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Mindfulness in a Nutshell!

Mindfulness in a Nutshell!

At first, mindfulness can seem like an intangible concept. However, practising mindfulness is, quite simply, the act of concentrating on your breathing, being aware of what is going on around you in the present moment. The more you do it, the more the simplicity of it becomes clear and benefits manifold. It lightens the mind and the spirit. The breath is very important in mindfulness – it helps you to centre yourself. It also allows you relax your physical body and release any physical tension you may have. The following is just a very brief exercise is mindfulness breathing.

Breathing Mindfulness Exercise:

  1. 1. Breathe in and count to 6 (approximately)
  2. Hold for a count of 2
  3. Let your breath out slowly (for a count of 8 if you can).

    Someone who is deeply relaxed will breathe for approximately 7 times per minute. When you slow down your own breathing, you automatically relax. This technique is very useful when you are feeling nervous, stressed, and worried or need to calm down in a situation. An example of this could be when you are giving a presentation or going for a job interview.

    (From the Little Book of Mindfulness, 2013, Quadrille Publishing).

    I hope to write more articles on Mindfulness and how it can benefit you – the reader soon!

    With love and blessings, Libby

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The School Bus of Life

The School Bus of Life

Life is essentially all about learning and growing. From the moment we are born into this world we are born in to an existence of learning and developing. The world around us is constantly changing as we too, change from a baby to a toddler to a child, then to a teenager and then an adult.

My analogy may seem a little strange, but bear with me. Life is like a road, a pathway filled with bumps and filled with uncertainty. Our destination is one of God, of the Divine of Source, the Universe, of Higher Wisdom – or however you view the Divine Source as there are many names for this. How do we find this greater mysterious that is bigger than ourselves? By being on the School Bus of Life.

We are picked up and are always travelling on this bus from the moment we are born in this world. We can go wherever we wish to go and can stop at any time we want. We all deserve to experience the wholeness of human existence – the good, the bad, the ugly and beautiful experiences of life.

This esoteric school bus of knowledge and of love is always here. It is non-judgemental and it has a limitless amount of seats available. I can guess you are thinking…..Who is driving this bus? Good question!

For each student their driver will be different since we all have different spiritual teachers and leaders. Some people will be guided by Ascended Masters such as Buddha, Mohammad, Ganesh, Jesus, Moses, while others will be guided by philosophers such as Rumi, Lao Tzu, or Aristotle. For others it will be a beloved Archangel or Saint such as Archangel Michael or Mother Mary, St Peter.

Whoever is driving the bus in your own mind – they are helping you to return back to an understanding of your own spiritual path ahead of you and an understanding of your own life.

At times, you may find yourself sitting on this School Bus near someone that may test your range of emotions, your feelings or even beliefs. There is another reason why this School Bus is of such great importance, it is to help you see the need for love, respect, and compassion in our world. We need to look past our differences in order to see the similarities in all humanity. We are all here for a reason.

The reason why we are here is to see only love. To know love, to understand love, and to forgive those whom don’t show love or respect love. However, it is about giving back only love to other people. We all may not understand the full mysteries of life, but if we learn to respect and love all people…..it opens doors towards greater esoteric wisdom for all.

Our final destination is one of happiness and not sadness…..it is learning what you have finally become….and that is finally after a whole life of coming and going through one’s life of returning back to the Divine.

With love and many blessings,

Libby xoxox

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Card of the Day: LUCID DREAM

Card of the Day: LUCID DREAM

(Courtesy of the Angel Dreams Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue & Melissa Virtue) 

 Lucid Dream

This lucid dreaming card comes to you to remind you to bring awareness of new opportunities. Wake up to any around you. You have the ability to change your personal reality. In every reality there are at least two choices. Stay present that you may be aware of them. Trust yourself, your intuition, and your abilities. Remember at any moment you can a choice to change a situation. You are a co-creator at this very minute!

When each of us are asleep, we are aware of the fact that we are lucid dreaming. This recognition allows you to change situations and your surrounding in your dream state. Basically you can create anything that you choose or desire! Lucid dreaming helps you actualize your dreams in waking reality.

Additional meanings of this card:

Archangels Zadkiel, Raziel, Uriel, Raguel, are associated with this symbol.
Many opportunities are heading your way!
Tune in to your physical senses (for example touch, taste, hear, etc) and the metaphysical (clairvoyance, clairsensitence, and claircongnizance).
Take action to make your dreams a reality!

