As I turned 30 recently, I look back on my 20s and dedicate some words of advice to my 20 year-old self.
I just loveee solo trips. Doing whatever I want to do, no rules, no having to follow someone else’s schedule. Nada.
But before I set off for my solo trip to Europe a few months ago, I was quite apprehensive.
In fact, my fears were the reason why I’ve been planning such trips in my head for years but have never taken the steps to go on one.
But I’m happy to say that the trip gave me plenty of opportunities to confront my beliefs and learn from them.
What were these self-limiting beliefs then?
Read on to find out! (more…)
So in Part 1 I talked about five things I learnt from my solo trip to Europe earlier this summer.
I talked about getting used to listening to my inner voice, how I realised what ‘boundaries’ meant to me, how I engaged in overthinking constantly, as well as my reflections on the need for perfection and the unnecessary stresses I tend to put on myself back home.
Here in Part 2, I explore 5 more reflections.
Wow, I haven’t blogged for more than a month! I was taking a break from life, from blogging and my career; I took a month long solo trip to Europe and visited cities in the UK and Spain.
Honestly, it was quite The Journey. I’ve always wanted to travel alone and I loved Europe. Contrary to what alot of people say/think, I think it’s a great place and rather safe. So when I had the means (time/money) to do it this year, I went for it.
Of course, that didn’t mean I was free from all sorts of limiting beliefs about money and safety and what not come up for me. I wasn’t. But I still went through with it. And gosh it’s been the most awesome, life-changing thing I’ve been through so far. A lot of reflections and feelings came up for me during the trip. It felt like the Universe made this happen so that I could see things in my life even more clearly. And it couldn’t have come at a better time, as I had set the intention to work on clearing my inner beliefs and thoughts earlier this year.
So, without further ado, here’s what came up for me on my trip. I hope it can spark off something for you as you embark on your own journey of self-care and self-love.
In part 1, I talked about 5 different reasons why the Law of Attraction isn’t working for you.
The Law of attraction can be “tough to get” at first. It involves a change in your entire being, your mindset, your thought patterns, your stories, your emotions, your beliefs.
These things have been hard-wired into us for such a long time. For some of us, we have been taught “faulty” lines of thinking since we were reallyyyy young. These are buried in our subconscious. And we might not even be aware of that! Undoing that is gonna take time.
And these posts aim to bring those beliefs/attitudes from your subconscious to the surface, to give you awareness and insight, and allow you to gently work through those issues.
If you’ve been into the Law of Attraction (LOA) long enough, you’d have come across articles on the net written by people bemoaning the usefulness and authenticity of the Law of Attraction and how it doesn’t work for them, thus it’s all hogwash.
Well, I was one of them. Once upon a time.
I first discovered LOA back in 2012 when I chanced upon The Secret (both the movie and the book). That led me to Abraham Hicks’ work (whom I adore and follow the most now) and a deeper exploration of the LOA and spiritual field.
I would write up affirmations, create vision boards and use all sorts of LOA ‘tools’ to get what I wanted.
Sent out my messages to the universe and then waited and waited to see if I got anything back.
And did I get everything that I wanted?
No I didn’t.
At that time I was so frustrated and angry. Declaring the LOA a bunch of nonsense, I discarded it from my life. Fast forward to 2017, and through various other spiritual paths (meditation, crystals, chakras etc), I found myself with a renewed interest in LOA teachings.
This time around, I delved into the teachings with an open mind and greater sincerity to apply the methods to my life.
And I’ve finally come to an understanding of its teachings, what it really is about and how to apply it to your life.
So in this, I am going to reveal the reasons why LOA did not work for me back then and why it might not be working for you right now.
Let’s dive in!