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What on Earth are Intentions and how do I write them?

Intentions are super powerful! When you send out to the universe what you really want in the form of an intention it sets out your desires for what you want and, written in the right way, adds manifesting energy to them like a magnet.

But How do I write them?

You should always write them down with gratitude as though you have them NOW. 

What I do is I keep a gratitude journal. Most days I write down 3 things I am grateful for that I have already and then 3 things I really want as though I have them now as well. 

For example, for NOW I might say:

“I am so happy and grateful that I am full of energy today and I feel happy and excited!” I do feel like this today by the way but even if I’m having a bad day I can find something to feel grateful for.

I might say:

 “I am happy and grateful that I have two eyes to see all the beautiful things around me”. I love all the different colours of nature and the ever changing seasons. They truly energise me.”

For the future you could say 

“I am so happy and grateful now that I have an abundance of money. Money comes to me easily and frequently and I am able to treat myself and my loved ones whenever I wish and give lots of money to give to my favourite charity. It feels so good to get the old weight off my shoulders and realise that it is my spiritual entitlement to receive in abundance”. 

The old weight off your shoulders means getting rid of debt and you should never use the phrase “getting out of debt” as you are focussing on debt and will attract more debt.

Always focus on what you DO want, not what you DON’T want.

The future things that you are grateful for are your INTENTIONS.

Do you get the idea?

Have fun!

Have a go!

Write out your intentions as being grateful and as though you have them already and add an affirmation to it as well. 

Don’t make it a chore, do it when you feel inspired to do so and watch things change. You’ll be surprised when you go over your notebook in a few weeks or months how much has manifested.

It’s particularly good to write them out on a new moon or to read them out on a New moon as a New moon is a super powerful time to manifest!

Don’t worry if you don’t do it on the exact day that the New moon is at its fullest as the energy will be around for a few days.

Blessings & abundance!

Love Jan xxx

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Look How Far I’ve Come

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Memories …..

Today when I got up I looked at my memories on Facebook, as you do. There wasn’t much there but one caught my eye and it was an article I had shared from Huffington Post about depression. It really rang true to me a couple of years ago as I suffered from severe stress and depression due to what my counsellor described as post traumatic stress disorder. I remembered I laughed at the time. How could I have PTSD? I hadn’t been in a serious accident, I wasn’t a soldier that had suffered from heavy combat; I had just managed to leave my husband after years of mental abuse 5 years earlier and was stressed due to an ongoing court case for ancillary relief with him, That wasn’t anything major!

I know how they feel …

I read this article again today and shared it on my timeline. I really feel for people who suffer from depression and stress as I know how it feels. The days when you just don’t want to get out of bed. The days you just let the phone ring because you don’t want to speak to anyone. The days you phone in sick saying you have a migraine because you can’t stop crying. I battled with stress and depression and for a couple of years and hardly anyone understood. And then I remembered a dream I had last night. It was one about my last place of work. I was a teacher at a college and, very often when I had time off, I was alienated. The past had come back to haunt me in my dream and I remembered in my dream I turned around to go and “have it out” with the person that was alienating me and bringing everyone else along with them. Then I changed my mind and turned back around again. I sat in a corner and cried and cried. Why oh why did no one understand what I was going through? It was a horrible dream but one that was based on past reality and it had come back to haunt me. This dream and the article brought it all back. You see when you are healing from something, it takes a while to heal properly. As my reiki teacher had always said “It’s like peeling the layers of a onion. You think you’re over it then you peel back another layer.

What had I got to show for it …

I worked as a lecturer for 14 years. Blood, sweat and tears. Years and years studying and working hard. I loved my job until my ex best friend took over as my boss and began to bully me. She pretended to be my friend and yet was plotting behind my back to get ahead of me and then to get rid of me. I poured out to her everything I was going through with the court case, the stress I was under and how some days I just felt like I was on auto-pilot and just going through the motions. She used it against me and her and the Head of Department plotted to get rid of me. I had to go through a gruelling tribunal type meeting with the Head, someone from HR, my union rep and the Deputy Principal. As I had had to represent myself in court on numerous occasions and actually question my ex, my abuser, I was well prepared but it was still really nerve-racking. I had been back at work for 5 weeks and I was now full time after being off with a chronic ear condition, probably brought on by stress yet again. I felt the meeting went well and the Head went out of the room very red faced by some of the things I had brought up about the incompetence of my line manager in dealing with my sickness. It was all on paper how she had skipped the correct procedure. However, it was all in vain. After a whole week of waiting, I was finally told by the Deputy Head at 4.00 pm on a Friday that I was dismissed. Not only that would I go and empty my desk there and then. I refused as the two bosses had suddenly descended on the staff room before I had left for the meeting. More than likely to sit there laughing whilst I packed all my things. Instead I went home and cried in my husband’s arms.