Much love and light to you all!!

Libby xoxox

 

Card of the Day: EMPOWERMENT

Card of the Day: EMPOWERMENT

(Courtesy of the Magical Mermaid and Dolphins Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue)

Enpowerment

“You’re more powerful than you realize. It’s safe for you to be powerful.”

This card confirms that you are inner power wants to surface. You’ll use this power appropriately; and you’re incapable of abusing it. Your true friends, the people that, who really love you, will be happy that you have taken your power back.

Empowerment means that you’re not willing to see yourself as the victim in any way. You have decide to let go of all blame with respect to other people, past conditions and present circumstances. Know that you can you be powerful and gentle simultaneously – and still be very effective.

Please affirm frequently: “It is safe for me to be powerful! I accept my God-given power to be used in the service of light and love!” Then, enjoy the shifts around you. Instead of worrying about what others may think about you, use your power to make the world a better place. You may never feel self-conscious again!

Angel blessings to you, and always!! ❤ ❤ ❤

Libby

Card of the Day: ACE OF SWORDS

Card of the Day: ACE OF SWORDS

(Courtesy of the Rider-Waite Deck by Charles Waite)

 ace of swords

 The Ace of Swords for today’s card of the day speaks about gaining mental clarity and experiencing many “Aha!” moments today. Perhaps what has previously not made sense to you now does. This is a card of victory as well as break-throughs of seeing truth. Sometimes in seeing the truth, means to see it in its entirety.

This card also implies the use of power or authority which in turn many of excessive power, of what you are truly trying to achieve within your own personal or professional goals or ambitions.  No matter what the goal is, it is truly the attempts and trying to achieve it that is defining gravity!

This card also strongly suggests a time that you’re removing what no longer serves you through your subconscious mind and what are left are the answers that you are seeking towards on how to achieve, sustain and apply the steps towards making your dreams into reality.  With this new understanding come more motivation, inspiration and creative expression to help you with this area of your life.

Trust in your abilities and be open to new skills, new experiences and new people to help you on this wonderful journey. In truth, you have all the resources and support that you need. You just need to be open to these fantastic opportunities!

Much love and light!! ❤ ❤ ❤

Libby

Card of the Day: TAKE THE NEXT STEP NOW

Card of the Day: TAKE THE NEXT STEP NOW

(Courtesy of Butterfly for Life Changes by Doreen Virtue) 

Take The New Step Now

If you are feeling stalled or stuck, this card for today is a reminder that there’s a solution afoot. It’s now a time to take action. Every small step that you are taking in your vision in your journey will give you a sense of hope and progress. You already know what the next step is, as your heart is leading you to this decision.

Imagine in your mind if you have unlimited time, money, resources, and energy. This is your answer. As you take your steps towards the world of  the unlimited, the resources and support that you need will come to you…..provided that you listen and follow your inner wisdom.

Please remember that you will never be asked to do anything that you harm you or a loved one, as Divine Guidance is always a conversation of love.

Angel blessings ❤

Libby

Love Angel

Words to Inspire: DALAI LAMA

Words to Inspire: DALAI LAMA

Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

– His Holiness, the Dalai Lama.

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Energy Reading for April 24th to May 1st, 2017!

Energy Reading for April 24th to May 1st, 2017!

A note to my lovely readers…….

Instead of my usual ‘Card of the Day’ readings, I thought to try something different. I was guided to try Energy Readings using either tarot or oracle cards. For this reading it would purely based on a GENERAL READING.

OstaraMonday & Tuesday: OSTARA – FERTILITY

“It is the perfect time for you to start new projects, access new ideas, and give birth to new conditions.”

With the New Moon occurring on April 26th 2017, you may discover that you are drawn to new hobbies, new interests and new projects over the coming days, and weeks to come! Being creative is great way to let out your emotions – no matter how you feeling. With setting positive intentions – you’re able to channel creative ideas that may seem like they are a God-send!

You may also discover that you (or your partner) are pregnant, as this card can indicate pregnancy or be a time for an expected mother-to-be to give birth. The Springtime brings new life into your new household! You may be expecting a new furry-baby in your home! Congratulations!

This card is also a reminder to collect things from a very successful autumn harvest (or it could be autumn or fall in your part of the world!) You are proudly displaying your newfound success of creation as God, the Divine Creator is proud of each and every one of us.

Various Meanings of this card: This card signifies pregnancy. You will be involved in the successful child conception, adoption, or custody resolution. Your desire is manifesting in the springtime. There will be a resurrection of the old. Your new idea or venture will be successful. It’s an opportune time for life changes.

