WHAT IS A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY?

Do you want more out of life but don’t know how to execute it. A spiritual journey just might be what your’e looking for. Find out what a spiritual journey is and how it can work for you.

A spiritual journey or spiritual awakening is used interchangeably to describe a journey of old patterns that no longer serve you and has you wanting to move out of that space and into a new one. It’s about taking charge of your life and living your truth. When embarking on this journey it can bring up some feelings and memories you might have blocked, suppressed or haven’t felt before, these feelings make you acknowledge and work on changing these old patterns so they no hold you back in your new sphere.

Each spiritual journey is unique to individuals but the ultimate goal is working through the patterns that hinder your life. You might be thinking how do I know if I am called towards something different? You’ll start to question your current reality and wanting more. Below I collated a few ways in which your soul wants to move in a new direction

  • You want more out of life. You might want something to change drastically in your life but you don’t know what
  • You are conscious that this version of your life no longer serve you
  • You feel a bit lost in life
  • You are having more conscious awareness of your negative habits and thoughts
  • You want to deeply understand who you are

I’m currently embarking on my own spiritual journey and was one of the reasons why I felt compelled to write this post. I started by answering some question I wrote for myself. And let me tell you it was the hardest thing to do, acknowledging my vulnerability in a way I have never done before. I knew all the answers subconsciously but I just did not want to face it, so I suppress it and suppress it. These questions enabled me to understand why I think the way I do, it helps me understand and recognise the root of the cause. The awakening I want, won’t happen overnight but if I keep reminding myself of the beautiful end goal through this awakening, present me will understand why I have to go through this challenging but rewarding journey.

Below are 10 questions I asked myself at the beginning of my journey. You don’t have to answer all 10, you can pick out the ones that resonate with you or you can complete all 10 questions. Remember to be as detailed as possible. You’ll find more truth hidden in between the lines than what is on the surface.

What are you afraid of?

Why are you scared of failure?

Do you feel like you express enough love to yourself?

Do you respect yourself?

Are you a good example for those around me?

Do the people in your life add value?

Are you holding onto something that you need to let go of?

What experiences have not healed your heart?

How would your life be if you did not have any fear or self-doubt?

When was the last time you were truly proud of yourself?

Please keep me updated if you are currently on a spiritual journey, just started or ultimately finished and want to share your journey.

Stay Grounded X

ALLOW YOURSELF TO RECEIVE

When was the last time you allowed yourself to receive?

Have you ever received a compliment and you instantly retaliate with putting yourself down? An example of this is, a person telling you they enjoy your work and you reply ”thanks, but what you do is much more incredible” or when someone tells you they like something of yours like a t-shirt you’re wearing and you’re quick to put yourself down.

We’ve all been there. We continuously deflect anything that is positive towards us, sometimes it’s out of awkwardness but if we go deeper into that feeling, it actually comes from a place of low self esteem. When we feel highly of ourselves we receive without any deflection and accept who we are. 

A small simple step, but the hardest step is just to accept abundance. Allow yourself to receive, whether that comes in the form of compliments, gifts and any other luxuries, just receive without any hesitation. That does not mean becoming arrogant, it’s about being appreciative of what you are receiving without feeling bad for it.

Starting from today, whenever you receive a compliment just say thank you. Don’t justify it, just say thank you!

For the first few experiences you’re going to be itching to say something back but, just remember you are worthy of every word, gifts and luxuries you receive.

That’s all for today 🙂

Stay Grounded X

When Is It The Right Time To Let Go

Are you ready to move forward?

Change is something constant that always happens in our life but we get very complacent in our ways and are reluctant to leave our current situation out of fear, comfortability or the uncertainty.
We’ve all been in this situation, more often than we like to admit but there comes a time where this thing feels like dead weight, it’s become more like a chore or it doesn’t serve you, this is moment you have to ask yourself are you ready to up level and leave it behind or still be stuck in the mundane position, questioning what it’s like on the other side. Perhaps it’s a relationship, career, bad habits but it needs to be gone and only you can decide whether you want to move forward or remain in the same position.

