Spirituality

What does it mean to show up and do the work?

This week on social media I posted about “showing up and doing the work”.

A lot of people resonated with the post and I had a bunch of DMs from people saying things like - “thanks for the reminder, I haven’t been showing up like I want to”, and I also had a few asking me what it actually meant to show up and do the work.

Good question!

It’s one of those phrases that’s thrown around a lot in spiritual and self help circles, so I thought I’d throw my two cents in and let you know what it means to me (because this stuff always means something different to each of us!) to show up and “do the work”.

As someone who does spiritual work (and writes YA indie novels!) for a living, it’s kind of my job to tune in and pass on information that comes through. Whether that’s in a one on one session, or through something I feel called to share on social media or on my blog.

When I say something like “this came through in my meditation” or “my guides have been telling me this” people often ask how they can receive the same kind of downloads and intuitive hits.

The answer is - show up and do the work.

This is what showing up and doing the work looks like! From the #  MoonchildTarot   x

This is what showing up and doing the work looks like! From the #MoonchildTarot x

For every one time I go into meditation and fly off to the Sirius star system and get some download that gives me a huge insight and majorly shifts things for me there are 100 times I show up and I just stay on planet earth. (Which is still cool btw, and sometimes very much needed!)

the more I show up and do the work the easier it gets to chat with my guides, hear what they have to say, know what my spreads mean, visit higher dimensional realms and know what my next steps are!

Someone sent me a DM and said that they were worried they would show up and still nothing would happen. The thing is though, showing up is the reward in itself.

When you are the type of person that shows up for yourself, for your heart, soul and spiritual journey, when you show up for your dreams, you can’t lose. Even if you don’t get exactly what you wanted, becoming that person, that’s a huge reward in itself.

Here’s a simple of list of practical ways you can show up and do the work:

  • Develop a consistent spiritual practice

  • Meditate every day!

  • Journal

  • Live consciously

  • Help other people

  • Do shadow work (look at your own “stuff” and work through it!)

  • Pull your own cards daily to help you tune in

  • Read spiritual books

  • Take workshops and courses - Woo Woo 101 is a great place to start!

  • Create some routines and structure

  • Practice self-love on those days when it’s all too hard to show up (practising self-care is part of showing up!)

  • Join The Circle for resources to help you and support on the path!

  • When your guides give you a nudge or some guidance, follow it!

  • However you show up and do the work, do it regularly!

Most of all, make sure you are showing up and doing the work in the way that works for you and your life. There is no right or wrong way to show up. You know if you’re doing it or not!

If you’re still not sure how to start showing up check out my classes and The Circle membership to help you get on track! Or come and join the totally free Spiritual Journey Pitstop group and chat to like-minded souls about the spiritual path!

With so much love and light,

Vix

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PS - I always reply to comments so if you have questions just post below! :D x

A weekend in Glastonbury

A weekend in Glastonbury x

You've probably heard of Glastonbury, maybe you've even been on your own spiritual pilgrimage! 

Maybe you're like WHAT IS IT?

Glastonbury is a super magical place, it's known for all sorts of magic. It's said to be the Isle of Avalon, the place where King Arthur and Guinevere used to hang out, and are allegedly buried. Glastonbury is said to be the birthplace of Christianity in the west, the home of the Holy Grail and there are also tales of Jesus and Joseph of Arimathea visiting the Isle Avalon in during Jesus's lost years.

Whatever you do or don't resonate with, Glastonbury is a pretty magical and powerful place, full of mysteries. Me and the BF decided to go see if we could work some of them out.

I'd been to Glastonbury in passing a few years ago, but this was the first time I'd have a chance for a really good potter around. We were only in town for one night and we chose a leisurely weekend over running around trying to do all the things. There is loads more to see than what we did, and if you are coming for a visit and want to see all of it, I'd recommend staying for maybe three nights, or even more, depending on how much time you want to spend.

K, so are you ready to come with me to Glastonbury?? :D

I love a good road trip, and no road trip is as cool as one that LITERALLY drives past Stonehenge! :O

If you watched that, you could probs tell I was a bit excited. We didn't pop in as we'd been pretty recently, but isn't it lovely to drive past? :D

We were super hungry when we arrived, but as soon as we got out the car we saw this! :O

Wytches' Market Glastonbury

Very cool. I mean, we don't even have a crystal shop where I live, let alone something this cool! Glastonbury is definitely the Mecca of Witchy Woo in the UK.

So then we went to find food and we found the Rainbow's End cafe which is veggie and voted number 1 for food on Trip Advisor.

Rainbow's End Cafe Glastonbury

It did not disappoint! The plate was basically overflowing and probably could have fed three people. I had a roasted veggie and stilton crumble, garlic potatoes, Greek salad and potato salad! OMG it was soooo good but I was pretty stuffed afterwards!

So we decided to walk it off and go up the Tor!

Glastonbury Tor

The BF wanted to go up the quick steep way but I'm actually kind of lazy, so I suggested we go up the longer but less steep way, it wasn't actually that steep in the end.

Glastonbury Tor

It was a pretty grey day and we were thinking it was about to rain the whole time, but it didn't! Hoorah!

The Tor is an interesting place with an incredible history (Google it!). It has a strong powerful masculine and air energy (or was it just super windy?).

I sat and meditated for a few minutes and I just felt majorly grounded, like nothing, no one was going to be able to knock me down.

Glastonbury Tor
Glastonbury Tor

The view from the Tor is glorious!

