poor posture. Getting that energy moving again through movement allows the energy to flow freely through your body, which helps you to feel energised and relieves some of that tension. Exercise, be it a YouTube dance or yoga video or joining a local class, down to taking a walk or jog in the park are all great ways to get your body moving. It also helps to refocus your mind too.

TRY OUT A NEW LOOK

Personally, I believe that makeup should be fun, expressive and enhance your natural beauty. So, why not have some play time and fun with your make-up collection. Try out a new shade of lipstick or a different colour on your eyelids to see how you feel. Lose yourself in having fun changing your look and enhancing what God gave you.


ARE YOU READY TO START MAKING YOUR SELF-CARE A PRIORITY?

If so, which practice will you begin with first? Decide a practice that resonates with you and make yourself promise to practise this on a daily basis. Maybe start with 7 days of doing this self-care practice then add to it, tweak it or keep going with it for another 10 days and so forth.

Don’t be discouraged if you fall off the wagon. I do frequently. Just cut yourself some slack and resolve to get back to it a while later or the next day.

It also helps to get yourself into the habit of listening to and responding to your body too. Your body will often send you signals that is time to slow down and your thoughts will certainly do the same, as mentioned before. It’s up to you to make the choice to take action and ask for help if you need to make your self-care time a reality.

I’d love to know your self-care rituals and how you get on, so please do comment below.

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Learn 3 simple steps to increase your intuition

From a young age, I knew that I was able to see and feel things that not everybody else could. That ‘knowing‘ that a person wasn’t a very nice person would cause me to back away from them and cry if I was told that I had to be around them. As I got older that sense of ‘knowing‘ got stronger in the form of psychic dreams where I would see things before they happened or simply having that strong gut instinct when something was amiss.

No doubt this is something you’d expect from an intuitive with clairvoyant, clairsentient and clairaudient abilities. However, for many years I struggled to trust my intuition which would often lead me down the road of pain, heartache and drama.

My experience of having this strong sense of ‘knowing‘ is something that’s familiar to many people. As is that feeling of not knowing how to trust your intuition when it rises up to your attention. So, in this article, I’ll share with you my top suggestions for learning how to trust and make better use of your intuition.


WHAT IS INTUITION?

I consider the intuition to be the voice of the soul. With your soul being that all-knowing aspect of ourselves that guides us to experience, learn and embody in this lifetime. In order to sufficiently guides us, it speaks to us through us through our intuition.

You may often hear intuition referred to as our internal guidance system because the wisdom and guidance it brings us comes from within.


HEAD + HEART: LEARN THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO

I view your head as being that more logical part of ourselves. That aspect of ourselves that likes to keep us safe yet has a funny way of going about it. One thing it does it remember all of the times when you’ve tried and failed, bringing them back into your consciousness when you try something new or similar to that which you’ve tried before. Therefore you could say that it tends to be a little fearful at times, especially in comparison to the heart.

In contrast, I see the heart as more of rebel and it’s connected to your intuition. It seeks love, connection, expansion, adventure and new experiences. It’s that place where you experience that subtle pull toward something or someone, yet don’t know why. That place of knowing.

As you can imagine the way that they communicate is different with one feeling fearful or restrictive and the other feeling joyful or expansive. You tend to find that the heart steps forward first (that initial idea or decision to try something new) and the mind follows, usually with the reason why the new course of action isn’t a good idea.

Neither is right or wrong. It just depends on what you’re working towards or what you are giving yourself permission to experience.


THE LANGUAGE OF YOUR BODY

Our feelings and emotions will frequently manifest in the body. I recall a time when I started a new job and by midday, I had a headache and was throwing up. Some would say it’s down to nerves, yet the horrible time and experiences that I had at this workplace tell a different story. Also, the fact that I also would get a sudden headache or bout of sickness when working in an environment that was not right for me.

Headaches and sickness are my body’s way of saying that something is amiss. On the contrary when something or someone is a good fit for me I feel a little glow around my heart. So, listening to your body works for the positive and negative.

Your emotions and body may speak to you in a different way. One way to learn the language of your body is to become more aware, doing so by keeping a reflective journal of your interactions with others and in different places. Jot down how felt and any sensations in your body. Over time you are likely to notice patterns and this will help you to understand what your body is communicating with you. You may even find that as you think of key people you’ve encountered they remind you of other people you’ve known or you have an image of them come to mind. How you felt about that person or your experience of them can be a sign of how this new person is going to be in your life.

So you can see that taking the time to reflect in this way can bring much to the surface that supports you in your daily life and decision making.


DISCONNECT FROM ALL OF THAT NOISE

Learning to trust your intuition takes practise as you need to familiarise yourself with how it communicates with you. Therefore, taking time out to step away from the noise so that you can practise hearing the messages is key. Meditation is the obvious way to do that and it may require you to give yourself permission to hear the messages. If it resonates ask the Archangels Raziel or Chamuel to support you in connecting to your heart space and being open to receiving messages. Allow yourself to be quiet and still, allowing images and words to drift in and out of your mind’s eye. Keep a pen and paper close by so that you can jot down anything that really resonates with you. Do this often enough and you’ll increase that connection to your intuition, as well as learning it’s language inside out.


