What Goddess are YOU?

I am reading a book called “21st Century Goddess, the modern girl’s guide to the universe” and I found this insightful quiz that I would like to share with you. This quiz relates to the type of an archetype goddess that you embody at this present time, however, after reading about each goddess, you might realise that you are a specific goddess now, but you actually aspire to become a different type. It is very fun as well, so dive deep into this curious exercise of discovering a hidden essence you hold inside and reveal yourself as true goddess:

“The Personal Goddess Quiz is designed to find out which of the 6 main Goddesses you are relating to today. The goddess will change, as you change, so it is possible to use this quiz regularly to see which one has you in her sights. And you could use this quiz to ascertain which Goddess you like to be or needs your attention. This will also portray obviously how the specific goddess outcome influences you now.

1.Which is most valuable to you this moment: A) An audience with a spiritual leader B) Fulfilling sexual relationship C) A high-flying career D) A sports award E) an item belonging to a family member F) Being the partner of a powerful person

2.You have some free time. What do you do? A) Meditate or commune with nature B) Call your partner home for an afternoon of pleasure C) Go to the gym D) Curl up with a good book E) Do some cooking or a hobby F) Put the finishing touches to a partner’s business dinner

3. What creature do you identify with: A) Owl B) Tiger C) Fish D) Dog E) Cat F) Eagle

4. Which is the single most important quality you need in a partner? A) Spirituality B) Passion C) A leader D) Intelligence E) Loyalty F) Powerful

5. When you entertain, what do you prefer to do? A) Have a quiet dinner with close friends B) Arrange a romantic dinner for your lover C) Have a spur of the moment dinner D) Like to combine dinner with work E) Have dinner with the family F) A well planned evening to network yourself or your partner

6. What is your ideal holiday? A) A meditation or yoga retreat B) A deserted island, with a partner C) A wilderness camping trip D) You really don’t care, anywhere E) an organized group trip F) Paris or somewhere else in Europe to visit some art galleries

Check the answers and see which letters you mostly chose. If you checked mostly: A – you are Persephone B – you are Aphrodite C – you are Artemis D – you are Athena E – you are Demeter F – you are Hera.

If you got a combination of say mostly Bs and Fs, read the profile for each Goddess and see which one most fits where you are today or best suits where you feel you’re going. The great thing about this quiz is that you can re-do it at anytime and as often as you like. It may be that you’re changing Goddesses daily if you’re in a period of massive change in your life. You could also be phasing from one Goddess to another, which possibly means you are in or are about to enter a transitory phase in your life. In addition, you may find that at different times you have a different Goddess in residence. You should also check to see if you are experiencing the shadow aspect of a particular Goddess (be honest with yourself now).

APHRODITE – The Aphrodite woman holds sex as a sacred activity. She delights in the gratification of the senses, adornments, and things of beauty of any kind. Touch, smell and taste are important to her and she operates largely through these for she is a tactile Goddess. she has an inborn aesthetic sense, loving the arts, poetry and design. In work and career she favours the media, fashion, interior design, or beauty industries. KEYWORDS – passionate, sensual, a lover of beauty and luxury, creative. SHADOW – possessive, lazy, vain, self-absorbed, a slave to fashion.

ARTEMIS – Artemis is in her element when out of the cities. She enjoys the rugged lifestyle. She plays by her rules and makes her own way in the world without too much male guidance. That’s not to say she doesn’t want companionship, it just means it’s the man who will have to keep up with this woman. She will remain youthful-looking well into her 40s. In work and career she is attracted to women’s shelters or women’s groups, anything that is community based, or a pioneering field, or a solitary profession. KEYWORDS – freedom, athlete, physical prowess, natural, practical, independent and individualistic. SHADOW – obsessive, aggressive, feelings of frustration, perfectionist tendencies

ATHENA – Athena is out there, the centre of activity, helping and organizing. She is intelligent and self-confident, willing to put herself on the line for her beliefs and opinions. Athena will keep her head in a conflict, and maintains a clear vision in emotional situations. If you want something done, Athena makes it happen. Men admire her for her practical way of dealing with pressure, but at the same time they can be intimidated by her, because she can outsmart them with her sharp intellect and her persuasive arguments. in work and career she will be attracted to the corporate world, boardrooms, committees and academic circles, or anything where she can make herself known and gain recognition for her talents. KEYWORDS – professional, worldly, transforming, reformer, social organizer, courageous. SHADOW – over-achiever, controller, manipulator and sceptical.

DEMETER – Demeter is the mother of mothers, she has patience and likes to be surrounded by people who need her help or motherly advice. She loves children and wants a family – the whole box and dice. Unflappable, a whirlwind can be happening ans she’s dealing with all manner of tasks, calmly and surely. If you have a work or family dinner to organize, just let the Demeter woman take over – she will remember to invite everyone, ensuring that no one is left out. She is also very good with hands and engages in anything that’s crafty oriented. In work and career she is often found in hospitals, schools, church groups or fundraising. KEYWORDS – motherly, home-maker, peacemaker, counsellor, nurturing, instinctive. SHADOW – overbearing, fussy, stubborn and excessively dating.

HERA – Hera is conscious of her position in society. She upholds what she considers important to make a pleasant environment, although she can be a little conservative and always knows what to say to whom. she is socially adept and always in sync with the correct etiquette for every occasion. Her dignity is the bedrock of her values. Hera is formidable, and will often be at the centre of disputes, debating and clashing with people. If you are aware, you will appreciate her gifts, respect her and not treat on her toes! KEYWORDS – commanding, confident, authoritative, dignified, self-assured. SHADOW – social climber, arrogant, aloof, superior.

PERSEPHONE – Persephone is the person who knows how others feel. She senses what you need to feel better, and she’s the one that you tell your deepest, darkest secrets to, even if you’ve just met her. She often needs time alone, to deal with her unseen world. Highly connected to the spiritual world, she can appear to be misunderstood and will have an aura around her, protecting her from the outside world. In work and career she is to be found as a counsellor, writer, working with the dying, healer, health practitioner. KEYWORDS – mystic, sensitive, secretive, spiritual, nonconforming, reclusive. SHADOW – overly sensitive, out of touch, whimsical, unrealistic.

You can be all 6 Goddesses, but you can be only one at a time. There is no such thing as the “wrong” Goddess for you. It’s more a question of efficacy and timing. You are not going to relate to all that is said about these Goddesses. There are going to be times when one will appeal or be more relevant to you than others. As with anything, it is about balance: it may seem at times one Goddess is in overdrive in your life. You’ll feel this in a physical and emotional sense because the influence can be very obvious and usually feels too pervasive or dominating. This is what happens when you are overdoing the Goddess. This means the particular shadow side or negative aspects of the Goddess in operation are showing up. It is wise to be alert and to try to avoid this occurring, or at least to minimize the effects. And to do this, you need to watch the signs. For example, if you were “overdoing” the Goddess Artemis, you may be acting too aggressively (as opposed to assertively), feel insecure (as opposed to feeling safe and confident in your abilities) and prefer to be alone to the point of isolation (as opposed to feeling happily independent). These are some of the shadow aspects of Artemis in the context of what the “healthy” or positive aspects of Artemis are. so to compensate for the “extreme” Artemis energy, you could concentrate on healing and overcoming your fears, forgiving others, and practising letting of of the situation. Compassion and love – for both yourself and those around you – would be a great starting point for a longer term remedy in this case.

This is why the Goddesses archetypes are so helpful. They can be indicators of where you may gain awareness of your shadow and access to the solutions that are blocking you from whatever is holding you back from reaching your true potential. The shadow elements are considered by the ego to be undesirable or simply not useful, and are therefore relegated to the dark. And these same shadow aspects and also be positive in keeping the ego in check, but we must actively and consciously choose to deal with them – we need to truly “engage” and get to the heart of it.

Often a woman becomes stronger and wiser by understanding them and working with and through them, rather than pushing them away in denial or projecting their effects on to other people. For the same reasons you may therefore also resist the Goddess you most need, the one who can show you how to heal. You are the one living your life, and if you’re ready to face your own shadow and deal with its effects, you will start to really live.”

As C.G. Jung points out: “it is often tragic to see how blatantly a person bungles their own life and the lives of others, yet remains totally incapable of seeing how much the whole tragedy originates in himself or herself.”

The power of your first name

Discover more about yourself through the numerology of your name.

Find out what message your first name contains. The full first name given at birth gives the active number. Calculation method: all letters are encrypted, and the result is reduced to a single digit number. Exceptions are the master numbers 11, 22 and 33 (in this precise article, the number 33 is excluded from interpretation, but you can add the 2 digits and use the meanings of the 6 active number, if it happens for you to be a 33, which is very RARE) , which can be reduced to a single digit (1+1=2, 2+2=4, 3+3=6) but they are also interpreted as 2 digit numbers.

So, each letter has a corresponding number as above. What is the significance of this active number of your first name? Your first name answers the following questions:

What are your temperamental predispositions? How do you usually react? How do you get started? Are you slow or fast? How do you start an activity and how do you continue it? Do you finish what you started? How do you usually behave? How do you perceive the self- report? How do you see yourself? How do you express yourself? How do you state your personality? How do you use your will? What are you trying to gain from life? How do you go about achieving your goals? What is your attitude toward life in general? What lifestyle do you prefer?

Let’s take the name Georgyana as an example: G E O R G Y A N A = 7 + 5 + 6 + 9 + 7 + 7 + 1 + 5 + 1 = 3 . Active number is 3.

So let’s see now what your first name says about you:

Active number 1

Your first name is the bearer of a strong character. You want to show your value to others and you are straight forward about it. You do not hinder in detail, you prefer to go directly to the point. You have precise goals and you do not move away from them. You have the chance to be a great opportunist. You are brave, you go ahead and you are not always prudent. Although you can display yourself as a sociable person, able to integrate into a relationship system, you are more of an individualist. You feel great in the middle of the others, but you also need solitude. You work very well on your own and you do not accept the help of others. You attract the eyes on you and you can emanate sensuality. In relationships, you feel that you are made to win! You want the first place, and if you don’t always get it, you unleash yourself and your power. You are temperamental, you can get angry pretty quickly. You are full of energy and you cannot stay in one place. You are nervous, you like to flame yourself up and you can get into arguments pretty fast. You risk becoming arrogant when you prove yourself to others as big and strong. You see life as a competition or an adventure. Envy and jealousy are the most dangerous emotions that threaten you. You not give yourself back from conflicts and if necessary, you do sustain your point of view with lots of passion. You have strength, and others are aware of this and they know it is not easy to put up with you. You are the type of person who does not hesitate, when appropriate, to try to force your points of view through coercive or even abusive measures. You overflow with self-confidence. Authoritarian spirit, you do not let yourself be influenced. You have for sure leadership qualities, but this can also be one of your biggest flaw, depending on how you use it. ambition can take you far, provided you accept the lesson of patience. The decisions you make can bring you success in business. Your power can inspire those around you.

Active number 2

Your first name transmits in the first place sensibility. Therefore, you may feel vulnerable, so, if someone is trying to attack you, you need to learn to get out of the defensive and defend yourself. You are emotional and easily influenced. sometimes you have no problem in letting someone else do what you can very well do yourself. You need the others like you need air to breathe. You are oriented towards relationships with people, that’s why you can make a great career in a field that involves working with the public or with people, because you cannot stand seeing others unhappy (and the least you like to see that to yourself) so, you do everything you can to support and sustain other people around you, especially the ones that need help. You try very hard to make them feel good also.

