Lessons Learned….

Hiya all..
Well my lovelies…they say in life a change is as good as a rest but in some cases you just have to have a rest!…For a few days I have given my 2 favorite websites Facebook and twitter a few days off. The reason being for this is to allow myself to heal. My sister passed to spirit and I also lost a person in my life that meant the world to me too, so 2 people in the space of a few months were enough for me to take a break from everything and everyone. I had to get back to basics’, back to me, back to reality. I had to see the wood for the trees and realize a few things, lessons that had kept repeating themselves would have continued to do so until the big bulb on top of my head turned on and I had a eureka moment. I had to realize that I HAD to practice what I preached, start from square one and see what I was doing wrong to keep creating these reoccurring lessons. I couldn’t do this until I had cleansed myself, let go of my sister fully so as she could continue her work in the spirit world, and realize that the person I loved and lost wasn’t coming back. I preached all this stuff but had forgotten how to practice it until now. The longer we hold onto hurt, pain, misery, worry, someone or something that does not serve us the longer it stays around us smelling the place up so to speak. I had to get back to basics to realize that if I let go I would gain in so many ways. I would gain the power to be ME again, I would gain the understanding that caging a bird and not allowing it to fly is like having a dream all your life but never realizing it. I have followed a very well known poet, author and inspirational speaker named Kirk Nugent for a while now. I have listened and read what this man writes and my goodness how that has struck home to me in the last few days is incredible. He says ‘Pursue your Passion’ whatever it is in life you have to have a passion and a goal to aim for, because if you don’t then life is like opening an empty box of chocolates, just a disappointment! But before all this I HAD to heal myself from the hurt, yes even spiritual people hurt we are but of human form too…
When someone leaves your life be it by passing to spirit or by the ending of a relationship/friendship know this that you are left with the memories that they gave to you, regard this as a blessing and also know that with time the pain will be replaced by the laughter and love of the memories that they left and you will be able to look back with a smile as well as tears. Life is a fragile fickle gift that should not be took for granted, but embraced like a long lost friend and loved like a mother does her child. I have known love and are very blessed to have had this from the 2 people just lately I have lost, I thank the universe for that love and will hold their love in my heart for as long as I walk this planet and beyond that.
Kirk Nugent speaks of quietening the mind, shutting off the computer, TV, telephone and just ‘being’ and that I have done, I have gone back to basics, gone back to just ‘being ME’ and have learned that no matter how strong your hold is on someone or something you will never be able to keep them/it in your reality if their path has lead them away from yours. I can say though that the lessons that I have learned have profoundly touched my life, I have found Mandy again, I know that throughout my life I have learned to not be me, and have allowed others negativity and thought patterns to in turn make me tar others with the same brush, of which I am deeply saddened and sorry for, not everyone is the same, that’s what makes us unique, makes us stand out, makes us shine. We cannot therefore impose the failure of one on to another. To give someone a chance to ‘PROVE’ who they are, what they are about before getting the brush out and painting them!
I have learned gratitude, to be grateful of who and what is in my life at any given time, as when they have gone its way to late to cry over that particular spilt milk. I hear people moaning every day about their lives, partners, jobs, family and tend to think that IF just one of these things/people left their lives what next would they moan about?…the key is to wake up in the morning and take a minute to absorb the beauty around you, be that the bedsit you live in or the mansion, the abundance of people around you or the one person, the empty bank balance or the fullest one. Realize that life is the reality YOU create, YOU THINK THEREFORE YOU ARE!, you want a miserable life then create one, you want a rewarding one then again create one, YOU are the master of your own destiny! I heard it said that a deadly nightshade seed when planted grows just as much as a normal seed, its your choice which one you plant. I choose from now on to plant only the seeds that will flourish with positivity and allow ME to reap the rewards.
It’s good to take a break sometimes even though I have missed the interaction of the physical people I have found that I have also re-connected with my higher self again and found ‘ME’ again.
Remember people who are lost are not really lost, their love lives on within us forever and ever…
I thank God every day for my Family, Friends and people who I have loved and who have loved me….
And make no mistake that lessons that are learned are never repeated….

Until the next time folks

Love, live, and be grateful for what you have…
(Dedicated to Sue my darling sister)
Mandy x x

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Heal and release…

Hiya Folks well this has started to become an interesting year!..
I am learning so many lessons all in one go but also why I am truly here and my role to others and to spirit.
And never no more enlightened by the saying people come into our lives for a reason a season or a lifetime. I am having people come and go like the generation game’s conveyor belt! I have been doing a lot of talking to people and getting to know them, helping them and then having to release them. To help and release people though is tiring and sad at the the same time!

