Mental Health Mantra 15/365
I'm not one for Tellavision, I rarely watch these days, definitely not live TV, but I have recently come across the new campaign urging everyone to stay home featuring none other than Chris Whitty. Oh gracious me, give me strength.
It made me think of this phrase that I saw in a film once, it resonated with me and I wrote it down in my notes.
Advertise to yourself. Impress your own heart.
I wonder if Chris Whitty was advertising to himself, impressing his own heart during that tv campaign? Not sure he was.
If he stopped for a moment and thought about the intention, he may have thought differently. Thank goodness I don't watch tellavision.
Not to focus on this tv advert but to focus more on the advertising to self, got me thinking. How would I impress my own heart, what could I do?
I am running on very low energy at the moment, frequencies are high externally, there is alot going on energetically around the world. Things are breaking down and unfolding relating to the situation we are in globally. There is going to be alot of revealing literature. I'm feeling it all. Add into this collecting my husband from hospital yesterday, seeing him walking out dealing with the after effects of radio iodine ablation, it makes me catch my breath. I think about the words I use, the phrasing, what I'm telling myself.
So let's get back to impressing our own hearts and advertising to ourselves.
When you think of the amount of effort time money and hard graft goes into advertisements, it gives a sense of what we could be doing to impress our own hearts/boost our own morale.
Lots to ponder this weekend about this affirmation. It resonates with me, maybe it does with you too?
Keep shining starseeds, and connecting to your intuition.
"Art with Heart - Calm your Mind, Soothe your Soul."
Mental Health Mantra 14/365
I have been noticing the feelings I'm feeling and also noticing the triggers. This is a good mantra reminder for me today. What is triggering? Is it something I am reading, hearing, on main stream media, social media, outside of me, inside of me?
I find that when I notice the feelings I'm feeling it is often because of an action or a behaviour that I am presenting in me, or an action or behaviour I am seeing.
There is lots to unpick with this but noticing the feelings, whether that be anger, rage, apathy, disgust, sadness - they are all valid emotions and valid feelings, the key is to explore why and notice the trigger.
I am waiting to hear from my husband about picking him up from the hospital, he has been in 4 days, and has had the radio iodine scan this morning so we will have a bigger picture outlook when they can share with him the uptake. Fingers crossed all will be well.
Keep noticing, keep reflecting, stay open to what your intuition is telling you.
"Art with Heart - Calm your Mind, Soothe your Soul."
Mental Health Mantra 13/365
I need this today.
Sleep, press pause.
That's my mantra.
What about you?
Shine on sunbeams : > )
"Art with Heart - Calm your Mind, Soothe your Soul"
Mental Health Mantra 12/365
Going through a stressful time, I sometimes forget to reach for the tools. For instance, when I'm in a high anxious time, it goes out of my head that actually, washing my hair and taking a shower can shift the energy for me. Or, tidying my workspace, or hoovering up, putting on some music and dancing, whilst kicking the ball with the dogs #winwin. There are other tools in here too, things like taking 10 mins twice a day to sit in contemplation, boost my immunity with Vogel's Echinacea Throat Spray and high dose of Vitamin D3, or even Rescue Remedy emergency essence.
I have to create a reminder of what's in my healing toolkit. There are lots of ways to rebalance me in that space. I have to know where to turn and remember to turn there.
This is a reminder, for me and maybe for you too? ; > )
I have committed to finishing and publishing my book Rebalance Me this year. This will outline my tools so that you can create your own healing toolkit and your daily prescription.
Reach for the tools ps. you already have them.
Keep shining sunbeams. Trust your intuitive intelligence.
Mental Health Mantra 5/365
Today I was in flow. Stars aligned and it all felt right. I had a very deep Reiki meditation session yesterday which I think I told you about.
A collaboration that had been in the planning and research phase for months with my friend Melody Salad, just all fell into place. We realised what we needed to do there and then.
I could hear myself say.
When in flow, just flow.
Step back from the analysis
Just flow Jules, just flow.
The situation presenting itself here in England is dire, we need collaboration and connection.
This year is the year to finish book number 4. Rebalance Me and I'll share more about that along the way.
Keep shining sunshine, and feeling your way back to intuition.
You'll know what's right for you.
Mental Health Mantra 4/365
The day started off on a high as I heard the news that the extradition of Julian Assange had been refused. Such good news! This would have been an attack on press freedom and we really do need this to be upheld, as we witness more and more censorship over the last 9 months. The mainstream media have turned into a PR departmental arm of the government and more and more so, not investigative stations.
This is why I turned the news off 32 years ago.
Anyway, I have been following closely on Twitter all that has been going on and it appalls and shocks me. The wool is very much being pulled over our eyes. I intuitively knew that I had to go inwards.
As the day progressed, I shifted, I had a lovely walk with a friend around Sefton Park perimeter, there were so many people out walking, talking, running, cycling.
