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When things don’t align – and when they suddenly do!

Picture this.

13 years old, avid reader with a wild dream of somehow becoming a writer some day. I was completing an English project about the plague in the 1600’s and my English teacher called me to the front of the class to discuss my work.

My heart was in my throat. Palpitations began in earnest. My palms were sweaty and my cheeks burned as I slowly made my way to the front of the class.

As an adolescent, I didn’t really ‘come into my own’. I was socially awkward (I still am lol) and very self conscious. Thankfully I had some awesome friends that believed in me, but I had little belief in myself. Reasons for that are many and a story for another time, but I HATED being in the spotlight and only ever spoke openly in front of no more than two or three people at any one time. Having to stand up in front of a class of 30 plus teenagers, well. Let’s just say I was pretty terrified.

We had been asked to write a letter to a loved one about the conditions people lived through during the years of the plague and how they learned to cope in the crisis. I had visited the tiny town of Eyam in Derbyshire the previous summer on a family holiday, it was one of the worst places hit in the north of England and I was fascinated with how people left food and supplies at the parish stones marking the start of the village. They also sterilised coins with vinegar leaving money in the village trough so they would never physically come into contact anyone. It’s thought the villages actions resulted in many fewer deaths and they saved thousands of lives.

My letter was good. Descriptive and as accurate as I could make it. Especially after having seen some of the places we were learning about. I was proud of it. But I have an imagination that can often run away with me and I wrote it with an ultimate twist, just like the books I loved to read ……..

The letter writer (a young girl of around 15) explains how lives had been impacted. Every moment they lived in fear, terrified as the death toll in the village continued to rise. I knew the village had a population of around 350 at this time and around 260 died during the black death. My twist in the tale was …… the young girl had written her letter posthumously. In effect, she was a ghost who had an innate knack of writing about what caused her demise rather than quietly pushing up the daisies as she was supposed to. I thought it was an AWESOME plot twist.

My English teacher definitely did not. She tore strips off me in front of the whole class for writing something that ‘couldn’t possibly be true because ghosts aren’t real and you’re a ‘silly girl’ for even trying to do something different’. She made me write it again and change the ending. Thankfully the class didn’t laugh as I thought they would, they actually loved my idea! But the damage was done.

I. Was. Mortified.

Then and there I decided to scrap my writing dreams. What a ‘silly girl’ I was for even THINKING I could do something I really wanted to do.

As I grew up and went through all that life throws at us, I started to write anyway. Journaling really helped my emotional health and for many years I played with the idea of writing something I could actually release. I had friends who were authors spurring me on. I just had to DO it! Every single time I would get so far and every single time I would hit a brick wall. I couldn’t do it. My reality was falling in line with what I had been told all those years ago. And I was tired of it.

A chance introduction to another published author and a discussion about a new collaborative project she was working on in 2019 meant things were about to change. I started to write therapeutically and explored the reasons why I couldn’t seem to let go of the past. I quickly realised my subconscious was totally out of sync with my reality.

That English teacher made me think I couldn’t write. That I had nothing worthwhile to offer and that I should definitely never go against the grain.

The rebel that I am decided to stuff that! Shortly after this realisation I became a published author – TWICE lol! Both collaborative pieces ( I still had some cognitive dissonance rattling around that brain of mine!). The first was about the tragic still-birth of my first child and how I got through it. The second was an inspiring piece about coping with other family bereavement. My third piece will be published very soon (watch this space!) and is part of a series of covid stories from all around the world.

I’m much more in sync with my writing skills now and although I am a work in progress, I think we all are to some extent. As testament to my English teacher and with huge amounts of gratitude I’d like to say:

If someone says you can’t do something, do it twice.

(And take pictures!)

Love and light

Paula

Visit Bali and tailor your stay to suit your Star Sign

Landing at Ngurah Rai International Airport, you quickly become aware that you’re about to experience a vacation much bigger than yourself. That’s because you’ve landed in Bali, Indonesia, a place well-known for its connection to the spiritual and metaphysical world.

Inspired by the unique characteristics of each zodiac, The Mulia’s on-property travel experts will tailor guest itineraries based on their individual horoscopes and their personality traits. This way, everyone will get a personalized experience without having to lift a finger in the planning process.

For example, the travel concierge team says they found those born under the Pisces sign hold the common personality traits of being smart, creative, and deeply intuitive. So, for Pisces travelers, the crew at The Mulia seeks to bring out the sign’s romantic side by offering an exclusive dining experience under the full moon for their trip.

