A-Z Inspirational Journey 

This week’s inspirational word

W IS FOR WILLING


It’s pretty obvious really that if we want something, we must be willing to put the effort in. Nobody can push us if we’re not willing to be pushed. Just like nobody should be able to stop us if we are willing to push ourselves. You may know from my posts that I’m certified in the Law of Attraction … the LOA says, to relax, to not stress, because you bring more stress to you. So sometimes you may be willing to do what it takes to achieve your goals, but you may be stressing yourself with your over-willingness, your panic and your need to succeed. The universe reflects these feelings back to you, which leads to frustration, as you feel no matter how willing you are, you’re on that treadmill and not getting anywhere.

So, your willingness to put the work in must come from a positive approach. Let go of the angst, the worry, the stress … know that the work you are putting in, your willingness to move your life forward will be reflected back to you. The sooner you think positive clear thoughts, believe and just know that all will be okay, the sooner it will be reflected back to you.

Sometimes we stop willing to succeed because of hurdles or barriers, but if your heart is pulling and your soul is telling you this is your purpose, then you must be willing to overcome any situation that may feel as if it’s holding you back. Often things happen because we need to look deeper into ourselves, or we need to look deeper into the situation, is it trying to tell us something. As you’ll know from my other posts, I truly believe everything happens for a reason, so we must be willing to look for the lessons in anything that steps in our way.

If our heart is telling us this is our purpose, this is our reason for being, then we must be willing to follow our hearts, and most importantly we must be willing to trust our journey. Trust that we are on the right path and that we must overcome obstacles to learn and move forward. We must always be willing to see the bigger picture. If you have that urge inside of you, if your heart and soul are telling you to follow your passions, you must be willing to do what it takes to get there. Through love, effort and belief, you will achieve.


In this week’s therapeutic writing exercise think about your willingness to learn

Do you feel as if you’re being held back? Are you focusing on the negatives? Are you losing your faith? If so, this exercise is perfect for you.

Write down, in list form, all the things that you feel are holding you back. All the things that you believe are stopping you from achieving. Now this could be a certain situation that has happened, or something you are focused on … which you should realise, if you’re focused on the barriers, you’re inviting more barriers …

Take one of the barriers and now freewrite about how you feel it has stopped you progressing … yes, I understand this is negative, however, understanding what is actually stopping you will help you see that it is your attitude that is stopping you, not the actual situation.

Ask yourself, (and write down) what have I gained from this situation (there will be something), what have you taken away that can help you develop as a person and with your goal.

To do this exercise, you must be willing to learn. You must be willing to find the reason behind these barriers, what can you gain from them, what can you do to improve your situation. You must be willing to look at the learning experience of anything that gets in your way, because you will be able to take something away that will help you progress and move forward.

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

V IS FOR VICTORY

We can feel victory in certain areas of our life, but our aim is to feel victorious in all areas of our life. Now, yes, this may mean hard work is needed in certain areas. But read the quote above …

I do love this quote, because if you have the fight in you; if you refuse to give up on your dreams, your soul purpose, you will achieve it. You must believe in yourself. You must believe that victory will be yours. You must take your life and live it to the fullest. You can feel victorious if you are working towards something because every day you will achieve another goal; every day you are a step closer. Every day you must reflect on the victory of your success for that day. A daily victory will lead to a life of victory.

To achieve that victorious feeling, you must believe you can do this. You must have faith in your ability. You must keep striving forward and know that you are going to win. Think about the Law of Attraction, whatever your thoughts you are attracting, you are the creator of your life. If you think you can win, you will … if you think you can’t win, you won’t! You will put the effort in where it’s needed if you want to feel victorious. Putting the effort in tells the universe you are willing to work towards your goals … the universe will respond with opportunities to help move you forward.

