Turn the Tables on Fear

How many times have you talked yourself out of doing something because you were afraid? Have you stopped from applying for a job after looking at the job description saying to yourself “I can’t do this” or decline a date just because of fear?

What is the one thing, apart from the obvious, that sets you apart from a toddler? FEAR. They are pretty much fearless aren’t they? They learn as they are growing up that fire is dangerous, fall off high things will hurt, they shouldn’t make too much noise, and most often than not, they will not get presents at Christmas if they misbehave. We somehow get reprogrammed throughout our lives with negative such as fear which then dents our confidence, self image and worth. Image result for fear

Most of us go about life with tags attached to ourselves which influence every aspect of our personality and actions. Imagine a virus embedded within our software than runs “programme Angela” or “programme Jessy”. Signals are sent out as to reprogrammed actions and reactions. Everything you do, say or feel may be influenced by that one little forgotten code.

Imagine for a moment that software is our brain and the virus is fear.  Now see how it can trigger and influence your feelings, actions and reactions throughout your life.

In a weird way, fear can manifest like a real person for some people. Someone who is constantly judging, watching and influencing you. It can make you feel unsafe, unworthy, incapable and simply afraid.

What works for me? God only knows how hard it is to put yourself out there and I do that constantly. Am I that confident? No at all. I give people the impression I am but I am shy and get very nervous when I have to face an audience. I am slowly letting go of fear and re-programme myself.

What you can do to help yourself:

  • Talk yourself out of fear – when you are about to say no to something that you know could be fun, good for you or change your life – have a conversation aloud with yourself. Ask yourself “why shouldn’t I do this? Or “Why is this a bad thing? And go through the pros and cons with FEAR. If you feel strange about speaking to yourself above, then write it down. This will be a good way for you to focus on why you SHOULD do it rather than the vague “don’t do it” that hovers in the corners of your mind.
  • Say to yourself “so what” when those negative thoughts pop in Create time for yourself – quiet room, soft music, incense and a comfy position. Close your eyes and go back to good memories from your youth or childhood. Think about how you felt – carefree, fearless, able, willing and happy. Think about achievements, how it felt. Go deep into the memory and really feel the moment. Hold that feeling and think about the one thing in your life right now that is bothering you. Now see the memory washing over your dilemma. Sense how it changes everything. Keep doing this daily and I sincerely believe you will see things from a different perspective
  • Our society and conditioning has created an over thinking culture. We analyse things to death and often to our own detriment. Stop yourself from over analysing and just do things without thinking. Obviously you would need to be very careful about certain things.
  • Sometimes its the small things that really affect us the most. It is not that being able to afford the dream house that is making you unhappy. It could be your image or loneliness. Perhaps you have always worn long skirts and hate your grey hair but too afraid to change! You could well be saying “people will laugh at me if I dyed my hair! In the long run, people’s judgement isn’t important if it makes you happy isn’t it?  We all struggle with wanting to meet new people but for various reasons, we find ourselves alone but don’t feel we have anything to offer to others, so step back.  We all have something to offer and we won’t know who is out there unless we try. Such a shame to not try because we are scared. So free yourself and just do it!

Why is it important? 
You know how people say, let go of the old to let in the new? Well this is exactly why. If you want to manifest a happier, comfortable life then you need to let go of fear. The more you let go of negative thoughts and feelings, the higher your vibration. It unblocks your flow and allows you to manifest and bring us closer to our soul purpose. Fear is crippling and fear can stop you from living the life you are meant to be living.

I hope this helps you look at something you are dealing with differently. I struggle with doing videos and I remember saying every time I did one last year “I hate how I sound” but I kept doing it and of course it was scary as I wondered if anyone would listen to it or who was laughing at me!  But these days the words flow I am focusing on what I am saying and the feedback from people who listened to it inspires me to go on. I cannot help feeling proud of myself.

Remember dear friends, for every one person who will judge you — there will be three others who will think you are amazing!  Here is the one I did on Friday –  Listening to Your Intuition

The Spring Equinox started tomorrow so expect some good news, action and clarity. Clear the energy in the house with a little smudging and sprinkle some Himalyan salt around the four corners of the house. 

Love & Light, 

Angela Mitchell 

March’s Full Moon brings a fresh start for an old problem

The Worm Moon will be fully realised tomorrow afternoon at 2.53pm. This Native American name is such as this is the time when the ground starts getting warmer, and the earthworms encourage the robins and other little birds to appear again, after winter.

