It’s only a perception

We all have a different perception of the world. The perception of the world I have, may be something completely different from yours, even though we may be standing next to each other looking at the same thing. We all perceive this reality differently.

Let’s look at this example:

Visualise the colour blue. You know what blue colour looks like. I know what blue colour looks like. But, you may have a completely different perception of what blue means to you than what blue means to me. Even though we will both agree the colour we are talking about is blue.

And the same applies to people and how we perceive each other. The way other people perceive us and the conclusions they’ve come to about us, has nothing to do with us, but it’s merely their perception of us.

The perception topic recently came to my mind, when I thought about how easily people come to certain conclusions about each other, get triggered by each other, often without really getting to know someone. Of course, we are not going to resonate with everyone or get on with everyone, and to be honest, we shouldn’t even try. But, what’s interesting is how easily, we as humans, come to certain conclusions about others and it’s all based on our perception of them.

I have quite a few examples from my own life when people got triggered by me or simply misunderstood me, just because of the perception they had of me or the conclusions they came to about me, even without really getting to know me. We often see this on social media, where people put themselves in the public eye. Based on the way they present themselves, we come to certain conclusions about them, which may differ from who they truly are. It’s actually quite interesting once you become an observer of this phenomenon.

When it comes to perception, and especially when we find ourselves putting people into certain boxes or categories, it might be a good idea to perhaps ask ourselves: ‘What is it in me that is making me to judge? What is it in me that is making me point my finger at this person? What is it in me that may be causing this misunderstanding or misconception?’ And the answer to these questions could be, that our perception of them is a reflection of our own shadow, some disowned part of ourselves, that is being reflected back to us, like a reflection in the mirror. This perception may be showing us something we need to look at or to work on within ourselves.

But again, this is my perception and you have your own perception of this too.

I will leave you today with this wonderful quote by Aldous Huxley:

‘There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.’

– Aldous Huxley 


You are magnetic

You are magnetic. Yes, you are, my friend. You are attracting towards yourself whatever you believe about yourself and your 3D reality is reflecting it back to you, just like a reflection in the mirror. You are powerful and you are the creator of your reality. And this knowledge should be turned to your advantage.

Today, I’d like to talk briefly, about strengthening your faith while consciously creating your reality. And as always, if this post resonates with you, perfect. Carry on reading, use what speaks to you and leave the rest out.

So, here we go:

When you want to manifest something specific in your life, I believe, it’s important to persist, not to give up on what you desire, even though you may not be able to see it in your 3D reality just yet. By persisting you are also strengthening your faith.

I find that the most common challenge people encounter, while manifesting, is getting discouraged too early when changes are not happening in their lives straight away. Their physical reality is currently not showing any evidence of what they desire.

And here is a reason why:

The 3D reality is a collection of your past choices, mixed with the frequency you are also holding in the present moment. What is most dominant in that field of energy is reflected in your physical reality. So, if you want to create some desirable outcomes for yourself, you need to shift your perception by focusing on what you want and keep holding a space for it (persisting), even though your 3D may not be showing your desirable outcome yet. It took you a while to collect all your past beliefs, some of them quite limiting and unhelpful, so it is only understandable that it may take time to adjust your frequency to something new/better, you want to also experience in your 3D world. Does it make sense?

To manifest what you want, you need to have faith and persist, by holding the space for and a frequency of what you desire.

The way I manifest personally, is seeing myself as a magnet. A magnet that is pulling towards me all that I desire. I focus on what I want to create. I believe that it is possible for me to create it.  And I persist until I manifest it. Does it always work? Of course not. I’m also a human with emotions that influence my reality and create all sorts of outcomes for myself, some not so favourable. But, when that happens, I’m fully aware how powerful my energy is and I know I can do better. I get up and try again and again, and I persist until I manifest what I desire or something even better.

Mastering your mind and becoming a conscious creator of your reality can be a life-long process of being in the flow and out of it. But what I find, is that the people who keep going, believing in themselves and persisting are the ones that eventually create the lives their hearts truly desire. And as a bonus, it’s so much fun to be consciously co-creating with the Universe, instead of feeling that things are just happening to you.


Bring more clarity, peace & positive vibes into your life

Today, I’d like to share with you a few of my favourite ways that can help bring clarity, peace and positive vibes to life. These are only suggestions and may not work for everyone, and I’m certainly not saying they will work for you. But, if you feel inspired and any of the following speak to you, try them out.

My hope and my intention with these posts is to inspire you, motivate you and ‘entertain’ you, while I share with you what I love, what resonates with me, and what I think could also help others. Then, it is up to everyone to decide what they want to do with it.