Talk positively about your goals, drive yourself forward and speak only about your victories, no matter how small they are. Don’t talk about situations not working. Don’t focus on the things that could go wrong. Think about, talk about and embrace all the wonderful things that will go right. Focus on the end goal and the winning. Focus on the victory. If you focus on victory you will bring that to you, if you focus on defeat you will bring that to you. So it’s important to check your thoughts and embrace the feeling of winning, embrace the feeling of achieving, embrace the feeling that you are victorious.

 

In this week’s therapeutic writing exercise let’s focus on the victories in life

This week’s exercise is to write daily. At the end of each day write about the achievements you have made, what victories can be celebrated. Small steps count and if you are ticking off boxes you are moving forward.

So every day this week write about your victories. If this helps, you can continue this after the week. It’s something you could get into the habit of doing. Sometimes we feel as if we haven’t got anywhere, we have days where we feel that treadmill is just rolling on and we are just walking through life. Life is happening to us, we’re not making it happen for us … once you start to write down your daily wins you’ll be encouraged to achieve more wins. You’ll feel the surge of energy to get out there and make life happen for you. Go and be victorious!

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

U IS FOR UNIQUE

I love this quote from this awesome film because it’s so true. We are all unique in our own special way. Imagine if we all had the same characters, passions, desires, dreams, goals … wouldn’t the world be a boring place? The one thing we should all aim for is love. This includes following our hearts. In some cases, this means we may be judged, however, this says more about the people doing the judging than it does about you. Who are we to judge anyone else? Who are we to say that we are better than anyone else? When we were born into this world, we were given certain talents, that I like to call gifts. We know what these gifts are by our desire to fulfil certain passions. Our aim, while we are here on this physical plane, is to follow these passions and make a difference in this world, through love and understanding.

Anyone who understands the spirituality of a higher power will understand how we are born into this world as souls presented in the human form; our souls have decided we needed to be here at this particular time. It’s only as we grow, spirituality is drawn away from us, as we have to conform to societal rules. Rules that humans have put in place. Rules that have become a norm. Trust me when I say these rules are of human-doing, not God’s. God only comes from a place of love, with that love, he gave us free will. Unfortunately, that free will hasn’t been used to express the love, that was intended, by many. The judgement of others is not coming from a place of love. It’s important that we realise we are all equal, no-one is better than anyone else, we are all unique in our own way. Many people come from a place of fear because they are scared to show their uniqueness.

Fear is the thing that will hold you back from being the unique individual you were put here to be. Once you can let go of this fear, embrace the love you were born with, you will find your uniqueness and you will thrive forward. You will place your faith in a higher power and you will move forward as the wonderful special individual that you are. Once you realise we all come from the same place, we are all here on one mission only; to spread love and joy, you can’t help but understand how your passion (your gift) links into this mission. Once you are following your passion, once you are doing what you love, you can’t help but feel the joy and you can’t help but spread this further afield. Your passion will always inspire and influence someone else. You will be spreading the love without knowing you are doing it.

So, when you use your uniqueness to spread love, not judging others, not allowing the judgement of others to affect you, you let go of fear. You will understand that we are all special. It comes down to choices … choosing to see the special uniqueness of every individual you come into contact with, choosing to shine as the unique person you were put on this earth to be and choosing to embrace the love that comes with this wonderful outlook on life. Embrace your uniqueness, don’t let anyone take that away from you … and don’t you take it away from anyone else.

In this week’s therapeutic writing exercise let’s write about your uniqueness …

You realise you’re unique, right? You understand you have a magic inside of you that needs to shine, yes?

You must feel this … if you don’t feel it, ask yourself why are you the same as everyone else? Those beliefs, by the way, is just your fear talking, your ego stopping you from expressing the unique and wonderful individual that you are.

In this week’s exercise write about yourself from a 3rd person’s point of view. NOTE:  THIS CANNOT BE NEGATIVE!!! No negativity is allowed in these sessions. Write about yourself as your loved ones see you … all positive … write down all the good qualities people see in you.

Now keep this with you and remind yourself daily, with these notes, about the wonderful, unique person that you are. Read this daily until you believe it, you own it, you are proud of your uniqueness. Read this daily until you feel the love.