Deep down I knew it was meant to be …

As I had been doing a lot of Reiki on myself with the intention to do a job that I loved with people I got on really well with and I had just left the outcome to the Angels and trusted I would get the right one so I quickly bounced back and within two weeks I got a teaching job. It was a hourly paid job teaching in a pupil referral unit. I was a bit nervous but looking forward to it. I mostly worked on my own in a small building in a small town and had to open up and lock up when I left. There were only a hand full of kids at most and I really enjoyed it but, even though it was part time, I spent all my spare time at home preparing lessons. Till one day two months later I got hit with another bomb shell. The Manager rang me and said, due to a bad Ofsted report, they were closing down the Walsall branch which meant all the teaching staff from there would be coming over to Cannock where I worked and he would have to let me go. I was devastated! Yet again I would be out of work! He said I could stay till Christmas whilst the changeover happened.

Observed for two hours …

After a couple of weeks he came over to Cannock and then after about 3 weeks asked if I could stay a bit longer as the tutor teaching my subjects had been asked to teach the pupils from Walsall in another pupil referral unit but it would only be for about another 4 weeks. He said he would let me know for definite before we broke up for Christmas. Except he didn’t tell me. I broke up for Christmas not knowing if I had a job to go back to or not. In the end I had to contact him just after new year. He confirmed he needed me so I went back to work. 1 week later he came into my classroom to do an unannounced observation and stayed for 2 hours! I really didn’t like his energy. It was harsh and I could feel his eyes burning holes into my back as I wrote on the board. I don’t know how I got through the two hours but as soon as I got home I phoned my mom and cried. I only had 3 weeks left to work but my mom told me to quit there and then. She said I’d come a long way after being ill and it wasn’t worth getting stressed out over all over again. I wanted to hug my mom. She was so supportive and really understood what I was going through.

Every cloud has a silver lining…

I had had a payout from the college due to threatening to take them to a tribunal and we were finally able to get enough deposit together to buy a house in my husband’s name so I decided to seek the Government Enterprise allowance and start my own business. That was nearly two years ago now and, despite a few wobbles, I have never given up. Reiki has changed my life! Literally! It has helped me overcome stress, anxiety, depression, helped me heal from a major ear operation and a chronic ear condition and has kept me calm and content with my life. I work alone at home but I feel more loved and fulfilled than I have in my entire life. I have a handful of friends that I go out with and I have met loads of lovely friends online through groups I am in and through people that have joined my group and most of all I have the love of the Angels surrounding me every single day and I never feel alone. I have done a massive amount of healing myself this last year and, despite the peaks and throughs of deep healing, I have kept my business going and it’s slowly started to pick up. I still sometimes have a moment when I miss my old job but it’s only a fleeting moment. I sometimes feel sad and upset that people that called themselves my friends at work haven’t even asked to see me since and really didn’t seem to care how I was. A couple of them have messaged me but that’s it. All the people I helped so much over the years. The ones that confided in me and came to me with their problems. Gone and forgotten that’s what I feel like sometimes but I must still be healing from it and I will be able to remember without it bringing a tear to my eyes soon and then I will know I am healed. I have had to dig deep to regain that confidence and I have started recording my very first online course. Not only that I have managed two live webinars!

Conclusion …

So, if you come across someone suffering with stress, anxiety and depression. They are not putting it on. They are not attention seeking. They are going through a hard time and they just need someone to listen without passing judgement. They need a friend, someone who doesn’t alienate them, someone who is there for them and makes them laugh so they can forget their troubles. I am lucky as, due to Reiki, I don’t suffer with it anymore but please, show only love and compassion for things you don’t understand and always remember the saying “There but for the grace of God go I”. And if you are someone who is struggling at the moment, never ever give up! When you lose something, there is always something better waiting round the corner. Dig deep and find the courage to move forward. If I can do it anyone can! My mission in life now is to help as many people as I can to get over their struggles, their blocks in life and move forwards. Even if it’s only tiny steps I will help them get there. I want people to never feel alone again and give them that helping hand that they need!

Love & blessings. Namaste, Jan xxx



What a Difference a Day Makes


As many of you know, I’ve had a very difficult couple of months. My mom was rushed into hospital on her 85th birthday after falling in the bathroom. She was very confused and thought there was a man in the house that was trying to kill her. I went with her in the ambulance and the paramedics were amazing. They said she looked like the Queen and kept calling her “Your majesty”. She was very confused and was eventually admitted into hospital. It was a very harrowing time for us all as the doctors did not know what was wrong with her and actually, to this day we still haven’t had a proper diagnosis.

I gave her Reiki in hospital every day when we went to visit which seemed to calm her a bit but she was still having hallucinations and thinking someone was going to kill her. After a couple of weeks in hospital they decided she would be better off being assessed in her home environment. She carried on having hallucinations and getting scared a lot of the time but we had medication to calm her.

I have been doing a Crystal therapy Diploma course since February and decided to try crystal therapy on her. I knew it would be difficult to give it to her at home so I decided to do distance healing. The next day I was absolutely amazed! Within one day she had gone from thinking someone was going to kill her to thinking the little boy over the road wanted an ice cream!

