Monday, 15 July 2013

link party ♢ weekly wishes #4

This week I suffered a personal setback in regards to my application for the degree course I wanted to start this year. After sitting down with the prospectus, a notebook and a calculator I realized that the total monthly fees are going to be higher than I first thought and will be way out of my budget. My heart fell in to my feet when I realized this and that night I tossed and turned till 5 am, mind churning, feeling deflated and disappointed and angry at myself for not realizing sooner.
The following morning, after beating myself up over it all night and feeling pretty exhausted and low-spirited I turned to my best critic and biggest supporter. I talked to my Mom.

How do Mom's do it? After talking it through with her I felt stronger and more determined than ever. This is just a setback. I may not be able to do this particular course, but there will be another course I can do that better suits my budget. It's not defeat, it's simply back to the drawing board. I suppose I have a tendency to catastrophize situations; here I was thinking my dream lay shattered into tiny splinters at my feet. My Mom simply  bent down, picked up the pieces and rearranged them to make a slightly different picture, and I love her for that.

For this week's Weekly Wishes challenge I want to focus on something that will help redirect my mindset and emotional reactions and ultimately help me on my path to following my dream.
I've been teaching myself about the different chakras recently and I've learned some wonderful methods of opening the heart chakra which I think will benefit me in all aspects of my life.
This week I will challenge myself to apply the following methods to awaken my heart chakra because for me, to practise these in your daily life is to be a better, loving, and more accepting person...

~5 Ways to Open Your Heart Chakra~

1. Be love~ don't be a martyr, allow yourself to be loved, especially by yourself

2. Give love~ love others, love unconditionally and unselfishly and whether they are deserving of it or not

3. The grass isn't always greener~ like the quote says "comparison is the thief of joy", be happy with your lot

4. Practise yoga~ camel pose is a great one for clearing a blocked heart chakra

5. Forgive~ even if they are not sorry, let go of past anger, hurt, grief. Don't look back, you're not going that way.


I think that by trying my hardest to adhere to these pledges this week will definitely be a challenge, but it will help me to let go of certain things I don't need to carry any more and which may have been holding me back in my journey this far.

I'll be back next Monday to let you know how I got on.

If you read the first three words of the previous sentence and thought of Terminator then I love you and we should definitely be friends.



  1. What a great posts, I had no clue about opening up chakras and I am happy to try it this week as well. On another note I am the same when one path closes I just see the pieces and not the next path without a little help and it is great you were able to get back on track so fast.

    1. I knew very little about them either but when I started to read up on them I was hooked. It's a shame these things have a "new-age nonsense" label put on them in our society when they're basically the ABC's of being a healthy happy person ^^

  2. Sad to hear about the course, but your mother is right it is only a setback not the end. Great little write-up on your goal for this week. :) I hope you knock this one out of the park!

    1. You're an amazing cheerleader, thanks so much for the lovely encouragement!

  3. I agree with your mom! For some reason, this happened and was MEANT TO HAPPEN. That's how I often feel... I also put everything into perspective. When I was hit by the car? I was shocked. But I thought... this could be worse. I am alive. I may be in pain, and shocked, but I am alive and quite healthy.

    When you think like that, most stuff doesn't seem too bad. :)

    I have such an urge to work on chakra opening, balancing and just connectedness.

    1. Agreed, there's ALWAYS a scenario where things could have been worse. Sorry to hear about your accident though and I'm glad you came out ok xxxx

  4. Ahh comparison is indeed the thief of joy...I love that quote. If you haven't seen it already, there's a really pretty word art of that quote on my blog from two or three days ago. It's currently my desktop--maybe you'd like that too! Anyways, I know everything will work out for you and I hope you have "the serenity to accept the things you cannot change". Thinking of you. xx

    Allie /

    1. I've nabbed that for my own desktop~ and thank you for the great idea of using different word art as my background! So inspiring, thank you Allie! x

  5. I'm sorry things didn't work out the way you had wanted, but you are so blessed to have a mom that can give you that kind of perspective. These seem like great goals to have and something that we should all strive to apply to our lives!

    And don't worry, everything happens for a reason! If this isn't what you were meant to do right now, then another opportunity will open up!

    xoxo Jess
    Foreign Room

    1. I am blessed and I try to remember to count those blessing as often as I can.
      Thank you for your lovely words Jess! x

  6. Hello,
    Have you considered dietetics? You can train to do it for free with the NHS and they even give you a bursary. Might not be the sort of thing you want but I'm sure you could branch out once you had the basic training under your belt. Have a look at NHS careers.
    Blessings to you

    1. This is amazing advice, I had never considered that or even knew it was an option. I am going to sit on the laptop and do some digging into this today..I can't thank you enough Anon, blessings to you too!! xxx