The Journey to Self-Love: Embracing Your Authentic Self with Compassion

In a world that often tells us who to be, what to look like, and how to live, the journey to self-love can be a radical and transformative act.

Self-love isn’t just a fleeting feeling of self-satisfaction; it’s an ongoing commitment to accept, respect, and cherish oneself.

Central to this journey is self-compassion – the practice of being kind to yourself, especially in times of struggle.
This journey is unique for each person, but certain milestones are common.

Here’s a guide to help navigate the path to self-love, sprinkled with insights and practical steps.

Understanding Self-Love and Self-Compassion

Self-love begins with understanding what it truly means.
It’s not about arrogance or narcissism; rather, it’s about recognising your worth and treating yourself with kindness and compassion.

Self-compassion involves being gentle with yourself when you face difficulties, failures, or feel inadequate. It’s acknowledging that you are deserving of love and respect, both from yourself and others.


The first step towards self-love is self-awareness.
This involves a deep and honest look at yourself – your strengths, weaknesses, desires, and fears.
Journaling can be a powerful tool in this process.
Write about your experiences, your feelings, and your thoughts.
This practice can help you understand your patterns and identify areas where you need to grow.


Once you become aware of who you are, the next step is acceptance.
This means embracing all parts of yourself, including the imperfections and flaws.
Self-acceptance is about understanding that you are enough as you are.
Practice positive affirmations and challenge negative self-talk.
Replace thoughts like “I’m not good enough” with “I am worthy of love and respect.” “I am enough”


Self-compassion is an essential aspect of self-love.
When you make mistakes or face setbacks, treat yourself with the same kindness you would offer a friend.
Acknowledge your pain, understand that it’s a part of the human experience, and give yourself permission to feel without judgment.
Self-compassionate practices can include mindfulness meditation, self-soothing activities, and simply taking a moment to breathe and be gentle with yourself during tough times.


Self-care is about taking care of your physical, emotional, and mental well-being.
This could mean different things for different people – from eating nutritious food and exercising regularly to setting boundaries and saying no to things that drain your energy.
Make time for activities that bring you joy, light up your soul and rejuvenate you.


Forgiveness, both of yourself and others, is crucial in the journey to self-love.
Holding onto grudges and regrets can weigh you down.
Understand that making mistakes is a part of being human.
Learn from them, let go, and move forward.
Forgiving yourself is a powerful way to release negative emotions and embrace your worthiness.

One of my favourite forgiveness practices is to repeat the following for a minimum of 10 minutes

“I’m sorry, please forgive me, I love you and thank you” 

Hold the image of yourself, a time in your life or another person when doing this practice

Surround Yourself with Positivity

The people you surround yourself with can have a significant impact on your journey to self-love.
Seek out those who uplift and support you, who celebrate your successes and stand by you during tough times.
Let go of toxic relationships that drain your energy and self-esteem.
Create a positive environment that nurtures your growth.

Practice Gratitude

Gratitude can shift your focus from what’s lacking to what’s abundant in your life.
Keep a gratitude journal and jot down things you are thankful for each day.
This practice can enhance your sense of contentment and positivity, which are vital for self-love.

Embrace Your Authenticity

Being true to yourself is a fundamental aspect of self-love.
Embrace your unique qualities and let go of the need for external validation.
Live according to your values and pursue your passions.
Remember, authenticity is magnetic – the more you embrace your true self, the more you attract people and opportunities that resonate with you.

Seek Professional Help if Needed

Sometimes, the journey to self-love can be challenging, and it’s okay to seek help.
Therapists, counsellors, coaches and mentors can provide valuable guidance and support. They can help you navigate through deep-seated issues and develop healthier patterns of thinking and behaviour.

Celebrate Your Progress

Lastly, celebrate your progress, no matter how small it may seem. Self-love is not a destination but a continuous journey. Acknowledge your efforts and achievements along the way.
Treat yourself with kindness and patience as you grow and evolve.


The journey to self-love is a courageous and rewarding path.
It’s about cultivating a relationship with yourself that is rooted in acceptance, compassion, and respect.
As you embark on this journey, remember that it’s okay to stumble and take your time. What matters most is your commitment to loving and valuing yourself.

Embrace the journey, and in time, you will discover a profound sense of inner peace and joy.

Cultivating Grace

In a world often characterised by chaos, stress, and uncertainty, the concept of grace offers a beacon of light and hope. 

Gracefulness is not just about outward appearances; it’s a state of being that emanates from within, reflecting qualities such as elegance, kindness, and inner peace. 