ARE YOU READY TO FURTHER DEVELOP YOUR INTUITION?

Any of these suggestions can be used and tweaked to support you in strengthening your intuition, as well as using it to it’s fullest potential. Doing so in a way that guides you to make aligned decisions and achieve your life goals.

If you would like support in developing your intuition or awakening your own psychic abilities, get in touch with me here.

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Scorpio ‘Pink’ Full Moon: Heal + Transform

On the 29th/30th of April we have a full ‘pink’ moon in Scorpio. Hailed as a moon that is offering inside out transformation that opens the door to becoming the best version of you and manifesting those seeds of desire that you’ve planted. How can you personally make the most of this energy? Let’s find out as we explore the energy of this Full ‘Pink’ Moon in Scorpio.


A LITTLE BACKGROUND TO THIS FULL MOON

This Full Moon is meant to stir things up. Stirring it up and bringing them out into the open (or, at least for you to see) in order to begin that ripple effect of change + transformation. Something that is very much needed if you are to uplevel, become your best self and live a life that you love. Rather than a life that you pretend to love when you post happy pics on Instagram.

It’s meant to really wake you up to the truth that you’ve been avoiding, ignoring or pushing deep below the surface.

Much of what it’s stirring up are feelings, emotions, thoughts and beliefs related to Yourself. Particularly those that relate to how you show up in the world and in important relationships. Some of these things might include:

  • Jealousy
  • Envy
  • Greed
  • Neediness
  • Fakeness

Being a karmic year 11/2 you’re likely to find that what is coming up for you are things that have been plaguing you for most of your life. Those pesky repetitive patterns, cycles and behaviours that you keep you stuck in victim mode or in your comfort zone.

Are you ready to see + release them?

Yet, on the flip side Scorpio Full Moon energy is sexy and mysterious, as well as deeply intuitive too. All of which are energies that can be put to optimal use at this time, especially when navigating the beautiful world of romantic relationships.

On the other hand, maybe you need to remember how to be more sexy, mysterious in your daily life, whilst using the gift of intuition to feel you way into situations.

Which is it to be for you?

Scorpio Full Moon’s are a time for deep cleansing and healing. A real releasing of the things that stand in opposition of your transformation. Yet, when embraced can have the impact of leading you to the breakthrough and transformation that you’ve been waiting for.


WHY SHOULD I TAKE NOTICE OF THE FULL MOON?

You don’t have to take notice of the Full Moon and many people don’t. Blissfully living their lives unaware of the emotions, feelings and energy that comes up for and around them at this time.

Yet, for those who are willing it’s the optimal time for purging, letting go and forgiveness. All key ingredients for soul growth, personal development, healing and uplevelling in life.

Full Moon’s are like the harvest point of the moon cycle. The point where you can reap the rewards of the seeds of desire and intention that you have planted. Where those crops of desire are not ready to be harvested it becomes a time of reflection, introspection and release. A time when you use the gift of awareness to support you as you go within and identify:

  • What is ready to be released
  • Who you can forgive

This can make it an emotional time, especially for those who are moon sensitive, lightworkers/warriors, psychic, water signs or in the midst of a soul/spiritual awakening. You guys will most likely feel all the feels when the moon is full because the moon governs our emotions.

When the moon is Full it’s bright and it literally shines a light in and on the darkness. This is why you will often find that buried thoughts, feelings, memories and shadow parts of the self are more apparent under the Full Moon. These things become more obvious when our soul is ready for us to release those aspects that are standing in the way of us awakening, progressing or just simply moving on.

How will you respond to what’s coming up for you at this time?


WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME?

As Jay-Z said you can’t heal what you don’t reveal. The Scorpio Full Moon is doing a lot of revealing so you’re job is to be Aware.

Notice what is coming up for you at this time and over the last few days because this stuff is the dominant energy that you bring to every table that you sit at. It introduces in real time, through text and over social media, even if you haven’t been aware of it. This energy is contributing to and creating your current reality. Leading you to repeat the same patterns with different faces and in different places.

Some key questions to ask yourself might include:

  • What is ready to be released?
  • What isn’t really helping me to manifest what I want?
  • What am I going to do about it?
  • What is helping me to expand, heal and uplevel?
  • What are/is the lessons here?

Incidentally, this energy of release and transformation have been dominant themes in this week’s 5 days of divine messages with the cards over on my Instagram page. You may want to check it out for further insight and guidance.

Also, it helps to have that perspective that life is happening for you not to you. Just sit with that for a moment and notice how empowering that feels.


WHAT TOOLS CAN I USE TO SUPPORT ME?

Your best tool is your own commitment to change, healing and your own personal development. Are you really willing to face the truth? Are you really willing to take the necessary steps towards your own healing and transformation?

Some other tools include:


This gorgeous Full Moon really is here to help you to breakthrough and bring you back to yourself. Yet you have to be prepared to do your part too.

Healing is a process and what this Full Moon is doing is really peeling back the layers of the darkness and dislodging those limiting beliefs and fears. Something which I talk about more here. It’s up to you to decide how best to invest your time + resources to make the most of it.

Remember change starts with you!


The Full Moon is a good time to delve deep below the surface and get yourself a reading or energy healing session. Click here to book and enquire.

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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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