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  • How To Use A Pendulum For Accurate Fortune Telling

    When we’re looking for guidance or confirmation about something that’s bothering us, using a pendulum can be a cheap and easy way to gain eerily accurate insight.

    A pendulum is a weight attached to a string – usually a crystal on a single length of chain, but some people use a necklace that they already own or their wedding ring on a chain. It just needs to achieve the swinging motion which will give you the answers that you’re looking for.

    People have different opinions on how a pendulum gets its answers, and they basically fall into these different theories:

    ⋆☽  We can stand firm in our truth, but in lies we falter under the weakness of our belief. Like muscle testing, your body itself is its own pendulum and will respond physically to truth or lies. Some people believe that the swinging of the pendulum comes from our body being its own truth-teller and making the pendulum swing a certain way with small muscle movements.

    ⋆☽  Some people also think that the pendulum swing is determined by your own energy and will therefore confirm or deny your own beliefs. As we already know – our beliefs create our reality – so if we believe something to be true then there’s a good chance of it becoming manifest in our physical lives in the future.

    ⋆☽  Pendulums are often used as a method of Divination, ie, to communicate with entities on the “other side” such as Angels, spirit guides, relatives in spirit, etc. This could also include getting answers from your higher soul self.

    However you believe the pendulum gets its swing, many people rely on them as a way to accurately predict their future…

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    If you buy a pendulum which instantly caught your eye, then you’re more likely to form a close connection with it and get reliable answers as a result. I looked for my pendulum for years, until I eventually stumbled across an Obsidian point unlike any I had seen before while I was at a crystal workshop. After years without a pendulum, I knew it was finally time!

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    If you go to mediumship circles or psychic development classes, the phrase “receiving hand” will be thrown around a lot. It is based on the belief that you are more connected to spirit through one side of your body than the other. For me, it is my left hand. If you are unsure what your receiving hand is, then go with whichever feels right and then try to keep using the same hand going forward.

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    For me, I know that clockwise means YES and anticlockwise means NO. To find out what your directions will be, start asking the pendulum questions that you know have a definite yes or no answer. For example, “I am female” or “the walls around me are white”. Some people will find that their pendulum swings back and forth or sideways instead of in a circular motion. Practice makes perfect, so make sure that you keep using your pendulum to allow it to become closely attuned with your energy. It will take some time to get used to you and consistently provide accurate answers, so don’t be discouraged if it’s a bit haywire at first!

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    The questions that you ask to your pendulum need to be closed yes/no questions instead of ambiguous and open-ended how/what/why/when/where questions. Your pendulum can only give you binary answers, so keep this at the front of your mind when you are asking questions about your future. As an example – people use a pendulum to ask if a certain food is good for them by holding it over the item, and if it’s a healthy high vibration food then the pendulum will answer YES. To get more than a simple yes/no answer see point no. 6!

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    It’s so important to get in the right headspace so that you’re not focusing on the answer that you’d like or subtly interfering with the pendulum’s direction. I like to rest my elbow on a solid surface to prevent this happening as much as possible. I also like to close my eyes as I meditate and ask the pendulum a question, because that way I don’t know which answer it’s given until I open my eyes. Our pendulums are really sensitive to our energy – which is powered by our thoughts – so we need to be super careful not to interfere with their motion.

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    If you want more than a basic YES/NO answer, then you can use a dowsing wheel. You just hold your pendulum above the centre-bottom of the wheel and then see which answer it directs you to. By using a letter dowsing wheel you can spell out the name of your spirit guide, and similarly with a chakra dowsing wheel you can find out which of your chakras are imbalanced. I have created a number, letter and chakra dowsing wheel pack which you can download and use for free…

    Get your number + letter + chakra pendulum wheels here!

    Download 3 FREE Pendulum Dowsing Wheels

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    As with the rest of your crystal collection, it’s so important to ensure that any energy they absorb doesn’t interfere with their power in the future. To maintain the accuracy of your pendulum, make sure that you’re cleansing it regularly with whatever method you would normally use.

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    A pendulum is another great tool in our spiritual toolkit to provide guidance when we feel stuck or confused. Using the dowsing wheels provided above will enable you to get more than a simple yes/no answer and can unlock the door to deeper spiritual development. Once you have found your perfect pendulum, remember to practice and stick with it to nurture a connection which can help guide you through the rest of this lifetime!

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  • How To Overcome Writer’s Block To Share Your Message

    The struggle is real.

    Anyone who has ever written anything wordy – like an essay, dissertation or book – will know the frustration of writer’s block. It’s something that we will all face during our writing career, no matter how brief it may be!

    In the last year that I’ve been writing full-time, I’ve faced this debilitating demon on many occasions. Like most people I respond with procrastination, ie, checking Instagram and chatting away on WhatsApp; but this only leads to even more frustration that I’ve whittled away precious time without getting any closer to my word count goal…

    So, how do we overcome it?


    ✎ Start with a strong morning routine


    Y’all know I love my mornings. But there’s a reason that I get up at 5am every day, and it’s because I have a solid morning ritual which I know for a fact makes me more productive. My highlights include: meditation, writing a gratitude list, journalling, exercise, and planning the day ahead.

