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Leah Spain

DSC_0074 (1)I want to introduce to you all to the sweet souled Leah Spain.

This inspiring women follows her true calling by nourishing her soul and others through her beautifully colourful and memorable Mandala works of art. Through her business Lejasp she designs talisman Mandalas that are all hand drawn and hand made with love and care from her warming heart and creative hands. She inspires people through persisting on following her own dreams and giving them something to remind them that life is truly beautiful!

Here we chat to Leah about life before her business, the importance of creating and the meaning of Mandalas in this day and age…

SSC: So lets begin with a little bit about you. How would you describe yourself in three words? What is your favourite colour? And what is it that lights you up in life?

Leah:  Very much a HSP, loyal and a deep thinker.

I’m always drawn to warm colours like pinks, oranges and earthy tones.  My spark is ignited when I’m creating, whether it be art, healthy food creations or decorating my home… as long as I’m creating I’m in my happy place. 

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SSC: Tell us about your colourful and creative filled company ‘LeJasp’…how did it all begin and how did you get to where you are today? What has following this dream of yours meant to you?

Leah:  I finished full time ‘office’ work after becoming quite unwell and hospitalised with a heart arrhythmia, I needed some time to rest my body.  During this time off I found a love for up-cycling furniture. It was a cheap and creative option for furnishing our new home we had just finished ‘owner building’. With encouragement from my husband I tried to make a little business from it; I took my furniture to markets and also sold through Facebook. During this time I was getting advice on a 10 year old hip injury that had never healed, only to discover I needed surgery. The upcycling was put on hold while I rehabilitated. During this recovery time I re-injured my hip needing another surgery 6 months later and just before the 2nd surgery I injured my other hip which then needed surgery again 6 months after my second surgery, are you following? haha! So after 3 surgeries in one year it was time to quit the upcycling, my hips just couldn’t withstand the bending and moving that came with it.

I knew in my heart that I needed to be creative with colour. My soul was not nourished working in an office, it just wasn’t me… I wasn’t following my calling or being my authentic self.  I started sketching ideas and had begun drawing mandalas to assist with creative thinking…. and voila!! There it was in front of me! I sketched an idea of a mandala pendant for the wall hanging from a rope, a little bit like a necklace for the wall and from there…..LeJasp was born (LeJasp is the first two initials of my full name). The idea was thought of in the February of that year, but LeJasp wasn’t ready for business until November. I just didn’t have the funds to purchase all the items required to start a business, so month by month I slowly saved and spent, gathering bit by bit. I couldn’t have done this without the huge support of my husband, he works so hard so I can follow my dream and it means the world to me. 

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SSC: What was is like growing up in the red dust of Broken Hill? How do you think this has influenced who you are today? And also your creative inspirations? 

Leah: Perfect…I didn’t know better, but was there anything better than being a kid in the outback! Now that I look back I absolutely loved my childhood.  Our family would visit our lakeside campsite almost every holidays, where we could roam free and climb trees. One thing that sticks in my mind is, we’d make crowns and bracelets from the weeping willow trees that surround the lake. My grandfather was a crystal collector,  so he’d take us fossicking and to a small underground mine called ‘Daydream’, it sounds so magical doesn’t it?  I most definitely think growing up in Broken Hill has shaped my creative thinking. There were alot of talented artists born from Broken Hill, Pro Hart being the most amazing. There was always lots of inspiration around, I existed in it without even knowing, WOW I was blessed!

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SSC: LeJasp creates colourful mandala pieces to decorate the home and heart of the owner. What do you want people to feel when looking at your designs? What makes them so special?

Leah: I started drawing them intuitively without really knowing the deep meaning of this sacred art form.  I have always been spiritual, from a young age I could sense presence, but never had any guidance until I moved to Melbourne and took classes, where I developed an understanding of the chakras and meditation. I have now learnt so much more about this special art and it’s roots. My wish for their new owner is to feel peace & harmony when they look at it, whether they be spiritual or not, just to really feel that life is beautiful. 

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SSC: The mandala is a very sacred type of art; can you explain to us its history and how it can assist people in their own wellbeing? 

