spirituality

  • Use These 6 Manifesting Rituals To Supercharge Your Intention Setting

    The Law of Attraction is just one law of the Universe that people have become extra obsessed with because it promises to bring you exactly what you want.

    There are so many dimensions to this and there’s many different things that we need to take into account when we truly want to create something new: our subconscious beliefs, our actions, and the identity we’re embodying; as well as the thoughts and intentions that we’re putting out.

    One of the big beliefs which can hold us back when we want to manifest something with the LOA is the belief that what we want isn’t really possible for us. That’s why I think it can be helpful to do some of these intention setting rituals to solidify your intention with something practical using one of the manifesting techniques I’ve listed below.

    You’ll especially enjoy these if you’re into spells or anything witchy like that (as I always have been) and I like to call these… my witchuals.

    Water is highly conductive to energy, more so than solid matter.

    This means that you can supercharge water with intentions quite easily, and there are multiple ways that you can go about this.

    When I was at a crystal healing workshop in Glastonbury a few years ago, we charged a clear quartz tumblestone with intention and then left it in a bottle of water for the duration of the class. When we drank it 2 hours later, I could feel a tingling in my throat and it had a different sensation to just drinking plain old water.

    This is how the 2 cup method works. To do it, take 2 cups and put a post-it note on each one. On one cup, write your current situation, and on the other cup, write the thing that you want to manifest.

    Fill your current situation cup up with water and then pour all of its contents into the 2nd cup with your future manifestation written on. Then, drink the entire contents of that cup.

    While you’re doing this, the intention is the most important piece; and as you drink the water in the cup with your future manifestation written on, feel that the water representing that future reality is integrating with your entire being (because your body is 60%+ water!)

    When you put that empty cup back down, know that it’s done and then forget about it until it manifests.

    Again, this is a great one if you’re into witchy things, candles or fire.

    Write your intention on a piece of paper and then place it under a brand new candle that you’re happy to burn all the way through. This means that I use different candles to my day-to-day ones for this because you’re not lighting it to enjoy the warm ambience and candlelight – you’re lighting it because you know that once the candle finally burns out, your intention has been released as a prayer to the Universe.

    Therefore, you’ll need to put the candle on top of your intention somewhere that you don’t mind it being left day and night until it naturally fizzles out. If you’re worried about this, you could put them in an empty bath or put the candle in a small bowl of water with your note of intention underneath.

    The most important thing is that you don’t blow out the candle before it’s naturally burned out. When you find that the candle has finished, then again – forget about it, surrender, and know that your intention has been taken care of.

    Feeling into our desires is what gets us ready for them, and when our subconscious isn’t ready for something, it will automatically repel and avoid the actions which could get us closer to making our manifestation happen.

    One of the ways that we can reprogram our subconscious mind is with visualisation.

    The mind works well with images, especially if you’re a visual learner (like me). So, if the first thing you do when you wake up and the last thing you do at night before you go to sleep is visualise, your brain can embed those images into your subconscious.

    At these times, your brain is going from an Alpha/Beta state, to a Theta state, to a Delta state when it’s asleep. As it moves through these brainwaves, the subconscious mind (or ego) is quietened, making your mind more suggestible.

    Visualising the life you want – with all of the colour, sounds, smells and feelings associated with it – upon waking and drifting off to sleep will program your mind to welcome your manifestation.

    I’m sure that most of you reading this already do journaling in some form or another, but if you don’t, it’s time to start!

    Writing, for me, is the most powerful way to set an intention and the things that I wrote 2/3 years ago are now in the reality that I’m living today. When we write something repeatedly day after day, again we’re imprinting it into our subconscious mind.

    Therefore, I made this FREE 11.11 MANIFEST REQUEST for you to download and print for your intention setting practice. This is the type of journaling that will attract your desires to you – simply write your intentions and then put them in a drawer for you to find years later once you’re living the life you’ve scripted here.

    Download your 11.11 MANIFEST REQUEST here 👇🏾

    For the last 4 years, I’ve made a paper vision board at the start of every year. However, 2021 was different…

    I moved my vision board onto Pinterest, which actually works even better for me.

    First of all, it’s entirely free, which means that you don’t have to worry about paper, ink or going to WHSmiths to buy an A2 piece of card – and you can change it throughout the year. You can easily add or remove pins as your vision changes.

    For extra manifesting oomph, set a picture of this Pinterest vision board as your desktop background, phone screensaver, and look at the images during your morning and nighttime visualisations.

    Your breath is your life force, so by breathing in your manifestation with intention, you are giving it life.

    If you’re doing a full breathwork session, you can set your intention beforehand and then know that it is done and released at the end. I always get a huge high at the end of breathwork sessions where I feel totally elated and it’s a great time to receive any breakthroughs about how you can take the next action steps for your manifestation.

    With breathwork, always make sure that you have a pen and journal next to you because it’s a great time to channel what you know you need to do next but maybe have been ignoring.

    Any type of breathwork will do or even just a few deep breaths in the morning with the intention that you’re breathing in your manifestation before you head off to work.