About OSTARA (pronounced: Oh-STAR-ah)
She is a Teutonic Goddess of fertility and springtime, who is sometimes called “Eostre”. The words: “East” and “Easter” were named after Ostara, as a reference to the Sun rising in the east, and the increase in sunlight in the Celtic springtime. She is celebrated during the Spring Equinox as the bringer of light between night-time and day light hours. You can call upon Ostara to help you with for the fruits of your labours fertility, and new ventures.

Wednesday & Thursday: COVENTINA – PURIFICATIONCoventina

“It is time for a cleansing detoxification of your body and soul.”

As the New Moon of Taurus brings new beginnings so does the need for balance and introspection. In order to move ahead with your plans, to achieve your goals and the overall desire to achieve your life changes requires you to purify your thoughts, actions and words.

It’s okay to detox during this time with the new moon. Perhaps you want to make a change in your life such as a change in a diet, or new exercise regime, a need to detox from electronic devices for a while, a need to detox from negativity or drama or something else? These are just some examples, but follow your own intuition about what you need to do to detox and purify your mind-body and soul during this time.

You will also be drawn to go out in nature. Nature is a great way to ground oneself and centres your mind-body and soul.  Getting fresh air, natural sunlight and putting your feet on the ground are all ways to detox and relax. These techniques are also excellent to clear your chakras (wheels in Sanskrit) to channel psychic and intuitive messages from the Divine.

Various Meanings of this card:  Follow your intuition’s guidance about making lifestyle changes. Stop abusive drugs or alcohol. Avoid processed foods such as sugar, salt, white flour, and so on. Eat more organic foods. Adopt a vegetarian or vegan diet. Go on a fast or detox diet. (This card is validation that your current healthful path is working.)

PLEASE SEE A MEDICAL DOCTOR (OR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL) IF YOU NEED PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL OR HEALTH ADVICE FOR YOUR OWN MEDICAL OR HEALTH NEEDS.

About COVENTINA (pronounced: Coh-veen-TEEN-ah) 

Coventina is a powerful Celtic Goddess of waters which include: lakes, oceans, streams, ponds and rivers. She protects the waters and its inhabitants. Coventina is happy to give you a Divine assignment to protect and care for the environment if you ask her. Did you know that wishing wells have been made in her honour? She continues to grant people wishes as we revive this tradition that has been going on for many years! Since our physical bodies are primarily made up of water, so too does Coventina encourages and help us to purify our thoughts, words and actions.

SekhmetFriday, Saturday & Sunday: SEKHMET – BE STRONG

“You are stronger that you think you are, your strength assures a happy outcome.”

You have strength and courage – and you are STRENGTH and COURAGE! Don’t be afraid to stand up for yourself (and others) to what you believe is right and just for you. While other people may not agree or approve of what you are doing with your life or with a particular friendship or relationship, a career, or anything else that first comes to mind for you know in your heart of what is right to you!

Everyone is entitled to an opinion….but guess what? So ARE YOU!! You are definitely in control of your life! Everyone can give you an opinion or suggestions with ideas, but no one, (and not even psychics, mediums or intuitives can make you do anything you don’t wish to do….it would be unethical to do so.) can make you do something you don’t want to do, or wish to do.

I’m hearing for all of you – the sky is the LIMIT! Don’t let anything hold you back, because life is all about living and enjoying your life!  Imagine telling your kids, or your grandchildren or even a good friend about your life when you’re 90 years old? What would you say to them? What would you like to say to them? What have you enjoyed about your life? What are some of your adventures? Instead of a bucket list….why not a Life list to complete now??

Rather than complain about life, say what you have learnt from life. You may be surprised. As the old saying goes: “From little things, big things grow!”

Various meanings of this card: Don’t estimate yourself. Don’t yield to pressure or temptation. Avoid complaining or negative thinking. Engaging in weight-training exercises to make you stronger.

About SEKHMET (pronounced: SEK-met)

Sekhmet is an Egyptian Goddess who is married to the Egyptian God, Ptah. Her name means “strong and mighty.” Sekhmet is connected with lions, which symbolizing her fiercely protective nature. Call upon Sekhmet to find your inner strength, inner power and courage in you!

Overall Message for this Week: FREYJA – BOLDFreyja

“Unleash your adventurous side! Take risks and be daring.”

