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.


What has living with anxiety taught me & could help you too

What many of you don’t know about me, is that I used to suffer from severe anxiety. My anxiety was so bad that it was controlling my life in a great way. It was happening during my early to almost late twenties, where my friend’s lives were mostly filled with adventures, parties, holidays and the joys of being carefree young adults. I couldn’t join them. My daily life was filled with dark thoughts, panic attacks, thinking about death and being so frightened, whether and how I would survive another day. Everything was a challenge, even the smallest of tasks. Queuing in a supermarket, going to a library, practically being at any public place was putting me into the states of panic and discomfort. My life was filled with severe stress, depression and perceiving the world with a constant foggy sensation on my mind. Was that a living? Not really. But, now I look at it differently. I look at this experience from a higher perspective. Living with anxiety for more than a while taught me so much about myself, my life and most importantly, because of it, I found my life’s purpose, which is being of service to others.

***Before you read further***

Please note, that this isn’t a medical advice. Always seek a health care professional, who will be happy to assist you with any concerns. However, I always like to share what I have learned from my difficult experiences, and how I shifted my life from darkness to light, with a belief that reading about them will help someone.

So, here is what I’ve learned:

1) Acceptance

When we are trying to push something away and don’t want it in our lives, a great amount of resistance can be felt. It feels overwhelming and can take over our lives, so we are unable to see any kind of light. This is how I dealt with my anxiety. I was resisting it. I didn’t want to be feeling anxious. I was fighting my unpleasant emotions every minute of every day. But one day, after about 4 years of daily struggle to be exact, I experienced a beautiful shift which changed my life forever. I came to a realisation to accept my feelings. It felt like finally seeing a beautiful sunrise after a long, dark winter. Ever since I accepted my feelings my life began to shift. Of course, on a very small scale, but there was an improvement. I realised it was okay to feel how I was feeling at that particular moment in time. I decided to stop obsessing about my physical symptoms, instead, I’ve decided to accept them as part of me. As they were part of me, they didn’t need my judgement, rather my nourishment and my compassion. I began feeling liberated.

2) To find something beautiful in every day

I began noticing the small things in life, the things that we often take for granted. I started being grateful for all the wonderful blessings that surrounded me and decided to find something beautiful in every day. Then, something magical happened. I would be very grateful when something made me happy, even if it was just for 5 minutes. Slowly, minutes turn into hours and hours into days. I remember so clearly when I could say, today was a good day. I will treasure that moment forever and still remember it very clearly.

3) To breathe properly

My breathing used to be shallow, short, panicky and it felt like a difficult task. Living with anxiety taught me to slow down, tune inward and learn how to breathe properly. It taught me to pause several times a day, notice my breathing and how it affected my posture, my energy levels and my overall wellbeing. Daily moments of stillness and meditation also deepened the connection to my breath.

4) To love myself

I learnt to love myself fully. I learnt to love and appreciate myself for who I am. I stopped pretending and trying to accepted by others, instead I fully accepted myself and began to finally love myself. I realised, I am the most important person in my own life, who deserves to be looked after and given a priority too. I learnt that this is not selfish, but it’s an act of self-love and respect I was craving for many years. Now, I love myself fully, even the ‘flaws’ I used to dislike. They are part of me and they make me who I am. I feel free and so much happier.

‘There is no shame in living with anxiety, in fact, let’s talk more about it. Let’s let the other struggling souls out there know that they are not alone, and there is always hope to get through this.’

~Jana Prackova 


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.


3 ways to keep your day on a positive frequency

Are you currently feeling stressed, de-motivated or worked-up? Is there something going on in your life, which may be making you feel anxious or uneasy? If so, you are in the right place. This week’s blog post is a little follow-up to my last week’s blog, where I shared with you some tips that can assist you when you go through tough times.

You can read it here:

http://www.mysticbutterfly.co.uk/going-through-some-tough-times-right-now-read-this/  

Today, I’m going to give you 3 ways how to stay on a positive frequency (as much as possible) when things don’t go according to plan or life gets a little stressful and hard.

1) Positive self-talk

The way you talk to yourself has a huge impact on how you feel. So, how do you talk to yourself on a daily basis? Is your internal dialogue positive or negative? If it’s negative, don’t judge yourself, just notice it, and become aware of it. Then, make a decision, that from now on, you are going to talk to yourself nicely. Always choose to compliment yourself for what you do well, and stop putting yourself down when you make a mistake. Be gentle with yourself and watch your energy shift.

2) Pausing and breathing

I can’t stress enough how important this is. I talk a lot about breathing slowly and deeply and there is a great reason for that. Most people are very stressed and anxious, even about things which don’t really matter or deserve so much of our energy. This brings tension and pain to one’s life on many levels (physical, mental, emotional, spiritual). Do yourself a favour and pause several times a day by taking a few, deep, cleansing breaths. Your body, mind and soul will thank you for it. Calm and deep breathing will create space in your physical body and the blocked channels of energy will start opening up again, so everything can flow freely and beautifully once again.

3) Do at least one thing a day for your future

Ask yourself: What can I do today to get me closer to my dream? What step can I take today to start creating a life that I desire? You know the answer to these questions. If it’s only 15 minutes you can find today, that’s absolutely fine. Invest it to your future by taking an active choice to focus on what you desire and what you are trying to create.

A thought to keep

“Focus on the positive and positive results will show up in your life.” 


