A-Z Inspirational Journey 

This week’s inspirational word

D IS FOR DREAMS

I’ve always been a dreamer. I’ve always had big dreams. My ambition to be an author was dismissed by so many as I grew up, as I’m sure many authors will relate to the comments, such as, ‘It’s a not a real job’. I grew up around the attitudes of, you studied, got a 9-5 job (that generally, you hated) paid your bills and that was life. So, although I studied and gained ‘many’ 9-5 jobs … and I mean ‘many’, I always had this burning desire within that I wasn’t doing what I was meant to do.

This is just one of the reasons, (among many others, such as, turning my own thoughts around to live a better life and realising this stuff really works), why I write this blog. I want to help others realise their potential. Don’t dismiss that inner burning inside of you. I love writing, as much as I love writing fiction, I also know that I have to write an inspirational blog. I have to inspire others, because there is so much unfulfilled potential out in the world. People are scared to follow their dreams … but think of this …

Your talents are your gifts that you should be offering to the world. You have a purpose that needs fulfilling. You are not serving yourself or others if you do not follow these dreams. They are there for a reason. Don’t dismiss them. Lead the life you deserve.

As you can see above I said, ‘many’ jobs … it was a standard joke in my twenties as to where I’d be working each week. What new job did I have? Even with a degree, I still wasn’t settled, because I knew all I wanted to do was write. My dream to be an author was etched within my soul and it couldn’t be ignored. But like many people, most authors included, we fall into a job because we have too, we have to pay those bills … and we forget our soul purpose. We become accepting of our routine and we put our dreams to the side.

Unless you’re like me and you don’t!

Well, for a few years maybe but I knew I had to write. So I did. I self-published initially and a few years later was offered a contract with Bombshell Books. Can you imagine if I’d just given up on my dreams and listened to those inner (and outer) voices saying, ‘You’re not good enough.’ My writing isn’t for everyone, but then I don’t know many authors who have written books that are for everyone. I write women’s fiction that relates to real-life. I want to deal with issues around mental health, depressions, addictions, abuse … because in some form or another, life throws so many things our way and our reaction to them makes our world what it is. I write because I want my readers to understand they are not alone. And I write this blog because I want you to know, you’re not alone. I want to inspire you to follow your heart, send love and be the person God wants you to be … which is the person that YOU want to be!

Time is passing anyway, so even if you were to take a few steps a day to fulfil your dreams, you’d get there … small steps count. It’s your job to listen to your inner desires, your dreams are the reason you are here because your dream is your passion. Your passion, in some form, will serve yourself and others. So take those dreams and run with them. Make them happen.

Self-Reflective Therapeutic Creative Writing Exercise

Before you start writing, take 5 or 10 minutes to visualise where you see yourself. Where would you LIKE to be? If you could make anything happen, what would it be? When you’ve truly thought about your dreams, desires, wants etc. simply write down your answers. Free-write your answers.

Once you’ve done this, read through them and ask yourself: how can I get there? This is the time to put a plan in place and start to fulfil your dreams. A course that may need to be taken, half an hour a day to work on your goals or an elimination of something in your life … whatever it is, your purpose is that dream. Do yourself and others a favour; break down those barriers that are keeping you closed in and follow your dreams.

I believe you are reading this post because you need to put a plan in place, you have a calling that needs to be followed. So go with your instincts and make your dreams happen.

Remember: Positive messages throughout the day, helps the negative thoughts stay away.

So be inspired daily with this

free inspirational guide.

Love & happiness to you always

Victoria xx

A-Z Inspirational Journey 

This week’s inspirational word

C IS FOR COURAGE

Courage plays a huge part in how our lives develop. If you let fear take over, you will not live to your full potential. You will miss out on some wonderful opportunities. Opportunities that would allow you to live the life you probably so wish to have.

You’ll know by now, that I believe we all have a purpose, which stems from our passion, our reason for being. However, many people don’t follow their passion because they don’t think they are good enough. We have voices in our heads telling us; don’t be so silly, you’d never be good at that, or what will other people think? What if we fail? We don’t deserve this happiness … and many other random thoughts that stop us being who we are meant to be … sound familiar? Well, meet your ego!

Imagine you are coming from a place of love, which is our soul purpose … and then imagine your ego isn’t! Your ego doesn’t want you to succeed. Don’t let it win. Imagine you saw a child in the playground being bullied, cruel words being thrown at this poor innocent human being … what would you do? I’m hoping you’d stand in and save this child. Imagine that child is you and your ego is just hurling this abuse, making you feel small, vulnerable and scared. What are you going to say to that ego of yours? Back off … Just back right off. Now, tell yourself …

Use the above as a daily affirmation, it will help to instil a belief in yourself. Courage to move forward into the life you should be living.

