I have been asked recently on numerous occasions what my top 10 books are for spirituality. In no particular order these are my favourites and the reasons why.
Angels in my Hair- Lorna Byrne
This was my first book I read about Angels. Prior to this I had NO idea that angels were around us. This book, I believe, was her first one. Reading her story there is such humility with Lorna and such an easy introduction into the world of Angels. Highly recommend for anyone interested in Angels. Angels in My Hair by Byrne, Lorna (2010)
Moonology- Yasmin Boland
Working with the moon cycles has seriously changed my life! I have let go of sooo much stuff and brought things into my life which I never would have expected. For example my first new moon intention setting I wrote a list of 10 things I wanted from January 2018. One of them was to appear on TV/Radio to talk about crystals or Reiki. 2 days letter I get a phone call asking me to go on a local radio station and talk about crystals! Seriously? So if you want to learn how to work with the Moon Cycles I highly recommend this book! Moonology: Working with the Magic of Lunar Cycles
The Four Agreements- Don Miguel Ruiz
A friend lent me this book. In terms of simplicity and ease to read I highly recommend. It provides us with the basic principles for life that we should never forget. This is how he describes the book. “The Four Agreements, don Miguel Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec wisdom, The Four Agreements offer a powerful code of conduct that can rapidly transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, true happiness, and love.” The Four Agreements: Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (Toltec Wisdom Book)
Rise Sister Rise- Rebecca Campbell
I read this following my divorce and I think it was the first book I have read which talked about owning your feminine side. It reminded me what it meant to be a woman and to embrace the various stages we go through as women. It helped me to embrace my inner power and to own it. Rise Sister Rise: A Guide to Unleashing the Wise, Wild Woman Within
Bringers of the Dawn- Barbara Marciniak
I was introduced to Barbaras work in January 2019. I hadn’t heard of the Pleidians before but something resonated when I watched her YouTube channel. I haven’t finished this book yet but I have to say everything in it makes sense to me. I don’t know if I have always had that knowing? If you believe there is more out there I highly recommend this book to all extra terrestial fans. Bringers of the Dawn: Teachings from the Pleiadians
Voices in my Ear- Doris Stokes
This was the very first book I ever read about ‘spiritual’ stuff when I was 11 or 12. The fact that this woman could speak to dead people amazed and fascinated me. Considering it was the 1960s’ and 1970’s she always stood her ground and stood strong in her conviction that there was an afterlife and she could speak to spirit. Voices In My Ear: Autobiography of a Medium
Reiki and the Seven Chakras- Richard Ellis
This was one of the only Reiki books I read that actually incorporated Reiki into the real world. I learnt so much about chakras from this book, what it meant if they were balanced and unbalanced. Highly recommend for any Reiki therapists or anyone interested in chakras. Reiki And The Seven Chakras: Your Essential Guide to the First Level
Life Lessons- Elizabeth Kubler Ross and David Kessler
I read this in 2018 and seriously wish I had read it when I was at school. It covers a variety of topics such as power, relationships and love. Simply written and lessons we could all do with learning about to provide a strong foundation.
The Alchemist- Paulo Cohelo
I read this a long time ago followed by several others of his books and I remember that they left a strong impression on me as a 20 something year old. The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream
The Red Tent- Anita Diamant
Every woman should read this and pass it onto their daughters, nieces or grandchildren. A story of how women used to come together, to support and share stories.The Red Tent
I must have read at least 100 various spiritual books over the last 10 years and have found it difficult to shortlist them. I would love to hear what your favourite spiritual book is! Let me know in the comments below 🙂
What is a Power Animal?
A power animal, is a bit like a spirit guide, in that everyone has one. It can change depending on where you are at in your life. A power animal is an animal representing a person’s interconnection to all life, their qualities of character and their power, their inner self, their higher consciousness. Just as humans often find comfort and power with physical animals, so too can they find that same relationship with power animals.
