Adventures with Astrid – April 2015

It’s been a while since I posted about how I am getting on with my organiser, who I called Astrid. But it’s not because I have stopped using it every day, on the contrary, Astrid is my daily companion! Admittedly, most days, it houses my to-do lists, but having my addresses, notes, and plans for the coming weeks all in the same place is very useful, and I think this may well be the first time ever that I have started a diary in January and am still using it in April.

I used to keep a journal-style diary when I was younger. At first, it was just an occasional thing, when I wanted to rant about something or express my feelings when I was upset. Then in 1999, my sister gave me a ‘last year of the millenium’ diary, which had a metal cover, and the idea was to write something every day. And I did. Then the following year, I got another one, this time, a whole page for each day. And for several years, I wrote a journal entry every single day.

I have all of these notebooks and diaries tucked away in the loft, and I have no idea what I will do with them, maybe one day I will put them in a pile and burn them, or perhaps I will go through them and see if there is anything useful or funny, who knows, maybe they’ll even inspire a series of blog posts.

The funny thing is, I would always write in my diary when I felt upset or down, but as soon as I got happy, I stopped writing diaries. I was too busy being in the moment of happiness to write my thoughts and feelings down. So some of the happiest moments of my life have gone completely unrecorded, and yet some of the most painful moments of my life will live forever through my written words.

It’s probably because writing has always been my form of therapy. But it makes me a little sad to think that I can more easily recall the bad times than the good. And it makes me a little more determined to change that, and also to release the old stuff.

This little rambling reminds me of a scene in The Elphite, where Ellie is encouraged to burn her diary, which contains all her many memories, in order for her to release her past and create a new future. I think perhaps having a bonfire may be a good idea after all!

I am alive. I am awake. I am loved.

Please do comment below if you write diaries, and if you think it’s a good idea to burn old ones in order to create a better future, I’d love to hear your thoughts.

The Twin Flame Retreat is Now Available!

You can now purchase your copy of The Twin Flame Retreat on Amazon! It’s available on Kindle and in paperback, and I’ve signed it up to Matchbook – so if you buy the paperback directly from Amazon, you can download the Kindle version for free!

Just today I have taken delivery of the first printing of the new book and the copies look awesome:

 

 

book 1

book 2

I am celebrating the official release on the 25th April by doing Oracle Readings in Peace of Stone in Monmouth between 11am and 5pm, and then will be talking about Earth Angels and Twin Flames and having some nibbles in the evening! I am very excited because my incredible editor and friend Liz Lockwood will be there! For those of you who have read the books so far, she is very much the Angel called Beryl, who is a main character called Beatrice in The Twin Flame Retreat!

All the details of the launch event are on the poster:

twin flame talk poster 25th

 

Spending Time with Starlight

Velvet & Starlight

I’ve just spent the last few days with my soul sister, Sarah Rebecca Vine, founder of the Earth Angel Sanctuary, and I have to say, it was amazing. Though it was the first time for us meeting in real life in this incarnation, we felt as though we’d known each other forever, which considering we realised that she is Starlight (in the Earth Angel series) and Velvet is based on myself, then it’s true, we have known each other forever!

On Thursday, we recorded the Twin Flame hangout, and we have had so much wonderful feedback, that we’re really glad we were able to do it. A lot of intuitive knowledge came through during it, and I think it will help those seeking their Flames, or who are currently separated from their Flames.

Sarah also recorded a review of the Earth Angel series, and if you have loved the Earth Angel books and want to win a signed copy of the latest one, then there’s still time to enter the video competition with a simple video review of one or all of the books.

If you are an Earth Angel and you need help and guidance, then I would highly recommend checking out Sarah’s channel on YouTube which has so many helpful videos, and also becoming a member of the Earth Angel Sanctuary, where she has so many useful videos and also interviews and other products. Her mission is to help as many Earth Angels as possible with their missions, and I feel very blessed to have spent time with her, and connecting with her.

 

 

Live Hangout- All About Twin Flames

Here is the link to the google hangout which is now tomorrow (9th) at 12pm. Hope you can join us!

https://plus.google.com/app/basic/events/cvb0thgf695adcpkjcn0tgoqloc

Sarah Rebecca Vine and I will cover what Twin Flames are, how to recognise them, what the general stages of the relationship are, how to let go and cut the cords when you are separated, and how to stay on course and follow our own purpose!
I will also be leading you through a short meditation to find a clue about your Twin Flame.

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The Twin Flame Retreat Book Launch

I have been a whirlwind of activity these last few days, creating a schedule for April of events to celebrate the launch of The Twin Flame Retreat. I have released the schedule, and I will post updates if anything changes!

launch schedule

 

I would love to see you there! The link to the official event page on Facebook is here, please do join in if you can. Here are the details for the video competition if you want to enter:

Video Competition

To enter, all you need to do is record a video review of your favourite Earth Angel Series book! Or about the whole series if you have read them all!

The video must be at least one minute long, and posted as a public video on youtube. To submit your entry, post the URL to the video in the comments below when it is live. If you have a paperback copy, please do hold it up in the video.

The winner will be chosen at random, and will receive a signed paperback copy of The Twin Flame Retreat! This competition is open to everyone, I will mail it to any country.

I look forward to watching them all.

This competition is not connected to Facebook in any way, there is only the one prize and you may only submit one entry per person.

New Cover Reveal!!

