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How to Embrace the Uncertainty of Life

People are creatures of habit. When things go as planned, we feel in control and safe. But when life does not go according to plan, it can leave us feeling anxious and stressed. Even if we think life is predictable and constant, anything could change in a heartbeat.

However, we are always in a state of uncertainty, and we recognise this now more than ever. The only constant in life is change, and no matter how much you try and control the future, sometimes all you can do is trust in whatever happens. Knowing that we are always in a state of uncertainty makes coping with it much easier. Accept that uncertainty is not an indication that everything is going wrong, but that it is natural and you will be able to adapt and make the best of it, like you have done before.

People react differently to the uncertainty of life. Some embrace it, knowing that it is with uncertainty that new and exciting opportunities arise. However some struggle with the lack of control, believing that they are incapable of navigating through life’s uncertainties. They try and secure a safe and certain future, but feel stressed and anxious when life does not go according to plan. 

Here are some ideas to help you embrace the unknown. Remember to trust in the Universe, and know that you will be able to cope with whatever the future has in store.


  • Replace expectations with plans. If you make expectations of the future, you set yourself up for disappointment. If you expect the worse, you’ll be in a negative frame of mind that you won’t notice positive opportunities. If you expect the best, you’ll find it hard to live up to it. Instead of expecting the future, make plans on what you are going to do to create what you desire. For example, if you wanted a promotion or a certain job, then instead of expecting to get promoted or that there is no chance you will get this job, think of plans that you can do to reach this goal.

  • Avoid creating unrealistic scenarios. If something unexpected happens during our life, we immediately think of worst case scenarios and how it will affect our future. Quite often, these scenarios are overly dramatic and have a very small chance of actually happening. This is because our minds are used to having a negative response to change. If something unexpected does happen, try and train your mind to embrace it without thinking of the consequences. If you do need to think about how it will affect the future, limit it to the next couple of days rather than the next couple of years. This will keep you thinking realistically.

  • It usually isn’t the uncertainty that bothers people, rather the emotions associated with it. People want to feel safe and in control. They are fearful of what will happen if they lose this security. Nobody wants to feel scared and anxious, so they try their best to avoid the unknown. By observing these feelings, you understand that you are not afraid of uncertainty but afraid of feeling afraid. Thinking this way will give your feelings less power, allowing you to embrace the uncertainty.

  • Combat your stress. No matter how much we embrace the unknown, we can quite often feel stressed about our situations. Stress can negatively affect your body including higher blood pressure, headaches, shortness of breath and tiredness. By doing activities that lower your stress, such as meditating, will help you feel calm and centred. By not allowing yourself to be overwhelmed with stress, you will feel more focused and able to tackle whatever the day brings you.

  • Whilst we are obsessing over our futures, we forget about the little things in life that we can control to make things easier. We are so focused on what we will happen in the future that we don’t concentrate on the day to day tasks. You can control what time you wake up in the morning, how you spend your day, what tasks you complete, what time you go to bed. Take advantage of these things and soon you will stop obsessing over the future.

  • Stay in the moment. Taking each day at a time will not only keep you from feeling stressed and anxious about the future but will also open you up to endless possibilities. The Universe can send you opportunities and messages in many different ways, but if you are too busy trying to control your future, you may miss out on what could be a life changing opportunity for you.

CategoriesSpirituality

Making Your Home Work With You!

Every building has its own energy, and it is really important that you connect to this energy so you can feel relaxed and comfortable in your home. We want our home to be somewhere where you feel at ease, especially after a hard day at work, so you need to make sure that the energy within your home is working with you, not against you. There are several things you can do to strengthen this connection so that you and your home are one. You can either work on a particular room that you feel needs attention, or you can focus on the whole house.

Declutter

The first step is to remove any clutter that is in your home, Clutter doesn’t serve any purpose, and can hold onto negative energy in the room. By removing any clutter, you are creating space for fresh, new, positive energy to flow through easily. Think about your drawers and cupboards too. If you haven’t used it for ages or it’s broken, then bin it, sell it or give it to a friend. 

Energy Clear

The next step is to clear any of the negative energy that has built up in your home. This could have come from the clutter, arguments, emotions etc and could have a detrimental affect on your life. To do this, we would recommend lighting some incense or sage (over a heatproof dish) and walking slowly around your house in an anti-clockwise direction. Waft the smoke from the sage/ incense into the corners of every room, setting your intention to remove any negative energy. Do this until you feel like it is complete.

Bring in Positive Energy

Once you have removed the negative energy, there will be a void in your home. If you do not fill this void with positive energy, then the negative energy will come back in. We do this by thinking about what you want to feel in your home – whether that’s love, connection, happiness. Think of symbols that represent these feelings, for example if you want to feel love then imagine big red hearts. Sit down in the central part of your house and in your mind, fill your house with your symbols. Make sure they are in every room, every corner.