At its core, grace is about embodying qualities such as compassion, forgiveness, and gratitude. 

It’s about approaching life with an open heart and a willingness to see the beauty and goodness in every moment. 

Gracefulness is not about perfection; it’s about embracing our imperfections with humility and acceptance.

Grace often involves an element of surrender and acceptance of divine will. 

It invites you to relinquish control and allow yourself to be guided by a higher power or cosmic order.

This surrender can cultivate a pathway to inner peace and alignment with the divine.

Grace is also a catalyst for spiritual transformation and growth. 

It is through grace that we are empowered to overcome challenges, cultivate virtues, and evolve on our spiritual journey.

A state of Grace elevates our consciousness and brings us closer to the divine. It is a transcendent force that lifts the soul beyond the limitations of the ego and connects it to the universal source of love and wisdom.

Grace is often associated with a sense of harmony, balance, and order in the universe. 

It is seen as the underlying principle that guides the cosmos and sustains the interconnectedness of all beings. 

Cultivating grace in our lives allows us to navigate challenges with poise, connect more deeply with others, and experience a profound sense of harmony and well-being.

Practices for Cultivating Grace:

Mindfulness Meditation:

Cultivating grace begins with mindfulness. Through regular meditation practice, we can cultivate present-moment awareness, observe our thoughts and emotions with non-judgmental awareness, and cultivate a sense of inner peace and tranquillity.

Acts of Kindness: 

Small acts of kindness have the power to transform both the giver and the receiver. 

By extending acts of kindness and compassion to others, we cultivate a sense of gracefulness that uplifts the spirits of those around us and fosters deeper connections.

Practising Forgiveness: 

Forgiveness is a cornerstone of gracefulness. 

By letting go of resentment, anger, and bitterness towards ourselves and others, we free ourselves from the burdens of the past and open our hearts to love and healing.

Embracing Gratitude: 

Cultivating a sense of gratitude allows us to appreciate the abundance and beauty in our lives. 

By cultivating gratitude for even the smallest blessings, we shift our perspective from one of lack to one of abundance, inviting more grace into our lives.

Embodying Presence: 

Gracefulness is about being fully present in the moment, embracing each experience with openness and acceptance. 

By practising presence in our daily lives, we cultivate a sense of ease and flow that allows us to navigate life’s challenges with grace and resilience.

Acting with Integrity: 

Gracefulness is synonymous with integrity. By aligning our actions with our values and principles, we cultivate a sense of authenticity and congruence that shines through in our interactions with others.

Cultivating Inner Peace: 

Inner peace is the foundation of gracefulness. 
By nurturing our inner world through practices such as meditation, mindfulness, and self-reflection, we cultivate a sense of inner calm and serenity that radiates outward.


Cultivating grace is a lifelong journey—one that requires patience, compassion, and self-awareness. 

By embracing qualities such as kindness, forgiveness, and gratitude, we can cultivate a sense of gracefulness that enriches our lives and touches the lives of those around us. 

As we continue on this path of self-discovery and growth, may we embody grace in all that we do, spreading love, compassion, and kindness wherever we go.

Awaken your Inner Magic: Psychic Development Techniques for Curious Souls

Awaken your Inner Magic: Psychic Development Tools for Curious Souls

It is my belief that Intuition and Psychic abilities are our birthright.

I also believe we are designed to perceive the world around us with more than just the five senses and that these abilities are innate.

It excites me to see so many souls today exploring and awakening their intuition and psychic abilities.

What is Intuition?

Intuition is the ability to understand or know something instinctively, without the need for conscious reasoning.

Recognising intuition within yourself involves understanding the subtle signals and feelings that guide your thoughts and decisions. 

Here are some examples of intuition:

You are working on a problem and the solution suddenly drops into your awareness

Receiving sudden flashes of insight or creative inspiration seemingly out of nowhere. 

Being highly attuned to the energies of people and environments.

Making quick, accurate decisions without needing a lot of information or time to deliberate.

Often experiencing strong, undeniable gut feelings or instincts about people, situations, or decisions without a clear rationale.

Noticing patterns, connections, or synchronicities in events or situations.

Often being right about people or situations, even when you can’t explain how you know.

Having an uncanny ability to navigate challenges or problems successfully, relying on your inner guidance.

Noticing physical sensations or feelings in your body that seem to be connected to certain situations or decisions.

Your Intuition is always communicating with you
It’s the small voice, the hunch, the nudge or the gut feeling 

The more aware you are of your inner guidance and listening to it the more confident you will become in acting on your intuition. 

