There is an element of me here which is thinking what I’m about to say sounds distinctly woo woo. But in the interests of being honest and authentic with myself, and with you, I’m going to say it anyway.

When the planets align for you, life is pretty freaking awesome.

I’ve read a lot recently, and more importantly, experienced a lot about finding your Dharma, living on purpose and following your flow. This absolutely isn’t a new thing. I’ve been looking for my purpose and spiritual home since I was 15 and realised I was being brainwashed by a well-meaning catholic nun who was trying to convince me the devil was real and living inside my best friend (true story).

When we live on purpose and in our flow, it means that we are in tune with the greater universal energy or consciousness. Now, I totally get you may not be religious but all I’m talking about is the collective energy of our consciousness, the same energy proved by quantum physicists which connects us all together.

Now that my focus has fully shifted from doing what was expected of me to doing what I know is in my heart today, things have got so much easier. I don’t have to worry about making decisions because I instinctively know the right answer for me. I wake up feeling excited about the day ahead because I love my work and I know I’m making a very real difference in peoples’ lives and raising everyone’s energy. My relationships are improving because I’m coming at them from a place of love, rather than fear or worry. I’m being unapologetically myself, and I want that for everyone else too.

I wanted to try to identify what exactly has shifted for me recently so I could share it with you guys and also to remind myself if at any point I need to get back on track in the future. What I came up with is by no means a blueprint for happiness, but it certainly helped me.

I picked up my daily meditation practice again. Ten minutes each night before I went to bed. I even do it now when I’m already in bed, so there’s no excuse. I close my eyes and inhale ‘Love’, exhale ‘Fear’ and surrender to my intuition.

I continued my yoga practice and surrounded myself with positive people who ‘got’ me. I can’t stress how important this was and is. When you’re trying to get in to a more positive mindset and learning to be more authentic, it really helps to be around people who you feel comfortable being yourself with and who will encourage you to be the best version of yourself (it’s a sad fact that many family members and loved ones actively discourage you from being the best version of yourself, mainly out of fear of you moving on from them on to something ‘better’).

Ultimately, what’s important is to give yourself time to listen to the voice in your head [she says, trying not to imagine a crazy person mumbling away to themselves….not that I do that…ever]. By giving yourself some quiet time to tune in to this intuition, you’ll eventually start to feel drawn to do something or change something, stay with that and start making small changes, the rest will come.

I’m Emma Brooke. I work with beautiful, intelligent, compassionate and spiritual ladies like you, who have somehow stepped away from their true selves and aren’t entirely sure how to get themselves back again. In my signature program, I take you step by step over an eight week period from overwhelm and mental exhaustion to selfish-centeredness – knowing what you want, what you need and how you can make yourself and those you love feel fulfilled and complete. Instagram   Facebook   Twitter