Can I have more than one power animal?
Yes. Depending on where you are at emotionally, spiritually and mentally on a daily basis your power animal may change. One day it might be a bear, the next a lion. There are a huge plethora of power animals that you can have. I’m not going to list them as there are far too many. Once you discover what your power animal is you can google it.
How do I meet my power animal?
You can do this through guided meditations, visualisation, you can ask before you fall asleep for your power animal to come through in a dream. You might also be lucky enough to see an animal in the physical world. For example yesterday I was driving through the countryside and as I approached a bend there was a barn owl sat there, as if waiting for me. It flew alongside the car for several minutes before flying off. You might see a Deer in a field. If you are out and about and notice a particular bird/insect or wild animal take note. Research your animal and see if any of the qualities resonate.
In shamanism power animals are honoured and well respected. In shamanic work the power animal is essential. They can bring in wisdom so for example an owl would bring in wisdom. A bear might bring in strength.
What is my experience of power animals?
Well you see this beautiful flamingo below? I have had him/her come through to me twice in the last few months. The first time was when I went to birth my drum. The lady running the workshop guided us on a shamanic journey and the flamingo was the animal that popped into my head. When we came back I said I thought the flamingo was here to encourage me to have fun and balance in my life.
I ran a Reiki share this week. Whilst I was giving Reiki to one of my students I saw a beautiful black wing out of the corner of my eye. I closed my eyes then saw this beautiful eagle flying across the mountains. I told her afterwards that the eagle was with her. She has had this eagle through several times before. I then closed my eyes and got the flamingo again. Another timely reminder to have fun and achieve a balance. According to https://trustedpsychicmediums.com/spirit-animals/ “the flamingo calls for you to be vibrant and outgoing, and to be well-balanced and resourceful in life.There are infinite possibilities for you, and all these you can achieve because of your intelligence and creativity. Once you find your purpose, you are unstoppable. You can achieve anything that you want to achieve, and your life will be so much more than you imagined!”
How cool is that? The way I see it the power animal is another tool in your spiritual toolbox that you can use to gauge where you’re at in your life. To provide insight and some wisdom.
Let me know if you connect with your power animal and if so what it is!
NEW MOON DAY!!
Hey, hey, hey, Today is a New Moon day. I am so excited! Why do I get excited on a New Moon Day? It is a time to sit down, reflect on what I have achieved so far this year and then think what fun, exciting things I want to achieve next month.
New Moon in Pisces
Now on March 6th the New Moon goes into Pisces. Interestingly I did an affirmation card this morning and one of the cards that came about was surrendering. This month is about surrendering. It is about healing, any wounds that you need tended to, tend to them in the next 4 weeks. Let your imagination go wild with what dreams you want to achieve. It is a great month for tuning into your intuition.
What do I know about working with the New Moon?
Now I don’t profess to being an astrologer or horoscope expert. However, what I can tell you is that my experience of working with the moon phases has created some AMAZING opportunities for me that I never thought I could create. Every month, I do a full moon ritual and every month I set my New Moon Intentions. Out of the 10 wishes I make, probably 70% of them manifest in some way, shape or form. The 30% that don’t I haven’t given any attention to. Generally. You can go crazy and write stuff down that you have always wanted to try for example, but never have. You might find a friend invites you along to the said activity. Truly believe that you can make your wishes become reality. Commit to doing this every month and you will become a moon lover like me.
How do I do it?
Sit down and think about what you want more of in your life in the next 4 weeks? Family? Fun? Relationships? Work? Start writing your 10 wishes. Underneath your 10 wishes then write an affirmation. For example, I am having fun trampolining. What does it feel like when you are trampolining.Go back through your list and think of any actions you can take to help that wish come true. Then put the paper into a drawer and forget about it.
