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  • How To Find Your Calling

    When you’re being called to something, you can’t escape it.

    You’ll see the signs everywhere and words will stand out as though they’re being spoken directly to you. Nothing else will fulfil you as much as your calling, and your soul knows this deep within so it will do everything in its power to guide you towards it.

    If you’re anything like me, you’ll have spent the early years of your life going along with what you thought you “should” do or what you felt was a “good idea” at the time. We often make decisions hoping for safety rather than satisfaction but in our safety zone, we get bored, regretful and unfulfilled. Living in your calling will feel safe in a different way – as though it’s the right home for your soul.

    When you are finally ready to be called to something, you are likely to experience these 5 things…


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    You’ve tried other things and nothing seems to be working out

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    Maybe your one true calling is the only thing left – the one thing that you’ve been afraid to start because deep down you know it’ll be the last time you try something for the first time. When things don’t work out the way we thought they would, it’s because the Universe is guiding us onto a different path. We can’t always see how this could be good for us at the time, but at some point, the reason we took the journey we took will all become clear.

    If nothing is working out the way you thought it would, then it’s time to create a fresh start for yourself by trying something new. Only by trying something that you’ve never tried before can you find what you’ve always been looking for.


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    Returning to your childhood passions

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    As a child, we’re free from a lot of the conditioning and limiting beliefs that we adopt while we’re growing up. We haven’t been told we can’t yet, so we’re inclined to believe that we can. The things that we’re naturally drawn to in childhood – often without explanation – are very likely to be related to our soul’s calling.

    For example, I used to spend my Saturday’s shopping for incense, the right coloured candles to cast spells with, and filling the local neighbourhood with animal rights posters. None of my family or friends were interested in any of these things, so I always look back with curiosity wondering why an 8-year-old felt inspired to burn incense alone in her room. Spirituality always called me, and after a few detours, I inevitably came back around to it in later life.


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    You could see yourself doing it forever, without wanting to change again

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    There is a tiny voice at the back of your head which says: “if I did that, then I would never need to do anything else again”. We often know what we’d find the most fulfilling, but we decide to do other things first because of money, fun, travel or the effort involved in changing across.

    Our calling is the final stop of our soul’s journey in this lifetime, so when you know that there’s something which you could do forever, then that’s an important indication of your calling. Of course, your calling will be challenging at times just like all things in life – but you will find reserves of resilience and gumption that can only be redeemed in service of your true purpose.


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    Retirement no longer appeals

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    Shocker! Many people spend their lives counting down to retirement, but there really are some people who don’t. After 43 years on the BBC, presenter Terry Wogan said that he’d “never worked a day in his life” because he spent the whole time doing what he loved – and it showed! The audience loved him and he loved what he was able to give to the audience, so it’s no wonder that he was still presenting until the day he died aged 77.

    Let’s not be deluded in thinking that hard work, early mornings and compromises won’t be involved – but when your calling is more rewarding than anything else, stopping it forever won’t seem so appealing anymore. When we’re desperate to quit or leave something for a long period of time, it’s because we’ve already learnt everything that we needed to and it’s time to move on to the next chapter.


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    A WHY bigger than all the rest

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    Our soul’s calling is our big why. Why we’re here. Why we’re drawn to what we enjoy doing. And it’s the why we can’t ignore anymore. In whatever way you want to make a difference, you must make the biggest difference that you can in your own unique way. It’s why you’re here after all!

    Whatever you personally think the biggest problem in the world today is will probably be the problem that you’re here to solve. Our desires are divinely guided, so our instincts are what lead us to the calling of our intuition. Whether you’re driven by innovating, making people laugh, taking care of sick animals or fighting for people who don’t have a voice – your why is what will keep your vision sustainable and fulfil you more than anything you do to answer someone else’s why.

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    Your feelings will guide you to what’s right for you, so invest time in considering what brings you the most joy.

    Don’t be afraid to try new things and trust that each experience is an integral part of your journey towards your calling. Everything happens for a reason. Keep the faith and steer your life towards the tasks which make you feel most alive.

    Your calling will always find you, just as soon as the time is right.