Spring equinox being a week away, and Mother Nature in most parts of the world is rebuilding and working furiously to bring it back to life. Mankind should take inspiration from nature. Has nature ever stopped because it had a harsh winter? Has a squirrel given up because its tired of climbing up trees and running around? Animal kingdom are curious, innovative and have great focus. They don’t give up because survival is key. We humans have lost our ability to hunt and survive. We merely exist these days as there is no need to fight, strategise or hunt for our meals. We are instead driven by convenience and choice.Unfortunately this does mean we tend to give up easily, feel entitled and often stubborn.

So if you have been having a “curl up and die” kind of feeling lately, sit and reflect on how you can work through this situation. There is ALWAYS a solution. Allow your inner voice – your guidance flow. Don’t let your ego try to talk you out of things. 

Some of us can fall into thinking that you need to grapple with problems alone or feel ashamed that you are in a particular situation. Please don’t feel that you need to do it alone. You never know who can help. I remember someone posting in a Facebook group about her situation having had to start over again in a council provided flat. She had absolutely nothing with her as she had to leave the home she shared with her ex in an emergency. It took courage for her to swallow her pride and post in a forum with thousands of people. She wrote her post with so much humility and she was embarrassed. She didn’t expect the huge wave of verbal support, encouragement and material help. 

You see people will JUDGE and have an OPINION on practically any aspect of your life but why focus on that? Why fear the inevitable? Put your hope and intentions on the solution not the fear. The key is in love and positive thought not fear. 

So let tomorrow’s full moon illuminate your current situation with clarity. You will find that there will be a need to rebuild. Sometimes the best way around a problem is to tear it down and start again. I have learned during painting that if it starts dragging on the canvas and something is harder than it ought to be, its time to put the paint brush down. I take a step back and look at the overall picture. I remember painting a man who was native american and no matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t get his left cheek right. The colour wouldn’t sit properly, and it seemed like I didn’t know how even though the left cheek was perfect.

I let it sit there on the easel, made a cup of tea and thought about why this particular painting was so challenging. Well then I heard a voice, and a feeling. I realised this was Yellow Bear, my spirit guide who I have never seen before. He said there is no
 recorded image of him but he wanted to show himself to me. I was truly grateful for this moment and with his permission, painted over the image. I think if I kImage may contain: 1 personept trying to repair his cheek and ignored the message he was sending, I would have  ended up slashing the canvas with a knife and thrown it away! 

So step away from your problems and look at it differently. Don’t be afraid to reach out to people for help and don’t fear stop you from starting over. Sometimes the magic happens when we tear everything including our defences away.

 


I am doing a free Angel guidance reading on my Facebook page.Why don’t you go over to my page, follow the instructions and pick a card. I will be writing a full channelled report on each card’s meaning and what I feel the Angels want us to know about our week ahead. PICK YOUR CARD. Please do tag your friends or family who may want some guidance too. Its becoming increasingly difficult to be visible as a page on Facebook due to all the algorithms imposed by Facebook to encourage us to spend a lot more on adverts (which very rarely bring in results) so really helpful to have posts and pages shared.


I will be teaching my Full Moon Manifesting workshop tomorrow. How appropriate as we will be starting about the same time as the full moon! Please do read and share my Moon Ritual FREE Guide.


I love feedback so please do drop me a message if you have any suggestions, ideas or topics you would love me to write on. I want this to be a useful and insightful message for you to receive. 

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With much love and wishing you a lovely week ahead, 

Angela Mitchell 

Happy Birthday to Pat

Happy Birthday to Pat

My father would have turned 85 today. It feels like as thought it was yesterday when I was in my summer house in Sweden, looking at that full moon casting shadows on the dark water, as I stood there with a G&T. There was a feeling I couldn’t shake within me. Wondering what and why. The moon’s vibrant glow on this quiet night, where the occasional splash of the fish jumping out of the water, causing ripples to form, was mesmerising. 

