Check out the trailer for Mercury Retrograde explorative poetry book.

I’m sitting on a rocky island,
gazing on the horizon of hopes and dreams
Emptiness and resentment oozing
from their seam
In this moment, my worries cease to exist

Their envy, magnified like particles
projected through bifocals
I wince as they whinge,
retreating inside my bubble of certainty
Relieved and determined to live in peace

I wrote this journal,
a book of poetry for you
Let your eyes hang on every word
Let my retrograde chaos bring
tears and laughter that cleanse your soul
Most importantly, enjoy.

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Stop romanticising toxic cycles

It’s easier said than done when you’re convinced that the people who hurt and mess you around really do love you. You tell yourself that it’s the situation that’s complicated. Perhaps you live in a financial red zone every month because you’re convinced that you must keep up with your friends’ luxurious lunch dates and that you need a new pair of boots for every occasion. Maybe, you’re convinced that you deserve overseas holidays and city breaks a few times a year because you don’t want to face and live the life you have at home. Nobody is here to condemn your life choices as you are the captain of your own ship and have free will. Although, at some point, you have to question if it’s a healthy cycle or whether you’re just stuck romanticising it because you’re not in touch with who you are or are afraid of your true potential.

Let’s begin with the understanding that a toxic cycle isn’t necessarily confined within intimate relationships. It can sit in friendships, your relationship with everyday tasks, your employer, your relationship with nutrition, and money. Now that you know what it looks like, it’s time to identify if there are areas of your life that require some attention and care. This is where many people choose to give up because the prospect of identifying areas of their lives that require rectifying and setting healthy boundaries is a scary concept. And the ego itself doesn’t make it easy to handle self-criticism, which is why most choose to create a fantasy around bad habits to avoid the fact that it’s detrimental to some aspects of their health. From personal experience, it appears that our unexplored shadow self that contains our suppressed traumas play a role in how we perceive habits, situations and people in our lives. This is part of the process that we need to accept as we dig deeper into ourselves, one should expect to uncover some ancient emotional relics that will undoubtedly be painful to face. As much as we want to accelerate through our healing, though, it’s important to note that our minds, bodies, and souls require unrelenting patience. When you feel like you need to speak to a therapist, allow yourself the opportunity to do so. And when you have identified why you are in a toxic cycle, you can make substantial efforts to create boundaries and make healthier choices.

This post is a drop in a bucket on such a subject; however, I hope you manage to gain something from this to help you on your way. Keep working on yourself and stay tuned in to your own needs because a small improvement also creates a significant universal experience.

Until next time.

A gentle reminder may just make a difference

Today, I’m taking the time to remind you that you are here for a higher calling. I can’t tell you what it is if you don’t already know your higher purpose, but I decided to write this short post hoping that it will help you ease into transition for the next cycle. There’s no doubt that you know it requires massive strength for those of you who have been on the journey. Indeed, not everyone has a conscious tribe to lean on for support, however, take comfort in understanding that as you grow further in alignment with your higher self, you will have a more profound sense of knowing how to find the answers to your questions.

Regardless of your spiritual stance, I have found that it’s important to set intentions every time you enter a new cycle of life. Think of setting intentions like a magical To-Do list. What do you want to manifest in your waking life? Think about the grandest life you want to create for yourself and write it down clearly on paper. This doesn’t have to be set for just materialistic desires. Perhaps you would like to make more empowered decisions, create more time for meditation or self-reflection, or commit to a personal project? Whatever you would like to do, take some time when you are operating on a high vibration and feel positive in your day, sit in a quiet space and write down your intention. The difference between this and a To-Do list is that you are writing your grand vision and focusing your energy on manifesting it with the knowledge and will of your highest self. You’re not disconnected and just writing things that need to be done today or tomorrow. As you write, you are placing yourself in this vision, therefore, rather than writing ‘I want to…’ you can write ‘I am…’ because in the law of attraction, you are what you attract. Your energy and vibration need to be aligned with what you want to achieve and receive. Once you have written your intentions, place it somewhere only you have access to and as you continue to live your life, take actions that will move you in the direction of your goals. When you feel stuck in a lower vibration, glance back and remind yourself what you are working towards.

I wish everyone the very best, and may you continue to learn and grow in the year to come.

Until next time.

Sometimes we have to stop and wonder why and how

We’ve all lived in a state of denial at some point in our existence here on earth. Many of us have had situations flow into our reality that wasn’t always conducive to our mental health. Although everything that has happened is usually a process to prepare our future selves, the timing and symptoms are usually torturous. In most cases, some people are misaligned with themselves and their surroundings. Rather than focusing on finding solutions to problems, they crumble into a space of fear and blame. Sometimes, the ones who are convinced that they are the most switched on are the ones who end up transforming into the most disturbing energy vampires to others.

