CONNECT WITH YOUR SPIRIT TEAM: THE SIMPLE APPROACH

Let’s talk about Spirit.

I believe that we all have Spirit around us who want to guide and support us, even protect us as we move through life. This might take the form of Angels, Ascended Masters, Ancestors…….

When you connect to your Spirit team you open up the gateway to receive bespoke guidance, messages and support. Yet, the key is to be OPEN to connecting and receiving. And, whilst many people say they want to connect, they dont or they find it a struggle.

Whilst the reasons for this can be varied. The most common reasons tend to be:

  • Thinking they can’t
  • Fear of connecting to lower vibrational entities
  • Childhood experiences of being scared of Spirit
  • Family conditioning – being told off or told that seeing Angels is evil
  • Past life memories/energy tie of being isolated, abused or killed for connecting with Spirit
  • Or maybe something else

Either way, the fear, the memories and belief system can create a block that stops you from receiving.

Why?

Because the disbelieving and second guessing will have you questioning that connection. Dismissing the guidance, signs, visions or messages. Basically not trusting that which you receive.

It’s when you are able to move beyond those beliefs or heal the wounding that you can align and become receptive.

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MY EXPERIENCE OF WORKING WITH SPIRIT
I have been able to feel and read energy since I was a little girl. Whilst also seeing Spirit as if it was just a normal person.

Over the years, how Spirit show up for me has changed and I tend to see through images in my minds eye, sparkles/flashes of light or white mist that can form shapes, as well as hearing Spirit (mediumship).

For years, I thought that this was something everyone could do and was doing. So, I didn’t feel the need to talk about. Yet, when I did I noticed that people would laugh or make snide comments. Incidentally, a lot of those people are now talking about always being into spirituality and energy.

Once I realised this wasnt the norm, I went undercover. Kept it to myself and went all in on developing my ability to connect with Spirit. Building my own relationship with the different guides that step forward and learning how to:

  • Listen
  • Trust
  • Take guided action

A journey in itself.

As such, Spirit have guided me in my daily life, protected me and were key to my healing and return to self love journey. Each member of my Spirit team coming into my life at the right time, for a specific purpose and making their presence known in their own unique way. Yet a way that they know that I would recognise and readily receive. With some exciting stage left when our time together is done. Some returning and others, not just yet. A divine reminder that:

“Some Spirit Guides, like some people, come into our lives for a reason, season or lifetime.” – Chanel Marie

The whole experience of building this relationship with Spirit reminding me that I am always supported and don’t have to simply rely on my own strength. With my work as a psychic and healer affirming to me that this connection is available to everyone who is open to receive it.

YOU ARE BEING GUIDED
You will have your own Spirit team too.

They will come to you at different times and for different purposes.

Sometimes doing so in a bold way. At other times more subtle and requiring us to drop more into our body to receive.

Yet, as mentioned above, you have to get out of your own way. Working on your belief system or energy to receive those messages, guidance and support from Spirit.

“It’s not a case of connecting. That connection  is already there. It’s more about moving beyond the fears, doubts and memories that block you from receiving.” – Chanel Marie (Tweet this)

So the following steps are intended to guide you in opening up to receive Spirit and their wisdom for you. Choose the method that appeals to you or try them all. It’s up to you.

One thing to remember is that how Spirit come to you may differ from your friend, loved one or that girl you follow on Instagram. This is your experience and relationship. Not anybody elses. Click here for different ways Spirit connects.

WAYS TO RECEIVE SPIRIT GUIDANCE

Meditation
Probably one of the more obvious ways of connecting with your Spirit team. With this method it’s really about getting yourself into the act of listening and aligning your energy. So, that you are able to receive the guidance and messages Spirit bring you, in whatever form that might be.

You do not need a special meditation to do this, unless you want to experience a guided meditation. Connecting to your breath or listening to music/sounds is enough. Before you begin set the intention and create a safe space through prayer, eg:

Thank you Angels, guides, loved ones in Spirit who work in the highest degree of love, light and compassion for stepping forward to connect with and guide me.

Write
As a Channel for Spirit and writer this is my favourite way to connect with Spirit because the guidance literally flows through you. What’s key with this method is to:

Get out of your own way.

