If I could talk to my younger self, these are the 7 things I would tell her…

When I was younger, I lived in so much worry and fear. I worried about everything. What other people thought of me, whether I said the right thing or whether I presented myself the right way. Other people’s opinions were so important to me that they were controlling my life in a great way.

When we are very young we have a completely different outlook on life. This outlook can be somehow overwhelming. This was certainly the case for me. But, if I ever had the opportunity to talk to my younger self, there are so many things I would tell her. I would give her so much love, support and reassurance that there is nothing to worry about, only things to experience and lessons to learn from.

If you could talk to your younger self, what would you tell him or tell her? What words would you use to encourage them and make them feel better when they feel scared? What would you say to them to calm them down? Please share your thoughts in the comments below. You never know who may read them and they can even save someone’s life.

I believe this is a very important topic to talk about. The younger generation can sometimes feel so overwhelmed about life in general, and can definitely benefit and learn from our mistakes when we take the time to talk about them. Listed below are a few of the things I would definitely say to that scared young girl I used to be if I had the opportunity.

1) Don’t worry what other people think of you

Others are so busy thinking about themselves and not about you. When we are younger, we think the opposite. The most important thing is what you think about you.

2) Be yourself

You are unique. There has never been anybody like you and there is never going to be. Embrace all that is you and celebrate your beautiful individuality.

3) Your past mistakes are powerful lessons

When I used to make mistakes, I would beat myself up for them for ages. Look at your mistakes as powerful lessons which needed to be learnt to help you become the person you want to become.

4) Put yourself first, always

Always follow your dreams. Don’t postpone, don’t procrastinate, don’t get influenced by other’s opinions. When I was younger, I was always searching for romantic love. When I was in a relationship, that other person would become my priority. I would put all my dreams and needs aside, on hold and made them, only them, very special. There was a huge price to pay for that. I was never happy because I stopped focusing on me and my dreams. Later, I realised, I am the most important person in my own life and I will always be. I started putting myself first. This wasn’t selfish, but an act of self-love and respect towards my self. Put yourself first, always.

5) Listen to your intuition

When I was a child, my intuition was very strong and I fully trusted it. As I got older I stopped listening to it and began thinking that what it was telling me was only a coincidence or a random chance. How wrong was I at the time?  Always listen to your inner wisdom, it will never fail you.

6) Don’t take life so seriously

When we are young, we take everything so seriously, including the things that don’t really matter. Life doesn’t have to be that serious. The same way seasons of the year change, the seasons of life change too. Go through them gracefully. When something doesn’t work out the way you planned it, trust and know that there is something way better on its way to you.

7) You are good enough, just as you are

You are good enough and you have nothing to prove to anybody. You don’t need to compare yourself to others, dress like others, act like others to be accepted by this society. You are good enough, just as you are. Work on yourself, keep improving, educate yourself, but at the same time know that you are good enough and wonderful as you are.


You are a universal artist. Start using your magical superpower

We are all creative. We are all unique artists painting our future as we travel through the Universe at this time and space. Our existence is beautiful, sometimes challenging, but after all, it’s incredibly exciting. Having a conscious awareness of your real power can bring amazing shifts into your life. Align with this idea and start creating the future that you would like to see, not the one that you fear and resist. Have such clarity of what you would like to create that your fears become irrelevant. Write those visions down, meditate on them, feel good about them, take daily action to bring them into this reality and you are on your way.

Visualise the future you desire

When you visualise, you can travel anywhere you’d like to, even in a matter of seconds. Visualising is a magical art and it can bring all these beautiful things you desire into your life. I’ve always been a daydreamer, so when I began visualising intentionally (focusing on what I really wanted to create),  I found it quite easy. Don’t know where to begin? Listed below are a few simple steps to get you started.

Bring your vision into reality:

1. Close your eyes to avoid any visual distraction.

2. Start taking deep breaths, slowly and deeply.

3. Think of an image of what you would like to see in your life.

4. Make this image very clear. Brighten the colours, turn up the volume and feel that it is in your life now.

5. Now, visualise you are stepping into that image and you are aligning with it fully. Feel it within the whole level of your being.

6. Deepen your breathing and feel the feelings of already feeling how you want to feel once is manifested in your physical reality.

7. Smile as you see this image and radiate the positive energy for a few more seconds.

8. Slowly become aware of your body, of your surroundings, stretch a bit and in your own time open your eyes.

9. Take your time getting up.

10. Throughout the day, think of that beautiful image. Smile and feel good about it every time you remember it.

11. Trust and know it is on its way to you.

A thought to keep

“Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” ~Albert Einstein 


Don’t let excuses keep your dreams on hold

I believe if you want to make something happen you’ll find a way.  If not, you’ll find an excuse. This week’s blog is little coaching session from me and I hope you will find it inspiring. All our dreams come to us for a reason and it is our responsibility to bring them into this physical reality. Unfortunately, excuses often hold us back to do so. The human mind can come up with all sorts of crazy ways why we can’t do something and the dream you’ve been so excited about five minutes ago can instantly fade away. The truth is, it doesn’t have to be that way. Ask yourself: “Do I want to keep making excuses or do I want to push them aside and focus on what really matters to me?”