Glastonbury Tor
Glastonbury Tor

One of my favourite traditions in this part of the world is giving offerings in the form of ribbons on trees.

There are all sorts of reasons this is done; an offering to the spirits of the trees, the Fae, the Gods, the land, the ancestors, a prayer, a wish. I added my ribbon, said a few words and then we trudged back down the country lanes back into town.

Glastonbury Tor
Starchild Glastonbury

You can't go to Glastonbury without popping into the Starchild Glastonbury shop.

It's like an olde worlde apothecary full of oils, herbs and magical tools. I picked up a White Poplar Tree Perfume, a bottle of the Chalice Space Aroma (I adore their space aromas!!) and a frothy white and pink candle. 

Time sure flies when you're shopping for magical goodies, and before we knew it, it was time for dinner.

We strolled around the town looking for a place for a drink and ended up in the George and Pilgrim which is probably one of the most legit English pubs I've ever been in.

Glastonbury alley

We went out for a fancy pizza and beer at the local Italian place GiGis.

It was was like being in a 1980's time warp and suited me just fine thanks very much!

Labyrinth books Glastonbury

Book shopping before breakfast?! And the whole book shop is full of spiritual books? This is my kind of weekend away! :D

Labyrinth Books is awesomesauce.

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And the Hundred Monekys cafe literally has awesomesauce (organic brown sauce!).

We grabbed the veggie breakfast, but they also have vegan options too. In fact the whole of Glastonbury is fairly accommodating for veggies and vegans which always makes life a little easier when weekending away!

Speaking Tree Glastonbury

Book shopping straight after breakfast? I could get used to this! :D

Speaking Tree Books Glastonbury

If you check out Speaking Tree Books don't miss the second floor! It's chock full of spiritual books too!

Chalice Well Glastonbury

We decided to spend Sunday morning at the Chalice Well Gardens, and it was life. 

Chalice Well Glastonbury

Peeps have been coming to this well for it's healing properties for thousands of years...

Chalice Well Glastonbury

The energy of the divine mother is strong here.

The whole time I was there I felt so held, safe and strong and loved. It was Like a powerful peace washing over me.

Glastonbury Chalice Well
Chalice Well Glastonbury

I filled two bottles to take home and use for magic making, potions, ritual baths and it does great things to my crystals too!

Sadly we had to get back on the road and head home, but with my heart full of divine love and my pockets full of crystals I know I'm never far from Glastonbury or the energy that runs through it's streets and hills in this magical place.

With so much love and light,

Vix

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For more info on the goodies I picked up, check out my Glastonbury faves vid below!

Thoughts on the Burning Times + Persecution in the Spiritual Community

Thoughts on the Burning Times + Persecution in the Spiritual Community x

So, I got called a witch burner.

A couple of times actually.

I wrote a post recently about my thoughts and experience on being a Christian Witch. A lot of people really dug it. Some people didn't.

And that's totally cool. I think it's really important for us to hold space for people who think and feel differently from what we do.

But being called a witch burner definitely brought up a lot of stuff for me.

I spent a bit of time in my late teens in the church. I sang in the worship team and I was slain in the spirit and my friends spoke tongues at me in the car park. 

I was pretty gutted I never got the gift of tongues. I did receive the gift of prophecy though. I bet my friends at bible camp didn't think this is where I'd end up with it though.

It was pretty cool times.

I noticed pretty swiftly however, how freaked out and pissed off people were when I told them I had become born again in Christ.

People stopped talking to me, people tried to convince me I was brainwashed. People were just generally really nasty about my choices.

One time a man even yelled at me in Tesco because I was wearing a crucifix. 

People always ask me, "what's it like to come out of the spiritual closet?", and I gotta tell you, it was a heck of a lot easier, in my experience (it's different for all of us of course) to come out as a professional tarot reader than it ever was to tell people I was a born again Christian.

Since coming out as a Christian Witch (just one of many labels I use, I also dig lightworker, starseed and Hufflepuff) it's really highlighted just how much we still persecute each other in the spiritual community.

#giphy x

#giphy x

I mean I've literally had people call me a witch burner. 

I've been told not to call myself a Christian Witch because I'll lose followers.

I had someone I really looked up to in the community totally shut me down after seeing my post.

With all the accusations and finger pointing going on I started to feel like I was actually about to be burned at the stake myself.

There is a lot of persecution in the spiritual community.

For years I've never felt like I belonged anywhere in the community. I was too witchy for the Christians, too love and light for the tarot community, too much of a Jesus freak for the witchy circles.

It was the main reason I started my group Spiritual Journey Pitstop on Facebook (which you are so, so welcome to join!) and opened the doors for people of all belief systems to share their paths free from judgement

There is a lot of finger pointing in the community and I wonder when it's going to stop. 

When are we going to realise that the finger pointers were to blame along with the witch burners?

The burning times were totally messed up.

Also, many "witches" weren't burned either. I'm just using the term "burning times" because y'all know what I mean. But there were many other horrendous ways people were killed.

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#giphy

But I think we've become so focused on the "witch" in witch burning that we've forgotten what the burning times were actually about.

Many of those who were burned were not even witches.

We must remember that these were frightening times, and the choice was often to name someone as a witch or die yourself.

So the finger pointing began. 

We can't deny that the burning times were a result of using religion to control the people and some men of the time in power not being able to deal with the divine feminine and women in general but I think sometimes we put so much blame on those in power and deny what was happening in the community.

Sisters, mothers, best friends were pointing the finger and offering each other up.

And I wonder when we're going to stop pointing the finger.

