Looking forward to the future

I feel optimistic. I feel excited about the future and I believe great things are coming. But let me say right at the beginning, this is the way I FEEL. This is my truth and I like to share it on my blog and my social media pages. And my truth can differ from yours, because we are all unique and perceive the world differently. At the same time, I’m not naive. I understand that it may not be easy for everyone, in any shape or form, to look at the world from a more positive perspective right now, given the circumstances and the current state of the world we live in. I go through these phases too (more than you might think), but right now, I’m feeling hopeful and optimistic.

So, here is my truth:

You see, when some breakthrough is about to happen, things often get chaotic, uneasy and may get even worse. But I also feel that when this is occurring, some major shift is about to happen. What is going on in the world right now may seem like some television show full of twists, obstacles and struggles. Let’s not deny that. The times are tough for all of us.

But at the same time,

I feel that the matrix, we’ve been part of for so long, is dissolving as we speak, and some big truths are slowly revealing themselves. More and more people are waking up and no longer believe everything being presented to them as truth or a fact. The matrix full of mis-leaders, mis-guides, charlatans, cheaters and dark forces, of so many kinds, is no longer fooling everybody, and the world and its people are awakening. The good from the bad is getting recognised more easily (and yes, there is so much good in this world as well), because people are realising the truth is being recognised by the way it feels. They are being led by their intuition, rather than by their rational minds only. The dark spell is breaking and losing its strength.

We live in an incredible time right now and I believe, as souls, we’ve chosen to be here at this time and space to be part of this shift, and a major turning point in the existence of humanity. I bet that all the citizens of this entire Universe are patiently watching these events on the Earth right now and wondering what the revelation will be, how it’s all going to work out in the end….we will all see.

In the meantime….

Keep shining your light, people of the Earth. Keep shining your light as bright as you can. We are in this together, so let’s do this for each other, and we are going to get through all of this together. Remember that no darkness can be dissolved by more darkness, only light can dissolve the darkness. Let’s continue to speak our truth. Let’s continue to rise above the obstacles we face as individuals and as a collective. Let’s continue our great work, because we are no longer going to be living in ‘the world of sleepers’. This is what I believe. But if you don’t, now you know why: Because we all have a different perception of this world and what this entire existence means to every single one of us. 

‘The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.’
~ John 1:5 


Five powerful daily reminders

How are you all doing? I hope you are keeping well. I know that we are experiencing so many big changes in the entire world right now and a great deal of uncertainty. Times are not easy, but here I am with another post, which I hope can lift you up.

I’ve been going through my own crisis, but there is something I find very helpful right now: Reminding myself of some important things, daily, that keep me grounded and to look ahead with hope.

I’d like to share some of them with you today:

1) I count my blessings

Every day I remind myself how grateful I am for my life, my health, my family, my friends and the list goes on. This does not only make me appreciate everything I have, but it also helps me feel calmer, especially when there is so much going on in the world. I count my blessings every single day.

2) I pause several times a day and breathe deeply

Our minds are always racing, jumping from one thought to another. Let’s be honest, we live in a very fast-moving world. What helps me, especially in these critical times, is to pause several times a day and just breathe. Really taking some time out from what I’m doing just do nothing else but breathe. I close my eyes and take a few, nice, long, deep breaths. Then I ask myself: ‘Where am I?’ The answer to that question is very simple: ‘I am right here in this present moment and this is where my power lies.’

3) I remind myself why I do what I do

Every day I remind myself why I do what I do. And this goes from inspiring others here on social media, to writing books or teaching a class. I do what I do to make a difference in people’s lives. If I could shine a little light or bring hope to just one person every single day, I feel I’ve done something right. Making a difference in someone’s life doesn’t have to be big, it only has to happen.

4) I am worthy of my dreams

This is huge and so important. We are all worthy of the dreams we have. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. You are allowed to dream as big as you like and bring these dreams to life. You are 100% worthy of them. I remind myself that I am worthy of my dreams every single day.

5) What has happened served its purpose

Do you worry about the past and your past mistakes? Do you still sometimes think about the people who let you down in the past? We all do. A great tool I implemented into my daily life (in times when such thoughts come) is to remind myself that all these situations have served their purpose. They are only lessons on my life’s journey.

I hope these few daily reminders have inspired you. Feel free to add some more to your own list or you can also share some with us in the comments below.


New Year ~ New chapter ~ New beginnings

Now that 2020 is over, I think we are all ready for a fresh, new start. We don’t know exactly what 2021 is going to bring, but why not get excited about it, just because it’s here!

I don’t know about you, but I always feel there is something quite wonderful about the start of each year. I always have this great feeling of unlimited possibilities and unexpected adventures, something new and refreshing floating in the air’. 