So, here are my 15 favourite ways to bring more clarity, peace and positive vibes to life. They are only small things, nothing too big, such as setting life goals… But I often find, it is the small things that can make a big/positive difference in our lives:

  1. Space clearing, tidying up (There is definitely some truth in the saying: ‘Clear space equals clear mind.’ )
  2. Re-arranging, re-organising  (furniture, book shelves, bathroom shelves, wardrobes, whatever you like)
  3. Selling or donating what you don’t need
  4. Journaling (expressing how you feel on the pages of your diary or on a piece of paper can be quite therapeutic)
  5. Burning Incense, Sage, Palo Santo (for me, this always brings a clean, grounding feeling)
  6. Putting stickers with positive affirmations, goals, dreams around your space, on your mirror etc.
  7. Turning off social media notifications on the phone (this made a huge difference for me personally)
  8. Deleting old screenshots and photos that take space on your phone, computer (more clarity)
  9. Responding to emails and messages you’ve been postponing (checking things off the list- makes you feel lighter)
  10. Reading something inspiring every single day (a couple of pages of a book, an inspiring article)
  11. Listening to an uplifting music
  12. Getting creative in the kitchen
  13. Moving your body (exercise, a Zoom class)
  14. Taking a walk to nature (nature connection works like magic)
  15. Meditation, Visualisation, ‘Zoning-out’ for a few minutes every day

I hope these suggestions have inspired you. Feel free to share some of your personal favourites in the comment section below 🙂

Have a wonderful day! 

Jana x


Staying motivated & inspired

These lockdowns we’ve been experiencing, for nearly a year now, have been hard. To talk from my own experience, I, like so many people, have been going through some ups and downs, highs and lows, which come and go almost daily. Things have changed a lot, for all of us, and life is not what it used to be.

But I’d like to keep the inspiration going, because it helps people, myself included, so today, I’d like to talk about what keeps me grounded and brings moments of light and happiness into my life- no matter how fleeting.

What that is, is focusing on what I enjoy!  

And I know, this is not always easy, especially when you feel down or when you worry a lot. I must admit, it sometimes takes me a while too these days to even start doing something, even if it’s something I’d normally enjoy doing. I have days when I don’t want to do anything, but lie on the sofa and watch Netflix. But, when I eventually run out of excuses, ‘get tired’ of feeling demotivated and start doing something I enjoy, it’s incredible how inspired I feel to do even more.

Being creative never fails me. It truly lifts me up, even if it’s only for a short while. From playing a keyboard, putting some vocal loops together to working on my next article, getting creative in the kitchen or taking a Zoom ballet class… all of this and more makes a huge difference to the way I feel. When I do the activities I enjoy, I feel better, even in the midst of this global uncertainty we are currently facing.

So, my question for you is this: What helps you to stay motivated and inspired these days?’ Let me know in the comments below this post.

I’m keeping it nice and short today, but before I go, I’d like you to know that you are not alone. We are all going through this unusual time together and the feelings that come with it can be hard to process and deal with. Be gentle with yourself and give yourself some credit. You are doing the best you can, like every single one of us.


Manifesting dreams (the creative process)

As promised last week, today, we are going to delve in the creative process of manifesting. I’ve already mentioned before, I fully believe we are the creators of our reality. And our reality is formed, most importantly, by the beliefs we hold in our minds. When we fully accept something as a belief, we begin to see the evidence of it in our 3D. Life is not happening to us, life is responding to us based on what we think, feel and believe about ourselves and the world around us.

But before we go any further, let me say this:

What I’m about to share with you is what has worked for me in the process of manifesting. If it resonates with you, perfect. Use it. If it doesn’t, but you’d like to learn more about this topic, find a teacher you resonate with it. The reason I’m saying this, is because there are so many people who teach about the Law of Attraction and Manifesting these days, and they all explain the topic in their own way, which can differ from mine. And the truth is, not all of us will resonate with one’s personal perspective and presentation of any topic. Everyone filters their version of any teaching through their consciousness, based on their understanding and their experience. You may resonate with someone’s presentation more and less with others, even when they may be talking about the same thing. Go with what speaks to you the most.

So now that’s out of the way, let’s carry on. 

When you want to create something, you may see it as something in the future and not something that is already here and you can easily tap into. And there is nothing wrong with that. We have all been trained to perceive life, in general, from this three-dimensional perspective, where time plays a huge role and where we think of past, present and future.

But, how about looking at our existence from a wider perspective. How about other timelines and some other-dimensional versions of ourselves? I know this can be a hard concept to grasp, so more on that another time. But for now, I’d like you to imagine a version of yourself that already has what you desire. Can you do that? If so, perfect!

Now, the good news is, when you think about what you want, you’ve subconsciously already tapped into the version of yourself that has what you desire, just by imagining it. This also means that on some level, it already exists. All you need to do now is bring it from your imagination, into this timeline, to this physical reality.

What you need to do next, is raise your vibration high enough to be able to match the frequency of the imagined version of yourself, so the experience of that version can also materialise in your physical reality. How do you raise your vibration? By fully believing that what you want is POSSIBLE FOR YOU. But this is normally the hardest thing for people to do.