For the mighty Taurus, who holds the common personality traits of being stable and adores to be surrounded by love and beauty, the team designed a suite experience known as the “Sunset Suite Indulgence.” It includes “immersing guests in the panoramic views of the Indian Ocean while savoring the finest imported caviar and a bottle of champagne, served Jacuzzi-side by your butler.”

How about a trip for adventurous Sagittarius travelers? For them, The Mulia set up a day of exploring the local neighborhood, including walking along the hidden beaches around the south of the resort. The Mulia will even arrange transportation and tour programs for a selection of excursions and activities.

Of course, these astrological and spiritual adventures are far from the only reason to visit The Mulia.

The resort, which sits directly on the white sand coastline, is about as luxurious as luxury gets. Each of its 111 beachfront suites comes with a view worth traveling for, and balconies or patios where you can watch the sun go down and the moon and stars rise over the ocean.

But, to make the most of The Mulia experience, it may be best to book one of the villas, located just up the hill from the main resort. There, guests can check into one, two, or three-bedroom abodes that each come with their own private dipping pools and outdoor spaces.

Both the hotel and villas are a food lover’s dream thanks to the nine restaurants and bars to choose from, as well as the aforementioned bespoke outdoor dining experiences (not just for Pisces) available upon request.

The resort is also home to one of the best spas in the world. There, guests can choose from an array of services, including an all-day treatment that includes a scrub, massage, and facial. Guests are also welcome to just come sit in the massive hydrotherapy pool, which this Pisces can tell you is extremely inviting for everyone — water sign or otherwise.

If Bali is a destination on your bucket list and you thought it unaffordable in the past, I’m helping people go to luxury locations like this but without the luxury price-tag. Click here to learn more ❤

Love and light ✨

Paula

Source: Travel+Leisure

10 Steps to Attract the Life You Want

In 2013 I decided I was going to work from home full time. In 2015 I realised my dream.

In the current climate, most people are looking for a way to secure their future. Many feel empowered to step into a ‘new’ world and do things they hadn’t considered before. This article helps explain that ANYTHING is possible! I used these guidelines to help manifest just one of my dreams into reality and many more followed ….

By Heather Mathews
Author of Manifestation Miracle

“What you seek is seeking you.” – Rumi

If I told you that you could create the exact type of circumstances you want, would you call me crazy?

What if your very thoughts could create ripples of change that not only impact your life…

…but those around you as well?

Philip, a call center worker from the Philippines certainly didn’t think so. He dreamed of moving overseas so he could secure a better life and provide for his family.

But at every turn, his own mind shut down every opportunity he thought of.

For instance, Philip considered seeing an immigration consultant, but he either “didn’t have the time” or “couldn’t afford it”.

So, he resented his situation and cursed himself (and the world) for his “bad luck”.

He didn’t realize that the real culprit was his mindset – not his circumstances.

And it seemed like the more he ruminated, the more bad things happened.

Thus, he kept feeding the cycle of being stuck in a rut and feeling bad, trapping him even more.

That was, until his aunt Sara introduced him to the Law of Attraction.

Turning the tide

Before she moved to California, Sara had been close with Philip and treated him like a son.

She had her own share of struggles finding greener pastures abroad, but she applied the principles from the Law of Attraction to overcome them.

So she sent a few books on the topic to Philip through Amazon so he could gain the clarity to turn his life around.

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At first, Philip didn’t really think much of it, but he decided to read through the books since his aunt went through the trouble of sending it over.

After he started applying the lessons he learned from the material, things started to change for him.

It came as a complete shock to Philip – he never thought in a million years that making a simple shift in his thinking could have such a direct and POWERFUL impact in his life.

And soon enough, the fog of negativity and despair around Philip lifted and he found a way to make his dreams happen.

Through his persistence, he was eventually able to borrow the money he needed for the consultation fees, and learned the step-by-step process to get work overseas.

Philip was finally able to find a fulfilling and rewarding career in Australia. Not only does he get to support his family back home, he also made friends and enjoys his new life abroad.

Just a few months ago, Philip’s parents started their own business, thanks to his help.

At the rate they’re going, his family could save enough so they can pass on their business to another relative and follow Philip to Australia. ould wait for Philip to take the offer so they can move there instead.

Whatever option Philip chooses, the possibilities for him are almost limitless.