Some people start every year with new goals and resolutions. If you are making new year’s resolutions and setting goals, whether they are life-goals, career-goals, wellness-goals, business-goals and so on, I wish you all the success with those. Remember to believe in yourself and that you can absolutely bring them into your life. I’m a big believer, that when you BELIEVE IN YOURSELF, anything is possible.

I’ve started the year slow and steady, I actually fell asleep even before the midnight on 31st December, but I’m saving my energy because I have so many exciting things lined up in the upcoming months. So looking forward to sharing more details with you when the time is right.

I’m keeping it nice and short today. I hope you’ll have a wonderful 2021, the best year ever, so far, where your dreams and everything you desire comes true.

With love and best wishes, 
Jana x 

Happy Holidays!

This year has flown by so quickly. Here we are almost at the end of it, and with it, comes my last blog post of the 2020.

First of all, I’d like to say a very big thank you for being part of the Mystic Butterfly’s growing community. I’d like to express my gratitude for your amazing support.

As a collective, we have been through a lot this year and your support, commitment and the belief in the Mystic Butterfly’s vision means so much to me, so I’d like to acknowledge that. You are the reason why I do what I do and I am very grateful for every single one of you.

I’m taking a short break from blogging now, but I will be back in January. In the meantime, you can still see what I’m up to over the Christmas period on social media 🙂 If you are a Mystic Butterfly subscriber, my next newsletter will be in your inbox, on Tuesday, 5th January 2021. If you would like to get on the list, you can subscribe here:

Get excited for 2021!

As the New Year unfolds, I will be sharing with you so many new, exciting projects I’ve been preparing for you. I’m not going to say what they are, just yet, but get ready for even more inspiration that will help you bring your dreams to life. I love creating these projects for you, because they bring so much joy and fulfilment to my soul.

So, that’s it for this year, my friends. I’d like to wish you a Wonderful Holidays and I’m so looking forward to inspiring you in the New Year!

With love and best wishes, 
Jana x 

Are you considering starting a blog in 2021?

I love blogging. I love sharing inspiration, new ideas, what I’m up to and my outlook on life with you. My blog has become almost like my weekly diary where I document things from different phases of my life. It’s actually very interesting to read back, especially the posts from the few years back, and see what I’ve been through and how I perceived life. And I’m glad you are enjoying reading these posts.

I blog to inspire you. It’s a great and a satisfying feeling when people find your posts helpful and inspiring. Making a difference in people’s lives is definitely the number one priority why I do this. But, there are also many other wonderful benefits about blogging, which can enrich one’s life in so many ways.

Why am I talking about this? To inspire you again. I know quite a few people in my community would love to start a blog. So if you are one of them and are considering starting a blog in 2021, here are some benefits, beside inspiring others, you could expect from a regular blogging:

You improve your writing skills

Ever since I started blogging, on a regular basis, my writing skills have improved. I feel very comfortable expressing myself in a written form and sharing my ideas. Regular blogging can definitely improve your writing skills and it all starts with the first rough draft.

You connect with so many people around the world

You not only connect with people who are looking for inspiration and like what you write about, but you also connect with so many like-minded people (fellow writers, bloggers, authors, coaches). And you can learn so much from each other and also make new friends. I love my writing/blogging and reading community. They are the reason why I do what I do and I appreciate them very much.

You become more disciplined

I’ve always had so much self-discipline when it comes to my work, but blogging weekly for a number of years now, has improved it even more. My subscribers know that they will get an email from me every Tuesday and I keep that promise. The only time I take time off is over Christmas and also in the summer. Except for those two occasions, I write weekly.

And it’s so much FUN!

After all, blogging is so much fun. No, you don’t always feel motivated and the inspiration is not always there. But, here is the magic part: when inspiration does arrive, it’s amazing what you can do with just one simple idea. You can play with the words, edit, tweak and create something absolutely incredible. Blogging is one of the best things I’ve ever decided to start.

The bottom line is, if you are considering starting a blog in 2021, I suggest you go for it. This idea came to you for a reason and you have the opportunity to test it out. If you don’t, how will you know that you won’t like it or it’s too hard? Try it. You have nothing to lose.


Law of Attraction & Manifesting

Last week, I had a video chat with my dear friend Paul about the Law of Attraction and manifesting. Paul and I have been friends for over a decade. We did our pilot training together, and while at the flying school, we’ve also discovered that beside our love for flying and aeroplanes, we have many other things in common. We like exploring the laws of this universe, the supernatural and we also love meditation. Ever since then, we have become great friends.

Amongst all of the above, we are both very interested in the Law of Attraction and manifesting. If you don’t know what Law of Attraction and manifesting is, simply put, is the ability to attract into our lives whatever we give our energy and our focus on. Our thoughts, but most importantly the emotions we put underneath these thoughts, are very powerful and create our reality.

