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Gypset Guide: Living, working and traveling in Bali.


Every year, over 3.7 million people pay homage to the mesmerizing shores of Bali, Indonesia, in search of warmer climates, exotic foods, sun, surf, spiritual expansion, yoga, relaxation; and as a landing pad for entrepreneurial enthusiasm.


I have a unique relationship with travel: I only go to places when I feel called. Bali had been calling for about a year. I knew I was going — sooner or later — I just didn’t know when. Until I knew. And I knew, because it all fell into place so easily. The cheap flight. The friends who already resided there, and welcomed me with open arms. The sense that it was finally time. It was all in the signs.


So I applied for a 60 day visa, packed my Weekender, said good-bye to my love for 5 weeks, and flew to Denpasar International Airport, to begin my own personal intuition-lead pilgrimage. Behold today’s words:


Gypset Guide: Living, working and traveling in Bali.



]Gypset Guide: Living, working and traveling in Bali: Canggu.


People say that Australia doesn’t get cold, but my friends: it’s a lie. It get’s freezing. And nothing made me happier than landing in Bali at midnight, to find a designated driver holding a sign with my name on it, take me to a beautiful apartment in Canggu, where I met up with my friend and client, Vanessa from Soul Brand Studio and woke up to this: Aqua blue water and banana fronds swaying in the warm breeze. I may have been born in Europe, but my body does not do winter well.


As with so many digital friendships, this was the first time Vanessa and I had met IRL, despite having worked together for over 6 months, and The Apartments Canggu delightfully indulged us with an entire 24 hours of chatting, sharing and giggling in the sunshine, before we went onwards, on our separate ways.


Those first two days, I honestly saw very little of Canggu. We breakfasted at Avocado Cafe; I ate the “Protein Buzz” which was delicious and so filling, and shared an early dinner at Betelnut, complete with Banana Nutella Pie. Aside from those two meals, we remained in the sanctity of our apartment, while I recovered from the aches of winter, and an intense year engaged with the structures of western life.


The following day, after Vanessa’s departure, I booked an Über, as recommended by my friend (and sometimes client) Gingi Medina of high-end equestrian-wear label Equites, whose factories are based here. Using Über cut my driving fee in half, costing me 120,000 Rph instead of the 250,000 Rph, that most drivers ask for, and I happily settled into a beautiful car for the 1.5 hour drive from Canggu to Ubud, where I was planning to stay for the next 4 weeks.




Stairway to Clear Cafe, Ubud.


On my first day in Ubud, I noticed one thing very, very clearly: my heart. It was tightly wound up, squeezed, and hurting. Like it hadn’t been able to breathe for far too long. Byron and then the hasty 12 day tour with Loka Travel, had left me with an ache, that went beyond physical. I sat on the back of Gingi’s scooter as she introduced me to the sights from a local’s perspective, and knew it was time to heal my heart. And breathe.


That afternoon I found my perfect abode. A gorgeous 1 bedroom villa, within the safety of a family compound, in the northern precinct of Ubud, known as Penestanen, with its own high-speed (for Bali) cable internet connection, for 3 million Rph for the month. And a bright red scooter for the same time for 600,000 Rph.


I arrived in Bali, in the midst of an inordinately busy period for my business, and the first couple of weeks were spent purely trying to get all my work done, so I could finally breathe and relax again. Luckily, my incredible friend Belinda, editor for an international conscious lifestyle and health blog, spent many of those days by my side, as we silently sipped ginger tea, and typed away at out respective devices. The stairs above, led to our favourite coffice (cafe + office) Clear Cafe, where we probably spent 80% of our days for my entire time in Bali.


Once that crazy, busy time was coming to completion, I suddenly felt a really strong urge to do a cleanse. And so for 10 days, I sipped on coconuts, yoga’d and hiked every day, wrote and worked, and kept life on a down-low, as I allowed my body to heal, let go of old emotions and release toxins. Looking back now, it was an incredibly special, and transformative time in my life, that I am so thankful for. Even now, in the weeks following, I am witnessing cellular changes in the way I experience and see my world, that are having profoundly positive affects on me. I recall with delight, having my first bowl of fruit, and then a few days later, a salad at Alchemy, and how delicious those flavours and nutrients were, indulge my senses and roll around in my mouth.


Gypset Guide: Living, working and traveling in Bali. At Alchemy in Ubud.


Towards the last week in Ubud, life started to suddenly speed up, and I ended up with an overflowing abundance of beautiful locally based clients, whom I met with and mentored in person, for the first time since I started this business. Women from all over the world, ready to create a different reality for themselves: one that could sustain and support their free spirits.


It gives me such immeasurable pleasure and satisfaction, to be able to support and help others create a life that they create on their own terms, following their hearts, and natural inspirations. I believe that we are capable of limitless success and abundance in every area of our lives. The fact that I get to encourage and inspire others to believe in it, and create it for themselves, still blows me away. My gratitude for life, and all I have created, brings me to my knees.


