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  • Intuition vs. Impulse: How Do You Know The Difference?

    I can’t believe I’m even taking on this topic, because how can you describe the difference in sensation between two feelings which are hard to describe in and of themselves?

    I might not be able to… but, let’s try!

    It’s important to try because the two will lead you down completely different roads. One will lead you to fulfilment, joy and alignment; and the other might lead you into a situation that you wish you could undo.

    🚨  Intuition should be used with caution…   🚨

    And it’s through an immense amount of self-healing, personal growth and energy clearing that we’re all able to receive clear guidance from our own intuition. Until then, we’re probably just following our impulses.

    I think back to my teenage years and I was basically one big adolescent impulse. I actually got the idea for this blog yesterday when I was looking at the sizeable star-shaped scars on my hips where I’ve had 8 sessions of tattoo removal. I got this pair of black stars tattooed when I was 15 years old using my sister’s ID.

    I was so impulsive.

    Whatever I wanted to do – I did. And there was literally no-one who could stop me.

    I would do whatever it took and (in my usual Taurus way) was stubborn and bullish about getting whatever I wanted. That was an impulse, and even though I’m just as certain about using my intuition now – I don’t have to be bullish about following it.

    It’s easy. It flows. It opens up an energetic path of opportunities.

    We need to be so gung-ho about following our impulses and knocking everything out of the way to get them because they’re often coming from a place of fear and need. We feel like we NEED whatever we’re feeling an impulse for. Whenever we feel like we MUST have something, that is an impulse.

    An impulse is a drive; a desire; an immediate longing.

    Intuition is a knowing; a sensing; a gentle pointing towards something. It comes from a place of comfort, trust and support.

    When we intuitively know something is right for us, we don’t care so much about the timeline. The big things that I’m trying to manifest on my vision board mean the world to me, and I think they’re coming within the next decade or so. But I 100% know that they’ll arrive in divine timing, at the right moment. They do not need to come tomorrow.

    That’s the difference between me and teenage me, and that’s the difference between living from impulse and intuition.

    The best way anyone can access their intuition, and reduce their impulses, is by going on a serious spiritual deep dive. Unhealed wounds need things to fill them, and that’s where the NEED of an impulse comes from. So, we fill, and we fill, and we fill, but we still don’t feel full. The things that the impulses bring us will never even touch the sides.

    Doing the spiritual work + the healing + the inner self-growth will gently and gradually close those holes. Energy healing has been a game-changer for me, and the results from my Reiki attunement and continued self-healing have been profound.

    When we’re in a low vibration state, it’s really hard to access our intuition. I know there’s definitely a “black hole” in my own journey where I didn’t touch my intuition for years – but I had a hell of a lot of impulses! And that’s the same for a lot of people.

    If you can really feel an urge for something – or you feel like something might be “right” – how can you know whether it’s an impulse or your intuition?

    You can ask yourself these questions…

    • Do I need this now, or would I be happy to wait 1/2/3/4 years for the same outcome?
    • Do I want it because I’m scared that if I don’t have it now, then I won’t have it at all?
    • Who am I without the thing that I’m urging for? Would I still be whole, complete, and able to love myself?

    We are controlled by our impulses, whereas we are called by our intuition.

    Next time you’re feeling an internal nudge to go for something, and you’re not sure if it’s coming from a good or a bad place, consider why you want it and the emotions that it’ll give you when you get it.

    If it’s a short-lived high that you’ll need another of, it’s an impulse.

    If it’s something that will feel purposeful and aligned with the person you truly want to be, it’s your intuition.

    The way to find your answer is always to ask an uncomfortable question that you can’t hide away from. A question that cuts down the middle of an issue and forces you to pick a side is the right question because you have to choose one outcome or another.

    When you’re asking yourself if a nudge is your intuition or an impulse, think about the outcome. Do you need it now, or is it worth a wait? Is there a scared sense of urgency, or do you know that you’ll definitely have it someday? And will you be closer to becoming someone that you do or don’t like when you get what you want?

