I had an epiphany the other day about fear and the positive effect of the covid19 pandemic ... Yes positive!
I realised that because, at the outset of the pandemic, I consciously decided not to submit to fear over covid19 I have subconsciously reprogrammed myself out of peripheral fears I wasn't aware of.
Whilst maintaining a healthy respect for the situation, I have focused on giving my body the resources that it needs to retain a strong immune system and positive mindset, cultivating my reality of wellbeing, contentment and optimism.
When my heart failed exactly one year ago this week and I very nearly died twice within five days, I decided that rather than hand over responsibility to the medical profession for my life, my health and my recovery, I would embrace the opportunity to strut my stuff with my holistic practices. I resolved to work on myself using all of the skills, knowledge and wisdom that I had accrued over my fifteen years of being a Holistic Practitioner and Teacher and to listen to what my body was telling me that I needed to resolve emotionally. That in itself involved displacing fear of death – to me it simply wasn’t an option. The fear of not being authentic to myself overrode that completely and utterly.
Technically, because I have had heart dis-ease, I am considered high risk during these peculiar times but as I have learnt to listen to my intuition, my body and my emotions like never before, I have pushed fear to one side and this has had an unexpected knock-on effect across many areas of my life today.
I have always been and been known to be a fearless leo lioness, so I was taken aback when I realised that I even had fears to release - albeit relatively minor fears - but they were fears nevertheless.
One day I woke up and realised that in recent weeks I have acquired four chickens and a cockerel. I'd put that off for years for fear of not having a Scooby Doo (clue) what I was doing, reservations regarding time commitment, foxes, them disappearing into the countryside or vandalising my garden.
I have bought the garden chair swing where previously I had a fear of buying the wrong one, paying too much, logistical issues and more. All of which stopped me doing it in the past – crazy or what?!
I bought and erected a splosh pool on the mountainside in the olive grove that surrounds mi casa, where previously I was worried because i didn't know if it was ok to do so, should I - shouldn’t I?, olive leaves polluting it, my cats and wild animals taking an accidental plunge and drowning, if it'd puncture or should I use that much water? and what if it goes green?!
I've bought dreadlocks to go in my hair not knowing how long they'll last, if they're too heavy, if I'll like them, give wrong impressions, what colours to use.
I've got my Black & Decker drill out and put up that TV wall bracket all on my li’l old lonesome.
Successfully planted the veggie plot of broccoli, spinach, herbs, courgettes, cucumber, tomatoes, peas, mange toute, coriander where I previously thought that being pants with plants, they’d surely never survive – They’re thriving and fruiting right now!!! (next challenge is to keep the chickens off them haha).
I've experimented with many new recipes that I've previously avoided in case they didn't turn out right ... And many didn't but I'm still alive lol!
There are many more examples of how, by not submitting to fear, I have also released fear of failure that I didn't know that I had!
Sadly, on the flip side of the coin I have witnessed scared and obsessive people spiralling downwards into the depths of fear and anger and becoming more out of touch with their intuition and sense of self.
I am now shamelessly plugging the book that I wrote about my recovery with which I passionately aim to inspire all who read it, to take responsibility for your own wellbeing, how to do so and how to listen to your intuition. It is called “Wakey Wake-Up Rise & Shine” by Linda Jane W and is available on Amazon in both paperback and e-book. I’d never written a book before and I am also proud to say that I self-published it too – all of which was the most amazing, enlightening and magical journey all of its own. My recovery has been seriously hard work and a rollercoaster at times but today I am happier, healthier and more focused than I have been in decades despite a complete lifestyle overhaul.
From 8am on 29th May (the one year anniversary of me being rushed into hospital with a heart function of 17%), until midnight on Friday 5th June (the anniversary of the day after I was discharged and realised that this was far from over and this journey had only just begun), the e-book is less than half price at £3.99.
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Regardless of your political views, conspiracy, critical thinking, agreeing with what you see, and hear, sitting on the fence – it does not matter. What matters is that you recognise that you need to take responsibility for your own wellbeing because you and only you live in your body. These are unprecedented times and your best friend is your own intuition. Learn to listen to it as I have – Rise and Shine!