I would love to hear from you if you work with the Moon or your experiences. This book by Yasmin Boland is my bible! Moonology: Working with the Magic of Lunar Cycles
I first heard of the 5th dimension nearly 2 years ago now. One of my students, who had come to learn Reiki started telling me how she had had this massive ‘awakening’ and loads of ‘stuff’ about the 5th dimension. I had no idea what she was talking about but it sounded interesting. Then another student came and described his ‘awakening’. In 2017 I was teaching Reiki and hadn’t heard of this ‘awakening’ they were telling me about. Fast forward 2 years and now I get it! Let me explain first of all what an awakening is and then I can describe the dimensions of consciousness.
An awakening can occur suddenly and overnight or it can take its time. Basically it is when you become more aware, that there is more to you than just your physical body. Urban dictionary describes it as “a shift in consciousness, an apperception of reality which had been previously unrealized. The culmination of such realizations is in the recognition of oneness with all of existence.”
Sounds a bit out there?
Let’s go into dimensions of consciousness so it makes more sense. There are currently 3 states of dimensional consciousness. 3D/4D and 5D on Earth. Depending on which dimension we are living in will depend on how we perceive the world. Let me give you some examples so you can see where you are right now
- You view things as physical, rather than energy and vibration
- Life is a competition and people are judged by the way they dress, the car they drive, the smartphone they have
- Things are perceived as good or bad
- You don’t believe that thoughts can change your reality. If something happens it is a coincidence
- Money and social status are high priority
- You have no desire to go within yourself and look at things from a higher point of view
- You don’t believe there is enough for everyone in the world, money, food etc
- Seen as a path to the 5th Dimension
- You might change your eating habits, start to meditate, do some yoga
- You have started to believe that there is something more than ‘just this’
- You start to think about your impact on the environment, reducing plastic, recycling, using the car less
- You want to find your purpose and follow your dreams
- Your intuition starts to grow and expand
- Looking for a deeper meaning of life and the Universe
- Once you are here it is very difficult to go back to 3D life
- You understand the connection and oneness of life
- There is no good or bad when an event occurs
- You understand that there is a higher purpose at work
- You have stronger feelings of love connection, with others, with the Earth, the Moon, the Stars,
- There is no judgement of others, they walk their path in their way, you do it your way
- You see everyone as equal, regardless of their social status in the world
- Your purpose in life is to live in joy and truth
- No competition and enough for everyone
- Your intuition is very strong
Those are your 3 levels of consciousness and you are exactly where you need to be right now. Everyone’s path is different. Everyone’s journey is unique. Embrace the journey for whilst some may amble through from the 3rd to the 5th, others may find themselves catapulted into the 5th overnight.
I started working with the moon cycles in January 2018 following reading Yasmin Bolands book Moonology: Working with the Magic of Lunar Cycles. So now I have the new moon and full moon dates on my calendar. The more that I have been working with the moon, the more in tune I have become to my emotions. The New Moon is all about setting intentions and writing down your dreams. The Full Moon is about letting go. Cue Frozen song, Let It Go!
Tonight, Feb 19th 2019, the full moon is a supermoon, which means it is amazingly close to the earth, and is in the sign of Virgo. We are specifically going to be encouraged to let go of repetitive thoughts, over-thinking, worries, and fears of the future.
How does letting go of stuff help me?
Do you really want to harbour grudges against past exes? Do you think it is a valuable use of your time to spend resenting people from your past who have hurt you? Do you think those people deserve your fabulous energy? If you answered no then read on.
What do I have to do?
Good question! The first time you do this it might take a while. Sit at a table/desk with no distractions. Get a pen and paper. Now you are going to go back to childhood with the first one. Anyone who bullied you, your teachers, your parents, anyone you feel you need to forgive write down their names. And carry on with partners, exes, work colleagues, bosses, anyone. Anyone who has ever hurt you, that you feel resentment towards or anger. Write them all down. The first time you do this it feels quite cathartic. When you have finished you then think of 5 people in your life that you are grateful for. Then the fun bit. You take your list outside and you burn it. By doing this you are saying to the Universe I am ready to release and let go of that which no longer serves me. By creating the space within you will then allow for bigger and better things to come your way.