Therefore, I believe, the number one thing in the process of manifesting is to increase your self-worth.

Increase your self-worth

You need to believe that you are worthy of what you desire. You need to believe that you are more than good enough to receive what you desire. You need to increase your self-worth to fully believe that you can absolutely receive what you desire. When I started on this journey, I used self-hypnosis, guided meditations and positive affirmations on a daily basis. They not only helped me to increase my self-worth, but also helped me gain more confidence, increase my self-love and self-belief. I’ve done and still doing all this work on myself, because I know I deserve the best. And you deserve the best too.

Visualise what you want to see in your life

Visualisation is a wonderful tool to use when manifesting. Before you begin, have a clear image of the version of yourself that already has what you desire. Once you have it, make yourself comfortable, close your eyes for a few moments and see this image. See this image right in front of you, as clearly as possible. In your mind’s eye, take a step forward and step into this image. Feel what it would feel like being this version of yourself. Experience it by applying all your senses to this vision and feel the feelings of already feeling what it’s going to feel like when it’s all here. Stay with this vision for a few minutes every day. It can help you bring what your desire into your life.

Stay focused, stay persistent

When you are reprogramming your mind and drifting away from the old ways of thinking, there may be challenges along the way. You may find that some days you will be manifesting things easily, other times there may be bumps on the road. One day you may be very focused and you will fully believe that your desire is on the way to you, other times you may think none of this works. Stay focused and persistent with your visualisations, positive affirmations and daily reminders that your desire is on the way to you. Reaffirm what you want, so you can create a favourable outcome for you. Become a conscious creator of your reality.

Dwell in the energy of certainty and trust

Trust and know that you are worthy of what you desire. This is not deluding yourself, but believing you are worthy of it. Trusting and knowing is increasing the confidence in yourself and the universe to create what you truly want, because you are worthy of your desires. Focus on the end result by ignoring your 3D reality (even though nothing may be changing or shifting yet) and dwell in the energy of certainty and trust. Please remember things may already be re-arranging behind the scenes and it may take a while before they become visible in your physical reality. Dwell in the energy of certainty and trust.

BONUS

As a bonus I’d like to share with you one of my guided meditations that is specifically designed for manifesting. The meditation is just over 5 minutes long. Sit back, relax and start creating the life you desire.

 


Let go of old stories & get what you want

Today, I’d like to talk about one of my favourite topics: Creating our own reality. I strongly believe that our reality is a projection of our subconscious mind. When we believe something, and accept it fully, we begin to see the evidence of it around us. And yes, you may say straight back to me: Okay, Jana, so do you believe you create your own reality by your beliefs?’ Yes, I do, my friend! I fully believe that I am the creator of my reality, my own experiences, the story I keep writing. But I also believe, that on some level, we create our experiences, here on Earth, collectively (but more about that another time).

When we want to become a conscious creators of our reality, first, we need to discipline our minds. We need to start re-programming our minds from the old ways of thinking. For example, we need to shift from the fear and lack mentality, and start focusing on what we truly want. I understand that this upgrade may not be easy to do. It may take a lot of practice and dedication. But, if we want to see change, we need to decide that we are done with our present story (if we don’t like it), and start creating what we want to see consciously. We need to become dedicated, focused and start believing that we are truly worthy of what we want.

The way I started on this journey was by convincing myself that I am worthy of all the wonderful things I desire. And I’m still on that journey. Some things are easier to consciously create than others, and I still catch myself de-touring into stories of lack and fear sometimes, especially when I feel down. But when I do, I know, if I want to create something better for myself, I need to lift myself up to a new state of consciousness.

Shifting from our current state consciousness to our desired state of consciousness may not be easy. We need to be persistent and keep re-affirming what we truly want and stop replaying the old stories, which only keep us stuck in the same reality. It’s not a surprise how difficult it can be for so many people to start bringing change to their life. Many of us are carrying with us the same thoughts from yesterday to today, believing the same old stories and re-playing them in our minds like an old record. To bring in a positive change, we need to become aware of this and start creating consciously.

If you are ready to start creating the life you desire, try the following exercise:

For the next few days, start becoming more aware of the thoughts you are thinking and the feelings you have as a result of these thoughts. Don’t judge yourself, see if you can notice some repetitious patterns. You are doing this exercise to become aware how powerful your thoughts truly are and how they shape your reality. Once you become more aware of your thoughts and how they make you feel, see if you can replace these thoughts with more positive or at least neutral thoughts. That’s how we start bringing in positive change.

Look out for my post next Tuesday, where I delve into the creative process for manifesting what you want. I will share with you how to stay focused on the end result by staying persistent and dedicated to your desire.I will talk about how you can dwell in the energy of certainty and trust that what you want it’s on the way to you.


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