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 


Always do your best & don’t worry about the rest

I recently came across this great quote: Never stop doing your best just because someone doesn’t give you credit’ ~Unknown It really made me think about the world we currently live in. Many of us seek approval and validation from others. We want to look good in the eyes of others and are working very hard for it. When we get that approval, we feel good and we have a reason to keep going. But sometimes, when we don’t get that approval we get disappointed. Le’ts say you are building a business on the side of your full-time job. You’re working hard, but nobody is giving you any acknowledgement. At first, it doesn’t matter, because you believe in yourself and you are excited about your vision. Six months have passed and you keep going, even though you still don’t see any financial results. People start expressing their opinions and keep wondering why you even bother as you haven’t made any money yet? Despite all, you keep going. Some more time may pass and you, yourself may start questioning whether you should carry on. You’ve reached a crossroads.

What’s next….

Never question your vision. Don’t question it for a second. Keep doing your best and forget about the rest. It doesn’t matter that someone doesn’t give you credit. It doesn’t matter it hasn’t been acknowledged yet or that someone says you can’t succeed. To tell you the truth, the people who say that, are not your kind of people. When something seems impossible to them, doesn’t mean it must be impossible for you too? When you do what you love, the right people will be drawn to you. This may take a little while, but eventually, they will come and they will appreciate your efforts, and they will let you know that they do. Believe in yourself.

Here is one of my personal examples

I love writing. I blog every week and there are people who love what I have to share. But even though they do, I don’t get many likes or comments on these blogs. What I get however, are private messages or emails that the blogs are helping them. I certainly don’t define my work by the ‘likes’ I get on social media. I keep writing because I love it and by doing so, I can serve many people. And the rest? I don’t worry about it anymore. I used to did and it was controlling my life. One day I said to myself: ‘Enough.’ Even though it’s nice to get acknowledged by others, I won’t rely on it and I stopped expecting it. I continue doing what I love and the right kind of people will always find it at the right time. This is just one simple example to illustrate that if you have a passion for something, the noise of the world but also its quietness becomes irrelevant. Carry on doing what you love.

Keep up the great work

So my friends, please don’t give up and don’t worry about receiving any credit from others. Many people are watching, even though they pretend they don’t, trust me. So keep up the great work and one day, we will celebrate all your wonderful creations and we will all be very proud of you. Don’t give up. Your wonderful work is needed in this world.


Co-creating with the Universe

Lately, I am being asked lots of questions about manifesting and co-creating with the Universe, so I thought I would take this opportunity to give you my outlook on it. First of all, I want to say, I’m not a law of attraction teacher, and there are so many people in the spiritual communities who are specifically focused on these teachings. However, over the years, I’ve gained some knowledge and understanding about manifesting and co-creating with the Universe and I love to share what I know.

These days, I’ve been consciously manifesting certain things into my life and they are definitely coming into fruition. I can say quite confidently that conscious creating and manifesting works. Manifesting isn’t dreaming, even though it may seem like. Manifesting is co-creating with the Universe and yes, it begins with a dream.

1) Make a decision

Decide what you want to create in your life. Have absolute clarity what you want. By deciding, you are taking the first step towards bringing your dream into a physical reality.

2) Act as if

Act as if what you want is already in your life. Feel it! Feel it within the whole level of your being. Feel how you want to feel once your dream is already manifested, already here. How would you walk? How would you talk? What would you be telling to other people? How does it make you feel? Feel those feelings now. Be very specific about this.

3) Believe in yourself

Believe in yourself and believe in your dream. Who’s going to believe in you, if you don’t believe in yourself? This is a very important step in a manifestation process. You have to believe in yourself fully. Don’t doubt yourself for a second.

4) Take action

Action should be taken on a daily basis when you’re co-creating with the Universe and you’re in the process of manifesting something. What can you do today to bring your dream closer to you? Even if it’s only reading one page of the book of your chosen subject. Do it. Forward is forward. Drop the excuses and take daily action.

5) Let it go

This is for many the hardest step. I completely understand that. I too have sometimes difficulty letting go of some desires. By letting go, I don’t mean dropping it. By letting go I mean releasing it to the care of the Universe. Letting go allows the magical forces of the Universe start moving things around in your favour. Let go of how and when it will manifest. And this leads me to the last step…

6) Trust and Know

Trusting and knowing is about relaxing and about having faith. Have faith that your dream will come true and don’t detour into a fearful way of thinking of how and when it will appear in the physical plane. Every time your desire comes to your mind, just smile and expect to receive it. Simply trust and know that it’s on its way to you and it will show up when the time is right.

Some final points:

Focus on what you want

What you focus on always expands. When you are focused on the lack, you create more lack in your life. When you are focused on the positive, you are going to see more positive things coming into your life. Life is pretty simple, it’s just us humans who make it unnecessary complicated, because this is what we’ve been taught to do.

An easy way to shift your energy from a ‘low to a high vibe’

Be grateful for all the wonderful things that already are in your life. Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and raises our frequency. This way we shift our perception. While manifesting, you need to feel good and you need to keep your vibration high. Ask yourself: What am I grateful for today? Take a pen and paper and write it all down. Then, read it out loud and feel the feelings of appreciation of having all these wonderful things in your life.

No attachment

This is how things manifest. I know your dream is important to you. I know you want to see it in your life now, but to be able to do that, you must let it go. Hold no attachment,  just trust, know and release it to the care of the Universe and it will magnetise in your reality.

So, what do you want to create in your life?

Remember: What you desire is already here, the only reason you can’t see it, is that you are not vibrating on a similar frequency with it (that is an explanation from a soul-perspective). Use the above steps and start creating the life that you desire and you deserve.