Leah: The mandala is a spiritual symbol, a Sanskrit word which means ‘circle’ and symbolically represents the universe. The circle of life, a never-ending life and all the beauty that comes within. It is very sacred to the religions of Hinduism, Buddhism and the North American Indians, it has its purpose and is used in similar ways through each culture to evoke spiritual energy & healing through meditation. It’s a reminder to be within, within the universe and oneself.   It can assist with one’s wellbeing by using it as a meditation tool, to seek harmony, wholeness and personal growth. I am yet to fully meditate upon my mandalas, but I think I do this subconsciously on a daily basis when I draw them, it’s very calming.  Since starting this art form I find I have grown more inner peace & self love, maybe because of the Mandala effect and maybe because that’s what owning a small business has taught me.

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SSC: Being creative and expressing yourself creatively seems to be something very important to you since you were a child, why do you think this has been so? And what do you believe is the importance in bringing creativity in our own daily lives?

Leah: It has been immensely important to me, maybe because I was afraid as a child to voice my opinion for fear of being shut down, so I expressed myself with creations made by hand instead.  I see creativity in each person in different ways, my husband creatively makes a pile of clothes on our bedroom floor and I creatively fold them and put them away, haha! What I mean is each person has their own thing happening and if what they are creating satisfies their soul, then they should just go with it, one should see what they create daily as their truth, with the hope, to feel wholeness and enjoyment from what it brings. 

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SSC: What are some bumps you have had along the way in creating your business and how did you move through them ok? What has been the biggest lesson learnt in creating LeJasp?

Leah: One thing is self doubt, I have doubted my ability many times, but I just had to keep telling myself that I can do it,  that I could use my creativity to build a little business. Like I said previously, I have grown more inner peace & self love, so this personal growth has assisted with the doubt, I don’t sweat the small stuff anymore. I also don’t compare myself to other creatives, this is my thing and what I do, and my soul is nourished doing it. Another little hurdle was the set up costs, I gathered slowly and got there in the end, but it wasn’t the end, it was just the beginning !! Yes, it was frustrating at times having no money to start my dream, but what it has taught me is patience and with patience great things can be created.

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SCC: What top 3 tips would you have for aspiring designers /small business starters? What would you have liked to have known before you began?

Leah: Persevere, don’t look for external acceptance, do it to nourish your soul. Maybe I would’ve like to have known that it would be totally worth the tears and to trust that my path was right. 

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SSC: What are your hopes and dreams for the future? What would you like to achieve in the next 5-10 years?

Leah: My next achievement will be to start a family. My hweb_lejasp2usband and I have a dream to own a little farm and I will continue with Lejasp as long as it makes me happy. 

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What do you need to be happy?

Words by Angela Simson
The Gratitude Project

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There has been a little bit of a theme in my life right now.  People (friends, family and clients) are all telling me EXACTLY what they require in life to be happy.  Listing it off, either as goals or aspirations.  Like a mental check list that needs to be completed before they can relax into life and really be happy.

Things like:

  • weight loss
  • a wedding proposal from a lazy boyfriend
  • that promotion at work

And this is all well and good.  I love goals, I believe it’s amazing to have aspirations and things you want to accomplish in life.

But I want to ask you – what will it take for you to be happy?  What is your non-negotiable to happiness that has you teetering on the edge of pure bliss in your life?  Think about it.

Now let me ask you.

What happens when my clients weight loss doesn’t make her relationship with her husband any more pleasant?

What happens when the stress of planning a wedding makes my bestie long for the day to be here and over so she can finally be happy as a newly wed?

What happens when that promotion leaves my sister with more work than she expected and suddenly her weekends aren’t so social anymore?

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As a society, we’re almost trained to believe that we need to achieve certain things to be happy.  So when we don’t get that promotion or we struggle to save enough for that dream house we saw online, we’re let down and start to develop a scarcity mindset.  Which means instead of being confident in our world and what it throws at us, we start to feel small, alone and unsafe.

So when we don’t believe that we are enough, do enough or have enough, we get put in control of those beliefs and they expand.  They become more real and more true.  Then we miss out on hitting those goals we’ve set for ourselves and suddenly the feeling is amplified.

You can tell if you’re stuffing from a scarcity mindset if you compare yourself to others often, feel anxious or depressed when scrolling social media, don’t feel worth of goodness but also cling to perfection.

Do you relate?

Luckily, the way to get out of this state is pretty simple.  It can take a while to get used to but the results are usually seen in a matter of DAYS.