Stay positive, keep smiling, keep your immune system powering on all cylinders by minimising anger and stress – I truly hope that this blog has inspired you and that my book will inspire you all the more.
Namaste Shiny Happy People.
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Wakey Wake-Up Rise & Shine - By Linda Jane W
Good morning hunny. Happy Ostara 🐣🌻🌼🌷
I woke up with a need to share this with you.
You deserve the best. Don't settle for anything less.
Ostara is the pagan festival of rebirth and fertility known as Easter for most. It is no coincidence that it comes at soringtime when everything is bursting into life because this is the perfect time for new ideas and new starts. Often depicted as chicks hatching out from their life inside a shell to the wonders of this beautiful planet with all its love, fresh air, sights smells and fun on offer. Think of yourself as that chick this weekend and break free from the hard shell into your new world full of magic which is yours for the enjoying.
Work with the energy of spring which is an inspiring time of year. The only limits are in your mind. Lockdown across the globe is giving us each the time for reflection and to stop and think "what do I want from my life?" Indulge yourself with time to daydream about it because the more positive thoughts that you have, the more energy it has to come into reality.
The planetary alignments give us the extra momentum that we need to launch ourselves into the new life that we manifest with our thoughts.
Make it a fabulous one and metamorphasise into a fabulous butterfly beyond your wildest dreams! ✨🦋🌟🦋💥🦋💫
If you'd like to discuss the workshops that I offer to empower you along your journey, I welcome your message or call.
In the meantime, here is the link to my book "Wakey Wake-Up Rise & Shine" which is my story of how I transformed my life following a near fatal heart attack 10 months ago and turned it into a beautiful and positive experience.
And all that before my first coffee ☕😁😘p
I love this video because it gives some really easy techniques to relax your heart on a daily basis thus giving it a rest rather than continue to pound it with stress.
It's as simple as splashing your face with cold water, nasal breathing exercises, singing and dancing all of which stimulate the vagus nerve.
This is just one of the techniques that I recommend in my new book Wakey Wake-Up Rise & Shine, now available on Amazon by Linda Jane W.
This video is a fascinating watch and well worth 25 minutes of your time.
Enjoy Shiny Happy People 🌻
As I continue writing my book, Wakey Wake-Up Rise & Shine, I'm aware of the fact that my solar plexus (stomach) keeps tightening up. I initially thought that this was because I was digging deep into the causes of the heart incident to release the emotional cause and so I was bringing the past into my present.
Whilst writing and recalling past events, I realised that I've overcome so many challenging situations throughout my life and it started to make me wonder why I was attracting these and why my metal was repeatedly put to the test?
Indeed, at this moment in time, in addition to my book, I also have various other projects going on, and some of the incidents that have occurred have defied belief even for someone with my vivid imagination.
Being the stubborn Leo that I am, I do generally triumph after a battle of wits and I feel like Beowulf as I recite tales of daring do and how I battled with metaphorical monsters, but surely life doesn't have to be this challenging?
The answer came with the insights from other members of a healing circle that I take part in. It's a feeling of being unworthy which has so many roots in my past that I now take on a Hero archetype and set off on quest after quest to prove myself instead of quietly sitting at home and smelling the roses. It would seem that the downside of having hero tendencies, is that we think we're immortal and constantly push ourselves until The Universe reminds us otherwise - with a heart attack for instance!
I also wondered if this was my big Leo ego speaking and so I researched which chakra is responsible for the ego and guess which one it is - the solar plexus. And guess which chakra is associated with the star sign Leo - yes the solar plexus. And guess which chakra is associated with emotions - yes the solar plexus!
Life is truly one big jigsaw puzzle but now I think I'll focus my energies on one of my other, calmer archetypes and stop and smell the roses that are in bloom here in Andalucia at the moment. It's time to appreciate my worth and stop having to prove myself and in doing so I can let the monsters have a breather.
Namaste shiny happy people.
Pre-order Wakey Wake-Up Rise & Shine here
THE RESULTS ARE IN!!!
The results are In! In my blog on 15th January (below) I described how I had just started an experiment to assess the effect of negative energy and thoughts on your body.
