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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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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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How to discover the personal meaning behind the signs you keep seeing

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Spirit, the Angels, the Universe, your guides…..will often ‘speak’ to you through signs and symbols. It could be that you see repeating number sequences (1111, 444, 1818), animals (owls, butterflies), white feathers or 5p coins on the ground wherever you go. Whereas these signs and symbols will have universal meaning, they also can form part of your own personal dialogue and connection with spirit, the universe or whatever you subscribe to. Popping up in your life in order to order to offer you what you need as you move through your normal daily life.


SIGNS + SYMBOLS: MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE

Like you I also see repeated number sequences or ask for signs when making important decisions. However, I’ve also found from giving countless psychic card readings is that during a reading different colours, numbers, symbols and animals mean specific things to me. Therefore, when I see these symbols, colours etc in a reading I instantly know what I am being guided to and have the opportunity to work with spirit to probe deeper. So, you could say that it’s like having a personal language system/set of codes that enables me to understand what they are communicating with me.

On noticing how this worked in readings I also realised that this is also the case when I see signs and symbols in my daily life. Yes, these symbols have universal meanings, yet they also mean something personal to me. For example, seeing white butterflies means that my nan is close by and wants me to know I’ll be alright. I saw them a lot as soon as she passed and they always left me with a feeling of being loved and looked over, no matter what. By listening to my body and noticing how the sign made me feel I developed my own, personal understanding of what this sign meant for me.

Could this also be something that you can learn to do too?


KNOWING WHAT THE SIGNS MEAN TO YOU

I believe that you too can learn to understand the significance of the repeated signs and symbols that come up for you. It’s just a matter of time, commitment and practice. Some things you might find helpful in doing this include:

1. Google it

I’ve put the most obvious suggestion first because it’s actually something that many don’t consider to do, preferring for others to tell them what their sign and symbols mean. This is fine yet when you search these things out yourself, you will be guided to the “answer” that is most appropriate for you at that time. Also, by doing your own search you can check in with yourself and decide what resonates with you. What really hits home and gives you that sense of “Aha, I get it“, whilst being able to eliminate the rest.

2. Thoughts + words

Begin to notice what you tend to be thinking and saying when you notice these signs. Notice whether or not your words and thoughts are positive, fuelled by negative thinking or driven by the ego. If it’s the latter then maybe the signs are guiding you away from fear and the egoic mind, right back to love. However, if the words and thoughts are aligned with love then keep in mind that you could be being guided to keep up the good work and honouring you for doing your best to align with the energy of love and the Creator.

3. Alignment + Confirmation

Often these signs and symbols will find their way to you when you are in your element. Totally absorbed and engaged in an activity that is lighting you up from within. Therefore, when you take a momentary break to look up from what you’re doing the sign you see could be a nod from above to say “You’re aligned!” It may also be confirmation about something that you have asked for guidance on, eg: What is my purpose? What work should I be doing? Is this guy for me? Is this project/idea ready to be worked on?

4. Feelings + Your body

Notice how you were feeling when you noticed your repeated sign. Are you always seeing the sign when you feel this way? For example, you may loathe your job and feel the soul call to get on wriggle on to find new work. You might be asking for guidance on this and find that your sign pops up every time you feel super bored, anxious or crappy. Could this be the answer that you are seeking? Confirmation that it’s time to start looking elsewhere. Maybe you see a white feather when you are feeling low and thinking of someone in particular. Seeing that white feather may bring on a feeling of comfort, peace, love or relief. Could it be that this your sign for reminding you that you’re loved, guided or being watched over. How you feel when you see the sign, particularly if the feeling resonates within your body (butterflies, headache, warm feeling within), can be an indicator of what spirit is wanting to communicate with you at that time.


ARE YOU READY TO LEARN WHAT UNIVERSAL SIGNS SPECIFICALLY, MEAN FOR YOU?

Just begin with noticing when you see the signs and how you feel, either after you have seen them or before. Take notes and spend time reflecting and looking over your notes to see if there are any patterns.

As mentioned be aware of where the feelings resonate in your body. Those who have followed me for years know that I’ve long since talked about listening to your body because it can reveal so much about yourself that you may not be aware of. Your intuition will often speak to you through your feelings and this is translated by the body, especially when you override or suppress your feelings. Pay attention.

Take your time and try not to get frustrated if it all feels like gobbledygook at first. By all means, use the people and resources available to you, yet also learn to trust your own inner guidance. I’ve found that in doing so you also build that strong relationship with self whilst nurturing your relationship with Source, the Creator or whoever you believe in. This is a relationship that may take time and commitment to establish. Yet it’s so worth it.

I love to hear how you get on to share your story and experiences below in the comments, Instagram or email me privately

Can’t wait to hear from you.

With much love

Xo