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

New Mercury Retrograde Tarot Spread

Mercury Retrograde Spread

Happy Mercury Retrograde gorgeous souls!

And yes, I do mean that!

We live in a fast paced world where we hustle and grind ourselves into the ground on a daily basis.

While Mercury Retrograde can put a spanner in the works, it also helps us to ease off the gas pedal, review what we’ve been doing with our energy and our life.

It’s a time to withdraw, go within, do some of that inner work, think about what you really want for your life moving forward and without the opportunity to do that, we can spend our whole lives hustling for we don’t even know what!

In my experience bitching and moaning at the planets doesn’t make anything easier. Letting yourself go with the flow, following the call of Mercury when it asks us to slow down and think about things, there is big magic in this!

So my lovelies, pick up a deck (tarot, oracle or whatever you have to hand) and take some time to slow down, go within and consider what’s in alignment with your life and what isn’t any more…

1. The energy you bring to this MR

This card will tell you where you are at as you move into this Mercury Retrograde. This is a chance to identify if you’re bringing some negative vibes in which could be transmuted into something more positive, or it will let you know you are ready to do the work!

2. How MR will potentially affect you

I say potentially here because we always have the power to change how we see things. If this card comes up negative you have the power to change it!

3. Inner work that needs doing

MR is a great time to focus on going within. Let this card show you what you most need to focus on at this time.

4. How to rest + slow down

How can you rest and slow down, not just during MR but in life in general?

5. What to re-evaluate

This card will show you what you need to re-evaluate in your life right now.

6. What to re-think

A chance here to see what you may to re-think. Sometimes our goals and dreams are no longer in alignment and this card can give us some insight into that.

7. How to navigate through this time with ease + grace

And here’s a message for you about how you can best move through this time with as much ease and grace as is possible. x

If you find this spread useful please feel free to tag me over on Instagram and check out my totally free e-book Tarot Spreads You Can’t Live Without!

With so much love, light and Mercury Retrograde blessings,

Vix

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Halloween Tarot or Oracle Spread

Halloween Tarot Spread New Age Hipster

Happy Halloween gorgeous souls!

Halloween is a beautiful time to connect with your ancestors and honour those who have passed. It’s a very witchy, wonderful, powerful time to see through veils of illusion.

I hope this spread serves you as a way to work with your guides and those in spirit at this time.

Card one: How to honour this night

This card will show you how you can best honour and work with the energies of Halloween night.

Card two: Protection message

This card will give you insight into how and/or when to protect your energy tonight and always.

Card three: Spirits to guide your way

Here you’ll find a message about which guides are with you right now and anything they want you to know.

Card four: Ghosts of the past to release

Got any ghosts hanging around who are ready to go to the light? This could be literal ghosts or figurative ones!

Card five: A message from your ancestors + those passed

Halloween is a powerful time to connect with your ancestors and passed over loved ones, here they will give you a message.

Card six: How to see through the veil all year round

Seeing through the veil and connecting with spirit is not just for Halloween! Here you’ll find some info for how you can stay connected year round.

If you find this spread useful please share on Instagram and tag me in your pics so I can find you!

And if you liked this spread be sure to check out my 5 Tarot Spreads You Can’t Live Without free e-book!

Right, I’m off to watch Hocus Pocus!

Halloween Blessings! x

Hocus Pocus

New Age Hipster Radio | Episode 20 | Vegan stories, tips, info and inspo with Momoko

Vegan stories, tips, info and inspo with Momoko - New Age Hipster Radio

OK, here’s one for all you vegans and vegan curious out there!

I went vegan in January 2018 and it has been one of the best things I’ve ever done.

When I thought about doing a vegan episode on the podcast there was only one person to ask to come on the show - Momoko Hill!

Momoko is a gentle vegan activist, an ocean conservation activist, a co-host of the Chickpeeps podcast, the founder of the GLO Vegan Community and she runs a business called Oh Momoko which revolves around the sacred art of crystal energy and healing.