The choice is always yours

We all face obstacles, but there is a difference between how we all deal with them. Are you the kind of person who comes up with all sorts of excuses when you face a challenge because you are just too afraid to step out of the comfort zone? Or do you look at it as an opportunity for growth, an opportunity to learn something new which will enrich your life in some way? The choice is always yours. Be the one who doesn’t give up on their dream, no matter how hard it gets. Believe in yourself fully, and trust and know that even if you are not making progress as fast as you expected, you are on your way.

Become an action taker

Everything I have ever accomplished in life happened because I’m an action taker. I don’t hesitate, I don’t talk about it, instead, I do. When something is important to me, I make it happen. You are not going to get anywhere if you don’t take action. Become an action taker today.

Turn down the noise

Believe in yourself and turn down the noise of the world. There will be people who will tell you your dream is impossible, don’t listen to them. There will be doubts, there will be fears and there will be conflicting voices in your head. Don’t listen to them. Hold your vision clearly in your mind and trust the process of getting closer to it every day. Be aware of people who will tell you your dream is impossible. It only means it would be impossible for them, but it doesn’t have to be impossible for you too. Believe in yourself and turn down the noise. You can do this, because you’ve decided so.


Going through some tough times right now? Read this

We all go through ups and downs, highs and lows in life. It is part of our physical experience here on Earth. When we go through a bad patch, we often want to reject how we feel and what we experience. This is understandable. But what we don’t always realise, there are often great lessons and miracles hidden in those challenging seasons of life. Please know, that as a cosmic being having a temporary human experience, you are never alone, and you are always being guided and protected. You have a guardian angel, spirit guides and many seen and unseen forces which are always working on your behalf. And of course, the physical world also offers you so much love, protection and guidance. There so many amazing people here, who are happy to help. All you have to do is ask. There is no shame in asking for help. We all need it sometimes, we can’t always do everything on our own. Read on, and find out some of my favourite tips that can assist you when you are going through tough times in life.

Trust and know that it will pass

Nothing lasts forever and that includes challenging times. Do the best you can at any given moment and have full faith that you will get through this. Sometimes you are blooming, another time you may go through some challenging lessons. Whatever the season, embrace it, and trust and know that all is well and life is unfolding as it should. You will get through it and a blessing will always be found in that lesson.

Breathe

Many of us forget to breathe properly. Especially when you go through tough times, you may feel stressed and your breathing gets shallow. This creates even more stress on our body and can bring anxiety into your life. I always say: When in doubt, take a deep breath. Pause several times a day and breathe deeply. Not only when you are going through challenges. Breath is a force of life, it’s a very powerful force. Use that force to your advantage and breathe slowly and deeply as much as possible. It is always possible.

Talk to someone

Being an introvert I really had to learn (the hard way) how to share my feelings with others. I had to learn how to ask for help when I needed it, not keeping everything to myself. When you share how you feel and what’s bothering you with others, a great weight will come off your shoulders. This is such a liberating feeling and the one that gives you so much freedom. And if you have no one to talk to, email me, I’ll be happy to help, if I can: jana@mysticbutterfly.co.uk 

All the seen and unseen forces

There is so much guidance around you. There are many seen and unseen forces which are always guiding you and protecting you. There are the ones which lead us to notice signs, showing us synchronicities and bring miracles into our existence. There are angels and spirit guides which are helping you and leading you as you walk the Earth. Be open to their beautiful guidance and ask them for help when you need it. You, as a cosmic being, came to this planet with a free will, so you need to give your spiritual helpers the permission to help you. Say a prayer to them (in your own words), either silently or aloud, and trust that a sign will soon appear and it will guide you to your next step.

“Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep the faith. It will all be worth it in the end.” 


Mystic Butterfly ~a guide to your true self (my new book)

Do you ever feel lost, and not know which way to go? Do you ever wonder: Why am I here? What is the meaning of this journey? Do you ever feel there should be more to life than there is right now? If so, you’ve come to the right place.

All of us want lives that are happy and fulfilled, but achieving that can sometimes seem like a major task. Why do some people find it easy, while others struggle? In Mystic Butterfly ~a guide to your true self, which is my new book, I share with you my own story, struggles and realisations on the journey to my true self.

Using real life examples and step-by-step exercises, I invite you on a journey of self-discovery. You’ll be shown how to nurture the non-physical part of your being, your soul, so you can shift your perception of the world.