But he’s just one of thousands who made the Law of Attraction to work for him. Like Philip, a lot of people are initially discouraged to try because they think it takes a lot of work.

But the reality is that it’s surprisingly easy to get started. You just need to follow these 10 Super Simple Steps to Attract Everything You’ve Ever Wanted:

Step #1: A little gratitude goes a long way

The first thing you should learn about the Law of Attraction is that it operates on energy.

YOUR energy, to be exact.

Everyone has a different kind of energy they bring into the world, and it affects them in ways they often don’t see or appreciate.

The secret lies in the FREQUENCY of a person’s energy – and you need to raise yours in order to change your life.

Think of your unique energy as a sort of gas that fills the space of your reality. Whatever “gas” or “energy” you pump out into your immediate space will define your existence.

Viktor Frankl, a psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor, said this in his book, “Man’s Search for Meaning”:

“To draw an analogy: a man’s suffering is similar to the behavior of a gas. If a certain quantity of gas is pumped into an empty chamber, it will fill the chamber completely and evenly, no matter how big the chamber. Thus suffering completely fills the human soul and conscious mind, no matter whether the suffering is great or little. Therefore the “size” of human suffering is absolutely relative.”

So if you want to invite great things into your life, you need to set the stage first. And you can do that by leading with the right energy.

That’s why being grateful and appreciating what you have is powerful way to recalibrate your frequency.

Most folks hold off on feeling this way for AFTER they get what they want. But that’s putting the cart before the horse, as the saying goes.

When you LEAD with gratitude, it will act as the precedent for everything good that follows.

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What I like to do is start of my day by making a list of things that I’m grateful for. If I miss anything, I save it for later and update my list at the end of my day.

And when I go over my list during the weekend, I’ll see exactly how much good stuff I’ve accumulated.

This creates a kind of snowball effect and helps me attract even MORE good stuff down the road.

Step #2: Be generous

This can be a challenge for some people if they feel like there isn’t enough to go around.

But if you take the initiative to SHARE whatever you can without asking anything in return…

… you’ll generate the kind of energy that attracts prosperity for everyone…

…including YOU.

Again, this is the Law of Attraction at work.

Try offering your time, talents and material wealth to those who need it – you’ll soon invite blessings without even trying.

Step #3: Visualize your future

What I find amazing about kids is how powerful their imaginations are.

When they role-play with other children, you can see in their eyes how REAL their games are to them.

This is something that’s lost on grown-ups, and it’s important to recapture that ability to envision the kind of reality you want.

The Universe likes to play games with us- the better you are at visualizing, the more you’ll be rewarded.

Like I said, a certain type of energy attracts a certain kind of reality.

So if you focus your energy and thoughts on that dream job you want or the car you’ve always wanted to drive, you’ll raise your frequency to ATTRACT those exact things.

Step #4: Let the negativity pass

When the bad times roll in and you feel like dirt, sometimes it’s better to step aside and let it run its course.

Having negative thoughts and emotions are totally normal, but you don’t always have to wrestle with them.

You can simply acknowledge what’s going on in your inner world – then CHOOSE to keep moving forward anyway.

Let this negative energy pass through your system like bad case of gas. The sooner you let it do its thing, the quicker you can get back to what you were doing.

(Sorry for the fart analogy, but it get the point across, doesn’t it?)

Step #5: Never stop growing

It’s good to have a daily routine in your life, but not at the expense of your personal development.

Most people are so set in their ways that they’re afraid of the thought of doing something new.

Then they complain about their humdrum lives, or that some folks “have all the luck.”

Breaking out of your comfort zone is never an easy thing, but it’s a step worth taking.

No matter how loaded your schedule is, find some chunks of time to do things that will help you grow.

Whether it’s taking an online course, joining a community, or taking up a hobby, this is a powerful way to attract new and exciting things in your life.

Step #6: Avoid the “toxic” crowd

There are people who seem hell-bent on pulling others into their world of misery.

Whether they’re trying to lessen their own pain or simply enjoy doing it, you need to steer clear of them.

Instead, choose people who will have the opposite effect on your psyche. Not only does a person’s energy attract circumstances, it’s also CONTAGIOUS.

So make sure you hang out with the people who’ll inspire you to achieve greater things – and not bring you down with apathy or inaction.

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Step #7: Give yourself permission to succeed

Most of the world’s most brilliant people were put down in some way.

Somewhere along the way, someone told them they’d “never make it” or were “destined to fail.”