The fear of not knowing or not coping is something that as human we will always think about but, honestly, what is the worst thing that can happen, if this current situation doesn’t suit you can always go back ( in some context) or you can see this as a lesson and try an alternative. There really isn’t a thing such as failing or a failure because there are millions of alternatives and what did not work, was a lesson to take with you in the future.

The question you now have to ask yourself is…… Are you ready?

Stay Grounded X

A Moment Of Silence

How to find the blissful moments of doing absolutely nothing

Inspiration of the week

Have you ever been so busy that the minute you take some time to rest, you feel guilty about not doing the never-ending to-do list and then you panic and try to run to your nearest thing that needs completing. Well, I am here to tell you that not everything needs to be done right away and it’s time to start seizing the moments of doing absolutely nothing and not feeling guilty about it.

This week If you have a moment to yourself, just embrace the moment and that means doing absolutely nothing until it feels right to move forward. Don’t let your thoughts interrupt you with the feeling of guilt, see your thoughts like clouds moving along and before you know it, those feelings are gone.

Quote of the week: ‘’The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it’’- Richard Bach

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How To Use Affirmations

How to use affirmations to your advantage.

When people hear the words affirmations, they often roll their eyes, switch off or have a strong opinion of it(usually a bad one) but, I am here to tell you how affirmations can work in your favour.
Affirmations do not have to be standing in the mirror telling yourself ‘you are perfect’ ( because there is no such thing as perfectionism), but, there are countless ways to affirm your words and some of them you don’t even have to say a word.

I’ve tried the whole speaking into the mirror and I quickly found myself either laughing about how silly I look if anyone walked in the room and caught me or I end up criticising myself and noticing all my flaws. So I decided that was not for me and simply moved to an alternative that suited me better. This is when I discovered the power of post-it notes! Now I know, post it notes have always been around and it’s not this new invention but writing my affirmations down on a post-it note and sticking it in places I would see it was a new invention to me. By placing these affirmation notes within eye level enables me to really take moment to read and reflect on them. A few areas that the affirmation notes are dotted around my space is the mirror, light switch and the drawers, I purposely stuck them against these objects because these are the places I go to the most during my morning or day.
I also have set my alarm to be my affirmations to wake me up in the morning via the voice note app on my phone. This helps me to not instantly jump up out of bed and stress but ease myself into the morning.

Setting these intentions can bring you a satisfied feeling of what you want your future to look like. An increase of feeling good via your affirmations allows you to have a great rest of the day because you have started by setting those intentions.

A few other ways to affirm your words are:

  • Making it your screensaver
  • Sending daily alerts to your phone
  • Recording your affirmations and using it as an alarm
  • Writing in your journal
  • Saying it out loud ( it didn’t work for me but it might work for you)

A list of positive statements:

  • I am grateful for my healthy mind, body, and soul
  • I am happy with who I am, what I have and with what I will receive
  • Success flows to me effortlessly
  • I am always on the right path

If you’re new to this, it will feel different for the first few tries, but once you get over the hurdle of awkwardness and start allowing yourself to feel each word you read, speak or repeat, this will become second nature.

Stay Grounded X

The Power Of Your Words

When you speak negative your reality becomes negative. Learn how to change the negatives into a positive with a few simple words!

Naturally, we put ourselves down out of self-habit. We’ve been accustomed through society to believe we can’t say positive things about ourselves to others or receive positive compliments, in fear it will come out as being self-indulged or self-centered. So we aim to downplay our greatness or say the negative side to the statement.

I know this far too well as I always do it in my everyday life, especially when someone compliments or congratulates me. I catch myself saying ‘’thanks but…’’ and that but turns into a bunch of sentence of self-loathing about the thing they have complimented me on.
It became so natural to me that I don’t realise until I noticed the words I was speaking about myself started to affect how I truly felt about me. The light bulb didn’t ping until I did something that I was extremely proud of and got numerous of compliments on and instead of saying thanks but, I said thank you I am proud of myself too and I left it. I didn’t say a word after that and I truly did feel proud. Speaking those positive words to myself really did something to me mentally and physically. I felt much lighter, happier and acceptance of what I am good at.

This experience has taught me to speak greatly of myself because the words you speak are the same words that will radiate inside you; speak positively about yourself and it will show, speak negatively about yourself and you’ll see how much it will affect you in your day to day life.

