New moon…

For those of you out there who feel like you need a fresh start and that a simple new year transition is not enough then this post is for you! Today is a new moon, the last new moon of 2016 in fact and this can be used to set you on the right track for 2017.

If you haven’t read my Full Moon post from a couple of weeks ago and need a little background on the whole subject, go give that a little read first. I’ll wait…….

Ok ready?!

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So now the Full Moon and Christmas is out of the way it’s time for a New Moon. As I mentioned in my previous post, there is a lot of heightened energies around at this time and not all of them are welcomed. This may also be more prominent with a new moon as it has more of a subtle effect on your mental state.

SO what can you do this new moon to give you some peace, clarity and freedom from your demons. The new moon is all about letting go, having a fresh start and setting good intentions to move forward.

Now there are a few things you can do at this time and I have listed some below:

1. Write a goodbye letter.

This is usually something you would do on a full moon but if you didn’t then there is no time like the present!

Write a letter saying goodbye to anything negative in your life. Whatever you want to let go of, whatever is bringing you down, get it on paper. Scribble your inner most thoughts, get those demons out. It doesn’t even need to make sense as long as it makes you feel better.

Next you need to fold the piece (or pieces) of paper up….. And burn the shit out of them! Imagine all that negativity burning up into a ball of light and disappearing forever!

The physical act of burning something and actually seeing it vanish in front of your eyes will help you to let go!

2. Cleanse it away.

Run a bath, or a sink if you don’t have a bath. Imagine the running water to be a pure white light. Add in some Epsom or Himalayan salts and wash yourself in it.

When you wash, imagine washing away all the negativity and replacing it with pure white light. The salt will help to remove toxins from your body and increases circulation.

I’ve just found a great article which explains this a little more – https://www.gaia.com/article/energy-cleanse-ritual-aura-purifying-baths

I will definitely be giving one of these ago, getting my brain all ready for a fresh new year!

3. Set intentions.

Intentions are a bit like new years resolutions except you make them monthly. Personally I think this is a more realistic way of setting goals that wont lead to failure because you can analyse how they’re going throughout the month and re set at intentions at the next new moon.

Obviously you can set intentions at any time but the energy from a new moon can help with manifesting.

Try writing down what you want to achieve, maybe even draw a picture of it. Make it come to life in your mind. If you have read my previous post on your vibe attracting your tribe then you will note my theory on believing things will happen. Set your intentions as if they have already happened, as if they are already yours. Truly believe in them. But don’t forget to put the work into achieving your goals as well.

I am currently reading Moonology by Yasmin Boland which takes you through the different stages of the moon and how to get the most out of each one. So far it’s been really interesting so I would recommend checking that out, or something similar if you would like to know more!!

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I’ve also been made aware that burning sandalwood is good for moon manifesting. This is of course open to interpretation and you can choose whatever scent works for you. However, Semra from mama moon kindly sent me a sandalwood candle to try and I thought I’d share the description with you here:

Sandalwood is magically and spiritually powerful. It’s soothing aroma soothes the conscious mind before moon rituals, and promotes higher levels of consciousness helping with personal growth, spiritual inspiration and manifesting peace.

Happy healing everyone, hope you have a fab new moon and a wonderful new year! See you on the flip side.

Peace and love xoxo

Full Moon…

Have you been trying to get focussed recently but just cannot seem to get your shit together?! Are you feeling out of sorts? Are you tossing and turning all night but that active little brain of yours wont let you sleep? Yeah me too BUT never fear my lovelies, you are not spiralling out of control, you are just reacting to PMS or Pre Moon Syndrome (Yes I totally just made that up, but the concept behind it is a thing.)

I’m sure there are many of you out there that think all this moon controlling your moods is a load of bull crap but let’s just take a second to think about what the moon CAN do and what has been scientifically proven.

Well mainly the moon moves the sea. That little glowy mystical circle of light in our night sky physically moves gigantic bodies of water with its super strong gravitational pull. Now with that in mind, and considering our bodies are made up of around 70% water, it would be crazy to assume that the moon does NOT effect us.

