Reflections

 

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Having a cup of tea and reflecting on how my life has changed over the last 12 months.

This time last year I had no idea at all that I would be doing the work that I am doing now or how much joy it would be bringing me.

I am working with and meeting the most amazing people, mainly women I hasten to add, who are starting to think that enough is enough and there has got to be more to life than this.

They come to me for either a reading, or a healing or even to meet for a coffee and a chat and some of what only I can call “revelations” that are coming to light for them are just awesome.

I have met with some incredible women, who are already doing a great job, but who are set to become real leaders in their own way and who will be making a big difference to people’s lives in the future.

Other people have had readings and have realised with a sense of relief and joy that they don’t have to carry on doing what they are doing.  And that by changing their life and living in their truth – which is the most important thing – well that and being happy within themselves, that they not only will they be living a life that they desire but will also be teaching their children and grandchildren that you don’t have to settle for just any old life.

You can choose what you want to do and just go out and do it. 

So I want to take this time to say a huge big thank you to those of you who have come to me for readings, or healings, for bringing joy into my life and for allowing me to do the most wonderful work in the world (well in my eyes anyway).

THANK YOU

Lots of love

Izzy xxx

A Wondrous Day

Stokes Bay 7 March 2014Sitting in my conservatory at the end of a beautiful afternoon with the last rays of sunshine on my face, I feel so blessed to have had such a wondrous day.

I haven’t spent a penny but I have had some of the most beautiful gifts that I could ever ask for.

I have had the glorious sunshine on a March day, I have had wonderful company, I have had a walk along the beautiful Hamble river, which over the last few weeks has had such devastation and power inflicted upon it but now flows so majestically again.  The carnage that the storms have brought in evident on the banks of the river, most of it man made too (not so wondrous I have to say!).

I have walked through the woods and heard the various bird song, seen 2 Buzzards flying over head their distinctive cry to be heard for some distance.  Seen numerous Robins and Blue Tits flitting around and singing to their hearts content.  Seen Pussy Willows and Catkins, Daffodils and Snow Drops, the Bluebells starting to sprout getting ready to cover the woods with the glorious carpet of purply blue.  I have even seen my first butterfly of the year and a yellow one at that.

I have spent quality time with my husband whilst we walked our trusty four legged companions.  And laughed at the dogs frolicking in the streams and chasing around the woods trying to find the Deer that they could so obviously smell.

We have met other people, strangers to us, and we have passed the time of day with them.  Laughing and joking and chatting away.

People smiling, laughing, walking through the mud and puddles with their wellies on, enjoying the sunshine.

And then this afternoon I have spent time in my garden digging over the veggie patch, getting it ready to grow the vegetables and salads that will sustain us during the summer days to come.

To some this may sound dull and boring – to me it is what fuels my heart and soul.

Life sometimes gets too complicated.  We let our worries and concerns take over everything and we stop seeing the beauty that is around us because we get too caught up in the day to day living.

We don’t have to have money either to enjoy what is around us, we just need to open our eyes, ears, nose, our hearts and our minds and let the beauty around us flow in.

Starting to appreciate what we have around us rather than always striving to get somewhere else is one of the greatest lessons that we can learn.

We run around like headless chickens most of the time, trying to fit everything into one day.  Trying to be Superman or Wonder Woman and not stopping to breathe.  Falling into bed at the end of the day absolutely shattered and worn out.    Always dashing here, dashing there with never any time to take note of beauty around us.

Jumping off the roller coaster and taking stock is one of the things that we should do on a regular basis.

Why don’t you try doing it for a while and see just how much better you feel inside?

P.S I forgot to take a photo of my time in the woods, so I hope the one of The Solent that I took on the 7 March will suffice x

Are You Ready To Let The Magic In?

Do you believe that your life is mapped out for you and that you don’t have a choice in the matter?

  • Are you tired of the day to day drudgery, of going to work, working hard, looking after the family and not having enough time, energy or money to do what you really want to do?
  • Are you tired of struggling to make ends meet?
  • Does  it feel that you never seem to have enough to pay the bills, the mortgage the rent and have any spare for a few nights out, new toys for the kids, holidays away?
  • Do you look at houses and cars and exotic holidays and wish that you could have them but deep down you know that you cannot afford them and you stop dreaming straight away.  They are for someone else not for you!
  • Did you have dreams of how your life would be, but you now see them drifting away.  Life and reality has now taken over.