What we focus on, always expands and this is what Paul and I, have talked about during our conversation last week.

I consider Paul quite a good ‘manifester’, and over the years, I’ve witnessed so many amazing manifestations he brought into his life by using the Law of Attraction.

Check out the video below and find out how powerful you truly are and how you can turn it to your advantage. I hope it will inspire you 🙂


What went well for you this year?

Here we are in December. This year has flown by so quickly. I know it hasn’t been the one you had in mind, especially when you go back to the beginning when you set your New Year’s resolutions. But, I’d like to lift the energy up a bit and ask you this question:

Can you think of at least few things that went well for you this year? 

I’m asking this question, because I’d like to re-focus your attention from what is going wrong to what has gone and going right in your life. It doesn’t matter how big or small it might be. And I’m not ignoring the magnitude of the current situation in any shape or form, absolutely not. Even though I love the idea of looking at the world through the lens of magic and positivity, as much as possible, I don’t ignore the reality either. But, I set upon a path of bringing hope, positivity, inspiration and happiness to the world, through the work I do, so here I am with another little piece to lift you up.

You might have heard me say before: What you focus on, always expands. So look what we are all focusing on right now? Yes, we are living in crazy times, however, you still have so much power within you to choose what you are going to give most of your energy and attention to.

I’d like to encourage you to notice the good, the inspiring, the empowering, the beautiful around you. Can you find at least few little things that went well and are going well in your life? If so, please write them down and express your gratitude for them. I’ve done this exercise just the other day and I was surprised how many wonderful things I was able to find. It not only lifted me up, but I was able to find even more blessings as the day progressed.

If you feel called, I’d like to encourage you to do the same 🙂

With love and best wishes, 

Jana x


Do you trust yourself?

For a long time I didn’t trust myself and questioned most of the things I was doing. I was often looking for reassurance, approval and acceptance from others. All of this ‘not-trusting’ myself came from an early age. My childhood was colourful and beautiful, but at the same time, it was filled with constant worry about what others thought of me, how they perceived me and whether I was ‘good enough’. I’m not going to talk about these experiences today, because I’ve shared some of them with you before. However, what I’m going to briefly talk about is how I learnt to trust myself, my decisions and believe in the work I do, with the hope that it will inspire you.

I’d like to say at the beginning, that for me personally, this wasn’t an easy process. I’m still working my way through some blocks and un-learning some old, unhelpful beliefs.

But a huge breakthrough happened for me, in my twenties, during my pilot training. This phase of my life allowed me to learn to trust myself more. I became more confident in decision-making, relying on my own judgements, taking action without second-guessing myself, and all of this brought so much self-belief into my life. I realised that if something was important to me, I can absolutely make it happen.

So, let me share with you a few more things that helped me to trust myself even more. I hope they will inspire you.

I stopped second-guessing myself:

I stopped constantly double-checking with others, if something I’ve done or thought of was okay, good enough, acceptable enough. This was exhausting. I created a new belief that, if I liked what I’ve done, it was absolutely good enough and what others think of it is only their perception, filtered through their consciousness. And this has nothing to do with getting a second opinion or taking advice from someone. There is time and space for that too. It is simply owning your decisions, believing in yourself, in your work and standing fully in your power regardless of other people’s opinions.

I stopped questioning my creativity:

Every project that has ever been created could’ve been better. But if we were always trying to make something ‘even better’ and never complete it, nothing would ever get done and seen the light of the world. I’ve decided to stop questioning my creativity. When I felt something was ready, it was. And this particularly applies to when you are about to release something publicly. Will everyone like it? No. Could you have made it even better? Of course you could. But there also comes a time when you have to draw a line. If you feel it’s ready, it is. When I look at some of my past creations I can see so much room for improvement, there is no doubt about that. But the younger version of myself who created them felt they were done, and done the best way I could possibly create them at the time. If we wait for perfection, nothing will ever get done. Learning to stop questioning my creativity and simply acting on it has been life-transforming.

I stopped seeking people’s approval:

Having expectations of other people, for example, whether they are going to approve of something I’ve done, was painful. Of course it hurts when you put so much time and effort into something and people simply dismiss it or criticise it. However, what hurts even more is constantly seeking someone’s approval. It makes you feel edgy, ensure of yourself, and yes, less trusting of yourself. I had to lose that. I had to learn to fully own what I do, and have no expectations whether someone will approve of it or not. All I had to do is act on my inspiration, trust the process of my own journey, trust my decisions and stop questioning myself.

I hope these examples have inspired you.