 

 It’s time to take that leap of faith and be bold, be daring, and most importantly, to be yourself. Don’t be afraid and don’t worry. You can do whatever you set your mind to. Sometimes being bold, taking a risk can be all you need to do to be on the road to success!

Now, don’t get confused here, I’m not saying to go absolutely crazy, but to really pinpoint what your heart truly desires you to go. It may take some time in self-reflection, introspection, self-love, self-compassion; you can take that leap of faith and to go for it!!

Sometimes to get out of your comfort zone is all you need to realise what you have, what you need, what you want – and how to achieve it.

You have all the resources, support, tools and anything else you need – all you need to do is to be bold….and go for it!!

Various meanings of this card: Take a risk. Make a bold life change. Appreciate your body. Flirt. Go, have fun and celebrate.

About FREYJA (pronounced: FRAY-yah):

This Nordic Goddess of fertility, celebration and passion Freyja rides a chariot pulled by mighty cats across the rainbow bridge connecting Heaven and Earth. Unafraid of her sexual power, Freyja teaches to appreciate our bodies and to realise the power of beauty both outside and within ourselves, as well as to enjoy our own sexuality. Friday is named in her honour since this day is associated with the end of the workweek and many celebrations ahead!!

Bring out the inner God or inner Goddess in YOU, this week!!

Much love and light!

Love Libby xoxox

 

Energy Reading for HEALTH for April 24th – May 1st, 2017

Energy Reading for HEALTH for April 24th – May 1st, 2017

A note to my lovely readers…….

Instead of my usual ‘Card of the Day’ readings, I thought to try something different. I was guided to try Energy Readings using either tarot or oracle cards. For this reading it would purely based on health and wellness.  Please note: This does not replace medical or health advice. If you or someone you know needs medical, health or pregnancy advice – please consult with your doctor or health care professional for expert advice.

Inner AuthorityMonday & Tuesday: INNER AUTHORITY

“Dear Archangel Raphael, thank you for supporting me as I take back my power and listen to my intuition, desires and feelings”.

It’s time to listen to your own inner wisdom that you have within your incredible soul. Time to take back your power! If there’s something that you wish to change about your health now is the brilliant time to do this. Whether you wish to speak to your doctor or other health care professional about a particular lifestyle change, please do so as you will get the best medical advice to suit your health needs.

You are indeed in charge about your health at all times – listening to your physical body in what it is telling you. For everyone it will be different, but for some of you it will be changes in eating habits; for others it will be changes in fitness and exercise habits; for others it will be looking more into how can you be more assertive in your everyday life.

Possible specific meanings: Get a second or third opinion. Assert yourself. Trust your intuition. Give yourself permission to do what you want. Make the life change you’ve been dreaming about.

Wednesday & Thursday: HAVE FAITHHave Faith

“Dear Jesus and Archangel Raphael, thank you for boosting my faith so that I may trust in miracles.”
We all of dreams in love and in life – so what it is holding you back from achieving them? Sometimes it is hard to see the bigger picture in life, but it is there. Please don’t think that you walk this Earth alone, because you don’t. By having faith is the belief that the Divine Jesus, Archangel Raphael are working behind the scenes in helping you increase your faith – that everything is in Divine and in perfect order.  Prayers are answered in mysterious unexplained ways that are divinely healing ways that are miraculous. Don’t worry about what might happen – focus on prayer, focus on faith and focus on healing your mind, body and soul. Focus on the Spiritual Law of Grace which says that you can pray for the healing of someone you love – for the highest and greatest good.

Possible specific meanings: There’s a good reason for optimism. Prayer helps, but worry worsens the situation. Develop a healthy, stress-management program for yourself. Avoid naysayers, listen to only positive voices. Trust the person or situation you’re inquiring about.

RecoveryFriday, Saturday & Sunday: RECOVERY

“Dear Archangel Raphael, thank you for holding my hand throughout my recovery upon the path of radiant health.”

Recovery can mean many different things to many different people. Perhaps you have recently recovered from an illness, or you have stopped a particular habit or addiction or even or recovered from surgery, or you have found something that was previously lost and now you have found it.

Possible specific meanings: It’s time to get sober and enter a recovery program for an addiction. Hold positive thoughts about recovering from this situation. Your life purpose involves sobriety recovery work.