There was a premonition, a dull ache in my solar plexus and a headache which made me feel something was about to happen. In those days i was defensive of my life in Sweden and oblivious to what was happening back home. I knew my dad was ill but I was trying to build my life abroad and my then marriage was always full of worry so I was torn between duty and my life. The call came while I was say having breakfast in the patio, having managed to have had a cold shower outside in the open. I was still trying to keep warm and had my second cup of coffee in my hands when the phone rang. I didn’t know how to cry. It was an order to come home. This was it. He was extremely ill and in the hospital. 

With my heart in my mouth, I bought my tickets and packed like a zombie. I felt disconnected with myself. I cried throughout the long flight home. All I could think was “what if he dies before I got there? Exhausted, bleary-eyed from all the crying and weak legged, we dropped the bags at my family home and rushed to the hospital. I couldn’t believe it was my father. 

The man who insisted on having all his silk shirts ironed perfectly.shoes shined and hair creams always in place to help him look his best, lay there unshaven, crumpled hair around the pillow and sunken eyes. There was air of lost hopes and dreams about him. I knew his time had come. I felt his pain but also that his soul was already releasing. I sensed that he was going through his memories and taking what serves him best. 

For two days the family disagreed on everything. I knew he would not be coming home but others felt I was being harsh. There were decisions made before I arrived to redecorate the house to accommodate a hospice bed. On the third night, after having been asked to focus on the diy and not at the hospital, I couldn’t sleep as my heart was with my father. 

Right from 1am, I felt his soul. I knew time was running out for him but others felt they needed to be there. I always wish I had fought against this and gone to see him. I remember tossing and turning on the air bed and then I felt my whole body lift up and a huge ball of hysteria flew out and I wailed and wailed. This was a cry like no other, earthy, ancient and powerful. This was beyond crying. I felt an endless surge of sorrow fill me up. This went on for a while and no one knew how to console me. I saw my father, felt his soul and sensed his presence around me. I couldn’t go to him but he came to me.  He told me things about the family, things that have come true now. He made me feel his release.

By the time the phone rang to tell us that his heartbeat and blood pressure had gone extremely low, I was already changing out of my pajamas, pulling on my shoes and grabbing my bag. I rushed out of the house with uncombed hair and unwashed face. I ran to the main road near the house and waved a taxi. I didn’t stop to speak to anyone. Someone came in the taxi with me but I don’t remember. 

I reached his body just as he stopped breathing. His skin was soft and warm. His mouth rounded as he had taken his last breath. The pain in my chest expanded and I went into at trance like state which continued for the rest of the day. I was in a different space with him. 

It has been 12 years today since he passed. My life has changed so drastically. I am now married to my best friend and lover, live in a different country and I do something I truly love – Mediumship. Today my dad works hand in hand with me. I see him in Spirit, I sense him and I hear him when he feels he needs to get a message across. When I was debating about whether or not to go to the Spiritualist College, he literally shouted in my ears “AFC* and in one dream, I saw him at my dining table with lots of leaflets and flyers, one of which was for the college. Interestingly, having never seen a leaflet for the college, I was shocked when I found the exact same leaflet displayed on a table near the cafe.

I can still feel his skin through his shirt, the warmth of his skin and the smell of his hair cream as we hugged for the last night at the airport in 2004. I went over to see him right after I heard he was diagnosed with prostrate cancer. I felt his body tremble and I remember him saying very softly “this might be the last time” I do wish I had said more to him but he was a proud man and i was a scared girl. Facing the truth would mean I may never have gone back to Sweden, but it may also have meant he was really dying. 

Part of my communication with my father after I started working as a medium was forgiveness and understanding. I felt he was proud of what I have achieved and what i will be achieving in the future. Kind of a “I have your back” kind of feeling. I know he does. I see it in so many ways. He also made me understand why he was so angry, pensive and impatient most of the times. He talked about the dark times when he was plucked out of school at the tender age of 8 by the British Army and subsequently made to work for the Japanese army. He was incredibly spiritual and struggled with his Christian upbringing. 

Although I am lucky in some ways that I can still communicate with my father when he wants to, I am still at a disadvantage – I have a constant reminder of his missing physical presence. I can’t help wishing I had more time with him even if I know it doesn’t matter now, I desperately wish he was here with me sometimes, when I am low or missing the babies I lost. What I do miss is his wise words and support. 

I am grateful that my father helped me seek the truth and be true to myself. I am grateful that he is here when I need him in Spirit. 