The next thing you will do is set your new moon intentions in 2 weeks. You have created space for better things to come in and serve you. Happy Moon Working 🙂
So if you have never done it before and are starting today then let me know by dropping a comment in the box! I would love to hear how you get on
It’s that time of year again. Valentines Day. The shops are full of love, heart shaped chocs and items, cards for your loved one, your husband, your wife. It is a day all about love. If you don’t have another person you can celebrate it with, then why not celebrate yourself. The old adage, you can’t love another until you truly love yourself, is true. So rather than reaching for the bottle of wine and singing Bridget Jones Style into it, let’s see what you can do instead to show yourself love this Valentines Day.
- Wish yourself a Happy Valentines Day
- Buy yourself a card
- Buy yourself chocolates
- Treat yourself to a fabulous homemade meal
- Have a bath, but not just any bath, add oils, petals, crystals, make it a goddess bath
- Do yoga
- Find a special crystal, hold it and carry it with you for the day. I would recommend Rose Quartz, for encouraging self love.
- Do what you want to do and what you feel you want to do
- Honour yourself and tell yourself in the mirror “I Love Me”
If you aren’t used to showing yourself love, there isn’t any better day to start than Valentines Day. How do you show yourself love?
I visited the Zentist in York yesterday to see if they would stock my book, A Gentle Hug for the Soul. As I was in there I was invited to hold some of the more rarer crystals they have in stock. Now I must have over 200 crystals in my home alone, so I thought they wouldn’t have many I didn’t have.
A piece of moldavite was first placed in my hand. It felt very tingly. A herkimer diamond was placed in the other. Sadly I have had 2 of these and both have disappeared 🙁 I was browsing their shelves when something caught my eye. As with most crystals they tend to pick you than you picking them. It was purple on the top and red on the bottom. I thought it was a cross between amethyst and red jasper. There are tiny flecks of black, gold and silver in it too. I held it and decided I needed to take it home with me to try as I had never heard of it before. It was auralite 23.
This crystal was first found in Canada in 2007. When scientists examined it they found it consisted of 23 different minerals. These are
Now I read the small description card that came with it and held it in my left hand. I was writing in my journal before bed and after a few minutes I realised that there was a very loud ringing in my ears. I can imagine thats what tinnitus is a bit like. If I have had loud ringing before it has been after watching some TV or listening to music too loudly. Anyway I was very aware that the loud ringing was continuing so I put down my book and closed my eyes. I have heard voices before in my left ear quite clearly. I’ve been told ‘let it go’ and ‘you will be on stage’ This sounded like a radio being tuned in. Eventually I realised that a word was being said and after a few more minutes I realised it was Angels. I lay down and fell asleep holding the crystal. Apparently it is meant to help you connect to higher dimensions and clear all your chakras.
It is known as a master healer, can help to eliminate bad luck, and can help to inspire you. Said to work on cell regeneration and muscle aches, what is not to love about this crystal? The only downside? If you aren’t a particularly grounded person you would need to carry a grounding stone too as it can take you up into the clouds 🙂
If you have used auralite 23 I’d love to hear your experiences!
Last year when I was writing my book I did some channelled writing. It was the first time I had done this and I wasn’t sure how or what to do. Some people suggest pretending to write or writing swirly lines before you start and words start to become visible and go with the flow. I didn’t intend to do automatic or channelled writing. I was stuck on a section of my book. I took myself outside into the garden. I took 3 deep breaths and asked for some help with my book. When I felt ready I opened my eyes and started writing. The words that I wrote were very general and weren’t necessarily words I would write. Does that make sense?
I have noticed this month that words are coming more freely and easily. Yesterday I was cooking dinner in the kitchen for the kids and I felt annoyed so this time I didn’t even meditate. I just wrote! And I felt as if again this is generic enough that I can share it here.
