5 Steps towards transformation

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Current feels: The energy is one of transformation and healing from within. This is being amplified by the energy of this Full Moon. Are you ready to shed the layers, untruths and limiting stories that you’ve been telling yourself? If so, it’s time to go within.

Once you start doing the work you begin to realise that you cannot paper over the cracks (wounds, issues and untruths) with affirmations. It requires more than that. Much more.

True transformational healing is an inside job. You have to go within. In doing so you gotta be prepared for the real truth to hit you. You’ve also gotta be willing to feel the feels.

I’ve learned that this isn’t for the faint-hearted. It’s a process where you rise and maybe stumble along the way, ugly crying et all. However, it’s also liberating and you’ll learn what you need to, meet who you’re meant to and acquire tools, practices and wisdom that you need. All of which come together so that next time round you transform and heal with a little more ease and grace. So, let’s begin today as I share my 5-step process that has supported me in facilitating healing from within.

Acknowledge

The wounds, the issues and untruths will rise to the surface. They’ll make themselves known to you whenever they time comes for them to be healed. However, whether or not you acknowledge them is entirely up to you.

Like many of you reading this, I would simply suppress or block out whatever wounds or feels that I didn’t want to deal with. I’d substitute it for anything else that felt better, e.g.: shopping, Prosecco or work. If it didn’t feel good in that moment I didn’t wanna know.

Over time, more layers of emotional baggage, stories, dramas and untruths built up around this suppressed core wound. This created more energy blocks, internal pain and challenges. It often felt like life was at a standstill and no matter how many affirmations or crystals I wore in my bra I couldn’t bloody move forward.

I learned the hard way to acknowledge the wounds, issues and untruths that rose to the surface. Simultaneously, feeling the feels in all their glory until they no longer had any power over me. Sometimes, this process was quick and, at other times, it meant I had to go deeper with inner child healing work for instance.

Either way, the important lesson was to acknowledge whatever was coming up. Knowing and believing that it was coming up for a reason. That it required my attention now, in that present moment.

Release
What follows is a process of release. A releasing of the memory or issue, as well as the emotions and energy that went along with it.

Each of these things become trapped within if they don’t have an outlet. This creates all kinds of blocks energetically and just that feeling of stagnation. You know that feeling of not being able to move forward or manifest what you really, really want? It’s that.

I found this really frustrating until I began taking matters into my own hands, using Angelic Reiki or simple letting go rituals in order to release the energy.

One of my letting go rituals can be found here. It can be used for letting go of physically or emotionally and is really effective at detaching energetically. However, sometimes you need to go deeper into your practice of letting go which is where the following tools and practices really come into their own. At least, this has been the case in my own practice:

  • Prayer of surrender, faith, peace and strength
  • Energy clearing with AA Michael
  • Angelic Reiki for clearing and healing at the root

Personally, I follow this up with clearing the energy in the room where I’ve been working. Doing this simply through prayer and intention. Then opening the window or smudging with Sage.

“Dear God, Angels and Eternal Souls of love and light. Thank you for clearing this room of dense energy. This room is filled with your love, light and peace. No dense energies are welcome or able to reside in here. And so it is. Amen.”

You may need to revisit this release stage more than once. If that’s the case don’t be hard on yourself. I’ve found that some deeper rooted woes and issues need more time and energy to clear than others.

Ground
Grounding into the present and your own body is essential. It’s tempting to stay in this lovely healing bubble of love and light. However, the reality is that life isn’t always like that. There are twists, turns, ups and downs that have to be experienced and dealt with or how else would we grow? Therefore we need to be ground and present in this reality so, that we can also integrate the experience. Which is where grounding comes into play?

Some of my grounding practices include:

  • Getting out into nature and the fresh air by going for a walk in the park. Connecting to nature and the natural rhythms of life.
  • Prayer to Sandolphon. He’s one of the Archangels who knows what it’s like to live on Earth and he’s great to call in when you want to feel grounded. Tune into his energy through your intention and ask him to ground you.
  • Meditate and visualise yourself being grounded. YouTube have some great FREE grounding videos. I find it helpful to hold a grounding crystal in my hand whilst doing the meditation/visualisation. My favourite grounding crystal is Red Jasper because you immediately feel yourself being pulled back down to Earth.