Happy Birthday Pat! Last night he put a plate of his favourite food in front of my nose so I will be making it tonight and leave a glass of whiskey for him as well. Spirit can’t physically eat but they can absorb the essence of it and the memory. 

A Medium’s Life is Never “Normal”

A Medium’s Life is Never “Normal”

People often find my life and my work in particular, fascinating. It is probably because I really love what I do and I am passionate about it. I have experiences which I cannot even share sometimes for fear of being called “weird” or to avoid being questioned on its authenticity because it is not part of their belief system or reality. Being a medium is very much about being open to experiences that the Spirit world want to share with us. We get to astral travel, connect with spirit in every shape or form, hear, see or even taste, as our senses are heightened. 

Growing up as a child in Malaysia, I used to grapple with the dark and sleeping alone. I had times where I would wet the bed because I was absolutely terrified of my experiences. I mean wouldn’t you be if you saw a being move up around the ceiling? Feel a tightening sensation  spread across your entire body? Now, what if I told you that I had just got into bed so was awake and my eyes was CLOSED but I could see through my eyelids? I could see every detail of the room. This was because my third eye had already developed when I was ten I could see through it sometimes. 

After my rigorous training and spiritual development, which led to working professionally as a Medium, I am never afraid of Spirit. I don’t feel the same way about “visitors” as when i was a child. I know that tightening sensation now was energy and the being I saw was probably a guide or from a different dimension. If only I knew what I know now then! 

On Friday I unintentionally stayed up awake. I had a workshop to run in the morning so I was keen on an early night. However earlier in the day, my mother called to remind me to try to stay awake for Mahashivatri – a night in tribute to Shiva which takes place before a new moon. The theme for this annual spiritual celebration is to overcome darkness and ignorance. This is a very important event for those who believe in the mind, body and spirit connection. Shiva is seen as the master that teaches, improves and oversees this aspect of humanity. People fast, eat vegetarian food, meditate, chant and spend the time on self reflection. Most temples are awash with lights, colour and people sitting with their legs crossed and spines straight throughout the night. There are 12 Shivaratri per year but the main one, usually falls in February or March. This year it was on February 24th.  This special day is huge for those on the spiritual path as Shiva, helps to awaken new spiritual awareness and gifts. 

With all of this in mind, I decided that I couldn’t stay awake so I went to bed armed with some guided sleep meditation music. After tossing and turning, I decided to sit up in bed and listen to some Shiva chants from my Youtube channel. I am hesitating as I write this as I know it will sounds completely crazy!

I felt my soul leave my body and there was a short moment of grief which was overtaken by excitement. I then saw below me, the road outside my house. I continued to travel up and then I felt myself, so light and weightless, travel further up into the sky.  After a moment, darkness surrounded me and I thought that was it. I then realised I was in a cave. It was a big one with a lot of space around me. I could’t see the top but the wall around me had what I initially thought was graffiti but on closer inspection, turned out to be pre-historic drawings. 

I could sense water running close by but my attention was taken over by the fresh air and light that I suddenly felt. I saw the opening and then heard the shriek of the flying prehistoric animal that flew past me. I saw it in the distance and then the massive landscape below me. It was a beautiful sight and simply indescribable. I have had out of body (OOB) experiences before but never so vivid and to a different time in history.

Once I felt I was back on the bed again, I saw my father standing near me and next to him, a guide and someone else. Before I could take that all in, waves of green, white and sparkly yellow light spilled into the room. The door was closed, the curtains drawn and my eyes were shut. 

The lights formed long continuous and intersected lines moved and danced around me. I felt so honoured and happy to be a witness to this special scene in front of me.  In the corner of my eye I saw several other lights but these were different. They were like the lights of stars we see in the sky. Bright, determined and powerful. These I knew were lights of Spirit and Angels. They sparkled and stayed passive while the green/white light made patterns around me. They reminded me of the Aurora Borealis lights. 

There were a few more other things that happened that night but thankfully I managed to fall asleep at 5.30am and had less than three hours of sleep before my event. I didn’t feel tired at all while I was teaching and I came home really energised. 

On Saturday night, I was filled with so much energy, and I knew one of my guides wanted to work with me. So I asked my husband to go off to bed while I picked up my paint brushes and set to work until 4am.

