When we wander to the ‘Judgement town’

I believe our life’s experiences are always a reflection of our inner state. Whatever we believe, we like or dislike about ourselves will be reflected back to us, exactly like a reflection in a mirror. This also applies to judging others. One day, I was waiting in a queue at the coffee shop. There was a young woman in front of me wearing a very short skirt. Out of the blue, after examining her entire outfit, I noticed myself judging her in my mind. My negative monologue went like this: ‘I cannot believe how short is the skirt she is wearing? She probably wants some attention. I would never wear it myself! After a little while, I witnessed my self-talk. I immediately felt embarrassed. I was attacking an innocent person in my mind and I don’t even know her. Who am I to judge? (I asked myself). I was not proud of my thoughts, and this judgement was a huge wake-up call for me. We all occasionally detour into the dark places of judgement, and that’s okay. I have a few tips, which I believe can help you when you wander to the Judgement town

What is it in me, that is making me judge? 

When I noticed judging that beautiful, young woman in the queue, I began to ask myself more questions. What is it in me, that is making me judge this person? I reminded myself that the outside world is a reflection of my inner state. Maybe I was jealous of her slender figure? Maybe, I wouldn’t be brave enough to wear a skirt like that? I answered yes, to both of these questions. Afterwards, I sent this girl some loving thoughts and apologised to her silently in my mind. I’m sure her soul felt it.

Self-forgiveness  

Then, it was time for some self-forgiveness. I told myself, I forgive myself for the judgemental thoughts. Forgiveness is one of the greatest gifts you can give to yourself and to others. Part of us is a human being and we are allowed to make mistakes. We can always make a different choice and correct our mistakes in the next given moment. We learn from our mistakes and we grow from them, personally and spiritually. Here is a beautiful self-forgiveness affirmation I like to use: I forgive myself for my past mistakes. I learned from them.” Every time I believe I made an unwise choice, I say these powerful words. They allow the forgiveness to set in, and they start up the healing process.

Compassion 

The reason I mentioned this story to you, is because I want to be true to you. Being a teacher of spirituality doesn’t mean you are never going to wander to the Judgement town. Perhaps, if I had a good day that day, I would see the girl at the coffee shop as a reflection of my own beauty? But, I had to learn something important that day. I had to learn to see every person I encounter, as a reflection of my own inner state. I trust and know that the Universe always sends people and situation on my path, that will help me grow personally and spiritually. Therefore, be compassionate towards yourselves. Remember, you are doing the best you can, based on the knowledge and experiences you have at the time. Maya Angelou put it very beautifully. She said: “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” 


The constant search for happiness

We all want to feel happy and fulfilled in all areas of our lives. We all search for happiness every single day. Sometimes the search looks like an endless challenge. Another time, we find happiness in a temporary situation. But are we genuinely happy? In this blog, you will find out, that happiness is not something you can find ‘out there’, but it is actually something you already possess within you. And you can access this inner state just by changing your perspective. The purpose of your life, is to be happy and to fully enjoy the experience of being a human. The purpose of your life, is to have fun on this adventure called life, not struggle through it. So let’s have a look at some ideas here.

Happiness blooms from within 

I believe our outside world is a reflection of our inner state. The way you think, and the way you feel has a lot to do with your happiness. Your thoughts are very powerful. We often don’t realise, we are creating our outer experiences by our thoughts. We have approximately 60,000 thoughts a day. According to research, 98% of the thoughts we think today, are the same thoughts we thought yesterday. We’ve got used to thinking certain way, and therefore our thoughts are repetitious, even without realising. So what kind of thoughts are you thinking? Don’t judge yourself, just notice. One of the keys to a happier life, is to feed your mind with positive thoughts. Remember, that you are the only thinker in your mind. Nobody is choosing your thoughts  for you, only you. Become mindful of your self-talk and be selective. Positive thoughts create positive feelings. From a quantum physics perspective, feelings have a lot to do with what we attract into our lives. The feeling you put underneath each thought has a frequency. This frequency attracts an experience into your life. And this leads me to the next segment, A few simple ways to change your thoughts instantly’….