Welcome
When you release you create space for something else. I’ve learned that it’s important to fill that space with that feels good and in alignment with the bigger things that you are calling in. Something that puts you on the path to creating what you want. This step is often overlooked, yet it’s an essential part of supporting you in taking action and not filling the space with yet more shit.

How you do this is personal to you and you may find it changes from time to time. Simply do what resonates with you at that time. Take guided action from your Divine Entourage.

Some of my personal favourites include:

  • Setting new intentions in my journal and these should include the feelings that you will be experiencing more of, going forward e.g.: love, peace, joy and the like.
  • Visualise and daydream about what you want. Consistently follow this up with little visualisation breaks throughout your day.
  • Journal. Words are powerful and there’s something about writing it all down that adds a little magic energy to the process. You may even want to tune into your higher self and allow the writing process to be Divinely guided.

Nurture
This is an important step that is often overlooked in our haste to feel better and experience more. However, it’s important to love and be kind to yourself.

In my own experience, I’ve found that healing from within is not for the faint-hearted. Pain and sadness are unearthed which means that it’s important to look after yourself. Give yourself that love, nurturing and energy that you deserve. This is especially important if you’re a giver by nature and put the needs of others before your own.

So, take the time to relax and practice self-care by doing the things that light you up. That might be exercise, salt bath, manicure or afternoon tea with the girls.

If time is an issue then ask the Angels to support you in finding and creating time to nurture yourself more.

“Thank you Angels, for supporting me to create time for nurturing and loving myself.”

This simple 5-step process can be applied at any time. It can also be repeated again and again if needs be. Tweak it and refine it to suit your own personal needs. Just don’t shy away from doing the work to clear your energy and heal yourself from within.

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This week is dedicated to healing from within. Working with the Full Moon energy in Virgo to really tune in and facilitate that process. Prayers, readings, rituals and crystal remedies will be posted over the coming days on the Instagram page. So, I invite you to connect and post your experiences, comments etc.

Offerings
Free Modern Woman’s guide to working with crystals. This beginners guide is perfect for women who are ready to bring the magic of crystals into their daily life.

Angelic Reiki taster session. Working with the Angels to clear your energy and get to the root of issues that have plagued you for years is an amazing experience. For me, it’s been life changing which is why I’m extending my £15 offer for a wee while longer.

Intuitive reading and bespoke crystal healing bracelet. Crystals anchor and amplify the energy of your intention. As a crystal reader, I can intuitively select a crystal for you that you can use as a touchstone or wear as a bracelet, supporting you as you heal and manifest your desires into reality.

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Maximise the energy of your intentions and rituals 

Feeling drained, tired,  stuck or stressed? Our energy and that within our homes, as well as workplaces can amplify these feelings. If let for too long this will eventually manifest itself in your body in the form of aches, pains and illness.

In the last few weeks I have been taking the practice of clearing energy really seriously. Taking time to clear the energy in my home, workplace and my own energy. As a result of this I’ve felt calmer, relaxed, grounded and positive, with a heightened sense of awareness. This has not gone unnoticed by friends, colleagues and family members who have commented on how “different” I am lately. Different in a good way. Additionally, I’ve found that where there used to be problems there are now solutions and offers coming out of the blue.

Coincidence? Possibly. Yet, I strongly feel that clearing energy releases what’s no longer required, creating space for something more fulfilling to fill the space.

Sage

One of the first things I did was to Sage myself and my home. Calling in my Divine team and saying a prayer for what I want to release  (low vibes, stuck energy…), moving on to set an intention for what I was calling in. After this, I lit my Sage bundle before blowing it out and allowing the embers to smoke. Holding the intention in mind I walk around the room and wave the stick so that the smoke drifts around the room, paying special attention to corners. Then,  I open the window so that the lower energy has somewhere to go.

