abundance

Why isn't my manifesting working?

We do everything they tell us to do. We visualise, we burn letters, we call on the Angels of Abundance, we surrender, we journal, but sometimes, no matter how many things we are doing "right", our manifesting just doesn't seem to be working

And when that happens we go into freak out mode - this stuff doesn't work! Rarrr! And throw our cauldrons across the room. Or we scream at the universe "when is it my turn?!" We make demands, get furious at ourselves for being terrible manifestors, give up, cry, decide that this damn stuff doesn't work at all and then we try just one more guided meditation for abundance! 

There are so many reasons manifesting doesn't work, and most of them aren't because you're just a shit manifestor. So before you run out and buy a new set of prosperity candles because obvs the ones you have are duds, check out these reasons for why your dream man/woman/job/house/whatever hasn't turned up yet.

 

It's just a timing thing

Things don't always manifest on our timeline. Maybe your dream man is still getting out of a relationship he needed to have so he'd have learned some soul lessons and be ready for you. Maybe your house is still being built. Maybe you think you're ready for that book deal, but actually, you're kind of not. 

The universe doesn't (usually) deliver according to your iPhone calendar. If it's taking ages, it's probably for your best and highest good, so sit pretty, pretty one!

 

keeping the faith

Do you actually believe what you're doing is working? If you don't think your manifesting is working, guess what? It's not going to work. 

If you don't believe you deserve that new job, you probably won't get it, no matter how many manifesting tools you use. Or, you will get it and then fall into a heap of like "OMG I can't do this! I'm not good enough!"

Maybe the problem is not that you don't believe in the powers of manifesting and the universe, you just don't believe you deserve great stuff, which is a totally different blog post (watch this space).

 

what your heart really wants

Oh this is a corker. Sometimes when we try to manifest things we saw in the Urban Outfitters catalogue instead of from our hearts it's not always in alignment.

Now some people have huge successes manifesting fancy cars, huge wads of cash and hot outfits. Not me though. I find manifesting from my heart means it's way more likely to come into being.

I manifested New Age Hipster because I followed my heart. I manifested Taylor Swift tickets because I love her (and I love my friend Toni who had a spare ticket!). I manifested a uni scholarship because I loved the subject I wanted to study. I manifested my partner because my heart wanted him. When I look at what other people have and get into a place of manifesting what they have, that never works. Or, sometimes it does, and it teaches you a lot. 

Just chilling out last summer in Hyde Park, London with my mates Toni + Tay Tay x

Just chilling out last summer in Hyde Park, London with my mates Toni + Tay Tay x

 

gratitude for what you have

Being in gratitude is one of the best ways to manifest more awesome.

But you can't do it because you want more awesome right?

If you're keeping a gratitude journal just because you want to manifest more stuff that's not totally a great energy right there. Keep a gratitude journal because your life rocks and you want to remember that every single day. With no agenda! It's like when you ask for some big birthday present, and then you get it, you open it and are like oh YAY! But then you turn around and start wondering where the other presents are. That person who gave you that big present might be like - eesh! and not totally dig your vibe. 

Have gratitude for your life, just because, not because you want more stuff.

 

being too specific

If you want to feel freedom in your life stop asking for more clients, a better job, a chance to travel or a horse.

If you want a horse, ask instead for the feeling of freedom in your life. If you want to feel loved don't ask for a husband who looks exactly like Rupert Grint, just ask for a partner who makes you feel loved, supported and happy!

Manifesting works better for me when I manifest for how I want to feel, the kind of life I want to have rather than the make and model. 

 

being too vague

I do readings for so many people who say to me that they don't know what they want. After talking to them for less an hour we've uncovered exactly what they want and some ways for them to start moving towards it! 

Don't be vague with the universe. If you want to own your own 1950's diner with turquoise chairs and a vegan menu don't answer the question "so what do you want to do with your life?" with "oh, I'm not really sure, maybe something with food." If you want those turquoise chairs damn well say that's what you want! 

I had a white cat and a tabby on my vision board for ages before I got Zorro, but I never had the intention he had to be white or tabby! I just really wanted a cat in my life. Good thing too, because I love his black splodges so much! x

I had a white cat and a tabby on my vision board for ages before I got Zorro, but I never had the intention he had to be white or tabby! I just really wanted a cat in my life. Good thing too, because I love his black splodges so much! x

 

It's not part of your soul's purpose

Sometimes things just aren't part of our purpose.