Believe in yourself … you got this!

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

G IS FOR GROWTH

 

Becoming stagnant in life is very easily done.

We become accustomed to the routine of life; waking up – kids at school – job – pick kids up – dinner – bed! In addition to that, there will be a mixture of after-school activities, parent taxi-service, household chores and other essential tasks that need fulfilling. Sound familiar?

So then when we talk about growth on a personal level, we often feel we don’t have the capacity to fit anything else in, let alone look after ourselves. Wouldn’t it be great to just feel stable? Really … do we need to bring in the extra pressure of personal growth?

Being stuck in a rut is actually damaging to your health. Read here research from Harvard Medical School about the dangers; Samuel Parkes Cadman said, “the only difference between a rut and a grave is a matter of depth.”

Let’s look at this last quote … ‘unlearning old limits’ … so when we talk about being stuck in a rut, what part of your life do you feel reflects this rut? What old beliefs, if any, do you feel are holding you back?

Is there an area in your life that you want to grow and learn new ways of living? Or as we said above, unlearn habits and limitations? This could be your career, health, family … there could be an area in your life you feel is lacking. It’s your choice to push yourself forward and grow in this area. We always have a choice to either stay where we are or make the changes needed to live the life we want and deserve. Even if these changes are small, a small change made daily is better than no change at all. You will soon see results in this area of your life.

The key to change and growth is staying focused. Sometimes when we need to grow it can be hard work. It can be an effort that we really are not sure we have the energy to pursue. But you can do this. You got this. If you feel a pull towards a certain change, an area in your life that needs your attention so you can grow and prosper then go with it. That pull is there for a reason, you need to follow that pull. Don’t be pushing it back. You may even tell yourself you are pushing it back until ‘later’ … but does ‘later’ ever come? Forget whatever else is going on in your life, and yes, sometimes it isn’t the right time to make changes, but if you feel that it’s never the right time to make changes, then there never will be a right time, so just do it. Just start putting steps in place to push yourself forward.

Continue to grow even when it feels too hard … because this will be the time when you desperately need to grow. Growing will leave these hard times behind.

In this week’s therapeutic writing exercises, let’s look at how you can help yourself grow …

Let’s focus on where you’d like to be in the future. Thinking ahead will help you focus on the tasks that need to be fulfilled to achieve these goals. I’m all for living in the moment, but if you’re not growing as a person, if you feel stuck in a rut, you’re not really living in the moment.

This is a free-writing exercise, so simply write down what comes into your head … (we are going to work back over as it will help you focus on your long-term goals and break them down).

1/ Where would you WANT to be in 10 years time?

2/ Where would you WANT to be in 5 years time?

3/ Where would you WANT to be in 1 year’s time?

Now take each question and break it down … what do you need to do to reach these achievements? Obvious question is, what can you do today to help yourself grow? What can you do today to take you closer to your goal? This includes, what do you need to stop doing to grow? What old beliefs and limitations do you need to change?

Remember; small steps count. Ask yourself; what would you thank yourself for tomorrow?

Throughout all this exercise, remember; YOU GOT THIS! You are strong! You have these urges, passions and goals because you are meant to achieve them. We are all here for a reason, you need to ask yourself if you are fulfilling your reasons for being? If you feel as if you are not growing into the person you want to be, what can you do to make this happen?

If you feel the above questions are too difficult to think about? You’re not sure where you want to be, simply write. Write about the life you’d like to have, where you’d like to be in the future, write about want you feel is holding you back, write about your unlimited beliefs and limitation … simply write and you will find your answers to the above questions.

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 VIBRANCY QUOTES 

Once you’ve read these, why not have a go at this week’s inspirational vibrancy task. You can also click back to the therapeutic creative writing exercise that will help you become more vibrant.