Well what if I was to tell you that you take charge of your life and can start to make some really positive changes to it – and that it won’t take a lot to do it either, what would you say?

What I am going to say next may make me sound as though I am completely bonkers and off my trolley!  But I am going to say it anyway because that is just how passionate I am about getting this message out there.

About 12 months ago I learnt all about Spirit Guides and Angels and how they can help you to live an easier life!

I know that some of you will be rolling your eyes now and reaching for the mouse to click away from the post.  But don’t go just yet, just hear me out.

With the help of your “guides”, and we all have them, you can make your life a whole lot simpler.  You can manifest the life that you dream about.   You can get help with some of the every day things that seem to challenge you.  For example:

  • Getting a parking space where you want one
  • Getting to a meeting on time when it looks as though time is against you
  • Getting problems fixed at home or at work
  • Having money to pay the bills

The list goes on…..

I would love to be able to teach you just how simple this is to do.  It isn’t scary, or dark or sinister, you don’t have to be religious in anyway (I’m not at all), instead it is very comforting, fun and can be quite frankly unbelievable.  But most of all it is amazing!

Because I want to share with you what I have learnt I will be running a 4 week online programme, starting on the 12 February 2014,  (just one call per week) talking about angels and guides and how you can work with them to make your life easier, to get clarity in your life, to feel so supported and to be able to get the life that you really want.

No more putting up with second best or struggling to make ends meet.  Instead living the life that you have always dreamt of and being the person that you really want to be, and not the one that you think you ought to be.

If you would like to find out more about the course then please follow the link here:

http://thelisteningaunt.com/working-with-your-angels/

By putting into practice the things that I can teach, you almost straight away you will start to notice positive differences and your life will start to change because you will have a different outlook on it.

If you have any questions at all about the programme or would like to book a reading with me then please contact me either by sending me a private message or by emailing me at Isobel@thelisteningaunt.com

Let the magic begin!

Love from Izzy x

 

 

Feeling On Top Of The World

 

 

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Happy New Year to you. I hope that you have had a lovely time over the festive period.

I have just spent a few days in one of my favourite places Swanage in Dorset. I absolutely love it down there it makes me feel so alive, happy and at ease with my life.

One morning, I walked to the top of the nearby hill and as I walked along the ridge I felt like I was on top of the world, not just because of the fantastic view up there, but also because of how I feel inside.

Whilst I walked along with my dogs, I spent time reflecting on 2013, which I can quite honestly say has been the best year of my life so far. It has been absolutely amazing.

I have learnt so much and I have completely changed my outlook on life because of the lessons and the experiences that I have had.

And I say “so far” because I know that this is only the beginning and that the rest of my life is going to be even better.

My Life

There will be no more putting up with things because I think that I have to, there will be no more struggling to make ends meet and worrying about the lack of money.

I will be putting myself first and will be going out to enjoy my life in all of it’s glory. That may sound a very selfish thing to say, but it isn’t.  I know that if I am happy then those people closest to me will be happy too.   If I am happy then I will attract happiness and good things into my life.  This is another lesson that I have learnt recently.Swanage beach 31.01.13

I now know that my future is in my own hands, that I can write my life as I want to live it and that I have the means and the power to do that.  I know that I am able to manifest the life that I want.

Powerful stuff eh!

My Gifts

People often talk about legacies and what you will leave behind when you die. I have really struggled with this in the past. I couldn’t think of anything that I excelled at.

I am a good PA and run a successful business.  I am a great mum and have 3 brilliant children who bring me so much joy, but I knew there must be something else for me to do.

I wanted to make a difference and help people, but I didn’t really know what I could do that would not only make a difference,  but most importantly would be something that I would enjoy doing.

Well last year, after 52 years, I found out why I am here and finally realised the gifts that I have.

I realised that I am psychic, that I have been here many times before (I have even proved back one of my past lives – and that story along with others will be in my book when I write it). I have learnt that I have many guides who are there to support me and I learnt that I am able to channel other people’s guides too!

How brilliant is that!

I have also learnt how to manifest what I want in my life, which is incredibly powerful, but relatively easy to do when you know how.