If your soul came here to experience a simple life out in the country you may not have much luck in manifesting that massive penthouse in London, or you will, but it won't make you happy and you'll head back to the country anyway. If your soul wanted to travel the world maybe you just won't be able to manifest that corporate job that sounds awesome, but is going to keep you tied down for the next twenty years. 

You can totally manifest things that aren't in alignment with your soul, but it doesn't usually make you feel as awesome as you thought it would

 

It's a lesson

Oh it's always a bloody lesson right? But there is so much growth and learning to be had in not getting what you want. Do you just wanna just be handed every single thing you want on a plate, like today? Like some miserable princess or prince sitting in a tower snapping their fingers and having it all done for them?

Those characters are never very interesting or happy in those stories. Your story will be much more interesting if you have some challenges, some highs and lows, joy in finding the right person to spend your life with after so many disasters, disappointment in not landing that dream job, but finding something else that makes your heart pop that you never even thought you wanted!

Still working on manifesting a couple of these... x

Still working on manifesting a couple of these... x

Manifesting is pretty awesome, but so is being open to all the magic life has to offer you that you can't even imagine, let alone find pictures of for your vision board!

I'd love to hear your manifesting stories in the comments below or over on the Spiritual Journey Pitstop group! What amazing things have you manifested in your life? And what do you do when your manifestations aren't working?

With love, light and magic manifesting,

Vix

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How to be Spiritual on a Budget

There are times in our lives when we are abundant in love, but a little cash poor. Perhaps you are waiting for your abundance truck to come in, or maybe you are in a crazy awesome mega money flow. Whatever your situation in the bank, getting a good deal can still feel darn good! 

So for those of you out there who love a discount as much as I do, I thought I'd share with you some of my favourite free things and super cheap ways to keep your spiritual cup full, even when you are living off beans and white bread.

 

Inspiration for your ears

There are sooooo many free spiritual podcasts on iTunes! There are loads of free Gabrielle Bernstein lectures to listen to and my personal fave - The Psychic Teachers. And if you check out our neighbourhood Passion Junkie Fab's podcast you might even find an interview with me on there! :-O I could write a whole post about podcasts, because I love so many of them, but just go check them out for yourself and see what you find! There is soooo much totally free spiritual goodness to be had on iTunes!

 

Free Meditations

YouTube is so good for free meditations! I LOVE Neil Cooper's Meditations and also came across the lovely Ros recently who has really seriously awesome Angel Meditations! Hay House Presents also have an awesome playlist of meditations featuring totally free meditations with gorgeous and amazing peeps like Doreen Virtue and James Van Praagh!

 

Free Yoga

If you are looking for some amazing free Yoga videos on YouTube you can't go past Yoga with Adriene!

 

CRYSTALS

Don't think you have to spend a small fortune on a cute necklace just because a certain stone is resonating with you right now. Part of the reason I wear chip bracelets all the time is because they are uber cheap! But even cheaper are regular plain old tumble stones. Pop them in your pocket, or even hide them in your bra! You can grab tumble stones from any new age shop, gift shop or even some museums have them too! Etsy have loads and lots of peeps are popping them into special bags to make searching for what you need a whole lot easier!

These babies cost between just 25p and a couple of quid each! x

These babies cost between just 25p and a couple of quid each! x


Cheap books

There are a few ways I get my super cheap spiritual books. When something comes on my radar I check out Amazon and go straight to the used prices. If you don't mind a few dog ears and marks on your cover you can get amazing things for as little as ONE penny! I'm not even joking! Plus postage, but that still only brings your book up to £2.81! I've found books on healing, Doreen Virtue books for 1p and there's even some brand new books for only 22p! But buying second hand is good for the planet, good for the trees and good for your pocket too! Add books to your wishlist on Amazon and then check back later because the prices often go even further down!

If you really do prefer your books brand new, or you can't find what you want second hand, check out Wordery and Book Depository. They ship anywhere in the world for FREE and often have cheaper prices too! I just bought a book on Wordery for £7.16 that had a recommended retail of £16.99! BARGAIN ALERT!!

Charity shops often have spiritual books tucked away in their non-fiction sections. Just this week I scored a Marianne Williamson book for £1! A bargain and it helps charities too! YAY!

This awesome book was only £1.61! OMG! YES! And it's a pretty good read too! 

This awesome book was only £1.61! OMG! YES! And it's a pretty good read too! 

 

FREE WEEKLY READINGS

Head over to Doreen Virtue's channel for an Angel Reading or hit up the New Age Hipster channel! Even though these readings aren't totally personalised to you, you'll find that certain words will grab you, some cards will feel like they are just for you and they will also help you make sense of the energies around you. Great for you if you can't grab a personal reading just now.