If you’d like to digitally download any of the above quotes, in a classy elegant blank print, to display around your home or office …

YOU CAN DOWNLOAD HERE, FROM AS LITTLE AS 99P

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

If you’d like to spread some vibrancy …

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 appreciation 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you want to become more vibrant? You can read the previous vibrancy blog here, as with all inspirational words from our A-Z journey it features a therapeutic creative writing exercise.

Ask yourself: How do people feel when they’ve left your company?

Have you heard the term ‘mood hoovers’ – these are the people that drain you when you talk to them. You’ve heard the term, ‘they’ve got a problem for every solution!’ Are you that person?

This week is simple. Do not complain. It’s that simple.

If you feel yourself going to complain or just have a little whine … STOP! If you are going to update someone on your life and you feel it’s not going to plan, for example, you are looking for a new job and you’ve not quite got there yet, don’t complain, just cheerily say, ‘I’m working on it.’ Once you start doing this, you will also lift your thoughts to a higher place and the universe is always listening. The Law of Attraction is always working. When you realise this, you’ll never think a negative thought again. You’ll never complain again.

Once you instil this way of thinking, you can’t help but become a vibrant person, because everything is done out of love!

We all have days that drive us crazy and things don’t go to plan, but when you actually ask yourself, ‘Is it the end of the world?’ Put things into perspective and start looking for the positive in life.

This week, show gratitude, love and joy. NO COMPLAINING ALLOWED THIS WEEK!

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’ was 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.

Buy both now from Amazon

 

HERE’S MY FAVOURITE 

TOP 10 QUOTES TO HELP YOU INSPIRE YOURSELF & OTHERS 

Once you’ve read these, why not have a go at this week’s inspirational task, and even click back to the therapeutic creative writing exercise that will inspire you …

If you’d like to digitally download any of the above quotes, in a classy elegant blank print, to display around your home or office …

YOU CAN DOWNLOAD HERE, FROM AS LITTLE AS 99P

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

I love this last quote … if you’ve never had that feeling, if you’ve never inspired someone, your task this week is to think about how and who you could inspire. Be the person who inspires others. Be the person who inspires you.

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 love with messages of inspiration

A range of colours are available; see the meaning of your favourite colours on Inspiration by Victoria J.Brown

 

If you’d like to know more about, how you can become inspiring, you can read the previous blog post here, as with all inspirational words from our A-Z journey it features a therapeutic creative writing exercise.

Ask yourself: How do you inspire yourself? How do you inspire others?

Inspiring yourself is a great way to stay motivated. If you have goals you want to achieve, keeping yourself inspired is a great way to achieve them. You’ll read on the bottom of my posts, one of my own favourite quotes, ‘Positive messages throughout the day help keep the negative thoughts stay away’. I love reading inspirational quotes, I love reading about inspirational people. People who have achieved their goals and fulfilled their dreams.

If you want to achieve something, a great way to be inspired is to follow and learn from someone who has achieved the same goal. Anything can be achieved if we are motivated enough. This week search for some successful people who work in the related field you would like to progress in or get into. Read about these people, some may have written books, read about them, learn from them … stay positive! You are what you believe … believe you can be as great as the people that inspire you.

You’ll find when you feel inspired, it’s easier to inspire others.

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, & digital inspirational downloads 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

Love Victoria

xxx

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

Following her own dreams, she was ecstatic to be published with Bombshell Books. The 2nd book 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.

A wonderfully captivating story of life and struggles, with some extremely heart rendering moments.

Buy now from Amazon


Losing Myself,

Out September 29th, 2017

This week’s positive word

on our A-Z Inspirational Journey …

Z is for

ZING

Zing … what a strange but beautiful word.

Hopefully this post, will help you find your Zing!

Credit: Victoria J.Brown

If someone asked me to describe what it means to find my zing … I’d use words like, sparkling, vibrancy, exhilarating, tantalising … Does this describe your life?

Don’t worry, most people will say no here! But wouldn’t it be lovely to be one of those people who says, ‘Yes’, my life is full of zing.

