♞ Mindset ♞

  • 5 Films With A Secret Spiritual Message

    Have you ever watched a film and thought… there’s something deeper going on here?

    This director must be spiritual AF!

    Well, I have.

    Whether it was intended or not, there are films out there which convey a lot of the things that we often talk about in spirituality – like manifestation; fate & destiny; quantum leaping; and alternate timelines.

    Over the years, I’ve made a note of some of these films and number 1 on this list is one of my favourite films of all time.

    If you’re looking for a spiritual blockbuster to watch, try a film on this list and let me know if you have any others to add!

    Yep, this is one of my favourite films ever… I used to have it on video!

    In it, Bruce – played by Jim Carey – gets God-given powers to create (read: manifest) absolutely anything that he wants in his life.

    He has total power to create his reality, which means that he must take full responsibility for every thought that he has and every decision that he makes.

    It shows us how our individual lives are intertwined with everyone else’s and that our negative thoughts can have disastrous consequences; not only for us, but for the whole collective too.

    This is one of my Saturday night go-to’s and I’ve watched it countless times. For a lighthearted comedy where God is Morgan Freeman, this one will help you to remember your own power.

    This has got to be the most commonly referenced film in the spiritual world. People will usually quote the “red pill vs blue pill” choice that Neo has to make, but I took a different spiritual meaning from it.

    Yes, the choice between pills is about the fact that you can decide to change your reality, because the main storyline is about how our seemingly solid reality is just a projection.

    But, aside from these more blatant spiritual messages, the best one that I found was in the advice that Morpheus tells Neo during his role as the guide. “Don’t think you are, know you are“, he says to Keanu Reeves, as he lectures him about letting go of fear, doubt and disbelief in order to free his mind.

    This piece about ‘knowing’ is vital for conquering the fear which often holds us back from going after our goals and having unshakeable belief – both crucial components of manifesting.

    The Matrix also dabbles with the question of how much we can attribute to fate (through the character of The Oracle) and how much of our life is a result of our own free will.

    Side note: I enjoyed the claim that Deja Vu is a glitch in The Matrix!

    Have you ever known a grumpy old sod and thought that they’d be so much happier if only they would be grateful for what they already had?

    Well, that’s pretty much what this film is about.

    For ages, I knew that it was a popular Christmas film which regularly tops the ‘best Christmas films of all time’ lists, but I didn’t realise that it had a spiritual message!

    Gratitude is so important for our energy, mind, soul and relationships. Without it, any of these things can easily slip away from us.

    This legendary film is a classic for a reason, and gratitude is the main message that the Angels give to the leading man, George Bailey.

    This is a very intense film which comes with a trigger warning at the start, and it’s another one of those like The Matrix which has multiple spiritual meanings…

    At first glance, you’d be right in thinking that this film is about the existence of alternate timelines and that we have the ability to quantum leap between each one. Fate, destiny, and our input into each of these is also a lesson that the main character – played by Ashton Kutcher – has to grapple with.

    However, there’s a prop that he always has with him regardless of which reality he’s in: his journal!

    He uses his journals to travel through time and move his realities, and his journalling is what keeps him stable and sane through the confusion and psychotic episodes.

    The main spiritual message of this film is an important one – that journaling holds the key to other dimensions and timelines.

    You can learn all of my best tips for journaling in my other blog How To Start Journaling For Powerful Breakthroughs 🖋️

    Now, this one I wouldn’t necessarily recommend watching unless you’re after some cosy night in on your own, chick flick entertainment. Gwenyth Paltrow’s faux English accent is dodgy to say the least!

    But, similarly to The Butterfly Effect and The Matrix, this film is all about the existence of parallel timelines that we’re able to move between using our decisions. The choices that we make affect more than just that one outcome – they shift the whole path that lies before us.

    Missing a single train impacts Gwenyth’s relationship, career, mental state and where she lives. This film reminds you not to doubt how powerful your decisions are, because they could change the rest of your life in a split second.

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    I hope you enjoy these film recommendations and the spiritual secrets that they hold within their scripts.