 

FREE PERSONALISED READINGS

Many readers, such as myself, offer occasional giveaway readings, and other random freebies so make sure you follow the readers you like on InstagramFacebook and Twitter so you are the first to see when these things happen. Every time I do a deck review I ask my FB peeps for a question so I can include in my video how the cards work for a reading. You can see one I did for the lovely Gracy! The reading starts at 17:17.

 

Cheap Decks

There is a lot of talk about second hand decks being bad juju. I was on that bandwagon myself, but after I found The Angel Oracle Deck for just 29p on Amazon I changed my tune about that. The deck had barely been touched and I do totally think that deck was meant to come to me! Recycling is super important these days, so if you see an awesome second hand deck don't freak, you are just doing some spiritual recycling! Also check Ebay for a bargain deck too - especially hard to find decks! I got the Art Nouveau Tarot for about £20 on Ebay a little while ago and it's now going for £75! Keep your eyes peeled for a bargain!

 

Not a bad for 29p! Just one of the cards in the Angel Oracle deck by Ambika Wauters. x

Not a bad for 29p! Just one of the cards in the Angel Oracle deck by Ambika Wauters. x

 

Candles and other bits

We can't all afford to kit out our altar with stuff from the local Crystal store. I often buy scarves and tablecloths from charity shops or Etsy! Incense is pretty cheap, you can even check pound stores to find it even cheaper. I found this cool picture of Mother Mary for a couple of quid in a pound store! Don't worry about spending loads on candles either, a few home brand tea lights or a couple of white pillars from IKEA can look just as awesome as anything you spent a bucket-load on! Again check out charity stores for brick-a-brack bits like candle-holders! And if you want some images to stick around the place, save them from Pinterest and then print them off at work (haha, I didn't tell you to do that! :-P ) and stick them around your spiritual areas!

Cosmic Tarot from Wordery, Candle holder from charity shop! x

Cosmic Tarot from Wordery, Candle holder from charity shop! x

 

You can literally spend NO money and still be a total spirit junkie these days, and for just a couple of quid you can get yourself a deck and some books! 

May the metaphysical force be with you bargain hunters. Please come over to Facebook and share your bargains with us all too! 

Love, light and bargain shopping!

Vix

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How to go from Daydreamer to Go-getter in 111 pages!

Leonie Dawson 2015 Create Your Shining Year Workbook I've been kind of vaguely aware of Leonie Dawson for a while, but other than that she was some kind of hippie millionaire who draws pictures of butterflies I knew next to nothing about her. In recent months (funnily enough about the same time I've been doing this New Age Hipster thing) I've joined a lot of 'grow your blog/business' groups and people were going ape-shit (sorry, but that's really the only way I can describe it!) over this book. Grown women who run their own successful businesses were fangirling all over social media about the release of this workbook and swearing by it as a way to set goals and make things happen in both their lives and businesses. I was interested, but also kind of like - 'WTF are you guys on? Seriously?' And then I spotted this infographic:

Leonie Dawson infographic about goals

I've always been a dreamer. My mum always says 'if you're going to dream - dream big'. I never had a problem with dreaming and thinking about what I wanted for my life. When I was a kid I wanted to be a pop star. Now I want to be the next Doreen Virtue/Stephanie Meyer. I always had pretty big dreams, that was never the problem for me. What I always sucked at was making a plan, staying focussed and actually making something happen. I was pretty blown away by the fact that 80% of people have no goals. I mean OMG REALLY? A few years ago I started writing things down, working with the Universe to make things happen and hey, apparently that works OK! But reviewing goals? Getting to December 31st each year and looking at my bookshelf where my novel still didn't sit was kind of the only reviewing I've done.

Deciding to make New Age Hipster an actual business and not just some extra place on the internet to faff about on has made me realise that there is more to goals and ambition than thinking it's for losers. I always though planning and goal setting was like the most boring thing any one could ask me to do. But Goddess Leonie has made me see things differently. Damn it I want to be in the 1%!!

Sorry, I had to. x

Enough of that, let's move onto the rave review...!

The first thing I want to say about this Workbook is that just having it makes you want to set goals, plan for your year ahead and make shit happen. Befre you even open it the magic is oozing out of the cover. Just the idea that you can create your Shining Year is like - WOAH, I can seriously do this!

