Inspiration · Law of attraction · Love · Positive · Self love · Self worth · Spirituality

O.M.G! Look.At.That.Face!

OK, so it’s best I tell you from the get go that this is going to be a bit of a rant!

In my previous post How to use the Law of Attraction for weight loss! I touched briefly on the celebrity portrayal of perfection and how, when we, as mere mortals, see these celebs in all their perfect glory it can be a bit overwhelming and disheartening. There seems to be a culture of photo shopping, cropping, editing, filters, botox, veneers, hair extensions and eyelashes that has transformed your average Joe, or Jane, from plain and ordinary to next level, almost unrecognisable, super model beautiful!

I saw a photo on Instagram today of a reality TV star and I almost didn’t recognise her! It was a beautiful picture and I cannot deny that she looked absolutely stunning. However, she had had her make done professionally (no chance of anything other than a perfect complexion), she had been contoured and highlighted to within an inch of her life, she had false eyelashes, coloured contacts, hair extensions that had then been professionally styled, I know she has only recently had her second set of veneers done, she was sprayed tanned, body contoured, very well lit, she was standing in such a way as to highlight all her best features and hide those not so perfect ones and there was at least one filter on the picture! I wont even get started on the botox and lip fillers! Now I can’t tell you how much effort this one photo must have taken but it was put out there as if it was just another bedroom selfie! Now that is what really got my blood boiling.

I have two young daughters who, I know, both follow this particular reality star. The youngest especially looks up to her as a bit of an inspiration. An empowered young woman who has made a name for herself on TV and now has her own range of make-up and fashion accessories. It’s a modern day success story and one that I would normally commend. There is nothing nicer than seeing someone go from nothing to being a successful, young business person, but, I cannot, and do not condone portraying yourself in such a way that it makes your young, impressionable followers feel like they too have to achieve this unrealistic image of perfection!

The girl in question is only young herself and when she first hit our screens was an awkward, slightly plump, very pretty girl. She had nice teeth, lovely hair, a pretty face and a lovely figure. It was obvious she wan’t comfortable in her own skin, but instead of feeling that she could learn to love herself and blossom from a slightly awkward teenager into beautiful a young lady she has ended up having numerous cosmetic procedures, botox, lip fillers, hair extensions, the list goes on and on. The girl is barely in her twenties!

How did we get to this point as a society? Why do our young women feel they need to do all of this to themselves to feel beautiful. How many horror stories have there been about fillers going wrong and people ending up disfigured, surgery leaving people with life changing scars and disfigurements. Young girls left bald where they have worn hair extensions for so long that their natural hair has fallen out. Why do we need to filter and photo shop every photo we post on social media so that the person we portray is barely a reflection of what we really look like. When did we go from whitening our teeth with baking soda toothpaste to having perfectly healthy teeth ground down to stumps and replaced with extreme veneers that look too big for the mouth and are so straight and so white they look like luminous, white gum shields stuck in our mouths.

What message are we sending our children, boys as well as girls. Where does it stop? When is it one filter too far?

We need to teach our young people that, YES, it is OK to be the best version of yourself that you can be. YES, it is good to take care of yourself and strive to present yourself as best you can. But you don’t need to go to the extreme. You don’t need to alter what God gave you. We are all beautiful. We must learn to love ourselves from the inside and then the outside radiates beauty that has no comparison.

I think it is so sad that people in the public eye, especially young people, are made to feel so inadequate in their own skin that they strive to transform themselves beyond recognition. The trouble is that it’s never enough. The botox fades and needs topping up, each time you need more and more. To start at such a young age is so unnecessary. Lip fillers get bigger and bigger. Hair extensions become more and more. Weight loss gets out of control. Teeth are never quite as white as they were when they were first done. Breast implants still sag after time and need a lift or a tweek or maybe even to just go up one more size. The spray tan needs topping up (since when were we sun kissed all year round like we’ve just been to the Maldives for three weeks!)

Let’s make a point to tell each other how special we are. How beautiful we all are in our own individual ways. Let’s promote self love and self care rather than picture perfect idealism. Let’s see if we can turn this culture of perfection around.

Love and happiness

Catherine xx

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Gratitude · Inspiration · Law of attraction · Life Purpose · Love · Spirituality

Every Moment Matters

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This week friends of mine have had to attend funerals of two young men in the prime of their lives. They were totally unrelated but the funerals were just a day apart. One was of a murder victim, the other was a young man who felt unwell one day and thought he had a bug, three weeks later he was dead.