    Are there any other secretly spiritual films that you’ve found?

    Add them in the comments below! 👇🏽

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  • How To Start Journaling For Powerful Breakthroughs

    One of the best ways to change what’s going on in your mind is to get a pen in your hand.

    When I start working with a new coaching client, one of the first things that I’ll ask them is: “Do you journal…?”

    If the answer is no, I check that they have a fresh notebook and then tell them these same strategies for powerful and effective journaling that I’m going to tell you today.

    The way that you journal is going to change depending on how you feel and what you hope to achieve with it. For example, if you’re trying to manifest something, you’re going to need a different style of journaling than if you are struggling with low mood and want to reconnect with yourself.

    I know that journaling has changed my life and the lives of so many other people, so I want it to do the same for you too.

    Try these 4 different types of journaling and see what kind of results you get; in my experience and the experiences of my clients, they have all led to powerful breakthroughs ↓

    Great for:  Manifesting.  Energy upgrades & alignment.  Identity shifts.

    I’m talking about this type of journaling first because it’s undoubtedly the one that has changed my life the most. The things that I have written after these 2 words – over and over again – have become real in my life within 2 years. Obviously, there are still other things which haven’t arrived yet, but I know that they’re coming.

    This type of journaling is truly transformative.

    The reason why it’s so powerful is that it helps you to embody the person that you will be with this new thing in order to manifest it. It’s that energy alignment with your future state which will attract your future manifestations.

    The first time that you write “I AM…”, you might feel ridiculous, but then after repeating it over the course of days or weeks, it becomes normal. As you get used to writing “I AM…”, the words become your reality. The words become who you think you are. The words become the next phase of your life.

    There are 2 ways that you can do this:

    • You can write the same thing over and over again
    • Or you can write a page full of different “I AM” statements

    You can use “I AM”s to list the different pieces of your new life as though they are all together. This gives you a complete vision of what your life will be like and all of the things that’ll be in it.

    When you truly believe that all of the “I AM’s” you write are possible, you unlock the door to another dimension where they are.

    Great for:  Lifting a low mood.  Positive mindset.  Manifesting.

    I probably don’t need to tell you about the benefits of gratitude, but if you want to, you can read about them here.

    Often our mind is so busy that we forget to appreciate all of the moments which are truly magical. Writing a “thank you list” during your journaling session gives you the opportunity to capture all of these moments on paper.

    As well as being grateful for everything that you have now, you can also be grateful for what’s to come in the future. This is another way of aligning your energy with that future version of you who is living in another dimension where you’ve just received what you’re manifesting.

    How will you feel? Grateful!

    When you’re writing that you are grateful for what you’re manifesting as though you’ve just received it, you are bringing it into being. 

    You can be grateful for:

    • How you feel
    • What you have experienced
    • What you have eaten
    • Who you have spoken to
    • What you cherish
    • The home that you have around you
    • And everything that’s to come in your future ✨

    Great for:  Releasing burdens.  Asking for help.  Connecting to your guides/Angels/God.

    If you’re looking for a deeper connection with the Universe, then why not write it a letter?

    By writing a letter to the Universe you can create a line of open communication with it.

    Without realising, we can so often become unclear on what we want and how we feel because we have so many contradictions and conflicting ideas. Our limiting beliefs say one thing and our desires say another!

    By writing a letter to the Universe, you can clarify your own thoughts and post them to a higher power.

    There are multiple things that you can write in this letter, including:

    • Requests, ie, “please help me (or someone else) with…”
    • Things you are grateful for
    • Asking for clarity, signs or reasons to be revealed

    This is not just about the Universe understanding what you want and how you feel; it’s also about you revealing this to yourself.

    This is a great way of handing over responsibility and relinquishing control of the things that you don’t really have control over anyway.

    Surrender your worries to the Universe and know that they are being taken care of. Write the reasons why you feel the way that you do, knowing that they are understood. Request help, knowing that it will be given.

    Great for:  Channeling messages.  Releasing burdens.  Relieving anxiety.

    If you’ve been feeling all of the feels lately – or a structure isn’t appealing today – feel free to have a brain dump on a page of your journal.