You like to say jokes, even jokes on them or you enjoy teasing people. To boost your mood, you may very well start criticising other people. You may sometimes have conscious or morality problems or issues. Sociability is your key strength. You like living in harmony with others and you like finding your equilibrium in relationships. You feel this need to associate yourself or collaborate no matter if it’s the professional or personal life we are speaking about. You know very well how to leave a lasting great first impression and you are liked everywhere. You are a great diplomatic personality and you don’t mind letting others to take on the initiative or to take the lead. You are an excellent executive. You do not look at life like a competition, but as a cooperation. Collaboration for you was written in the genetic code. Even though you apparently look cold, your feelings are very intense. Your compassion and help are qualities but can also be seen as flaws when they are taken to extremes, when you ignore your own self (you need to remind yourself not to auto-destruct through burn out by serving others because if you harm yourself, you will hurt the others that depend on you, as they won’t be able to benefit your help). You need to learn that exhaustion is not your good friend. You need to learn to go to actions faster and to take risks. You can be indulgent with others and sometimes your generosity can create problems. You do not really know when to stop with spending money, and you have a predisposition to excess of any kind, even though you show yourself as calculated and very controlled. If you do manage to discipline yourself, you can be a great money and assets administrator. Your affection is your most developed quality of your personality. you also need to learn to integrate skills and qualities such as courage, initiative and combativeness. You are passive and this won’t take you anywhere. You work at your best when you are associated with someone such as business relationships, marriage. If you are unable to take decisions and stick to them, then you need to use all your intelligence to find the right person to shake you up a little bit and awaken your pragmatic spirit.

Active number 3

Your first name is gifting you with artistic talents. If you don’t get to practice these qualities in a job related with audio-visual field, arts or the stage itself, you will for sure, make a stand each time on first impression. No matter how much you try (and you really don’t) you cannot pass by unseen. If other people are not taking you into account or remarking you, not to worry, you will do it yourself. You like to glow, shine, to be admired and praised. You have all the right to feel like that and to want that because your personality displays strength and boldness. But even so, you may be quite emotional and shy at times. The big problem occurs when you have to put yourself into action. Many times, you need to have someone around you to push you towards your dreams or to motivate you with nice positive words. You react extremely well at positive stimuli that’s why positive empowerment and praise is sufficient to motivate you to maintain yourself at your best. If you are discouraged, you risk losing your self confidence. You enjoy being seen and to portray yourself as the best, that’s why you need to guard yourself from the arrogance temptation.

You are a person that gives in easily to excess in any area. Sometimes you have no limits. Sometimes you engage yourself in activities that you cannot fulfil and you will find yourself breaking some of the promises you have made. Your lack of moderation is visible even at verbal level. Sometimes you speak more than you should. You sometimes say too much, in too much details, sometimes you say things just to make the story better. You can be a native storyteller and you can hold conversations on many themes and express lots of ideas. You can also lie with a smile and so, public relationships can bring you a lot of success, so as networking. You adapt easily to any situation and you can take and make rapid decisions. You have a powerful pragmatic sense that can be extremely helpful for you in business. You sometimes bluff, you love adventure and hardcore sensations and you take risks. You are very ambitions, courageous and combative. This tendency to exaggerate can be your main flaw. But below it, there’s a snob attitude that needs to be controlled because others may dislike you if you don’t. From one point onwards your credibility diminishes and you, yourself tend to get discredited and you get used to it. Sometimes you leave the impression that you overflow in confidende, and that’s something too much of you. Your creativity is your biggest asset. You can handle any situation and lots of innovative solutions come to your mind. You prefer people who share your taste and lifestyle. And for you, everything has to be luxurious. Any project or party has to have proportions. Your motto is that if you want a lot, something you will eventually gain. But if, on the contrary you do not want much, you will gain very little. But above all, luck and good fortune are always on your side. If you are generous, you hit the jackpot. You know that saying, when you give, God gives even more? Well that’s your brief description. Being a bit of a dreamer, an artist, it’s good to pick a partner that’s more pragmatic who knows how to turn your head to the ground and open your eyes when you go too much dreaming or day dreaming and to bring you back on your path. You are sociable, communicative and friendly and you enjoy being surrounded by people. You are not much of a friend of loneliness. Your sensuality can reach passionate behavior easily. You know how to enjoy life. You need to fight against laziness, vanity and lack of moderation and you need to understand that no one can know it all or do them all and no one can wver be always right.

Active number 4

Your first name says that you are an excellent organiser, determined to put things on wheels. You don’t necessarily follow a leadership position, but your thinking and behaviour is well shown within the group. If you are not number 1 in a structure, the position of vice or deputy satisfies you. You are efficient and know how to do it in such a way that it works. And it will go well.


Before you take on anything, you make a plan and you draw concrete goals. You want to know in detail in which boat you are sailing. You do not like to have surprises along the way. The rigour, the method and the practical sense characterise you fully. You can work until you are exhausted. You are able to make every effort to finish what you started. You don’t leave anything to chance. You are extremely meticulous and if you exaggerate, you can be considered a detail oriented person, a perfectionist. You pay attention to every detail. For you, any activity you engage in is a puzzle in which you place in a whole each piece.
You are so conscientious that others may feel uncomfortable around you. If you criticise them too much (as your habit may be) and become a jerk, then it’s no wonder. You love order and discipline above all other qualities. This can propel you into the hierarchy, because the superiors will not remain indifferent to your work results. If things do not go the way you want, those around you may have a surprise: in spite of your calm nature, you may show your teeth and have uncontrolled exits through which you want to show that you demand respect of them.Prudence is a reliable ally for you. By ferocious perfectionism, you risk becoming a real maniac. It is impossible not to have a small fixation: either the cleaning, the diet or the body maintenance etc. You work hard in the interest of the family and you want to be respected through the intense efforts you make. You are aware that nothing comes too easily, but for you the satisfaction is directly proportional to the energy invested. That is why you greatly appreciate people who have succeeded in asserting themselves through hard work and intelligence. You cannot stand injustice and detest people who have had an ascension based on favouritism.
Your work power is what drives you in life. However, to fight, you need a serious motivation. You have to have a solid argument that will mobilise you. You have only one thing in mind when you do something: do your homework! It may be a duty to family, friends or work duties. In a couple’s life, your basic trait is fidelity. Steadiness causes you to overcome situations that others would not have resisted. You like to create habits that you stick to. You do everything with patience, meticulousness and pragmatism. You hold your imagination well and pay no attention to the concrete plan. Therefore, you can become the main provider of material stability in the family.

Active number 5

You like change, and the others have nothing to do and must accept this side of you. After all, right, no one asked you at birth if you want to hold this first name.

You are in a continuous process of transformation. Of all the vibrations of names, it seems that you look at life as the best portrayal of what evolution means. If for others the life changes occur more so undergo, they do not surface, well for you everything about change is shown, in the light. The changes not only occur in your own consciousness, but also they have a social, a public dimension, your life changes are visible. How could others not notice them? You change your sector of activity, your job, your place of living, you specialise, and then you think that studies in another field would have been more useful to you, you want to walk around and see foreign countries, and if you like what you discover, you might move there, of course, and it is not known for how long you have these intentions.
For you curiosity means you are still moving. You are always active and open to new experiences. Paradoxically, besides the moments of agitation, you have periods of calm, peace, in which you gather and keep your temper very well. Of rare fairness, you do not support injustice and keep your sense of strong ethics, even when you are under pressure. You don’t know what compromise means
Like people with active vibration 3, you have a taste for performing arts. If you do not flirt with the stage, you can even put yourself in the spotlight and … make a show. It is wonderful for you to make a joke, to tell jokes and to please with humour those around you.
You know how to enjoy of what you have, and yet you always want something else. You take on many things at once and it doesn’t matter to you if you take them all to the finish line. It is important to taste a little of each new thing you encounter along the way. You like everything which is new, the adventure is your eye, and travel is the best solution for you to recharge your energy. For you, the more exciting experiences, the better.

You need a lot of independence and freedom of movement. It is also important to have a broader network of relationships. If you are constrained or feel that you can no longer be locked up in a certain place or in a job that does not please you and you do not take attitude, then you may have nervous breakdowns or depressive states. Your luck is that you can go back to 180 degrees without blinking, because you show flexibility and adapt easily anywhere.
You’re unpredictable. From timidity and internalisation you can quickly move to an extroverted disposition. Instability and lack of continuity can be major flaws for you. You are a primarily rational person, which is why you should not give in to the momentum. In addition, intuition helps you a lot, which you should rely on, especially when you come in contact with others. Even if you don’t look, you’re kind of playful, and if someone discovers you or has enough patience to do so, they will realise how fun you can be. And this … it’s good, right?

Active number 6

The first name you carry urges you to seek harmony and balance within the family. You work from scratch in order to ensure the well-being of your loved ones. You are responsible and you give to your family all the devotion you are capable of. Caring for your neighbour (not to people in general, but to your spouse, children, parents, grandparents, etc.) is the engine that gives you the power to overcome anything.
From here, of course, a number of qualities result: firstly the generosity, the relative of altruism, then the adaptability to any situation and the ability to find ingenious solutions. Although you are sensitive to the beautiful and you are interested in the looks, your intelligence is practical, otherwise you could not solve everything you have in your plan. Stability and consistency are also two attributes that characterise you, only that, if you take them to the extreme, the positive connotation disappears. Even if you are injured, you prefer to suffer in silence and move on. You are the kind of person who stands in a relationship for the sake of continuity and, let’s face it, you;re equally afraid of change.
You have to dedicate yourself to feeling fulfilled. If there is no one in your life to pay attention to, then you blush like a flower. And the point is that you are not a flower that opens when it is watered to the root. On the contrary, you bloom if you sprinkle others, if they are good to them. Thus, a social dimension of your personality intervenes. You have to feel pampered and appreciated by others, for what you are or for what you do.

Obviously, if you let yourself be overwhelmed by selfishness, by your own importance, then the desire to please the others, to be adored and praised, can go off the ramp. The life lesson for you is to open yourself honestly to others, to help them, to put themselves in their service in a sincere and selfless way. Let your appreciation flow from your freely undertaken efforts! You don’t have to do something for another to get honours. On the contrary, honours must come from doing what you do for others. If you have learned this, then you are on the right track.
You always want to present yourself at the highest level, and your home can gain the centre value of the universe. The centre of your operations seems to be home. There you have something to boast about, there you invest time and you receive guests, who will spoil your senses: either the sight (they have to see, valuables, a model cleanliness) or the taste (embellished tables, because they might be a cook of sorts), either the fine and soft materials in curtains, carpets etc. or the ambience (atmosphere with musical background). If you go too far, you might find yourself becoming a maniac of some sort.
You are made for couple life and especially for family life. The perspective of domestic tranquillity, the feeling that you have your place next to a person, can make you choose marriage without spending too much time thinking. Even if you are not involved in a crazy love story, driven by the prospect of domestic pleasures, you are throwing yourself into a marriage that seems to make sense for your life. If you do not succeed in this plan, you risk becoming depressed or closing in on yourself and severing ties with the outside world.