Gratitude.

It’s as simple as writing down each day three things that you’re grateful for.  With only one rule, you have to include yourself in the list and something you’re grateful for about YOU.

I’m a fan of finding your own gratitude flow.  Either do it at night when you hop into bed, or first thing in the morning when you wake up.  If you’re a bit of a go go go girl and find it hard to sit and concentrate at the beginning or end of the day for long enough to actually get deep into your gratitude practice, just do it once a week, but a bigger list.

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I’m not a fan of writing before bed, so I speak my gratitude.  My husband and I lay in bed each night and list our things, ask each other about them and expand them.  Suddenly, life is abundant and what’s lacking is taken over by what is gained.  Because what we appreciate, appreciates.  What we focus on, expands.  So when we focus on lack, we have more lack.  But when we put laser attention into the good, get really clear on what makes us happy, we get more of that.

And who doesn’t want to be happier?


download-2Angela Simson is a female health + happiness coach, writer and speaker.  She is the creator of The Gratitude Project blog which inspires thousands of women to step into their light and live their best life.  Angela is also the mind behind 30 DAYS OF SELF CARE and THE GRATITUDE TRANSFORMATION and has added cacao filled joy into many kitchens with her recipe book TREAT YOUR TASTEBUDS.  Through her time as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, Angela has coached dozens of women personally through her private coaching practice and hundreds more with her online program.

Angela is one hundred percent committed to giving women the tools to completely change their lives through small acts of gratitude, tweaks in nourishing their bodies and the power to create what they desire in their relationships, career and personal lives.

You can connect with Angela Simson on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Youtube and www.the-gratitude-project.com

Jasmin Kechel

Since the very beginning of Soul Sister Circle, Jasmin Kechel from Lemon Canary has been by my side, supporting every step of the journey. From friendship, business council, Motherhood tips and candles (lots and lots of candles) Jas has been a constant beacon of comfort, inspiration and love and I’m so delighted to introduce you to her.

Jasmin Kechel is the founder and owner of Boutique Aromatherapy Company Lemon Canary. Jasmin stems from a background in Beauty Therapy, Aromatherapy, Yoga, Meditation, Reiki and Longhaul Flying. Her goal was to create a business that makes it easy to express your emotions to another person through a gift. Jasmin marries her handcrafted products alongside other carefully selected etheral gifts to create a one of a kind gift for yourself or someone you love. She gives back to the community through her Canary Project and her ultimate goal is to spread love and change the world.

We talk to Jasmin about her favourite things, building her business and the true essence of Lemon Canary…

 

SSC: So let’s begin with a little bit about you. How would you describe yourself in three words? What gets you up in the morning? And what’s your favourite season?

Jasmin: Mmm.. three words..  Passionate. Sensitive. Loyal.

I would have to say what gets me up, literally, is my boys jumping on my head, one day in about 10 years time I’m hoping to have a sleep in LOL.

My favourite season is Spring, I love the birds and the Jasmine that blooms in our front garden, sitting outside with a little tea in the late afternoon and smelling that is absolute bliss.

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SSC: Tell us a little about your love filled company Lemon Canary… Where did the idea and name come from? What is the underlying essence of the company and what did you hope to achieve through creating Lemon Canary?

Jasmin: I wish I had a good story for the name as I get asked all the time, it’s the first name I ever came up with and nothing else seemed quite right afterwards. I wanted a name that allowed me to branch out into other avenues if I desired so that I wasn’t tied only to candles.

The idea for Lemon Canary was born from my desire to create a business that I was passionate about. I had been in a job for 13 years that I disliked and felt that if I wanted more happiness and joy from my career it was up to me to create it. I searched for many years to find something that I wanted to do, making a hobby into a business was something that took me by surprise. I think often we can’t imagine that our hobby could become our primary source of income.

The underlying essence of Lemon Canary is love. My goal was for others to be able to express their feelings towards others with beautiful, handcrafted, thoughtful products. I felt if I could create connection between two people and give them the ease of expression love and understanding would follow.

SSC: Talk to us about life before Lemon Canary… What did life look like for you before you began your business?  What were your interests and passions, what brought a smile to your face?