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  • How To Know If You Have Actually Changed

    It was a big day for me.

    I was driving 3 hours to hand over keys for the house we had just sold, in the week before we flew out to Italy for our wedding. I could taste the energy release on the tip of my tongue as this phase of our life ended and a new page was about to turn into the next chapter, but it all stopped when I reached my car door.

    I thought it was strange to be surrounded by grey concrete as far as the eye could see, except for a round black stain underneath my car. I climbed inside and turned on the engine.

    My newly filled tank of petrol had somehow leaked entirely out onto the floor, taking my day trip and week full of pre-wedding travel plans with it. After a mechanic came by shortly after, he said that someone had drilled into the tank to steal my petrol; the £1200 that I was quoted for garage repairs was worth far more than just the £40 of fuel they had taken. To start such a crucial week by losing my wheels when there was a house handover, dress shop trips, bridal beauty appointments and airport pick-ups to be done would have plunged me into a pit of despair 4 years ago…

    But not now.

    Now was different.

    Now I knew what it meant, and I knew that the only thing which could actually harm me was my own reaction to it.

    When disaster strikes, we are being called to see our situation in a new way and appreciate everything that we used to have, have and will have. The only thing which causes us such immense stress is our attachment to how we think things should be. If we can be loose with our beliefs and change them at any moment to serve rather than stress us, then we can finally enjoy full autonomy over our experience on Earth.

    If we let things get the better of us, then they will. If we can turn any negative into a positive, then nothing will ever get the better of us again.

    Our “best outcome time lag” will get shorter and shorter the more that we practice this type of mind control. This is what I call it when we look back to see how everything fitted together so perfectly because that painful, confusing event actually was in our best interest after all…

    The sooner that we can switch into this thinking and look through the lens of absolute faith instead of fear, the quicker we can free ourselves from self-induced anxiety and thoughts of impending doom.

    This is not to say that it won’t be hard. Of course it will – like all great things that are really worth having. To have something which has not been earned is to never enjoy and appreciate it fully. My grandfather taught me that, and at the time I thought he was wrong – of course I’d like to just win a million pounds on the lottery and have it all now! But there is a satisfaction to something being earned that does not come when it is taken from the hand of another.

    If we’re brave enough to control our thoughts and find the best in things, we’ll be able to savour the intricate beauty that’s filling in the gaps of our whole existence. The perfection from which all circumstances and situations come is always there, we simply need to be able to see it for ourselves. As the single subjective viewer of our situation, we’re the only ones with the power to correct our viewpoint at any moment.

    If we’re brave to see our situation in a new way and brave to let the old way go, then we’re closer to revealing the truth of how everything is secretly working for us. If we’re brave enough to untie our idea of how we think things should be, then we’re finally free to enjoy how they really are. Everything is always perfect and working in our favour, somehow, but sometimes as humans, we’re so resistant to our own good fortune that we close our eyes to the unspoilt beauty that surrounds us. All events are with a Divine purpose, and our greatest purpose comes from our greatest pain. What is taken away from us is the gift that we will one day soon give back to the world.

    When things don’t turn out as planned it’s a wonderful opportunity to compare how you react now with how you used to react. Your comparable pain (resulting from your thinking) is the barometer by which you can know and celebrate how far you’ve come. If we can continue to use our thoughts as an asset, we’ll find the seeds of positivity hiding under each circumstance faster and faster with practice.

    You will know how much you’ve changed by how much hope you have for tomorrow in whatever form it may arrive, instead of continuing to be disappointed by what it turns out not to be.

    Let it be, and you will see, how the world, is meant to be.

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  • How To Use A Pendulum For Accurate Fortune Telling

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

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

    People have different opinions on how a pendulum gets its answers, and they fall into these 3 theories:

    ⋆☽  We can stand firm in our truth, but with lies, we falter under the weakness of our belief. Like muscle testing, our body itself is its own pendulum and will physically respond to truth or lies. Some people believe that the swinging of a 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 our own energy and will therefore confirm or deny our 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 manifesting in our 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 our higher self, and some people believe that these energies are communicating with us through the pendulum.