You are a very sensitive person, although you may seem indifferent and distant. If it took you a long time to repress your affection, then you really risk becoming opaque to the feelings of others. This is not fundamentally bad either, because you could successfully work in a job that requires cold blood when dealing with other people.
Nothing else matters in life to you other than being happy and content with what you have. Obviously, this does not mean that you have to please yourself in a certain state. If you are too happy with yourself, then you will be less willing to make changes in your life. Or, precisely, transformation is the key to evolution. Beware of stagnation!

Active number 7

If you are often told that you are in the clouds or dropped from another planet, then someone has very well understood the hidden message of your first name. You are constantly seeking to unravel meanings and to penetrate mysteries. Therefore, studying and researching, reading and documenting, takes up most of your time. Sometimes you are so absorbed in thoughts that you completely disconnect from the outside. Thus you get to leave that impression of floating between two worlds. In time, you have a great chance of developing spiritual or religious concerns. The mysteries and hidden truths can become a great attraction for you.
Your name is the bearer of rare empathy. You understand very well what the people next to you feel and think, you get easy on their skin. Being so open to psychic experiences, you manage to establish relationships on a very subtle level. This advantage allows you to be a good confidant and adviser, being able to excel in the trades that involve advising and guiding other people.
There is, of course, the reverse of this typology. If you take too much refuge in your own universe and raise too many barriers between yourself and society, then you are about to plunge into loneliness, self-reliance and melancholy. You can become an introvert interested only in his interests. A kind of desert genius. On the other hand, sadness and, sometimes, depression, periodically put on any vibration 7 bearer inscribed in the first name.
Even in a couple’s life, you keep a dose of independence. You are with your partner, but to a point. After all, everyone has the right to independence, you think. So, in some respects, each with his own. You are extremely intelligent and aware that there are so many interesting areas that, if the one near you is not interested, his problem! No one can influence you to establish your values ​​and passions.

If you know how to project your qualities outside, then your spirit of observation and patience can become your greatest allies. You are a person capable of accumulating much wisdom and acting calmly. Moreover, you are a perfectionist at the peak. But you have an acute lack of practical sense, which is why you should print a concrete dimension of your existence. You have an overflowing imagination and an ability to make connections between concepts, which leave others with a mouth watering. Take advantage of this advantage and turn it into reality!
You are gifted with an artistic thread and you are blessed with a creativity out of the ordinary. So, if you are a poet and dream of a new imaginary order, spread the words on paper! If you can think of word games, express yourself and make others share in your exuberance! Your language is unique, therefore extremely tasty. You’re the kind of person that says sometimes motivational and inspirational things and can very easily motivate and inspire others..
Despite your inclination towards abstract study and idealism, if you set a goal and believe in it, then no one can turn you back. You mobilise exemplary when you want something and you are able to make every effort. You can work until you are exhausted, especially if you are left alone. Therefore, it is possible to seek solitude and intimacy to complete what you started or to dedicate yourself to your concerns.
It is important for you not to worry more than it is necessary. Stay away from small manias and do not approach extreme positions. Fanaticism is one of the aspects worth considering about you. You have beliefs that nobody shakes. You can ignite yourself so strongly that you can become a follower of an idea or a group. It won’t hurt, in your case, to show more flexibility and less subjectivity. Also, if you open yourself up to others and spread wisdom and mystery around, you manage to rise to your highest level.

Active number 8

Your first name requires respect. You are a presence that is mandatory obvious. Of course, made of major qualities or of defects of which the world speaks. Expect to be gossiped, because it is impossible for you to go unnoticed. Even if you are retired, over time, you get used to your social image.
You can be a role model through tenacity and success or, on the contrary, you may encounter opposition. Loved by some and challenged by others, there is this duality that tends towards extremes. Either of the two directions would be valid, no one can doubt your strength of character. To you, the line between power and stubbornness, between fixation and prejudice is quite fragile. When you embrace a certain belief, you want to impose it on others as well. If you do not succeed with good words, constraints, threats and abuses are forms of authority that you can use. And these are the traits that discredit you the most. Once your status is confirmed, the preservation instinct intervenes. So, shortly after entering a role, there is a fear that you will lose what you have gained. The feeling that you lose in the eyes of others affects your self-esteem and can give you anxiety. You are the kind of person who strives to maintain their role. Or maybe the chair.
Your personality intrigues and it is right that, in case of need, you can also become intriguing to reach where you are aiming to. You have a mixture of hardness and gentleness, irony and affection that the man does not know where to take you. Often you go beyond the power of understanding of others.

The firmness of convictions, however, transfers you a great capacity to make an effort. You can work very hard, until you are exhausted, especially if you have a motivation or a specific purpose. And to you, the ideal that you want to convey to your children is: “You have to become someone!” Or “You have to get far in life!” There is this competitive side to you that puts you in relationships with others. You, of course, have to be on top. This idea of ​​”not being better than another” can even become an obsession. Therefore, you probably compare yourself quite a lot with others. You risk seeing too much of your qualities and the defects of others. Therefore, objectivity, detachment, impartiality are lessons for you to learn. You have to see beyond your interest, so you can be rightfully accused of selfishness.
Ambition is probably your highest quality. And it just takes you forward to that public image you want to build. It is very important for you to occupy a privileged place, to be perceived as “someone”. The prospect of leading, of being a leader, is a great temptation for you. However, for you, reputation is more important than function. If one emerges from the other, the better.
Success and appreciation of others are the most important motivational factors for you. If you are the centre of attention, you have the feeling of full mental comfort. You are very similar to those whose first name has vibration 1. Only you do not want to shine just because you have a pronounced ego, but because of this position you are able to enjoy recognition from other people. This social need gives value to your personal aspirations.

Impulsive and put on great deeds, you do not accept failure and you know how to learn from any defeat. You are extremely pragmatic and you like to order. Needless to add, you do not like to obey. Therefore, you must make maximum use of your intelligence when choosing your partner, which is preferable to be more malleable. But life has great patience with you, because, in time, you are prone to lessons from which to learn that if you do not know how to give in from time to time, you risk losing everything, and especially the loved ones near you. You are among those who are not born wise, but become wise after certain situations.
You are aware that nothing comes for granted. Being refractory to change, you hardly accept the universal law of acceptance, which says that if you resist the resistance of a thing, that thing will make you suffer. As you are an authoritative individual, accustomed to giving order, life also clutches you with the door and makes you learn with experience.
But you are ready for anything. You have the power to fight to the end and prove to the whole world why you are capable. You know very well that you are made to succeed.

Active number 9

A life in search of happiness. This is the message encrypted in your first name. And for you, to be happy, you just have to see the others around you happy.
You often leave the impression that you were born to please others. You are unselfish to self-forgetfulness. You put others on the foreground and you’re ready to jump to the slightest cry of help. It is not the case to consider yourself a martyr and to expect rewards. If you dedicate yourself to others, you must do so out of spiritual conviction and unconditional love.
You are a great opponent of conflicts and tense situations. Psychologically, the explanation is simple: you are an extremely sensitive person, an emotional being that can expand to shyness. Not because you are afraid to accept the confrontation, but because you do not want to hurt yourself and prefer to wear gloves. By the way, your emotions can be lost in public, if you are in front of a large audience. The ramp lights are best suited to you, especially if you are fighting for a cause or defending a humanitarian ideal. You can be the best fighter for the rights of the many and the best defender of social causes.

Often you choose a path and get involved in activities that benefit as many people as possible. The love you are able to bestow is more impersonal. You do not provide a service for the sake of someone else, but you want the welfare and well-being of all. And for that, you go straight to the facts and commit yourself totally. The question you ask yourself frequently is “If not me, then who?” It does not bother you to take the initiative, to mobilise others and to take on tasks that do not directly concern you. But you are so devoted to others that volunteering acts very well. You are the best and most loyal friend. You do not expect everything to come from the other. You are the first to come to anyone’s’ aid. You work so hard, you plan and organise everything with great care and you are convinced that, in time, the fruits of your labour will be revealed. In fact, your ascension may be slow, but it is a safe journey towards that destination.
Generous at the peak, you are a factor of harmony in your environment, taking the gift you are capable of. Of course, if you choose to swim against the current given by this vibration, you can always put yourself in the centre and refuse the mission you have. In this case, you can acquire a form of selfishness that leaves you indifferent to the needs of others. Thus, from involvement to indifference is only a step, which you often take.

Your individualism always comes to the surface anyway. You prefer to work alone or get involved in activities where you can detach from others and assert yourself as a unique individual. You are concerned about high ideas and you are prone to meditation. Although sociable and jumpy, you do not reject isolation and loneliness. Withdrawal places can stimulate your creativity and allow you to manifest yourself freely. Otherwise, you have the tendency to create your own world in which you let yourself be taken by the wave of inspiration. The right partner for you is the person who knows how to respect your need for loneliness and individualism.
You like to defy boundaries and cross borders, even on your own. Distance travel is beneficial for you, because it reveals to you new people and picturesque places. If you are not physically travelling, seek compensation through reading, movies, or other artistic forms. You like the hardcore sensation adventure element and you are attracted to mysteries. You are a very original person, a mixture of naivety and scepticism. You have to learn to adapt to the immediate reality, because otherwise you risk becoming self-centred and becoming a revolting factor that wants to reverse the order known and accepted by everyone.

Active number 11

Your first name embodies the higher level of vibration 2. The energy of 2 is thus converted, and the qualities and defects are amplified. You have to figure out if you are reasoning with the valences of 2 or with the ones of 11. The alternative is possible. Even the most peaceful 2 can sometimes become volcanic 11.

First, you are a huge force. You can be kind and patient out of the ordinary. But, of course, you have a limit. If you explode, it would be good to have no one in your way. You can be absolutely devastating. You turn into a hurricane that destroys everything in its path and restores order, setting the others on track.
Often you put others in difficulty. For example, you can overwhelm them with your energy, which seems inexhaustible. You are brave and you can overcome any attempt. For you, unpleasant experiences become life lessons after which you become wiser and more prepared to move on. You have an iron will and, although you show the specific malleability of vibration 2, there are situations in which your decision is unwavering.
You are an idealist who wants for himself and others a better world, full of harmony and understanding. Both in your private life and in your profession, you set yourself an ideal that you pursue throughout your life. To succeed, you put into practice all the conviction and energy that characterises you. Your intuition is also very useful and you should let it guide you to a creative field. In family life, you follow the balance between the emotional plan and the material well-being. Sometimes you are willing to give up some pleasures or concerns in favour of family interests, you can choose debt instead of individualism. But you will never give up designing a Utopian world, because you need an ideal like the air you breathe.

Active number 22

Your first name is the higher vibration of 4. To better shape your temperament and character, you must gaze on this master number whose energy you can embrace, sometimes or most of the time.
The practical spirit combines very well with idealism. If you put something in your mind, you have no peace until you reach the end goal. If you reason better with 22 than with 4, you tend to invest your energy and efforts especially in work. Thus, professional affirmation can take the forefront of your aspirations.
Because we talked about work, it is best to take place in an area where you have influence over others. You have the talent to bring out the best in the others and you can help them to see qualities they didn’t even think they possessed …
Your aspirations are very high and, despite your idealism, your fundamental concern is pragmatism. You are very good at bringing the world of ideas into the material plane.

