Thoughts on rest: Timeout. A necessary ritual of life.

Sometimes we need to take a little time out, perhaps put ourselves in the adult version of the ‘naughty corner’ to breathe and heal our mind, body and spirit. Anything can trigger such a need for space, but I’ve found that it’s always good to use that alone time wisely to reassess, evaluate and set intentions for new goals. Life is chaos, and we cannot expect everyone to meet our needs. Being alone enables us to dive into our voids, get reacquainted with our strengths and shortcomings while we work through the process to become the better version of ourselves. Go with the flow and just let the progress unfold. You’ll be surprised at what surfaces. Time out is also an excellent way to cleanse and protect your energy. So don’t be afraid to hit the pause button on the daily grind to find some peace. Take a bath, read a book, meditate or just embrace the silence. It may seem overwhelming or scary at first, but you’ll see how quickly you unfold like a lotus flower.

Until next time.

Message of peace and prosperity

Wishing everyone peace, balance and prosperity as we enter into the new cycle of spring. Continue to read, gain knowledge, create and grow in sync with your highest self and purpose. Remember to exercise your free will and keep your focus on situations and people aligned with your truth to manifest the life you desire and deserve. Continue to meditate, do the inner work and stay grounded as you navigate your way through new projects, job opportunities, friendships and love. Find the balance between learning and pleasure.

All the best

Thoughts on success: Success is not easy, it’s consistency and love

It’s everywhere. Blogs about how to make money blogging. Programmes advertised for building wealth through trading, videos on how to save money to get rich and so on… Everyone is convinced that there’s a secret formula to success and wealth and a lot of people are good at convincing you to pay a ridiculous amount of money to learn it. Most people won’t tell you that the key to success is consistency and love for what you’re doing to create avenues for wealth. Sure, I don’t know everything about writing, but I know that I love it so much that doing it doesn’t feel like a job. It’s an art I created for free even before I decided to write and sell books. This is likely the same for anything that successful people do in life.

Mentors can preach about techniques to get you there but if you don’t have the love for something and are not willing to be consistent in learning and putting in the work, sacrifice time and energy and give it your all even after many disappointments then you are going to fail. Famous entertainers had to go on many auditions before they got their ‘big break’ and even had to endure long hours on set. Athletes train for hours on end before they win a race of a lifetime, traders put in hours of learning and studying trends and finding funds to invest before they hit large profits. YouTubers create content consistently for many months (sometimes years) to ensure the algorithms work in their favour. Everything takes time, consistency and love. Yes, it’s difficult, and yes, there are many sleepless nights, but as long as you’re focused on your bigger picture and working on what you love, your success will come to you. There is enough abundance for everyone. Trust in yourself, trust in divine timing.

Until next time.

Thoughts on spirituality: Don’t wait for a crisis to identify with your spirituality

Your relationship breaks down, and now your void is open, wounds from previous trauma bind into one so you decide to announce your broken heart and disappointments to the world. On forward, you’re determined to find every quote from philosophers and spiritual teachers that resonates with your pain. Perhaps even quotes that persuade your ex or ex-friend that you’re now growing above the drama because you’ve meditated read your natal astrology charts or shuffled a tarot deck amid your emotional crisis. Although, you haven’t actually taken the time to sit down and process your thoughts, what your feeling and your connection to spirit. In fact, you’re not even sure if you believe in spirituality. This is a typical affair in the age of social media.

We tend to lash out in public in a state of panic because we can’t see clearly during turbulence. We fear patting our way through the blurry path rather than sitting still and letting the waves settle. It’s okay to feel like you can’t breathe, like you want to lash out and punch a cushion or to simply sink in a bed of tears until your eyes get puffy. At least, this allows you to go within and to face yourself wholeheartedly. If you ever find yourself in this situation, remember to breathe focus on you and only you. Find a way to create space to understand yourself and let your emotions run through by creating positive images in your mind or throwing yourself in art. Even if you’re not an artist and even if you’re not in a crisis. Don’t get lost in the sea of chaos amongst social media and spiritual pressure. Stay connected to you.

Until next time.

Thoughts on relationships: 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.

Thoughts on spirituality: 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.

Thoughts on reflection: 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.