A few simple ways to change your thoughts instantly 

When I find myself in a negative thinking pattern, I try to talk myself out of it. I must admit, It’s not always easy,  but it works. First, I acknowledge the negative self-talk I’m having, then, forgive myself. After I forgive myself, I start listing things I’m grateful for. For example: my wonderful family, my health, the roof over my head, the food on my table etc. This shifts my energy from the low vibrations to some higher frequencies. Then, I repeat some positive affirmations. Affirmations, are an amazing way to start feeling better fast. If you would like to learn more about positive affirmations, visit my blog http://www.mysticbutterfly.co.uk/power-positive-affirmations/ I believe it will serve you well.

What you focus on expands 

Lately, there has been so much going on in my life. Many exciting opportunities are coming my way, inspiration is flowing, and a new projects are lining up. But there are also difficulties. Many significant changes are happening, which sometimes scare me, but I know they are clearing my path, so the fresh, new things can come my way. This made me realise, what I focus on always expands. When I focus on the exciting things in my life, rather than the areas which aren’t currently working, I feel happier. When I look at the challenges then, they are not so overwhelming and frightening anymore. Try it yourself and see how you feel. Focus on the good and it will always expand.

A thought to keep 

“Happiness cannot be travelled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” ~Denis Waitley 


The magic of believing in yourself

I am very excited about this week’s blog topic. All of us have dreams and desires we would like to accomplish in our lives. Unfortunately, many dreams are postponed or never turned into reality, because of fear and doubt. My intention for this blog is to give you the confidence to start believing in yourself. My intention is to help you start believing in your dreams. You can do anything you decide to do. When you learn to believe in yourself, anything is possible.

Believe you can and you will

Absolutely! You have to believe in yourself. Who is going to believe in you, if you don’t believe in yourself? The first step in achieving anything in your life is believing that it is possible for you. The idea, the dream, anything that you desire came to you for a reason, and it is up to you, whether you are going to act on it, or you are going to let it go. Sometimes it goes like this: You get an idea and you get excited about it. Then, the first obstacle arises. The voice of fear in your mind begins to speak: “It’s not going to be that easy.” Of course not, but in the moments like this one, take a step back. Nobody said, it’s going to be easy, but it’s definitely going to be worth it. Walt Disney said: “If you can dream it, you can do it.” And that is exactly how some great ideas came to reality. Be aware, that sometimes you take two steps forward, another time five steps back. And there is nothing wrong with that. If the lather occurs, don’t give up. Believing in yourself will definitely set you on the right path towards your dream.

You are unique 

You have a unique talents within you, which nobody else has. When you have a plan to launch a big idea, for example, the inner critic in your mind may start speaking loud once again: “Somebody has already done it or What’s the point of doing it?” Remember, most of the ideas are out there in the world already. That’s right, somebody else is already doing it or have done it. The secret is, how You present these ideas to the world make them original and unique!  And you have all the tools how to do that within you. Your soul is your greatest guide. Alongside your soul, there are also so many great resources such as books, the internet and the people in the field you are interested in. They can all give you some good advice and support, if you ask. Seek those who will be happy to assist you on your journey, and don’t believe those who will tell you it’s impossible. It may be impossible for them, but not for you.

Let go of the outcome  

That’s right! Expectations often lead to disappointments. As a spiritual student and a teacher, I learnt to trust and know that things will always unfold naturally. I learned to be patient and to know that the higher power of this Universe has even greater plan for me than I do. Let go of the outcomes and expectations. This doesn’t mean being careless. You still have to do the work to get things done, but be more relaxed about it, and be open to the unexpected. Sometimes the detours towards your dreams, bring the most beautiful experiences you will treasure forever. Enjoy the process of learning and growing. It will enrich you in many ways.

Inspire others 

Everything I do, I do for people like you! I love seeing others succeeding. It brings so much joy to my soul to see positive shifts in peoples lives. If I can inspire just one person each day, just by posting something inspirational on the social media or on my website, and help them realise how great they are, my job is done. Many of us don’t realise how much impact we actually make in this world. By believing in yourself and making your dreams come true, you are inspiring others to do the same. This way, you are happier and more positive. Being happy and positive gives you positive feelings. These positive feelings create positive vibrations that everyone can feel. People may look at you and say: “Wow, I want to be like that person or I just love being around that person!” By believing in yourself, you are being a great example to others, and sooner than later, they will start mirroring your positive behaviour and find greatness within themselves. Can you imagine, if the entire world lived in this state of consciousness? How much would our perspective change? So, from today, stop being envious or competitive. Instead, become inspiring and believe in yourself. By doing so, you will give others the permission to see their own light.