Who we are meant to be is deep within, our purpose is to serve … you can only serve by following your true desires. Your passion is a gift for you to use. In some way or another, it will serve you and others. So have the courage to follow this passion.

Therefore, you need to ignore that ego of yours and follow your heart. You must have courage. Having the courage to ignore all the doubts, the nay-sayers, the mood-hoovers and all that negativity that can seep into your pores will give you such happiness and joy. Replace all this negativity with love, remember you are here to serve … this means you have a job to do while you’re here and you will know what that job already is. Now it’s your turn to ignore that egotistical ego of yours, surround it with a warm loving hug and let your courage soar.

This week’s self-reflective therapeutic creative writing exercise,

Free writing exercise; answer these 2 questions …

What do you wish you had the courage to do? What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?

Write from your heart. Include everything you would love to achieve. Don’t leave anything out. Really push the boundaries with these questions. When you’ve finished, ask yourself what you need to do to achieve these goals? What steps can you put in place to make it happen?

Have the courage to follow your dreams … your dreams are there for a reason. It is your purpose to fulfil them.

Remember: Positive messages throughout the day, helps the negative thoughts stay away.

So be inspired daily with this

free inspirational guide.

Love & happiness to you always

Victoria xx

A-Z Inspirational Journey 

This week’s inspirational word

B IS FOR BLESSED

Do you often meander through life feeling as if you have problems to solve? Everything seems to be an issue? You’re not where you want to be in life? Do you hear yourself complaining about the smallest of things? But you feel irritated by these small things, that they don’t feel that small to you? In fact, you may have even answered, ‘No, I don’t complain about the small things …’ But actually when you put things into perspective they really are the small things.

Concentrating on what isn’t going right in your life is a sure way to bring more of ‘what isn’t going right in your life’ to you.

The best way to start counting your blessings is listing all the things you are grateful for. Gratitude will lead to more blessings. This is the way the Law of Attraction works. Once you understand this and see it working, you will get a buzz from counting your blessings.

Your weekly therapeutic creative writing exercise is below … even if you feel blessed, this exercise is definitely worth doing, as it will consciously bring forward all those things you are grateful for, which will lead to even more things to be grateful for … more blessings.

It’s going to take more than a therapeutic writing exercise for me to see my blessings … 

Does the above sound like something you would say? Do you really feel as if you have the weight of the world on your shoulders and you really don’t know how to move forward? Sometimes we have to go through challenges to reach the other side. There are better outcomes once we’ve solved the issues that are holding us back.

If you haven’t read the Angels post from last week, do so when you can. I truly believe in every hardship, barrier or problem there is a lesson to be learnt. Our Angels don’t want to punish us, far from it, but they want us to live a better life and sometimes we can’t see that better life, because we think, ‘this is it?’ ‘How can things get better?’ It’s times like this you need to try and let go, concentrate on things you can do something about and truly look at the things that make your life blessed. Try thinking about being blessed without including material things … go deeper, spiritual and connect with a higher power.

Therapeutic Creative Writing Exercise

If you have a highlighter, it is very useful for this exercise.

I’m going to ask you a question and I want you to answer with one of the five answers below the question, quickly. Don’t think about your answer, just answer it …

  • How blessed do you feel?

1/Extremely Blessed     2/Blessed     3/Not quite sure     4/Not Blessed     5/You are so far from blessed you don’t think the word exists

Using the ‘free writing’ technique, try to expand on this, why do you feel the way you feel? For example; if you have written down that you don’t feel very blessed, try to explain these feelings to yourself by writing this down. If you have written down, you feel extremely blessed, write down why you feel so blessed. Whatever your answer, delve deeper.

It doesn’t matter how long you write for, what matters is that you write and try to get an understanding of how and where you are on the ‘feeling blessed’ scale.

So now, I want you to read over your thoughts and highlight anything negative. This isn’t me asking you to dismiss your feelings or emotions, this will help you understand how much your negative thoughts are taking over your positive thoughts. Ask yourself how much of your words are highlighted compared to your un-highlighted words. 

If you haven’t highlighted any words, well done! This means you are on the right track for counting your blessings. This should feel amazing. Keep hold of your script and in moments of doubt, read through these thoughts.