I know I have been very quiet lately, and I do apologise – things have been so busy! And April looks to be even busier, because I plan to release my latest book – The Twin Flame Retreat – on the 25th April! (Hopefully in both paperback and Kindle on that date). This new book is the direct sequel to The Twin Flame Reunion, and follows five new characters as they meet their Twin Flames.

My incredible amazing sister, the genius behind madappledesigns, has worked her magic again and has created the new cover, which I am so excited to share with you! Are you ready? Drum roll please!

FINAL retreat cover small

 

And because she is just that awesome, Liz has created the 3D version of the cover, which I must admit, made me squeal like a very happy Faerie!

twin flame retreat

 

Isn’t it beautiful? I cannot wait for you to read it! I have really enjoyed writing and creating this latest instalment to the series, and going by the beta feedback so far, I think everyone will enjoy it!

I will post updates on how the publishing is going throughout April!

 

P.S. Apologies for the excessive exclamation marks, I’m a bit excited :)

Success is…

After holding a google hangout to share my process on defining success, and having some lovely feedback, because the hangout recording wasn’t great (and very long!) I decided to put together a very short simple video describing the process. It is now on youtube, and if you try it out and enjoy it, please do let me know!

I have also created a new page here on my blog, which contains links to all of my videos or videos I have been featured in. You can access the page from the menu or by clicking here. You could use the same process for creating definitions for other things, such as love and relationships, or money and abundance. I hope you have fun with it, there are no rules so make it your own!

Earth Angel Talk at Harts Barn

I will be doing another talk about the different Earth Angel Realms on April 13th, which is a Monday night, and I will be very kindly hosted by Andrew Embling, who is a coach and complementary practitioner who has a unit at Harts Barn, where he offers Reiki, NLP and other therapies.

Andrew and I met at the Mind Body Spirit Fayre I took part in at the Speech House in Coleford, a few years ago. He bought The Earth Angel Training Academy and has since read all of my other books too. You could say he is a bit of a fan :)

All the details are on the poster below, and under that is Andrew’s flyer that contains all the details you need to find the venue. I would love to see you there!

earth angel talk poster april

andrew flyer

 

Spiritual Updates from Source

I’ve been battling over the last few days with my partner’s computer. I’m not an Apple person anyway, but basically, because he had ignored all of the updates, he now has a problem on it that is proving difficult to fix. We’ve had a new hard drive installed, but it still didn’t work. So I have reformatted that and tried reinstalling the operating system, and yet there are still problems. As I write this, it is currently checking to hardware, we shall see what comes of that.

While I don’t wish to bore you with my computer woes, it has made me realise that we are very much like computers. That when we just keep going, ignore essential updates and uploads, it’s only when our system has become out-dated and overwhelmed, are we then forced to stop, forced to fix things, and forced, even to completely reformat and start from scratch.

Isn’t that what illness does? When you haven’t taken a break, haven’t stopped for days, weeks, months, haven’t had a holiday in years, haven’t perhaps eaten right or exercised or taken some time out – your system becomes overwhelmed and your body becomes ill. Which then makes you stop for days or weeks, or even months. But had we taken the time, along the way, to take care of ourselves, to meditate, to receive the necessary spiritual downloads and to just breathe – then we wouldn’t be forced to stop.

My partner has avoided updating the computer for months, and now he has had to put up with being unable to use it for about 3 weeks now. And he, like so many of us, does the same thing with himself. We’re on the go, constantly. Yesterday, while we were waiting for the hard drive to be installed, we visited my sister, then we went to the beach, had ice cream and sat in the sunshine, mainly because there was nothing else we could do – it was an enforced ‘holiday’ from the non-stop work, and we both really relaxed and enjoyed it. But had we not had to fix the computer, we wouldn’t have taken that time out, so you could say that there are blessings in the problems too.

Chilling out in Southerndown

I have been promising myself for a very long time now that I will meditate every day, that I will take time out, but aside from a few weeks at the beginning of the year, I have yet to implement a daily meditation, and my two alarms that I set on my phone to remind me, have become – ‘oh, it’s that time already’ alarms!

I will be working in Scotland this summer, and the location means I will have limited connectivity to the internet, which will mean I will spend much less time online. Other than working, I plan to spend my time writing, walking and relaxing! No doubt I will feel the withdrawal effects of not being as connected to the world, but I am very much looking forward to reconnecting properly with myself.

So if there is something you have been meaning to do to nurture and reconnect with your soul, but you have just been too busy to do it, I invite you to do it now. Don’t put it off until tomorrow, until you’ve finished your to-do list or until you have time off – do it now.

Then let me know if you feel better for it :)

Beautiful sunset to end our ‘holiday’

 

Upcoming Earth Angel Talk

Apologies for posting so little lately, life has been super crazy and I have just about been keeping up with it all! I intended to post this info sooner than now, I do hope that it is still in time for it to be useful!

On Monday 23rd March (yes, in two days) I will be visiting the lovely ladies at Zenith in Leominster. Dawn and Willow are avid Earth Angel series fans, and I will be in the shop from 1pm that day doing Oracle Readings, and then in the evening from 6.30pm, I will be talking about the different realms and types of Earth Angel.

I’m really looking forward to meeting Dawn and Willow, and anyone else who happens to pop by! All the information you need is on the poster below. I do hope that if you’re in the area you might be able to join us, and if you aren’t this time, please do still express your interest to Dawn or to myself, as there’s a possibility of another evening happening in April in Zenith.

earth angel card reading poster

earth angel poster 2