What are Psychic Abilities?

Psychic abilities are generally thought to go beyond mere intuition and involve a heightened or supernatural sense of perception.

They are often regarded as more extraordinary or supernatural in nature because they go beyond the typical human senses and cognitive processes.

Basically, this is due to so few people choosing to intentionally refine, and actively use their intuition.

I have often described this as similar to going to the gym, you can’t just go once a week and expect to have sculpted toned muscles as this would require regular training. 

Enhancing your psychic abilities is no different. 

Here are some examples of psychic abilities:

Strong gut feelings or a sense of knowing things without logical explanation. 

You might frequently experience strong hunches or gut instincts that turn out to be accurate.

Having a strong connection or impressions from objects, such as feeling emotions, history, or energy when touching or holding certain items. Known as Psychometry 

You often know what’s going to happen before it happens

Your dreams are vivid and often filled with messages, guidance or predictions of the future

Heightened Empathy, you literally feel what others are feeling as if it is your own

Déjà vu –  Having moments where you feel like you’ve seen or experienced something before it happens.

Telepathy – Experiencing an ability to sense or understand the thoughts of others without verbal communication. 

This can manifest in feeling like you can ‘read’ someone’s mind or understand their unspoken feelings.

You sense or see auras

Animal communication 

Experiencing unexplained phenomena such as hearing voices, seeing flashes of light, or feeling sudden changes in temperature.

Mediumship – Sensing or seeing spirits, receiving messages from deceased loved ones or feeling a presence that others might not perceive.

For me personally, this was something that remained activated from childhood right through my teenage years and into adulthood.

Being a child of the 70’s and raised catholic, having these abilities along with seeing Spirit was not something that I remember being talked about.

My mum, however, did share with me much later on that she had, in fact, discussed her strange child who kept talking about all the people she could see with her friends to see if their children were displaying similar behaviours. 

I am forever grateful the Universe and my intuition guided me to dive into Psychic/Mediumship development in my early 20’s 

Doing so set the core foundation of a belief and support system that has served and guided me through many life experiences. 

In this article, we’ll explore psychic development techniques for curious souls, aiding you as you embark on a journey to Awaken your inner magic and gain deeper insights into the world around you.

Further Understanding Psychic Abilities

It is essential to note that there are different types of psychic abilities. 

Below are some of the more commonly known:

  1. Clairvoyance: The ability to see events, people, or information beyond the physical senses.
  2. Clairaudience: The ability to hear messages or information that isn’t accessible through normal hearing.
  3. Clairsentience: The ability to sense emotions, energies, or events through feelings or physical sensations.
  4. Claircognisance: The ability often associated with intuitive knowing or clear thinking. Often, it feels like they’ve downloaded or received information from an external source or an inner knowing.

Now that you have a deeper understanding of psychic abilities let’s explore some techniques to help you develop them.

Awakening your inner magic and delving into psychic development includes a range of techniques and practices that can help you explore and nurture your innate psychic abilities. 

Here are more specific techniques focused on Awakening your inner magic:

  • Meditation: Regular meditation can help quiet the mind, increase awareness, and enhance intuition. It allows you to connect with your inner self and the energies around you, as well as your spirit guides and angels

  • Chakra Meditation: Work on balancing and opening your chakras through meditation. Chakras are energy centres in the body, and aligning them can enhance your overall energy flow and sensitivity to psychic abilities.


  • Developing Empathy: Practice putting yourself in others’ shoes. Strengthening empathy can aid in understanding and feeling the energies, emotions, and thoughts of people and environments.


  • Automatic Writing: Sit in a quiet space with pen and paper. Relax, clear your mind, and allow the pen to move freely. You may find yourself writing words, sentences, or even drawings that come from a deeper part of your consciousness.


  • Remote Viewing: Practice visualising distant or unseen locations. Start with simple exercises such as picturing a friend’s room or a familiar place.


  • Aura Reading: Work on sensing and seeing auras. Start by practising with plants and trees then move on to friends or family, observing the colours and energies surrounding their bodies.


  • Dream Journaling: Keep a dream journal by your bedside and write down your dreams immediately upon waking. Dreams can often contain psychic information or symbols that may be relevant to your development.


  • Divination Tools: Experiment with divination tools such as Tarot cards, oracle cards, pendulums or runes these can help you tune into your intuition and interpret symbols or messages.


  • Energy Work: Learn about energy healing techniques like Reiki or Qi Gong. Understanding how to work with energy can amplify your psychic senses and open you up to different perceptions.