If you have highlighted words, this is absolutely fine and perfectly normal. This is why I’ve created these exercises, to help you develop a positive mindset, even in those times when you don’t feel so blessed.

Firstly look at the highlighted words and ask yourself can I do anything about them? If you can do something about them, great … write down what you ARE going to do. This in itself is a blessing. Some problems have no solution, we have to ride out the wave and wait patiently. But even then, all is not lost, concentrate on the things you CAN do something about.

Once you have completed the above, now write down 20 blessings in your life … from the fact you can get up on a morning to the natural beauty that surrounds us. The last part of this exercise is great when sitting outside in nature. Gratitude is one of the most important elements in creating a life of blessings. Once you start to appreciate that you are truly blessed by simply being, you will feel elevated to a wonderful spiritual level of divine existence.

If you can practice daily becoming more attuned to your spiritual self, you will find yourself feeling truly blessed always. This doesn’t mean problems and barriers won’t come your way, but how you deal with them will make life much easier, because you’ll always remember how blessed you truly are.

Remember: Positive messages throughout the day, helps the negative thoughts stay away.

So be inspired daily with this

free inspirational guide.

Love & happiness to you always

Victoria xx

Starting 2018’s

A-Z Inspirational Journey 

with one of my favourite topics

A IS FOR ANGELS

I’m not sure the actual point in my life when I started to really ask my angels for help. I’ve always believed there are signs around us, telling us if we are moving in the right direction, I truly believe we are constantly being guided by signs. I also believe fully in the Law of Attraction and being guided by the Universe.

So although, I can’t remember the exact moment in my life when I became aware of signs from the angels, however, most of us turn to spiritually because of ‘a reason’. Something has happened in our lives that force us to seek help outside of the ‘perceived’ physical world we live in. When you begin to realise that our angels are always with us, you won’t just ask for their help in times of need, you’ll be forever grateful for their constant intervention, support and love.

Once this becomes second nature, when there are times of emotional or physical upheaval, you will deal with your problems, barriers and circumstances in a calmer and more positive way.

So how can you do this? How can you connect with your angels and silence your mind?

There are several ways you can connect with your angels, however, I highly recommend, the lady who is renowned as the Queen of Angel Therapy, Doreen Virtue, you can see some of her books here that I recommend. I personally, carry around an angel in my purse at all times, plus, I wear a feathered angel wing necklace and bracelet. If you’re interested in keeping your angels with you at all times, you can see my favourite angel gifts for yourself or as gifts for others here.

I’d also like to start the New Year with one of my popular Therapeutic Creative Writing Exercises, on how you can notice signs from the angels.

Therapeutic Creative Writing Exercise

This week, let’s start with a bit of ‘free writing’. Free writing is a form of therapy that can help you understand your emotions, feelings and thoughts better. So, find yourself a quiet space; space where you feel comfortable and can relax. The trick is to close your eyes for 10-20 seconds and let your thoughts flow. Let all those thoughts that collide with each other flow through your mind, then write. That’s it! Free writing is a great way to express your emotions, by writing them down you can actually see your thoughts on paper. It’s said that we have between 50,000-70,000 thoughts per day, which is between 35-48 thoughts per minute per person. That’s a lot of thinking! So hopefully you can see by writing down your thoughts, it will help you to see a pattern or give you more clarity.

Write for as long as you need, some people may need 10 minutes, some may need an hour. But once you have finished, read through your thoughts and as you do try to signify where you need help. This could be a situation with your career, family, relationships, health, whatever you feel is holding you back at the moment, bring that to life. Write down how the angels could help you. You don’t need to write down every time you would like help from the angels, but in this exercise, it will help, because you can identify where you would like the angels to help.

Once you feel as if you can ask for help, do so. Simply ask. Sometimes we may be asking for something but the Angels believe we deserve better, or it’s not the right time. They will deliver when the time is right. But you must keep the faith and believe. In the words of Doreen Virtue:

To help you think more about your Angels, here’s a few more of my favourite Angel Quotes:

Remember: Positive messages throughout the day, helps the negative thoughts stay away.

So be inspired daily with this

free inspirational guide.

Love & happiness to you always

Victoria xx

HERE’S MY FAVOURITE

TOP 10 ZING QUOTES 

Once you’ve read these, why not have a go at this week’s inspirational task, and even take a look at the therapeutic creative writing exercise that will help you find your zing for life.

Don’t forget to download your printable, free inspirational quotes

REMEMBER: “Positive messages throughout the day, keep the negative thoughts away”

This week’s task …

Ask yourself: How can you find your Zing for life?

