Monday, 27 June 2022

Gratitude List

 Things I'm grateful for this month:

Sunday, 26 June 2022

Mid-2022 Reflections


It's June once again, so time for my mid-year reflections post! It's a bit later than some years because I've been a bit busy with other blog posts recently! I've been writing these reflections for the past few years (the first one was in May, not June though). You can read the previous posts at the links below:

Reflections (2017): https://fallingpetalsuk.blogspot.com/2017/05/reflections.html


 

Mid-2021 Reflections: https://fallingpetalsuk.blogspot.com/2021/06/mid-2021-reflections.html 

 

I also write an end of year post. Here's 2021's: https://fallingpetalsuk.blogspot.com/2021/12/letting-go-of-2021.html


As with 2021, the first half of the year seems to have gone quickly. In February our Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a plan for "living with Covid" and in March all restrictions were basically dropped in England. The rest of the UK has relaxed rules too.

It felt weird to have things going "back to normal after two years of pandemic lockdown and restrictions. I think we're all a bit shellshocked! The Cambridge dictionary definition of that term ("extremely tired and nervous or frightened, especially after an unpleasant and unexpected event") seems to fit this situation well. I think it's a good idea to still be cautious though and keep up things like masks in indoor public places and hand sanitising.  

 

Monday, 30 May 2022

Gratitude List

 Things I'm grateful for this month:

Monday, 23 May 2022

Law of Assumption- An Alternative Way of Manifesting


A few months ago, I wrote about how to believe in your dreams (something I have been struggling with myself). It's called How to REALLY Believe (LOA) and you can read it here: https://fallingpetalsuk.blogspot.com/2021/11/how-to-really-believe-loa.html

In that post I briefly talked about the Law of Assumption. While I've been interested in the Law of Attraction for about 12 years, I don't know much about the Law of Assumption. I've come across mention of it before, but only started hearing more about it last year. 

In this post I'm going to take a closer look at the Law of Assumption. If you've been struggling to manifest by using Law of Attraction techniques, you might find it helpful to try an alternative. I will also be referencing the Law of Attraction a bit in this post.

Note: Since I'm used to writing "LOA" for the Law of Attraction, I'll refer to the Law of Assumption with its full title for this post. 


For more on the Law of Attraction, visit these posts:

Law of Attraction (basic intro): https://fallingpetalsuk.blogspot.com/2013/08/law-of-attraction.html

LOA Round-up: https://fallingpetalsuk.blogspot.com/2019/04/loa-round-up.html

LOA 2.0: https://fallingpetalsuk.blogspot.com/2020/08/law-of-attraction-loa-20.html

 

Extra note: I also just wanted to say that if you have mental health issues (which I do), you should approach both the Law of Attraction and the Law of Assumption with caution, as it will not be helpful to worry that you have "caused" bad things to happen in your life. I have written a couple of posts on manifesting and mental health which you can find by clicking here and here.

 

 

The Law of Assumption was developed by Neville Goddard and the basis behind it is that whatever you assume to be true, is true. What you assume becomes your reality. And so, to manifest you "assume the feeling of the wish fulfilled". This sounds similar to "acting as if".  

A lot of people seem to get into the Law of Assumption after struggling with "traditional" LOA and I've seen people online saying they've had more success after following the Law of Assumption. I'm still new to it, so this is a "starter" post. :)

In the How to REALLY Believe post I shared a few links with some basic info on the Law of Assumption. Here are a couple of them again:

How To Use The Law of Assumption in 3 Steps: https://millennial-grind.com/how-to-use-the-law-of-assumption-in-3-steps/

Background on the Law of Assumption and how to use it when (the other) LOA isn't working (Summer Monae video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfamzZxfQOI

 

Monday, 25 April 2022

Gratitude List

 Things I'm grateful for this month:

  • Blossom trees
  • Going to Wendy's- a restaurant opened in Brighton last month
  • First full month of spring
  • BANKS' new album coming out
  • Easter
  • Leftover chocolate eggs! lol
  • Longer days
  • Iced coffees/frappes

 

I also thought I'd share a picture I took at Hove Park this month:

 



Monday, 28 March 2022

Gratitude List

I forgot to post this last month (when I remembered, it was already March! lol). Never mind, here is this month's Gratitude List. :)

 

Things I'm grateful for this month:

  • Birthday presents and wishes! :)
  • Being able to eat inside Nando's again for my birthday meal (last year it was only takeaway because of lockdown)
  • The weather warming up
  • Going to a belly dance workshop with Nadia Undine 
  • Dental treatment
  • Oestara/the Spring Equinox and the official start of spring 
  • Blossom coming out on the trees
  • Sunny days

Monday, 14 February 2022

When You've Been Down for Too Long

 

In the past I've written about feeling down and struggling, and also trying to improve your life. If you're trying to turn things around but dealing with long term mental health issues, had a lot of setbacks and/or just feeling consistently stuck, it can be really hard to move forward. Last year I wrote two blog posts about moving upwards when you've been in a low place. You can see them both here: 

Starting From the Bottom- Part 1: https://fallingpetalsuk.blogspot.com/2021/04/starting-from-bottom-part-1.html

Starting From the Bottom- Part 2: https://fallingpetalsuk.blogspot.com/2021/08/starting-from-bottom-part-2.html 

 

For a little while now I've had the idea for a post about feeling like you've been down for a long time. So that's what I'm writing about today. :)

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

 

In the self-help world (and in general) there is a lot of focus on feeling better and improving your life but what if your life has felt bad (or at least not good) for a long time? What if you've been stuck in a cycle of depression, anxiety and things just not feeling "right" for years? 

Please note: If you are having mental health issues, please seek the advice of a doctor/mental health professional. I am not qualified to help, just someone who experiences mental health issues myself. :)

 

Important: If you are feeling suicidal here are a few links to where you can find people qualified to help you right now:

http://lostallhope.com/help-me