What active number does your name hold?

The characteristics of the work you obtain and the way you describe it reflects your inner self

Journaling about how I feel I am, about what I like about my job and about what I wish in the working that I do, has made me realize very important aspects about myself and mirroring the information with my husband, have discovered that this, what I am about to blog about, really makes sense. Indeed, I got this insight that the way I describe the work that I do, with its goods and bad, describes me spooky well. I have also come to the realization and have come to terms to what is actually its significance when we say or we are told by leaders and inspirational speakers etc that we should forget what society is telling us, we should ignore what people tell us we cannot do and we can do. I know truly, deeply have figured it out.

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This is how it works:

I have come to the conclusion that many times, I want to be or become someone or do something due to expectations I believe of myself to have and to be my own, when the fact is they were imprinted by something I would have seen online, or offline in real life to people that are so happy with their lives, careers and so on and who make feel everyone listening to them that they have discovered, understood and aligned to their path. This alignment and flow in these people’s life is something so powerful that it is impossible for everyone else not experiencing it to not be inspired, maybe jealous, curious and secretly wishing to have their life, while taking as much in as possible from their speech, attitudes, behaviors, clothing, ideas and even desires to do or become someone meaningful or worthy or admired or to become that “word” which is on everyone’s lips nowadays – successful.

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I believe that what we really are attracted to these successful people is their total happiness and perfection in life (wealth, health and family) which is intrinsic to EVERYONE and that we all wrongly believe that the energy and bliss they are experiencing is something we could experience too if we follow our desires. But our desires are not really our desires. They are made up from the energy, passion, vibration and inspiration we feel energized by when we listen to these people. Instead of taking in the courage to listen to our inner beings and confront what actually makes us happy (which most of the times is in contradiction to what we think we want because it was imprinted by society) we believe that we are going to feel that freedom, independence and happiness, free of any burden of unwanted responsibilities if we follow their path. Their path is presented to us with such an energy that is contagious and it’s getting confused to our own path. We want the same life too. We admire successful people, we may chase them on Instagram, we may acutely read them or watch them or listen to what they have to say and we breathe their story instead of taking in their energy and passion for their path and not the path itself. This happens because society is made in such a way that our minds are confused to what actually is success.

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While growing up we are tamed into perfect believers that if we work hard enough and if we follow the rules of other successful people we will be happy. Parents tell children, “how are you going to pay bills with this? (whether is painting, games, literature, fashion, anything that contradicts your parent’s vision of success which they encountered in their imprinted life)” or “if you do not learn this now, you won’t be able to get a job and what are you going to do then?” (instead of focusing on what they do best now and enhance their strengths) or “this is nice and you are good at it, but you need to do this still, it’s more practical” (implying that if we do not do certain jobs, we are not going to live, which our brains cannot conceive because we are hardwired for survival, so any notes on that, and we forget our passions, we go cozy and comfortable, we go safe.) So safe, that when we hear successful people talk about their struggles, our brains instead of understanding that it is about following our unique passions, about going wild and not domesticated, we go into a society friendly mode by which we comply even more with life and what other people say – work hard, study this and that, make your way into the business; started from the bottom, now we’re here vibe isn’t about following someone else’s dreams or ways of getting into this “success”ful trend, is about finding your / our own distinct talents and using them. It’s about following our intuition with what we like and want to study or work in, it’s about working harder on persevering with our dreams as this is SO MUCH HARDER than working harder on a safe job. It’s so HARD to maintain yourself accountable for your dreams and passions and talents and how you grow into an expert in that. It is extremely difficult to follow the path of rejection from everyone telling you “you are wrong”, “you will lose all your money”, “I do not believe in this working for you”, “you should just keep this as a hobby rather” and everyone turning your back at you because they are afraid YOU are confronting their lack of courage to go for their path and destiny. It’s easy to close your eyes and pretend that it does not exist. As a comparison, it’s easier to think food is just food to eat and fill my body than truly going deep and understanding food is medicine and that all disease comes from poor eating habits and lack of interest in learning that, because this too, has to do with the same thing – lack of courage. We are cowards because we know it’s actually hard to fight against our selves and our imprinted expectations, wishes and hopes and ideas of success.

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Success is unique to everyone. And it is a perception. Perceptions are not the same as reality. Perception is subjective and it has to do a lot with your environment and your imprints and your unique being. Perception is not reality. Therefore, the way we perceive success does not mean the emotions we would feel if we would attain that success we see in others, would be real. As one of my Uni teachers said, “Behind every emotion, there is another emotion.” Perception is illusion. Success is an illusion of something we make up in our own heads highly influenced by peers, society, energies we perceive and wrongly translate into happiness. Energies we feel are the vibration of the “successful” person that is doing what he/she likes, has positive and beautiful results and shares it with the world. This sharing makes him/her happy. This happiness translates into that energy we perceive. We perceive their vibration which was able to be materialized into a concrete form and they have made something tangible. That thing which is tangible that we define as success is the inner self fulfilling its destiny he/she set up way before they were born. They had the courage to follow their intuition despite everyone else being against them not obeying the rules.

We are all intuitive. We all feel things. Even though they are perceptions, and they are subjective, they belong to us and there’s a reason we feel it. To follow it. 

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This is another insight I gained while journaling – I do enjoy working, but I need to put in the work that I want to do and feel in the flow with. If I am forced (and we all force ourselves to go against what we feel inside we should be doing, by following what other people are telling us we should do to be happy, since everyone else is happy doing the same thing) to work something I do not want to work (even though I may be successful in that and maybe quite reach a good status) then I develop certain negative emotions and feelings inside such as anxiety, stress and lack of contentment for my life, I do not feel fulfilled rather depleted of energy and consumed by responsibilities I dread and wish would not have to be accountable for. These emotions generated by the job I work are what I actually despise when I say “I do not like my job”. It’s not the job itself. It’s how it makes me feel. The way my job makes me feel means that I need to gather even more energy to cope with processing it. Which is not something I want to do. I want to keep my energy for myself, for what I truly want to work. For what really makes me happy. I want to keep that energy for activities that will generate emotions which I do like and enjoy feeling – such as tranquility, gratefulness, bliss, peace, inspiration, self esteem and other inner unique emotions which make me happy. If I feel more the negative emotions generated by how I perceive my job, it does not mean I cannot feel the positives one generated when I am out from the office and doing what I enjoy, it simply means I have to spend more time in the negative and less in the positive and it requires more energy taken from the positive to actually process the negative and be able to get back in balance for the next day. If you have ever felt drained at the end of a working day, you know what I mean. That feeling means you need to sleep to regain your energy and positive attitude to problem solving at work. It’s not that I dislike problem solving. I dislike the activity I have to do to use problem solving. I want to use that in an activity that I enjoy being challenged. If that makes sense.

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So, next, based on the above, I want to tackle the following:

The reason we look for something else when we obtain a job that we do not resonate with and we say “Oh, I would wish to have a job in which … this and that” or “How awesome would it be, if …” is because we are our jobs and we do not really like ourselves, we do not really accept our weaknesses or vulnerabilities and there’s plenty of stuff we need to change and we don’t. Our jobs are an environment that generates bad energy and negative vibes and that’s because deep down that’s how we really are. The way you describe your job is how you react. As an example, I describe my job as stressful, annoying, boring, full of hassle, too much responsibility, too serious, very secretive in a way and procedural, process driven, analytical, high service levels and too many demands. Well, guess what, I am very serious (I take my responsibilities very seriously), I am analytical, very attentive to details and that makes me easily drained, I have lots of responsibilities that I wish could be shared in terms of finance management, I can be very annoying as I want things to be made my way because I am extremely cautious and precaution and safety are my top strength qualities and traits, I am not very adventurous and prefer the safe road, step by step approach which is something demanded at my job and I can be very anxious and stressed if I do not get things done quickly enough and with quality (because I am very serious and conscientious) and that’s how I realized why I am my job. And why would I or we even go for a job that is something about ourselves that we do not like and wish to overcome?

The way you describe your work reflects your inner self - how your job is related to your hidden self
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Because everything in the universe is ENERGY. We attract what we are. We are our jobs. We are our environments. Because we attract them through how we breathe, think, speak and act. We have attracted the jobs we have which we would like to change. Because we are attracting what we are, what we truly want is the opposite. And we desire and look up for the opposite because we search for balance and harmony. Harmony and balance can be achieve if there is a minus and a plus. That’s when we are whole. We have everything we need to survive, to grow further and enrich other people’s lives like “successful” people do. When we want to have a different thing than what we have, it’s because we are searching to fulfill ourselves. We cannot be whole by only being one thing we are. We need it all. That’s why we are searching for our purposes, we follow goals and passions and hobbies to release energy that balances and harmonizes ourselves. We need our jobs as we have it. But we also need to follow our intuitions. Because our intuition has the purpose to take us on the path that will actually create this harmony and will actually take us where we are supposed to be, to become “successful.” 

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I also believe that our intuition is like the fragments of bread that Hansel and Gretel left behind themselves to find their way back home while wandering in the woods. We have chosen this job we have now, way before we were born, we are predestined and we have chosen to leave our intuition to guide us in life to make sure we fulfill our destinies (and become humanly “successful” through our passions and energies and teachings we get from that to pass on) and then come back home – to God.

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I have lots of Youtubers and bloggers that I aspire to, that inspire me and that I love their flow and think to myself, “how can I have that life too, that easy, peaceful and wealthy life”? I see and perceive and feel their energies – they have already tuned into their intuitions and follow their path and are on their way to their destinies. I think when we admire someone and are inspired by their achievements in life we actually admire their found energy in fulfilling their destiny and listening to their intuition, and being who they ARE already, not who they WILL BECOME. We feel (because our intuitions really are special) that they follow their path and will go back to God happy to have finished their own assigned missions. We feel their accountability towards their destiny. We want to do that too, but we believe we need to do what they are doing to reach the same level of happiness, contentment and fulfillment, just because that’s what we see at the surface and what we perceive. And that’s when intuition plays in and when we need to follow. But we don’t, we trust more the other people and what society says we should do to have achievements. And that’s why I believe I now understand when we read about “why we should set aside what society tells us to do, and not do it”.

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I have listened to myself. I have listened and discovered that what I admire at successful people is an internalized expectation of myself set by the society to achieve something worthwhile to become admired and lovable and a model for other peers. I do not need to have a specific position to be happy and I do not need to have specific knowledge in specific fields of operation to be accepted by society, to be admired by others and to be employed or get a job. I do not need to dress in a certain way to feel beautiful or to be seen as beautiful. I do not need to do SO MUCH to be allowed x, y and z things/stuff/activities/treats etc.

You do not need to do so much and hassle so much to be allowed to just be happy as you are, with what you know and with what you do, you do not need to do so much to be allowed to have x, y and z in life. Follow your intuition because it will take you where you need to be and it will make you become who you are supposed to become, the person you predestined yourself to become and forget about what society tells you.