I like to be honest in my posts, if you haven’t noticed already … but life is full of challenges. You may have faced something or you are facing something that is a complete upheaval in your life and you read these posts wondering if all this fluffy stuff is true. Trust me when I say, I couldn’t have written a blog that consists of an A-Z Inspirational Journey if I didn’t think it was true.

Life has thrown many many MANY challenges my way! Once I’d learned about the Law of Attraction I realised that it was me holding back on the good in my life. It was me that was attracting the negativity. Sometimes we have to let go of negativity to bring the positive into our lives. Whether that be a situation or a person. It may seem like the hardest thing to do at the time. Look for the signs, ask for help from the Angels and they will guide you.

Finding you zing for life is the reason you are here – your zing is your passion and your purpose. Your passion is what gives you the motivation to drive forward, which will add that extra zing into your life. Just how Emma Watson describes it;

Credit: Like Success

You’ll find when you’ve found your passion and you have that extra zing in your life, that life becomes a journey of little zings. Little zings that are made up of little things. Little things that you may have taken for granted, not learned to appreciate until you find your Zing.

Now, I could talk all day about what your zing is, but you may be wondering how you can go about finding your Zing …

This week’s therapeutic creative writing exercise (and the last of this A-Z’s Inspirational Journey)

HOW TO FIND YOUR ZING:

  • Start by closing your eyes, breathing for 10 minutes or longer if needed. 
  • Imagine, while you’re breathing, your ‘ideal’ life – where are you? Who are you with?
  • In this ‘ideal’ life, imagine your alarm going off on a morning, imagine yourself jumping out of bed and knowing your day is going to be filled with happiness.
  • Imagine, what would give you that happiness? What you would do that would make you happy?
  • Some people may feel nothing … but imagine that you do have a purpose. I believe everyone has a purpose, so it’s sad if you feel you don’t have one. So let’s think about this … What is your passion? What are your hobbies? What makes you tick? There must be something … if you are feeling quite low and you’re unsure of where you’re meant to be, try thinking back to being a child … ‘When I grow-up I want to be a …’ If it’s never too late to change your profession, your goals, your dreams … we change as we get older, we become interested in different things, but what makes us unique is our own special mission. Many people have forgotten their mission, bogged down by finance worries, work pressure, family strains … many people have lost their zing.
  • So write down what you would be doing in your ideal life, when you were younger did you say you wanted to be a nurse? Did you fulfil this dream? If not, what are you doing at the moment? Are you helping others? Are you working in a caring role? Try and look inside yourself and really thing about what makes you tick. When you find it, when you start putting plans in place to pursue it, you will start to find that zing … that calling. The reason you are here.
  • If you’re still struggling, this is great time to do some freestyle writing. Freestyle writing is an awesome way to let go of your emotions and find out what and where our blockages are. What is really happening in our world? Where can we put things back on track to understand where we want to be.

Life has and will continue to throw challenges at you, but as I’ve talked about before all challenges are relative. What we need to do is open our hearts, minds and eyes to what is really happening in our world. Whatever is going on in your world, whatever pressures, struggles, problems, challenges you are facing, once you find your zing: your passion, your purpose, your reason for living … you will work your way through these barriers, in fact, you will bash down these barriers like the flimsy walls that they are, not the concrete jail you feel you are stuck within.

Remember, you deserve to find your zing; your passion, your purpose, your reason for living 🙂

Wishing you love, happiness and fulfilment always

Victoria xx

If you’d like help in surrounding yourself with positivity, you can download your very own FREE inspirational guide here.

 

This week’s positive word

on our A-Z Inspirational Journey …

C is for

CHOICES

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Sometimes we are faced with difficulties in life that we have to either overcome or dwell upon.

But once you understand that life is a journey, and every stop is meant to be, you can choose to embrace the tight bends, the smooth corners, the bumpy roads, the upward hills or the tranquil ride.