A little recap 

I am so happy and excited for you right now. You have a dream, so take a daily steps towards achieving it. You are more than capable of accomplishing anything that you desire. You have many resources within and around you to make your dreams come true. Your main guide is your soul. Now you know, that by following your dreams, you inspire others to do the same. This is a wonderful way how our entire creation heals and expands. Your dreams came to you for a reason. Now, it is your responsibility to protect them, follow them and bring them to reality. It doesn’t matter how long it will take you. I believe in you! Begin to believe in yourself too. This world needs your dreams, your creations, and your unique perspective.


Recognising your Self-Worth

A dear friend of mine is currently going through some ups and downs in her life. She asked me, if I could write an article about self-worth. I said, absolutely. This is a very important topic to discuss, and I have some tips, which I believe can help you when you are feeling a little down or unworthy right down. We often forget to look after ourselves properly. We’re unintentionally putting other people’s needs before our own. This can be very tiring. We may start feeling emotionally exhausted and this can lead to resentment and unhappiness. Remember, you are the most important person in your life. By important, I don’t mean being selfish. By important, I mean having a healthy respect towards yourself and recognising your self-worth.

Love and acceptance 

When you learn to love and accept yourself fully, others will love you and accept you too. Accept yourself for who you are and don’t try to be someone you are not. I talk from my own experience. I learnt this the hard way, but ever since I began loving and accepting myself for who I really am (even the flaws I used to dislike) I liberated myself! Here is a suggestion for you: Take a deep breath and recite this affirmation either silently in your mind or aloud: “I love and accept myself just the way I am.” Keep reminding yourself these powerful words every single day. A slight willingness to love and accept yourself just as you are, will open you the doors to a more fulfilling life. A few months ago I have written an article about self-love. If this is something you currently struggle with, you can read it here http://www.mysticbutterfly.co.uk/not-selfish-self-love/ You are unique soul and a human being and that’s what makes you beautiful. Remember that.

Surround yourself by the right people 

Surround yourself by the right people. The people who remind you of your self-worth. People who are there for you when you need them, not only when they need something from you. Surround yourself by people who encourage you and make you feel good, not drain you of energy. Sometimes we need to do an inventory in our own lives, and really decide which people are meant to be sharing this journey with us. Stop pleasing and impressing others. The right people who are meant to be in your life don’t need any kind of approval. They will come to your life naturally and will stay there. The right people won’t leave you when you need them most. Don’t judge those who do, instead remind yourself, that their path is different from yours. You both learnt what you needed to learn from each others. Then let them go and let them be who they want to be.

Self-care 

You are important and you are worthy, because you exist. You deserve the same amount of love, support and care from yourself as you give to others. We often forget to look after ourselves, because we are too busy living lives. Your mind, body and your soul deserve an equal nourishing. You need to treasure and look after your being as whole, and make your self-care a priority. Eat healthy food, exercise your body, take a hot bath, go for a walk or go to the theatre. Do what makes you happy and learn to start nourishing your entire being. Your wellbeing is important. Looking after yourself will make you feel more energised and you will become happier. You deserve it!

Your dreams  

Do you have a dreams you would love to accomplish in the next five years? Do you want have your own art studio? Buy a house? Write a book? Get your first degree at the age of 50? Why not! It’s all possible. Focus on what you want and take the steps towards your dreams every single day. It doesn’t matter how small your steps are. Do something every single day, that will bring you closer to your dream. This is your life and only you decide what you want to do with it. You are worthy of anything you choose. Take that first step today and focus more on what you desire in life.