Why am I feeling frustrated?
Because I didn’t feel like going out today
I don’t feel there’s space in the house
I didn’t sleep well last night
I haven’t eaten enough fruit
I haven’t drunk enough water
I wanted an afternoon nap
My boiler is broken
I need to look after me
Be kind to me
Accept the things I can’t control
Be Happy Inside
Sometimes we can concentrate so much on the negatives and forget about the positives and I feel this poem shows how eventually you run out of the crap and reasons you’re feeling crap and eventually focus on what you need. I hope this means something to you as I strongly feel it wasn’t a message just for me, so if it resonates let me know!
Love and light
January 1st is typically the day we set our new years resolutions. We generally state what we are going to do this year. I’m going to lose weight. I’m going to stop smoking. I’m going to stop eating chocolate. The second Friday in January is officially known as ‘Quitters Day’ This is when most of us give up our New Years resolutions and decide we just can’t stick to our resolution. Let me give you my take firstly on why this happens. Setting a goal/resolution for a whole 12 months is huge and for some it can be overwhelming. It can take up to 21 days to break a habit. Rather than saying I am going to lose weight try I will increase my physical activity. That’s surely easier isn’t it?
A couple of years ago I set myself a different goal each month. January I gave up bread, which was tough, but since it was just for 4 weeks that was doable. February I gave up chocolate, tougher, but again manageable for 4 weeks. In 2018 I started working with the Moon. Now bear with me if you’re new to this. Every 4 weeks we have a new moon. Every 4 weeks we have a full moon. On a full moon we release and forgive. On a New Moon we set our intentions/wishes/goals. In 2019 not only can we set New Years Resolutions on January 1st, but we get a second chance to help us stick to it.
How would you do it? Lets stick with the losing weight resolution. That’s for the year.
On Jan 6th you want to think a bit more about how you are going to lose weight. Who can help you to lose weight? What is driving you to do it? You might then write your intentions as follows:
- I am going to start walking my kids to school ( if you live within walking distance)
- I am going to make a homemade curry instead of buying a takeway curry
- I will find a YouTube video I love that is only 15 minutes a day of exercise I love
And so on. Make 10 wishes that are going to help you achieve your goals in 2019. Then underneath your wish write an action that will help you achieve it. Using example 2 with the curry. I am going to make sure I have ingredients in to cook a homemade curry. Write 10 wishes that you would like to happen in January. Then read through them and see how it feels to achieve it. That’s it. So this year we get 2 chances to make our wishes come true! Let’s do this! Let me know how you get on.
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First impressions count. How we dress. How we style our hair. How we look. They all tell someone a story. I had the pleasure of meeting Brad Burton today at 4N York. He stood up and told us a bit of his background, who inspires him and how he started his business. Something that resonated with me though was about how people perceive him. When people look at him they automatically think he is a drug dealer, a security guard or a bouncer. Is it because of his size? His tattoos? His bald head? Probably. In case you don’t know who he is he created the 4Networking group. He has written 4 books, is a motivational speaker and is in the top 100 most influential entrepeneurs.
Sometimes we don’t realise that we are making an assumption about people based on how they look. I was driving through York the other day and spotted a bright pink mini with fluffy hanging dice and loads of teddy bears in the window. I assumed it would be a lady driver. However a chap who was around 5ft 10 was driving the car. My second thought was ‘it must be his girlfriends’. I don’t often judge people on their appearance or what they look like and it shocked me that I had assumed the driver would be a certain age or sex.
Twice this last week I have been told I don’t look like a witch. I don’t profess to being a witch or being pagan. I tell people about the spiritual work I do and I work with the moon. Maybe that’s why they think I’m a witch? I wear jumpers and skirts, jeans, dresses and leggings. Typical everyday attire.
So I just wonder do you judge people based on what they look like? Or have you been judged because you look a certain way? Drop me a note in the com