In your own life, certain people have tried to discourage you in some way.

They might have tried putting you down when you were growing up – or it could have been last week.

It doesn’t matter.

What’s important is that you understand that NO ONE can put labels on you.

And more importantly, they can NEVER give you permission to achieve what you want in life. You need to do that for yourself.

Don’t let their words define your “story”. You don’t have to fit whatever petty narrative they’re trying to force on you.

Step #8: Affirm who you are

Instead of feeding into the lies that people tell you, let this be the day to start living your truth.

Create statements that embody the truth you choose to be, AND to live in.

People do this all the time.

When Elon Musk tried to launch the world’s first privately owned rocket and failed, he told himself, “I’m going to try again, and I WILL get that thing into orbit.” (Well, maybe not exactly like that, but you get the point.)

And so his company SpaceX went back to the drawing board and got it right after the third attempt.

Elon affirmed his truth and it manifested into reality. In the same way, you can choose to affirm whatever truth applies to you.

Be honest with yourself and acknowledge the things that TRULY matter to you.

You know it, and the Universe knows it.

The key is to repeat it yourself every day. For example, if you know deep in your heart that you want to make a better life for yourself, you can say something like this:

“I may be struggling right now, but I know deep inside that I have what it takes to improve my life. I see myself transforming into a happier, wealthier person who makes other people’s lives brighter.”

When you operate from even the tiniest shred of truth, you can grow that into a powerful force over time.

Step #9: Fail spectacularly

Here’s something most people don’t know about the Law of Attraction: before you can enjoy success and find true happiness, you need to crash and burn.

It’s better to go after what you want and risking failure rather than playing it safe and not trying at all.

To create order in your life, you’ll have to embrace the chaos that comes before it.

This is where you’ll find the real lessons, even if they hurt a little.

(Or in some cases, a LOT).

Think of yourself as the beautiful Phoenix, like in the legends.

Imagine burning off bits and pieces of yourself that you don’t need. As you rise from the ashes, you’re reborn into a NEW YOU.

That’s evolution. It may be an imperfect and unpleasant process, but the results are worth it.

Step #10: Remove your BIGGEST barrier to success

People don’t realize that their greatest roadblock is none other than their own mindset.

They may say they want something to happen, but don’t REALLY mean it.

For instance, someone might want to lose weight, but they don’t want it bad enough.

Worse, they might not actually believe they can shed those pounds. A part of them refuses to acknowledge the faintest possibility of it happening.

This is pretty much why people NEVER attract the things they want in life.

In order to remove this barrier, you’ll need to change something inside you.

You need to dig deep and understand WHY you don’t want it as much as you say you do.

Are you scared of suffering through the process of getting what you want?

This is what turns most people off – they simply can’t process the discomfort involved with growing up.

At the same time, you need to deal with the reasons why you think that your desired reality is impossible.

It could be some deep-seated beliefs brought about by past events, or experiences growing up.

Once you sort this out, you’ll be free to do what you want without any pre-programmed beliefs holding you back.

Now, these ten steps we just talked about will get your foot in the door. Once you start doing them regularly, you’ll experience remarkable breakthroughs you didn’t think were possible.

But if you want to witness even MORE changes on a massive (or even cosmic) scale, you need to check out my FULL course called Manifestation Miracle.

Like the name suggests, I enjoyed nothing short of a life-changing revolution not too long ago.

In a lot of ways, my situation was the same as Philip’s. I worked myself to the bone and felt unfulfilled.

I was trapped in my soul-crushing career. Even though I needed the money, I HATED having to put up a hollow appearance of a happy, successful businesswoman.

But then I discovered how turn my mind into a magnet for prosperity and abundance…

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Oh the irony!

In July I wrote a post about the value of consistency … and was anything but consistent afterwards.

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Yes we went away as a family twice post-covid and yes, one of our bucket list destinations has now been ticked off!

And yes I have continued with my network marketing business.

But I haven’t posted here since the beginning of August!

Why I hear you ask! I have had a few down days. Sometimes my days were rolling into a never ending, tiresome cycle unless we were away somewhere different.

We have been doing DIY on the house (that list hubby said he had no time for – thanks to furlough and possible redundancy – now he does).

My emotions, like many others, have been like a roller coaster and I find it hard to get the feels to share the nonsense in brain when I get that way. So I’ve been quiet. And busy. And meh.