Allowing the words to simply spill onto the pages of your journal without you censoring, second guessing or wondering if you are doing it right. That’s not necessary. Just switch off the mind. Ask the ego to step aside and just allow yourself to receive the guidance.

This guidance and the messages may reveal themselves in different ways. Signs, symbols, visions, numbers, songs, feeling or a stream of consciousness. There is no right way or judgement required.

Signs
There are times when Spirit will connect with you, rather than you having to go to them. As such they may leave you signs of their presence, such as coins or feathers. You can even ask them to give you a sign of their presence.

Spirit love when we connect with them in this way and they love the more playful, fun vibe of this too. It helps to bring them closer because your vibration raises when you are having fun and being playful. A bit like being in a childlike state. Incidentally, this is often why children find it so much easier to connect with Spirit. They are not judging, worrying about if they are doing it right. They are open and having fun.

AND FINALLY……
Connecting with your Spirit Team is not this one time thing or something you do when you want something.

Treat it like a relationship.

Come from a place of gratitude and really take the time to nurture that relationship.  Because sometimes that connection wont be instant. Sometimes the connection will not feel as strong. So, you have to work on it. In the same way you would work on a relationship in the physical realm.

TAKE YOUR PRACTICES FURTHER WITH SPIRIT GUIDANCE SESSIONS
I use my psychic and healing gifts to guide my clients in self-healing and connecting to their intuition, as well as their Spirit team.

So, in a 1:1 session we can focus primarily on you and what will specifically support you in building your relationship with your Spirit team. Working in conjunction with my Spirit team and yours. Leading you to a place of Spiritual independence where you don’t have to rely on looking outside of yourself for guidance.

You can choose how you want to work with me, be it email or telephone. One mini session to get started or a bespoke package. The choice is yours.

Book your 1:1 session with me here.

DAILY PRACTICE
Make it a daily practice to connect with your Spirit team. A bit like date night with Spirit and just give yourself permission to welcome them into your life. Because trust me, they are ready for you.

SPIRITUAL TEAM: Why you are not connecting.

We are all surrounded by our own little (or quite big) team in the spirit world. A team that can consist of angels, spirit guides, ancestors, God and the universe. Guiding us through this thing called life.

I know that it my own life my Spiritual Team have been there through the ups, downs, wins, challenges…….

Protecting me when I was being bullied. Guiding me away from a narcissist and toxic situations. Bringing guidance and synchronicity when I needed it the most. Inspiring thoughts and actions that lead to golden opportunities. Strength during times of struggle, anxiety and doubt.

In fact, I remember one day whilst lifting something heavy at work – anyone who knows me that I don’t lift anything “heavy” – I was definitely out of my comfort zone and struggling. One of the kids noticed and said:

“Don’t worry Miss, you can do it. I can see your wings.”

He said what?????????

Turned out he could see Angel wings appear behind me.

And, yes, I lifted the object with ease.

Your Spiritual Team are already around you. They are already guiding and assisting you even if you cannot see them. So, if you need more help all you need to do is ask.

Sure enough with the help from the Angels (and my Angel wings) I lifted the object with ease. An experience that shines a light on the fact that:

With this in mind, what stops you from receiving their help?

  • Beliefs – “I can’t”. “I tried and it didnt work.
  • Impatience – “I tried (a handful of times) Nothing happened.”
  • Expectations – “I didn’t see anything” Maybe you’re meant to feel, instead.
  • Inconsistent – “I did it (method/ritual/practise) for a bit. Then I stopped.
  • Fear – “What if I attract bad Spirits?

Other factors such as stress, tiredness, desperation and sometimes your own sense of entitlement and lack of gratitude (ego) block your connection.

In my opinion, the reason why children, like the 4 year old I mentioned, are able to have these experiences is because they are open.

They don’t have these preconceived ideas, judgements, limiting beliefs and have this light, playful approach.  Which makes it easier for them to see, hear, feel and accept.

So, if you are struggling to connect with your Spiritual Team, take a leaf out of that 4 year old’s book:

Be open. Ditch the expectation and judgement.

Start to work on whatever it is that is stopping you from connecting and open up to receiving the spiritual support around you.

Admittedly, as an adult it can be hard to release the old in order to open up. However, it’s not impossible. You can do it.