If you have read about the Law of Attraction  you’ll understand that a tranquil ride will continue to lead to a tranquil ride, whilst a bumpy rollercoaster ride can continue to lead along the same path, this can depend on how you choose to look at your ride.

If you are experiencing some tight bends and bumpy roads at the moment, depending how you choose to think about these life events, will result in the next part of your journey.

 This may be hard to comprehend if you feel as if you are stuck in some kind of rut or are facing some true life or health difficulities.

Hope you’re enjoying the therapeutic creative writing exercises, here’s this week’s:

HOW TO CHOOSE A BETTER YOU:

Ask yourself these two questions …

  • On a day to day basis do you feel as if you’re plodding through mud?
  • Do you look at other peoples’ lives, envy them and look at the bad in your own life?

If you answered yes to the above questions, here could lie the reasons behind the problems you are experiencing in your life.

choose

Now ask yourself these two questions …

  • Which part of your life do you feel is running quite smoothly? (One rule with this question – you can’t answer ‘nothing’ – find something! There will be something!)
  • When was the last time you did something with LOVE for someone else?

Now write down your thoughts, here you could do some freestyle writing.

Once you’ve done that, read through and highlight which parts are your choice? You should find that most of it is through choice. If not, have another look through, whilst reading think about your thoughts, can you look at things differently? Can you choose your thoughts? Can you choose to look at a situation and see the good in it?

Now start freestyle writing about how life could be, how you wish it could be if you made these changes to your thoughts.

Life is about making choices; to choose to see the good around us or choose to dwell upon which isn’t good. Sometimes we could dislike something so much in our life that it can take over our whole being. For example: how many people HATE their jobs. I don’t like using the would hate. It’s a very strong passionate word that can seep into someone’s bones. There are people who hear their alarm go off on a morning and feel a deep sickly pit at the bottom of their stomach (I know because I was one of them, many many many years ago!). I deeply HATED the jobs I had, I moved from job to job … but every time I moved jobs, I knew I word HATE it! I knew I would hate it because it wasn’t what I wanted to do with my life. I wasn’t fulfilling my dreams by moving from job to job. But as the LOA would tell us, I brought the hate on myself.

If only I’d known that I was simply dreaming of the life I wanted, but not actually doing anything about it and blaming everyone else, circumstance and life in general – I knew what I wanted to do, I knew what I had to do but I would put constant barriers up … excuses!

I chose excuses!

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In my jobs I wasn’t appreciated – but then I didn’t really appreciate anyone else. I was envious of those who laughed their way through the day and got promoted!!! How dare they! How can these people who spent much of their time laughing and chatting keep getting promoted – especially over someone like me who came in early, worked through my lunch hour, took work home with me and was more qualified than most of the office!

How could this keep happening? If only I could travel back to those days and give that younger version of me a shake. Although, I do often think I had to go through those thoughts to understand my thoughts now. I’m grateful for the experiences I’ve endured. I choose now to be the most positive, grateful and loving person possible.

I don’t recognise the younger me … it doesn’t even feel like me. I wish I’d known then what I know now about choosing my response to my situation … so much unhappiness leads to more unhappiness.

It’s as simple as this –

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Ask yourself two more questions …

  • Do you want to be around someone who has the ability to do a particular job or task, but is deterimental to others, to themselves and to life in general?
  • Do you want to be around someone who may need to learn a few things, but has the determination, enthusiasm and the zest for life to push themselves forward?

Now ask yourself another question …

Who do you CHOOSE to be?

Although it would be great to go back and give the younger version of my selfish self a ‘good old’ talking to, I also understand all my life events have bought me to where I am today. I have had to experience some awful hard times, but I understand now and it all makes perfect sense. Everything happens for a reason, it’s your choice to understand the reason.

Life is simple when you look at it simply! Life is beautiful! We must choose to see the beauty. Once you see the beauty … it all becomes clear.

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Wishing you love, happiness and fulfilment always

Victoria xx

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 WEALTHY WEDNESDAY

This week we look at

Memories of Heaven: Children’s Astounding Recollections of the Time Before They Came to Earth

Dr Wayne W. Dyer and Dee Garnes

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What is Wealthy Wednesday?