A thought to keep 

Recognise your own worth and you won’t be drawn to those who won’t see it ~ Doe Zantamata


Four easy ways to strengthen your intuition

This blog is a follow up to my previous blog about intuition. If you have read it, you probably remember the story when my friend sensed, there was something wrong and felt he needed to text me right away. If you haven’t read it, here is the link  http://www.mysticbutterfly.co.uk/trust-your-intuition/ This week, I will give you few of my favourite ways how to start strengthening your intuition. I believe sharpening your intuition can serve you in a great way for the rest of your life. After all, we are a spiritual beings having a temporary human experience, and the gift of intuition is natural to us. We have only forgotten how to use it.

Listen to your feelings

Listening to your feelings rather than being always in your mind will help you to strengthen your intuition. When you are dealing with any situation or you have an important decision to make, ask yourself:  “What am I feeling?”  instead of what you are thinking. Notice any physical sensations when you ask yourself this question. Your soul communicates with you through your physical body. Its messages will always be expressed as physical sensations. Do you feel positive, excited, happy? Or uneasy, tense and uncomfortable. Listening to your feelings can help you start strengthening your intuition.

 Creativity 

Our souls long to express themselves in creative ways. Many people go to jobs they don’t like and complain about their lives. We have been conditioned to believe, that our ‘job titles’ define who we are. This is a big lie, that is haunting the entire world, and its long overdue to be finally dissolved. You are not what you do. You are a beautiful soul, which came to the Earth to express itself creatively. There is something within you, waiting to be discovered. Ask yourself these important questions? What is it that excites me? What activities do I enjoy where I completely forget about the time? It can be writing a poem, painting, going to a dance class, cooking or gardening. All of us have something within us, that makes us feel more alive. What makes you feel more alive? Creativity is another easy way to start strengthening  your intuition. It can help you align more with your soul, so you can begin to start living in your truth.

Allowing 

Allow things to unfold more naturally in your life. We live in a busy world that is ran by deadlines and schedules. We expect things to go certain way, and if they don’t we get frustrated. We try to control outcomes, and be in control of absolutely everything. This is virtually impossible, but it can also be understandable, because we want to be organised in life and of course plan ahead. But it also creates pressure that can silence the voice of our soul. We are more in our minds than in our souls. We need to reverse this process, and by doing so we can strengthen our intuition. By living more in the state of allowing will help us feel more at ease with ourselves and the world that surrounds us. Life will start unfolding more naturally and we’ll become happier. Allowing doesn’t mean you are careless, it’s simply a more joyful way of living.

Meditation 

Meditation is one of the easiest ways to start strengthening your intuition. It will allow you to revive the relationship with your soul. Your soul yearns for the moments of stillness. That is the space where it can share with you anything you need to know. Many people say they don’t have time for meditation. I believe otherwise. I believe everybody can find just a five minutes of their 24 hour day. Some say, they don’t know how to meditate. Well, here is my response. I’m going to share with you a very simple meditation you can practise almost anywhere at any time, and it doesn’t even have to be five minutes.

“I would like you to get comfortable and close your eyes to avoid any visual distractions. If you are tired, you can keep your eyes partially open, so you don’t fall asleep. Then, I would like you to start taking deep breaths, slowly and deeply. I always suggest to breathe in through your nose and breathe out through your mouth (if this is comfortable for you). Now, let’s add some visualisation to your breathing. When you are breathing in, I would like to visualise, that you are breathing in a beautiful pure white light. This light represents all the positive energy and the goodness this Universe has to offer. When you breathe out, I would like you to visualise, that you are breathing out anything that is no longer serving you. I call it, you are breathing out any clouds of darkness. Repeat this cycle of breathing for as long as it’s comfortable for you. Then, return your breathing to its normal pace. When you are ready open your eyes and have a little stretch. 

This is a very simple meditation that can help you strengthen your intuition. If you would like to find out more about meditation, I dedicated a whole page to the subject on my website http://www.mysticbutterfly.co.uk/meditation/

A thought to keep! 

“You know the truth, by the way it feels!” 


Trust your intuition

Last week, I was driving from Northampton back to London. It was late and a very foggy evening. The motorway wasn’t lit up properly, and the visibility was very bad. Even the fog lights on my car didn’t help me to see ahead properly. I’m generally quite a confident driver, and I don’t remember the last time I felt so uneasy on the road. I felt uncomfortable, and at times unsafe. All I wanted was to get home safely.

