Going with the Synchronicitous Flow…

Yes I did just make up the word ‘synchronicitous’ I liked the way it sounded!

During my weekly skype meeting with my mastermind group, I said that instead of trying to implement a routine or structure to the week, and beat ourselves up if we don’t manage to achieve all of our weekly goals, we should go with the flow. That if anything unexpected or unplanned came up, we should just go with it, and see what happens, rather than trying to fight it or be irritated by it.

Well, I have certainly had to go with the flow this week!!

On Monday, I was steaming through my goal list, really getting things done, when bam! I knocked my glass of water onto my keyboard. Cue swear words, masses of tissues and the hair dryer coming out! I thought I may have gotten away with it, but then my keys started to do funny things, and I started to freak out!

Thoughts that ran through my head – I haven’t got time for this… I can’t afford to buy a new laptop or have it repaired… I don’t want to lose any of my work on the laptop… etc.

Basically, all my thoughts were based on fear and lack. To counteract those thoughts, I kept saying to myself – It’ll be fine, there is a reason for everything, go with the flow etc. I also asked the angels for help.

After taking the internal keyboard out and drying underneath, the laptop wouldn’t start at all, so I called a local computer repair centre and asked if they would have a look. I went there immediately, and he looked at it straight away. By now I had calmed myself a little, and he quickly deduced that I had killed the keyboard. He went online to see about ordering a new one, and it was actually very inexpensive to replace. Cue sigh of relief. He leant me a plug-in keyboard while I waited for the new one to be delivered and then I went into town to see my friend in Peace of Stone.

We chatted for a while, then I suddenly realised how hungry I was. I thought about going to the chippy, but for some weird reason, got back to the car having forgotten to go in there. So I decided to stop by the village shop on the way back and get some eggs to make courgette pancakes instead.

When I got to the village shop, I paused to read the notices on the board, which I don’t normally do, and I saw an ad looking for someone to create videos and presentations. I took down the number, called it up, and ended up meeting the guy on Tuesday and getting the work.

So the moral of this long tale of seemingly mundane incidents and decisions?

By going with the flow, and staying as positive as possible, a seemingly ‘bad’ incident, led to a great opportunity. It also made me take some time out from working to clear out my office, as one of the reasons I knocked my water over was due to the cluttered desk and sheer amount of stuff everywhere. So I now have a lovely tidy office, and I even rearranged it so the room looks twice as big, and I now have a wonderful view (see photo) It also reminded me to back things up more often, just in case.

My new view!

My new view!

And as an extra bonus, I now have a super clean keyboard with no dust or bits of food stuck between the keys!!

 

 

PS. I do have pictorial evidence of my cluttered office, and of what it looks like now, but to be honest the before photos are just too embarrassing to post, which is why I have posted the deer picture instead!

Earth Angel and Twin Flame Retreats

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I’m so excited about this! In August, Jon and I will be facilitating three retreats, held at our home, Sacred Tree Spirit, with accommodation in the beautiful Wolf Paw Tipi. All the details are on my website.

The three retreats are based on and inspired by my three Earth Angel novels. Doing them like this has given them all a structure for the workshops, meditations and the healing.

The first workshop is the Earth Angel Retreat, based to The Earth Angel Training Academy. It will start on Friday, the 15th and end on Sunday the 17th. It is for souls who believe they may be an Earth Angel, but aren’t sure what realm they are from, and also for Earth Angels who know their origins but perhaps are afraid to be their true selves. This retreat is all about learning about the different realms, discovering what careers and relationships are suited to each realm, and for healing any past trauma that may be stopping you from pursuing your mission on Earth at this time.

I cannot wait  to spend the whole weekend with the beautiful Earth Angels who choose to come, I know that together we can help each other to evolve and grow and open up to all the amazing possibilities that are just waiting for us. I will also be inviting some of my beautiful Earth Angel healers and friends to join in, run healing sessions and workshops.

The second retreat is the Twin Flame Retreat, based on The Earth Angel Awakening. It will run from the 22nd to the 24th August, and will focus on relationships, specifically Twin Flame relationships. I have had so many beautiful Earth Angels ask me about the Flames, and I really want to help those who have lost their Flames, who are seeking their Flames, or even those in a Twin Flame relationship, but things are a little rocky.