I know right! This simply put concept was told to me by Semra from mama moon recently and it blew my mind! Of course…. It makes SO much sense!

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Much like us ladies the moon has a monthly cycle, so basically we are mini earth moons? I’m sure that’s correct *insert moon face emoji here*. On a full and a new moon the moon and the sun are working in conjunction making the gravitational pull on earth and ultimately on us a lot stronger!

Now clearly I’m no expert on this but I find it fascinating, so if I’m slightly off on anything please let me know in the comments.

According to a couple of articles I’ve read, the increased pressure and pull on the earth can cause an increase in the strength of negative energies; this is why everyone is bat shit crazy around a new or full moon. This is also why we need to be more aware of when they occur in order to explain our changes in mood and not beat ourselves up about it.

The full moon and increased frequencies can cause your subconscious mind to play all sorts of tricks on you and it will heighten whatever you have lurking around in there. Be kind to yourself at this time! The phrase “It’s not me it’s the moon” may come in handy.

The main difference between a full moon and a new moon is light. To clarify, a full moon is when the earth see’s the illuminating side where a new moon is when we are shown the dark side. It is currently full moon time, with the transition happening this evening and the actual full moon being present tomorrow. This increased illumination and heightened activity of the mind can work in your favour so if you have any projects on the horizon, now is the time to do it.

It is also a great time to cleanse any crystals you may have, leave them on the windowsill and let the moon light do it’s thing.

But for those of you who want to get more involved, if you want a deeper connection with the moon and the universe, here is a little ritual that Semra sent me which you can try out tomorrow evening ….

The full moon thing that I was telling you about is a lovely way to connect with the moon when it’s full.
Get a bowl of water ( even better if its water that has been infused with crystals like rose quartz or Amethyst.
Hold the bowl with water to reflect the moons light in the water… allow the moon light to connect with the  water … after a few minutes place your hands
In the water and let them dry naturally … you will feel the power of the moon on your finger tips… I also bottle this water and put a little splash on myself when I need a bit of extra power! 
I’m excited for you to try it out, so simple and so effective.

This all blows my mind… Our planet, our solar system, our universe is such an amazing thing and to truly be able to connect to the elements is a beautiful concept.

Let me know if you give this a try either and if you have any interesting thoughts, concepts or articles around this subject please share!!

Peace and love xoxo

Your vibe attracts your tribe

Yesterday I tweeted that what you put out into the universe is what you shall receive in return and this is something I truly believe in!

People seemed to respond well to this simple tweet so I thought I would elaborate on my thoughts behind it.

Sometimes I look at my life and I think yes Laura you’re nailing it and a lot of people ask me how I get my shit together and the real answer is I believe that things are going to happen!

I put all my energy into the things I want the most and 9 times out of 10 they will happen, and if they don’t, they weren’t meant to be.

It sound ridiculous but trust me it works! If you only think negatively then you will attract negative things in your life. Now I’m not saying I’m sweetness and light 24/7 but most people who know me would say I’m a pretty happy go lucky kinda gal!

I met a boy at 16 and said I’m going to marry him! So I did. I was in an admin job and I wanted so much to progress and stay in the company whilst on the verge of redundancy, I had a job created for me. Whenever times are hard with money, I find it. Now all of these things didn’t just fall into my lap, I work bloody hard to get the things I want in life BUT I am always 100% certain that I will get them. I put out into the universe that they are already mine and eventually they are.

Does that make sense? Do I just sound like a crazy person?? Well that may be true but trust me you should give it a go!

I’m not saying I never worry and I never have any doubts because hey I’m only human but If you want something and I mean REALLY want something, you have to put all your thoughts and energy and hard work and positivity into it, you have to tell the world that this is going to happen!

If it does AMAZING! And if it doesn’t then don’t dwell, it was not your time and it wasn’t meant to be… Your chance is waiting just around the corner!