I also Sage myself, running the Sage stick around my body and visualise the lower energy being carried away for transmutation. Finally, I extinguish my Sage stick in water or hang it upside down so that it burns out. I’d only do the later if I’m staying indoors, for health and safety reasons.

Angelic Reiki 

At other times I practised self-healing, in the form of Angelic Reiki. I loved this method as it meant that I could lie back and relax, allowing the Angels the space to do their thing.

Angelic Reiki or any other form of energy healing like it has the effect of clearing away what no longer serves you. This form of healing is mostly about releasing the emotional and spiritual blocks that hold you back from being yourself.

Often what you won’t realise is that traumas, emotional pain, anger, fear and unforgiveness leaving an energetic imprint on us. If you don’t clear the energy you simply add to it with each new experience. Over time this creates a blockage and you may notice that this impacts on key areas of your life, eg: you experience endless dramas in your career and despite being capable, career success alludes you.

Personally and professionally, I have found that Angelic Reiki will bring the unseen to the surface. This allows you to explore the wisdom and learn the lessons from the past experiences that have brought you to this place.

Selenite

Crystals are perfect for any kind of energy work and I especially love to use them to clear my energy at the end of a hard day or week. Mostly, I’ll blend this with meditation or Angelic Reiki in order to really amplify the energy of my prayer and intention.

One of the crystals that I love working with is to balance and cleanse new energy is Selenite. Using it to balance and cleanse my own energy, as well as the energy within my home. Having worked with this crystal at the end of each working day, holding it in my hands during meditation or prayer. I particularly like to use it during a healing session and have found that I have felt clearer energetically. Its afforded me more time and energy to spend on doing things I enjoy, rather than falling asleep on the sofa.

Incorporating Selenite into your daily life can be as easy enough. One of the easiest ways being to hold it in your hand during meditation. Closing your eyes, setting an intention for what you want the crystal to support you with and allowing the crystal to attune to, as well as balance your energy.  If you’re anything like me you’ll feel the energy moving and may even see a field of white light. For me the white light is a symbol of my connection to and the presence of God and the Angels.

Prayer

By far the most effective form of energy clearing and balancing is prayer. I believe in and pray to God, yet you can pray to whoever resonates with you, asking them to clear the energy.

My preferred method of prayer is affirmative where I give thanks to God and my Divine team for clearing the energy of my environment.

As far as I’m concerned there are no special words. God, the Angels and spirit already know what you require and are often waiting for you to ask. Therefore, all that’s required is that you ask with sincerity and are open to receiving.

Of course, the benefits of these tools and practises are personal to the individual. This means that the benefits may well differ from person to person,  depending on their personal energy.

Over the last few weeks I’ve used a combination of each of these practises,  allowing myself to be guided by my own Divine team. Therefore, it is my suggestion that when choosing a modality, tool or practise to incorporate into your daily life you allow yourself to be guided. Listen to and trust your intuition.

Being in the phase of a New Moon it is a great time to call in the new, start new projects or begin to carve out a new path for yourself. However, to do so may mean that you have to clear energy and let go which is where any or all of these tools and practices can support you. Doing so by strengthening the energy of your intention  and creating space for that which you desire. Just remember that you still have a choice on how you fill the space,  so choose consciously and wisely.

I’d love to know your experiences of clearing and balancing your energy. Have you tried these tools and practices? What tools and practices do you use? If so, comment below.

Offers 

Want to try Angelic Reiki? For a limited time I am offering a 15 minute Angelic Reiki distant healing session for £15. To enquire or book your session then please contact me at: hello@soulstorylondon.co.uk 

Until the 28th February 2017 Doreen Virtue is hosting the World Angel Summit. This is a free event where Doreen and friends share Angel stories, tips and meditations. You can sign up by clicking here.  If you wanted to buy all of the featured interviews you can do so here. 