I've done it too of course. I am not a perfect person. I've judged and assumed and accused.

And I think we need to have compassion for those who've been finger pointing. It usually always comes from a place of fear.

But it feels like time we stopped throwing each other in the fire.

To truly clear and heal the karma of the burning times we don't need to bring down Christianity, or Christians or those who identify as Christian Witches, we need to stop pointing fingers, and stop throwing each other in the fire.

There is finger pointing of all kinds going on in the spiritual community.

I've been called out dozens of times for spiritual bypassing, being too love and light, not doing any shadow work, not being spiritual enough, not going deep enough, not owning enough dark tarot decks, not using my platform to post about politics, not reading tarot "the right way" (like there is one), not talking about enough big heavy stuff on my blog and now, also being called a witch burner.

And all this from other people in the spiritual community who don't know anything about me.

Not from my Christian friends who've known me since high school. Not from my Muslim friends. Not from my atheist friends. From other people in the spiritual community.

And then we look outside the community at the world around us and we see horrific things happening and yet we still point fingers at each other. You're not political enough. Why aren't you talking about this?

And yes, being political and talking about big important stuff is important AF.

But if you're not talking about it, that's OK too.

If you're a Christian, or a Muslim, or a Witch, or a Christian Witch or if you don't even have a clue how to begin labelling yourself, that's OK too.

We have all, all of us, every religion, every belief system, we have all been persecuted. We have all been killed for our beliefs. 

And often times we've been killed for our perceived beliefs.

Many of those executed were not witches at all. Why do we never talk of them?

Witches often feel as if they own the burning times, and we do, but not alone.

All of you who have ever been persecuted, all of you who have been killed or harmed or hurt because someone pointed the finger or called you out, for truth or lies, it's all of us who own the burning times, and all of us who are here to heal the karma of it.

and we clear that karma when we stop turning on each other and start working together.

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#giphy

Just visualise with me for a moment. We're back in the burning times and instead of pointing the finger we did a quick whip around of everyone in the villages and gathered a huge group of people all standing together. Men, women, Christians, followers of the old ways, all walking towards the gallows and the stakes and dismantling them. Gracefully throwing the power crazed leaders out of the court houses and town halls and replacing them with people in the community who were well respected and wise.

We move forward when we decide to hold hands with the Christian Witch next door instead of pointing the finger and throwing her in the gallows.

If this is triggering for you, I get it. Christianity is something many people find triggering for all sorts of reasons, and if you've been affected by Christianity in a negative way I send you so much love, light and healing.

But please know that my brand of magic and faith is aligned in love and compassion and kindness and contrary to popular belief, I am definitely not a witch burner

With so much love, light and healing,

Vix

x

Full Moon Magic - 33 Ways to Work with the Energy of the Full Moon

full moon magic - 33 ways to work with the energy of the full moon by New Age Hipster

It's a powerful and potent time for magic when mamma moon is out in full force!

It's a great time to work some magic, and this post is gonna offer up a few ideas of ways you can harness this power for your own magical, spiritual and energetic uses.

If you're looking for info about the New Moon you can check out the sister post - New Moon Magic to this one!

For me the full moon is a great time to connect to my intuition and do some releasing work. as the moon begins to wane I know I'm releasing with her. :)

The full moon can often feel quite heavy to me too, so it's always a time when I need to focus on self-care and being nice to myself.

So let's get into it! Here's 33 ways you can work with the energy of the full moon!

 

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Read your own Tarot or Oracle cards

Invite some friends over and read cards for each other

Alternatively, get on Skype with a witchy friend and read for each other online style!

Full Moon Tarot Spread

Write down what you want to release, rip it up and burn it

Light a candle for those you love

Light a candle for those you've lost

Honour your ancestors with incense, candles and chanting or singing

Write a letter to a passed over loved one and burn it to send it off to them (they will be there watching you write it of course anyway!)

Research the Goddesses on Wikipedia and see who's calling you

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Call on Archangel Michael to help you clear and heal your fears

Try a cord cutting ritual (grab my Cord-Cutting Kit here!)

Dance

Go outside when it's dark and just sit and absorb the moon's energy

Draw down the moon with a ritual

Look out your window and talk to her like she's a (very, very) very old friend

Do a past life regression or a past life reading

Play with Moonstone or Selenite

Give yourself a Reiki healing, or ask the Angels of Reiki to do it for you

Do some super deep meditation

Meditate on the High Priestess card

High Priestess from the Connolly Tarot

Visit the Akashic Records

Take a ritual bath with salt, Rosemary, Frankincense oil and Moonstone crystals or whatever else you fancy

Make a Mala

Start a (new) gratitude journal

Pull some Goddess cards

Make a potion

Put your crystals out by the window to clear and charge them

Tidy your wallet, your bathroom shelves and your bedroom to help release any stagnant energy and create a flow of money, beauty and relaxation/love

Clear your home with white light, sage, Archangel Michael or tools and beings of choice

Eat comfort food (I like macaroni cheese!)

Go to bed early with a good book

Focus on self-love and cut yourself a break

Watch The Craft

Share with us in the comments what other magical activities you like getting up to on the Full Moon!

And if you want to come join in with a little online ritual each full and new moon, be sure to come hang with us at the Spiritual Journey Pitstop group on Facebook!