At one point, though, you have to take some time and ask yourself why you are in the negative space that you’re in and think of ways you can elevate your mind and emotions for respite. We have to stop and ask ourselves “do I really want to move out of this situation and grow, or do I like lingering in the drama because it’s familiar and comfortable?” It’s not an easy task, and most people I’ve had this conversation with are not even on a frequency to receive the tools in this message. Some would instead carry their problems around like luggage, and they don’t care who’s leg they hit on the way.

Those who are awakened will understand that not every situation or people in our lives are meant to facilitate a comfortable ride. They are meant to teach us about ourselves, our goals, and light a fire from under us to put our motivations into action. And that’s a challenge in itself. Many people continue to search externally for their power and their saviours, when the truth is, this is something we have to pull out from within, and this is our responsibility alone. Nobody can do this for you. So the key here is to be disciplined in finding your alignment and your meaning. Stay strong, focused, conscious and excited.

Until next time.

Assume your readiness

‘Digging for love today

Is a terrifying concept

Despite the noise

Despising the force

Decide


To walk in the direction of an opening heart’

Let the vibrations of the earth’s energy align with your own through the resonance of the poems penned in this book. Journey through the pages as the author learns to understand and release frustration, hope and finds security in the state of expansion. This book attempts to represent the beauty and darkness of consciousness ascension through rare and honest poetry. Assume your readiness and leap into an elevated state of perception in the contorted reality presented inside the pages of Ley Lines.

Now Available in paperback and ebooks

A quick note and well wishes

Today, I would like to take the time and wish everyone reading this post nothing but peace and prosperity. This year has no doubt been a disruptive challenge, and the battle to keep ourselves whole and fluid has been relentless. At times, loneliness had settled, but as much as some of you have lost, you have also gained strength, self-knowledge and a better view of the world that had convinced you that there was only one way of living life. Although there’s comfort in staying motivated to manifest the life we desire and deserve, the battle is not over. Those who have already planted seeds this year, keep watering them until they bloom into beautiful trees. As we ascend our exit of 2020, let’s continue to do the self-work and engage in activities that contribute positively to our lives and raises our frequencies.

Until next time.

Know when it’s time to find new friends

I think it’s safe to be honest here, and say that most of us have been there? We’ve bonded and created friendships as children in school, teenagers at after school clubs, adults in university and perhaps eventually have grown closer to some colleagues who elevated our dull moments at work. Then we realise that while these people have successfully played their parts in our lives and helped create fond memories, some things are just not the same anymore. We start to notice things are becoming unbalanced and begin to wonder, is it time to find some new friends?

A subtle dread builds every time you’re around them

Cocktail hour has started, and you feel like you’d rather be anywhere else than sit around and listen to them bitch about the same self-inflicted problems you’ve cyclically provided support and solutions for. Then you start to feel guilty for even thinking like this or you simply no longer care yet, you go out with them anyway to be polite. Of course, I think the friendships that are worth saving will eventually rise to a higher frequency, but quite often, deep down you’ll know in your heart when you no longer want someone around your aura. The best thing to do in this situation is to have an honest internal self-evaluation and accept that you’ve outgrown the friendship. Keep it amicable and let it quietly run its course or have a chat with the person in question if you’re so inclined, however, don’t part on an ugly note. Always try to depart on the heart chakra by releasing them in peace, love and gratitude.

You feel like they don’t understand you

Sometimes you feel like you can share most of the trivial issues with your friends and vice versa yet, you feel like you go above and beyond to help find a solution, but it’s not always reciprocated. In fact, if you’re honest with yourself, you realise that even though they seem to be listening, they don’t really understand what you need from them. Try to be as transparent as possible and honest with your expectations of them. If things don’t improve, then it’s probably time to let go and become more self-sufficient.

They’re not as dependable as you are to them

Perhaps the people in your friendship group do not need to check in every day, which is how you prefer it. Although, you’re in a pickle and decide to reach out to them only to find that there’s one or two who often drag their feet or better yet choose to ignore your cry for help. In this case, you can choose to be petty and bat the same bullshit ball back and forth, but quite honestly, this will lower your vibration and waste your time. If you’ve already spoken to the culprit and expressed your concerns about this issue then maybe it’s time to realise that they’re nothing but an anchor in your life. Chances are they choose to not reciprocate support because they have their own issues or they just love to see you suffer. Although, I see this as part of being their own issue too. Either way, we’re too deep into the awakening and self-development to stop and save others.

They’re unpredictable, and engage in dangerous behaviours

Sure, we love to have a good time with our friends, but we have to wonder when is it time to call it a day before we go too far? The friends who don’t respect your boundaries because they have none of their own, are the type of people you should be cautious of. Especially if they’re coercing you to partake in activities that you refuse to be a part of. Think wisely of the company you keep.