But wait, I see a light at the end of this tunnel and it is called SCHOOL! Just a snippett of time each week day that I can be more than just ‘mummy, can I have ….??? Can I …..???’ Even our youngest is going to nursery for a few hours each week.

they may take our lives [food, clothes and money], but they’ll never take our freedom! [At least in term time …]

Historic facts may need checking on this quote.

Ok. So the Scottish battle of Stirling Bridge may be a slight exaggeration of where I’m at, and please, don’t get me wrong, I love my kids dearly, they are my absolute world. I remain a little apprehensive of some of the things that have been doing the rounds about returning to school. But it has been pretty tough when the world has been locked down, we live in a house we have outgrown and there are four beautifully exhausting little people here 24/7.

I don’t give in to scare mongering. I find out the facts first hand and go from there. And my kids will be returning to school on the 7th September and to be honest they can’t wait!

You’ll be seeing much more of me and I of you. You may say it’s ironic I’m looking forward to the kids going back when I work from home for the main purpose to see more of them – however – have you had to change your work setting? Working from home is amazing. But not as easy as it looks hey?!!

Exciting times are ahead, new normal or not, we still have good lives to lead. Have yours gone back yet? How are you feeling about it?

Travel & The Pandemic

I am writing this from a beach in Cornwall – UK. I am from the North West of England and was determined to not let recent events prevent my family and I from making special memories.

I was able to secure a 5 star resort stay with a 94% discount. Exclusive and not available anywhere else, if you want to know how, click here.

It got me thinking. How is everyone managing this summer with the way things are? Are you going away? Have you been away? Or are you staying home till this all blows over ….

Share your thoughts, I’d love to know what you’re up to!

Does Perfection Exist?

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Perfection – more thoughts ….

We have spent what feels like forever in lockdown, unable to see loved ones, unable to go out. And I’ll be the first to admit, we have sometimes stayed in PJ’s all day, had a few Netflix and Disney binges and eaten rubbish food whilst doing it.

I have tried to keep on top of personal development as I feel this is hugely important both for my emotional wellness and that of my family. Again, this has not been perfected during lockdown and I had plans to do much more!

However, what we have done is make memories. Not all will be productive, but most will be filled with fun for my children and despite being confined we have continued to have a life!

I always dreamed of being the best at whatever I did, have the perfect little family and manage with anything that has been thrown my way. Although parts of this have gone exactly to plan in my eyes, I have coped better than most during a time of uncertainty and I think a lot of this is due to not having that perfect little life I imagined. I’ve had to adapt over the years to things not going to plan and in turn it has enabled me to adapt in this time of crisis.

Has this lockdown brought you thoughts of changing anything in your life? Has it made you realise perfection doesn’t exist – and that it’s ok if it doesn’t?

Why be consistent?

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Many go into business for themselves thinking they will make their dreams come true. And they can! But it isn’t an instant thing.

Whether you are in traditional business or something outside of the mainstream, consistent action is absolutely key to get visibility, sales and momentum.

I’m in network marketing and Eric Worre has it right when he talks about how network marketers are paid.

He says we’ll spend some time not being paid at all – a longer time being underpaid compared to traditional means of generating an income – but the rest our LIVES receiving an income that we have only ever DREAMED of that can rarely be achieved in a traditional ‘job’ role.

The first two points can be applied to traditional business too – it takes around 3 years to be in profit, but unfortunately not all make it that far. Especially after recent events.

Fortunately, me and many people I know always had a plan B to fall back on that would never be effected by recession, pandemics and other global crisis around the world. Nevertheless, I have had to remain consistent throughout in order to maintain and grow my business.

We have broken company records in sales in the last two months thanks to the consistency we have shown 🥳

Are you being consistent?

Your dreams don’t have an expiry date …

Some of you may not realise this, but your dreams don’t have an expiry date …. it may have felt like that over the roller coaster that has been our lives the last few weeks, but I’m here to say, it’s never too late to start achieving them 🙌

After the world went crazy for a while, you probably fell into one of three categories:

1. It’s all too much. I have to take it day by day….

2. I am determined to continue as best I can and make the most of a sad situation ….

3. I’ve re-evaluated everything in my life and I know I can have AND do more!

You may even have bounced around all three over the time we’ve been in lockdown, and that’s ok.

Now we’re waking up in a new world and our ‘normal’ is not as normal as it once was, are you thinking of the dreams you want to achieve? Are you reaching out to those that can help you accomplish them? 🤔