    Obviously you don’t need to get up that early if you don’t want to, but starting your day with intention and prioritising your mindset will set a strong tone for the day ahead – before everyone else tries to set the tone for you. Taking control of your day from the very beginning creates a pattern of being proactive rather than reactive, and ensures that you’re starting off on the right foot before your pen touches paper.

    If you would like to get up earlier, then you need to watch my Mornings For Winners video and download the printable guide underneath ↠ watch the video | free download


    ✎  Eat consciously


    Often the most obvious ones are the easiest to miss – but there’s a reason why they’ve made a name for themselves. Sugar highs and caffeine crashes can plunge us into an energy sinkhole if we aren’t careful with what we put into our mouth on writing days.

    Personally, I try and save “treat” foods for the weekends because I know that if I have a bag of sweets (my fave!) during the week then I’m writing off the rest of the day in a creative sense. It’s very hard to bounce back from a sugar crash, and it’s easier to avoid one altogether.

    Find a workday diet which works for you and fuel a productive mind with foods which will release energy slowly throughout the day.


    ✎  Give yourself less time


    If we have the luxury of extra time then we’ll use it to daydream and find other things that we’d rather be doing.

    Yet, when there’s something that we have to get done by a certain time then we can magically squeeze it into whatever time pocket is available. This is Parkinson’s Law.

    We will always utilise the full time that we have available for a task, so even if you didn’t have much time or much to write, then you would probably still manage to finish the job and meet your deadline.

    Having too much time can indulge the writers block. Whereas having less time forces you to overcome it; and if you don’t like what comes out of you the first time, then you can always reword it later – but at least you’ll have something on the page!


    ✎  Set a daily word count (a realistic one)


    As with everything in life, if you don’t know where you’re going then it’s very difficult to get there…

    In the same vein as the tip above, if you have a tight deadline then there’s less room for writers block because you literally have to get something written in order to finish the work on time. Writers block can just mean thinking that we haven’t got anything “good enough” to write down, but actually if we were forced then we could string a few sentences together.

    Setting a daily word count ensures that you have to continue writing in order to meet your target, and with only a certain number of hours to do it in – you won’t have the chance to succumb to writers block.

    The best way is to write down what you can come up with in that moment, and then iterate, iterate, iterate later through your edits. By then, you might have the inspiration flowing to swap it for a better sounding sentence instead.


    ✎  Change your scenery


    A change of scenery can move enough energy to shift your writer’s block.

    We will all get bored if we’re in the same spot for too long, so writer’s block can be a symptom of too much time spent in one place. When I’m feeling fed up or stifled, I will move into another room or even snuggle up in bed with my laptop if I’m feeling cold, ill or sleepy. If you are creative too, then it’s likely that your surroundings affect you so make sure that you’re somewhere which makes you feel open and inspired.

    Going out to a coffee shop or library is my favourite way to break up a day, especially if I get sick of seeing housework to-do’s out of the corner of my eye. Co-working spaces are great too and have the added bonus of meeting likeminded freelancers and entrepreneurs. Change your scenery to change your flow.


    ✎  Leave your phone in another room


    This tip is the golden egg…

    I don’t know about you, but my phone is my biggest distraction. By far!

    The only way that I can be sure not to reach for IG or FB when my writing flow pauses for a hot-second is to keep it in a different room. Preferably on a different floor. It’s the only way to stay distraction free!

    Laptops connected to the internet come with their own distractions too, of course, but there are so many useful tools available now. You can limit what you see on social media to add your own content without getting tempted into clickbait news articles. Some of my favourites are the “Remove recommended YouTube videos” Chrome extension and the “Kill News Feed” Chrome extension for Facebook.

    Et voila! 

    Hopefully by implementing some of these tips you can feel distraction free, creatively inspired and full of beans in an environment that you love.

    Writer’s block can be hard, but we all have our own important message for the world – and if your purpose is greater than your predicament then you’ll always find the tools that you need within. When you’re feeling blocked, just try to get something down and then come back to it later to edit and re-edit if you need to.

    There really is no limit! Other than the ones that we put on ourselves.


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    These are the tips that I use every day to overcome my writer’s block. Do you have any of your own which haven’t been mentioned?
    If so, let me know in the comments – you never know who it might help!

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  • What’s Your Ayurvedic Body Type?

    Our body is the living tool that our soul needs to deliver our gifts into the world.

    If we can integrate the legacies of our ancestors with the medical marvels of modern science, then we have the potential to enjoy a holistically healthy life where all parts of our being are working in tandem. As I wrote on my Instagram this week…

    “Our body is an instrument that our soul is always playing, but sometimes our ears aren’t listening so we wind up dancing to the wrong tune. Our mind, body & spirit all need to be nurtured together, as one, because when one part gets tuned out – the others lose direction.” (see the post here)

    Ayurveda translates to “the knowledge of long life” and is a set of medical practices originating from South Asia. Understanding our Ayurvedic Body Type enables us to improve our wellbeing by illuminating our metabolic make-up so that we can make our food and fitness decisions accordingly.

