Self-Love Affirmations (video)

This week, I’m excited to share with you a new video (linked below) with affirmations for self-love. What are positive affirmations? Positive affirmations are positive statements that can boost your confidence, raise your energy levels and make you feel happy when repeated over and over again.

I have been introduced to affirmations years ago by a beautiful, transformational teacher Louise Hay. When I first read her book, You can heal your life, it made a big shift in my life and I became very aware of my day to day language (the words I was speaking and the thoughts I was thinking).

We often don’t realise that our thinking impacts our outside experiences. When you think a thought and you put a feeling underneath that thought…this creates a vibration. This vibration affects the entire Universe (believe it or not). Louise says in her book: “Every thought you think and every word you speak is creating your future!” From my own experience, I 100% agree. Using positive affirmations on a daily basis can shift your perception, and your life can start to change in an instant. But you really have to do the work. It doesn’t happen overnight, although miracles happen when the seed is planted.

Positive ~ Personal ~ Present Tense

They are a few very important points you need to know before you start using positive affirmations. First, they have to be: Positive, Personal and in a Present tense. I call it 3P’s!

Let me give you an example! Affirmation: “I am healthy and I am happy now!” It is positive, it is personal, because it applies to your life, and it is in the present tense because you are affirming that it is happening right now. Be aware of using affirmations in the future tense, something like: “One day, I will be successful”  That’s a future statement, which may never happen, and this way you are only delaying the success to flow into your life now. A better way of saying it would be: “I am successful in all areas of my life!” By repeating this kind of affirmation, you are saying YES to the Universe and the abundance can flow into your life now. But here is another important part: If you want your affirmations to work, you have to Feel the words you are saying!  You have to feel healthy now, you have to feel prosperous now, you have to feel successful now, you have to feel beautiful now. Feel those feelings NOW! This is one of the major keys to bring what you desire into your life.

Give yourself time

Start forming this new habit and begin talking to yourself positively, and at the same time, feel what you are saying. In the beginning, it may feel like a lie, but after some time it will become more natural for you. Have fun in this process and enjoy the new positive changes that are taking place in your life.

So, this is just a little introduction to positive affirmations. In the video below, are affirmations for self-love. Listen to it whenever you feel you need to give yourself some extra boost of love and care. It’s only over 3 minutes long, but I believe it can help you shift your energy and teach how to love and accept on a deeper level. Remember that loving yourself is not selfish. It’s an act of self-appreciation and healthy respect towards your beautiful self.


It’s okay, if you’ve outgrown some friends

Do you feel that you have nothing in common with some of your friends anymore? You used to spend so much time together and now you don’t even feel like picking up the phone when they call. Maybe you used to be inseparable, but now you have nothing to talk about. You feel that you don’t want to be investing your time into this friendship anymore. You make excuses that you are too busy to go out, even to respond to a text or a phone call. All that you have in common now is the past.

I want to put your mind at ease because it’s perfectly okay to feel like this. It is perfectly okay to outgrown your friends, even to part ways for good. You are always growing, expanding, learning, unlearning and this creates change. Your friend is changing too and what you might have had in common in the past has faded away. Your friendship may never be the same. You are both completely different and this is fine too.

I can fully relate to the above because I’ve been there and I am also going through something similar as I write these lines. There are still certain people in my life I know aren’t on ‘my frequency’ anymore and I find difficult to let go of. I care about them, I care about their feelings, but something is telling me that they are not my kind of people anymore. The feelings I’m having are powerful signals coming from my soul that something needs to change.

The friendship has served its purpose

Everyone comes to our life for a reason. Some come to teach you some powerful lessons, others come to teach you difficult lessons. Some teach you about truth, others about love, dreams and about what really matters. And if someone just came into your life as a proof that you don’t want to be hanging around them anymore? Then, learn from that lesson, let them go and make space for more meaningful relationships.

Embrace change

I believe that change is good. Change can clear the path and bring something fresh and new to you. This applies to your friendships too. When you don’t want to be connecting with someone anymore, that’s a sign. A powerful sign from your soul. Embrace it and be brave to do what’s right for you.

Celebrate relationships that make you feel good

And of course, celebrate all the amazing people in your life now. Express your gratitude to them. Tell these special people that you love them and appreciate them and that you are very thankful to have them in your life.

A thought to keep

It isn’t wise to continue friendships, just because you’ve known these people for life. If the friendship doesn’t feel right anymore, let it go. If you’ve been feeling emotionally drained for years while being surrounded by these people, you need to honestly reevaluate whether you want to still include them in your circles. This isn’t selfish, but it’s an act of self-love.

Most importantly, focus on what really matters to you. When you begin to fill yourself up, you’ll start feeling good about yourself and then you will start attracting people that will mirror your beautiful state. There are the people who are meant to be sharing this incredible life’s journey with you.


Are you letting the wrong people take up space in your mind?

A couple of weeks ago, I was thinking how to inspire my beautiful community on social media. A lovely idea came to my mind within a few minutes. I immediately created a beautiful collage and was ready to share it on social media. Then, suddenly, a particular person came to my mind, which I believed ‘would raise their eyebrows’ at my post and would think: There we go again. Another one of Jana’s inspiring, self-help stuff.”

Within minutes, I began doubting myself and questioning the inspiring message I was so excited about just a minute ago. I decided not to post it. An hour went by and I thought: Isn’t that interesting? Why do we care so much about other’s opinions in a way we begin to doubt our creativity, ourselves?

In the end, I posted my inspiring message anyway and let the self-doubt fade away. And I also learned a lesson from this. It made me realise how much power I’m still wasting, by worrying what other people think of me, people who don’t really know me, my story and how hard I worked and I’m still working and how tired I am of seeking their approval.

So why do we do this to ourselves? Why do we strive to be so likeable and giving these people who don’t really matter so much of our precious energy? It’s because we have been programmed this way. There are rules we need to follow, certain standards to live by, success to strive for. And now, with the internet and especially social media, we feel even more pressure because we compare ourselves to others and what we believe their lives look like. Personally, I love social media, but unfortunately, the comparison that comes with it is doing more harm than good.

Do what feels right for you

Do what pleases you and forget about the rest. Easier said, then done, hmmmm? I know. But listen: Do you want to be always someone’s prisoner, always worry or obsess what they think? Of course not. Focus on you and do what makes you feel good and fulfils you. Leave their opinions and criticism to themselves.

And the truth is: they don’t really think about you, but are busy living their own lives

The amount of time and space we give others in our minds is absolutely crazy and completely unnecessary. Do yourself a favour and stop it at once. Everyone is living their own life, focusing, mainly, on themselves and their own things. They have their own worries, struggles and fears and are not really thinking about you and what you are up to. They are focused on their own lives.

Become more present

Being fully present prevents your mind from wandering to places that disempower you. Be aware of this and every time your thoughts start flying to places you don’t want to go, stop and ask yourself: Where am I? And of course, you know the answer, you are right here, right now at this moment. And this is the only place where the true life exists.


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 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, that’s why is important 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. Remember, 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, and would only focus on the person I was ‘so in love with’. 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 began putting myself first. This wasn’t selfish, but an act of self-love and respect towards myself. 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 to doubt it. Luckily, I realised how important and valuable my intuition is. 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.”