Twin Flame relationships are complicated and don’t necessarily follow the same rules as other relationships. This retreat is all about creating a safe space to release all of the past trauma that could be hindering our relationships, and help us to focus on our missions and purpose.

The third retreat will be from the 29th to the 31st August, and it will be run by Jon. It is a Life Questing Retreat for men only. The idea behind this retreat is for men to have a safe place to openly explore the spiritual path, and receive support from other men who are already following this path.

All of the retreats will include two nights accommodation, all meals and drinks, as well as individual therapies. For more information, visit my website, you can also pay there too. We will be keeping the groups quite small, so that there will plenty of one-to-one time, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Review Wordle!

I have been de-cluttering my office over the last couple of days, (I will explain the full story about why soon!) and I took down all my reviews off the wall so I could paint the wall, and I decided that instead of having the individual reviews, I would copy and paste all of the reviews I have so far into wordle.net, and then print out the wordle for my wall!

Here is my first one:

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I decided to take out the most used words, like read, book, characters, story and my name, and then I created a new wordle:wordle1

 

It feels good to make wordles again! And also awesome to see all of the lovely positive words that were used over and over in the reviews of my books. I want to thank every single person who wrote a review, I really do appreciate your words of encouragement!

 

MBS Psychic Fayre at the Newport Holism Centre

Just a quick blog post to say I will be at the Mind Body Spirit Psychic Fayre, held in the Newport Holism Centre on Saturday the 26th July from 10am til 5pm.

I will have copies of the Earth Angel books for sale, as well as Oracle cards, and I will have plenty of I’m Here free eBook cards to give away too. I won’t have the print copies of the Visionary Collection with me unfortunately, as I am still having slight technical design difficulties! But they will be available very soon, thank you to all my faithful readers who are waiting so patiently for them!

I will also be doing a talk on Earth Angels, so if you are curious, or you would like to figure out what kind of Earth Angel you are, please do come along and be amongst other Faeries, Angels, Old Souls and Starpeople!

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I look forward to meeting old friends and new at the fayre, if you are in the area, pop in!

New Ending for The Elphite!

I am alive. I am awake. I am loved.

I recently wrote a brand new ending for The Elphite, and have released it as a free download – all you need to do is join my mailing list (click here). If you are already on my mailing list, I will have sent you the direct link to the download in my last newsletter.

The reason I wrote this new ending, was because there was quite a big twist in the tale that many of my readers have missed, and I wanted to reveal it. I know some will find it horrifying, but I hope that others will see that actually, it makes a lot of sense! You may find you need to re-read the book to see all of the clues.

At the end of the new piece, there is a chance to vote on what you think should happen next. Why have I done this? Partly because I honestly don’t know what would happen next ( I never do) and partly because it would be fun to have some reader participation in choosing what the characters would do.

If you have read The Elphite, please sign up and get the new ending, and then let me know what you though of it!

Are You Being Selfish?

Having mentioned this video to a few people in conversation recently, I decided to post it here (so I can direct people to it more easily), and also to open up a discussion about the idea. First of all, if you haven’t watched it before, please do watch it, then continue reading below:

So what did you think?

I must admit, the first time I watched the video, it really clicked with me, because I completely agreed with her, that is we put our time, effort and energy into projects or into helping others, and don’t charge for it , then sometime soon, we will have to take on a normal job just to pay the bills and to survive. There’s also the idea that when you give your time and energy for free, it is not valued as much, and therefore it doesn’t actually help as much as you would like.

But having been on the other side of the fence, so to speak, where I have received help from others and they haven’t charged me, it’s difficult for me to say that you should never do any work for free, because without the invaluable help of several people, I wouldn’t have been able to get my books published and out into the world.

Or would I? Perhaps if they had been charging for their time, I would have found a way to get the money together to pay them. Or perhaps I would have just published the books with a zillion errors in them, or even given up on them seeing the light of day at all.