With love, and moonlight,

Vix

x

How to stay spiritual on vacay

how to stay spiritual on vacay new age hipster

Let's face it, keeping up with all your woo when you're at home in your regular routine can be difficult enough at times. Add in some travel plans, changes of time zones, jet-lag, staying with friends or family and a busy itinerary into the mix and it's near impossible for even the most spiritually practised of us to keep up with our regular woo routine.

But it doesn't have to be like that! Here are some of my fave ways to stay spiritual while I'm on vacay, travelling, or just away from home for any reason...

When you check in and they tell you your room is number 1111! :O

When you check in and they tell you your room is number 1111! :O

Keep it real

Accept that fact that your usual two hours, one hour or even half an hour of yoga, meditation, card slinging and journalling is probably just not going to happen while you're on the road.

Keep your expectations about what you're really going to be able to do woo-wise realistic and you won't find yourself having a freak out on day four of your vacay because you packed all your gear and haven't done any yoga yet. 

 

Meditate in bed

I find that if I stay lying down in bed, I tend to fall asleep again, but if I sit up and meditate for a few minutes it works quite well! If you're still going to fall asleep, get out of bed and just plonk yourself down on the floor for a few minutes before you start your day.  

 

Don't neglect your energy

It literally only takes a few seconds to ground, clear and protect your energy. I like to do this in bed before I get up in the morning when I'm travelling as a kind of non-negotiable.

You can literally just say "my energy is grounded, clear and protected" in your head or out loud before getting out of bed and it totally makes a difference. Add some visualisations if you fancy it, but even just a quick affirmation can be enough. Find out more about how to protect your energy in my free e-book How to Stay Shiny. :D

 

Sneak around

One time I woke up super early while I was in Apollo Bay and so I snuck out of my hotel room and went down to the beach to meditate. :D 

It can be fun to sneak off somewhere when others are asleep, or doing something else with their time, but leave a note so they know where you are. #SafetyFirst! 

Apollo bay later that day... x

Apollo bay later that day... x

Talk to your guides and angels in the shower

This is one of my fave places to have a chat with my team anyway, but when you're on vacay it can often be the only time you really have to yourself! Uh, unless you're not showering alone, but anyway...

I like to just say hey to my team, call them in by name and then ask for what I need and what I'd like help with.

 

Pack a travel altar

A travel altar can be a neat way to set yourself up to do some spiritual check-ins while you're away

Include a candle, matches (lighters don't fly too well!), cloth, mini statues, prayer cards, a few tumble stones or whatever else feels right to take with you.

Be mindful that some countries won't let you bring in plant and animal products like sage, palo santo, feathers etc., so check before you travel.

 

Wear your crystals

I don't know about you, but I have a pretty decent crystal collection. It kind of freaks me out when I have to pack for a trip because I will miss all my crystal babies! I tend to only pack a few tumble stones and wands and take my favourite wearable crystals instead.

 

Visit churches and sacred sites

If you should find yourself in a church or at a sacred site take it as a chance to check in and connect. Take a moment to sit down at a pew, sit in silence at a stone circle or light a candle in a cathedral.

Quick check in at Maen Llia, Wales. x

Quick check in at Maen Llia, Wales. x

Tarot Apps

If you don't want to carry around all your decks while travelling, there are some awesome Tarot apps around, and many are even free! Some of my faves are the Golden Thread Tarot, the Kawaii Tarot and the Tarot of the Holy Light.

 

Books

While you might just wanna chill with some trashy romance, why not take your latest spiritual read to the beach, pool or log fire?

 

Travel yoga

Take a travel yoga mat and if you have WiFi check out some of Adrienne's yoga on the road videos or try Movement for Modern Life's quickies whenever you have a chance.

 

Enjoy being human

A big part of the human experience is to enjoy being human. Don't get too caught up with trying to keep up with your spiritual stuff that you forget to chill, have fun being human and enjoy your vacay! 

 

With so much love, light and good vacay vibes,

Vix

x

Reading with the   NewAgeHipster InstaOracle   on the beach. :D

Reading with the NewAgeHipster InstaOracle on the beach. :D

Ten Truths to take on your Spiritual Journey

ten truths to take on the spiritual path blog by Vix from New Age Hipster

The Spiritual Journey is a winding, twisty road. It's not very straight forward at all, and if you decide to embark upon it (or continue forward on it if you are already on it!) you can be really useful to have some tools and truths in your back pocket as you travel.

This is in no way a definitive list, and it's also wise to remember that my truth is not necessarily your truth. Some of these might resonate with you, some might not. That's all good, and a big part of truth number two.

I thought I'd share some of the truths that help me stay on my own path, walking forward with love and light, compassion and kindness in my step (mostly). Maybe some of these will help you too. 

 

ONE: The spiritual path is not a competition

Spirituality is not a competition. Being "more spiritual" than someone else isn't really a thing, and anyone who says or alludes to the fact that they are more spiritual than someone else is actually probably not really all that spiritual.

There is no hierarchy when it comes to how spiritual you are. 

You are just as much a light being in a human body as everybody else is.

It's totally OK if this doesn't happen to you during meditation. (Source: Giphy) x

It's totally OK if this doesn't happen to you during meditation. (Source: Giphy) x

TWO: everyone is on their own journey

I don't  have all the answers, but I do sure as shizzle know that my path is different from everyone else's. 

Thinking that others should be walking the path you are walking is all kinds of whack. 

Giving people space to have the experiences they choose for themselves is super powerful.

Of course when we see something really dodgy going on, we should always do our best to speak up and out about it, but there are some things we just can't change about other people, and it's not our job to do it anyway.