This concept also extends to what you surround yourself with whether that be people, social media, books, podcasts, music, tv. All of these things have such a huge effect on your perception. If you surround yourself with a certain ideology, that is likely to influence your thoughts on everything! So make sure you surround yourself with the type of people you want to be, surround yourself with literature that drives your passion, surround yourself with music that lifts your spirit. These are all key in becoming the best version of yourself and getting the most amazing experience out of your life!

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this, especially on whether you do any of these things? I’m currently reading the book “letters to my fanny” which sparked this post cause I was like YES CHERRY HEALY! This is exactly what I do and I think more people need to know about it ! So simple yet so phenomenally effective!

Your vibe attracts your tribes my lovelies … Make sure it’s the positive vibes that win!

Peace and love xoxo

Community Spirit…

About a month ago now I attended a local community event called LITE + LOVE. I didn’t know much about it but with no weekend plans and the venue being close to me I decided to take a wander. Little did I know that this weekend would help me to grow as a person, cause me to be more aware and allow me to meet some lovely new friends!

It all sounds a bit skeptical I know. How did I get this from one weekend in Chelmsford?

I think as humans, we all crave a sense of community. It’s bred into our instincts and goes back to our neanderthal days where we had no choice but to work together.

Nowadays we are constantly being picked against each other with high priority put on competition and “every man for himself!” Which is all well and good in the business world but, when you finally get to the top and have no real friends cause you’ve screwed them all over to get to where you are…. Are you truly happy?

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Only we can make ourselves truly happy.

It is how we allow our brains to interpret certain situations that will decipher how we feel and react. NOBODY is in charge of your happiness except you! You could be down and out with nothing to your name and still tell yourself to be happy – it’s not easy, not by any stretch and it isn’t how we are being programmed to think, but we need to fight against the negativity, consumerism and scare mongering attitudes in society and take back control of our happiness!

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I am slowly learning to train my brain into a happier way of thinking. Like everyone, you have good days and bad days but it is on these bad days that we truly find our strength!

(I’m still figuring this one out – like I said it isn’t easy!)

It’s so much easier, on a bad day, to fall into a pit of depression, binge on sugary treats and wallow in self-pity BUT this is not going to help and the next day you will have lazy sugar guilt!

Training our brains to see the silver lining in any situation is only going to have good effects on our lives!

Stop feeling guilty; stop worrying about money, stop caring what other people think of you, cause really…

what is the worst that can happen?

I also feel that getting outside, away from the technological whirlwind that surrounds us is really important! Experiencing the world and having a real life, not just the imaginary one we post about on facebook. This is vital, not only for happiness but also for our sanity!!

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I am one of the worst culprits for living my life through social media, but it tends to be more counterproductive to your happiness. It is full of hollow empty fake feelings.

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On the rare occasion that I look up from whatever device is closest to me at the time, I notice the hundreds of other people around me being sucked into a portal of technology.

Take the morning commute as an example, a carriage full of bleary eyed zombies, nobody looking up, everyone fixated on some device or another. Its quite eery when you witness it!

I recently had a train journey in which I actually divulged in some friendly commuter conversation and I left the carriage with a big smile rather than in a tired heady haze!!

(I’ll conveniently skip the part where I immediately posted about this on facebook as this does not fit in with the persona I am trying to create shhhhh…. don’t tell anyone)

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It was this LITE + LOVE weekend that made me realise these things which I already knew but didn’t know how to address and the overriding message I took away with me was that a sense of community, a sense that there are others around you, close to you who feel the same, enjoy the same things, have similar opinions, aspirations, any similarities really,  will only aid your happiness. No matter what is going on in the world, if you surround yourself with kind and loving like minded people you will always have a piece of calm and happiness to escape to.

Take a look around and see what there is in your community, whether it be volunteer work, joining a team, community events.

All of these things, I guarantee, will put a smile on your face 🙂

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For those in and around the Chelmsford area keep an eye out for events happening at the Transition / Anne Knight buildings near the railway station.

This is where I found my community and the start of a better me.

I hope that you will be able to find yours 🙂

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Laura X