Overall Message for this week: GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEPGood night's sleep

“Dear Archangel Raphael, thank you for helping me relax and sleep deeply, for I know that you are guiding, healing, and protecting me while I rest.”
We all know that getting a good night’s sleep is essential for our health and wellbeing. Perhaps at times, you may have been experiencing your mind going through many thoughts from the day or thoughts for the day to come. Archangel Raphael would like to help you release any fears or worries, so that you can have a peaceful, relaxing and deep sleep that is healing and calming for your physical body as well as your for your mind. Before you go to sleep – ask Archangel Raphael to calm your mind, your body so that you can have calm, peaceful and a restful sleep for the night. It will be okay. You can ask Raphael to watch over you to keep you safe and protected with the help with beloved Archangel Michael. This card very much focuses on the need for self-care and self-compassion towards yourself as well as your loved ones.

Possible specific meanings: Go on a retreat to revive your body and spirit. Let go of control issues and go with the flow to release tension. Know that you are safe. Invest in a comfortable bed with allergen-free bedding so that you can sleep better. Adjust your schedule so that you can have at least eight hours of sleep each night.

Please let me know if you like these types of Weekly Energy Readings below!!!

Have a safe, happy and blessed week ahead!!

Love Libby ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ 

Energy Love Reading for April 24th – May 1st, 2017

Energy Love Reading for April 24th – May 1st, 2017

A note to my lovely readers…….

Instead of my usual ‘Card of the Day’ readings, I thought to try something different. I was guided to try Energy Readings using either tarot or oracle cards. For this reading it would purely based on L’Amour! or love!!! So without any further ado….read on!!! 

For this reading, I will be using the Romance Angel Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue. 

Monday & Tuesday: RECONCILIATION
“Someone from your past is returning to your life.” 

No matter if youreconciliation are single or coupled, there is someone that you have been wanting for some time to return back to you. This could be an ex-partner or a friend from your past. You may be feeling a range of emotions are this time. Don’t fight these feelings. Be willing to speak about them to individual in question (who is returning) or even someone whom you trust. While you may be feeling some apprehension about this reconciliation be open to communicating honestly with this person. See to it that you can resolve issues with a clear mind and without anger or bitterness. Allow new beginnings to unfold naturally as they come. Be wiling to let everyone speak freely and openly. Here’s to your new and exciting beginnings!!! 

Keep an open mindWednesday & Thursday: KEEP AN OPEN MIND 
“Your soul mate may differ from your usual type and expectations.”

There is a difference between soulmate and twin-flame which I have briefly explained here. For singles as well as people in relationships, we all have soulmates – whether they are romantic or not; they’re all very significant to the human soul. You may be surprised to discover that whom you thought you had a connection with or whom you thought you didn’t think in a romantic way, now all of sudden – there’s a spark or a light bulb as clicked in your brain – and you see a light! Keep an open mind as you as an individual are continuing to evolve spiritually as human being – so to does your connections to your love partner, friendships and even family relationships. It is an exciting time to be open to new experiences and meeting new people. Don’t be afraid to be yourself – and to trust your own Divine guidance that your Angels as given you. After all – you do deserve love! The highest vibrational of all!! 

Friday, Saturday & Sunday: RELIGIOUS FACTORSReligious Factors
“Your love life is influenced by your religious upbringing and spiritual path.”

For both singles and couples there’s many pathways to God (or however you see God, the Divine) For many people seeking love or who may already be in relationships, spirituality or religious factors play a major role in love relationship or even a friendship. Love conquers all – and that’s the message here. Don’t let religious or spirituality or atheism or anything else stand in your way of finding happiness and love in your life.  Everyone deserves love and joy in their life. It can be in a relationship – but it could also be a deeper connection with the Divine, or a deeper understanding of what life is. Make the life you want to live it, be the person you want to be!

Overall message for you this week: EXPRESS YOUR LOVEExpress your love
“Go ahead and make the romantic gesture”

All of you singles this week is about expressing your love. Even if you are single, be more open to the idea of being in love.  You never know whom you will meet, or whom someone from your past, may return back to you – someone whom you may not be expecting. Just be open with your heart, with your mind, and with your soul of what will happen over the coming days, weeks and months to come. 

For those of you in relationships, express your love with your partner. There’s many Divine reasons why you the two of you have been brought together for a purpose not only for a love connection, but for a soul connection. You may have been going through some difficult and challenging times, but there has also been some wonderful times.  Believe that you can achieve some brilliant times ahead! Love can once again, conquer all.

Please let me know if you like these types of Weekly Energy Readings below!!!

Sending much love and light to each and one of you! ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

Love Libby xxx