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Look in the mirror – smile at who you see.

In the fairy tale world - the enchanted mirror is the wicked Queens constant go to- she uses it to appease her deep and painful insecurities, and so in the modern world a mirror brings up vanity and shallowness and I can certainly relate to that. I can sympathise with the Queen's frequent need for reassurance. As a teenager I would pass a mirror in my school almost daily and just like the Queen I couldn't resist looking into it.…
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You always get to choose what you hear.

I’ve come to understand that even within the same language different words mean different things to us all and because we all have different meanings to similar words in any conversation we are all listening through our own particular filter. On top of that depending on what narrative is also running through our head at any one time – what we hear from outside sources will depend on that narrative. Adding to the mix even more we are surrounded by…
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Colour Your Life Your Own Way

As a people pleaser in recovery this has probably been one of the toughest things for me to embrace. As an empath you feel everyone’s else’s desires and that can often muddy the waters a bit. It takes a daily practice, and even then sometimes that isn’t enough to really tune into the actual colours an empath desires in life. Yet as I sit and look at this card today I am yet again struck by its simplicity- it’s clean…
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Don’t stay in the past – you won’t find me there.  

Over the last week or so I have come to call these flower cards The Divinity Cards. Essentially as I drew and doodled last year The Divine whispered these messages into my ear. It was always something that I needed to hear that day- and it helped steer me throughout my day.  My biggest desire is to live this life with that Divine guidance- these I feel make that possible. I am so delighted that they also seem to be…
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Making mistakes is an essential part of being human.

  I pulled this card from the deck last night - the idea being that I would let the thought percolate overnight and that my subconscious will find some good stuff for me. I mean mistakes -I've made a few- brief pause for an Abba Moment... Mistakes are part of the human experience an essential part but I didn't use to know that - so any time I got something wrong - my default was either to feel embarrassed ashamed or…
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Connect with the teacher inside you.

Depending on our personal experiences of teachers this may at first bring up different emotions for you all. Most of us have been massively affected by teachers in our educational lifetime and for me that is no different. However generally we all have 1 or 2 that stood out – that provided a memorably positive learning experience. My Primary 1 teacher and my primary 5 teachers are those for me. These are I feel the teachers that got me –…
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Embrace the parts of you that stand out.

  When I pulled this card out of the deck today which turns to be one that I drew in December 2016- my initial thoughts were just the parts that are outstanding that are you know the 'lovely bits'- but I was thrown a little intuitive nudge that said no not just those bits remember the original message- I mean the bits that made you stand out from the crowd - that maybe growing up that you tried to change - those…
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Your dreams are more supported than you know.

    At the very heart of any dream is a desire to feel something – maybe it’s a desire to feel seen- feel loved- feel supported -feel free. The actual details of the dream are not nearly as relevant as the feeling locked inside them. Often we are not totally aware of the truth behind our dream – so it can look as though it is not happening. However I believe The Universe is always listening and responding accordingly…
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Question the thoughts that drain you?

  Have you ever notice how a thought can leave you feeling drained. You focus on this thought over and over, moment after moment - maybe whilst doing the laundry, cooking a meal, walking the dog - whilst someone is talking to you- and the thought is there turning over and over- keeping you in a trance. Focusing on thoughts that don't feel good is like filling up a gorgeous bubble bath - hoping in and then immediately pulling out…
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Right now someone is thinking of you and smiling.

Even as I type these words certain people have popped into my mind and a smile has spread across my face- some of these people would I hope know that they have that effect on me but others may not- They may not even know me or have met me just a few times- but everyone has the capacity to make an impact and to bring a smile to someone's face. We are often oblivious to how we matter to others.…
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