Jasmin : After I finished school I studied and became a Beauty Therapist, I really loved the caring aspects of the job, I found a lot of joy in making people feel loved. I studied Aromatherapy and started a little salon from home making my own products. I was working hospitality jobs on the side from 14 and the opportunity came along for me to apply as a longhaul flight attendant with Qantas, my years of hospitality experience and my second language (German) helped me get the job. I was 19 and was ready to see the world, flying was a wonderful experience, I stayed in the job for 13 years, life looked like, airports, planes, shift work, hotel rooms, shopping, sightseeing and drenching myself in the big wide world. I wouldn’t trade those years for anything but after about 13 years I became tired of missing out on being at home with the people I loved. I was often tired to the point of illness and utterly exhausted. The job was very demanding physically and when my son came along, also emotionally, I really missed him.

When my Dad became ill I made a decision to leave and pursue yoga and meditation, a far cry from the demands of flying life. I started using my Aromatherapy knowledge to make little candles for my meditation and had such great feedback that I made some more.. and some more. I remember having a moment where I connected the dots, all those years ago, if I hadn’t fallen into flying I don’t think I would have done just what I’m doing now. Flying was like an intermission in my true calling.

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SSC: What does “love and connection between people and within ourselves” mean to you? And how do you practice self-love?

Jasmin: I think this is such a personal thing and can vary depending on your experiences. For me love and connection is the ability to love wholeheartedly, this means listening without thinking about what you’re going to say next, hugging (when required), noticing when someone is down and they need some extra care, sharing what you have, loving people for who they are right now and not putting expectations on them. In a nutshell, accepting and loving what is.

I practice self love a few ways, one is rituals. I treat myself like a lover would, I run a bath for myself, lay out a nice towel and robe, make a tea, light a candle, give myself a body scrub and then I put on my favourite pjs and read a nice book. I also go to bed early and have naps when I can despite my housework or workload. I listen to my body and treat it with respect, when it’s not well I take it easy and when it is I exercise gently.

SSC: The Canary Project is something quite special and close to your heart… talk to us about why it means so much for you to give back to the community and what charities you have been focusing on?

Jasmin: Yes is is and thank-you for asking about it. When my Dad passed away last year I started ‘The Canary Project’, I donate money from my product sales into the Canary Project. At the moment I am raising $3000 towards clown doctors, a charity that sends clowns into the children’s wards of the hospitals to make them laugh. When I was little I was in hospital for a spell and my Dad used to visit me and make me laugh, he would dress up and tell me jokes, so this cause is very close to my heart. The logo is an Eagle (his favorite bird) pulling up an anchor with it’s talons (he was a sailor) and it reads ‘refuse to sink’. It feels good to give back to the community and I get so much joy that I’m doing it in his memory.

SSC: Being a busy business owner, what do you do to take time for out for yourself? Or do you have any daily rituals that bring about some calm to your day or set you up for an inspiring day?

Jasmin: When I arrive at the studio I put my bag down and set up my laptop. Then I place on a chant or meditation and light my candles (I have a little table) then I sit down in front of it for 10 minutes and breathe slowly and deeply, I think about what I would like to achieve in the day and set myself the intention to behave in a way that I am proud of and that improves the state of the world. As I have young kids some mornings can be quite ‘busy’ so this really helps me to reign in my thoughts and actions for the day.

SSC: What are your top 3 tips for someone who may want to start their own online business? And what did you wish you knew before you had started out?

Jasmin:  

  1. Make sure you love what you do, when things get tough you need to really LOVE it! Don’t just grab any idea that comes along, grab the one that makes you lie awake at night because you simply have to do it.
  1. Don’t look sideways, it doesn’t matter who is doing what, you will bring your own flavour and beauty to whatever you do, there is room for everyone.
  1. Less is more. You will be successful because of what you don’t make as much as what you do. Too much choice is confusing.

There are so many things that I wish I’d known. I think the biggest one was believing in myself. I made a few products to try and please what I thought the market wanted instead of what I really wanted and these were never a success. If a product or service doesn’t work move on, don’t dwell on it. Listen to the beat of your own rhythm, if you love it chances are someone else will too. The best creative gifts are always the authentic ones.

SSC: What is your favourite essential oil or candle scent and why? How do you believe scent can impact someone’s day or bring about a sense of peace to their mind?

Jasmin: My favourite Essential Oil is Dream, I put it in my diffuser every night and the smell triggers sleep for me. Smell/scent is one of nature’s wonderful gifts, it can transport you directly to a place that was all but forgotten and bring it to life in an instant, what a gift!