I have been asking my guides just lately why people like this (not clients may I add) have been coming my way and why without financial gain ( after all we all have to live in the material world). I hear back that firstly I am being sent people because they have asked me to help them long before they or I came to this earth plane, they have asked my assistance and I have agreed, secondly that although I do live in the material world I should see beyond the ‘£’ sign to see the LOVE sign, they said that finances would improve with every contract fulfilled and that in time my greatest reward would be the ‘greatest gift of LOVE’ hey who am I to argue with that sort of information, mine is just to do or die!….I have meditated on the sadness I feel after they leave my energy and after I have helped them, and have been given ‘keep your feet on the ground whilst you heal’ again this is standard stuff that I tend to not forget but put aside on occasion. In other words its time to go back to basics!

Only today I helped someone who I felt had a good amount of baggage that had been stagnant within them for a long time, I found that they allowed themselves to create this box that they quite happily lived in for years, the effect of this was that they had encased themselves that much inside it that they lost their friends, social life, family to some extent but most of all they’d lost themselves! They thought nothing else but WORK they drank it, ate it, dreamt it! When asking them what has made them give everything up around them? Their answer was that they blamed the job for their ‘poor’ quality of life. Quickly I informed them that the only one to blame was THEMSELVES!! It was then that it dawned on them that that was exactly what they had done, the realisation of this was phenomenal I could actually see the light bulb above their heads switch on! A eureka moment or an enlightening then took place followed by a smile, their attitude changed and their life I’m sure from now on will change for the better, they will travel, see the world and re-invent themselves. Just because of a conversation.

Everyone in life has that ability to switch that light on for themselves and others, all they have to do is BELIEVE hard enough that we are the makers and masters of our own destiny, and of course that people and situations come into our lives for a reason season or a lifetime, and that is where I came in…

The power of spirit is a wonderful thing, bless the people in your life, and also bless them when they leave as their contract with you is up but their lessons will stay with you forever! and as always life goes on…

Until next time

Much love, Many blessings

Mandy xx

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A year of tests..looking forward to 2012

Ok its been a long time since my last blog, I hope this finds you safe and warm as the weather is set to get colder..

Well this year has been a year and half for me, I found myself reaching out for spirit in many ways, in more ways, in ways that I never thought that I would have to. I have had to conquer demons, fight battles, stay strong and gain strength from my inner self. This has been a testing year for me but for so many other people too.

2011 was about letting go, tying up loose ends, leaving the past behind and developing your own brand, the YOU BRAND. What I mean by that is making yourself available to new opportunities pushing your limits, putting yourself out there, not listening to the negative comments encouraging and embracing the new ones. I have learned a lot about people this year, how one minute they can be in your pocket and love you for what your worth, the next they can stab you in the back and forget who you actually are, I have learned that the people who weather the storm with you are usually your family and the ‘stayers’ in your life the people who will take you as you are, not who they want you to be or your status symbol.

As you all know I went through a divorce a messy one at that, but again with my inner strength, the love of my dear family and friends I have seen that through, albeit the bad feeling from other parties is still continuing I know that I will always maintain my self worth and by being true to myself will always make me win the war, as winning the battle never has appealed to me lol, I have always seen things through till the end and this is one that I will preserver with.

I have not yet met that special someone in my life, that doesn’t mean that I don’t want anyone it just means that the right person is there ready in the wings waiting for me, I’m in no rush but don’t want to wait forever lol…

There have been so many tests this year but now as we come to the end of the year I am so happy that I have learned that tests are lessons that improve our way of life, improve us as an individual and as we learn we can hopefully pass the lessons onto others.
This year has not been so good work wise as we were hit by a recession, I can say though that the readings I have done have been always from the heart and always helped and encouraged by spirit, and as always I am grateful. I also know the reason for the lack of work is that I have had to sort a lot of personal problems out to make way for the fantastic year ahead.

Next year I am hoping to continue my spiritual work and look forward to rolling out BRAND MANDY, which means that I am going to try to work as hard as ever to spread my work, spread the light and encourage others to do so as well. I also am going to look towards getting my books published (poetry, children’s and auto-biography) my writing keeps me sane in a mad world sometimes, and I have had a lot of good feedback as regards it.

I’m blessed every day for my family and having them in my life. I pray for my sister Sue and stay positive and hope with all my heart that her cancer leaves her as quick as it came.
I also have a wonderful mother who continues to amaze me with her happiness and strength, and my sister Tina who listens to me when I need to sound off and that has been a lot lol. My son shay is my life and every breath I take, and he knows it lol…the family I don’t see I hope that they will see reason and come to join the family again in the New Year as they are missed so much.
I am blessed with friends who are always there for me 2 in particular they know who they are, you two are fab mates and I’m so blessed that you came into my life again…

And once again spirit has introduced me to me again and showed me that I can do it even though others discourage and say I cant, that is a lesson to all I feel..