Both circumstances so unexpected and heartrendingly sad for all involved. One day they were living their lives and planning their future, then the next it’s all over. As quick as that, no warning, just, THE END!

This got me to thinking about how much we take things for granted in our every day lives and how much time we waste worrying about the most trivial things. Our lives are consumed with going to work to pay the bills and, if we’re lucky, save for a holiday once a year or to treat ourselves to a night out or something new. We are stuck on a seemingly never ending treadmill doing the same old things over and over and not really living.

We take it for granted that we have all the time in the world and that we are going to live to a rip old age. That we will work all our lives to buy a nice house and hopefully have a little nest egg to retire with and that’s when we’ll start living. That’s the time we say we’ll have time to relax and enjoy our lives and go on all those holidays we always dreamed of. But what if that time never comes? What if just as we’re about to retire with your hard earned next egg, ready to start living the life you dreamed all these years of you drop down dead of a heart attack or you become so frail through age related illness that you never get to do any of those things?

What about all those people with long term, terminal illness? That could happen to any one of us. One day everything is fine and dandy, we’re trudging away on our humdrum treadmill, working for the man, then the next day some doctor tells you you have an incurable disease and they don’t know how long you’ve got! It could be weeks, months, years, who knows. That’s what happened to my friend and she has spent the last eight years on death row! I say death row because that’s what it is. You’ve been given a death sentence and now you’ve just gotta ride it out and hope you have enough time and can stay well enough to at least try to enjoy what time you have left.

So why don’t we live our lives?

Why do we just presume that we have all the time in the world?

What’s stopping us from living life to the fullest and making every second count?

Sometimes you’ve just got to live your life like there’s no tomorrow because tomorrow is not guaranteed. We are not promised a minimum of eighty years where we will have good health and a lengthy retirement. Today is what matters, so make it count!

Chase your dreams.

Forgive yourself and others.

Dance in the rain.

Do all the crazy shit you want to do.

Don’t let other peoples drama ruin your day.

Love unconditionally.

Most importantly, be grateful for every second of every day and for every person in your life!

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“Sometimes the words we leave unspoken are the most important ones that should have been said.” – Unknown

Love and happiness

Catherine xx

 

 

Law of attraction · Law of Compensation · Manifesting · Spirituality

Are you pushing money away?

Have you ever wondered why the Law of Attraction doesn’t seem to be working for you? Why you are still struggling with your bills and never seem to have enough money?

If you answered yes, then let me ask you some more questions.

How do you think, talk and act when it comes to money?

Are you constantly thinking about how much things cost and telling yourself you can’t afford them?

Do you avoid certain shops because you think you can’t afford what’s for sale inside?

Are you watching the letterbox waiting for the ‘dreaded’ post to come and bring you more bills?

Yes?

Then you need to stop that right now!

By thinking, and acting, this way all you are doing is inviting more lack into your life! That’s right. You’re sitting at home sending out lovely little invites to the universe for all the horrible things you don’t really want in your life!

It’s like inviting your worst enemy to your birthday party, complaining that you had a horrible time because they were so mean to you all night and then inviting then to your next party!

Consider this, if you change your mindset and start to look at money differently what’s the worst that can happen? Your life stays the same and nothing changes? But seriously, that’s not going to happen! Things will change. you will change. Your life will change. Maybe not in a…..’OMG I won a gazillion, trillion pound on the lottery’ type way, but it will definitely change for the better.

The law of attraction sends back to you what you think about, what you talk about and what you feel. The law of attraction doesn’t know you don’t want more debt or more bills, all it knows is that you keep sending out signals of lack and it just sends you more of the same back. The Universe is thinking…….

“Hey this girl/guy must be really happy with the way things are for them. They can’t stop putting in requests for struggle. Well, let’s send her/him more of what they want!”

You can see where I’m going with this.

To get more money flowing into your life you have to think more abundantly!

Below are some pointers to help you on your way:

  1. STOP THINKING ABOUT LACK! Thinking this way only serves to attract more things into your life that cause feelings of lack or not having enough. Instead focus on feelings of abundance and having more than enough.
  2. STOP TALKING ABOUT NOT HAVING ENOUGH! Everything we talk about increases the vibration we send out to the universe. When we talk about lack we are literally putting in a verbal order for more of the same. It’s like going up to the drive-through and asking for “more debt please!” ER, NO!
  3. START THINKING ABOUT MONEY IN A POSITIVE WAY. When you think about money, think about it in terms of having more than enough to go round. Think about it as if you can buy whatever you want, whenever you want. Think of money as something that you don’t need to worry about and something that is ever flowing effortlessly into your life.
  4. SAY “I CAN AFFORD TO BUY WHATEVER I WANT”. When you see something you like, say to yourself “I can afford that.” Don’t question it, just know that you can have anything you desire.
  5. YOU DESERVE IT! Get it into your head that you deserve to live a prosperous and abundant life. It’s nothing to be ashamed of and it’s nothing more than you deserve.
  6. IT’S MINE ALREADY. You must believe that you can have anything you want. You must believe you have it already. Having thoughts and feelings that it is not here yet will only attract more not having it yet. You must think, and feel, like it’s already here and the universe will conspire to ensure it comes.
  7. HAVE GRATITUDE FOR WHAT YOU ALREADY HAVE. This is so important! To attract more into your life you must show gratitude for what you already have. If you look at what you have with feelings of it not being enough then you will never have enough. I saw this on one of my apps today and thought you might like it.

“Observe a person’s car and you will learn something about it’s owner. The cars that are sparkling clean are evidence that their owners appreciate them. The cars that are very dirty and messy are not being appreciated. One person is attracting even better cars, the other is attracting lesser cars. Appreciation for the things you have is using the law of attraction intelligently.”

  1. GIVE GENEROUSLY. Give what you can. Be it your time, your services, give love & appreciation, give your unwanted items to charity, even if you just put £1 in a charity collection or give it to a homeless person or busker it starts the flow of money.
  2. ALWAYS GIVE MORE IN TERMS OF VALUE than another can give you and you will always be rewarded. For example; I sold my daughters old bike today. It was in very good condition and a very good bike. I sold it for a very small price, much less than it was worth, but it was enough for me and what I wanted the money for. The lady who bought the bike, however, bought it for her daughter. The bike will last her many years and means that she can join with her family in regular bike rides and outings that she has struggled with up until now as her old bike was not suitable. Therefore I gave more in terms of value than I received in money. I know the universe will reward me.

The sooner you change your mindset, the sooner your financial situation will change. I know it’s hard to change the way you have been programmed to think but it is possible and the power is in your hands. You can start today to change your life for the better. The more you think of money in terms of abundance, the more money will flow effortlessly into your life and the more you will have to continue to think this way.

Say affirmations:

“I have more than enough money.”

“I love money and money loves me.”

“Everything I need comes to me easily and effortlessly.”

“Every day I am more and more abundant.”

“I attract more money every day.”

“I have more than enough to go around.”

Try it for yourself. Not only will you feel better about your current situation because you will be focusing on the things you have in your life already that you are grateful for but you will notice the universal shift as your circumstances begin to change.

Try making notes every time money comes into your life. You will be surprised at how quickly it all mounts up when you really start to take notice. If you get a money off voucher at the supermarket or find some loose change down the side of the sofa, maybe a friend will treat you to a coffee or you get something ‘buy one get one free’. All these manifestations of money being gifted to you by the universe add up and it’s surprising by how much when you really start to take notice. The more you notice and show gratitude, the more will flow into your life and before you know it money will no longer be something to worry and stress about, it will be something the flows effortlessly into your life in greater and greater quantities each day.

Let me know how you get on.

Love and happiness

Catherine

Law of attraction · Life Purpose · Spirituality

Time to stop procrastinating and take action!

Whether you believe it or not the universe is always sending us messages and guidance. Whether we choose to follow that guidance is up to us. It is so important that we are aware of the messages being sent to us, they are guiding us on the path to our life purpose.

I am a strong believer in synchronicity and intuition and think it is so important to pay attention to everything that is going on around us. Everything, and I mean everything, happens for a reason. We are either meant to learn something from a situation or person or teach another person a lesson to help them on their own path.

We are being guided constantly to make decisions and take actions that lead to our life purpose. When we fail to see the signs or hear the messages we will continue to be sent more signs and messages until we finally get the hint!

I have been procrastinating a lot recently (a shameful trait of mine I’m afraid to say) and I have been sent many signs to push me in the right direction but I keep ignoring them and making excuses as to why I can’t follow the path I am being guided towards. Mostly through fear. Oh the dreaded fear. The stumbling block of so many of us. I often teach people to ‘feel the fear and do it anyway’, a great book by the wonderful Susan Jeffers, but how often do I ignore my own advice?

Well today I have had another ‘gentle shove’ but this time from myself!

This morning I decided to read my cards. I haven’t done them in a while and just felt the need. I chose my guardian angel cards as they are so beautiful and always fill me with a sense of comfort, even when the messages are not what I was expecting, or wanting, to hear. Below are the three cards I pulled this morning:

I really don’t think the message could be much clearer, do you lol?