    To begin understanding our Ayurvedic body, we need to think in terms of the 5 elements (space, air, fire, water, earth) and the 3 Dosha’s. Ayurveda says that we are most likely to experience discomfort and ill health when our Dosha (aka body type) is out of balance and not having its specific needs met.

    So, I’m guessing you’re here because you want to know your own Ayurvedic Body Type? Read on to see which Dosha fits you best…

    Dosha #1 – VATA: The Marathon Runner

    These slim and slender folks are naturally lean, with visible joints and an unpredictable appetite. Vata’s are prone to digestion issues and intolerances, as well as dry skin and hair which can be brittle and/or frizzy. These are high energy individuals who love change and are lively and enthusiastic, struggling to keep still and always on the go – they will walk fast through the crowds just to get to where they’re going!

    This high octane energy means they are able to lose weight easily, but the downsides are that they become anxious under stress and are textbook worriers. They are also likely to be light sleepers who can be easily awoken at the slightest noise, and their moods can be fleeting and unpredictable. This is due to the Vata body type being ruled by the element of Air.

    You can also tell when you’ve been touched by a Vata as their hands and feet are likely to always be cold and icy to the touch – therefore they are the most likely to crave the sunshine and warm climates!

    Dosha #2 – PITTA: The Athlete

    Pitta’s have a medium build with a naturally muscular frame. To fuel this powerful body, they are very unlikely to skip meals and are predisposed to have an appetite for most foods. Their hair is likely to be thin, fine or they may go grey earlier than others.

    As Pitta’s are ruled by the element of Fire, you may want to take cover when they are under stress as they could become irritable, intense and aggressive. This fiery nature serves them well in competitive sports which they are likely to enjoy and excel in, and they will perform any activities they are assigned with determination and purpose.

    Unlike Vata’s, Pitta’s are usually warm to the touch and may even look slightly flushed – possibly because of the fire burning inside of them! For this reason, they may prefer to steer clear of hot climates and hide in cool temperatures to regulate themselves. Pitta’s are usually adept at managing their weight, particularly when they use exercise.

    Dosha #3 – KAPHA: The Coach

    Kapha’s are built with a sturdy frame and take great pleasure in eating – but can skip meals easily as they have slow digestion. This is particularly true for breakfast, because they are long and deep sleepers who take a long time to liven up in the mornings. Their skin is likely to be moist and oily, and their hair is likely to be thick and wavy. Of all the body types, Kapha’s are the most likely to encounter weight gain issues in their lifetime.

    Kapha’s take life at a leisurely pace and will usually walk as such, seeking out activities which can be completed at their own leisure or for the sole purpose of seeking joy. They may also learn slowly, but once knowledge is imparted it will be deep and long lasting. As stressful situations disrupt their pursuit of pleasure, they become withdrawn or depressed when in their midst. Their driving purpose is to nurture and support others, which is where they contribute enormous value due to their easy-going and caring nature.

    Their least favourite weather is a wet and rainy day, as they are already ruled by the element of Water. You may not know it though, as their moods are mostly steady and stable which only adds to their calming influence!


    YOU MAY HAVE NOTICED THAT YOU HAVE SOME VATA, PITTA, AND KAPHA ELEMENTS…

    This is normal, and the unique mix of these Dosha’s within us is known as our constitution. The ratio of each Dosha in our constitution provides an optimal blueprint for our health. For example, Vata’s should steer clear of foods which can irritate their digestion such as dairy & gluten, while Pitta’s should avoid a sedentary lifestyle where they are not able to let off steam through movement. Health problems will arise when Dosha’s are unbalanced due to unwise diet and lifestyle choices, as well as being exposed to stress and emotional trauma – all of which upset the natural state of equilibrium your constitution craves.

    Each Dosha governs particular physiological realms and some of the following issues could arise from living a lifestyle out of balance with your Dosha’s needs:

    Dosha #1 – VATA

    Governs: Movement, Communication, Creativity, Flexibility, Nervous System

    Signs of Imbalance: Fearfulness, anxiety, isolation, loneliness, exhaustion and burnout, blocked communication, unusual movements such as tremors & spasms

    Dosha #2 – PITTA

    Governs: Nutrition, Metabolism, Intelligence

    Signs of Imbalance: Fiery and reactionary emotions like anger, frustration and jealousy; criticism, inflammatory disorders affecting the organs and tissues

    Dosha #3 – KAPHA

    Governs: Joints, Skin, Immunity, Love, Compassion

    Signs of Imbalance: Attachment, greed, possessiveness, stubbornness, lethargy, resistance to change, stagnation


    Hopefully by now you can see elements of yourself within these 3 Dosha’s! Understanding your Ayurvedic body gives you an ancient insight into your strengths and challenges, and can help to improve awareness of your physical body.


    Do you think you know someone who is definitely a Marathon Runner, Athlete or Coach? Share these Ayurvedic body types with them to see if you are right!

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