Hello and happy almost Full Moon Equinox!
The energies are intense at the moment as we prepare for a new season and chapter of life.
I don’t know about you but I am certainly feeling all the feels and ready to embrace all to come in this new season…
This last lunar cycle has been a powerful one for me in many areas with lots to celebrate as well as of course my alchemy highs.
Here are my March 2019’s high fives…
1. Spiritual Gangster love
Around five years ago (after life had turned upside down and hit rock bottom the year before) I was slowly picking up the pieces (and picking myself up off the floor!) when a friend saw a tank with the words SPIRITUAL GANGSTER on the front and sent me a picture saying, “you need this top, you ARE a spiritual gangster”. I wasn’t exactly flush at the time with money to spare on luxuries but they had a great sale and I bought my first tank and it reminded me of my friend’s kind words and that I was indeed a spiritual gangster and that I would rebuild my life and it would be a good one. Five years on and I am grateful to say life is pretty good. It doesn’t look anything like I imagined and yet is so much sweeter than I expected it to be. Over the years I have purchased a few items from Spiritual Gangster and gifted some to friends. I love their clothes and I LOVE that they give back (they donate a meal to Feeding America for every item sold). Last year, completely organically, I connected with some of the team at Spiritual Gangster and they very sweetly gifted me a bunch of goodies and we formed a connection and knew we would work together in some way. Now, I am proud to say that I am collaborating with them on a few different projects, including my podcast – which is all about being a Spiritual Gangster and alchemizing yourself and your life! It feels like a full circle moment and it just serves as a reminder that all along the path the universe is sending us little signs and synchronicities and winks that we sometimes only understand through that beautiful filter of hindsight. More to come on this collaboration but in the meantime if you fancy treating yourself to one of their goodies and at the same time feeding someone in need, then you can grab yourself a nice discount using my code AMBI20
2. The wisdom of women and our health
A big part of my own journey to wellness has been to take care of my health and my physical body. Over the years I have struggled with many different autoimmune and hormonal issues and I have worked hard to get to where I am now where I find myself healthier (embracing my forties) and more aligned than several years ago. I swear I even look younger now than in my mid thirties when my illness was at its peak! So much of my journey has been external of course, with diet, supplements, herbs, acupuncture, exercise and lifestyle etc, but ultimately my recovery and creating true wellness and alignment has come from within and has been led by my inner voice and intuition. I think we women often forget our own wisdom, our inner knowing and our personal power. If we can reclaim this, we can heal ourselves, and also help lead and heal our world, in our own unique way. I am going to be sharing so much more on my journey in time to come but for now I wanted to share this book on women’s health which changed my entire perspective and taught me so much. I hope it helps you as much as it has helped me.
3. Keeping track = staying on track
I am such a geek and love order. I put this down to my #virgorising – ha! Every day I have a little daily to do list and I record not only what I do (personally/professionally) but also what I spend (and where it comes from – which account, cash, debit, credit etc). I find this simple practice of using a daily journal SO powerful. It helps when I need to look back or track something, but it also helps me maintain a clear head. I feel a sense of daily satisfaction which comes from ticking off items on my to-do list, knowing what I have spent (even if it does sometimes shock me, -gah!) and knowing what remains outstanding and I still need to deal with. I swear it helps me sleep better as well as run multiple businesses and juggle my personal life. I love using these beautiful, high quality, affordable journals which last for ages. This one is both suitably girly (I will be a pink lover forever) as well as feeling suitably aligned with this new season of Spring. I highly recommend this practice if you feel yourself getting spun out, overwhelmed, forgetting things or feeling disorganized. It takes just a few minutes each day and will make your life run so much more smoothly, plus if you have a beautiful journal to do it in, it makes it all the more enjoyable!
4. Ginger love
As well as loving hard on my redheaded hubbie, I have also developed a love of ginger in the last couple of months. I decided to reduce my caffeine intake even more and rather than wake up and have a green tea I instead wake up and make a hot ginger water with this organic ginger juice which I am obsessed with. Sooo good for your digestion, a great way to start your day and also tastes amazing when added to La Croix!
5. Bath foam fabulousness
With all the rain and cold weather which is only just beginning to shift here in LA, I have had bad allergies, the stuffiest (and snottiest!) nose and have been hibernating indoors a lot. Clearly my blood has thinned and I am no longer the hardy Brit who can tolerate 30 degrees and under! As many of you will know, I am a bath lover and I do LOVE good old plain Epsom salts which are usually my choice of bath treats but I also love a good bubble bath now and then (who doesn’t?!). This Epsom salt bath foam with eucalyptus has been a life saver over the last couple of weeks when my sinuses have been blocked and I have had a foggy head. I highly recommend using it if you are a bath lover who like me loves Epsom salts but also loves a few bubbles, and perhaps you too need a bit of a eucalyptus hit to clear your sinuses and head cold!
So there’s my high fives from the last lunar cycle.
I hope they might help or inspire you in some way on your alchemy journey or even just make you take a moment to recognize some of your highs from the last month.