Using this as a mantra can be super helpful if you're struggling with people who really rub you up the wrong way. You can't change other people, but you can try to change how you see their actions

 

THREE: Other spiritual paths, religions and belief systems are not "Wrong", and yours is not "right"

Some people won't like this one, and that's OK. But I personally believe that it doesn't matter what God you pray to, what magical path you follow or if you don't even

Your way isn't the right way, it's just the right way for you. 

Someone else's way isn't wrong, it's just wrong for you.

As long as you are trying to be a decent human and do right to other humans, who cares what deities are on your altar?

 

FOUR: Persecution affects everyone

In my experience (which I get is very different from everyone else's) I was actually victimised because of my spiritual path way more when I was a Christian than I get now that I'm a professional Tarot Reader with my face all over the internet.

Once I had a man in Tesco yell at me because I was wearing a cross. Interestingly, that has never happened when I've worn a pentagram.

Maybe a pentagram is a better protective symbol, but I dunno.

Anyway, the point is, yes, you've probably been persecuted in this life and in others for being a witchy woo woo. But you'd be persecuted in this life no matter what your path was, and you've probably also had past lives in which you've been persecuted for being Jewish, had your throat slit while praying to Jesus at the church altar (just me?). 

 

FIVE: Embracing the shadow is legit

Some people think Lightworkers don't do shadow work, well some of us do. A lot.

Getting down and dirty with the dark side of yourself can be incredibly enlightening.

Noticing your own shizzle, making changes if you feel you want to, and loving yourself anyway is a pretty quick way towards feeling lighter and shinier. 

Shadowhunting is super fun! :D (Giphy) x

Shadowhunting is super fun! :D (Giphy) x

SIX: a spiritual practice is about more than connecting to the divine

Having a spiritual practice is about more than just offering up cookies to the Fae or pulling some NewAgeHipster InstaOracle cards.

A spiritual practice is about checking in with yourself, checking in on your own energy and making sure you're in the best energetic shape possible to move forward and do the things you need to do.

Mega downloads from your angels and guides are just a bonus.

 

SEVEN: You are not here to save the whole world

Many Lightworkers, Starseeds and Earth Angels (or whatever you want to call yourself!) feel like they are literally here to save the world.

Well, you are here to save the world, but so are millions of other people.

So you really only have to do your part. Your part is enough.

 

EIGHT: Abundance is a way of life, not something to just ask for at the Full Moon

I spent a really long time calling in abundance before my guides smacked me over the head like "it's already here Vix, hellooooo?"

Abundant living means living with a grateful heart.

It means asking for what you need, but not going crazy with requests for a million dollars while you ignore the smaller cheques coming through the door.

If you don't feel abundant with what you have and where you're at right now, a million bucks isn't going to change that.

 

NINE: You can change your karma, path and destiny (mostly)

I love reading Tarot because I feel like we get a little glimpse into possible outcomes and that's kind of fun!

But it's also super empowering to remember that those outcome cards are just possible potentials

You have the power to create your life into whatever you want it to be. (Mostly).

 

TEN: Standing in your power is not about taking away the power of others

There is a big shift going on right now and we're all becoming way more connected to our own power.

But we also need to hold space for everyone else to stand in their power.

Standing in your power doesn't mean you're standing on top of a mountain above other people. It means looking out at all the other people standing on their own mountains, and thinking how cool it is. It means cheer-leading for the people who are still climbing, and for the people who sometimes fall off.

We're all wearing the same jackets... (Giphy) x

We're all wearing the same jackets... (Giphy) x

So, what do you think of my list? I'd love to know what you think in the comments, and please add your favourite spiritual truths too! :)

If you're feeling my vibe, you can find out all about how to work with me here.

With love, light and loving truths,

Vix

x

What's up with Psychic Attack?

psychic attack

I was chatting with some peeps on the Spiritual Journey Pitstop group this morning about psychic attack and I found I had so much to say on the topic so I thought I'd put it all in a post for y'all!

 

Does it actually exist?

Well, like everything in the spiritual world, it’s different for everyone.

I know plenty of people who think psychic attack doesn’t exist, because they have never experienced it and/or give it no attention or power and so are therefore not affected by it.

Kind of like with protecting your energy.

Some people have the belief that they don’t need to protect their energy and so they don’t need to. Other people (like yours truly over here) feel empowered by visualisations of light bubbles, magic cloaks and calling in Archangel Michael for protective vibes. Doesn’t mean we’re giving away our power to the idea we need to be protected, it’s just a different way of working with energy.

If you don’t think psychic attack is real, or it’s never affected you, cool. I’m glad you don’t have to worry about this shiz.

If you think you are being affected by it, or just want to know WTF it is so you can identify it in future, please read on!

(And as always, like everything I talk about, take what resonates, leave the rest.)

 

What is psychic attack?

If you resonate as an Empath or a HSP (Highly Sensitive Person) or even if you don’t, you'll probably be down with the  idea that we can all pick up on other people’s energy.

Psychic attack is when you’re picking up on negative vibes that have been specifically sent to you.

 

Why does this happen?

I have found that the closer I get to my purpose, the more on my path that I am, the more connected I become with my spiritual team and the more I put myself out there, the more susceptible I am to psychic attack.

Taylor Swift sums this up better than I can, she says “don’t you worry your pretty little mind, people throw rocks at things that shine”. True dat Tay Tay! x

 

Who’s sending me this shizzle?

Psychic attack can come from many different places. Yes, it can come from ghosts, aliens and other negative or low energy that’s hanging out at your place, or around you, but those situations are pretty rare.