2012 is going to be a year you will remember for the new exciting you, you will become, it’s the year of enlightenment, the Golden Year!. Embrace it, embrace YOU and do whatever you feel that you need to do to attain BLISS, HAPPINESS and CONTENTMENT…

A very happy Christmas to you, think about what you want and go the hell and get it…
May your golden year be the making of a new YOU…

Until the next time…
Love you all…

Mandy x x x x

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Respecting the bad as well as the good…

Hello all…
Just lately I have been looking back at my life to see who I was, where I came from and where I’m going. I have not been the angel sometimes that people see me as today, but has any of us???
I can say that the lessons and experiences that I have been through have made me into the person that I am today. I can also say that the bullies that I have encountered during my life still seem to be there in one shape or form at any given time and these people who came into my life to taunt, tease, make me feel unhappy are blessings in disguise, now your saying ‘blessings?’ she’s going mad!! Well I’m not; I mean they were truly blessings. The people or issues that come to us and make us sad, unhappy, and miserable are the ones that make us stronger; these people and/or things make us the people who we are today. This brings me back to the start. If life and the people in it was so beautifully perfect, so easy then there would be no need to push our boundaries, no need for us to grow spiritually, we most likely would be lazy, bored, selfish, and maybe not the person we eventually want to be. So everyone that comes my way who treats me good or bad, I learn from them, yes I admit it hurts when they are not so nice but ultimately I have to say that looking back on the many ‘not so nice people’ that have come my way I have learned the most from them. These people have taught me to ‘treat others the way you expect others to treat you’ otherwise the offence you commit to another will surely come your way to knock on your door to give you a taste and that horrible medicine that you inflicted upon another soul, and its not nice medicine believe me!!
I know now that I have people in my life who respect me, love me unconditionally and understand that I’m not perfect I’m just me….
So respect to all the people who have tested my strength, patience and loyalty over the years and still are, for without you I wouldn’t be half the person I am today!

Going forward, I know what I want in life and respect who I was in my past and also the fact that I cant change that, and wouldn’t even if I could. I look towards the future with lots of hope, and most of all LOVE…

I’ll leave you with this quote I wrote for all the people that come and go in my life for whatever reason…

“I bless all those that Love me all that hate me and all the ridicule me, for I am a child of God and God is LOVE…

Until next time peeps…Much love

Mandy x

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Gratitude

Meaning : Gratitudethankfulnessgratefulness, or appreciation is a positive emotion or attitude in acknowledgment of a benefit that one has received or will receive (Wikipedia)

 

These few weeks I have been looking at life with different eyes. I have been looking at the past and seeing what I really had and what I have now. Do you do that? Do you sometimes have a life review? What you have had in the past? What you have now? And what your dreams and goals are for the future? Now you’re saying what has this got to do with gratitude? Well it has everything to do with it. For example do you not look back at your life and think goodness I’m so happy to have learned from the past lessons that have come to me because they have made me into the person that I am now? If you do that’s gratitude. Do you get up every morning and truly look at your life and say that you’re happy to be live, happy for all the people in it, happy to be WHO you are? Then that is gratitude.

And if you look towards your future with hope and love and the determination to conquer what ever negativity comes knocking on your door, to live for the positive things in life and to BELIEVE that your dreams and goals will be fulfilled then that is gratitude.

I saw a programme a few years ago where a disabled person was being interviewed along side an able bodied person and they listed the things that they were grateful for, it amazed me that the disabled person named far more substantial things than the able bodied person, things that were took for granted by us all, such as the ability to get up out of bed in a morning, the blessing of another day to just be alive, the singing of the birds at dawn and the ability to make a change to another person’s life even through their own disability. That profoundly moved me. I also see the gratitude on my sister’s face when she gets the slightest bit of good news from the cancer specialist. That also moves me.

It’s important to have that gratitude for all things and everything in your life, past, present and future, for every breath you take, even to the slightest of things that make you or someone else happy.  Gratitude brings a sense of peace, positivity and love into your life.

Whenever I am low or feel sorry for myself I think of the things that I have that no one else has, just the simple things in life that make my life worth living and then the ‘gratitude’ kicks in.

 

So take my advice if you will. Be grateful for ALL things, ALL lessons that come your way for these are TRUE BLESSINGS.

And take time to listen to the dawn Corus sometimes and be grateful that you can…..

 

Here a few quotes that touch me every time I read them

 

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today.  Have you used one to say “thank you?”  ~William A. Ward

 

If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice.  ~Meister Eckhart

 

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Im grateful to have you all in my life and thank you for reading my words…

 

Until next time….

 

Mandy x x

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