13 days later the results and the proof of the rice pudding really is in the eating but when you take a look at the photos below you probably won't feel like taking a spoon to it!
I was really surprised at the IGNORE rice which I expected to be pretty indifferent but if the colour is anything to go by, it would seem that even receiving negative hateful energy is better than being completely ignored!
So this begs the question what happens when you ignore your body's cry for change? Well here's the answer ... The IGNORE rice is what happens.
When you take a pill to suppress the symptoms, you are ignoring your body instead of listening to what it is telling you by presenting you with an ailment, illness or disease. These ailments are simply clues that there's a need for change.
It's important to include stress, depression and anxiety under "ailments" because of you're on the right track then life is a joy and none of these are prevalent in your mindset for long.
So what needs to change? Changing your lifestyle, your behavior, what you're putting into your body in terms of food, chemicals and liquids; what you're exposing yourself to energetically. What you do for a living, what you do with your time, changing your thoughts, changing the people you are surrounded by or your living circumstances.
Which one(s) apply? The answer is within you yourself.
These results have also made me take time to realise that if I ignore or neglect someone, the devastating effect that can have on them. I started to realise what was happening with the rice a few days ago and so I made a conscious effort to smile at elderly people as our paths crossed because one often hears of how invisible they feel as the hand of Father Time sweeps the years into an ever growing pile.
As for the HATE rice, as I've mentioned before, it's obvious to me that this is what happens to the cells in your body when you berate yourself or others do it for you. When you're exposed to anything other than love your body turns into mouldy furry rice!
Turn this around for a second and think what the effect is on someone else when you constantly disapprove of them, hit them with machine gun fire of anger or resentment and tell them they're not trying hard enough.
I feel that we have a responsibility not to expose ourselves or others to negativity. To some, their or our own idiosyncrasies aren't important so be around those people, people who like you for who you are ... Find your kind and that's what you receive... kindness ... Because you'll understand each other.
The LOVE rice speaks for itself doesn't it! How absolutely wonderful that as The Beatles sang all those years ago "All you need is love" - It really does make you SmileInside and out!
Peace of mind and love to you all.
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UPDATE to LOVE HATE IGNORE Rice experiment
I'm feeling really guilty about sending hateful vibes to the HATE rice. It feels awful, so much so that I feared it would affect the experiment ... solution = I blamed the rice for making me feel that way!!
Something else strange happened. I was struggling for hateful things to say when the archives of my mind opened up and I started reciting some of the things one of my long term lovers said to me frequently:
I don't like you, I don't love you, I don' t want you here in my space, my daughter doesn't like you, my friends don' t like you, I fell out of love with you and I've been using your body for sex for over 6 months, you're an inconvenience, you cramp my style.
Wow, no wonder I wasn't as healthy then as I am now post near fatal heart attack!!! ... I experienced years of this and my HATE rice will no doubt clearly show me what that negative energy did to my body let alone my mind and spirit .... watch this space!
But wow, did I ever Wakey Wake-Up, RISE & SHINE when I didn't allow him back into my life after the straw broke this camel's back.
Finally, be kind shiny happy people. Even if you feel that way, there is a much kinder approach out there on a need to know basis eh.
Sending love & Sparkles out there
The LOVE HATE IGNORE Rice Experiment
I'm writing a guidebook based on how I overcame the lifestyle and recovery challenges following a near fatal heart attack in May 2019 by using holistic practices. I needed a clear demonstration of the power of thoughts and words which are energy.
Today is a day of transformation.
Please spend 10 minutes or more sending positive thoughts to our home "I send positive energy to planet earth. Let balance be restored, for all creatures to be treated with kindness and respect, for ocean life to thrive once more and be protected from pollution, for every living thing that make up the forests to be left to grow and flourish in peace and safety. The air we breathe is pure and clean, the climate is perfect for all, clean water is plentiful, a solution for plastics is available to us and in action now, peace and harmony replaces negativity across the globe and all nations and religions unite in love and respect. We are the hope and so let it be so from this moment forth"
Please share this to your timeline as simply reading this has sent out the intention. Add your own thoughts, meditate, pray, send healing, balance, weave your spell, believe and visualise and let it be.