Peeps doing bad juju and woo woo on you is a thing too, but again, not very common really.

Most of the time, psychic attack comes from people you know, or people who’ve seen you online, sending you negative vibes.

I really don’t think most people do this with an intent to “attack” you, it’s just that you might be bringing up a lot of stuff for them, negative stuff, which they then direct at you, instead of opening up to see in themselves what’s going on.

Jealousy, judgement, comparison, the internet is rife with it. If you’re on the internet and you’re sensitive, you’re probably picking it up.

There are some people out there who will go the next step, competitors who dislike all your YouTube videos (yep, I’ve been there!) and people who post hater comments. Those hater comments can be pretty mean, imagine what kind of energy is hanging out behind the mean comments being directed at you.

In real life you have friends who no longer vibe with what you’re doing, think you’ve changed or whatever and so throw energetic shade your way, bitching about you to anyone who will listen. Even our besties can get jealous or pissed off and sometimes the closet to us are the ones that can throw the biggest energetic spit balls.

People who met you once and made some snap judgements on who you were as a person and now every time they see you in their feed they roll their eyes.

Psychic attack can be from one person’s pretty strong energetic shade throwing, or a whole bunch of negativity thrown your way can create a collective cloud of bad woo hanging over your head.

Honour your feelings, but question where they come from... with the # NewAgeHipsterInstaOracle  x

Honour your feelings, but question where they come from... with the #NewAgeHipsterInstaOracle x

How do I know if I’ve been “attacked”?

The symptoms of psychic attack are different for everyone.

There are loads of blog posts out there with a list of symptoms and while that can be somewhat useful, if you do have physical symptoms that concern you or are having some really dark thoughts that are consuming you, honestly, go and see someone qualified to help you.

When I’ve been psychically attacked, I feel low. Like I don’t want to get out of bed, I have super low energy and no motivation to do stuff, especially work or anything productive.

And it’s usually for no apparent reason whatsoever.

Sometimes it’s grey and rainy, something is going on cosmically or I have other stuff going on in my life and it’s like, OK, that makes sense that I feel a little low. But psychic attack usually turns up when actually, things are going pretty well.

Again, if something is up with your energy levels and it sticks around for longer than a few days, you might want to check in with your doctor.

Palo Santo, one of my fave clearing tools - waft around your aura, laptop and iPhone x

Palo Santo, one of my fave clearing tools - waft around your aura, laptop and iPhone x

What can I do about it?

Forgive whoever sent this and send them love

Most people throwing etheric daggers at you are really just transferring their own stuff onto you. People who are happy and doing well in life don’t tend to send bad vibes to other people.

 

Work with Archangel Michael to remove etheric daggers.

Put on some meditation music, call in the big guy and then visualise him removing any daggers in your back, or anywhere else they have been stuck in. Visualise your energetic skin healing over and be nice and gentle with yourself for a few days afterwards.

 

Clear your energy

Other ways to clear your energy can include salt baths, smudging, going outside, reiki yourself or grab yourself a reiki, healing or reading session with someone you trust.

Make sure to clear your home and workplace too. A smudge spray can be useful for work!

 

Look at your own stuff

Sometimes we actually attract negativity because we’ve been sending it out too. Ouch! But seriously, just take a minute to consider where you might be sending negative vibes and set an intention to notice when you're doing that. We are all human, we all do this from time to time, but we can try to be better when we notice we're being jerks.

 

Protect, ground and clear your own energy every single day.

When you work with your own energy on the daily this kind of stuff just doesn’t happen so much, or when it does, it doesn’t affect you anywhere near as badly. Knowing your own energy can help you realise when stuff just isn’t yours.

Also include your online spaces in your protection rituals!

If you need help with this, check out my free eBook How to Stay Shiny: a quick start guide to energetic and psychic protection or my Woo Woo 101 course if you want to get really serious about working with your own energy!

 

Light

Turning on some lights, lighting some candles and visualising light filling yourself and your home does wonders.

Sleep with fairy lights on. 

 

Rest

One of the best ways I know to refill my energetic cup is to just chill the eff out. No scary movies though, K?

 

Reclaim your power

It can be easy to become kind of obsessed with the idea that bad vibes are being sent to you from all directions and slide down the victim hole a little.

Take some time out to clear and recharge, but remember that you have the power to deflect the negativity that comes your way.

Stand in your power and shout to the sky “you have no power over me!” Or you know, whatever your version of that is. 

It can still take a few days for you to be back to normal, but reminding the universe of your own power is damn effective!

 

Have you ever felt like you’ve been psychically attacked? What did you do about it? I’d love to hear your thoughts on this in the comments below! Or come chat in the SPJ group with us!

And if you are feeling low and need some help getting back to your shiny self, you can grab a reading or a mentoring session with me over in the New Age Hipster Shop.

With so much love, light and protection vibes,

Vix

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WTF is a Christian Witch?

WTF is a Christian Witch?

I have a funny relationship with the word witch. 

I honestly have a funny relationship with all the words that we use to describe who we are.

I mean, how can one word, or label, actually really explain to the whole world what we're about?

I went through a phase of not wanting to use any labels at all. "Don't put me in a box!" I'd scream. But sometimes finding a word, or words to describe who you are and what you're about can be really helpful. When someone asks "what's your spiritual path?" um-ing and ah-ing and responding with something about not doing labels doesn't really help anyone know what you're about, and when you run your own spiritual business it's kind of useful for people to know what you're about pretty quickly.