With love 💜

Do you want to develop your natural ability to connect with your Spiritual Team? Discovering tools and techniques to do this safely. If the answer is yes and you feel guided to work with me and my Spiritual Team then reach out to me here?

Main image: Meme inspired by Black Unicorn

AWAKENING: When The Struggle Is Real!

Sometimes the process of Awakening sounds so easy.

You can see and feel it all breaking open around and within you. So, go for it and take the leap “the Universe will catch you”.

But, let’s be real for a minute. The process of Awakening isn’t always easy.

No matter how many times you experience an Awakening it can feel like your world is falling apart. Not to forget that every person’s Awakening trigger is different, be it:

  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Mental health
  • Job loss
  • That niggling feeling
  • Aha moment

Which means taking that leap may not feel that easy to do. So, that desire to cling and hold it all together for dear life is a thing.

The struggle feels real.

It’s realer still, when you consider that you Awakening also involves:

  • Awakening to your shadows
  • Feeling the pain or the stories that you’d buried within you

Often, Awakening to it all without the tools, awareness or knowledge of how to deal with what is coming up for you.

So, don’t beat yourself up if Awakening feels like chaos, pain, turmoil, stress, overwhelm…

Don’t feel pressured into taking the leap because ‘they’ say that “the Universe will catch you”.

Yet, don’t allow yourself to sit in the ship that’s sinking.

So, what the hell can you do?

SUGGESTIONS

Catch your breath

In times of Awakening your vibration is rising. The energy can feel unsettled and ungrounded. With the changes sending your mind and body into an almost fight or flight mode. You might feel out of balance and your mind might feel frazzled. Fear may be reigning supreme. Which isn’t the best place for most people to be making decisions from.

Ask

What one thing can you do today, right now, to support yourself through this process? Who can you call, connect with or work with? Who gets it and gets you and can guide you through it? Who can hold a safe space for you to reveal, feel and heal? 

Signs

Call on your Spirit Bff’s and Angels to give you a sign on the next step to take.
Be patient. Be aware. Receive your sign. Take inspired action.

Remember

Most of all be kind to yourself and remember “This too shall pass“.

Because, believe or not: You’ve got this!

With love x


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SEEING ANGEL NUMBERS: HOW TO FIND OUT WHAT THIS REALLY MEANS FOR YOU

Angel numbers are not just signs that your manifestation are on the way. There was is more to them that.

As a Psychic Medium, Spirit speak to me in signs and symbols, as well as normal convo style.

Those signs and symbols have generic meanings. They also have specific meaning given to me by the Spirit guide that I may be working with at that that time.

It’s a similar thing with angel numbers.

The numbers can be a sign that:

  • Your guides, Angels, ancestors are close and want you to connect with them more
  • You are aligned or misaligned with your desires or manifestations
  • You need to keep the faith, stay strong, dont give up hope
  • Or, maybe the numbers have a more specific meaning.

So, how do you know what the meaning is? How can you decode the specific message for you?

Most people go to Goggle. Looking up the numbers on their favourite websites. Mine is sacredjoscribes
However, the whole point of the Awakening journey as I know is to:

Awaken to YOURSELF and the Divinity, magic and answers that already lies within.

Therefore, consulting your own inner wisdom is the best way to get the real meaning.

Here are my tips on how to do that.

1. FEELING
How did you feel when you saw the numbers or when it was pointed out? The initial feeling will give you a sense of whether this is an angel number showing that you are aligned or misaligned with your dreams/intentions.

2. DOING
What were you doing at the time when the numbers appeared? How did that activity make you feel? Was that activity in alignment with feeling good and raising your vibration?

3. THINKING
What were you thinking about at that moment? Were your thoughts of the feel good variety? Or were you thinking negatively? Were you thinking about the bastard ex? If it’s the latter two then maybe consider that seeing the angel number was more of a pattern interrupt. Inviting you to shift your thoughts somewhere else and manifest better for yourself.

Bringing it back to yourself and using your own awareness allows you to connect with the true meaning behind the numbers. At the same time, supporting you in developing your relationship with yourself and spiritual team. Guiding you to look within before you look without.

Unfortunately, the world of Spirituality has made it seem like there is this one size fits all approach and pushing us to look outside of ourselves for the answers. And, dont get me wrong support from trusted channels is great. However, even then, remember that all answers lie within. Take what resonates.