    This is your opportunity to open up and let it all out. Whatever you want to say, you can say!

    The most important thing is that you don’t let your mind talk you out of what you really want to write.

    How are you feeling? What are you thinking? And what wants to come through?

    If you want to use this free writing method to channel spiritual messages, you can do this by opening up your Crown chakra and allowing anything that wants to come through. This is how I write my online courses and my workbooks for coaching – I open up fully and write by hand.

    You will be amazed at what comes out!

    Set a strong intention to connect with whoever you want: Angels, your galactic team, spirit guides, or anyone else. You might notice the energy centres in the palms of your hands getting activated as you do this.

    Think of the page as your space to just let go and let the magic happen 🔮

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    I hope that these journaling techniques serve you well and unlock some doors inside your mind and soul. Remember that you can create whatever you want to create if you energetically commit to your journaling – the power is with you and the pen!

     

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  • How You Can Avoid Burnout As A Caring Coach

    Seeing the transformation you can create as a coach is extremely rewarding, but in any kind of mentor/counsellor/coach type role you have extra pressures placed on you.

    I find that a lot of INFJ’s and ENFJ’s are drawn to coaching in the spiritual and personal development space (hello, INFJ over here 🙋🏼‍♀️) and it’s because we’re service based and genuinely want to make a difference in the world. As a group, us empaths, sensitives and intuitives can really take on too much of a burden in our effort to do our best.

    So, what could you do to try and avoid overwhelm, while still being the best coach that you can possibly be…?

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    This can be tricky to do when you have clients across different timezones and clients that work 9-5 during the week who would rather have calls at the weekend.

    It doesn’t matter what your rules are – but try to set some for yourself. Whether it’s that you don’t go on Instagram after 8pm and you have the last few hours of the evening to yourself, or that you have one day a week completely “off” where you don’t do any calls/emails/messages at all to make that day 100% yours.

    This is a boundary that you can create with your clients; and with any professional boundaries in a coaching space, it’s always important to lay them down at the start so that clear expectations are set at the beginning of the relationship. For example, if you decide to start an 8pm phones-down-no-Instagram rule, then tell them about it!

    Side note: I talk about how I batch Instagram DM’s a lot and once your platform grows to a certain size you could literally spend all day going back-and-forth with messages. By setting time limits and rules about when you reply to DMs, you’ll be able to serve your clients properly and create amazing free content that will attract more clients to you in the future.

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    This is good advice for life, coaches, and everyone in any industry! But it’s especially true for coaches who need to work extra hard to keep their energy separate from their clients’…

    Once a week, I do a 40-minute Reiki clearing meditation on myself and I feel 10x better afterwards. I have Epsom Salt baths. I go for a walk in nature. And I do journalling every single morning.

    These activities keep me sane, centred and grounded, and help me to remember who I am so that I can give my best to other people. If I had a work day which didn’t start like this, I would feel scattered, frustrated, annoyed, and like I was losing myself – this is obviously not ok.

    Starting your day with meditation and journalling will put YOU at the top of your priority list, which gives you the best shot at getting amazing results for your clients because you can intuitively access your best advice.

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    Do the maths…

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    At a low price you need more clients to meet your monthly goals, whereas at a higher price you can serve fewer clients + have more time to yourself + give those clients better service while still meeting your monthly money goals.

    We all have sooo many layers to our wealth mindset, and its foundation is self love and self acceptance. Our self worth defines what we price our worthiness at for other people.

    It will ultimately become a self-fulfilling prophecy when you run yourself into the ground because you haven’t charged enough, meaning that you wouldn’t be giving them great service (which part of you deep down was expecting all along…)

    It’s worth overcoming the mental mindset hurdles to be able to maximise your results and income potential, while minimising your risk of burnout as a coach.

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    The truth of the matter is: even coaches need coaches!