  • Nature Connection: Spend time in nature and observe the environment. Nature often holds deep wisdom and can help in connecting with your inner self and intuition.


  • Develop Intuition: Act on hunches and gut feelings. The more you trust and act on your intuition, the stronger it becomes.


  • Seek Guidance and Mentorship: Consider learning from experienced psychics, mentors, or groups that focus on psychic development. Their guidance and experience can be invaluable.


  • Psychic Protection: Learn techniques for psychic protection to keep yourself grounded and shielded from negative energies. This could include visualising yourself surrounded by a protective white light or creating a psychic shield around yourself.
    You can also call on Archangel Michael to place protection around you while you practice.

Everyone’s psychic development journey is unique, it takes time and dedication. 

It’s essential to approach this journey with an open mind, and patience, and without putting too much pressure on yourself. 

Have fun with the process and remain open and curious to learning as you explore your inner magic and connection to the Universe. 

If you are excited to begin your journey of developing your psychic abilities with an experienced mentor then please get in touch 

In magic and gratitude 


The Power of Ritual and Intention

While on retreat recently in Bali I was incredibly blessed to have been guided through a water purification ceremony by a local priestess and her team, which just happened to be the day after the celebration day of the Goddess Saraswati.

To say that it was powerful is a complete understatement 

I found myself being the first person in the group to do this and as I was standing there I had so many BS thoughts running through my head.

What if I don’t do it right

What if I dishonour the goddess Saraswati and the priestesses by getting it wrong 

What if I cry 

What if I fall 

Blah blah blah blah 

All of which was my ego mind having a freak out 

I held in my heart and my mind all that I wanted to release 

The stress of the last 8 months 

The grief, pain and suffering of the unexpected loss of both of my parents 

My anger at the unfairness of it all 

All of my fears 

I asked for forgiveness for myself and others 

I surrendered to the Divine all of my dreams, desires and uncertainties of what the furture holds.

 I surrendered myself to the wisdom, love and healing of the Divine

I said the invocations, I followed the directions of the ritual, took a breath and put my head under the water, 

The intensity of the energy and the flow of the water instantly took my breath away as I allowed myself to be cleansed and to purge all that I no longer wanted to hold onto

I surrendered to the Divine all of my dreams, desires and uncertainties of what the future holds.

 I surrendered myself to the wisdom, love and healing of the Divine


This process was repeated over and over, in fact, I think there were 10 fountains in total and each time was more powerful than the last, with each invocation of the ritual I felt myself getting lighter and freer than I had in a very long time. 

I literally felt everything being cleansed and washed away, while at the same time, I felt the healing and unconditional love of Divine presence flowing into me on all levels, my heart, my mind, my cells, my soul

It was so incredibly liberating and I still find it difficult as I reflect on this to find the words that appropriately or adequately describe the power of this ritual. 

I have often experienced a deep sense of release and healing when submerging myself into the ocean

The differences here were amplified by 

I was surrounded and immersed in the healing magic of Mumma Bali
I was with a group of beautiful souls and I felt safe and supported 
We were in the very professional hands of the priestess and her team
We were led through several rituals and invocations before we entered the water

At each water fountain, we completed an invocation and ritual before submerging ourselves in the water and each time it was intensified by the infusion of the intentions we held in our hearts 

The magic, the intentions, the invocations, the ritual and the energy of it all healed my heart and soul on so many levels 

I am forever grateful to have had this opportunity
I was so blessed to have had so many incredible healing and heart warming and expansive experiences while on retreat in Bali

When you immerse yourself in an experience such as a retreat
magic truly does happen and these are just some of the many reasons why I love attending and facilitating retreats so much.

The Divine works with us and through us in miraculous ways, and I trust that as I continue to integrate all of the gifts and healing I received while in Bali, the Divine presence of All That Is will continue to guide me in the ways it would have me serve her and those she sends my way

I have so much gratitude for the experiences I had while on retreat in Bali

I had felt intuitively in my heart that my time there would be one of deep healing and it far exceeded my expectations. Bali will forever remain in my heart and I know that I will return there again and again. 

Leading a Multi-dimensional business

I am so grateful to have been invited as a guest speaker on the recent “She Leads She Thrives” podcast. 

I am so passionate about my four Thrive Factor Archetypes and the Thrive Factor Framework
My Thrive Factor Archetypes are the Advocate Rescuer, Inspirer Believer, Mentor Teacher & Shapeshifter Alchemist 

Before discovering my Thrive Factor Archetypes I had been on what felt like a lifetime quest of self discovery. 