        

SSC: What are your hopes and dreams for the future? And what would you like to achieve in the near future?

Jasmin: My hopes and dreams are to continue serving as I am and to reach as many people as possible with my products in hope that they can then experience self love and share love with others. As long as my products are supported I will continue to make them. I would like to achieve a gentle balance between being a Mum, Wife and Business Owner and also taking care of myself. In short a simple happy life.

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Emma Mildon – A Guide to Crystals

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Curious about all things gemstones and crystals? Of quartz you are!

Every self-respecting Soul Sister or Soul Searcher will own at least one crystal in some shape of form. A ring, a mala, that weird stone you found but always kept… they all have a meaning, an energy, a healing property, or frequency. So what crystals can you use for what symptoms, and where do you start? I hear ya. When I started exploring crystals, the science behind which one I brought was simple… ‘Shiny!’

For those of you keen to explore crystals with a video guide, check out my MindBodyGreen Crystals 101 Course, where you can learn online, and on demand. Otherwise read on and get introduced to how crystals can become your new comrade in the wellbeing and holistic therapy department.

Throughout time crystals and stones have been used as a symbol of power by kings and queens, worn as jewellery, shown off in home ornamentation, praised in sacred ceremonies, held in prayer and meditation, and used for their healing properties in Reiki (a Japanese stress-reduction, healing, and relaxation practice), massage, and cleansing. Today it’s become more common than ever to see boho fashion accessories of crystals and gemstones styled on rings and long chained necklaces. Come on, who doesn’t love sparkles? Or things that are just straight up pretty!

Often the first thing about a crystal or gemstone a Soul Sister is drawn to is the colour. If you looked in your wardrobe right now, what colour would you see most of? What colour do you always gravitate toward? Can you see certain styles and colours you wore more when you were going through hard or happy times? I’m not judging your goth faze, or your everything-is-awesome fluro faze by the way. If I could send you a snap chat of my wardrobe to make you feel better about yours I would! Put it this way, you can see my spiritual evolution as my style shifted from brown cold corporate, to hipster, to full noise colour my life hippy.

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Think about what your favourite colour as a child? When we are children, we tend to be more in-tune with, connected to, and undistracted from our higher selves. Even that one colour of crayon we constantly picked out (and maybe drew all over the walls with) would reflect who we were as a person and point signs to what our purpose in this lifetime was.

Try This: think of a colour you are drawn to—visualize it in your head, imagine yourself wearing it, even imagine holding it as a glowing ball of coloured light in your hands. How do you feel? Let’s see what that colour represents, and why your subconscious mind directed your brain to plant that colour in your thoughts.

ColourMeaning
PurpleMagic, mystery, royalty, spirituality
RedAction, vitality, confidence, drive
PinkNurturing, love, self care
YellowCreativity, joy, happiness, healing
OrangeEnthusiasm, endurance, thoughtful
GreenFertility, nature, well being
BlueInspiration, youth, spirituality, truth
GoldWealth, success, prosperity
BrownGrounded, stable, wholesome
IndigoClarity, intuition, understanding
GreySecurity, conservative, independence
BlackProtection, self control, resilience
WhitePurity, kindness, wholeness

Crystals and gemstones can illuminate your thoughts, wishes, emotions, and dreams—they’re basically Mother Earth’s spiritual magnifying glass. Below are some crystals and gemstones to help with some common challenges and desires that I know I’ve encountered during my soul search, and that many others no doubt run up against in life from day to day.