Thoughts are energy,
We are the change
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Note that the numerology of today's date is 8.
In The Balance Procedure card 8 is I AM TRANSFORMATIONAL
I AM AN ALCHEMIST ... We can make things happen, we are the change.
Following a near fatal heart attack in May (WTF I'M YOUNG, STRONG, HEALTHY AND INVINCIBLE?!!) I had a heart check up a couple of weeks ago. I realised once more what a close call I'd had. Yikes but phew all at the same time 🙀😍❤️❤️❤️
It stunned my friends, family and clients as I'm a really healthy, lively zen kinda gal full of love and life and mischief 😍🥳💫✨
A few days later get this...
The cardiologist said I'd always have the arrhythmia that caused the complications that led to my heart attack unless I agreed to cardioversion ... but I had to try it my way. The doctors were pretty annoyed with me for declining but I'm a holistic practitioner after all. It was time to put my practice into practice. It was a pretty scary thought when my life was hanging in the balance. I was pretty weak when I left hospital instead of the Tiggeresque Linda that bounces around ... but I was determined to show that there is another way... The right way ... The wholistic way ... addressing The Whole rather then bullying my body into submission with a traumatic electric shock ⚡⚡💥 as with cardioversion I'd have been zapped with electricity to stop and restart my heart... Hopefully ... And into a perfect rhythm thus minimising the risk of a repeat 💔. However, being a firm believer that diseases and illnesses have emotional causes I felt that whilst cardioversion might achieve that, it wouldn't address the emotional cause of the arrhythmia and subsequent heart attack and so I believed that the chances of a repeat episode weren't just high, but inevitable ... And I REALLY did not want that ... I wanted to get back to fun, mischief and my life purpose of being a healer, holistic tutor and spreading the word man 💞✨🙏
I'd been a high flying YUPPIE in London in my 20s and 30s then a pub landlady for 6 1/2 years with an alcoholic husband for 15 years and my next long-term partner turned out to be bipolar and on the spectrum, so life had been full of stress, drama and trauma for a looooong time albeit LOADS of fun at times. I'd actually thrived on the stress in my London days and subsequently with the pub taken the turnover from £250k pa to £350k with live music and essentially throwing the best party in town every night 🎼🎷🎻🎶💃🥂🍻🍾🍷🥃
Recent years had been fun but once again I'd attracted drama and trauma so I figured there was plenty stored in my vibrational being that had caused the 💔 and I needed to stop that repeating cycle ie change my vibe so that my life took a new and more appealing chapter rather than repeating the stress and 💔 ... And I knew that cardioversion wouldn't address that ... That would be down to me. Yikes! Here we go I thought. Easy peasy!
So, back to the GET THIS! ...
For the last 12 weeks I've been going for acupuncture at least once a week and taken specific herbs to strengthen and support my body in true Hedgewitch fashion. I've used Bach flower remedies to address, rebalance and release my emotions which were off kilter. Louise Hay and Dr Edward Bach to mention just 2, were advocates and pioneers of the theory that e-motions/ dis-ease of emotions cause disease so time to shift those energies baby!
I watch the Gaia channel to research, learn and applied all sorts of stuff, using intuition and the remote to find what I needed to know. YouTube gives me all the psychotherapy insights I need to work through the emotions that come up on this journey and man
have I soul searched (!!!) to find and release the emotional causes of it all and yes there was plenty in there. This was without the emotional crutches of alcohol and roll-ups, etc which I stopped from point 💔.
I maintain a healthy pescetarian, dairy-free diet (apart from the odd Cornetto or tirimisu 😻🙀) and I drink loads of fresh water with 🍋. I use aromatherapy, daily meditations, affirmations to re-programme myself and to instruct my heart to heal with love patience and understanding of myself and my beautiful ♥️. I recognised the importance of correct breathing and do exercises. I soaked up information from social media on scientific research about DNA and photon behaviour and applied that to my beautiful ♥️ in the form of visualisations. I balance my energies daily on having a healthy heart and being a powerful energy able to manifest!! ... using The Balance Procedure ... Something I practice and teach.