I am the first to admit that over the last 30 years, I have completed every personality test I have ever come across on this quest of figuring out who I am. 
In all honesty, most of them left me wanting and none of them seemed to cover the fullness of who I felt myself to be. 

When I was introduced to my four Thrive Archetypes it felt as though someone or something finally got me, it was as though all of the pieces of myself came together in a complete and whole picture. 

I have been actively working with my Thrive Factor Archetypes now for four years in all areas of my life, in my relationships, in my business and in my own personal development. 

In the “She Leads She Thrives” podcast I share with Shannon Dunn my experiences navigating multiple interests, diverse skills, and a desire to help others to connect with themselves with compassion and kindness

We talk a lot about what it’s like to have and harness the strengths, gifts and wisdom of the Shapeshifter Alchemist Archetype.

If you haven’t yet had a chance to listen to the podcast you can access it below and I would love to hear your thoughts and what resonates with you.

If you too are interested in discovering your Thrive Factor Archetypes through a well defined and incredibly accurate framework then get in touch and we can chat more about how you can do this. 

Grief is a deeply personal and individual experience


Four weeks ago I kissed and hugged my beautiful dad goodbye for the last time.

Today marks 4 weeks and 1 day since his spirit left this physical realm and I find it very interesting to observe that my body is feeling the same way today as it did then.

My cells have not forgotten the trauma and shock of that day.

My dad was my rock, a constant and steady presence in my life and he was always there for me, he loved and supported me in every way.

The only way I can describe how I am feeling right now is this, I feel as though I have lost my centre, my point of grounding and connection in this physical world.

Considering my dad as my anchor in this life was not something that I had been consciously aware of or acknowledged before now, it just was, an ever-present presence and something I knew and felt intrinsically at a subconscious level.

I feel so blessed that I was lucky enough in this life to have such a beautiful loving dad and at the age of nearly 52 I now find myself fatherless.

This is such a foreign feeling to me and clearly not something I have experienced before and from a subconscious perspective my mind has no reference as to how to navigate this.

I have lost a part of myself and it has left a hole in my solar plexus, it feels like an umbilical cord has been cut, one that I had not been consciously aware of.

Once again I find myself questioning many things.
Who am I as a fatherless version of myself?
What does it mean to truly live?
What is the legacy I wish to leave behind?
What do I want to do with my life?

I am not rushing to find the answers to all of these questions.

Grief is a deeply personal and individual experience.
My experience will not be the same as your experience and much like motherhood there is no guidebook to tell you how to do it.

Right now I am relying on the guidance I am receiving from my heart, my soul, my higher self, my guides and spirit.

My mental mind has had moments of going into extreme overdrive – this in itself has been exhausting.
In the days after my dad passed my old friends anxiety and overwhelm came charging through the door of my heart with a vengeance, they have not yet left my table.
My focus has also been to support my beautiful mum who has just lost her life partner and love of 58 years.

At the moment I feel as though I am moving through yet another stage of growth, transformation and metamorphosis and I am allowing myself the space, the presence, and the compassion to be fully present as this unfolds.

In the past I have had the tendency of pushing through with thoughts and feelings of obligation and duty to others being the driving force – this of course is just my ego wanting me to avoid doing the necessary healing work.

I fully recognise the importance of allowing myself space to now do the necessary healing work.

For me it looks like this:

Daily meditation practice
Moving my body through yoga and walking
Allowing the tears to flow when they arise
Breathing with conscious awareness and intention often throughout the day
Daily self healing – Reiki
Accepting healing from others with deep gratitude
Resting when I feel the need to rest
Nourishing my body with quality foods
Staying hydrated
Connecting with nature
Being by the ocean
Talking to spirit
Spending time with friends and family
Nurturing my connection with Source consciousness
Nurturing my inner child
Cuddles with my fur babies
Self love
Self compassion
Self Kindness

I have not been without self judgement throughout these last few weeks, judgement of where I think I should be, how I should be processing it all, how I should be showing up and what I should be doing.
All total bullshit of course and another example of how my ego mind is having a field day with my current situation.

Yes I am a psychic medium, yes I have connected with my dad in Spirt, and while this is a beautiful thing it does not replace the loss of his physical presence in my life, nor does it exempt me from the most important point – I am a human being here to experience being human.

I am so grateful for all of the work I have done in my life up to this point and the tools I have to support me during this time.

The most profound insight I have had thus far is that this is not something to be rushed or pushed through, these are my old patterns of behaviour, to avoid and numb.