    As with all of these techniques, it’s all about the intention rather than the action itself!

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    These rituals are only as powerful as the person doing them. When you align your mind, actions and energy with the things you want, you can be sure that success is on its way, so use these rituals as a tool to help you with this alignment process and have fun while you’re doing them!

    Have you tried any of these rituals? If so, which is your favourite one?

    Let me know in the comments! 👇🏾

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  • Why I’m No Longer Using The Word “Woo”

    Woo is a word that I will no longer be using…

    I used to use it until I realised what I was trying to say: that even though I believed in what I was saying, I felt like I needed to tone it down to make it acceptable to other people.

    When we say “OK, this is a bit woo, but hear me out…”, what we’re really saying is “I know you think it’s silly so I’m going to pretend that I don’t believe in it as much as I actually do…”

    What I’ve found is that as I’ve moved further and further along my spiritual journey, I care less about what other people think because I’m more sure of what I consider to be truth. As I experience more and tune in more to the spiritual world, it leaves less room for avoiding or denying certain things – even if other people can’t see them yet.

    Whether it’s psychic senses, energy, law of attraction, or astrology, if that’s really what you believe then you don’t need to water it down with woo. It’s OK for you to believe what you want to believe if you think that it’s true.

    Next time you feel yourself hesitantly putting forward an opinion and watering it down with the word woo, tune in to why you feel this is. From my own times using the woo word, it was because a witch wound was being triggered so I was scared to put forward a spiritual point of view.

    The witch wound is something that affects us all and I’m going to do a whole separate blog about it after I read the book Witch by Lisa Lister. Once it’s ready it will be linked here!

    But it’s this witch wound from our past lifetimes where we were persecuted for our beliefs (which was probably everyone reading this blog) that compels us to label our beliefs more safely as weird and woo instead of true.

    How would it feel to remove the woo and just say what you really want to say?

    How would it feel to give your advice, knowing that it’s what someone needs, without feeling like you need to say it’s a bit silly?

    How else could you share your spiritual opinion while honouring the power that you know it has?

    If we leave no room for the word woo, then we’re taking up all of the space available with our truth of what we believe to be right; and not only what we believe to be right, but what we believe to be helpful. That’s why we’re putting it forward in the first place.

    So, this is just something to think about – and again, no judgement for using the word woo because I did too! Hence why I’m writing this, because I had the realisation of why I was actually doing it and why I have since stopped…

    I believe that the spiritual point of view is becoming more and more normal, and soon there’ll be no need for the word woo because we won’t have to water down our ideas and opinions because more people will see how they’re valuable.

    If you think that something is going to heal and enlighten people, then just share it with the world without feeling like you need to acknowledge that other people think it’s silly.

    If you don’t think it’s silly then say it because you think it’s true – without the word woo.

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  • The Truth About Twin Flames

    TWIN FLAME is thrown around so much in the spiritual community, but what does it really mean?

    Everyone who I’ve seen declare that they’re with their twin flame has since broken up, and this is not uncommon for twin flames. The others who are in happy long-term relationships are probably misusing the term twin flame when they actually mean soulmate.

    These are very different roles and you probably have soulmates who are not just romantic partners, but dear friends and members of your family.

    First, we need to understand what a twin flame is, and then it becomes clearer what their role is in our life if we ever meet them…

    A twin flame is thought to be the other half of a soul. This means that a soul would be splitting and entering two bodies, so if the twin flames ever meet, it will be an intense connection where the highs are so high because you feel like you’re the same person.

    However, the lows are also so low because you have the exact same shadows which are repelling each other like the same side of two magnets.

    You will find that a soulmate is a loving and fun connection, whereas a twin flame is here to make you wake TF up!

    As the other side of your soul, they are the divine masculine opposite to your divine feminine or vice versa. By romanticizing it, you’re giving it a human experience when really it’s a union that has come together for your spiritual advancement.

    As I wrote in How To Know If You Have A Past Life Connection With Someone, you might find that if you meet a twin flame there’ll be instant recognition and an undeniable sense that you have known each other for a very, VERY long time.

    This split soul connection will allow for easy telepathy and you’ll probably have a strong sense of clairempathy when it comes to this person, for example, you can feel what they’re feeling even if they’re in another country.

    Of course, you will be very similar – and in many ways, you’ll probably find that you’re a good match because you’re freakily identical in some aspects. This can feel intoxicating, but being inebriated isn’t always a good thing. Intense relationships are rarely destined to last and the flame between twin souls will often burn out.

    The intensity is a challenge to overcome so that you can stand your ground as an individual, and they’re showing you all of the aspects of yourself in human form that you’re meant to work on in this lifetime.

    Rather than completing you, they’re a reminder of your strength. During your time on this Earth, you’re not meant to cling to and rely on another person – so the challenge being presented is to connect with your own sovereignty to find your own divinity and creation power.

    By breaking your heart they may be activating you so that you realise you’re strong and powerful on your own. Or alternatively, they may reject any advances for a romantic union because it’s distracting you from that, so they may be tricky to get into a relationship at all.