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I also discovered that who I am is not the same to whom I want to become or whom I would like to be like because what I would like to become might very well be given by my false illusion about my expectation that I need to be and become in a certain way since that’s how I have seen someone I admired that is happy and I made a wrong assumption (again, subjective perception) that that person’s life flow is in total alignment with their environment so then I need that environment too, to fulfill myself too and so, I believe I need to become someone alike that successful person by putting effort into creating an environment like them, maybe creating a blog, a youtube channel, a podcast etc. But that does not mean it will make me fulfill my destiny or it’ll fill me inside with contentment and happiness and harmony.

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My core value and strength is based on safety and extreme precaution and caution. In everything that I am and I do, I am cautious and rarely take risks (unless I can go ahead with the consequences of losing something because I am not really losing). This type of cautiousness and safety that I create around me and that I breathe and I am is comforting to me because I know I can rely on myself since I am very serious, responsible and accountable and this is achieving me independence because I am practical, down to earth and determined in employing a step by step approach to problem solving and being so reliable has its benefits in society because society functions on these core values of doing things as you are told, obeying, not taking adventurous steps or not following the guidelines. It’s how I gained my independence. My money. Therefore my way of being safe in the world actually gives me independence and that is creating my freedom. That’s why I enjoy things to go in a certain way and I like to be cautious, I pay attention to details, I make sure things I organized and systemic and everything is in order. Because otherwise, it would threaten my status quo of freedom. And freedom brings me tranquility and peace and harmony. It’s very twisted and complex, but that’s the human mind and it may be hard to swallow this information. But this is what I believe.

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My inner hidden anxiety is how I am for real but cannot accept that as it makes me react quickly and jump to conclusions and then regret my actions because that’s the main thing anxiety does – makes you want to react quickly to STOP the anxiety. And how would I do that if not by reacting too quickly to RELEASE THAT NEGATIVE ENERGY and EMOTION. But doing so there are consequences. That quick reaction is risky. I do not like risky. So it’s like a vicious circle. The only way to break it is to maintain my precautions. And how do I do that? Follow what society says it’s good for you. So my inner self attracts my future job/work environment. Because we are the way we describe our jobs. To balance that inside, we hide our true self with masks. My mask is a face of calm and peace and rationale and long time processing thinking patterns in the midst of a devastating emotional inner hidden (sometimes even from myself) turmoil. And that mask keeps me on balance. So, I search and aspire to a job that is alike my mask. I need a job of which activities and tasks I can speak are not stressing me and that inspire tranquility and great harmony. I dream of working in a harmonious positive (or how I perceive it) work environment to balance out that true hidden self of anxiety, stress and high demands. I look for peaceful working environments as self defense mechanism. But I always end up in jobs similar to my inner being, because I have not come to fully accept myself yet (having just discovered it, I first need to internalize that and understand it) and I attract what I am. Living with our selves for such long time, we have also started to love ourselves and all our craziness and it is difficult to free oneself of that which we know characterizes us. In a way, I do enjoy challenging working environments, competitive tasks and activities and high demands because I like to prove myself I can do that and also that, and that too and so on. This attitude is linked to what we were told while growing up “if you do this and that, you get this and that”. This means that we have been imprinted with this idea that we need to do more and more and we need to achieve more and more to obtain more and more and TO DESERVE ALL THAT WE WANT. But no one has ever told us when it was enough. Because it is enough. You are enough. 

I believe this is why it’s important to listen to our intuition. Our intuition is the only one telling us “that’s enough!”, “you are enough”. Enough of that.

I am not who I want to be like or who I want to become.

I am not who I think of myself to be. I am not who I think I am.

I am who I will be if I trust my intuition now and follow what it’s whispering to me. My intuition will take me where I need to be and it will guide me to whom I will become.

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Sometimes, my intuition yells at me, and I silence it. Or some days, I do listen but then I remind myself who I think I want to become not knowing I AM already and I simply need to follow the predestined steps I set for myself, before I was even born. I know who I am. Do not doubt your intuition. I have left my intuition as a gift to me in this life to use. I call myself to use it to reach my destination and my destiny. To reach myself.

You are not who you want to be like or who you want to become. You are not who you think of yourself to be. You are not who you think you are. 

You are who you will be if you trust your intuition now and you follow what’s whispering to you. Your intuition will take you where you need to be and it will guide you to become who you are to become. 

The way you describe your work reflects your inner self - how your job is related to your hidden self
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As a conclusion, your perception of your job reflects your inner self and you struggle to fight that by putting on a mask in opposition to how that perception makes you experience life or makes you feel emotions or feelings you do not wish to. Your mask is made up of emotions that generate positive vibes, feelings and mostly ENERGY that balances out your POWERFUL INNER TRUE SELF. We are searching for harmony to balance the inner self and the desired self. Harmony can be achieved by following our intuitions. Step by step.

Reflect on the way you describe your job. How are you, really? 

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How to reprogram your unconscious mind to positively impact your everyday life

By bringing more awareness into our everyday life through conscious concentration we can reprogram our mind, our subconscious and this will help us change our patterns and ultimately our lives. What is conscious concentration? It is the state of mind in which you realise that you are aware of the specific tasks and activities you are doing at the time. It is something like the Power of Now of Echkart Tolle. To work on constructing this conscious now moment in which we are aware of it and of everything that is surrounding us, we have to understand that we have to manifest more observation, paying attention to details, being attentive to what we see, hear, touch, say and do. By paying close attention to each task without dividing our focus into multiple activities occurring simultaneously, we will improve our concentration as we are teaching it where and how much to focus, which means all our concentration goes to a single uni-dimensional task.

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When we are trying this power of now exercise, we must include in our daily routines the affirmations meditation. It’s like a mantra. A daily mantra of sayings we tell our mind. This helps our concentration too, as our mind receives specific thought nutrients that it needs to focus on that. In order for us to reprogram our subconscious mind to positively impact our every day life, we need to understand there are 3 ingredients to making up an affirmation or a mantra.

An affirmation has to have the following 3 ingredients: conscious choice of positive words, clear visualisation and corresponding feeling – emotion which is manifested through an energy.

As Tesla said “To find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration”.

Everything is made up of energy that’s vibrating at a specific frequency. If your subconscious is filled with patterns that are vibrating at a certain frequency and if you could go into your subconscious and create a pattern, infuse it with energy that’s vibrating at a certain frequency, you can attract things of a similar nature to it. That’s how your day to day life gets changed.

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So if I go into my subconscious, I repeat an affirmation which has a conscious choice of positive words, clear visualisation, I infuse a feeling into it (what does it feel like) and it starts to vibrate in my subconscious at that frequency, now it attracts anything of a similar vibration or a similar frequency towards it.

Energy doesn’t know to discriminate between what’s good and what’s not good for you. It’s just energy. So anything of a similar frequency gets drawn to you. If you know how your subconscious works and you know how to program it using affirmations with conscious choice of positive words, clear visualisation and a corresponding feeling (feeling being the most important component because it is the actual energy that attracts) then you can bring into your life everything you want.

What does conscious choice of positive words mean? 

It should consists of something that I could compare to the SMART objectives. Specific, measurable, actionable with results in time. Let’s take some examples: I am powerfully creative and I successfully express my creativity through meaningful writing that my audience is telling they enjoy. or I feel blessed with everything that the universe is providing to me and I receive all good from all life opportunities. or Something beautiful is on my way and I know I am attracting good fortune, abundance and blessings for me and my family now. or if you remember my last post? Christie Marie Sheldon had a lovely affirmation when gathering the Light into ourselves and healing our emotional wounds through the saying I clear and transmute my feeling of not good enough/ my feeling of something across all time, dimensions, space and realities. A conscious choice of positive words.

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What does clear visualisation refer to? 

To explain this, I will use the following affirmation: I love apples. When you use “I”, the mind clearly understands it is you who it is referring to, when you use the word “love” again it is a clear word which means nothing but love. But when you use the word “apples” the mind gets confused as it has a lot of things relating to apple: golden apples, gala apples, red apples, etc, itunes, Apple the brand, macbook pro etc. Therefore, clear visualisation is connected to us seeing the image of what we say. Therefore what type of apples do we love? If it’s green, then when you say I love apples, you see a green apple, you imagine it, and your mind instantly gets the point. It will know what you need from it and it will follow your instructions on loving green apples and not red apples, as the command was with “green” through the visualisation process. In our examples, we could imagine something creative expresses physically, such as a piece of art, a viral blog post, a variety of valuable comments appreciating your creative expression and your success which follows that visualised in the form of an award/ a pay rise/ a brand deal/ etc. In the example offered through Christie Marie Sheldon with the Light mantra meditation exercise to heal our chakras (if you had read my blog post) we simply imagine the Light coming into that specific part of the body where we feel those negative emotions and we imagine how it disperse and evaporates all that bad stuff.

What does corresponding feeling – emotion – energy mean? 

This has to do with what does it feel like when you obtain that which you have stated. what does it feel to love green apples? What does it feel to be successful creatively? What does it feel to imagine the Light clearing your blockages? What does it feel to obtain that which you have put into your affirmation? It is a powerful energy that makes you feel blessed. You surely know how you feel or how it would make you feel achieving that affirmation. Energy doesn’t know to discriminate between what’s good and what’s not good for you. It’s just energy. So anything of a similar frequency gets drawn to you. That’s why it is important to infuse our affirmations with the correct positive ENERGY to attract the same level of positive energy.

So if we go into our subconscious, we repeat an affirmation which has a conscious choice of positive words, clear visualisation, we infuse a feeling into it (what does it feel like) and it starts to vibrate in our subconscious at that frequency, now it attracts anything of a similar vibration or a similar frequency towards it. And that’s how you reprogram your subconscious mind to positively impact your daily activities and obviously, in the end, your life and lifestyle.

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Photos in which I appear were taken by – Hannah Mckernan – Part of a creative photoshoot – team involved on instagram -Amazing Photography: @hannahmckernanphotography Models – me (through @cathy_cmpr) & @_joelander (freelance) Beautiful Location: @lissanhousecookstown Stunning Dresses: @creativeideasbridal Luxury Headpieces: @gibsonbespoke Simply beautiful Florals: @innocent_chaos Amazing Hair: @ohsobohohair Stunning Natural Make up: @sakdesigns Great Backdrops & styling: @thisoldhome Stationery: @ciarapatrickdesigns Suits: @deegrahamtailormade Cake: @baked_blessings

Step by step guide to solve a problem using your intuition

I came across Christie Marie Sheldon through MindValley, which is a company that I discovered a couple of years ago that focuses on personal growth and offers courses, masterclasses and books from the best authors in personal development in the world. Christie Marie Sheldon is an intuitive healer and energetic coach which is not something that you would come across on a daily basis and it is one of those persons that can read your aura. If you have ever read about chakras and your chi energy or your aura then, that’s what she does. She can see it. She knows everything about you in an instant. I have experienced this with one of our Romanians energetic coaches and finding more information and insights from around the world, makes the initial learning far more precious and demonstrates once again, that we are more than this physical body. We are energy.

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So, intuition is something we all have but we do not use it or we do not really rely on it as much as we should. If you have ever had the feeling that you should be doing something or not be doing something, and you did not follow that internal guide, and later on, you realised that your initial thoughts were correct and you should have or should have not followed a specific pattern, then, hello You, that was your intuition and that’s how you know that it is something you do have and it does work. It’s not esoteric. It’s a fact.