I have learned that crystal healing is very, very powerful. Don’t get me wrong I love my Reiki and it will always be my passion but adding crystals to my Reiki practice has made such an amazing difference!

I am so grateful I am able to help my mom in this way. I still have a crystal web set up for her which is sending her constant healing and, of course, send Reiki to her every day and every day she is getting better and better. Whatever struggles we go through in life, one day can make all the difference. We should all remember that when we are having a bad day or a bad time of it. It can and will get better, one day at a time.

Absent Friends

BLOG by Jan Taylor – January 2015

I’ve been thinking a lot this week about all the friends I’ve had in my life from whom I have drifted apart from over time. There’s that old saying like the one in my poster “People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime”. I have to admit, when I find a good friend, it always hurts me when I think I have lost them or we have drifted apart. I wonder if I’ve done something wrong or said something wrong when the simple truth is possibly that they are not meant to be in your life any longer. Maybe you have taught each other lessons that you needed to learn in this lifetime, maybe they were meant to be with you at your time of need and they need to move on to help someone else now. Whatever it is, I am always grateful now for the love and laughter that we shared, however long or short it may have been. If someone is meant to be in your life for a lifetime, your paths will cross again.

Every friend I have ever had has a special place in my heart and always will do. Even the ones from which, I have, unfortunately, parted on bad terms with. It is heart-breaking when you lose someone you love. It is grief whether they have passed or whether they are just not in your life anymore. Since being a reiki practitioner, I have learnt to send love and compassion to everyone that hurts me as they may not even realise that they have. I trust that we are all learning our own lessons and doing the very best we can to love one another. No one is perfect and we all have to learn to forgive others but, most of all, to forgive ourselves which brings me onto the topic for the next newsletter; forgiveness.

For now, I will leave you all with the lovely poem for which the author is unknown and to all my past friends out there, I send you my love and ask for forgiveness if I have hurt you in any way but more than anything I forgive myself and I am grateful for the lessons I have learnt along the way. It’s OK to shed a few tears however you lose someone. Over time you have more and more fond memories of the love and laughter you shared together. It’s not how much time we spend with people that matters but how they touch our lives and the love we share.

Lots of Love and blessing to you all, particularly those of you who have lost loved ones who have passed

Namaste, Jan xxx

Indigo Soul

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.

When you figure out which one it is,

you will know what to do for each person.

When someone is in your life for a REASON,

it is usually to meet a need you have expressed.

They have come to assist you through a difficulty;

to provide you with guidance and support;

to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually.

They may seem like a godsend, and they are.

They are there for the reason you need them to be.

Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time,

this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.

Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away.

Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.

What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done.

The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.

Some people come into your life for a SEASON,

because your turn has come to share, grow or learn.

They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh.

They may teach you something you have never done.

They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy.

Believe it. It is real. But only for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons;

things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation.

Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person,

and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life.

It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant. 

— Unknown

Cats & Dogs

First BLOG from Jan Taylor – November 2014

Welcome to the very first blog from me, Jan Taylor. Well what a week it’s been at Indigo Soul headquarters, otherwise known as my house. Last Saturday at midnight, my eldest daughter text me to say that she was not allowed to have her cat at her new rented address and that, if she didn’t find a new home for him the next day, she would have to take him to Cats Protection. After asking her why on earth she didn’t let me know sooner, I said to leave it with me and I would find a home for him. She followed up with “I didn’t think you would be able to find anywhere for him. I’m sorry mama. Sleep well” Nearly made me go into stress mode but I did manage to get to sleep, although I woke up in the early hours of the morning and set to work on finding a home for him.

We have two big dogs so the thought of having him with us seemed like an impossibility. I posted in all the Facebook groups I belong to and also on my personal timeline. Within a couple of hours, I had lots of people saying they wish they could take him in but had lots of animals already and then I had two or three ladies say they were interested in having him. I swapped numbers with the first one and, after giving her more details about him, she said she could offer him a loving home and, as they didn’t have any other pets they would spoil him. I did say to her though that once I’d fetched him we may fall in love with him all over again and want to keep him. She said that was fine and just to let her know when we had had him overnight. My intuition was telling me that my hubby would want to keep him especially as we both fell in love with him when we had for two days as a kitten before I took him to my daughter as a present.

I was spot on; early the next morning my hubby text me saying it was a shame for the cat as he had been pushed from one person to another due to my daughter travelling a lot and he really wanted to keep him. So, it’s been a very eventful week in our house keeping them apart and slowly trying to introduce them to each other. It’s not easy and it’s taught me yet another lesson of patience but we are persevering and giving all of our pets lots of love, fuss and cuddles. It’s really made me think though; if cats and dogs can learn to get along together then why can’t we as humans. The world would be a much better place if we just understood that everyone is unique and different and just “live and let live”. OK, we don’t always agree with other people’s religions and beliefs but why can’t we all just learn to get along together regardless. That’s my message for this week.

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Lots of Love and blessings and thank you for following me.

Jan xxx
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