    We all need someone to bounce ideas off and get guidance from when we’re busy building our big dreams for the future. We need someone to remind us that we’re doing an amazing job and to sound the alarm when it looks like we’re on the road to overwhelm. We need someone to spot the holes in our mindset that we can’t see, so that we can get out of our own goddamn way

    It’s always helpful to have someone who’s already been where we are, because it’s so much quicker and cheaper to be shown the shortcuts to success rather than spending years figuring them out on our own.

    This is also true for figuring out how to avoid burnout and be most effective as a coach.

    A coach who’s further along the same journey as you can give you expert advice about how to create a huge impact while doing what you love.

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    If you feel like you need a coach and you have a spiritual business of any kind, I have great news for you!

    My 3 Month Spiritual Success Coaching Program is now open for enrolment… 🚀

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    I’d love to help you break through your own barriers so that you can get paid well for doing what you love. I specialise in working with spiritual entrepreneurs who want to attract clients online using social media and online marketing tools, like blogs and podcasts.

    If you want to start, grow and/or scale your spiritual work so that more people can find you, trust you, and buy what they need from you – click on the image above to learn more and let’s begin with a FREE 15 minute discovery call ✨

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  • Why You Should Celebrate All The Small Wins

    Coronavirus quarantine has shaken up the whole world, and so many people’s individual worlds.

    It’s taken away a sense of certainty, which isn’t always a bad thing – and here’s why…

    As an entrepreneur (note: if you’re making money outside of a “normal” job then you are one!) you don’t always have stability, especially at the beginning.


    You never know when your next win’s going to come in, or your next cause for celebration.


    I’ve been incredibly lucky to have had my best month in business so far in April, along with getting my Soul & Spirit article published, and an exciting award nomination which I’ll be announcing in the next 2 weeks 🏆✨

    I have a lucky 3’s rule and it’s definitely true this month! As I’m seeing these things coming off my vision board, I’ve been having mini celebrations; but it’s got me thinking – when is the big celebration?

    One of my favourite documentaries of all time is The Defiant Ones. I’ve watched the whole series 3x through in the last 2 years, and I find it so inspirational because it shows the real rise to success of people like Jimmy Iovine, Dr Dre, Eminem, and lots more of my success heroes.

    Trent Reznor from Nine Inch Nails says in it that his success was built brick-by-brick, so there was no ‘one day’ where he suddenly had success… and that’s literally how it goes!

    It can be too easy as inspired people to just want to race towards the next thing, and hit the next milestone. Maybe you’re trying to get that new business off the ground. Maybe you’re trying to create a new income so that you can escape from a job you hate.


    But the small wins are the only wins.


    There’s no ‘one day’ where you’ll get everything at once. Have a mini success party for every single amazing thing that happens. This is a way of being super grateful; by having a private energetic party for yourself and raising your vibration.

    This is also an amazing thing to do if you’re in a low mood. You can still celebrate doing the food shop, you can still celebrate cooking a meal, and you can still celebrate getting yourself up, ready and dressed.


    There is so much to celebrate in everyday life.


    So, please don’t forget it – regardless of what the news and media tell you!

    It’s not all doom and gloom. There are wins in everyday life. There are wins happening in your business. Wins happening in the ideas that you’re getting now which will turn into something that will create abundance, prosperity and fulfilment for you in the future.

    Winning is not a single event, winning is done through small individual things coming into fruition. You won’t just look back once and think: “Wow, I’ve done it all!

    You’ll look back many different times and think: “How did I get from there to here? Life is so much better now.


    No-one else might be able to see the small wins or they might not think that your small wins are big enough to celebrate.


    But YOU know the work you’ve put in and YOU know what it took. YOU know what you’ve overcome, so it’s YOUR responsibility to celebrate your small wins – even if no-one else will celebrate them with you.

    The small wins are the only wins there are. They will get bigger and bigger and bigger, but they are all individual in nature. Don’t expect your vision board to turn into 3D all at once. Things will come off one by one when the time is right for them to manifest.

    Count your small wins everyday as things to be grateful for. Everyone’s wins will look different but they are all just as important as each other to the person who has won them.

    Through Coronavirus – every day/every week/every month (and then after quarantine carry on as a habit) – remind yourself…


    What do you have to celebrate today?


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