Christie Marie Sheldon is a gifted intuitive life coach and author. She is Mindvalley’s #1 bestselling and most viral author, celebrated for her uncanny ability to access people’s energy fields, erase their inner blocks, and raise their vibrations towards their fullest potential.

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I had encountered a specific tool to help us use our intuition to solve a problem we feel we have. This is something she created and her guide is very simple. First and foremost, you have to understand the

ABC – Always be connected to the Light.

The light is everything you believe in, whether is a guru, the universe, God, the divine, etc. It is the LIGHT. By being connected to the light, we understand that we are part of the Light, that Light is guiding us and that we are in connection with it. We feel and we believe it is true. (and this would most likely be the case, no matter what you believe in – the universe, the law of attraction, meditation etc)

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Next step is to pose yourself a question and rate it how does it feel on a scale of 1 to 10. Let’s say our issue now is that we do not trust ourselves and we lack the confidence to do something. There is going to be a series of questions that you ask yourself and answer. 

What’s the first age I felt this?

(Keep asking the question until you get the answer, it would be the first thing that comes to mind when you pop the question – do not try to think too much about it, just ask the question, – if you are in the proper state of mind for this meditation/exercise, you will receive the answer, you will know it straight away) In this example, I have felt that I did not trust myself and lacked confidence in my body/beauty at the age of 7 years because …. 

Who did I duplicate this from? Was it my mom, my dad, someone else? Who have I learned this behaviour/response to a problem from? 

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(this question relates a lot to what you answer to the previous question, you will observe that you go deeper and deeper into the core of the issue by posing these questions. It is trying to bring to the surface the reasoning behind your problem) – In my example, I duplicated it from others who have told me that I am not like the others of my age at the time. The fact that my mom did not back me up, supported this belief. 

What’s the emotion attached to it? 

(what do you feel when you think about that situation?) In our example here, embarrassment, shame, inadequacy, something wrong with me, etc. 

Where in my body do I feel this emotion? Where is it located in my body? 

(we ask this question, because as Christie Marie Sheldon explained in her masterclass, we accumulate emotions in our bodies. Our chakras are connected to everything in our physical body. Our chakras are our emotional body. Our energy is our aura and our aura gets disrupted with what happens in our chakras. For everything that we experience physically, there is an emotional memory recorded in our body and thus into our chakras. When our chakras are depleted from energy because the emotions have piled up, we experience blockages. You will ask this question and you will instantly feel it in your body. It’s like an energy, a heat,a tension, something that feels in a specific part of your body.) In our example, I feel it in my stomach. 

After you have located it, imagine the Light coming into that part of the body and say the following positive affirmation, (it’s like a mantra):

I clear and transmute it across all time, dimensions, space and realities. 

I clear and transmute it across all time, dimensions, space and realities. 

I clear and transmute it across all time, dimensions, space and realities. 

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Repeat this several times while at the same time imagining the Light coming into that part of the body. The light is our infinite Self which is Love, compassion, healing, God, the universe. The reason we start our affirmation with I clear and transmute it, is because through these words we delete stored emotions, just as you delete cookies in your internet browser. It would make the browser run smoother. We bring the light to evaporate these stored negative emotions that are blocking us from becoming the best versions of ourselves. We all know how to be the best versions of ourselves.

Following this step: ask the following question:

What would it take for me to feel utterly completely self confident?

(based on our example)

I would need to obtain some form of success that I am fine and have had success even though I am different. If we go deeper, while we are saying what we need so we can feel enough/supported etc (based on each individual problem), you might realise that the answer is already popping out. As in this example, I felt that I should not feel embarrassed and that I should not be ashamed that I am skinny. Or that I do receive feedback on daily basis that I am beautiful. I have positive feedback from colleagues and managers at work that I am doing a great job even though I do not look as society tells us I should like as a woman. Just because I do not have the same appearance does not mean that I am less or more than other people’s capabilities. In our example, we continue after digesting these insights that pop into our minds, with another question.

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On a scale of 1-10 how do you rate now the initial problem with self confidence?

It is a lot of the times, less than what you rated at the beginning of the exercise. If it only dropped let’s say from 9 to 6, you can continue again with the exercise until you feel it is 0. You can do this on a daily basis. This allows our chakras to strengthen as we are clearing the stored useless emotions that block us and prevent us from being the best we can be. It is self work and sometimes we are lazy to work with ourselves, but this is a tool that can help solve a problem. And you get to focus your attention on your intuition a lot, which improves your overall well being, as you train it and it will be manifested more easily after that in your activities.

Due to society’s programming, most people are not tuned into their spiritual self, and so they’re not aware of their true purpose. Many people end up living a life incongruent to their true selves. When a person lives a life unaware of their true spiritual nature, their consciousness is stuck in low vibrational frequencies. And this not only blocks progress, but it creates unnecessary stress and unhappiness.

step by step guide to solve a problem using your intuition

This simple tool is a first small step in a series of facilitating exercises that Christie Marie Sheldon implemented in her programs and I believe it is so easy that we can incorporate it in our day to day life and start seeing results fast and solve our problems using our intuition which is our internal best reassurance guide to take the best decisions.

Have you tried this exercise?

 

What problem did you solve? 

This is what I should be doing with my life according to Youtube

and this is mostly a type of blog post to showcase my formidable skills and please send this to headhunters 😛

Not sure how many know, because I do not really boost myself with what I had studied, but I am a psychologist and have done lots of personality and psychology tests so far, both professional and more informal ones. The majority of these tests/surveys revealed to me classic introvert jobs I should follow such as writer, editor, administrator, counsellor, psychologist, therapist, which I do relate to. But with these personality tests I took with the help of our mighty Youtube, I discovered more options, although I do feel I should have known this earlier in my lifetime, as I have no time to start now anew. And yes, of course, I totally lack this patience. I want it all now. It’s time I had it all already!  I am just kidding. Not.

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This test says I could love a work that labels me as Advertising Executive (yes, I could do some ads and work on brainstorming ideas and be paid for that), Public Relations Specialist (in other words, someone that uses euphemism to pinpoint something bad that happened – not all the time – but most of the times; still feel I could be very much an expert at this as I can find the positive side to pretty much EVERYTHING), Corporate Coach (OMG – this definitely suits me now, I work in a fraud department call centre and I could coach new people to do my job, I also love implementing motivational stuff and teaching tools to help people learn), Personal Trainer (this would had been a surprise had I not taken this personality hidden talent I have, which turned out to be …. sports! because I am driven and have strong determination, again lots of positive thinking involved here!!), Teacher (well, hello, hello, no surprise to me I had this, I do find joy and fulfilment in teaching), Motivational Speaker (wow, well, what is this blog all about?), Headhunter (this is probably because of my analytical skills and love to chase precious people through all mediums possible and social media, a bit of a stalker) and Fashion Designer – well this is for sure something I would totally dive into – I do have specific taste and whenever I see fashion items as an example in TKmaxx that I like, they all of the time turn out to be of a very unique taste and high quality and belonging to a brand (that I later on google and discover it is a designer item) – this simply highlights my distinguishing exquisite taste in fashion. I am really telling you how great I am now!

According to this funny one I should give my skills to the Public Sector as a teacher (double points here now!), cop (well well, did you know I studied Criminology? – you know now! – this is not a joke), fireman (saving lives!), doctor, flight attendant, animal care workers, Life coach (again double points now!) and HR officer (other double points for the previous test said I could work and enjoy a headhunter job).

This seems to be going well.

Next – this test revealed the following result: “It seems that strategies are important to you. You pride yourself in getting the job done efficiently. You love stability. It seems you love to challenge your mind, so you can learn whatever you want. Your contributions will improve people’s daily life.” Well, isn’t this what I actually wish to achieve with this blog? Read my “Hello” page for that!

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This one seems to be the same as the above but it generated a different path, probably because I also chose different options from the options the test had compared to the previous one. It says that I have a great set of skills that will make me money someday (well, that sounds, plausible:P) and I just need to decide which industry I want to apply them to. Guess what it says next? “Maybe you’ll be a chef in the best restaurants or an Olympic athlete, when you will figure it out, you’re sure to be a huge success.” Yes! Again, it’s strongly connected to my mindset – determination, self-belief and strong heart. Maybe that’s what you should take from me as a teaching from this post, apart from taking those tests to help you out or at least to have some fun:)

Found this very peculiar one, which even though is more like a fun to do take, rather than very practical, I do find insights in it. I got the Wizard – commanding all supernatural forces to do all that I want. In a way, wouldn’t I love having a job in which I can do whatever I want and be the greatest? Don’t we all have that as a dream job perspective?

No matter what you discover through personality and career quizzes, have you read this here about the fact there is always something you can do based on your current skills? These youtube fun tests might help reveal it a bit better, in a different way.

What does Youtube tell you to become or to do with your life?

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How to Dare

The followings are excerpts from the book “Creative Confidence – unleashing the creative potential within us all” and are taken from the chapter named DARE – from fear to courage, which in my opinion, pinpoints not just the creative process, but the decision making in life overall. I found it very useful, meaningful so, hopefully, if you had not had the chance to read the book, these glimpses into its fragments will convince you to pick it up from a book shop.

“Alberta Bandura has had a profound impact on the world of social learning and has been called the greatest living psychologist. He invented the methodology of what he calls guided mastery. The process of guided mastery draws on the power of first hand experience to remove false beliefs. It incorporates psychology tools like vicarious learning, social persuasion and graduated tasks. Along the way, it helps people confront a major fear and dispel it one small, manageable step at a time.”

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The dramatic experience of overcoming a phobia that had plagued them for decades – a phobia they had expected to live with for the rest of their lives – had altered their belief system about their own ability to change. It had altered their belief in what they could accomplish. Ultimately, it transformed their lives.”

“When people have this belief, they undertake tougher challenges, persevere longer, and are more resilient in the face of obstacles and failure. Bandura calls this belief self-efficacy. Doubts in one’s creative ability can be cured by guiding people through a series of small successes. The state of mind Bandura calls self-efficacy is closely related to what we think of as creative confidence. People who have creative confidence make better choices, set off more easily in new directions and are better able to find solutions to seemingly intractable problems. They see new possibilities and collaborate with others to improve the situations around them. And they approach challenges with newfound courage.”

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“In our experience {the authors}, one of the scariest snakes in the room is the fear of failure, which manifests itself in such ways as fear of being judged, fear of getting started, fear of the unknown. And while much has been said about the fear of failure, it still is the single biggest obstacle people face to creative success.”

“Creative geniuses are quite prolific when it comes to failure – they just don’t let that stop them. Research has found that creative people simply do more experiments. If you want more success, you have to be prepared to shrug off more failure. The real measure of success is the number of experiments that can be crowded into 24 hours. The faster you find weaknesses during an innovation cycle, the faster you can improve what needs fixing.