One message I will share with you. You are made for greatness, don’t let any self-doubt, hate or negative thoughts affect the greatness you’ve achieved; whether small or big if you are proud of yourself do not be unapologetic by it, shout it from the rooftop. Have that moment of honour for yourself. Speak highly of yourself, because you weren’t put on this earth to be mediocre!

Stay Grounded X

Take A Break

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Inspiration of the week

Life is a continuous loop without a pause button. Scrambling to find a moment of peace where we are truly not doing anything, is harder to find than a needle in a haystack.
We need to find that button and hit pause immediately until we feel mindful to continue the loop again.
Taking a break can do wonders on our mental and physical health- If we just take some time out and not give our attention to outside work and focus on our wellbeing, we will begin to see the positive effect of peace.

This week is a moment to give yourself a break. Take off a morning or evening and let the mind decide what you want to do, go with the flow and see what you’re drawn too.

Quote of the week:  ”Just chill and do you”- Unknown

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How To Stop Being Hard On Yourself

Support yourself. Avoid becoming the villain in your own story- Sade Andria Zabala

Do you compare yourself to others…Do you find yourself not having your life together but at the same time have your life together…Do you find yourself saying ‘’I could have done better’’ when you have given your best?

These are all the thoughts we have when we self- criticise ourselves. If you are a perfectionist, you have definitely heard a few of these words float around your head. The saying ‘’we are our own worst critic’’ is so true, we speak so negatively about ourselves that through the repetitive thoughts and feelings, we start to believe them and then we try to reach this unattainable goal that we claim as perfection.

This is a mindset we need to stop. We are being too hard on ourselves and it is affecting the way we view ourselves.

Here are a few messages that will help shift your thoughts:

  • Every mistake is a contribution to your growth
  • Let go of the idea of perfectionism ( little secret: It doesn’t exist)
  • Stop panicking over things that are out of your control
  • Stop replaying the situation in your head and scrutinising every detail….. Let it go
  • You do have your life together!!
  • Cut yourself some slack
  • Treat yourself how you treat your loved ones
  • Celebrate your growth

”Support yourself. Avoid becoming the villain in your own story.”-Sade Andria Zabala

Stay Grounded X

Do You Take Your Own Advice

Do you take your own advice? Find out why you should listen to yourself more.

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Inspiration of the week

All the knowledge and advice we need to hear is already inside us, we already know what the next step is but we seek comfort in asking others just to clarify what we already know. When giving out advice we show empathy, love and support but rarely give the same to ourselves. 

You know what you need to do, you already possess all the answers. Being too scared to confront your answers; results in you repeating the cycle.

Remember, when you are giving out advice, perhaps listen closely to the words you speak. You might need hear them too.

Quote of the week:  ”Listen to yourself more. You know more than you think”-Lia

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The Mastery Of Life


Every day we are presented with a new situation that tests us as humans. We get tested on our patients, beliefs, behaviour, faith and many more. Often we have two ways we approach it, we either complain profusely or we don’t engage with it at all. Mainly we start with the first and go into the latter. But, the question we never ask is what is this teaching me.
For example, I will give you an experience that happened to me.

I was in a conversation with someone and I was explaining something that to me sounded simple but, the other person did not understand after the 3rd time. At this point, I was already irritated previously and this enrages me even more. I started to become short and snappy with this individual. After the conversation had ended I realised I was thinking all about me throughout the conversation and I never took into consideration how the other person might feel, perhaps I wasn’t explaining it right or maybe it just took them a little longer to process everything. At that moment I lacked empathy and if it wasn’t for me having time to reflect on the scenario, I would of never know my actions conveyed that way.
What did this experience teach me? It taught me the art of empathy and patience. Everyone is not the same, we all have our ways of understanding, learning and processing information differently. You shouldn’t be penalised, ridicule or belittled because it takes you a little longer to process it. We have all been in a situation where this has to happen and we know what it’s like to be on the receiving end.

So if you’re in a situation where a particular emotion inside you starts to ignite, just refer back to this question.

What is this teaching me about myself?

Stay Grounded X