This is not the first message I have received, I have been trying to ‘ignore’ the others. Why? Because I am a big scaredy cat! I have very little faith in my own abilities and if I’m honest I am terrified of rejection and ridicule!

There I said it! I’m scared. I’m frightened that the world will take one look at my writing and laugh in my face! “Who does she think she is, trying to be an author?”, “Who would want to read that trash?”. You get the picture. This definitely stems back to childhood and a demon I have not yet slayed. I’m working on it though. Every day I face another fear and walk right up to it, look it in the eye and walk right on by, sticking two fingers up as I go! This is just another hurdle I have to jump.

So because of the cards I have pulled I have decided it is time to stop procrastinating and get my arse in gear!

I have already started my book (some time ago if I’m honest) and have now decided to set aside some time each day to work on it. I have begun to put together some of the ideas I have jotted in various notebooks around my house and have made the choice to commit to my life purpose instead of just showing an interest in it.

I will let you know how the progress is coming along and will continue to keep you updated with my Law of Attraction journey.

I wholeheartedly believe in having a life purpose and in the Law of Attraction. I believe in intuition, synchronicity and divine guidance.

Watch this space……………….

Love and happiness

Catherine xx

Life Purpose · Spirituality

Purpose

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE PURPOSE?

How often do I ask myself this question. Some days I feel clear about exactly what I am here to do. Others I feel totally lost. Most of the time I just fumble through day to day life with no real direction or sense of purpose.

Without purpose we can still lead happy lives. If we are content to just float from one day to the next, going with the flow. The problem with having no purpose is that there is always, ALWAYS, something missing. We don’t know what it is. But there is always that nagging feeling in the back of our minds that we are missing something.

WE WERE ALL SENT HERE WITH A PURPOSE!

Each and every one of us came into this world with a purpose. Before we were born we knew what we were coming here to do. What our ‘mission’ was. We had a clear plan set out in our heads. Our life purpose is a small part of a bigger picture to create a world of love and peace. Before we are born we know what our part in this ‘world vision’ is. However, as soon as we are born we become unconscious and we forget what we were born to do. It is up to us to wake up and remember our PURPOSE!

It never leaves us. It is always there in our subconscious mind. All we have to do is remember.

HAVE YOU EVER HAD THAT NAGGING FEELING?

Have you ever had that nagging feeling, deep in your gut, that you should be doing something? I distant memory that you can’t quite recall. An intuition to do something or learn something or call someone? That’s your life purpose trying to surface. You are being guided by God or the Universe (whatever you want to call it) to wake up and remember. You are being guided towards the right path.

What we do may seem insignificant in the grand scheme of things but each and every one of us has a small part to play. Each of us has a gift that works perfectly with the next persons to bring into play God’s master plan for His beautiful planet and all the wonderful inhabitants that reside here.

Why does the end of the world have to be some apocalyptic tragedy? Can the end of the world not just be the end of life as we know it. Did God not promise that we would all someday life in a world of love and peace and harmony? A world without war or hate or pain.  Why can it not be about a spiritual awakening?

ASK FOR HELP TO REMEMBER YOUR LIFE PURPOSE

If, like me, you are still unsure of your life purpose ask for Gods/the universe’ guidance. Ask for a sign that you are on the right path. Follow your intuition. Do not ignore those nagging feelings that you should be doing something. Follow your joy for this is a sure sign you are on the path that is right for you.

Take the first step and you will soon see that you are guided to things and people who support your purpose. The more you move along your journey the more confident you will feel and the more you will remember about your pre birth vision and it’s significance in the wider picture of a new ‘world vision’.

I have spoken before about the Celestine Vision and the series of books that were written on this subject. The second book in this series talks more about a ‘world vision’ and how we each play a part in it. Even if the ideas are far fetched and fanciful isn’t it a great idea? How much better would our planet be if we all worked together for the good of humankind and the our planet.

I believe I am slowly waking up to my life purpose. I am learning more each day. I am learning to follow my intuitions and ‘gut feelings’. I am taking notice of my dreams and day dreams. They all have meaning. They are all messages guiding us in the right direction, putting us back on our path when we stray. We can choose to follow that path or ignore it. In the end it will be a matter of having lived a full and satisfying life or getting to the end and feeling that we have missed our chance.

Do you want to get to the end of this short time we have and meet the person you could have been and feel regret that you did not follow instincts? Or do you want to get to the end and feel like you have achieved what you set out to do before you were born?

WHAT IS YOUR LIFE PURPOSE?

Love and happiness

Catherine xx