Open for Miracles?

Do you believe in miracles?  Are you familiar with the term ‘Law of Attraction’?  A Course In Miracles says a miracle is simply a ‘shift in perspective’. As always, I want to be transparent with you… I’ve been diving deep into the process of my own personal development, both inner and outer work over the last few years, you may relate to this too.  Some of this is about my physical journey of living with a disability, understanding and owning my relationship with this part of me. Redefining my identity as a Mama who’s children have flown the nest, challenges with my romantic relationship, the decision to set myself free and selling up my home, the coaching world and my place within this changing industry, peri-menopause and the shifts I’ve noticed in my body… getting clear on what’s important to me now. I’ve definitely felt ‘off centre’ at times and decided to take a semi break from social media.  Sometimes it just feels too noisy, does that make sense?  That’s included a break from our Facebook group Global Fab Friends, I’ve not been in the group for many months and that was a conscious decision to give back to myself.  It’s by taking control of your own life that you, re-connect with your spirit, honour your vales and begin to feel refreshed and vital once again.  It’s like ‘coming home’ to yourself.  I’m going to be sharing more about my journey in the coming weeks, as I think it may resonate with you – and help you too. When you make the decision to embark on a personal development journey, it’s a never ending process as you notice and unpick the patterns of thought that hold you back (limiting beliefs) and make sense of the life you’ve created for yourself.  I made a financial investment to get the support I needed, as I was going around and around in circles.  I’m so glad I did! Now feeling this gorgeous sense of vitally again, high vibing, honouring myself, I’m finding the miracles are coming thick and fast once again. You could also say these are synchronicities, coincidences, the Law of Attraction at play or even luck – and you’d be right.  There is no one way to describe them. So what have the big ones been in the last 3 weeks? First Miracle:  Well, as you may know, I’ve been on holiday to Barbados.  My partner and I had booked seats in premium economy – I’ve always wanted to fly Upper Class but it’s not been been something we’ve done.  I always ask to have a look behind the curtain before I leave the plane and I’ve promised myself I would one day travel this way.  Can you imagine my surprise when we checked in our suitcases at Gatwick airport, we were told that the seats in premium economy were over booked and we had been chosen for a complimentary upgrade to Upper Class!  I couldn’t believe my good fortune!  I was SO excited!!!!  A dream come true for sure. I had an intuitive download, that this was gift from the Universe, for finally after 40+ year of denying my condition, being rewarded for having the courage to ask from airport assistance for the first time in my life.  To no longer struggle if I didn’t need to – being open to receiving and having my needs met. Being able to sit with my feet up was fabulous for my challenged ankle joint – and to have a sleep on a flat bed as the plane flew through the sky was just surreal!  I felt so full of gratitude for this incredible gift and had such a spring in my step when I got off the plane. Second Miracle:  Since our last visit to Barbados 2 years ago, I’m connected with a Barbadian chap called Justin via Instagram (I love that social media platform).  I didn’t say where I was staying on Instagram… but secretly I hoped that I’d meet him on my visit.  On my second morning, I caught a glimpse of someone who looked like Justin in the buffet restaurant, getting his breakfast.  I told my partner that I thought it was Justin… my heart fluttered with excitement and I felt my face glowing red. Andrew said “No, it won’t be him, let’s just get seated”… but if you know me, you’ll know that I don’t give up!  After we’d been shown to our table, I went to the buffet to choose my breakfast – and he wasn’t there.  So I weaved my way back through the small restaurant with my breakfast plate in hand – and spotted this chap again at a table with about 8 people… I was shaking… “Hello”  I said… he looked at me – and then to the left and right and back at me… I asked “Are you Justin?”  I waited… “Yes” came back his answer – and I said ‘It’s me, I’m Ali”…. oh my goodness we both beamed with the biggest smiles… What were the chances of that meeting?  Of all the hotels, restaurants, cafes in Barbados, what were the chances of him being where I was staying?  And us both being there at the same time in the morning?  Again nothing short of – miraculous. Third Miracle:  In our hotel room and around the hotel, there were somebeautiful prints of coconut trees and banana trees – each with a special dedication of a member of the royal family.  I admired and studied them greatly… Last Friday, back in the UK I went to meet with my peers for our quarterly Mastermind Meeting – to a sleepy pub/hotel we’d been to so many times before in Yattendon, Berkshire.  I chose to sit in a different place to my usual seat, as I was the first to arrive.  And straight in front of me… were the same pictures!  The coconut trees and banana tress – with the dedication… No way!  Yes way!  I Googled them later and found they were from a The Natural History of Barbados book, dated 1750!  How bizarre that they would be there in Berkshire – and I’ve been in that room so many times before and never seen them. Each of these, feel like miracles and they fill my heart with joy, I feel expanded, alive and now – again I’m expecting miracles to unfold.  Miracles come in so many different ways, big and small.   They remind us that the Universe has our back…   The inner work that I’ve been doing is now rewarding me in so many different ways!  Are you open to miracles? I’m playing with the idea of hosting an intimate retreat in Barbados next year – I feel a deep connection with this tiny, paradise, Caribbean island and I think you would too.  Go on, let me know if this excites you, too? Doing this inner work, clearing out your out dated beliefs and making sense of how life is now… what you really desire for yourself moving forward isn’t for the faint hearted. I didn’t do it alone, that’s almost impossible.  Even as an empowerment coach, I invested in support to have someone witness me, stretch me to think in new ways, to open myself up to what is possible and to rise up again. If you’d like to have a conversation with me about how I could help you to rise again – message me at ali@alisoleil.com and we’ll set up an informal call to explore if we’re a good fit for each other. Here’s to the miraculous and creating the life you desire! Love Ali xx