I will show you how to see yourself in a new way, as a powerful universal being with incredible potential, and the ability to achieve great things.

Book launch

I’ve been waiting for this moment for a very long time and I’m very excited that the book is officially coming out on Friday 18th January 2019.

The book will be available in the paperback, hardback and an eBook format, and you would be able to get it very soon. It’s already available for pre-order on some of the major sites such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and many more.

I am also holding a little book launch party on the 18th of January at the Evolve Wellness Centre in London, South Kensington, and if you would like to attend, you can register here: http://www.mysticbutterfly.co.uk/classes/ 

Looking forward to seeing you, and I hope if you decide to read the book it will serve you in a magical way.


Ready for some new adventures? Let’s go!

Happy New Year my dears. I hope you’ve had lovely holidays and are ready to begin this new, exciting adventure that is about to unfold. To be honest, I’m very excited about 2019. Last year has been great, but a bit challenging for me. I had lots of ups and downs, highs and lows, tears and joys, but they all belong to life, aren’t they?

Please know, that this is not a post about new year’s resolutions. However, I’m going to encourage you to start your year the right way. I’m going to give you some tips, how to approach the new year with a powerful mindset, love, grace and your beautiful truth.

And here is my promise to you: Mystic Butterfly will continue to be inspiring, motivating and helping you align more and more to your truth, so you can be confident to share it with those around you. To fulfil this promise, I will stick to the following format, which I hope can inspire you too:

Preparation:

Plan what you would like to accomplish/manifest this year. Write down where would you like to go, what adventures you would like to experience and what steps you need to take to bring it into your physical reality.

Instant action:

Begin today. Don’t postpone, don’t procrastinate. Decide, that this year’s going to be different. Don’t be one of those people who always leave things for tomorrow. Tomorrow never comes. Act now and don’t procrastinate on your dreams.

Unquestionable belief:

Always believe in yourself. It doesn’t matter what someone else may say, whether is a friend, a family member or a complete stranger. You have your own mind and most importantly your own soul. Trust it and listen to it. When you believe in yourself, you can make anything happen. No one can stop you. You are always in charge.

So, what’s your adventure?

What would you like to accomplish this year? I know it is something amazing, somehing which will make you happy and allow you to enjoy your life even more. Please know, that you can bring it into this physical reality, absolutely. Begin today and don’t let anyone or anything stop you.

“This is a new beginning. Get ready for new adventures. Get ready for some magic. Get ready for love. And remember, you are the creator of your own reality, a divine soul full of infinite power and so much guidance working on your behalf.” ~Jana Prackova 


Are you constantly waiting to be happy? Stop! (this isn’t a blog about how to happy)

First of all, I would like to say thank you for all your kind comments and a great response to my last blog. I really appreciate every single one of you.

So….Happiness. Everyone is searching for it, but are we ever going to find it? My philosophy, however strange it may sound, is to stop that search and just be. Focus on what inspires you, focus on what brings the most joy to your soul and the moments of happiness will fly into your life naturally. Happy moments always come and go. Happiness is a temporary state, not an ongoing thing.

We need to embrace the seasons of life we go through. We need to appreciate when our life blooms and the skies are blue, but we need to be patient while the dark clouds are being blown away, so the sun can start shining again. And here is the truth: If we were always happy, we wouldn’t appreciate the good and happy moments of life the same way as we do when they come back to us again and again. So, how about that? Can you relate to this way of looking at happiness?

So, as I already mentioned, do what brings you joy and what inspires you. It will lead you to happy moments. Focus on what you desire and take daily action towards it. Enjoy the little things in life, the things you often take for granted. Be grateful. Gratitude turns what you have into enough. Celebrate your achievements, no matter how small they may be. Tell yourself that you love and appreciate yourself. Do good in the world and smile at people even without reason, it will not only shift their energy or make their day, but yours too.  And most importantly, be who you are, embrace your uniqueness and your individuality. There has never been anybody like you and there is never going to be.

And lastly, remember that:

“Happiness comes in waves. It’ll  find you again.” 


No, I’m not always positive, inspiring & happy

Many people who don’t really know me, think I’m always about positive vibes, happiness, rainbows and butterflies. Even though I love that idea, life is somehow different in a reality. I have my own struggles, bad days, negative thoughts and upsets. Of course, I wouldn’t share those things on the internet in full details, but what I do instead, is talk about what I’m learning from those experiences so they can inspire and help others. Not everything is as we perceive it, not everyone is who we may think they are.