On this episode we talk about:

  • Our vegan stories - why and when we went vegan

  • The unexpected benefits of veganism

  • Gentle activism

  • The relationship between veganism and spirituality

  • Judgement towards and from vegans

  • Hufflepuff vegans

  • Amazing vegan food

  • Giving up cheese - the struggle is real

  • Spiritual awakening

  • Conscious consumerism

  • Tips for transitioning

  • Our fave vegan resources

Hang out with Momoko here:

Instagram

GLO Vegan Community Facebook Group

New Age Hipster Radio | Episode 19 | Spiritual Paths + Podcasting with Brandy Glows

New Age Hipster Radio Ep 19 with Brandy Glows

Me and fellow podcaster, grad school student (she’s studying to be a clinical social worker!) and guidance counsellor Brandy Glows are chatting all things spiritual paths and podcasting on this episode!

Brandy shares her podcasting journey, we talk about making the woo accessible for people who aren’t so woo and then we get really woo, talking about our spiritual journeys, our experiences with religion, past lives and we touch on a whole bunch of other spiritual topics too!

So go grab a tea, and come hang for a bit! :)

Connect with Brandy here:

Instagram

Throwing Light Podcast

New Age Hipster Radio | Episode 18 | Service Work for Lightworkers

New Age Hipster Radio Episode 18

This one is a big ole’ solo rambly ramble on what it means to be of service, so make sure you’ve got a nice cuppa or are off for a long walk while you listen!

I chat about what I personally think service work is, what happens when we ask to be of service, how to find some perspective when you’re in a place you don’t want to be and how to look after your own energy and create some loving boundaries so that you can be of service in the best possible way.

I also talk about discernment, saying no, saying yes and looking after yourself when you’re looking after everyone else too.

I hope this serves you and helps you get some perspective on your own service work!

If you want to do some more work on this stuff you can work with me or head to the shop!

And come hang out in the Spiritual Journey Pitstop to chat all things service and whatever else is coming up for you on your path.

New Age Hipster Radio | Episode 17 | Comparison Free Living with Lucy Sheridan

Lucy Sheridan New Age Hipster Radio

It was such a joy to have Lucy Sheridan, the Queen of Busting Comparison on the show this week! Lucy is a Comparison Coach, a speaker and teacher, brand + business mentor and her work has helped me shift a lot of my comparison stuff over the years!

Lucy’s work is helping so many of us to navigate through the comparison stuff that comes up via social media as well as in work and business and personal relationships.

Lucy’s is all about empowering us to see comparison as a teacher, an opportunity to look at our own dreams and goals, to check in with ourselves and to make choices that are in alignment with who we really are and what we really want for our lives.

In this convo we dive deep into all things comparison, social media, business, self worth and how to take back your power and feel good about your feeds!

So pour yourself a cuppa and come hang with us!

Connect with Lucy here:

Lucy’s Website

Lucy’s Instagram

New Age Hipster Radio | Episode 16 | Empaths, Energetic Boundaries + The Collective Consciousness

New Age Hipster Radio Episode 16

Come settle in for a virtual cuppa while we talk all things being an empath or a sensitive soul, energy vampires, energy protection, boundaries, tuning into the collective consciousness and social media detoxes!

Don't forget to come check out the Spiritual Journey Pitstop group to continue the conversation!

 From the   Work Your Light Oracle   deck

New Age Hipster Radio | Episode 15 | Living a magical life in alignment + trust with Emma Smallbone

Emma Smallbone New Age Hipster Radio

OK, you do NOT want to miss this amazing convo with the incredible Seer, Empath, Intuitive Counsellor, entrepreneur and general magical being of light and love - Emma Smallbone.

In this episode we take a big deep dive into trusting our journey and living a beautiful joy filled life grounded in trust.

We talk about manifesting from our heart and soul, navigating through the challenges of this world, being of service and there are just so many nuggets of truth I just can't even! You're just gonna have to listen!

 

Connect with Emma here:

Emma's Website

Emma's Facebook

Emma Smallbone

New Age Hipster Radio | Episode 14 | Social Media for a New Age with Katie Brockhurst

Social Media for a New Age with Katie Brockhurst

Katie Brockhurst, also known as the Social Media Angel, is a consultant, coach and content creator and works with high profile and high vibe clients to rock their social media. 

Katie's work is a breath of fresh air, and if you've ever been exasperated when it comes to all the "shoulds" around using social media to get your message out there, you're gonna love this episode!

we talked all things social media, how to share content from your heart and soul and we touch on some of the other challenges of running a soul-led business in the technological age!

Katie's new book Social Media for a New Age is out now and well worth picking up, especially if you are running a spiritual or heart centred business! Grab it here!

 

To connect with Katie:

Katie's Instagram

Katie's Facebook Group

Social Media for a New Age