I am surrounded by my guides, my guardian angels, the angelic realm, my loved ones in spirit and the presence of the divine and they are all supporting me and guiding me at this time. 

My attention has shifted from being “out there” in the collective to being one of internal awareness and focus.

As a result of this it may be a little while before I start tuning into the collective to bring you your weekly energy forecasts, as always I will be led by my heart, my guides and the Universe in this.

It may also be a few weeks or more before I get back into doing my live weekly card readings in my private FB group and on my FB page.

My calendar is open with very limited appointments available until the end of the year.

I trust that spirit will guide those who need the support I can offer to me, not only do they take care of your needs they also take care of mine.

This is the beauty of a loving and benevolent Universe.

There will be days where I will be guided and feel inspired to share something and when I do it will find its way to you.

There has been so much coming to me and when the timing is right I will share this with you.

Thank you for your continued support, kindness and love.

Don’t be afraid of the dark

This life journey of self discovery and self actualisation is an interesting one, to say the least.

Just when you think you have it all figured out and you have your shit together the Universe offers you one more opportunity to dive deeply into the shadow aspects of yourself and your life.

Events from the past rise to reveal themselves to you. I don’t like to use the term “The Universe is testing you”, I see it more as an offering from the Universe to see how you respond to it.

Do you revert back to your old patterns of behaviour?
Do you go on the attack or the defence?
Do you fall into self judgement and criticism?
Do you hide away from the world?
Or do you use this as an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate how far you have come?

I have recently experienced this myself
So many memories of events and decisions from my past arrived at the forefront of my mind and my heart
All of the emotions, shame, judgement, the what if’s or I should haves came up.
I felt myself spiralling into ALL of the old patterns, and then I stopped and became compassionately curious and decided to ask empowering questions instead.

What did I learn about myself from this situation?
What did this teach me about life and relationships?
Would I be who I am now without these?
Would I be where I am now without these?

This form of self enquiry opened my heart to be able to observe myself through the lens of love and compassion.

This practice of self compassion allowed my heart to be open to self forgiveness and forgiveness of others.

With each event, memory and emotion that arose, I sat with it and then journaled the following…

Even though I made this decision and it ……….. I am willing to forgive myself
Even though this action caused …………. I am willing to forgive myself
Even though (insert name) made me feel this way……… I am willing to forgive you
Even though (insert name) or event caused me pain ………….I am willing to forgive (insert name) and myself
Even though my choices resulted in ……………. I am willing to forgive myself

As human beings, we have an aversion to pain.
It’s uncomfortable and it’s painful
Many of us are also afraid of the dark
We fear there is darkness inside of ourselves
The shadow elements of shame, fear, regret, anger, envy, resentment, unresolved pain and suffering.

What I have come to know and understand is this…

There is no need to be afraid of the shadows
They are aspects of you seeking to be seen and heard
They are aspects of you that you have perhaps denied or rejected
Parts of you that yearn for your love, attention, compassion and acceptance

When you can embrace all aspects of who you are, both the light and the dark you become whole.
When you can invite your shadow elements to sit with you at your table you become whole.
When you open the door to your heart and allow its light to shine upon the shadow, the darkness no longer holds any power over you.
There is no longer a reason to be afraid of the dark.
From the shadows comes the greatest beauty.

Like a diamond formed and created over many years, working its way through the darkness of the earth so that its magic and beauty may see the light of day, so too will you as you evolve and grow through your shadows.

Amongst all of that, there is also the reminder that the Universe lovingly and unconditionally supports you no matter where you are on your journey.

I find myself pulled to the bottom of the ocean
As my feet hit the sand of the ocean floor
Mother Earth’s hand rises from the depths to lift me back to the surface, And I am safe

I find myself drifting aimlessly amongst the stars
No sense of direction within
As I drift and drift the hand of the Divine reaches out and steers me toward my True North
And I am free

I find myself walking alone in the desert
Feet burning on the sand, the rays of the sun stealing my moisture and unable to breathe it is so hot and I am nowhere to be found
As I wander aimlessly in the sand, Mother Earth leads me to her oasis upon which my thirst is sated and I am found
And I am safe

I walk my path carrying weight and the burdens of my past
Struggling to put one foot in front of the other
Afraid I cannot take another step the weight is too heavy
As the hand of the Divine appears before me offering to take the heavy load of my burdens from me so I might walk my path with ease and grace
And I am free

Through the darkness, tiny specs of light burst forth beckoning me to follow to turn my attention toward the light
As the light of the Divine reveals itself to me reminding me of the light within

Reminding me that in the darkest corners there is always light
Reminding me the breath is there to guide you back to the heart
Reminding me we are not alone
Reminding me we are not forgotten
Reminding me we are loved through every single moment both light and dark

I am safe
I am free

The birthing of the Inspired Spiritual Alchemist

I was asked recently by a client why and how I came to call myself the Inspired Spiritual Alchemist.

