Happy Valentines Day to Me

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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.

  1. Wish yourself a Happy Valentines Day
  2. Buy yourself a card
  3. Buy yourself chocolates
  4. Treat yourself to a fabulous homemade meal
  5. Have a bath, but not just any bath, add oils, petals, crystals, make it a goddess bath
  6. Do yoga
  7. Meditate
  8. Find a special crystal, hold it and carry it with you for the day. I would recommend Rose Quartz, for encouraging self love.
  9. Do what you want to do and what you feel you want to do
  10. 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?

What is channelled writing?

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

AND

I’m tired

AND

I don’t feel there’s space in the house

AND

I didn’t sleep well last night

AND

I haven’t eaten enough fruit

AND

I haven’t drunk enough water

AND

I wanted an afternoon nap

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Fresh air

AND

My boiler is broken

AND

I need to look after me

AND

Rest

AND
Rejuvenate

AND

Make time

AND

Be kind to me

AND

Love me

AND

Accept the things I can’t control

AND

Be Happy Inside

AND

Be calm

AND

BE 🙂

 

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

Lindsay x

Why you get 2 chances to make New Years Resolutions this year!

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:

  1. I am going to start walking my kids to school ( if you live within walking distance)
  2. I am going to make a homemade curry instead of buying a takeway curry
  3. 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.

If you want to join me over on facebook I’m at www.facebook.com/NRGHealing

Never judge a book by its cover

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

ments and let me know!

What on earth does Mercury in Retrograde mean anyway?

Mercury goes Retrograde in Sagittarius

Mercury goes retrograde

Have you heard the term ‘Mercury in Retrograde’? It’s probably only about six months ago when I first saw the term being bounced around on Twitter. What does that mean I thought? I started looking into it but not in a massive way. My favourite ‘moon’ lady author and astrologer, Yasmin Boland has just published a book with a fellow astrologer all about Mercury in Retrograde. https://www.moonology.com/  In the interests of my blog readers I bought it and now understand a bit better what it means. Before I share this with you, I just want to say how interesting I found it as it makes complete sense to how my last week has been!

Last Friday morning both my children were at school. Great I thought, I can get on and finish my crystal online course I have been working on. However, once I had dropped the kids off I thought, I don’t really feel like going home and working by myself. Instead I decided to go to a local wellbeing networking event because I felt as if I wanted to be around people. I was in Newcastle on Saturday at my nieces birthday party, then yesterday I gave myself the day off to go and ‘birth’ a drum. More on this in another blog! Today I felt like decluttering my wardrobe, which I have done, got a bag for charity together, put all the washing away then sat down to read Yasmins book.

Mercury goes Retrograde

On Friday, Mercury went into retrograde into Sagittarius. I didn’t know that until today. Mercury going into retrograde happens four times a year. Basically, Mercury is going backwards. It affects everyone but if it is in your birth sign it can affect you more strongly than others. When Mercury goes retrograde there are certain things to be aware of. This is a great time to deal with unfinished business. So finish those projects you have started. Note to self, finish my online crystal course! It’s not a great time to start new projects as these may need to be redone once the retrograde has finished. Communication is massive during this time. Don’t sign any documents without reading the small print. Don’t make any HUGE decisions. Back up your laptop and mobile phone. Check your car for oil and water before you travel, and petrol too! Expect delays when travelling so always leave extra time for journeys. Get together with old friends and don’t go on a first date.

Mercury in Sagittarius

Specifically for Mercury in Sagittarius it encourages you to enjoy the lighter side of life by learning to play again! I was in the soft play with my kids on Saturday going down slides and enjoying myself rather than sitting on the side with a cuppa. Allow the fire within you to come out. Think about how you can develop your creative side and find your true passion.

I’ve found this so interesting learning over 2018 how we tick and how the planets impact on our thoughts, our feelings and our work. I’d love to know if you use planetary influences in your lives, personal or work. Just comment below.

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