Make 2019 all about the Feeling Healing

Ah the old subject of New Year resolutions has reared its head once more. Every January we contemplate whether to make them - again - despite the fact that for most of us we fail to achieve what we set out to do.

The word resolution comes from the Latin resolutio(n-), from resolvere meaning to loosen or release. Somewhere along the line however, New Year resolutions became a tradition that found us promising to change an undesired trait or behaviour, accomplish a personal goal or improve our life. Not quite loosening or releasing is it?

Making resolutions means changing something your life in some way. Why? What are you hoping to achieve? What is it that you want to feel? What do you think will happen if you do change that pattern or behaviour? What are you currently doing, that if you stopped, would make you feel/have…..(fill in the blank)?

These are life changing questions, and to be honest are likely to take more energy than you have in your tank at the beginning of a new year! Transformation takes patience, time, exploration, insight, kindness, patience, hard work and patience.

If we look at the word releasing - meaning to let go, set free, liberate - this give us a far greater insight into what has to happen to achieve how we want to feel, because ultimately that is what New Year resolutions are all about. FEELING: better, something, healthier, happier, more settled, more secure…

Throughout or lives we have been told that feelings are useless, weak, dramatic. As a consequence, we may repress our feelings to the point that they're not there when we need them or worse still, they become so overwhelming that they either explode out of us or change us into someone we are not. We create behavioural patterns to mask our feels which end up being the very things we resolve to stop doing at New Year.

We have become too reliant on our minds to get us through life and a more holistic approach - that includes our heart and soul - will help us make better choices. We were designed to unite body, mind and soul and when all three aspects are not in synch, we are out of balance and just don't “feel right”.

Before you decide this is the year to lose 10 lbs, stop swearing, start a new hobby, get more sleep, ask yourself what is it that you want to feel. It can be overwhelming to explore our feels, so start small. Ask yourself if you feel good, bad or neutral.

It can be difficult to put words to your feelings so start to build a list of feeling words to help build your emotional vocabulary. The other helpful things you can do are unplug from technology, listen to your body and talk.

In the beginning, feeling your feelings may not be comfortable, because you'll have to accept the bad with the good. But the more you can sit with them, the more control you'll have over them and the less they'll control you.

So instead of resolving to be better this year, set yourself free from failed promises and spend a little me time exploring your feelings. When you understand your feelings, you are able to stay calm, express yourself more clearly, you have more understand and empathy, and best of all you won’t create a whole load of behavioural patterns that you have to get rid of every new year!

This blog has been adapted from a chapter in a new book I am writing.

Natural Health Magazine - In Focus

I am feeling rather blessed! Natural Health Magazine featured my Soul Plan Readings in their December issue.

The editorial team were brilliant to work with and very open minded/receptive to this intuitive therapy, so a huge thank you to them.

If you have any questions or would like to have a chat about Soul Plan please email hello@vickypaul.com or check out the soul plan page on the site.

If you haven't checked out the mag https://www.naturalhealthmagazine.co.uk/

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Mindfulness vs Soulfulness

So much has been written about mindfulness and I think that's a wonderful thing. The more people encouraging us to reconnect with ourselves the better. Our lives are so busy and we are hell bent on achieving everything on our to do/wish lists that we rush through life firing on all cylinders until eventually our body says enough is enough.

People turn to mindfulness for many reasons and as a therapeutic technique it also has many definitions. The term ‘mindfulness’ corresponds to the Pali term sati which is rooted in Buddhist traditions. Buddhist teachings use mindfulness to develop self-knowledge and wisdom that gradually leads to enlightenment and freedom from suffering.

Mindfulness is a wonderful and widespread psychological tool to help you cope with the stresses of life, feel more balanced, and centred. It takes time, practice, patience and compassion for yourself to have a long-lasting and positive impact. But what if there was a way to access this state of being without using mindfulness as a tool, would you consider it?

I’m not offering you a quick fix to inner balance and being fully present, it doesn’t matter what route you take to try and achieve that you have to show up and put the work in. What I am offering is another way to reconnect with your self-knowledge and it’s called Soul Plan.

If we look at “self-knowledge” it means: “knowledge or understanding of one’s own capabilities, character, feelings or motivations.” Using your mind to connect with your capabilities, character, feelings or motivations is one way to go about things, having a Soul Plan Reading is another way to reconnect.

I believe mindfulness helps us reconnect with the essence of who we are, and for me our essence is our soul. Essence, or soul, is your character, feelings and motivations, it’s what makes you who you are.

Your soul is connected to Universal energy [God, Oneness, Spirit, whatever your name for it may be] and ‘knows’ everything you need to know, and has access to everything there is to know. It’s like having access the IBM super computer AI machine, but on steroids, times infinity.

A bold statement I know, however you don’t need to know everything there is to know, you just need to know you and once you know you, nothing else actually matters. Another bold statement I know but stick with me…

One of my favourite definitions of mindfulness is by Sharon Salzberg a Mindfulness Practitioner who says: “Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention in a way that creates space for insight.” Creating space for insight - that’s pretty powerful isn’t it? What is this insight, what will it tell you, and how will it make you feel? How will it change your life for the better, how long does it take to come through? So many questions and the answers are different for everyone.

This is where Soul Plan comes in. Soul Plan is a powerful and accurate system of life purpose guidance, spiritual counselling and healing. This ancient system of soul purpose analysis works on a conscious and unconscious level to bring you greater freedom, connection, satisfaction, healing and life/soul purpose activation. 

A Soul Plan Reading is based on the sound vibration of your birth name, as it appears on your birth certificate, and will analyse your life in terms of your talents, goals, potential, lessons and obstacles. Rooted in the ancient text of Sefer Yetzirah, and channeled by the visionary Frank Alper, its current format includes new interpretations, affirmations, elements of numerology.

If you have ever felt lost or disconnected, certain that there must be something more to life, a Soul Plan Reading will help you reconnect with the essence of who you truly are.

Your Soul Plan Reading helps clear redundant blockages, a clarity unfolds and you will start to naturally re-align with your true self and your soul purpose. You will notice that your life starts to flow in a far more creative, joyful and abundant way, with new meaning and direction.

Advice is also given on how to overcome challenges (challenge management) and how best reach your goals – it is very common to experience big shifts in your life and circumstances. Through the Universal law of grace there are many old patterns you can choose to let go of.

This is an alternative, powerful and effective process that reconnects you with you, and I like to call it soulfulness rather than mindfulness.

If you would like more information or to book an appointment please email hello@vickypaul.com