Join the First-Ever World Angel Summit 2017 with Doreen Virtue and Friends

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I am beyond excited to share with you that at the team at Hay House, along with Doreen Virtue, are releasing something very special — the first-ever World Angel Summit. It is FREE for you to listen to online from February 22 – February 28. All you have to do is sign up by following this link. Hay House also has an inspiring bonus video for you to watch before the Summit begins. In it, Doreen shares her personal story and manifesting process.

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Many of you have experienced the power of angels and Doreen Virtue and her friends are looking forward to sharing many practical tips for working with the angels to add joy and healing to your life.

The World Angel Summit will be hosted by Doreen Virtue and will cover a wide range of topics.

There will be at least 2 lessons each day which will be available to listen to for 24 hours. All 15 lessons include a powerful meditation and feature Doreen Virtue.

Here is the schedule:
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February 22*
Doreen Virtue – Using Angel Therapy Daily for Stress & Anxiety Relief
Michael David Virtue – Tapping into Archangel Alchemy

February 23*
Radleigh Valentine – How to Do Accurate Oracle Card Readings
Brigitte Parvin – How to Work with Angels to Overcome Addictions

February 24*
Robert Reeves – How to Call upon Angels for Healing
Karen Kay – Opening The Door to The Fairy World

February 25*
Judith Lukomski – Using Crystals to Communicate with Angels
Melissa Virtue – What Are Angels Telling You in Your Dreams?

February 26**
Charles Virtue – Manifesting Your Life Purpose with the Angels
Naidoo – Raising Crystal & Indigo Children with The AngelsPeroshini
Melissa Virtue – Teachings On Love from The Angels

February 27*
Jenny Ross – When Your Angels Guide You to Eat Healthier
Grant Virtue – Becoming Financially Free with Angelic Help

February 28*
Doreen Virtue – Real World Angel Experiences
Andrew Karpenko – How to Call upon the Angels to Heal Parental Wounds

Click here to get your World Angel Summit schedule in PDF format.

If you would love to experience all of these incredible lessons and meditations but don’t have time this week to listen, Hay House has created a package for you to enjoy the Summit at your convenience. The package includes all 15 of the World Angel Summit audio lessons and meditations, plus transcripts of each lesson and 6 additional Doreen Virtue products as bonus gifts–all for only $77. You save $11 if you purchase before the Summit begins. Get yours here.

Whether you buy the World Angel Summit today or experience it FREE during the week of Feb 22 – 28, the important thing is that you apply all of these life-changing lessons to help you achieve your goals in 2017.

I hope you join the first-ever online World Angel Summit to enrich your connection to the angels and work with them to bring peace and healing to the world.

With love

Chanel-xo-

PS – I’ll also be sharing a few Angel inspired offers throughout the week of the World Angel Summit, so stay tuned and connected on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Alternatively, sign up for the Soul Story London newsletter and get a heads up on Angel packages and offers. 

The Real Reasons Why I Use Crystals Everyday

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Today, I am sharing my own personal experience about why I work with crystals and incorporating them into my daily life. It’s a topic that I have been approached about a few times, sharing on an individual basis. So, rather than sharing 1:1 I have decided to share publicly, hopefully giving you some food for thought and spark your interest in crystals.

I’ve been incorporating crystals in my life for over 15 years. Initially, using them on more of an ad-hoc basis and in response to whatever I was going through in my life at the time. So, it started with easing period pain with a Rose Quartz tumble stone so that I could go raving with my friends that night to see my fave DJ play. From there I moved on to using it to ease headaches, protect myself in negative environments or manifest new things and experience into my life, as well as deal with insomnia.

Back then I knew very little about how or why the crystals worked and that didn’t seem to matter. All I knew is that they each time I worked with them I would get the desired result, or better, and this simply spurred me on to keep using them to heal, protect and manifest. This for me, is the one of the beautiful things about working with crystals:

You do not need to know the whys and how. You don’t need special words or prayers for them to work for you and you to reap the benefits.

Of course, all of these extras such as prayers and invocations work to give that extra boost but they are not essential. At least, this has always been my own experience and I’m doing just fine!