    By helping you to ascend to true enlightenment which is a state of non-attachment, they might avoid attachment with you at all costs. They’ll probably be in your life for only a short time and it’s very unlikely that they’ll be lifelong partners.

    Not everyone has a twin flame so it’s not that common; it’s actually very rare for people to be true twin flames. The people who have them are meant to see them as a human mirror for certain parts of themselves.

    The twin flame is activating latent energies within you which can add to the intensity of the experience and make it incredibly addictive and emotionally intense, because the awakening that they create within you is profound and life altering.

    However they transform you, you can guarantee that after meeting them you’ll be transformed in some way. Did they break you? Good. And did they make you turn to a spiritual path that you’ve been on ever since? Their job is done.

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  • How To Talk About Spirituality With Cynical People

    In case you hadn’t noticed already, not everyone is at the same level of awakening.

    I talk this through SO much with my coaching clients who all experience the same issue as everyone else when they’re going through their spiritual awakening: not feeling understood by their closest friends and family members anymore.

    It can be so isolating and that’s why having a spiritual community around you is so important. Finding other spiritual people online has been an absolute gamechanger for me and not only has it given me a sense of belonging again, but it’s also helped me to grow even further as I get introduced to new ideas, tools and concepts.

    But you still don’t want to get rid of your old friends, right? And even if you did, you can’t get rid of your family!

    So, today I want to give you some tips for talking about spirituality with cynical people…

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    If we want to “be the change that we want to see in the world”, then we need to listen to other people’s opinions like we want them to listen to ours. They have had a totally different experience and that’s why they see things the way they do.

    The likelihood is that you were also at a similar level of awakening to them once, and maybe you used to have a similar point of view to them.

    Meet them at their level. Respect what they have to say. And see what has made them arrive at that opinion or world view.

    That is a great starting point for then being able to present your ideas in a way that will resonate with them more closely.

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    If you’re going to approach the topic of spirituality with someone who you know is cynical, it probably isn’t a good idea to begin talking to them about Arcturian Starseeds and quantum leaping. No, no.

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    My spiritual awakening started with The Secret, and I know the same is true for so many other people. When I secretly want someone to spiritually awaken, I give them the gift of this book.

    Why The Secret?

    Because it is entry-level spirituality. It’s not complicated and it appeals to their human senses, which I will talk more about in the next tip.

    If you’re going to start talking about spirituality, start small and start basic with things that they’re more likely to get on board with. Think of things that they’ll understand according to their current perception of reality.

    From there, you can build on that – but you can’t expect them to jump on board with both feet if you’re way out on the water.

    As an example, my husband is a scientific, cynical kinda guy, so it has been a long 9 year process trying to get him around to spirituality. He still isn’t, but he’s more open than he was, and I’ve done that by presenting him with the topics which will appeal to where he’s at right now and aren’t too “out there”.

    I got him a birth chart reading because he’s an engineer and the format of a very technical-looking diagram with numbers is exactly his forte so he could get on board with that!

    What parts of spirituality would the person you’re talking to be able to get on board with, before you go into the deeper stuff?

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    Most people want to manifest something, even if they wouldn’t call it that…

    The best way to get someone on board with spirituality is to tempt them with how it can work for them. How could they personally benefit from something that you’ve learned?

    If you’re just telling them about x, y and z then it’s easier for them to tune out – but if you tell them how and why it could get them closer to their desires, they’re more likely to listen.

    • What lesson are they needing?
    • What would be useful to them?
    • And how can spirituality get them closer to what they want?

    Package your message so that they are tempted to learn more because there’s an obvious payoff that they’ll love.

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    Experience is the key to understanding for most people, so if you can show rather than tell them about spirituality – it’ll be an easier sell.

    Most people struggle to grasp and believe in spiritual concepts because they don’t have physical proof or scientific support for it. You can solve this by helping them to experience it for themselves.

    If they can start with a small energy experiment of their own, like manifesting something they want, and it works – the Universe has already done most of the legwork for you.

    Maybe they will also start noticing the signs if you tell them what to look out for, like Angel numbers, feathers and butterflies. Ask the Universe to send them one, or – if they’re willing – you can see if they’ll ask for their own sign.

    Once they receive that sign, it might be their first step on a new spiritual path. You could be a key catalyst in this person’s awakening, but pushing too hard on a message that they’re not ready for yet could cause them to shut down even more.

    When they start to experience it for themselves, they are dialing in to their own unique conversation with the Universe. If you can just bargain with them to ask for a sign, try a new manifestation, or notice the synchronicities – they might get the evidence that they need to believe.

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    It can be really frustrating trying to share the most exciting and fulfilling part of your life with people who don’t understand it yet, but the most important thing for you to remember is that it’s your journey – and not theirs! And vice versa…

    Focus on what lights you up and intend to find new people who understand the intuitive side of you. In the meantime, I hope that these tips will help to make communication easier with your cynical loved ones – while the Universe plans their awakening in perfect Divine timing ✨

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