I use reiki, crystals, gentle yoga classes, chest beating to repair the heart muscle, I take a magnesium supplement known to be supportive of healthy heart rhythms; I take probiotics and enzymes to counteract the blood thinners and beta blockers that I have to take for now to give my ♥️ the best chance of healing ... And I know I'll migrate these to natural ways using food and herbs once the 💔 dust has settled.
I practice grounding which is powerful antiinflammatory and promotes healing through converting positive ions into negative ions (rebalancing the electrical charges that give us Life). I obviously stopped drinking and caffeine and the little bit of smoking that I was doing so I've dealt with emotions head on which wasn't easy!! Notice how much I'm talking about emotions here?! We are emotional beings here 🌍🌠 to learn pure love and that includes of self ... Do you know about the LOVE, HATE, IGNORE rice experiment?! If we aim self loathing at ourselves we turn our cells ... Our bodies ... into mouldy rice instead of the white fluffy stuff!! Ask me if you want more on that 😘
I learned to rest instead of constantly push myself. I do acupressure on myself between acupuncture sessions and I've had healing ...
So, guess what .... two weeks ago I woke up from a siesta with a START and a GASP of breath akin to reaching the surface of the ocean after a mile deep free dive!!! ... Scooby Doo YIKES ... What was that about?! ... I checked my pulse and WHOOHOOO ... Regular rhythm!!! ❤❤❤
Really?! Seriously?! What the..? How the? and OMG!
😍🥰🥳💞. It really is a miracle 🙏💫✨ I'm delighted! Houston we have lift off!!! we have done it ... Whoohoooo indeed!
Two weeks down the line and my beautiful clever ♥️ is still beating in a very groovy regular rhythm!
I'm feeling so much better and stronger than I have in a long time and danced and danced at a party on Sunday (with regular sit downs but only because I thought I should!) 💫✨🙏
The feeling better bit isn't just physically it's emotionally. The journey that I'm on is sooooo incredible. The insights of life, the universe, energy and so much more that comes through without anaesthesia of alcohol, nicotine etc dampening things down and thus appreciating everything that goes on around the energy that is Linda.
So it might have been easier to just take the tablets and have the ⚡💥⚡ because it is a major undertaking to heal yourself, but look what I'd be missing out on ... And for how long?
Be inspired, be inspiring and be love shiny happy people ♥️ with sparkles on top 💖
Why Reiki your food?
Last night a friend and I popped for a highly anticipated Chinese takeaway.
We were really disappointed as the service was hostile. We were both bossed about when giving our orders, our orders came out wrong. The main waitress was aggressive in her actions as well as vocally with us, the other waitresses and the chef to the point that I didn't even want her touching the bag with my food in it and found myself snatching it away from her which both shocked and entertained me and my friend!
So shiny happy people, this is the perfect demonstration of why we should Reiki our food because an energetic imprint is left on the food we eat and disturbs our own energy balance and we could very very easily take on that aggression.
In psychic circles we call this psychometry ... You hold an object belonging to someone else and literally feel their energy and you can tell a lot of things about them and their character.
There is a brilliant eastern European movie called Black Cat White Cat when a cook has to make the wedding meal for the man she loves when he marries someone else. She sobs the whole time she is preparing the food and as the guests eat the food they all start sobbing uncontrollably!
If you're eating processed foods, meat, well just about anything shop bought actually, all handlers of this food have left an energetic imprint on what you are about to take into your body not to mention the way that the animal has been treated, transported and killed before the processing; so a little time spent using Cho-ku-rei and Se,hei-ki will go a long way to cleansing negative energies as well as boosting the nutrition of your food and making it shiny happy food.
Whilst you're about it, it's a really cool idea to use Hon-sha-ze-sho-nen to send Reiki to any situation or animal that occurred during your process do we can do our part in releasing negative energies and enlightening and lighting the way for a more respectful process for all the living creatures involved in bringing the food to our table.
Namaste beautiful people and enjoy another fabulous day on your the journey that is life
Linda Jane W has 20 years of experience as a Holistic Mentor, Psychic Healer, Card Reader & now Author.