I then had a wonderful Reiki Relaxation Meditation session with the holistic practitioner from Chai Cancer Care. She has been so supportive of me for the past few months, her meditations and full body relaxation, as well as channelling Reiki are helping a great deal. I am truly grateful for Chai Cancer Care as they have been a life saver for me and my husband during this time when all cancer wellbeing services are still closed.
The mantra for this Muse and blog post today is Holding The Light, currently so important for me and maybe for you? The light will always outshine the darkness and dense energies. Therefore it's something I say to myself regularly.
I am holding the light
I am holding the light.
You may find this helpful too.
Know that I'm sending you oodles of hugs
Keep shining and holding your light and trust your intuitive intelligence.
Muse Mantras >Art with Heart< "Calm your Mind Soothe your Soul."
Mental Health Mantra 2/365
Sometimes I can get caught up in moment of apprehension, I go down that rabbit hole and eat myself down further, until I remember, that I have to somehow shift the focus and move to do something else.
Shift the focus is often connected to doing something for someone else but it can easily also be;-
1. take a shower
2. walk my dogs
3. stick on some White Light by George Michael and dance.
4. call one of my friends to connect.
5. play The Glad Game and write down all my gratitudes in that moment.
6. sit in stillness and breathe (I know that sounds like a tad twee but it really works for me).
That's just a wee example but I find if I have a list of things that can shift my focus, it is my go-to and it helps. Often it's just an intuitive nudge that I need to get me out of the rabbit hole moment.
I am really grateful that I was attuned to Reiki 18 years ago, it is in fact a tool that never leaves me, and I can sit doing a self healing if all things are not going well. If there was one thing I wished everyone had was level one Reiki attunement as you are taught how to lay hands on yourself and do a self healing #priceless (check out my Self soothing Affirmantra Meditation Video with 9 hand positions that you can do for yourself, I'll write more about that in another post.)
Today the Muse Mantra for me and for you is 'Shift Your Focus.'
My nudge to you, is to take a moment and shift your focus. Whatever that means to you.
Your intuitive self will know what that means.
Sending oodles of real time hugs to you
Keep shining your light and trust your intuitive intelligence.
"calm your mind, soothe your soul"
In all of this external drama I have had to choose one thing to keep me sane and so I made meditation a priority, connection to spirit, quietness, stillness, amongst all the other stuff I have integrated over the past 32 years.
The mental health anxiety I am witnessing in others and snapshots in myself the breakdowns of what is going on, means it has to be a daily practice otherwise I will go under.
I hope it helps you to soothe any anxiety about what is unfolding and can help you calm your mind and soothe your soul.
This is for you who who want to rebalance your chakras and feel less anxious about all the external stuff happening.
I am planning to do some videos of me doing this self soothing meditation, which could be super cool if we do them in a group, so let me know if you'd be interested and I'll keep you posted.
Take one of these slides and place your hands in the positions illustrated and repeat the mantra to yourself for 3 minutes.
If you want to focus on all 9 of these hand positions, this will take you 27 mins (yep I can count lol).
Sending you oodles of love on this wintery day.
Keep shining your light and trust your intuitive intelligence.
Art with Heart ~ Calm Your Mind, Soothe Your Soul.
It has been a long time since I sat down and wrote a blog. All of this is becoming clearer to me these past two days.
For the past 6 years I have been struggling to find my way to write my 'back to health' story of when I was ill in my 20s with M.E, that debilitating health problem that floored me. I have fleshed out the content, I knew exactly what this would be but... something was holding me back. I ran a few online programmes called ReBalance Me, I began a ReBalance Me Club for people and then I suddenly found myself, slam dunk, right in the middle of something, I felt I was treading through mud. I didn't know what it was.
Then I began to peel back layers and recognised, I was peri menopausal moving into menopause.
My counselling practice sees me supporting many women to rebalance their lives, women who are going through many emotional symptoms, as well as physical (the emotional aren't really talked about).
Fast forward to July 2018, and as I started my 50th year.
Guess what .... I realised that I too am now one of those women.
I am in this phase. I am in the change. I have known this for about 4-5 years and it has steadily got more and more challenging. Worse.
Do I recognise this current Julia? Well, I see snippets of her, but really she's changing.
Then, out on a walk with my Jacks, I realise that I need to truly reconnect with my own ReBalanceMe 7Ways , the one that I wrote many moons ago, and have amended for the last 2. The one that I support and guide other women to look at.
Mmm..... time to listen to my own guidance.
In my research and experience, I hear mostly about physical symptoms of peri and meno, but what isn't discussed much, is the feeling of "change." Self esteem, confidence, desire, low mood, high mood, anxiety, all these hormonal fluctuations that make dealing with all of this, every day, so, so difficult. On top of that we are dealing with the life changes that occur when you're mid to late 40s, through 50s.
My intention now for this space is for you to feel calm, soothed, inspired, less stressed and anxious. I'll share with you my 7 Ways to Wellness that I write about in ReBalanceMe, with the main thread that I am going to be following this too. I want you you take back the reigns and discover your own 7ways toolkit. I'm going to continue my research and talk to people about all of this, ultimately in talking about it with other holistic experts, I will share this via my vlog.