Feng Shui

There are different types of Feng Shui, but Carolina uses the Tibetan Feng Shui which uses a Bagua. Feng Shui is the moment of energy and how it flows through your home. Each corner of your house or your room represents a different aspect of your life, for example the right hand corner of your bedroom, with your back against the door, is your relationship corner. The state of that area in your home may affect that aspect of your life. For example, if you have a bin in your relationship corner, you may be having trouble with your partner. If your front garden is overgrown and messy, then you may be having problems in your career. To improve these aspects of your life, make sure each area is clear from clutter, tidy and clean. It’s also important to have something that represents what you want from life in that area, for example you could have a piece of rose quartz in your relationship corner. For more details regarding Feng Shui, then look at Carolina’s videos here.

Here is the Bagua. Your back should be towards the door with you looking out into the room/ house.

Front door/ door of the room



Connecting with Your Home

As mentioned before, having a connection with your home is very important in creating a relaxed environment where you feel safe and at peace. Carolina has recorded a meditation to help strengthen this connection, which you can find here. You can do this meditation whenever you energy clear or when you are feeling disconnected from your home.

CategoriesCrystals

Crystals & How To Use Them!

We’ve noticed that crystals have risen in popularity massively over the last couple of months, and we’re having new customers come in daily looking to start their collection! Crystals are a great way to enhance your life, but a lot of people still don’t understand what they do and how to use them. It can be confusing, especially when there are literally hundreds of different crystals out there, all with different properties!

The main thing to remember when starting out your crystal collection is that it is completely up to you. There is no right or wrong way to incorporate crystals into your life; what works for one person may not work for you.

We’re going to tell you a little more about crystals and some of their uses below to get you started on your crystal journey. Remember to do what feels comfortable to you and listen to your intuition.

How do crystals work?
This is a question we get asked the most by people, and it is all to do with the Universal Energy. Everything, from the trees to the dishwasher, is built up with this energy – it’s just that everything vibrates at different frequencies. The vibrations in crystals can help influence and direct the energy within our bodies, and can affect our body, mind and soul depending on the type of crystal. For example, Amethyst omits a frequency that has a calming and peaceful effect. This idea has been around for thousands of years, with mentions of crystals and their properties in Ancient Egyptian and Indian texts.

What type of crystals are there?
There are hundreds of crystals out there, with some rarer than others. It can be overwhelming, but there have been a lot of books written about crystals and their properties. To start your collection, we would recommend looking at the more popular ones; Clear Quartz for healing, Amethyst for relaxation, Rose Quartz for love and Citrine for abundance. There’s loads more out there, all with specific properties. If there’s something you’re looking for, have a look on our website or ask us and we will find one to suit your needs!

The golden rule for crystals is that they pick you, which is why we think it’s best to choose your crystals in person. If a crystal keeps drawing your attention and you can’t take your mind off it, then chances are it’s the one you need. There’s a reason why out of hundreds of crystals, you’re being drawn to that single one! Your intuition is powerful and your soul knows what it needs, you just have to trust in it.

What do I need to do with my crystals?
Once you pick your crystals, you need to cleanse them. This means clearing any energy that has built up within the crystal, as this could affect its properties. You may have noticed there is a lot of conflicting information about how to cleanse crystals – but remember, there’s no right or wrong way! We recommend rinsing your crystals under warm water when you first get them (except crystals that are in a natural state, where you would use incense instead) as it’s the simplest method. Hold your crystals under running water and set your intention to cleanse them – visualise the negative energy washing away, leaving only the positive energy within. After this, you can cleanse them as often as you want; whatever feels right to you. Another way to cleanse your crystals is by using sage, palo santo or incense. Waft the smoke over the crystals and visualise the energy being removed. This method is best if you have raw pieces of crystals.

Once you cleanse them, hold the crystals in your hands and set your intention. What do I want this crystal to help me with? By doing this, you can help influence and direct the energy of the crystal to help you.

What can I do with my crystals?
You can either keep crystals on you, in your bag or car, or in your home. Certain crystals work better in different environments. If you have a crystal that focuses on a particular body part, you may want to get it as close as possible to said area. If you want to add crystals in your home, think about the Feng Shui bagua and where best to put them; Rose Quartz is great in your relationship corner! You can keep a piece of Citrine in your purse/wallet for wealth and prosperity, or an Amethyst in your pocket which you can hold in your hands in times of stress. You can mediate with crystals, or add crystals to your bath or under your pillow. Think about what you want the crystal to do and where you need it. You can always move crystals around depending on your needs.

And that’s the basics done! These crystals are for you and only you; so, make sure you’re using them in a way which feels right for you. If you ever have any questions, pop in the shop, or call us on 1372878606.