Gypset Guide: Living, working and traveling in Bali. Reunited with my love at Bingin Beach.


31 Days after arriving in Ubud, it was time to move on. My love was arriving to Bali after a month with his family in Canada, and I couldn’t wait to kiss his delicious face again.


Until I arrived at the airport.


At which point his flight was delayed, and the anticipation of seeing him again after 5 weeks apart, was getting the better of me. The last 40 minutes of waiting for Julien to arrive were pure hell: I was restless, sweating profusely, and couldn’t decide whether I was going to faint or vomit or both. Ah… love. It does such strange things to you. The moment he walked out from the arrival hall, my body settled again, as I flung myself into his arms, relieved and happy.



Bingin Beach


Gypset Guide: Living, working and traveling in Bali. Bingin Beach sunset.


As soon as Julien arrived, we drove straight down to Bingin Beach, a popular surf spot in the very south of Bali. While he surfed, I wrote about how to start following your dreams now, no matter where you find yourself, and other such wisdom. I truly love Bingin Beach. There is something in the air… I don’t know what it is, but it’s special. My highlights were the nightly beach barbecues, where for under 100,000 Rph you could choose an entire fish, or a massive handful of squid, or prawns, freshly grilled in front of you on the barbecues, served with as-much-as-you-can-eat garlicky green vegetables and steamed rice.


Gypset Guide: Living, working and traveling in Bali. Bingin Beach.


We ate that fish barbecue every single night without fail. Our beach bungalow was made of authentic woven palm fronds, and at 200,000 Rph per night, life was very, very sweet. Not to mention the spectacular nightly sunsets, which were set to impress, without fail. I would say romance was at an all-time high, here in Bingin. My work, however suffered, as the internet connection left much to be desired, and the waves were a bit too high, so after 5 days, we decided it was time to move on.


Gili Air


Gypset Guide: Living, working and traveling in Bali. Gili Air.


I first went to the Gili islands 4 years ago, and at that time, fell totally and completely in love with the simple island life. There were no motorised vehicles on any of the 3 islands, and everywhere  you went, you did so by foot or bike or, for the exceptionally lazy, by horse and cart. Back then I went to Gili Trawangan, but in the meantime, it had apparently become the “party island” so we went to Gili Air. The beautiful island lived up to all the memories and dreams.


I know things won’t remain this way for much longer, but the Gili Islands are what I always thought Bali should be like: turquoise waters, warm sea breezes, palm trees, friendly locals and sweet, salty island vibes. Maybe Bali was one like this, 30 years ago, before Australians decided to make it their Mexico. It was here, that I wrote my confessional ran about hating backpackers


Gypset Guide: Living, working and traveling in Bali. Gili Air.


I spent my days walking around the island, snorkelling, swimming, eating the delicious local fare, and reading. We serendipitously ran into some friends from Byron Bay who were dive instructors on Gili Air, making our daily adventures that much more than. Since I still had work to do: a few coaching clients and preparing for the launch of Manifest More, the limited wifi on the island was not ideal. It was a good lesson to learn: don’t do launches on the wide open road when idyllic tropical islands are on the menu! After 4 days, we decided to go to Lombok, seeing as it was mainland Indonesia, and would (I had hoped) have more reliable internet, so I could keep up with my work. Plus, being a surf-fiend, Julien wanted to check out the waves there.


Gypset Guide: Living, working and traveling in Bali. Sengiggi, Lombok.


Sengiggi, Lombok


And so off we went, Julien and I, to spend a few days in Lombok, and ended up in a little town called Sengiggi. I had planned to lock down for a few days and focus on work, what with Manifest More starting in 4 days, and my clients requiring my attention and all. But as soon as we arrived, things just didn’t feel right. As you can see from the photo above, it has a bit of an old-town European feel to it. But there was something else.

This looming sense of doom and terror. Like something really terrible had happened. And it was a total ghost-town. Apart from locals desperately try to sell us pretty much anything, including the shirts of their backs, there was no-one. No-one going about their lives in a normal fashion. Just weird vibes. We found a really cute, equally strange, yet beautiful hotel, and that first night, when I went to sleep, I dreamt the strangest dreams, that kept waking me up.


Gypset Guide: Living, working and traveling in Bali. Sengiggi, Lombok.


I dreamt that I heard a little girl laughing outside our hotel-room, who opened the door to peek in. Which woke me with a start, to see that the door had somehow opened. Creepy… Then I dreamt that Julien had bought bottles, upon bottles of rum, and was giving them out to everyone. Except me. There they all were, getting ridiculously drunk, and I felt totally left out. Which is weird because a) he’s really not that kind of guy; and b) I rarely drink, so I have no idea why that bothered me. Again, I woke up feeling weirded out and anxious, and decide that this place was haunted, and I had to get out.


The next morning, while J was surfing, I made up my mind. When he came home, I told him I needed to get out of there, and was planning to go back to Canggu, where my Bali journey began 6 weeks ago, to chill out, work with much, much more reliable wifi, and spend time with friends. I still have no idea why Sengiggi gave off such weird vibes, or why I had to leave again so quickly, but I totally trust my intuition on that one. Something was not quite right about that place!