    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 that instantly caught your eye, you’re more likely to form a close connection with it and get reliable answers as a result. I searched for a pendulum for years, until I eventually stumbled across an Obsidian point unlike any I’d 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’s based on the belief that you’re more connected to spirit through one side of your body than the other. For me, it’s my left hand. If you’re unsure what your receiving hand is, go with whichever instinctively 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 consistently provide accurate answers, so don’t be discouraged if it’s a bit haywire at first!

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    The questions 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’re 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 and subtly interfering with the pendulum’s direction. I like to rest my elbow on a solid surface to prevent this from 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, you can use a dowsing wheel. 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 an effective energy clearing method.

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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 connection. Once you’ve found your perfect pendulum, remember to keep practising. Be curious about how your pendulum works for you, because when it does, it can help to guide you through the rest of this lifetime!

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  • 5 Ways You Know The Law Of Attraction Is Working

    Waiting for what you want isn’t the funnest part of manifesting…

    As I always say about Divine timing, our manifestation will arrive at the best time for everyone involved and once we’re truly ready for it. Of course, it’s easy to see this with the gift of hindsight – but sometimes it can feel disheartening when the wait is so long.

    Thankfully, the Universe will send us pointers to say: “Hi… I see you, and I’m cooking up your manifestation. Yes, it will be with you soon. Don’t panic or give up just yet!”

    These are 5 of the ways that you can know if the Law of Attraction is really working…


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    I define anger as an emotion of change.

    When we’re finally fed up of something – a situation we’re in or the behaviour of another person – we get so frustrated that we start to make changes. These changes can create just the perfect entry point that our manifestation needed.

    Feeling our own anger and frustration shows that we’re no longer agreeing to our current situation and are ready to move on to the next level. As we’ll only ever get what we’re ready for, this sensation is a positive symptom that you’re ready for the Law of Attraction to work its magic.


    ⋆☽ You don’t need your manifestation ☾⋆


    Need is an emotion of lack.

    When our hope for the future is fuelled by faith rather than desperation, we are able to surrender and let miracles happen – instead of clinging tightly on to an outcome because we’re unhappy with our current life.

    This is why gratitude is so important for the Law of Attraction…

    Being grateful for what we already have will erase our need to grasp the future because we’re not coming from a place of lack. Quite the opposite! When you’re contented and grateful, you’re creating your future moments from a place of abundance.

    Once you’re happy enough without your manifestation, something magical happens where it appears in your life at the moment when you wanted it the least.


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    As you let go of old energy which was once blocking your manifestation, you’ll feel like a lighter and happier version of you. Things won’t bother you as much as they used to, and you’ll react to things with more compassion instead of leaping into judgement and criticism. When this starts happening, it’s a great sign that you’re vibrating from a higher energetic frequency.

    It’s not reasonable to expect a new life as the same person that you were, so you’ll need to let go of emotional baggage and BE the person who belongs with your manifestation. As the Law of Attraction says, we need to resonate with the vibration of what we want to attract…

    When you feel that you’re transforming into a new person, this is a great sign that you’re getting closer to your new manifestation.


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    This is the most unnerving side effect of the Law of Attraction!

    Our own life won’t seem to fit us anymore when we’re energetically ready for a new one.

    Activities we used to enjoy no longer feel fulfilling because we’re standing at a crossroads between our old life and our new one. Some people call this phase a “test” but I prefer to think of it as a transition period.

    Matter moves slowly so there will be some temporal delay as our manifestation travels across the physical plane.


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    When a big change is coming, you will start to get indicators from the Universe.

    If you’re seeing Angel numbers or noticing synchronicities, like strange coincidences that seem too good to be true, then it’s likely that your manifestation is almost complete.

    Pay attention to what happens when you’re thinking about your manifestation – whether a feather falls at your feet or a white butterfly lands on your arm – because these precious moments of serendipity are designed to give you comfort…

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    The Law of Attraction is always working for you – but it’s our job to steer it in the direction we want it to go in. If we can stay faithful, be grateful and remove the energies which drive us to seek more out of need, then we can become a powerful magnet for all of the good things we desire.

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