I’ve said this previously, but I love this word. Zing is like sparkle that shines from you. Wouldn’t you like to find that sparkle and spread it like glitter?

Wouldn’t you love to feel utter happiness? Can you truly be that happy? Yes, yes you can. How?

Finding your zing, is like ensuring that your soul is connected with the greater good. Although, I’m asking you to refer back now, but it’s important that you think about all of the things we practised in these blog posts. You must feel gratitude, you must feel love, you must at peace … once you have achieved these, you will find your zing.

Your zing is there to spread to others, a bubbliness that will spread across people like a blanket of warmth. I get my zing from life in general, but I become zingier when I’m writing, either my books and or these blog posts. I want to spread as much zinginess as possible. I want you to feel your zing, so does God, the universe and your angels. So this week, look back through these posts, practice gratitude, practice love … it won’t happen overnight, unless you really up your game and truly feel it, then magical things will happen. Trust me. But it can take time and daily practice, hence the reason I’ve created my inspirational book, for you to download and be surrounded by inspiring messages.

If you’d like to know more about,

How to find your zing for life, you can read the previous blog here, as with all inspirational words from our A-Z journey it features a therapeutic creative writing exercise.

You can also see below the ‘zing message’ we are spreading through inspirational clothing, as you never know who needs to see your message.

If you’d like to spread some zinginess

You can check out

Inspiration by Victoria J.Brown

See a range of tote bags, posters’ and clothing for ladies, men and children, all designed to inspire and motivate you and others.

Clothing that spreads inspirational messages … available in MANY different colours.

Colours are very significant to our mood, aura and beliefs; see the meaning of your favourite colours on Inspiration by Victoria J.Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As always, my mini message to you and why I love inspirational quotes … (I repeat this message on these blogs, as I truly want people to look at the positives in life and focus on the good. By reiterating that here, if it helps at least one person, then this blog is worth it)

I truly hope you get something from my words. When I was at my lowest, I inundated myself with quotes. I even started my own spreadsheet of quotes. I remember updating my spreadsheet while sitting in one of the spare bedrooms of my in-laws’ house, my two-year-old cuddled up to me, while my newborn laid in the crib next to the bed. I remember thinking, I have to stay positive. We have to get through this period of helplessness; lost businesses, family disputes, mental health problems, financial wreckage … it was safe to say, I was so grateful to my in-laws for putting a roof over our heads and food in our mouths, as I’m not sure where we would have ended up. I keep this short, as this part of my life is a novel in itself. But I want you to know, life is full of lessons … it’s up to us to face those challenges, knock down those barriers and keep going. Staying positive is easier said than done when you’re faced with daily struggles, but I trained my brain to only look at the bright side and block out the negative. By doing this, the Universe showed me that I can have all that I dream of and life can be magical, miracles do happen and life can be pretty awesome.

I developed my spreadsheets into daily inspirational quote books. A few years later, when I started my MA in Creative Writing, I totally connected with reflective writing. Hence the reason, I developed therapeutic creative writing exercises on my blog.

Since then, I’ve never given up on inspirational messages. I love them; I wake up to them, I go to sleep with them. I have my own affirmations. I want everyone to know the power of the mind. The power that you have to inspire yourself and others, no matter how much you feel this can’t happen for you. Trust me, from someone who felt the same, it can happen for you. YOU can make it happen. Remember, the Law of Attraction is always working, so if you feel negative things are happening in your world, listen to your thoughts, look for things to be grateful for, look for things to appreciate and watch your world become blessed with miracles and magic.

 

To help you along,

you can download my

FREE inspirational book here

 

 

Fill yourself with positive thoughts and watch the negativity fade away.

How we see these messages can be through various forms, but sometimes people are not looking for them  … but they need them. This was one of the reasons I created my online inspirational clothing store, as you never know who needs to see the messages & how it could help them at that moment in time.

I hope you find something that will help spread love, inspiration and encouragement.

Happy browsing, sending you love, happiness and joy always

Victoria

xxx

Victoria is a women’s fiction author, published by Bombshell Books. 

Following her own dreams, she was ecstatic to be published by Bombshell Books. The 2nd in the ‘myself series’ will be released at the end of September. She hopes by writing her inspirational blog and promoting her inspiring clothing, she will help others pursue their goals. Spreading love and positivity always.

Once I started reading this I couldn’t put it down. I found myself laying awake at three in the morning one night trying to finish it even though I had work the next day!

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