“Albert Bandura used the process of guided mastery – a series of small successes – to help people gain courage and overcome deep seated phobias. What would have been nearly impossible to accomplish in one giant leap became manageable in small steps, with the guidance of someone knowledgeable in the field. In a similar way, we use a step by step progression to help people discover and experience the tools and methodologies of design thinking, gradually increasing the level of challenge to help individuals transcend the fear of failure that blocks their best ideas. These small successes are intrinsically rewarding and help people to go on to the next level. Building confidence through experience encourages more creative action in the future, which further bolsters confidence. The lessons learned from failures may make us smarter – even stronger. But that doesn’t make failure any more fun. So most of us naturally try to avoid failure at all costs. Failure is hard, even painful. Fear of failure holds us back from learning all sorts of new skills, from taking on risks, and from tackling new challenges. But you come to accept that it’s part of learning, and in doing so, you are able to remain confident that you are moving forward despite the setbacks.”

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About “urgent optimism – the desire to act immediately to tackle an obstacle motivated by the belief that you have a reasonable hope of success. Gamers always believe that an epic win is possiblethat it is worth trying, and trying new, over and over again. In the euphoria of an epic win, gamers are shocked to discover the extent of their capabilities. As you move from level to level, success can flip your mindset to a state of creative confidence.We just need to hold out a reasonable hope of success as well as the possibility of a truly epic win. Like a muscle, your creative abilities will grow and strengthen with practice.”

“Diego Rodriguez in his blog Metacool says that innovation thinkers often use informed intuition to identify a great insight, a key need, or a core feature. In other words, relentless practice creates a database of experience that you can draw upon to make more enlightened choices. When it comes to bringing new stuff into the world, Diego argues that the number of product cycles you’ve gone through (what he calls mileage) trumps the number of years of experience. Once you have gone through enough rapid innovation cycles, you will gain familiarity with process and confidence in your ability to assess new ideas. And the confidence results in reduced anxiety in the face of ambiguity when you are bringing new ideas into the world.”

“Whether you consider yourself a born innovator or are new to creative confidence, you can get better faster at coming up with new ideas if you give yourself and those around you the leeway to make mistakes from time to time. – constructive failure. We all need the latitude to try out new ideas. Look for ways to grant yourself creative license, or give yourself the equivalent of a get-out-of-a-jail-free card. Label your next new idea an experiment and let everyone know that you are just testing it out. Lower others’s expectations, so that failure can lead to learning without career damage. Author and educator Tina Seelig asks her students to write a failure resume that highlights their biggest defeats and screw-ups. In the process of compiling their failure resume, however, they come to own their setbacks, both emotionally and intellectually.”

“When a child loses confidence in his or her creativity, the impact can be profound. People start to separate the world into those who are creative and those who are not. They come to see these categories as fixed, forgetting that they too once loved to draw and tell imaginative stories. Too often they opt out of being creative. The tendency to label ourselves as non creatives comes from more than just our fear of being judged. When our self-worth isn’t on the line, we are far more willing to be courageous and risk sharing our raw talents and gifts.”

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“When people are insecure, they’re not at their best. As people become more confident, they eventually adopt a bring-your-whole-self-to-work attitude and allow themselves to be vulnerable in a creative context. This vulnerability and ability to trust the people around you can help to overcome so many of the barriers to creative thinking and constructive behaviour.”

Resilient people, in addition to being resourceful problem solvers, are more likely to seek help, have strong social support and be better connected with colleagues, family and friends. Resilience if often thought of a solo effort – the lone hero who falls and rises up again to do battle. In reality, however, reaching out to others is usually a strategy for success. It doesn’t have to be an admission of weakness. We need others to help us bounce back from adversity and hardship. Dan Roam in his book How to Draw Anything insists that everything you ever need to draw on a whiteboard – or a napkin – can be deconstructed into 5 basic shapes: a line, a square, a circle, a triangle, and an irregular shape he calls a blob. Next, he explains drawing fundamentals – such as size, position, and direction – that can comically simple yet still go underused. On the topic of size, for example, if you make one object bigger than another, your audience will understand that this object is either closer or larger. And so it goes.”

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“If you can draw the 5 shapes above, then visual thinker Dan Roam says you are on your way to being able to draw anything – including people. With a focus on drawing for communication – not art – Dan can arm up your sketching skills in a matter of minutes. For example, Dan has 3 ways of drawing people (as he demonstrates us below) depending on what you want to get across: 1. Stick figures are very simple and convey mood or emotion – especially if you want to make the head one third of total size of person, so you have more room for showing expression. 2. Block figures add a rectangular torso and are good for showing motion or different body postures; 3. Blob figures (also known as star people) don’t show emotion or action well, but provide a quick way to draw groups and relationships.”

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“Dan doesn’t exactly teaches you to draw. He just teaches you how to make better use of the simple drawing skills you already have. With people who draw well, perfectionism can be every bit as crippling as a lack of confidence in non drawers. Non artists need reassurance – and maybe a drawing lesson or 2 – so that they can express themselves in rough sketches when a picture is more powerful than words. And the artists need encouragement to set their perfectionism aside to draw a few simple lines that communicate the essence of their idea. Both need the kind of supportive culture that ignores the quality of their sketches and focuses on the quality of their ideas. Wherever you fall on the artists skill curve, half the battle is to resist judging yourself.

“Courage is the accumulation of small steps. What matters most in the end, though, is this: your belief in your capacity to create positive change and the courage to take action. Creativity, far from requiring rare gifts and skills, depends on what you believe you can do with the talents and skills you already have. And you can develop and build on those skills, talents and beliefs. As Hungarian essayist Gyorgy Konrad once said,

Courage is Only the Accumulation of Small Steps.” 

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White & Blue

I was writing about our colour preference and its subconscious meaning in this post last year and I remember very well that at that specific point in time, my 3 choice colours were green, turquoise and blue, I even confessed it in the blog post, and now, taking the test again, I selected green, turquoise and red or violet. This means my objectives and goals have shifted directions. They are different than September last year. But I did not reach this important fact by taking the test again. Actually, I just took the test now, while writing this blog post, as I wanted to include that article here, as a reference.

And if you want to learn how to name all colours correctly, try bookmarking this page here and discover your favourite colour name. 

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I reached this conclusion a couple of days ago, when I realised most of my clothing wish list *temporarily being held on my tkmaxx folder on my laptop – are ranging from the colour palette turquoise, white, hints of deep reds or magenta, some pink and obviously my top preferred greens.

Would you like to have a sneak peak?

Here … they are! 

However, most of my fashion likes from tkmaxx website incorporate blue and white.

If you love the items and colour choices, you might benefit from reading further! I would love it, if you would do!

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I found this website quite recently, and having a scroll through my favourite colour at the time of the browsing, I realised the insights and knowledge and info contained in it, is worth being bookmarked – again initially, after discovering it, green was my first choice. And today, I decided to read why am I attracted to blue and white garments. It turns out, corroborated with the colour personality test you can also take here and of course, on this website I said about bookmarking, the deepest need for a turquoise colour personality is to create emotional balance in their life, to be able to express their hopes and dreams no matter how idealistic they may be and to make their own way in the world under their own terms. Yes, I find myself in this depiction. The deepest need for a white colour personality is to create simplicity in their life and to be independent and self reliant, so that I would not need to depend on anyone else. There’s a special note about white and I quote: “Rarely is this colour a favourite colour from childhood – white tends to become a favourite at a time when you are going through a transitional period in your life, preparing for new beginnings or seeking a new direction in one or more areas of your life.

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Well, remember my last update on my About, now Hello page? – I was confessing I am actually deciding whether I still want to go ahead with this blog and if so, how. Colours do work. Reading more about turquoise, I find that it means open communication and clarity of thought. Which in a way, is what happened with me when confessing my perfectionism struggle through my Hello page, as at the bottom of this desire to make it better or the deep subtitle of me, even sharing that, lies a hidden thought that I have not achieved the stability I desire through doing what I want to do in life and earning money from what I love doing. Then, I will follow with this phrase: “In colour psychology, turquoise controls and heals the emotions creating emotional balance and stability. … Turquoise encourages inner healing through its ability to enhance empathy and caring. It heightens our intuitive ability and opens the door to spiritual growth. It is the colour of the evolved soul. Turquoise has strong powers of observation and perception and can be quite discriminating. It has the ability to identify the way forward, the way to success, balancing the pros and cons, the right and wrong, of any situation. It is a good colour to use when you are stuck in a rut and don’t know which way to move.

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White – it’s the colour at its most complete and pure, the colour of perfection. Obviously, it reiterates what I have been feeling like lately: “In colour psychology white is the colour of new beginnings, of wiping the slate clean, so to speak. It is the blank canvas waiting to be written upon. While white isn’t stimulating to the senses, it opens the way for the creation of anything the mind can conceive. White is a colour of protection and encouragement, offering a sense of peace and calm, comfort and hope, helping alleviate emotional upsets. It creates a sense of order and efficiency, a great help if you need to de-clutter your life. White may indicate the completion of a cycle in your life – you may find you have a desire for white clothing or white in your surroundings at a time when you are moving in a new direction in your life.” I am only sharing a bite size of the insightful powerful information discovered along my way to understand my recent change of perception in choices made whether buying clothes or other items, such my Avene Hydrance Serum (whose bottle is transparent and the white, creamy moisturiser or hydrating serum can be seen – white again) or a book, whose cover is white, or light green or hints of magenta – my recent book haul, (I have uploaded a picture on my instagram, also, below, now that I am writing this, realise, the colours are impacting my life in a big way!).

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This stuff really works, imagine this – your subconscious goes through updates, and maybe upgrades, and it reflects outwards through our colour choices, which you could say, it’s just what I like, and actually, it reflects your true colours – so, what if, when you want to change something or you would like to upgrade your skills or improve your status quo, you would start incorporating more the specific colour that can help you attain that “goal”. You can listen to each colour subconscious meaning here, by the way.

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Those deep hints of red or magenta (and by the way, did you also notice, I uploaded an extra photo with magenta leaves & trees in my Hello page, between the lines explaining what I am doing with this blog?) also say something about me. Magenta is actually the colour of universal harmony and emotional balance. “With magenta as your favourite colour you seek harmony and balance in every aspect of your life; physically, emotionally and spiritually – magenta helps to release old patterns of thinking and behaving that no longer serve you, helping you to grow and move forward to greater balance. With a vivid imagination and creative ability, you are a non-conformist who sees life from a different point of view. This will show up in artistic pursuits … With magenta you also love to surround yourself with beauty as it inspires your creativity.” And now the cherry on the cake when speaking about the deepest need of a personality colour magenta – Your deepest need is to have a perfect balance in your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual attributes to become totally aligned and at one with yourself.” Then, reading about the red, as we all know it is the colour of energy, passion and action, I do feel I am dynamic and actively trying to figure out how to do my own thing, and the deepest need for choosing red is physical achievement, fulfilment and satisfaction and to experience life through the five senses. I do find myself, as I was mentioning money a bit earlier, that I do want to experience all the senses and what they can offer. And that’s through financial satisfaction too, because money can buy you things which can fulfil you and your next needs for life upgrades, such as moving in a new house, having new furniture, new clothes, a new lifestyle. A new you, physical and spiritual. Just, what I am striving to attain and what the colour choice white has pinpointed out to me.

I don’t know about you, but I am yet again, astonished by the profound understanding I am getting from knowing my colours, literally and figuratively speaking. 

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Photo Credit – Sam Harris – @hammy.sarris

WHAT ARE YOUR COLOURS? 