They were not many cars on the road that day, and that somehow made me feel quite lonely. I immediately called in the angels and my personal spirit guides to assist me. I could feel their presence instantly, as they were helping me get through the uncomfortable drive. I began feeling more at ease. When I changed the motorways and finally got closer to my home territory, I felt even more comfortable. I thanked the angels and my guides for staying with me and helping me to get through the scary drive. When I got home and parked, I checked my phone. There was a message from a dear friend of mine. He said, he just had a weird feeling that something was wrong. He felt he needed to text me to check if I was okay, and hoping his intuition was only a false alarm. His message has been sent at the exact time, when I was going through my fog driving burden. He picked on it immediately through his intuition.

Not a surprise 

Many of my friends are open to the conversation of spiritual guidance and intuition. This is the reason, we connect so well through our vibes and feelings. I have quite a few stories similar to this one. It wasn’t a surprise, that my friend picked on my discomfort. His soul knew something was wrong. I texted him right back to say I was okay. He felt relieved.

Yes, it’s your intuition 

This was a good example of trusting your intuition. My friend clearly felt there was something wrong. Do you also get a moments in your life when you feel something just doesn’t feel right? Or on the contrary. Do you feel something feels very good, and you should go for it without any hesitation? These are all signals from your soul, which shouldn’t be ignored.

What intuition actually is?  

Intuition is that quiet little voice which whispers to us all day long, helping us navigate through life. It is the voice of our soul. The problem is, we don’t always choose to listen to it. It is the ability to know something through our instinct, through our feelings. Some call it a sixth sense, others a gut feeling. I’m sure you have already experienced your intuition. For example: Have you ever met somebody and you immediately felt they cannot be trusted? Later, you found out that you were right. Or did you ever had a feeling, you should not take a particular way to work, so you took another way, only to find out later you were spared a two hours being stuck in traffic? This was your intuition warning you in advance. But, of course, you also have a good, intuitive feelings. You meet somebody new and you feel good in their presence. Ten years later, you are still great friends. Or you have a feeling, there is an opportunity of a lifetime heading your way. You feel good about it, no matter what others say. In a few weeks, you land a job of your dreams. Intuition is a wonderful gift that comes from our souls. It can be trusted. Intuition is the link between your physical self and your soul. The human mind always seeks for logic in all, your intuition always knows! You can fully trust it.

Next week, I will give you a list of my favourite ways to strengthen your intuition. By listening and acknowledging your intuition, you can create a wonderful co-operation that can serve you in a great way your entire life.


The art of slowing down

Life can get very hectic sometimes. Meeting deadlines, planning ahead, looking after children, going to work. We often see many signs of slowing down, but we don’t always choose to acknowledge them. We only do this when something goes wrong, when we get tired or suddenly realise, we can’t carry on like this anymore. I’ve been inspired to write about slowing down last week, when I found myself rushing around London. I often notice many spiritual signs around (I talked about them in the last week’s blog), but this time, they were literally screaming at me. Traffic lights turning red when I was driving, queues at every shop I went to, even the internet connection not working when I tried to send a quick email on the go. At that point, I couldn’t ignore the universal message anymore. I needed to slow down. I decided to stop, and finally acknowledge what was going on. Here are few things which helped me, and I hope they will inspire you.

Stop and take a deep breath 

When we are so drawn into our hectic lifestyle, we often forget to breathe properly. Stop reading right now and take a deep breath (slowly and deeply). Inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth. When you inhale, visualise, you are breaking in all the positive energy this Universe has the offer. When you breathe out, visualise, you are breathing out everything that is no longer serving you. Repeat it for about 3-5 rounds. How do you feel now? Calmer? Practise this exercise daily. It’s a simple, but effective meditation you can do anywhere.

Focus on one thing at the time 

Focusing on one thing at the time will not only create the best results of what you are trying to achieve, but it will also keep your attention in the present moment. If you read my blog regularly, you know I often talk about the present moment. Present moment is the only place where the real life exists. Focus fully on one thing at the time and stay in the moment.

Listen to your Soul 

Listen to your inner wisdom. Rest, when you feel tired. Take some time off, when you need to. Do activities that bring you joy. Listening to your true self (your soul), is one of the wisest decisions you will ever make. Your soul reveals to you everything you need to know. Get silent for a few moments today, and listen that quite little voice which is whispering to you all the day long. It has some important messages to share.