…and this is one of the reasons not to compare yourself to other people

On the outside, we may think, that others have it ‘all together’ while the truth may lie somewhere else. My own life is an example of that. The last two years have been quite tough for me emotionally, however, there have been fleeting moments of light and happiness that always keep me going. Most people who you follow online may not be exactly as you perceive them. The work colleague who is always smiling may be going through something you know nothing about. Behind those false masks may be a person who is very unhappy, hurt and struggling deeply. The trouble is, we have been taught to be strong, to hide our emotions, without being honest with ourselves and others how we really feel. I’m getting a bit tired of that game. Therefore, I want to share with you more and more of my truth, at least through these blog posts, and by doing so, perhaps give others permission to do the same.

The truth about Jana

Yes, I want to keep inspiring you guys. Yes, I’m excited about so many things in life. And yes, there are great things unfolding in front of me right now, but the truth is: I also feel scared, tired, demotivated, angry, unhappy and unbalanced sometimes. I cry a lot to relieve my emotional pain, but I also cry tears of joy when something works out beautifully for me. The passing of one of my best friends earlier this year really affected me. I miss my friend deeply, but I’m grateful that our paths have crossed and I’m keeping the happy moments we shared in my heart forever. A couple of years ago, two people, I considered great friends and who have been in my life for over a decade betrayed me. But as difficult as this situation was, it made me more grateful for the real friends I have and I can fully rely on. So many things I worked so hard for didn’t work out for me, but I am grateful for the fantastic opportunities these redirections brought into my life.

So, as you can see my friends, life is not always about rainbows, sunshine and butterflies, but doing our best in any given moment despite the challenges we face is what helps us rise again and again.


Stop procrastinating & start creating

The older I get, the more I’m noticing how edgy and uncomfortable postponing my dreams and procrastinating makes me feel. The time is passing, and every day that ends is not coming back to us. I don’t want this post to sound depressing or negative, but the question is: what are we all waiting for? Why are we postponing all these beautiful dreams we have. Why are we procrastinating on things we really want to do, and often put them aside, waiting for a ‘better time’ to begin? Our dreams should be our priority. These dreams came to us for a reason and it is up to us to bring them into a reality. Listed below are few of my briefs suggestions on how to stop procrastinating and start creating.

Take daily steps towards your dreams

What are you waiting for? Take action towards your dreams every single day. Even a small step is a step, and forward is always forward.

You don’t want to regret things later

You don’t want to regret later that you didn’t do something, because you didn’t feel like doing it. So many older people regret and wish if they were younger they would follow their dreams. Act when you can.

Don’t put off till tomorrow what you can do today

Yes, do it today. That class you always wanted to take. That phone call you have been postponing for a couple of weeks. The painting you want to begin. Begin today, even if you only spend 10 minutes on it. We all come with many silly excuses why we can’t. Think of at least three ways every day why you can.

Create a deadline

There are seven days in the week and someday isn’t one of them. Getting deadlines can be a great way to get things done. I do this all the time. Pencil in the date and time for your creative work in your diary and mark it as a non-negotiable.

A thought to keep

“The greatest amount of wasted time is the time not getting started.” ~Dawson Trotman 


When you are forced to slow down

I’m writing this post a little ‘last minute’ on Monday afternoon. I wasn’t planning to post a blog this week, because I haven’t been feeling very well since last Thursday, but in the end, decided to say a few words. I’m pleased to say I’m feeling much better today and planning to celebrate Halloween on Wednesday with my sister’s children.

So, what happened…

I came to Slovakia last Sunday, straight after a work trip I took to Los Angeles. When I finally arrived here, I realised I haven’t slept properly for about 38 hours. I knew I needed to finally relax and forget about working altogether. However, I’m the kind of person who is always looking to do something productive and being creative.

For a few days beside enjoying the time with my family, I’ve been fitting in some work until Thursday, when I began feeling a bit tired. By the evening I wasn’t feeling very well at all. The following morning I woke up with a bad headache, blocked sinuses and a sore throat. That headache with the blocked sinuses lasted a few days and I was feeling very weak. I couldn’t even stand on my own two feet. I don’t remember last time I felt this bad. My family has been fantastic, as always, and looked after me very well. Although I am still not 100%, I’m feeling so much better.

I was certainly forced to rest. I slept a lot and have been doing absolutely nothing, which I’m lately not very familiar with. This allowed me to gain the energy I was lacking. Sometimes, we might be forced to slow down by catching a cold or flu, so we finally pay attention to the universal signs to look after ourselves. Another time, something may not work out, because the Universe is trying to protect us from something that is not meant for us.

What did I learn from this experience? To listen to my body when it’s tired and rest more. To listen to my intuition and pay attention to the sings that are always around me. To look after myself more: physically, spiritually, mentally and emotionally.

“In all the chaos and hurry, do not forget to notice the beauty and miracle of this world. Slow down. Notice. Observe. Be aware. Allow presence and awe to come back into your life.” ~Brendon Burchard