This has been an evolution for me over the last few years.
My spirituality for as long as I can remember has been steeped in the belief in a divine loving presence, a connection to something greater than myself, a powerful presence that I always felt knew me, saw me and loved me.

There was a period in my life when my lifestyle choices led me away from this connection, it was not a healthy or pleasant time let me tell you.
The feeling of separation and disconnect from myself and the world around me was painful, and as I look back now, I see it as a time of a spiritual crisis.
Living my life so far out of alignment with my natural nature and values created a great deal of suffering emotionally, physically and spiritually.

Years of trying to be something that everyone else wanted me to be led to an identity crisis, I could not find myself, who I was or what I wanted in my life.
Well, actually deep down I did know what I wanted, I just didn’t have the strength, courage or belief in myself to ask for it or make the changes I knew I needed to make.

My life changed dramatically and for the better when I hit rock bottom.
In my lowest moment of grief, pain and suffering, I reached out to the presence of the Divine/Universe and asked to be saved from myself.

It was like something flicked a switch inside of me, the light turned back on and I knew exactly what it was that I needed to do to heal myself.
I surrendered completely to the will of the Divine and followed every intuitive message I received without doubt, without question.

This is when the real magic began to show up in my life, so many incredible moments of divine intervention that I witnessed both externally and in my inner world.

And so began the journey to self love, self forgiveness and self acceptance.

I made a promise to the Universe, that if it helped me to save me from myself and change my life for the better, I would never again stray from the path I was born to walk.

So I embraced my natural intuitive abilities and stopped hiding them from the world.
I reconnected to the healer within me, I no longer shut my empathic heart off from the world and I started to put my own needs first before others.

I am proud to say that I have never looked back and my connection to my intuition and source consciousness has never been stronger.

Several years ago now I was introduced to my Thrive Factor Archetypes, they are the Shapeshifter Alchemist, Inspirer Believer, Mentor Teacher and Advocate Rescuer.

I can see now how each of these Archetypes has played out throughout my life both in their shadow and in their strengths.

It has been through embodying the gifts, strengths and power of each of these Archetypes that I have further evolved even more deeply into the magical, compassionate, inspiring mentor, guide and leader that I was born to be.

I trust in myself, the divine and all aspects of these archetypes to work with me and through me in all that I do and in all that I am.

For the first time in my life, I feel whole and I very much love, appreciate and value the wise woman I have become, and this led to the name Inspired Spiritual Alchemist.

I was the phoenix that rose from the ashes and completely transformed herself.

The Alchemical Woman

The Alchemical Woman

Understands that her greatest power is in being herself.

She knows how to navigate this ever-changing world with a sense of clarity, confidence, a focus and a deep sense of her authentic self while remaining grounded in her identity with pride in who she is now and who she is yet to become.

She strives for inner peace about who she is and why she is here.

She has a magical presence and the ability to turn the boring into a joyful experience for herself and others.

Her quest to explore the realms of her own identity, to know who she is and to understand her place in the world can at times feel uncomfortable.

She has an incredible ability to bring to life all that she focuses her attention, thoughts, and feelings on, manifesting is her alchemical superpower.

She is interested in and has a natural curiosity for all things magic, magical, mystical, or mythical and knows in her heart this plays a large role in who she is.

She loves to teach and inspire women in the ways of feminine magic and the Divine feminine, this is the language of her soul and she speaks this fluently to support women who struggle with accepting their feminine power or magic in accessing their feminine gifts.

She recognises the powerful gift she has for transformational healing and is a role model to others.

She has the ability to reinvent herself and can confidently rise to any challenge or situation and like the rising phoenix from the ashes, she can pick herself up and shine.

She is multifaceted and can adapt to any situation with ease and grace, she is the ultimate shapeshifter.

She is ever optimistic and has an infectious exciting view of the world and she loves to share this with others and they are continuously drawn to her for this.

She is a bundle of energy, the light in the dark, a rainbow on a rainy day.

As she accepts and embodies all of who she is she becomes the champion for other women seeking self-understanding.

Enrolments are now open for my Awaken program, if you are ready to explore, discover and embody the Divine feminine gifts within then reach out today to get yourself enrolled.