    This is how you can tell the difference between intuition and impulse. They both have a place in our life and our humanness requires them both. But, they’re for very different things!

    So, next time you want to do something silly – follow your intuition instead of the impulse. It will give you the outcome you’ll be happiest with in the future.



  • How To Remove Negative Energy From An Item

    If you’re empathic and sensitive to energies, it’s more important for you than anyone to do this once in a while. Low vibration items and spaces can really start to weigh us down if we aren’t intentionally shaping our energetic environment to be one that serves and inspires us.

    Are you ready to give your belongings an energy upgrade? You can use all of these techniques to shift any lingering low vibration frequencies…

    Having a Spring energy clean will raise the vibration of your space, making you feel lighter and brighter afterwards.

    This ancient tradition of burning herbs and using the smoke to intentionally cleanse a space can work wonders for your mood and manifesting by clearing out old energy that’s lingering in your home. If you are using Palo Santo or California White Sage, ensure that they’re responsibly sourced as high demand means they’re being harvested carelessly and unsustainably by some suppliers.

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    • 🌿 Sage
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    • 🌿 Lavender
    • 🌿 Rosemary
    • 🌿 Thyme
    • 🌿 Juniper

    I’ve written more about the benefits of burning sage specifically in my blog, How Burning Sage Actually Kills Bacteria & Raises Your Energy.

    I discovered Aura Spray for the first time at a workshop in Glastonbury last summer. It smelt amazing and seemed like a super quick and easy way to cleanse energy, so I bought a bottle of Cosmic Diamond Violet Flame Aura Spray.

    Aura Spray is a highly charged liquid spray made with cleansing essential oils. Just one or two spritzes can quickly get to work cleansing the energy of your aura or one of your items.

    With any of these methods, the most important thing is the intention that you’re putting into the physical ritual. The energy of your intention is even more powerful than any clearing technique, and it will guide and amplify your energy clearing.

    If you want to try making your own Aura Spray, you’ll need:

    • 🌿 Pure water – from a natural spring or sacred well
    • 🌿 Alcohol – to preserve it, like gin or vodka
    • 🌿 Cleansing essential oils – like sage, lemon, lavender, grapefruit or frankincense
    • 🌿 You can then charge the solution under a Full Moon or with crystals

    This energy clearing technique works in a similar way to smoke cleansing, and you might already have some incense at home.

    Holding a lit stick of incense, you can use the smoke to clean the corners of your room. You can also cover an item in the smoke – while setting an intention that you want to cleanse, clear and transmute any stuck, low vibration energy.

    This is a fast and free method of energy clearing – even if you feel a bit silly doing it.

    I knock on my Tarot and Angel cards between uses, as well as between questions mid-reading for someone. When you see me knocking on a deck in one of my Tarot reading videos, it’s because I’m shifting any old energy out of the cards.

    My cards are the thing I need to energetically clean most often because I’m always tuning into other people’s energy while I’m shuffling and arranging the cards. You can also use this technique for other items and spaces too, by clapping loudly in the corners of a room or next to an item.

    As you’ll see in the video, I have a smokey quartz crystal point, but any type will work – clear quartz, rose quartz, citrine, etc.

    Hold the quartz point so that you’re not covering either end of it (this would transfer energy into and out of your own auric energy field) and rotate it around the item you want to cleanse.

    • CLOCKWISE ☽ Transfers energy into an item.
    • ANTI-CLOCKWISE ☾ Takes energy out of an item.

    Most of the time, you’ll want to rotate the crystal point anti-clockwise over an item so that you’re removing the lower energies from it. The only time you might want to put energy into an item to clear it would be if you’re channelling Reiki energy and raising its vibration that way.

    Selenite is interesting because it doesn’t need to be cleansed regularly like other crystals – it’s sort of self-cleaning.

    It vibrates at such a high frequency that you can keep it next to – or in a box/drawer with – your other crystals and it’ll gradually raise their vibration too. This means that it’s a great tool for energy clearing!