Connecting with the natural world 

I alway go to nature to align with my truth. When I try to control outcomes, when I get tired or when I just know something’s not flowing in my life, I know I need to get home’. Nature always helps me do that. The same applies, when I need to slow down. Nature is a powerful example of how life suppose to flow. Find some time to connect with the natural world. Even if you live in the city, find a local park where you can relax and detach from the hectic world for a while. It will bring some fantastic benefits into your life.

A thought to keep! 

Don’t think slowing down or taking some time off is a waste of time. You will actually gain more time. You will become more energised and rested. You will be surprised, how much more you will actually be able to accomplish. Slow down today!


Spiritual signs

Last Thursday morning somebody upset me. I found quite difficult to let it go, and as the day progressed I felt more and more uncomfortable. In the afternoon, I had to go to the town. When I began running my errands, everybody seemed to be in my way. People were blocking me or delaying what I had planned to do. Still thinking about what has happened in the morning, made every task more challenging than it actually was. As I went to the supermarket, I came across another person (yet again), clearly in my way. At that point, I nearly burst into tears. In that moment, my intuition guided me to look to the left. When I looked there, I saw a beautiful birthday card with a big butterfly on it. A sense of calmness and a relief passed over my entire being and I smiled instantly.

Butterflies 

Butterfly has always been my spiritual sign. Every time I see it, I know it’s a sign from the Universe that I will be okay. When I see a butterfly I know, that all that is bothering me will eventually fade away, and I will smile again. In this instance, it was also a reminder to remain my beautiful self no matter what is going on around me. It was a reminder to surrender my resentment and discomfort to the care of the Universe. I decided to listen. The weight of the uncomfortable feelings began to slowly lift off. I was able to see clearly again, because I aligned to my truth. The spiritual realm is always working on our behalf and making sure we are being guided every step of the way. The problem is, we don’t always choose to acknowledge it.

Spiritual helpers 

I’ve always believed in angels, spirit guides and in any celestial helpers from a very young age. They have always been assisting me on my life’s journey ever since I can remember. My inner knowing and also experience that there is something higher here, continuously assured me that I have nothing to worry about, and I am being guided. I knew I wasn’t alone.

Signs  

I would like you to pick a sign. Something that resonates with you. Something that brings you joy and a comfort every time  you see it. It can be a bird such as an eagle, a particular flower, a feather, a sequence of numbers or you can use my butterfly. When you have it, trust and know that this sign will come up every time you need a reminder that no matter what you are going through, you will be okay. Then surrender and let the magic unfolds. Don’t search for your sign, it will appear to you naturally, often in some unexpected forms. I see my butterflies on a cover of magazines, as a t-shirt prints, on birthday cards, they appear on a TV and of course they often just fly towards me. Sometimes, I overhear a conversation and a butterfly is mentioned.  I know, I was meant to hear it. The higher power is presenting me my sign to let me know, that I am not alone and I am being guided.

Random signs 

You may also notice some random signs. It doesn’t necessarily need to be the sign you chose. It can a build-board with a word or a sentence telling you exactly what you are looking for.  You may feel stuck in life, and these words will make everything perfectly clear to you. Or you will meet somebody and they will mention exactly what you need to hear. Be open and flow with it. You’ll be amazed what you may discover.

Staying open minded 

Some of you may not be open to this kind of conversation yet, and that’s okay. We are all on a different stages on this journey. We all have a different views and perspectives based on our experiences, the way we’ve been raised, the knowledge we’ve acquired or what we’ve have been through. If this resonates with you, welcome the guidance. After all, it is your birthright. If not, let this topic inspire you. It may one day open new doors for you, so you can also start enjoying the view at this world from a beautiful spiritual heights.


Your past does not define you

Past is not here anymore, and there is nothing that can be changed about the past. Only our approach towards the past can be changed. We all make mistakes. We are allowed to make them. We are constantly learning and growing as human beings, so as souls. This is part of our journey. You might have done something in the past you are not proud of. You may still be resenting someone from your past who has wronged you. Things might have happened that you would like to change or re-arrange. If you find your past is haunting you, this week’s blog is just for you. I have a few tips which I find quite helpful whenever a past wound or a resentment comes up to the surface.