And I get so much joy from using my powers. Not only for myself, but for my family, friends and clients to help them to gain clarity,  get answers to their questions from their guides and to live the life that they want and desire.

I feel very, very blessed.

And so 2014 is going to be even more amazing and I am really looking forward to working with some incredible people – helping them to make positive changes to their lives.

If you would like to find out more about how you can work with me then please Click here  or email me at isobel@thelisteningaunt.com for details.

Wishing you all a fabulous 2014!

I felt so worthless

 

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I can hardly begin to explain or describe just how low and worthless I felt when I was going through a bout of depression back in the early 1990s.  The feeling of despair was overwhelming.

Every day was the same – it was bleak, dreary, dark and life to me seemed hardly worth living.

I ran through the motions of looking after my 3 young children.  I would feed them, wash and change them and took the eldest to nursery school.  But I didn’t feel any joy at all in doing it.   I just went through the motions in a robotic way.

Don’t get me wrong I loved them all very much, but I wasn’t enjoying my life at that time.

I stopped meeting with my friends and stayed at home most of the time.  Even when I picked up my daughter from school I tended to hang back from the rest of the mums, I just felt as though I didn’t have anything useful or interesting to say to them.  Now this was not me, I was always the life and soul of the party, but suddenly I wanted to shy away from everyone and everything.

And then when I did speak I used to forget half of what I wanted to say, usually in the middle of a sentence, which was very embarrassing.

It was a very sad and dark time.

I liken it to being at the bottom of a cold dark well and looking up and seeing a pin point of light at the top. I can honestly say that it was the lowest point of my life.

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I didn’t realise at first what was wrong with me, I didn’t know that it was post natal depression.  I thought that you got that just after the baby was born, the twins by this time were coming up for 12 months old, so I never even considered it to be that.

I just knew that things weren’t right and that I needed some help. But I felt too ashamed to be feeling this way. After all aren’t you supposed to feel over the moon when you have a baby (or 2 in my case)?

Funnily enough, I did go to the GPs on a regular basis, in fact weekly I would say, as it always seemed that one of the children had something wrong with them.  The doctor would quite often ask how I was, but it seemed that when I was there I was actually feeling ok or having a good day and so I would always say that I was fine, only to feel ill and low again a few hours later.

Then one day I was with a friend at her house

We got chatting and  we got onto to the subject about how I was feeling.   Unbeknown to me she had suffered from post natal depression a few years earlier, so although she didn’t know exactly how I was feeling (let’s face it no one ever does really do they) she had an idea of what I was going through.

She immediately ordered me to go home and write down my feelings straight away and describe how bad I felt and how low I was.  In fact she encouraged me to get down on paper my inner most feelings at that moment in time.

She then told me to pick up the phone and book myself a GP appointment.  She looked after the children whilst I did this, so that I wouldn’t get distracted and so that I could have some valuable time on my own.

I got an appointment for the next day, I have a feeling that I had a note on my records and that the Health Visitor and GP were aware of what I was going through, as I had no trouble at all getting an appointment with my doctor.   I doubt that with the booking systems the way they are these days that anyone can get in so quickly!!  But back then it was easier.

As expected I felt ok that day.  But this time when the doctor asked me how I was I literally threw the letter at him.    He read it and said

“Well Isobel, it seems like you are depressed – it is nothing to be ashamed of as it is an illness and don’t worry because we can help you to get better.”

At that point I burst into tears, in a way I was so relieved.  I wasn’t going mad, there was something wrong with me and they could make me better.

It took a while to recover and I did have a number of blips.  It was a hard journey with lots of ups and downs but with the help of my family and friends I did get through it.

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There have been times since when I have had troubles and have felt like the whole world is on my shoulders, but I have never felt like that again.

And if I even have the slightest hint that I am going down that same path, then I immediately do something to stop it from happening.

I put on some music that inspires me, I have a dance around, I go out for a walk, or go swimming, I go out and do some gardening, or go for a bike ride, or phone a friend, or go to sleep……. anything that will lift my spirits and distract me from the way I am feeling!

I can never go back there again!

I will always be indebted to Debbie, my friend, she listened to me, she heard me out and knew just what to do about it.

She knew just what to do at that specific time in my life.

She was a friend indeed and I will never forget it for as long as I live.

Listening to someone, letting them get things off their chest and into the open is often the first step to their recovery.