Or perhaps if I had been charging properly for my time, and not doing so many freebies myself, I would have the money to be able to pay the people who help me.

What do you think? Do you help others and not charge them enough or at all? How do you feel about that? Do people help you and not charge you? Does that make you feel good, or like you owe them?

I do know that I am incredibly grateful for those who have helped me on my journey, and I hope that each of them knows that I intend to pay them back when I am able to.

The Doward Deer Troupe is a Youtube hit!

Michelle Gordon:

Going viral!

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A couple of weeks back, I happened to notice some deer in the garden while making dinner. I went upstairs to see if I could get any decent photos out of the window, as I had taken some great ones before. I was happily snapping away when the deer started to get playful, so I decided to start filming. I knew immediately that I needed to find some music to put on the video and post it on youtube. Until Monday, the video had received 125 hits, mostly through sharing it with friends on facebook. Then suddenly, Monday night, it started going viral. As of this post, the video has had 10,346 views, and the number is increasing constantly!

It seems that the Doward Deer Troupe are destined to be world-famous, I just hope that I manage to catch them on camera again in the future! In case you missed it…

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I’m Here at The Healing Weekend – Part 2!

Michelle Gordon:

More magical moments and memories :)

Originally posted on I'm Here Book Tour:

Just wanted to post some more photos from the Healing Weekend at the Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre. We really did have a great time! One of the highlights was listening to Touch the Earth playing music around the campfire, then watching the fire dancing!

I bought one of their CDs and have very much enjoyed listening to it since we got back, check them out! Here is one of their songs:

I'm Here with Debbi Walker of the Suara Sound Academy

I’m Here with Debbi Walker of the Suara Sound Academy

Too many 'forking' jokes!

Too many ‘forking’ jokes!

I'm Here with Manjula of Chiray

I’m Here with Manjula of Chiray

Met the beautiful Manjula around the campfire on Saturday night, after Jon had overheard her saying she wanted to learn how to crochet, and so began the Crochet Adventure (coming soon!) Spent some time with her on Sunday, truly a beautiful soul! (And an incarnated Faerie I reckon!) She will be adding free book tour cards…

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I’m Here at the Healing Weekend

Michelle Gordon:

Had such a wonderful time with some beautiful souls!

Originally posted on I'm Here Book Tour:

I have just spent a beautiful, magical weekend with Jon at the Healing Weekend, which was held in the Secret World Wildlife Rescue centre. We had a wonderful time, and met some fabulous souls! I also gave out a few cards, and have already had a few book downloads :) I plan on booking a stand there for next year, so I look forward to seeing everyone again!

Some magical moments from the weekend:

I'm Here with Nicki Parkin-Jones

I’m Here with Nicki Parkin-Jones

We met Nicki when we took part in her workshop on Saturday – Shamanic Journey to Your Future Self, which was an amazing experience! She makes beautiful felted cushions and blankets, and is a wonderfully down-to-earth soul.

I'm Here with Andrea of Moksha!

I’m Here with Andrea of Moksha!

Had a wonderful chat and a good giggle with Andrea of Moksha Jewels. She makes beautiful Gemstone Guardians, and is a delightful angelic soul! Please check out her…

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I’m Here in West Wales!

Originally posted on I'm Here Book Tour:

In my last post, I mentioned Annette, who is a very good friend and fan of my books. She had been giving the tour cards out in Rome, when she went there on holiday with my dad. Annette lives in West Wales, and she has been busy giving the cards out in that area too. So here are some more awesome pictures from Annette :) You can pick up a book tour card in Emlyn Antiques Centre too.

I'm Here with Aiden and Lisa at Newcastle Emlyn Antiques

I’m Here with Aiden and Lisa at Emlyn Antiques Centre, Newcastle Emlyn

I'm Here with Daoni Organic Milk at the Newcastle Emlyn Food Festival

I’m Here with Daioni Organic Milk at the Newcastle Emlyn Food Festival

I'm Here with Mary at University of Wales Trinity St David in Swansea

I’m Here with Mary at University of Wales Trinity St David in Swansea

Big thank you again to Annette, and to all my fabulous distributors who are doing an amazing job, I love you all. xx

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