Wednesday is about helping you build a wealthy mind through inspirational books, articles, videos or other resources that will help you develop your wealth of knowledge.

Wednesday is a good day to understand your feelings. Are you counting the hours down until the weekend? Did you get out of bed this morning and think, ‘I’m nearly half-way through the week’?

We can all continue to develop our wealthy minds, but if you relate to the above, your spiritual wealthiness definitely needs some TLC 🙂

This week’s book is one by Dr Wayne W. Dyer and Dee Garnes

Memories of Heaven:

Children’s Astounding Recollections of the Time Before They Came to Earth

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This book was sat on my shelf for quite a while before I actually read it. I would lift it from the bookshelf and then put it back after being distracted by other things.

However, I decided in the summer to take it on holiday. After reading Doreen Virtue’s Miracles of Archangel Gabriel I was drawn to the book … would could children tell us about our time before here?

Well, I wasn’t disappointed with the recollections; it was an amazing and awe-inspiring read. Gripping from the start.

Usually on holiday I listen to audible so I can watch my girls in the pool etc. so having this book as a paperback I wasn’t sure I would have chance to read it, however, once I started, I could not put it down.

My girls are now nine and seven years, and this book bought back memories of their time when they were younger. I remember when Lexi, my eldest, was just two years old and she had an imaginary friend called Lucy. Lucy came everywhere with us, ate with us and even slept with Lexi most nights. Lexi would come up with these stories about Lucy, where she’d been, who her family was etc. I use to think that she had an amazing imagination, and being a writer myself and telling stories from a young age, I didn’t really think anything of it.

One particular day, Lexi asked me to take a photo of her and Lucy, of course, I joined in the fun, like I always did. I snapped a few photos, telling Lexi and (supposedly Lucy) to smile for the photo. Lexi wanted to view the photo on my camera, you can imagine my shock when she said, ‘Where’s Lucy?’ ‘Lucy isn’t on the photo?’ I still get tingles now when I think about that conversation.

After reading this book, I wish I’d been able to read it when my girls were younger, especially when Lexi was communicating with the little girl Lucy. Any parents or grandparents of younger children should definitely read this book. It shows the innocence of our babies and toddlers, their purity before they are moulded into what our society thinks they should be.

There are some bad reviews that say this book repeats itself, but doesn’t that give the children’s stories in this book more validity? If many children are reciting the same kind of stories about the their time before they were born, wouldn’t that mean there is more truth behind these stories? I think so. Whether you believe in afterlife or not, rebirth or Reincarnation, this is still an interesting and inspiring read. It shows there is more to life than our bodies on this earth 🙂

 WEALTHY WEDNESDAY

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What is Wealthy Wednesday?

Wednesday is about helping you build a wealthy mind through inspirational books, articles, videos or other resources that will help you develop your wealth of knowledge.

Wednesday is a good day to understand your feelings. Are you counting the hours down until the weekend? Did you get out of bed this morning and think, ‘I’m nearly half-way through the week’?

We can all continue to develop our wealthy minds, but if you relate to the above, your spiritual wealthiness definitely needs some TLC 🙂

This week’s book is one of Doreen Virtue’s amazing reads.

The Miracles of Archangel Gabriel

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It was strange how I came across this book. I’ve read many Hay House books, over the years, although I am subscribed to Doreen Virtue’s newsletter, I’d never read any of her books. I’d watched some of her videos, and although I wanted to read her books, there was always something else on my list to read first.

However, this one particular day this book landed in my inbox – FREE! I didn’t download it at first, not because I didn’t want to, but I’d breezed over it, not taking much notice. (I have lots of inspirational, motivational messages coming through daily). But this email arrived again! And I automatically thought, ‘I need to read this’. I do truly believe in angels, but sometimes I need confirmation that I am meant to do certain things, so I may get one sign, but then I’ll look out for another.