These days I wear, carry and use crystals on a daily basis. In fact, they are very much incorporated into and part of my daily routine. I take them absolutely everywhere with me, including:

  • Carrying them in a pouch in my bag
  • Wearing them in my bra
  • Adorning my wrist with them
  • Sleeping with them under my pillow
  • Displaying them around the house
  • Positioning them on my work space and altar
  • Holding them in my hand during meditation, self-Angelic Reiki Healing, prayer or visualisation
  • Sometimes even putting them in the bath

Crystals are now just part of my everyday life. But, why do I bother and what’s the big deal?

These days it’s more about the fact that I am more focused on creating and living an intentional life, which changed my relationship with the crystals, as well as how I worked with them. Before it was very much a case of “relieving a temporal pain (physical, emotional or energetic) in order to receive love and peace”.  However, these days I choose to set an intention for how I want to feel, what I want to create and what I want to attract more of into my life. From this respect I am not simply responding to the energy, changes and experiences that occur in my life but I am taking more of a lead in creating them. When I did this I naturally found myself gravitated to crystals and it seemed natural to incorporate them into my daily life.

For example, it may be the case that I know that I have a new beginning coming up in the form of a new job. So, I think about how I want to feel when I walk through those doors on my first day and I set an intention for this, eg: “I am going to feel grounded, confident and be open…..”. I then select the crystals that will support me with this intention. Doing this based on their properties, allowing myself to be intuitively guided or using my crystals oracle deck. Basically, I’ll go with whatever I feel drawn to doing at that time. After, that I incorporate the crystals into my spiritual practise, focusing on the intention and then I carry those crystals with me, especially in the days leading up to my new start, on the day and in the days after.

Working in this way moves away has meant that I am less reactive to life experiences (good and bad) and more responsive. Personally, I have found that I am able to see, feel and experience life with a lot more ease and grace than I used to. However, I would hasten to add that this isn’t about life being perfect and me becoming this perfect little spiritual Goddess. I have blips, dips and face horrible forks in the road just like everyone else but the crystals are my energetic reminders of my intention for what and how I want to feel.
So, how do crystals work? Well, this bit is a bit Science-y but I prefer real-talk so will explain it all, as I understand it, in the simplest terms that I can. Here goes……..

Everything is made up of energy. Crystals are the same. The thing about crystals is that their vibration is steady and constant. Us humans on the other hand are another story. Our energy levels change often – going up or down depending on what’s going on in our lives. Therefore, when we come into contact with crystals a shift occurs in our own vibration, bringing us a step closer to achieving some sort of balance. This shift may feel obvious or very subtle. However, as with anything, it’s down to the individual to be open to receiving, whilst moving through the temptation of resisting the changes and whatever else is rising to the surface.

What I also love about working with crystals is that they work to show you your own barriers and blocks, some of which you may not have been aware of. This was really apparent for me when I worked with a set of 4 love crystals that I was intuitively guided to. Hoping to manifest love I found that, one by one, each crystal showed me the barriers that I had put up having experienced trauma or pain. At the time I was using the crystals alongside other spiritual practices (Angelic Reiki, meditation, prayer and visualisation) but the crystals were still connecting with my own energy, revealing anything within me that was not in alignment with love. It was my choice whether or not to release and heal, or continue to resist the changes taking place. Thankfully, although with some resistance, I went with the energy and have emerged the other end with greater self-love, as well as the ability to give and receive love and build positive relationships with others.

There you have it, the real reasons that I choose to work with crystals and incorporate them into my daily life. For me they are a beautiful energetic tool that supports me in staying in alignment with my intentions for life and how I want to feel. Each time I wear or work with my crystals I align a little more with the energy and feelings that I had set in my original intention. In those moments where I have been momentarily thrown off course, simply looking at my crystals (especially when I am wearing the jewellery) reminds me of my original intention. Becoming an instant reminder of the energy or intention that I am working towards.

So, you’ve read my experience but how about yours. What has been your experience of incorporating crystals into your life? What tips and advice do you have to share?  Whether you’re a crystal novice or a seasoned crystal lover like me, please feel free to share your comments and questions below.