Embodying all that you are

I have been doing some reflection the last week or so.

I have been thinking about the personal growth that I have undergone in the last 18 months and it’s been big.

I have also been contemplating what it means to be an Awakened Woman and what the embodiment of that looks and feels like.

At the beginning of 2020, I was in paradise (Fiji) with an amazing group of women from around the globe as a facilitator for the first UGWA International Retreat.

The lead up to this felt intense, scary even as this was yet another level of stepping out of my comfort zone, I could feel intuitively the expansion in this and the uplevelling that was about to occur, and I leaned into this with trust in the Universe and deep faith in myself.

I knew in my heart that all that I had learned and all of my lived experiences had been leading me to this very moment.

It felt SO right for me to be here in this space with all of these glorious women and I KNEW on a soul level that I was exactly where I was meant to be and that I was worthy of all of it.

I felt expanded, empowered, and completely at ease with who I was and all I had to offer those I was destined to meet.

I felt no better or no less than anyone, I was simply at ease with myself and everything around me, my heart was so full of love and gratitude and I felt completely at one with the flow of life and had complete trust in the guidance of the Universe.

My first meeting of Elizabeth Gilbert felt so surreal, she was much taller than I thought she would be, and she did not just walk, to me she appeared to glide like an ethereal goddess, and we hugged as we met despite the excessive amount of sweat pouring off me from the humidity and heat.

This moment in itself filled me with so much joy and I thought to myself “well if that is the only interaction that I am blessed to have with her it will be enough to last me a lifetime” little did I know it was just the beginning of so many more.

After dinner on the first evening as I was walking toward her table with my heart so full of gratitude, she looked at me and put her arms out above her with a huge smile on her face, so I walked right on over to her and hugged her yet again.

As I hugged her I gushed into her ear, “I promised myself that I was going to totally cool and not gush all over you but fuck it, I can’t help it, I love your work and everything about you, I’m so grateful to meet you” she laughed and said it’s perfectly ok and I love that you did anyway.

I walked away floating on a cloud of bliss and joy and as I was sharing this moment with one of my fellow sisters she came around the corner where I laughingly told her how I was yet again gushing about her and asked if it was ok to have a selfie with her.

She replied with a laugh and said yes absolutely you can have as many as you like with me.



My friends this was Day 1 of many more moments like these with her throughout this magical week.

She was real, she was open, she was generous, she was honest and vulnerable, she was accessible and she taught me what it meant to be a relaxed woman.

The most magical experience with her however was when I had the opportunity to give her a healing treatment.

I will admit that I was nervous about this, there were thoughts of what if she doesn’t like it, what if she doesn’t have a good experience what if, what if, what if, blah blah blah.

So I took a breath, aligned myself to my heart and the love of the Divine, shifted my focus from myself, and instead placed myself in the hands of the Divine and trusted that all was as it should be.

The moment I tuned into Universal life force energy and the Angelic Realm she was no longer “Liz Gilbert” and I was no longer “me”, we were simply two souls meeting in that moment wrapped in the unconditional love of the Universe.

During the session, I received a message for her, and I seriously considered not passing this on to her, her story is publicly known and she had shared much with us throughout the week and I just did not want to be seen as taking advantage or have the love and integrity of the message doubted.

Again I was asked to trust, and as I always trust the guidance I am given I took a deep breath and asked her if she was open to receiving the message I had received for her.

To this she said yes, so with my faith and trust placed fully in the Divine and love in my heart, I shared it with her.

She looked into my eyes with tears in hers, she placed her hand on my face and whispered to me that I was an Angel, that she loved me, she said thank you, that message is absolutely perfect and the same that I received myself this morning in my journaling. Thank you this was exactly what I needed to hear.

I’m sharing this story with you not to big note myself or say how awesome I am.

I am simply sharing this with you because, on my reflection of what it means to embody being an Awakened Woman, I know in my heart that if I had not embodied the belief in myself,
If I had not trusted fully in my own intuition, wisdom, gifts, and strengths,
If I had not had faith in myself and the Divine,
If I had not felt so, at home within myself and all that I am, none of this would have been able to happen.

An Awakened Woman trusts herself and her innate wisdom

She is brave
She is confident
She is compassionate with herself and others
She says yes to herself and life
She is resilient
She is resourceful
She believes in herself
She knows how to ask for what she wants
She is clear about who she is
She celebrates all that she is

If you are ready to embody what it means to be an Awakened Woman then I invite you to join me in my Awaken Program.

Much love