Having said all that, if you think labels are stupid and don't want one, that's cool too.

Mother Mary be my Matron Goddess! x (Pic from Google, if it's yours let me know so I can link you!) x

Mother Mary be my Matron Goddess! x (Pic from Google, if it's yours let me know so I can link you!) x

I resonate with a lot of different labels. Lightworker is one I use a lot because it's super vague, but kind of sums up what I do. I try to be a good person and help other people, to me that's what a Lightworker is. I call on Angels and work with lots of "light" energies, so it makes sense to call myself that. 

I also really like the term #LightWitch because the magic I make is all totally from the light baby! No hexing or negative magic here!

Lots of people dislike the term because they think Lightworkers ignore their shadow side, urgh, so not true though. You can't do Lightwork without doing shadow work my friends. When you really work with the Light OMG it lights up EVERYTHING

Another hashtag I use around the place is #ChristianWitch

So what's all that about huh? 

First off, a Christian Witch is something totally different to everyone who calls themselves one. So what I'm about to say, is just about my path. What you do as a Christian Witch might be totally different and that's awesome.

In my teens I discovered new age spirituality, Wicca and Witchcraft. It was AWESOME! Honestly, it kind of freaked me out, but I was totally into it.

I used to sit in my bedroom with my glitter nail polish covered kitchen knife athame and cast circles. 

A few years later I found myself running with a Christian crowd. They were an awesome bunch of people, some of them definitely soul family. We went to Bible study, put Cheezles out at youth group and I eventually ended up in the music ministry team singing my heart out for Jesus on the stage every Sunday.

Yep. 

I loved it. I even started looking into theology colleges and had some mad ideas about being a pastor of my own church.

Yep.

I loved the community, I honestly loved how I felt when I was in the presence of Jesus and the Holy Spirit. I mean, woah, talk about stuff coming up to the surface to be cleared!

There was a lot of stuff that didn't totally resonate with me though. Clearly, that's why I'm here talking about Christian Witches.

I didn't love the dogma, the patriarchal structure of the church, the stuff about everyone else being wrong.

That just didn't vibe.

I kept talking to Jesus for a while, and then I just started talking to God.

My spiritual path lay dormant for a good few years until I moved to London and had a ghost in my flat. A proper full on, OMG there is stuff moving around my room at night, someone knocking on my door when no one is there, why do I always feel like I'm being watched, books falling of the shelves kind of ghost.

I went to Shepherd's Bush market and bought a whole bunch of Hoodoo candles, a rosary, a cross that I didn't take off for a good solid six months, a picture of Jesus for the wall and I went wild. I called on angels, I talked to the ghost, I contacted mediums, I was baaaaack!

I can only imagine what my new housemates thought of me with Jesus and rosaries hanging on the wall and white sage smoke bellowing out from under the door.

It just made sense for me to do it all. 

I do witchy things. But I do them with Jesus and Mother Mary and Mary Magdalene by my side.

I read the bible sometimes, but I think mostly it's a really old book that's been translated too many times to be that accurate.

I call on the Christ Consciousness to help me be a better person, more Christ-like, nicer to people, less of a dick.

I do candle magic and spells with herbs, oils and petitions, but I call it "making prayer candles".

I make potions and call them "magic mists".

I call on the Holy Spirit to clear my energy.

I call on Gaia to ground me.

I bow down to ancient standing stones.

I call on the Saints and Angels for different purposes, but I also call on Lakshmi and Ganesha and Saint Brigid and the Ancestors and Star Ancestors.

I draw a pentagram on my door each night before I go to sleep for protection.

I call on Saint Christopher whenever I travel.

I walk through the woods and make offerings to trees and the Fae.

I read Tarot.

I work with the cycles of the moon for manifestation.

I wear a Saint Michael pendant for protection with a black onyx heart.

The power of Saints and Gemstones! x

The power of Saints and Gemstones! x

I'm basically a spiritual hot mess.

But aren't we all?

Being a Christian Witch is about calling it all in from wherever it comes from and feeling the connection to both sides of the fence. 

It's a tough one to navigate. Christians and Witches haven't always had a great relationship. I feel like I'm clearing the karma on that one prayer candle/spell at a time.

I know there's gonna be people out there who aren't gonna vibe with what I'm doing, to you I say go forth and find your own strange and wonderful spiritual path!

In times passed I would have been in a lot of trouble for saying "Christian Witch" like it's a thing.

And you know, it's still only a small part of who I am and what I'm about.

I'm a Christian Witch.

I'm a Witch.

I'm an Eclectic Witch

I'm a Lightworker.

I'm a Light Witch.

I'm Spiritual.

I'm a Starseed.

I'm an Earth Angel.

I'm a Hufflepuff.

 

How do you describe your spiritual path? What elements of spirituality and which belief systems make up your personal spiritual path?

 

With so much love and witch light,

Vix

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Pop Culture Spirit Guides

Pop Culture Spirit Guides, Falcor, New Age Hipster x

Connecting with your spirit guides can be kind of tricky, especially at first.

But actually, even when you've been hanging out with your guides for ages, the thought often does pop in: "what actually are spirit guides?"

I do spirit guide readings + I also help peeps meet and connect and hang out with their guides over at Woo Woo School, and the awesomeness that comes through for people is so varied!

There is a kind of "general consensus" that a spirit guide is the spirit of someone who's had a human life, usually a spiritual life of some kind, and they are with you now, guiding and supporting your journey from the other side.

I personally believe there is no one definition for "spirit Guides".