    You can either place the thing you want to cleanse next to a stick of Selenite and leave it there or, if you have a Selenite wand, you can rotate it around the item in the same way as a quartz point.

    Just having Selenite on your bedside table or in your home will help to provide an energetic shield against negative energies.

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    With any of these techniques, the most important thing is always your intention.

    Whenever you’re cleaning the energy of an item or space, make sure you set a very clear intention with the Universe that you’re cleansing, clearing and transmuting any low vibration energy.

    This will allow you to shift the energy, move it out, and then transmute it into another form so that it doesn’t re-enter your belongings again as low vibration energy.

    Have you tried any of these energy clearing techniques? If so, which is your favourite? Let me know in the comments!



  • 5 Minutes To Set A Clear Intention

    Now that the issue has been off the shelves for a few weeks, I can share the piece that I wrote for Spirit & Destiny magazine with you…

    This is a guide to how you can manifest quickly and easily by getting clear on what you want.

    “Did you know? Intentions are your direct line with the Universe.”

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    When setting your intentions, it’s important to remember that anything is possible.

    Don’t shy away from asking for what you want and love yourself enough to know that there’s no shame in wanting to improve your life. Find 5 minutes alone where you can focus and tune in to your intuition.

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    The most successful manifestations are born from the heart.

    Once you’re sat quietly in meditation, start to think about what would truly make you happy. What would light you up inside if it appeared in your life?

    Try not to get distracted by what you ‘should’ want or what other people would want for you, as it may be different from what your soul truly desires.

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    Writing is the easiest way to get clear on what you want as you can physically see your thoughts on a page.

    In your journal or on a piece of paper, write: “Dear Universe, I want…” and then end your request by expressing gratitude in advance.

    For example, “I gratefully receive everything on this page” or “Thank you Universe, with these words I create my desires”.

    You can also address this letter to your angels, spirit guides or any other being who will help you to bring this intention to life.

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    And that’s it!

    Super short, simple and easy – perfect when you only have a few minutes to begin a new manifestation, or reset one which just hasn’t been happening for you so far.

    Remember: Get clear so the Universe can hear.



  • The Secret Sauce For Manifesting

    Dreaming big? Done…

    Visualising? Easy…

    Being grateful? No problem.

    But being too scared to let go can be the fatal blow to that thing you’re manifesting.

    As a control freak myself, I’ve had to learn this lesson the hard way. Sometimes I would get so frustrated that what I was focusing on hadn’t manifested, even though I’d worked and tried so hard.

    I’d get discouraged and angry to the point where I’d throw in the towel and give up, which is when something miraculous would finally start to happen. Once I had given up on the thing and forgotten about the thing, it would finally appear in my life when I’d least expect it.

    This is when I discovered the secret sauce for manifesting a tasty dish with the Universe:

    You must let go to let it in.

    I learn a lot from all of the Angel and Tarot card readings that I do for people and, having sent out over 4800 free Angel Card readings, I know the messages that most people need to hear.

    The message that I get 10x more than some of the others is:


    Because we hold on too tightly; because we are afraid; and because there’s an obsessive part of our human mind in all of us. The secret sauce for manifesting is to love it and let it go.


    It’s not that we don’t trust the Universe, it’s that we don’t trust ourselves to be able to manifest great things. We don’t think that it’s possible or we’re good enough or that we can make it happen – especially if it hasn’t before (probably because we were holding on too tight…)

    Release the burden on your shoulders and let go to let it in.

    If you were drawn to read this article, it’s probably because this message was something you needed to hear right now. What are you trying to create? What are you struggling to manifest? And what are you afraid won’t happen?

    Our fear of a manifestation not happening makes it not happen. We don’t check on a pizza delivery every 2 seconds, pacing the floor and biting our nails wondering if it will ever turn up. We let it go and leave it to the pro’s.

    When you’ve done your bit for your manifestation – dreamed it, believed it, visualised it, been thankful and taken lots of aligned action – it’s time to seal it with the secret sauce…

    You must let go to let it in.