Acceptance 

Acceptance is the key of releasing the past. It may not be easy, but it’s definitely worth it. Try to accept what has happened. It’s served it’s purpose. Re-playing the same scenarios in your mind over and over again won’t change anything. It only steals the precious time of the current moment. A suggestion: Take a deep breath  and say to yourself, that you are willing to accept your past. A slight willingness will open the doors to the acceptance and forgiveness towards your past.

Focus on the present moment 

When you are thinking or focusing on your past mistakes, you are losing the power of the present moment. Present moment is a gift we should be grateful for every single moment. Instead, we often invest this precious time to the thoughts of the past. Make a decision today, that every time your mind wanders to the past, you will ask yourself: “Where am I?” And of course, you know the answer. You are right here, right now in this moment, so come back to it.

Surrender 

If you can master the art of surrendering, you can liberate yourself from your past wounds. When I want to let some heavy load off my shoulders, I surrender it to the care of the Universe (the Higher Power). I trust, the Universe will take care of it. How do I do this? In meditation. I close my eyes and take a few deep breaths to centre myself in the moment. Then, I say this prayer either silently or aloud: “I am willing to surrender this past mistake/past hurt to the care of the Universe. I trust and know that the Universe will transform it back to the positive energy. I know that all is well and my life is unfolding as it should. I am free and I am ready to focus my precious energy on the present moment and that’s the only place where the real life exists.” Then, I take another deep breath through my nose and breathe out through my mouth. When I’m ready, I open my eyes. I know the Universe is now working on my behalf and dissolving this past hurt/past mistake.

A thought to keep 

Remember that your past does not define you. You have learnt some powerful lessons from it that will assist you in your human and spiritual growth.


My only New Year’s resolution

Happy New Year dear friends! I hope you had a wonderful holidays. It has been a tradition almost everywhere in the world to make a New Year’s resolutions. Have you made any? And are you fully committed to stick to them? Some of us are, some aren’t. This year I’ve only made one New Year’s resolution, and that is to align more to my soul’s truth. I am fully committed to create more connection with my soul by spending time in stillness, where I can access my own inner wisdom. If this is something that resonates with you, I have a few suggestions you may like to read.

Listen to your feelings

Become more true to the spiritual side of you by listening to your feelings. They are trying to teach you something. Listen to your feelings, instead of numbing them down or pushing them away. Listening to your feelings will help you to create a deep healing within your soul and a more alignment to your truth.

Say ‘YES’ when you mean it

I used to be a people pleaser. I was saying yes when I meant no, so people would like me. At the time I didn’t realise, this was very damaging to my soul. I had to discard this bad habit. When something doesn’t resonate with me now, I clearly state it. I learnt to be assertive. When something excites me and I know would make me happy, I say YES confidently! This way, I feel more relaxed and I am truthful to myself and to my soul.

Follow your calling

Following your calling instead of doing what you don’t like will also connect you more to your truth. Life is too short to waste on something which doesn’t bring you joy. I am not here to tell you what you should do. I am not going to tell you, you should meditate, to have a better diet or to exercise more, if this is not what you normally do. Instead, I suggest that you follow what lights you up. Listen to your own wisdom. Listen to your soul. It will always guide you to everything you need to know. It will direct you to discover your true life’s purpose. You can trust it. It will never fail you.

It’s your journey 

I used to think I wasn’t good enough. This old childhood belief occasionally lurks into my adult life, but I’m pleased to say I don’t believe it anymore. In the past I didn’t trust myself and my decisions. I was constantly seeking approval from others. Making the decision to be true to my soul is also letting go of this unhealthy habit for good. I want to be connected more to my real truth, not to the illusion I used to believe in. I’ve made a clear, firm decision to rely on my soul’s voice and stop seeking approval or confirmations about my life’s choices from others. If something resonates with me, I go for it! This is my journey, and I only decide what I want to do with it. And the same applies to you too: “This is your journey and only you decide what you want to do with it.” 

Stay true to yourself!

Love,

Jana ~Mystic Butterfly x