Gemstone/CrystalPower/Energy
Rose QuartzNeed a love injection in your life? Love, romance, broken hearts (Rose quarts is the business when it comes to the heart A1:B14 Think of it as a crystal counsellor, consoling your soul as you wear or hold it. FYI, rose quartz is cheaper than therapy, so worth a try!
AmethystPersonally what I consider the big cheese of the crystal realm. The queen B of everything dream/sleep, healing, and focus.
JadeThose of you brave enough to Google jade egg don’t get too excited! Your hiding spot for your jade won’t become your money maker! But it is considered to bring luck – so you may get lucky! Jade supports money, wealth, and decision making.
Tigers EyeThe crystal of insight, luck, protection (Especially appropriate, let’s say, if you meet an actual tiger. Personally in my case I would opt for using it as a missile and gapping quick smart.
Clear QuartzThe ultimate crystal for dealing with negative peeps because it helps clear and cleanse energy. Like your own personal bad vibes vacuum!
AngeliteThis stone is all about angelic communication, unblocking spiritual connections (Angel-ite. Get it? Got it? Good.)
HowliteWhat I like to call the karmic stone. Past life connection, connects to your karmic lessons and absorbs anger. A powerful stone to keep around in times of conflict or challenges.
MoonstoneThe stone for fortune telling, connecting to your intuition (gaaaaze into the crystal oorrrbbbb…)
AquamarineThis stone always reminds me of the Atlantis era. Think meditation, spiritual connection and discovery. Like discovering new spiritual shores!
JasperFeeling like you are about to loose it? We’ve all been there. This stone is all about stability, aiding in eliminating emotional stress.
CitrineHad your confidence knocked? Citrine will help with self esteem, and protects against negativity. To super charge it, use it in conjunction with positive affirmations.
FluoriteAbsorbs and neutralizes negativity (and cavities! No, wait…that’s fluoride.) Just like bad breath needs neutralizing, Fluorite will help bring your vibe back into balance.
RubyThink about the royal-awesomeness that you are. Ruby is totes your crystal! Vitality, strength, passion (rawrrr…)

The simple presence of crystals can bring calm and serenity. We wear crystal jewellery, hold crystals in our hands, keep them in our pockets, bras, socks—wherever we can stuff ‘em (No, not there. Well, you can put crystals there, actually. Still curious? Have a glass of organic wine and Google “jade eggs.”) We display them in our homes, hang them in our cars or place them by our computers or under our pillows. After a while, crystals can become as natural and comforting a presence in your life as that pair of old beat-up sneakers you just can’t give up or your favourite morning coffee mug.

25111045-_uy1732_ss1732_For more exploration about all things crystals check our Emma Mildon’s book The Soul Searcher’s Handbook

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Emma Mildon, also knokenrick-rhys-photography-head-shotwn as the Spiritual Personal Assistant, is an International Columnist, #1 Best Selling Author, and spiritual philanthropist. As a world traveler, she has sought out medicine men, healers, physicists, authors, and artists to explore spirituality, channeling, and healing, and has also practiced meditation, yoga, and life coaching. Through it all, Emma has connected with like-minded soul searchers across the globe and aims to provide fun spiritual wisdom to her generation. Emma writes for The Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen, Wanderlust, Yoganonymous and is the author of the Best Selling book, The Soul Searchers HandbookShe is called the Spiritual Personal Assistant because her work helps people organise their new age life, think of her as a PA for your soul.

You can connect with Emma Mildon on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and  www.emmamildon.com

Julie Parker – Divine Feminine Business

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I know that – like me – you have probably chosen to start your own business because you desired more freedom and to make a difference in the lives of others. I feel you sister. And I see you too. This path of being our own boss lady is freeing and meaningful, but it also comes with mixed messages about what it takes to be truly successful too.

In the seemingly cutthroat world of business you could be forgiven for thinking that if you’re not ‘hustling’ or ‘busting your butt’ all the time, then you’re never going to get the clients or sales you want. You’re not alone if you think these things but I can truly share with you as the owner of a global business with employees and clients from all over the world, it doesn’t have to be that way. Deep exhale!

Currently in the world there is a rising spiritual consciousness of which women are at the forefront of. Gone are the ‘greed is good’ and profit over people business mantras, replaced by a deeper knowing and valuing of feminine traits such as caring, intuition and reverence for self and others. There is a new wave of female entrepreneurs that want to embrace their feminine sides, show genuine care for those whose lives their business touch, make contributions back to society and trust their inner knowing when it comes to making business decisions. They are more than happy to lead with their heart and are in fact looking for more ways to do just that.

The Divine Feminine is an infinite source of wisdom and innate feminine strength and power that lives inside all women, just waiting to be awakened with love and intent. It is the side of ourselves that traditionally may have been seen only to have a place in roles like mothering, however it is truly so much more than that and can be used in incredible ways to help you build your business. There is a Divine Feminine Goddess who lives inside all of us and here are just a few ways you can call upon this side of yourself to help not only grow your business but also love yourself as a Divine woman with more grace and ease.

