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/
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
“Be the change you wish to see in the world” ~Mahatma Gandhi
“Look deep into nature, and you will understand everything better” ~Albert Einstein
“Quiet the mind and the soul will speak” ~Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati
“No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again” ~Buddha
“Never was there a time when you and I did not exist, nor will there be a time when we cease to exist” ~Bhagavad Gita
“Everything is temporary; emotions, thoughts, people and scenery. Do not become attached, just flow with it” ~Anonymous
“I am not looking to escape my darkness. I am learning to love myself there” ~Rune Lazuli
“Whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul” ~Alice Walker
“You are the soul of the soul of the Universe and your name is Love” ~Rumi
“A privilege of a lifetime is being who you are” ~Joseph Campbell
“People may not remember exactly what you did or what you said, but they will remember how you made them feel” ~Maya Angelou
“My religion is simple. My religion is kindness” ~Dalai Lama
“Two things you will never how to chase: true friends and true love” ~Mandy Hale
“See the light in others, and treat them as if that is all you see” ~Wayne Dyer
So this concludes some of my favourite inspirational quotations. Hope they have inspired you, and will continue to do so in 2017. I am taking couple of weeks off from writing now, so my next blog will be published on 3rd January 2017. However, I will continue posting the usual daily inspirational posts on the social media throughout the holidays.
Happy Holidays dear friends, and I look forward to connecting with you in 2017!
“Whatever’s good for your Soul…do that!” Our Soul is the beautiful part of our being, which deserve as much time and affection as our physical self. Therefore it needs to be nourished and cared for. When we learn how to nourish our soul, we become more aligned with our truth. We become more joyful, grounded and we will focus on the beauty of this world rather than its imperfections. There are many ways how you can start nourishing your Soul today. I have a five suggestions, which I believe can inspire you.
1) Do what you love
Your Soul is most content and happy when you do what you love. What brings you joy? Is it writing, cooking, dancing, inspiring others, gardening? What is it that you love doing? We all have something we truly enjoy. Decide, that from today you will do more of what makes you happy. This is a beautiful gift you can give to yourself and to your Soul.
2) Connect with the natural world
Those who know me personally or read my blog know how much I love nature. Nature inspires me, helps me to align back to my truth when I feel out of alignment, and always awakens me when I feel tired or demotivated. I believe nature is one of the best healers. Connecting with the natural world is also a fantastic way of nourishing your Soul. Just going to your local park can make you feel more alive. Your Soul will always be grateful for the nourishment it will receive by connecting with the natural world.
3) Get motivated and inspired
Another way of nourishing your Soul is to keep yourself motivated and inspired. I always feel very motivated and inspired when I am at the ballet studio. My ballet teacher David is a great motivator. His positive energy and a love for dancing touches everybody in the class. We instantly let go of our stresses and tension that might have built up throughout the day, and we become fully focused on dancing. After the class I always feel energised and very inspired. In the moments of inspiration I know I can do anything. Get motivated and inspired today, it will bring lots of joy to Soul.
Some people may say they don’t have time for meditation. They may say they are too busy living lives to find the time to sit in stillness and do nothing. But when you meditate, you are actually doing a great deal of service for yourself. You are connecting with your Soul. Even five minutes spent in meditation is a wonderful way of nourishing your Soul. If you want to find out more about meditation, you can check out my website for some useful tips on meditation for the beginners http://www.mysticbutterfly.co.uk/meditation/
5) Say to yourself “I love you and I appreciate you”
That’s right! When we fully learn how to love and appreciate ourselves, others will love us and appreciate us too. When you feel love and appreciation for yourself, it radiates from you and others pick on it too. It will not only increase your self-esteem, but it will also nourish your Soul in a great way. Start today! Look in the mirror and say to yourself: “I love you and I appreciate you!”
I was thinking for a while what this week’s blog should be about, and then I realised what a better idea then to talk about the things we should remind ourselves on a daily basis. Bellow is a list of five suggestions I believe are important to remember daily. These reminders always shift my energy levels to a higher frequencies and help me to remember what really matters in life. Feel free to add to this list, and if you like share your thoughts with us in the comments bellow.
Every sunrise brings you new opportunities
When you wake up in the morning, thank the Universe for a new day and the new opportunities which are about to unfold. You have a chance to meet new people, to make a new choices, to start working on the project you have been postponing for a while. Every sunrise brings you new opportunities, always remember that.
This too shall pass
When you are going through some challenges in your life, always remember that “This too shall pass!'” Everything that is happening in your life is teaching you a lesson. We all have bad days or a bad seasons in life, but they do not last forever.
What are you grateful for?
Every time I feel down, I start listing things I am grateful for. This instantly shifts my energy and I start feeling better. Lately, I’m making my focus on gratitude a daily task. It is changing my life. Take a pen and paper and start listing things you are grateful for. Appreciate your body, your senses, express gratitude to your loving family and friends, the roof over your head, the pay-cheque which comes every month. Remember there are many people who would wish they had what you do. We often forget to pause and acknowledge the fantastic blessings we have in our lives. Remind yourself every day what you are grateful for.
It’s okay to be yourself
We live in a society which is constantly telling us what is right, what is wrong, how we should act or be…We are rarely told to be ourselves and express our authenticity in the world. We are good at fitting in rather than standing out from the crowd and living in our truth. I believe otherwise. It is okay to be yourself. I used to live in so much denial. I wasn’t accepting myself fully and I was trying to be like everybody else. It was painful. This way of living made me feel awful and emotionally drained. Luckily, I realised living this way it’s only a waste of my precious energy and my life. If you would like some tips about learning how to be more truthful to yourself, read my article “Why I want to be more and more truthful to myself” http://www.mysticbutterfly.co.uk/i-want-truthful/
Present moment is the only place where the real life exists
That’s right! Only present moment matters the most. Past is not here anymore and there is nothing which can be changed about the past. Only your approach towards the past can be changed. Another place which doesn’t exist (yet) is the future. We often travel in our minds to a fictional places in the future, creating scenarios (often crazy) that never even happen. We are worrying ourselves for no reason. Remember that the present moment is the only place where the real life exists. Present moment is your life!