You feel emotionally, spiritually and physically drained being around them

This one will probably hit you the hardest as it’s an indicator that this person definitely shouldn’t be in your life. With this situation, the person always seems to have a problem with their relationships, finance or their health yet, they refuse the idea of acknowledgement and choose to deflect their issues onto you. In return, you feel like you’re their support pillar while your energy slowly chips away as they feed off your wellbeing. This matter is hazardous to you if you live or operate near them daily, which makes it difficult to detach. Understandably, the friendship may not have started this way, or you chose to overlook the subtle signs because your heart was open and receptive to their companionship, and this got worse as time went by. Whatever the case is, it’s essential to protect yourself by detaching and by wearing protective jewellery such as crystal pendants to block out their negative energy.

Growing out of friendships can be difficult, but what is extraordinary is our ability to learn the lessons from these bonds and understand ourselves better along the way.

All the best.

The art of getting what you want

I’m assuming that you’ve had enough of playing nice and walking the line of order, only to gain the opposite of what you want in life. Every day, we encounter endless battles justifying our self-righteous needs and fighting the guilt that comes with enjoying our indulgences while pleasing others. How exceptional would it be if we could put out fires and confidently gain everything we desired out of life without hurting people’s feelings? The truth is, feelings are just what they are. They’re not always yours, and they’re not really logical either. Harsh yet honest. One important lesson I’ve learned in the past three years is the understanding of the seven universal laws, and I think the Law of Polarity fits well here. Everything has a dual nature, you can’t have right without wrong, and this notion is understood in the matter of perception. What is good to you may be evil to someone else and vice versa. There’s a duality in all of us and the universe.

We just have to find a balance as we walk the quest to manifest our desires. So the art here is confidence. Confidence comes with knowing who you really are inside and out, having a heightened self-awareness that empowers your decision-making skills. This will not only enable you to make choices without feeling guilty but help you to understand how you connect and contribute to your surroundings. When you’re confident about what you want and how to manifest it into your reality, your high vibration will place you on a plane of higher understanding. Thus, you won’t have time to worry about what everyone is doing or saying about you because you’ll be doing what is best for you. Sometimes it’s easier said than done, but with practice, it’ll become easier to execute. Below are useful reading resources to help you along the way.

The Kybalion

The Emerald Tablets of Thoth the Atlantean

The 48 Laws of Power

The art of seduction

All the best.

The importance of cooking with purpose

When I think about cooking, I immediately think of my mother. For those who know me, know that my mother is the essence of my very being. Her meals are charged with high frequencies that pull me out of the deepest funk. Today, I will journal about the typical Seychellois dish that brings the family together. Even when we are far apart, this dish never fails to bring us joy. 

When I think about my family and Seychelles, I think about the Fresh Grilled Red Snapper with Spicy Creole Sauce, Fresh Rice and Green Pawpaw Satini Papay. The colours glazed on the dining table, evoking a feeling of security, love, joy and compassion. As I enjoy eating the meal, I have to include that watching (because sometimes it’s better to let the professionals get on with it) or helping my mother cook her exceptional dishes is also a magical experience. She chops her ingredients as though they were just picked from the garden, washes the fish with care and infuses positive intentions as she folds the seasoning in the Satini. This is an alchemy that my elder brother also uses and never fails to impress and envelope the devourers who usually ask for a second serving. And you know the food is really delicious when we sit in silence or get stuck in with our (clean) fingers. This is one way we show love for one another and the community. There’s plenty to extend a bowl of nourishment for our extended family. 

For the sweet-toothed, the traditional Ladob is usually a favourite after a Sunday lunch. The plantain and sweet potato, coconut milk, sugar and nutmeg is the foundation that brings warmth and a smile on my face reminiscent of the holiday cheer that compels me to top up my plate until bedtime. However, it’s not the type of dishes that make or break meal times, it’s the person’s energy that fulfils the purpose they want to convey. I find that it’s imperative to churn and actively add positive intention within every meal I cook as I want nothing but the best for my family and guests. 

I dedicate Today’s post to my mother, my big brother and my Seychellois ancestors.

Until next time. xo

The importance of taking R&R

Today’s post is on the importance of taking some time for rest and relaxation. It has become a habit of mine to schedule in some rest during the weekend yet, something always demands my attention. The laundry, new creative ideas to action, grocery shopping, or even catching up on exercising. This week though, I have vowed to create space for my R&R at all cost. Yes, J.P. Mooney is doing absolutely nothing but meditating, indulging in relaxing baths and sleeping. I wish everyone peace, balance and bliss. Don’t forget to take some time out because if you’re not good, you can’t help others.

Until next time xo