With love x

CRYSTALS FOR BEGINNGERS: THE SIMPLE APPROACH

“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. Highlighting that crystals are TOOL that can support you in healing on different levels. Yet, the true beauty of working with crystals is that it can be easy or, as easy as you allow it to be. And, believe it or not there is not much you need to do to get started.

In this article, I share with you the Simple Approach to getting started with crystals. You also have the option of following up and digging deeper here and here.


HOW I GOT STARTED

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 knowingly setting an intention for how to work with my crystal and had no idea about the properties of Rose Quartz. I simply held it in my hand, wishing the pain to away. When I woke up a few hours the later the pain was gone and I was free to go raving with my friends. Keeping the crystal with me that night (just in case….), I ended up being the ‘Belle of the Rave’ attracting lots of attention from celebrity DJs and the guys. I shrugged it off because what I didn’t know back then was that Rose Quartz is known as the attraction crystal.

What this taught me is that I didn’t NEED to have lots of fancy tools in order to have a little crystal magic in my life. I was enough. The power was already within me and all I needed to do was simply open, allowing myself to simply receive. Also, remembering that crystals already know what to do and will vibe with you in a way that is simply perfect for you, at that time.


CRYSTAL MUST-HAVES

If there was ever a rule for working with crystals it is this: The ‘right’ crystal will often choose you. So, trust your own instinct, intuition or vibes you get. Each crystal has it’s own vibe and you will be drawn to the one that is right for you. And, yes this can happen online too because energy is not bound by time, space or reality.

Therefore, there are no real crystal must-haves because the crystals will vibe with us all differently. For example, one person may be attracted to Amethyst and find it works wonder for sleep. Whereas someone else will find that Amethyst is over stimulating, especially around the Third Eye chakra area. Different strokes for different folks.

That being said, there are a few crystals that many like to have in their collection. I have listed some of them and their properties below.

#1: Clear Quartz
Known as the ‘Master Healer’ there is nothing that this crystal cant do for you energetically. It will cleanse, charge, protect and amplify energy too.

#2: Rose Quartz
Known as the love stone, this crystal has been used in rituals and as talismans for attracting love throughout the centuries. Resonating with the heart it will also help you dissolve your own barriers to love.

#3: Black Tourmaline
This is your crystal bodyguard that will protect your energy from any negative vibes that may come your way. Repels that negativity and can help you to ground your energy too.

#4 CITRINE
Nicknamed the ‘Merchant Stone’, Citrine is your money crystal. Used by the girl next door and business owners to attract success, as well as positive energy and money, money, money.


CLEANSING YOUR CRYSTALS

If you are receiving your crystal from a seller or purchasing in a shop, I recommend cleansing it first. This is because it is likely that the crystal will have picked up a lot of different energies which may not be a resonance for you or your intentions.

There are lots of ways to cleanse your crystals. However, if you have worked with me, then you know that I like to keep things nice and simple, yet effective. So, here are my top suggestions:

#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. BE CAREFUL – Some crystals, like Selenite, do not like water and will dissolve.

#2: Smoke

Pass the crystal through the smoke of an incense that you typically use for cleansing. Set an intention for what you want to do, which is to cleanse the crystal of energy that is not a vibrational match with you.

#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.


SET AN INTENTION

Get to know your crystal by meditating with it before setting your intention. This just helps you to
connect with its energy and it to fully connect with yours. Bring your awareness to your body and energy. Be aware of the energy shift or guidance that comes from within. Then set your intention for how you want your crystal to help you and work with you.

INCORPORATING CRYSTALS INTO YOUR DAILY LIFE

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.


ARE YOU READY TO LIFT YOUR VIBRATION WITH CRYSTALS?

That literally is a crash course in getting started with bringing crystals into your everyday life. As you can see it really doesn’t have to be complicated and you can keep it easy. Just go with the flow and trust your own inner guidance, including bringing awareness to your energy and body. After all, this is how the crystal is connecting with you too – energetically!!

If you wanted to know more about getting started working with crystals I have a FREE crystal guide for beginners that you can find here. For those who want to up their game I have an ebook filled with simple crystal rituals for everyday life situations, such as heart healing, confidence, energy protection and more. You can find that guide here.

I hope that all of this helps you.

With love.