Now the next thing I want to say (I have lots to say) is that this whole book reminds me of those 'about me' books you used to do in school, did you have those?! I used to freaking love those books! I was always sitting around filling in my favourite stuff, drawing stupid pictures and feeling special because it was all about meLeonie's art is so cute and lovely and Goddessy and even though I usually go for a neon bright bold hipster/80s/rock chic style of art, the curly-cue girly images really draw you into Leonie's magic making Goddess world, and the style is perfect for Sunday mornings in bed with your tea and to-do lists!

The Create Your Shining Year Workbook comes in soooo many options - electronic download for if you're on a budget or just prefer that version, or the printed one (which I got because I just LOVE BOOKS! RARRR!). Also you can decide if you want the Life version, the Biz version or both (the one I got!) - Biz + Life! So if you don't have a business you can just plan your freaking whole LIFE OK? And that's awesome! Because planning my business stuff has made me realise how cool it is to plan for my LIFE! You know, like holidays, and yoga classes, and literally 100 things you want to do this year.

There are so many amazing things to fill in and I don't want to tell you them all because THERE IS STILL TIME TO GET ONE (it's still January!!) and I want you to enjoy it and not be like - Oh yeah I read about this bit on Vix's blog, but I thought I'd share with you (in Instagram pics!) my journey with this book so far! I still have a couple of pages left to fill in and I was going to do them, but then I thought - screw it, leave them for later in the year when I really need it. Also, you have to revisit your book and goals every month and it comes with printable calendar pages to help you do that! I have two versions of the calendar on my wall right now - one for my life and one for my blog.

Enough reading, let's look at piccies! Eeep!

Here's part of my 100 things to do in 2015 list. Amazing how some of the stuff I thought of doing this year would never would have crossed my mind if I hadn't had to write 100! Can't wait to do number 88 - Watch all the Back to the Future movies in a row - with nachos. 88 - get it?!

100 things to do in 2015

 

And here's my list of things to do when things suck.

When everything sucks...

 

Here's me working on my Dream Board with Zorro looking seriously freaking cute. He sleeps with his head in his paws! OMG! NAWWW!

Dream boarding! x

 

...And here's my 2015 word of the year - SHINE! How darn appropriate!

Sacred word for 2015

There is SO still time to get your hands on one of these life-changing soul-singing workbooks! Just CLICK HERE! And guess what? I'm officially a Leonie Dawson affiliate (and you can be one too)! But to say thanks for clicking through and making your purchase from my blog and not the gazillion other blogs raving about this Goddess Genius I'm giving away a free one card Tarot or Angel Card reading (via email, FB chat or on the phone!). All you have to do is make sure you click through from New Age Hipster and then send me a message vix(at)newagehipster.co or via Facebook - I'm NewAgeHipster333 and let me know!

I really hope you get one so we can fangirl (or fanboy!!) all over the internet together and check in with each other during the year and be accountable for making all our biggest dreams come true in 2015!

<3 Sending you so much love, light and good goal setting vibes! <3

Vix

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It's 2015! #YAY! ...now what?!

Image from www.blisstree.com
Image from www.blisstree.com

2015 is here!!! We've been waiting for it for MONTHS, and you know what? I do feel different! Don't you?! I feel the buzz! I feel the vibes! I feel the abundant '8' year energy and ready to say to hell with the dress rehearsal let's dance the shit out of this year! 

That feeling is great, but that feeling alone doesn't get you very far alone. You have to work, think, plan and take action to make this the best year EVER! You can't be sitting around in a relationship that's no good for you. You can't hang on to a job that is sucking you dry emotionally and energetically. You can't just carry on like you always do and expect things to change.

So here's where I can help. I'm offering a bunch of uplifting and empowering 2015 email readings. I'll look at the energy of your year, things to get excited about and plan for, things to be aware of and practical tips on what to actually do with this energy to help you make this year AMAZING! For a full reading (which goes for £40) I'll also see which Angel and Goddess want to work with you and give you a message from the Fairies! For £20 you get a shorter version of a full reading and for ONLY £10 you get a minimum three card reading looking at the major themes, challenges and messages you need in your life right now + an Angel to work with (or Goddess or Fairy if you so wish!).

I'm always totally open to communicating with you about your reading and love to email about it all to make sure you get the most out of the experience. If you have any questions about this reading, or anything I do, or anything at all I'd love to hear from you. I'm vix@newagehipster.co x You can also come chat to me on Facebook.

You can find out more by watching the video below, checking out the Readings page or heading over to the Etsy store.

<3 Sending you so much love, light and abundant 2015 vibes!! <3

Vix

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