Sunday, 31 December 2017

Letting Go of 2017




We're at the end of 2017. Christmas and the end of the year always seem to come round quickly to me! It doesn't seem that long since I wrote my Reflections post but it was 7 months ago. Now that it's the last day of the year I thought it would be helpful to reflect on how 2017 has been and release it. (I started writing this a few days ago but it's now New Year's Eve!).

Note: This is assuming you're following the Western yearly calendar. I know other cultures have different calendars (such as the Chinese one), and I also follow the Wheel of the Year and with that New Year was Samhain (around Hallowe'en), so I also did some reflection then. You could just do your own reflecting and releasing whenever feels best to you. :)

While I love Christmas, I don't like New Year so much. I've never done as much for that. And I find the time after New Year depressing because all the excitement is over and we've still got most of winter and cold weather to go. I tend to take a while to "settle in" and adjust to the new year. But I think that rather than pushing myself to be different, I should  just try to accept how I am and go gently. So if you're not in a really happy, positive mood either, don't be hard on yourself. :)

2018 is a universal 11/2 year in numerology. 2017 was a "1" year which was about new beginnings and 2018 is supposed to be about lessons/insights, love and relationships. 11 is a "master number".  I don't follow numerology  really closely but I find it interesting to read about the universal year and my personal year number. (I've forgotten what my new one for 2018 will be, I'll check later).
You can read more here: https://consciouslifenews.com/2018-numerology-forecast-112-universal-year-lesson-taughtlessons-learned/11146485/#

And sign-up for a free energy attunement here (done remotely): https://whispersfromthesoul.com/free-event-new-years-energy-attunement-2017-2018/


Monday, 18 December 2017

Gratitude List

Things I'm grateful for this month:

Yule coming up
Christmas
Christmas decorations and trees
Secret Santa that I've been playing as part of Amina Makhdoom's FB group
Pinterest sections- makes it easier to organise my boards!
McDonald's festive range
Starbucks' gingerbread lattes
My new fleeces-good for colder weather

Monday, 27 November 2017

Gratitude List

Things I'm grateful for this month:

Bonfire Night fireworks displays
Late autumn golden sunshine
The gratitude challenge I've been taking part in, in Amina Makhdoom's FB group. (It's based on Pam Grout's Thank & Grow Rich book).
Infinite Possibilities book by Mike Dooley
Christmas decorations and products in the shops
Sunny days and blue skies (not a fan of colder weather but we've been having some sunny days)
Hot chocolate
Getting the Cadbury's choc advent calender I wanted!





Sunday, 12 November 2017

Feeling Your Emotions Introduction




I'm starting a series of posts about emotions and how it's important to get in touch with them. So this is the introduction post. :)

Disclaimer: I'm not a doctor, so if you're having mental/physical issues please seek medical help in addition to reading this. :)


In a lot of spiritual books and articles on websites people mention how your emotions affect you. If you keep them bottled up then they can get stuck and cause you problems. For example suppressing your feelings can cause you to become depressed. Some people talk about the mind/body connection and say that how you feel can cause physical illness. I believe this. An example is Louise Hay's work. For more on that visit this post: http://fallingpetalsuk.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/my-current-favourite-spiritual-and.html


Monday, 23 October 2017

Gratitude List

Things I'm grateful for this month:

Autumn
Autumn leaves
Library books
Walking in the woods
Pumpkins
Pam Grout's Thank and Grow Rich- currently reading the e-book  which I bought on offer
Getting new fairy lights for the lounge
Hallowe'en/Samhain next week

Monday, 25 September 2017

Gratitude List

Things I'm grateful for this month:

Claire Baker's September Celebration which I'm currently taking part in. Did it last year as well. :)
Madron
Trees starting to change colour
September roses
South Coast Shimmy
My camera working again when I've been having problems with it!
Sunsets
Belonging to online communities

Sunday, 17 September 2017

My Current Favourite Spiritual and Magic Resources


In the past I've posted about spiritual practices. Today I thought I'd share about my current favourite spiritual and magical resources, books and websites. :)



Books


The Map by Boni Lonnsburry

I've written about this before in my post about the Law of Attraction which you can read here:
http://fallingpetalsuk.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/law-of-attraction.html

 I've had The Map since it came out in 2013 and it's one of my favourite LOA books. To be honest though, I haven't seen big dreams manifest yet but that could be because I haven't worked with my intentions daily. It is good though for inspiring me and helping to shift energy.

The Map is centred around intentions (you can read more in the LOA post above). You're supposed to say you intentions every day but I forget to do them that regularly. Now I'm thinking I should go over them and re-write them if I'm no longer inspired. You can read about intentions in this post: https://www.livealifeyoulove.com/sample-intentions/


My favourite techniques in the book are Grateful For Now and Then  and Working with your Past Selves.  Grateful For Now and Then is where you write 10 things you're grateful for now and 10 future things you're grateful for as if they've already happened. I don't think Boni writes about it on her site but here's another post she wrote about gratitude: https://www.livealifeyoulove.com/gratitude-technique/

And the Past Selves technique is where you go back in meditation/visualisation and "meet" your past selves (child, adolescent and young adult) to talk them about your dreams and see where they could be stopping you moving forward. There are more details in the book but Boni writes a bit about it here: https://www.livealifeyoulove.com/frequently-asked-questions-about-the-map-2/

Boni also goes in depth about beliefs and how they can hold you back. I've done her exercise for changing Core Beliefs and they have helped me. If you're interested in reading more about beliefs here's a past post I wrote about them: http://fallingpetalsuk.blogspot.co.uk/2015/11/beliefs-and-believing-loa.html

There are 7 steps in The Map: Step 1- Own your divinity (realise that you are a powerful creator who can create your reality), Step 2- Clarify your dream (get clear on what your dreams are and what you want to manifest), Step 3- Flow energy (do techniques to get energy flowing for manifesting such as the ones mentioned above), Step 4- Take action (take inspired action that feels good), Step 5- Look for response (take notes of any signs and manifestations and respond to them in a positive way), Step 6- Stay in joy (feel as happy as you can) and Step 7- Ask for help (ask angels, spirit guides etc for help in feeling better and manifesting you dreams/creating your reality). You can read more on The Map basics here: https://www.livealifeyoulove.com/the-map-to-a-delicious-life/


Also there is an index on the right of the homepage listing the steps and linking to posts where Boni writes more about them. For more information check out the book. :)