Jana x

Remember who you truly are {Meditation}

This week, I’d like to share with you my brand new meditation: Remember who you truly are. In these times of global crisis, when most of us see ourselves as powerless, I want to remind you, that in your true nature, you still have so much power and so much wisdom within you, to rise above any darkness, any limitations and frustrations you may experience. The power of your human soul is unlimited. You are much more than you think you are. Deep within you, you already know this, you just forgot about it for a while. So, let’s remember again.

I put my heart and soul into this project, and I really hope it will bring you peace and many personal realisations.

The meditation is just over 10 minutes long.

Make yourself comfortable, put on some headphones, if you like, close your eyes and let my voice be your guide. I hope you will enjoy it 🙂

P.S. Please, do not listen to this meditation whilst driving or operating machinery.

With love, 
Jana x 


Looking after your mental health in lockdown

We are currently in the second lockdown here in England. The first lockdown, which started back in March, was certainly quite an experience. It was so interesting to be a witness of my own, daily response to it and how difficult it was to navigate through the unprecedented with the daily ups and downs, highs and lows, and so much uncertainty floating around.

This experience made me realised, how incredibly important, now more than ever, is to look after our mental health. Being restricted in so many ways is not healthy for anyone and it’s affecting a great number of people. This, sadly, isn’t the topic that is often covered by the mainstream media and how important is to look after ourselves: physically, mentally and spiritually.

If we only look at the latest statistics, we can clearly see how the mental health of people around the entire world deteriorated in the last few months. This is heartbreaking and very upsetting to me, being a past anxiety sufferer. I fully understand, that when your mind is not in the right place, everything becomes extremely overwhelming and challenging. Even the simplest of tasks, such as taking a shower or sending an email becomes difficult.

I must admit, during the first lockdown my mental health deteriorated as well. It was a shock to my system. From regular nightmares to waking up exhausted (as if I was fighting in a war at night) to comfort eating and over-consuming information from the internet. I became exhausted, ‘depressed’ and very moody.

Today, I’d like to share with you what I’ve learnt from the first lockdown, what helped me and what I’m not repeating in the second one. I hope it will inspire you.

Social media usage

During the first lockdown I had to go on a social media detox. After the first week, I’ve noticed I was over-absorbing information from every corner of the world via the internet. What was exhausting and upsetting to me the most, was the division between people. Verbal attacks on each other, because of a different opinion, blame, pointing fingers at others. I never engage in a low-vibe conversations, but being a witness of this on my daily newsfeed was draining. I’ve never seen so much suppressed anger, people forgot they even had, working itself up to the surface and attacking each other. I needed a break and the break served me well. During this lockdown, I’m being very conscious how I use social media and what I let in.

Mindful eating

At the beginning of the first lockdown, I over-stocked up with the food (not toilet paper though) and not always the healthiest food. And what do you do when you are locked-in at home? You eat more. We’ve never experienced a lockdown in our lifetime before, so with the confusion, the stress, the uncertainty and the overwhelm of it all, most of us began eating more. A big lesson learnt. In the last few months, I became very mindful what I eat again and I feel so much better: physically, mentally and spiritually.

Exercise

Even though I’ve been attending my weekly Zoom ballet classes and have been going for walks during the first lockdown, it still wasn’t enough for me personally. I had to add more exercise to my daily routine. Since I did, I feel more energised and more balanced. In the Summer I created a nice routine and the routine serves me very well to this day.

Daily contact with my family

I’m very close to my family and we talk daily. My family supported me enormously during this global crisis. We support each other and check on each other all the time. It’s important to talk to our loved ones and share how we feel.

Writing my thoughts down

There is a magic in putting the thoughts from your head onto the piece of paper. I find it very therapeutic and it served me very well during the first lockdown. I’m writing even more during this lockdown, and every time I do, I feel lighter and more at peace with myself and everything that is happening around me.

Working on my dreams

I always work on my dreams, but during the first lockdown, I’ve noticed I became more pushy when it came to accomplishing something. This wasn’t healthy for me, my dreams and for the people I serve. I’ve learnt to slow down a bit and act on my dreams from a place of power and not forcing it just for the sake of doing something. These days, I take steps towards my dreams every day, but not in a pushy way, but act on them from a place of power and inspiration.

Daily motivation

One of my strengths is to stay motivated and inspired. I read something inspiring every day, even if it’s only a couple of pages. I listen to podcasts or watch inspiring videos. I’ve done that during the first lockdown and also continuing every single day.

Meditation

Even though I’ve always been a dedicated meditator, during the first lockdown I’ve neglected my practice a bit. These days I’m in a full swing of meditating daily again and it brings so many incredible benefits into my life. I need that daily alignment with my soul to see more clearly, which I’m not able to do when the volume of the world is turned up and the voice of my soul down. Meditation plays a huge part in my life.

Look after yourselves. 
With best wishes, 
Jana x