How I maintain a healthy eating lifestyle

Getting sick way too often is the main reason is making me stick to my healthy eating lifestyle and new habits that I have developed in the last few months. Having my immune system down all the time, my work influenced by not being able to attend to because I was ill, getting behind with tasks and having a low mood altogether was caused by the food I ate and how I related to my health. Even though I thought I was eating correctly and I was being healthy in my approach to food, it turned out, as my years have passed by and with it, a collection of flues and colds, getting more and more sophisticated in their approach to put me down in bed, that I was doing mistakes.

Huge Mistakes I learned from 

  • Eating sweets and sugary things (vegan or natural or organic also are included here) after main meals. This is a BIG NO NO to everyone that wants to make sure they are free from diseases. Eating sweets and sugar after a main meal, will create fermentation in your stomach, thus leading to fungus and the impossibility for the food to be digested and for the body to get the nutrients from the food intake. The main reason sugar must not be combined with anything at all, is first of all because of its effect as being toxic to the human body and on top of that, is not able to be digested if eaten with any other foods. I wrote more about the food combinations for proper optimal health here.
  • Eating too much sugar! Did you know the maximum intake per day should be 25 grams of sugar? Did you know that if you read the label of any vegan, organic, natural or even refined sweet, the smallest amount of sugar comes to 10 grams and that’s for a very small piece of sweet? A pack of 4 biscuits would normally have 48 grams of sugar. 48 grams in a small pack of biscuits! That’s nearly double the maximum daily recommended dose and that’s only at one meal! If you think about it, we are raised to believe we need desert after every meal. That’s a lot of toxicity to the body, which means that instead of having your body working to give you the nutrients from the food you ate, you force your body to chase the sugar to get it out of the system, failing to get the nutrients, as the body will use those nutrients to clean up the mess with the sugar. No nutrients left to give to you for your mood, health and skin! Getting sick all the time is one main reason you need to stop eating sugar. I learned it the hard way. 
  • Eating too much carbs in comparison to vegetables, greens and protein. Eating too much carbs and avoiding all the other food categories there is, means the same thing to the body as eating all day only sugar. The carbs are transformed into sugar in the human body, therefore you should avoid having meals hugely composed of potatoes, rice, cereals topped with protein and no vegetables. First of all, combining protein to carbs is something that will cause indigestion and in time, possibly candida, fungus, bacteria and diseases, and second of all, too much carbs. No vegetables taken to clean up the protein or to even clean the system in the body after that messy meal. I used to make these mistakes too, and I used to believe that that’s healthy and good eating, because that’s what our parents raised us with and they are healthy. But times have changed, our stress levels are higher, we spend less and less time in nature and more in the virtual world, not moving our bodies enough to even help it to remove all the toxins and erase the negative effects of the bad food combinations we make. That’s why it’s important to understand these food mistakes and avoid them at all costs. For your own health!
  • Not consuming vegetables or too little vegetables. This would show in your poo, and sorry for the TMI here, but you need to look that up on google and discover that it does say a lot about your health. Once you switch your diet to the right one, you will see improvements there too. Vegetables also help clean your liver, help with your skin, bring enough minerals and vitamins to maintain our health and are a MUST.

I am not saying you need to give up any foods, although I ditched some, but you need to find ways to eat them accordingly so they won’t influence you in a negative way.

Knowing all these facts, I am able to maintain a healthy eating lifestyle and keep my eating habits to mostly keto, vegan or vegetarian, depending on the days, sugar free, yeast free and gluten free as much as possible.

There is also a lot of information about eating according to your blood type. That has hugely impacted my lifestyle too, and definitely I can relate to how my body knows that I should not consume, as an example, milk or dairy in general. It seems the only exception is butter. When I read the information available at the time about the blood type food diet, I realised that indeed, my blood type does not allow dairy to be something suitable for my health or well-being. But it took me years to even realise that. And more years to actually ditch it. 

I also try to maintain a healthy eating lifestyle by incorporating in my diet lots of different vegetables. Lots of legumes and as much as possible vegetable or non-meat protein. I feel much lighter and focused, with a clear mind when eating this way. This works for me, it may not work for you, as you may have a different blood type and thus a different need to fulfil within your body and with your eating habits and I strongly encourage you to look up the information and read more about it.

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Use your kitchen when you eat, not your bed!

Eating, in my opinion, is not just a physical thing we need to do to have our bodies work properly and to carry our heads for as long as possible. It’s also a well being activity. Eating is part of the first line of Maslow’s pyramid needs that has to be fulfilled to carry us to the top, to become the best version of ourselves and to be able to reach the top need of Maslow’s pyramid needs. Therefore, I believe that if you eat as you should, combining the foods properly, eating what your body wants you to feed it with, your body will give you the energy you want to fulfil all your other needs. Step by step, until the top. So, as a well being activity, I maintain a healthy eating lifestyle by eating slow, being mindful of what I eat, how I eat, making sure I do sense the food, and I am not just eating it because I need to eat and fuel my body. Being mindful about the food, the taste, the texture, being present when I eat and only eating and not checking my phone, or watching a movie or browsing YouTube. Just eating and that’s all. I eat as if I am exercising. No other distractions. You experience a different mode and my well being definitely has developed into a more conscious choice to experience wellness. Wellness is not just in therapy or spa resorts. Wellness can be achieved with any small activity or task you do. Eating is such a trivial thing, but if you become mindful about it, your whole life will change. And that happens because our bodies and brains can only focus on one thing, putting all its energy there and getting the best out of the food we eat. At least, this is my opinion and it works for me.

I hope you get some inspiration out of all of this and start living your healthy eating habits in 2018!

Do you have any tips on how you maintain your healthy eating lifestyle? 

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5 New things I am trying to do every day

You probably heard that thing about making sure to change your path to the way home from work every now and then as it helps the brain to maintain a healthy activity and it stimulates it to remain vigilant and alive. The brain grows and enhances its capabilities when we feed him with new things every day. This year I decided to try to do 5 small things or changes every day to make sure my brain stays fit.

5 new things I do every day

Spend at least 10 minutes per day with one course (at a time) from FutureLearn.

I love the platform much more than Coursera as I feel the courses are more attractive, the website is so much accessible and easy to browse on. It does not have lots of information all over the place as Coursera does and it feels more fun to be on. I have subscribed to multiple courses on Coursera over the years and have failed successfully at completing them. Not all of them, but definitely a huge part of it. I decided to impose myself a schedule in which I put only 10 minutes a day and follow through one course at a time to make sure I learn something new every day and month.

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Make sure to have a diversity of plants, fruits, vegetables and foods every day.

Just as the brain loves new information and is happy to be taken out of the box with new stimuli, our bodies have a special pleasure in receiving new nutritional food on a daily basis. The body is stimulated by lots of vitamins, nutrients, minerals and when you offer that from a variety of food sources, the body has plenty of resources to function properly. It also has the possibility to heal you much better and I want to make sure my body has a bank of vitamins at its or my disposal whenever an emergency occurs. Hopefully, no more flues or colds for me this year. I had enough of that in the last years and I have learned what my body wanted to let me see: more vitamins, more variety in food. I think you already know how I am changing my eating habits this 2018, if not, please have a read here.

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Do (& CREATE) more of what I enjoy doing (writing) at my current workplace. 

Having to work in a call centre is quite hard to actually get a different status than call centre representative as I am not interested in becoming a team leader or manager. But as with most call centres, the one I plant my brain and focus on a daily basis, has an intranet where I can actually write about stuff I am interested in. I can blog there too and CREATE SOMETHING. Something made of me, of my thoughts, of my knowledge, of my expertise. I can also put into practice more my core character strength of appreciation of beauty and excellence, as when I share insights and posts, I like to do it to the best of my capabilities. This is a small thing to do as I would not change my job or my daily activities, rather it is something on top of it, however it is something I find pleasure in and that pleasure releases tension, stress and anxiety and that’s the best thing I can do for my wellness and to improve my productivity at work. I am sure that if you dig deep you will be able to find something that brings you in the state of flow at your current workplace without being forced to actually abandon your job because you feel it does not satisfy your needs or character traits.

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Meditate 

Now, meditation is a highly popular topic now and it is so for a reason. Meditation improves your general well being, your gratefulness, your wellness and your productivity. Scientifically proved and researched. Meditation can take lots of forms. I do not need to tell you what or how to meditate, I simply want to pinpoint the fact that this is on my daily task list and my wish list and the reason I need to incorporate more of this in my lifestyle is determined by my lack of presence and concentration at work. I am starting to become less and less interested in being competent and that happens simply because I am tired and exhausted and bored with the job. You might say, find a different job, the one that motivates you, that inspires you and that makes you get up in the morning and smile to everyone on the streets. But I am the type of human that needs security. At the moment, this is the job that brings me stability. I am torn apart if I do not have that and to maintain it, there are some sacrifices. I still have plenty of time to do what I love to do and obviously I am trying to build something to one day be able to live of my creativity and blog, hopefully. To fulfil this need to become more present at work, I intend on practising meditation and on incorporating some writing and sharing of tips and tricks totally unrelated to the work subject at my job, so that I immerse myself in some form of positive vibes and start attracting more the opportunities I dream of. Meditation will help me anyway, independent of me sticking with my current job or leaving for a better, more satisfying one. Meditation is more of a skill that I feel more and more in the future will be demanded (maybe not in the workplace) but the employer will ask of a human (which I do not believe will ever be mentioned in the job description, rather be a bullet point that the interviewer will tick for you) but to display its ability to meditate (which can actually be tested through personality tests, interviews and surveys), because the future, in my opinion, will require more mindful people, that are calmer, saner and more emotionally intelligent. Employers want rational healthy and mindful employees. No one wants to work with chaotic creatures, especially if their lives are torn apart.

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Minimise costs, clutter and stop buying more things

Efficiency of resources has never been one of my strengths. Luckily over the time, with trial and error and with loss, I understood the lesson of efficiency. A bit late, but hey, you know what they say, it’s never too late. I am a minimalist at heart, however, I get easily distracted with beautiful things, partly due to a strength I have, my core character strength of appreciation of beauty and excellence that I discussed about here, and another cause it’s the lack of flow in work. Not getting the personal satisfaction from the work I put all my efforts into, and that is most of the time, quite energy draining (first because, I cannot really say I like what I do for a living, and secondly, because when you don’t like something, you need to put double focus to actually do the job properly, which in turn creates exhaustion even more), not enjoying it is making me try to compensate that through different mind techniques – such as defence mechanisms, such as over indulgence in material things or beautiful things that I believe I need. It’s actually a form of sugar addiction too, because you feel the need to try to create yourself in a different way, if it did not work on a professional level, and that is true one’s image. That way, confidence is boosted too and a bit of satisfaction tries to prevail to the surface. Quite confusing? No, it is the logic of the human needs and not having them satisfied. I am hungry for creativity, for expressing myself, for working creatively and in a smart manner, for having an easy life as I see lots of my peers experience. Minimising purchases and making sure to only invest in the pieces that I truly need to display my interior (as mentioned here) will literally save me time, time to use for something else, for meditation, for Future Learn, for reading, for exercising, for being creative in the kitchen. For so much free time to do more of what I love to do.

Do you plan to do anything at all new on a daily basis?  

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