Original Acrylic on Canvas painting by Angela Mitchell

I just knew I had to paint a robin but I never paint animals or landscape. My art is from inspiration so I was a little apprehensive. I couldn’t believe how easily the robin appeared on the canvas. A very curious, inquisitive, and friendly fella who looks like he has had a rough time. Somehow he found this little haven away from the rain to rest. 

While robins are often referred to as spirit signs, they are in Shamanism, a sign of growth and renewal. If you look back at the New Moon & Solar Eclipse guide from Friday, there is a theme about renewal there. Scruffy brings with him a message about letting go of the past to be able to move forward in the present. When we work to release the past, then you can refresh and go on your new journey. He also helps with self expression and working hard but also resting. We must listen to our bodies and the signs, to know when to push ourselves and when to take time off.

Scruffy wants us to know that our spirit family and friends are working hard to send us healing, in every possible way. From a chance meeting with someone who makes you smile, to unexpected abundance to closure on a disagreement. Believe that change is coming to your life and things will work out.

 

Scruffy is currently on sale at the Craft Coop in Marlow High Street.

Solar Eclipse & February’s New Moon – Energy Guide

Solar Eclipse & February’s New Moon – Energy Guide

Top 5 things to do to navigate through this intense energy 

These last couple of weeks have been intense for many people. We have been caught between the lunar eclipse which was near the last full moon on Feb 11 and the solar eclipse on February 26th. The eclipses magnify the energy but they also bring about stormy conditions. Much like Doris which is causing havoc in the UK right now. In every situation, we have a choice – to ride it or let it take over us. Most of us have been experiencing extra vivid dreams, some of which don’t make sense but it can also be signals from your subconscious mind giving you clues as to things you need to release or deal with in order to move forward. Remember whatever we try to hide underneath the carpet, has to be cleaned up at some point!  This can be anything from an emotion to maybe a disagreement to signing papers. These are the things that are holding you back and needs to be reviewed. It may feel challenging now but like the storm, once the sunshine shines through the dark clouds, you will feel much better.

Ideas and new themes will be abundant so keep paper and pen handy at all times. I remember saying this in a post recently and I reiterate – keep your eyes and ears open. 

The very structure of our DNA and physical layer is being upgraded,that we are being pushed to get rid of the baggage that has been like cords, attached and pulling us back into the past. This is why it is important to pay attention and record down dreams and thoughts that might drop into your mind.

Your brain and crown chakra’s energy will be boosted during this upgrade. This is also why people are waking up with headaches as you need to hydrate! Energy is being used up. Fuzzy head, flu like symptoms and general tiredness will be common until next week.

The eclipse season is here to highlight the baggage, magnify it to the point you MUST face it, and transform. Be grateful for this opportunity to “let go” and improve. You are also being asked to change your perception of people and situations. The reason for this will be clearer in the coming months. The more you try to suppress it, the bigger it becomes and then you will feel like drowning.

I don’t know about you but I have been having a lot of “AHA” moments. That moment of clarity of all the dots joined up together is priceless. Most of us have been grappling with huge challenges recently with nothing being clear causing confusion and stress. Trust that the universe has your back but trust yourself even more. 

I do feel that many of us will feel like one hand takes and the other gives. Something difficult will fall into your lap one moment and just as we give up hope, something nice happens. This year is about balance and the universe will try to strike a balance in every way possible. There is never going to be a perfect year, just like we are not perfect ourselves but there will be little things to outweigh the bad.

How do you take advantage of this energy?

  1. Keep paper and pen handy, especially at the bedside. Write down whatever message you hear when you open your eyes, Try to remember what you saw/heard/felt in your dreams. Date it and add the time you woke up. There may even be a message int the time you wake up – for example 05:55 is an Angel number indicating major life changes and that you are making the right choices. 
  2. Hydrate – drink the recommended amount of water each day as your body needs it right now
  3. Pay attention to the people coming to your life right now. Are they from the past – that you need to heal the relationship to move on? Are people being sent to you to bring up old emotions or issues that you thought you have overcome? 
  4. Meditate – the best and simplest way to focus, relax and listen to your own soul! I have a selection of meditation music that may help.
  5. Prepare for the New Moon – do my moon ritual which is free and easy to do. This is my gift for you and anyone else who needs it. Smudge the house to clear the energy, cleanse your crystals to energise them and write your lists.

I hope the energy this weekend will bring you a fresh new start, clarity of the mind and love in every way possible.

Love and Light, 
Angela 
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