I have seen spirit guides come through for people in so many different forms.

Many spirit guides working with folks are passed over loved ones, people they've known and loved in past lives, sometimes they are twin flame kind of energies, sometimes they come through as past life versions of you, Galactic Guides, Angels, Ascended Masters and yes, even characters from pop culture.

A spirit guide is spirit energy, which means that they can show themselves to you in the way that you most need to see them, and are able to understand them.

Jesus and Mother Mary, or He-Man and She-Ra? x

Jesus and Mother Mary, or He-Man and She-Ra? x

And there is no reason at all your guides and Angels can't appear to you as characters from pop culture.

The whole point is to help us to understand and connect with them and their energy.

Your guides may appear to you as pop culture peeps, or you can actively choose to work with them, just like we head over to Doreen V's website to choose an Angel to work with, you can do the same with Pop Culture Spirit Guides! :o

If you feel like you need some energy you see in a character on telly, go ahead and call that energy in!

Some of my fave pop culture spirit guides to call on are:

 

She-Ra

To me She-Ra is an aspect of Goddess energy. She's the divine feminine dressed to rock out

Just like the Celtic Goddesses of like, forever ago, She-Ra is the 80's version of Goddess power, which I think we could all use a little of right now!

Call on her and connect with your own inner-She-Ra Power! And if you wanna connect deeper, check out the She-Ra spread!

 

He-Man

If She-Ra is the divine feminine, He-Man is totally the divine masculine.

If you're feeling like you could use a little boost to your inner strength or need some protection vibes around you, he's your guy. I see him as really similar to Archangel Michael energy, but more swoll.

 

Falcor

Falcor has been with me for a while now. I sometimes feel him curled up around me during meditation and when I'm about to fall asleep. Some people think Falcor is creepy, but I think he's adorable, and he always makes me laugh! His energy is protective, but soft and gentle.

Call him in when you need a good night's sleep or fancy a midnight joy ride!

Need a ride? Call Falcor! x

Need a ride? Call Falcor! x

Hoggle

I freaking love the Labyrinth. It's full of spirit guide energy!

Hoggle is such a great spirit guide. He's definitely not a totally perfect dude in the movie, but as a spirit guide he's all positive traits - loyal, helpful and would do just about anything to get you over the Bog of Eternal Stench.

If you could use a true friend, he's the guy to call on.

 

Ferris Bueller

If you're suffering from a lack of confidence, call on Ferris Bueller to help you get cracking on those dreams! He's a buzzy, high vibe energy and never spares a thought for old beliefs or thought patterns of "I'm not good enough". Pah, who's got time for that? BORING! 

He believes in himself, and he believes that life is there for the taking. Call on him if you need a little of that!

Need a little confidence boost? This guy has no probs in that department! x

Need a little confidence boost? This guy has no probs in that department! x

If you want to learn more about connecting to your own spirit guides check out Woo Woo School or grab a reading and we can find out who's with you together.

With so much love, light and super fun ways to connect with your guidance,

Vix

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The Secret to connecting with your guidance + intuition

The secret to connecting with your guidance and intuition x

There is so much info out in the world right now about how to connect with your intuition, your higher self, your spirit guides and angels. And a lot of it is seriously awesomesauce... 

But what if all those meet your guides and third eye meditations just don't seem to work for you? 

I tried all those things for a long time and didn't really get that far with them. I did have awesome moments of clarity, feelings of being absolutely guided in a certain direction and some major epiphanies, but these were pretty few and far between.

So how did I get from floundering around the spiritual realms to running a spiritual biz, being able to clairvoyantly see people's past lives and spirit guides?

I started working with my own energy.

I'd been working in a pretty challenging job situation with a lot of negativity and other people's energy flying out in a gazillion directions for quite a few years and it was making me miserable.

When I began to understand that I was a HSP or an Empath and was picking up on and absorbing everything around me, everything changed.

Energy centred = guidance flowing! (The beach helps too) x

Energy centred = guidance flowing! (The beach helps too) x

Being conscious of what was mine and what was not mine was MEGA. It's like carrying around a massive bag on your back for years and then one day actually noticing what's in that bag and realising it's not even your stuff!

Sidenote: I actually think we are all empaths. Some of us numb it or ignore it, some of us embrace it. No path is "right", only what is right for you and your journey.

Energetic protection has been my rock on my spiritual path. Protecting my energy so I wasn't taking on "stuff" from all over started to make it really clear what was actually mine.

I began working with my own energy in different ways - protecting, clearing (because sometimes you do take on stuff, even when you're super protected), grounding, hanging out with the chakra system.

And then guess what happened? Yep, that third eye just freaking opened and My guides and angels just started popping in for tea.

I didn't have to do anything. Of course, I'm still human. I still have times when I struggle to connect, to know what to do next, or work out which path to take, but when this happens, I go back to basics.

YOU CAN HAVE THE SHINIEST GLITTERy GOLD MODEM WITH THE BEST GOD WIFI CONNECTION ON THE PLANET, BUT IF YOU DON'T PLUG IT INTO THE WALL, NOTHING IS GOING TO HAPPEN.

If you want to find out more about how to protect your energy check my totally free e-book How to Stay Shiny for loads of tips and tricks I live by.

And if you want to really get super connected and plugged into your light check out my e-course Woo Woo 101 which takes you through the energy basics, the chakras, intuition, spirit guides and drops you off at the end in the Angelic Realms. Enrol here if it calls you!

With so much love, light and awesome God WIFIs,

Vix

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