  • Honour and Strengthen Your Intuition. Your intuition is your inner wisdom; an infinite well of knowledge inside your heart and soul. It can whisper to you at key moments and also be called upon when you are trying to decide something important. Ignoring your intuition and heart is ignoring your feminine side in business. The more you trust yourself and your inner knowing, the more your business will flow and be heart centered. This is not to say you will not need or even want to make decisions with your head. You will. Just ensure you make time to deeply tune into the well of feminine wisdom inside you as well. She knows you best – and she’s got your business back.
  • Slow down. Create space. Be gentle.  Beware the hustle! Of course as business owners there are going to be times when you will need to call upon your masculine side and work long hours or meet deadlines. That is a given and should not be dishonoured. However there is great feminine strength to be found in slowing down our work and diaries to create space for ourselves to just ‘be.’ And this ‘being’ can be anything you want – more sleep, time in the sun, reading – anything you desire. This is not wasted business time. In embracing the Divine Feminine it is time where you recharge, love yourself and be gentle with the most important asset in your business. You.
  •  Embrace Sacred Rituals and Space.   As a businesswoman and also a Priestess, I have come to truly love and value taking time every day to honour the Divine Feminine and Goddess within me. I do this through sacred rituals and having a space in my office that makes me feel beautiful, loving, giving and powerful. My rituals on most days involve chakra breathing and stretching, meditation, drawing an oracle card, journaling what I am grateful for and choosing crystals that I feel attuned to either wear or have near me at my desk. And the space in and around my office is filled with beautiful art, scented candles, fresh flowers and cards. Surrounding yourself with beauty and taking time to do things that embody your feminine and womb wisdom doesn’t just feel good. It is a way for you to feel more inspired, creative, loving, empowered and alive. All things which will deeply impact your work and business – and the lives of those you touch – in divine ways.
  • Love and Learn From Your Shadow. Owning your own business can be one of the greatest personal development journeys you ever take. You learn so much about yourself and your fears, insecurities and sabotaging traits, just as much as you do your gifts. These shadow qualities (which we all have) are nothing to be afraid of or push aside. They can in fact be your greatest teachers if you let them. By having the courage to lean into and learn from any tendencies you may have to be fearful, jealous, perfectionistic or constantly stressed and worried, you are honouring the dark feminine side of yourself that is calling to be loved. She is the side of you that may in fact hold the greatest key to understanding your true potential as a businesswoman and so ignore her at your peril! Embrace and learn what she is really trying to teach and tell you with love, and you may just uncover a fierce Goddess inside you who steps her business up to a whole new level.

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Choosing to be an entrepreneur and businesswoman takes courage. Choosing to be an entrepreneur and businesswoman who leads with her heart and intuition and embraces feminine qualities of nurturing, loving and kindness takes even more courage. The rewards though, like the Divine Feminine herself, are infinite.   Not only will you find yourself in more flow and alignment with your true desires and nature, you will inspire other women around you to do the same, and also contribute to a planet that is crying out for more love, respect and honour. And I couldn’t think of a better reason to honour your true feminine self as a businesswoman than that.

Here’s to you Goddess and all the feminine power inside you.


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Julie Parker is the CEO & Founder of The Beautiful You Coaching Academy where she passionately trains and supports heart centered people to bring their talents into the world as life coaches. The Editor in Chief of inspired COACH Magazine, a published author, and in demand speaker, Julie has inspired thousands of people on stages all over the world. She is the recipient of numerous leadership and women’s business awards and appears regularly in the media.

Julie is also a modern day Priestess and is committed to contributing to a world where feminine qualities of intuition, presence, nurturing and love, sit comfortably within the realms of global for profit entrepreneurship. Julie lives in Melbourne with her husband, stepdaughter and two much loved adopted cats.

You can connect with Julie Parker on FacebookInstagramTwitter @_julieparker and at juliesuzanneparker.com.


Feeling called to RISE and embrace your inner Divine Feminine?

We have a beautiful Soul Sister Circle event in celebration of the Spring Equinox in
Sydney this Friday the 23rd September!

The beautiful Julie Parker will be speaking alongside the inspiring Megan Dalla Camina, with soulful music, nourishing foods, refreshing juices & the most epic goodie bag!

You can read more about the event and buy tickets HERE!

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