This is a very powerful book, so much so that when I was reading it I felt it had been written for me. The unbelievable feeling that I was being protectively watched over while reading the book was so reassuring I didn’t want the book to end.

Are you wondering who Archangel Gabriel is?

Here’s a snapsnot from Doreen Virtue’s website – http://www.angeltherapy.com/archangel-gabriel

Gabriel and Mother Mary work closely together to minister to sensitive children. They guide conceptions, adoptions, pregnancies, births, and the raising of children. Because Gabriel is deeply concerned about children’s welfare, the archangel mentors responsible and loving adults who wish to help the young. If you feel called to work with children in any capacity, please ask Gabriel to help you.Gabriel helps earthly messengers such as teach­ers, counselors, writers, artists, and actors. This arch­angel acts like a Heavenly agent and manager who motivates you to polish your skills. Gabriel then opens the door of opportunity for you to work in your chosen career, and gives you a loving push through it if you hesitate.

It’s strange because we named our youngest daughter Gabriella, who is now 7 years old. Me and hubby were so drawn to the name but I wasn’t actually sure why at the time. I didn’t know of anyone with that name, and it wasn’t one of the popular names at the time. It hadn’t been a name that had been on our ‘girls names list’ for a lifetime. It came to us just before she was born.

At this time it wasn’t that I didn’t believe in Angels, I’d never really thought about it. My dad was an atheist, so although I felt like there was more to us than the ‘ape theory’, it wasn’t something we discussed, as it would be dismissed, laughed at or would even cause an argument because he was so strong-willed and adamant about his own theories and beliefs.

When I gave birth to Gabriella, I didn’t know what I know now about the Law of Attraction or Spiritual Awareness. At that particular time, we were going through a very bad time. A horrendous time. We’d had to move out of our house to live with my in-laws because my hubby’s business was crumbling, money was non-existent, we had insurmountable amount of debt and we were literally ‘just surviving’. Not ‘just living or existing’ – we were holding on for dear life!

I was 7 months pregnant when we had to move in with my in-laws (who are lovely and I was thankful we had them to help us) and our toddler, Lexi, who was 21 months at the time. It was a time that should have been filled with happiness because we were bringing a new life into the world, but it was dampened by so much negativity, pressure and fear.

When I was reading ‘The Miracles of Archangel Gabriel’ I know now he was with me at that awful time. Reading this amazing book was like confirmation that the things I’ve learnt over the years, in terms of how to change my thoughts and lead a better life, was because he was there guiding me. He was trying to get through to me then and I wasn’t really listening, to be honest it took a few years to understand, to listen and follow his guidance.

This book is confirmation for me that Archangel Gabriel is with me always. If I need help from the other angels, he helps me decide which one is needed. For example, Archangel Jophiel recently helped me declutter my house, so I could think straight. A thankful and awesome experience. It’s a wonderful feeling connecting with the angels. As Doreen Virtue will tell you in many of her books, the angels want to help us. It’s so powerful and so rewarding to feel that connection with them.

As I said, this is the first book I’ve read of Doreen Virtue, but I would like to thank her for writing this book. I will be reading more of her books. I’ve already finished a few more, which I’ll review on here over the coming weeks. They all make perfect sense. There is an element of common sense, which those who struggle with the theory of angels or spiritual guidance may find bizarre that common sense could even be mentioned when talking about angels, but trust me once you are in tune … it really is common sense. It makes sense. The world makes sense.

I urge everyone to read this book, whether you believe in angels or not, because this book will relate to many people. There will be things in your life that you believe are coincidences … reading books about angels, especially this book, you may start to realise that you are not alone. Just ask for help … and you will be surprised at how your prayers will be answered.

You can download ‘The Miracles of Archangel Gabriel’ here. I did mention it landed in my inbox for free, which was a bonus for me, and a sign that I needed this book. However, I wouldn’t hesitate to buy this book. It’s worth every penny and more 🙂

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