Life is Fragile – You ARE Strong

The world over has been reeling from the devastating Hurricane Irma and Harvey, the fires in California, earthquakes in Mexico, flooding in India, Nepal, Bangladesh as well as recent terrorist attacks.  You may know someone who has been caught up in these terrible events and as my email goes out around the world, if that’s you, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I returned this week from my holiday in Barbados in the Caribbean, it was a wonderful time away and we were fortunate that Hurricane Irma’s presence, only meant the ocean was whipped up for a few days and beaches closed to swimmers.  I chatted quietly with a number of Bajan locals who were waiting  desperately for news of family and friends in the neighbouring islands… and as the time went on, they finally received word that their loved ones were safe. One of my daughter’s childhood friends Kat, was in Miami and despite her best efforts to leave, had to stay where she was.  She was scared, unprepared, emotional as she sent her love to her cherished family and friends and awaited the full force of Hurricane Irma. It was a life changing experience for her.  A time for us all to reflect on the fragility of life.  A deep sense of thankfulness for coming through the other side.  And Kat realised, just how STRONG she is… we’ve always told her she’s strong, but she finally got it. YOU ARE STRONG TOO.  Never doubt that.  In the face of adversity you draw deep on strength and inner power you always have available to you. Remember a time when you experienced that?  Channel this inner power and use it  whenever you’re faced with a steep challenge.  RISE UP. I know I am here to support women to feel empowered and to rise up again.  It’s at times like this that my mission feels deepened and more urgent. I’d like you to consider what’s really important to you right now? If you weren’t afraid, what would you be doing differently? What do you need to do next? Who would you like to send a note of appreciation or love to? Who is it time to forgive and unburden yourself in the process? If you can find a way to contribute to one of the funds to help those who are homeless rebuild their lives, please do so.  If that’s not possible, please take a moment to be still, close your eyes, breathe deeply so you feel the life force within you, and connect, heart to heart with those who right now need to feel loved, that they matter and that their is hope. It feels a bit insensitive to talk about my holiday miracles now, so I’m going to save them and share with you next week. Stay safe, stay thankful and I’m sending you my love. Ali xx  

Hey you! Love Bubble!

When I arrived at a London train station recently, there were a mass of people all going this way and that.  It was a warm day and I seemed to be surrounded by middle aged business men in suits jostling their way to the exit machines, looking hot, stressed and pre-occupied. I felt the need to watch my step so I didn’t get knocked over.  And then I noticed one of the men had a wedding ring on his finger and my feelings changed.  I stopped seeing this man as a hot, sweaty body – and instead wondered how his wife/husband saw him. In my mind, I transformed him into a beautiful love-bubble and I looked around with a smile on my face and saw all these people as just big love-bubbles.  Suddenly, I was in a safe space and I transformed how I saw the station and its passengers. Many amazing things happened in my evening – and I’m sure each were little miracles.  I chose to feel love and the miracles came. Now it’s your turn to see the love-bubbles! And call in your miracles. Have a great week! With love and love bubbles Ali x

Desire More Clients?

What are you thinking about your clients at the moment or the ones you’d like to attract?  Are you thinking lovely thoughts about them?  Are you harbouring some resistance to them? If you would like to have more clients – what are you beliefs around calling and attracting them?  Is it easy?  Is it hard to do?  Do you feel they are out there? 1)         Write down what your thoughts are about your clients (or future clients) in general – be really honest with yourself, this is just for your eyes…. and then look at what you wrote – was it kind – was it harmonious or was it a bit of a vent of frustration? 2)         You desire a miracle?  Re-write now, go through your list – and reframe everything with what you desire to experience. So from “No one will pay for my higher packages” to “My clients see the value in my high package and are willing to invest in themselves at this level” Write it from a place of love and certainty. And keep reading your positive statement about your clients this week over and over, feel the love – and call in a miracle!  Oh and do email me and let me know how you get on with this powerful exercise? Have a great week! With love Ali x

Choose To Be Refreshed & Inspired!

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to expect a miracle every week?  Are you ready to call in yours? This week choose yourself some beautiful flowers for your work space. Allow yourself time to study beauty of these flowers, feel the petals, their stems, appreciate how each (just like you) is unique. Clear your desk of all those pieces of paper and bits-and-bobs (technical term 😉 ) that have been cluttering it up. And why not give your handbag a good old sort out too? And wash out those make-up brushes. Start the week refreshed, clear and inspired! You deserve this – and you deserve a miracle. Have a great week! With love Ali x