This part of the story doesn’t really have a logical moral to it. But perhaps you can take this away from it:


It’s ok to change your mind. Whenever you need to. Even if it doesn’t make any logical sense at the time. What we feel is always an important indicator. Always.


Gypset Guide: Living, working and traveling in Bali. Canggu.



Coming back to Canggu was the best decision ever. I had some really powerful realisations about myself and my life, while I spent 4 days catching up on work in a sweet little B&B called A Bali House, run by the loveliest gay couple 10 minutes outside of town. I love Canggu. It’s clean, it’s friendly, it’s easy and there’s beautiful beaches, amazing food and a pretty fun music and creative scene. I could almost live here I think.



Riding around on my scooter, with the wind in my hair makes life feel to free! And my favourite find was a delicious Warung (local food place) called Varuna, just 2 minutes further along the beach from Betelnut towards Old Man’s where you can get plates of amazing, healthy food piled high from anywhere between $1 and $3 (10,000 – 30,000 Rph). This one below was only $1.20 and filled with all my favourite vegetables and tempe. Yum! We ate there almost every day for the last 10 days, and I will be craving those plates for weeks to come.


Gypset Guide: Living, working and traveling in Bali. Canggu.


My 2 months in Bali flew past, and while they weren’t what I had imagined them to look like, they were exactly what I needed.


Life is like that. When we let go of expectations around how we think life should look like, it can deliver us what it is that we actually need. Which is always so much better.


My highlights were definitely Ubud for living and working, Bingin Beach for the soft sand and delicious fresh seafood barbecues, Gili Air for tropical island vibes, and Canggu for hipster surfer trendiness.


One thing that I note however, is that Bali doesn’t have my heart like many other places do. I noticed that first time I went 4 years ago. Some people adore Bali and it is their heart-space. For me; I like it, but I actually don’t feel the need to go back there. My connection with this part of the world isn’t what is with others. I believe that our souls call certain places home for a reason, and to trust that.


Now, I am happy to return to the clean open spaces and drinkable tap water of Australia for a month, as we travel down the East Coast from Byron Bay to Melbourne, before heading to New Zealand for the next 4 – 6 months. New lands and new adventures. I can’t wait.



Gypset Confessions: “Please don’t leave your country. Ever. Again.”

Gypset Confessions: "Please don't leave your country. Ever. Again."


About a week ago, I was sitting in a cute little ‘homestay’ run by a gentle local on Gili Air; an idyllic, tropical island just off Lombok in Indonesia.


Just next door, I was overhearing a conversation between two German girls: complaining about the banana pancakes they had for breakfast. Complaining about how they’re not as good as at home; and that they probably don’t have milk in them; and generally aren’t that good; and why they would say offer banana pancakes when they’re not like the ones they know.


Listening, I thought:


“Please don’t leave your country. Ever. Again.”


If you want banana pancakes like at home, please don’t leave your home. The whole point of travelling, is to experience something new. To discover other cultures, others places and other breakfasts. 

In Indonesia, for example, no-one traditionally eats pancakes. They just make them to accommodate your rigid, unwavering tastes, and your dollars. So they can charge you more than they would normally charge. Because you want your ‘at home feels’ when you’re not at home.

In which case; why are you traveling? 

So, please don’t leave your country. Stay at home.




It saddens me to think how jaded I have become over the years. It is a side-effect of gypset-travel. I wrote about it once before, when I confessed that I hate tourists.Most of all, I hate them for wanting to see the beauty of the world and for destroying the fragility of it all, without actually leaving their comfort zones, and thereby placing a veil between themselves and the place that they are visiting, through five-star hotels and inter-continental menus, never experiencing those exotic places in their full actuality.


I admit that I am 100% part of the problem. I help turn the un-walked trails into pathways. I spread the message of the great benefits of travel. I share the exotic images of places once only dreamed of. And I encourage the wanderlust and wonderlost to escape the ordinary, and engulf themselves in the extraordinary worlds and cultures of other nations.


The caveat here however, is not what you do, but how.




I first recognised this passionate sense of anxiety about the human condition and the state of the world in general, when I was in Central America in 2012. It had been 8 years since I’d last travelled these shores. And well, comparison is a bitch.


Little bent over grandmothers, offering their spare rooms and hot chicken soup to wanderers for a few dollars, have been replaced by hostels filled with young people watching the same tv shows as at home, listening to the same music, doing the same things, only; for less money.


In fact, when I look around, hostels and hostels the world over, are now all almost exactly the same: all catering to the one unrefined compulsion to drink, fuck and be merry, so the sound of top 30 hits. If I sound grim, it’s because I am.




14 years ago, I wrote a paper for my Sociology professor, on the homogenization of our world. On how everything will become the same everywhere. Little did I know at the time, that I was predicting the future.


When I walk around, in any country, I can pick out the things that came from India, the things that were made in China, or Java, that are for sale in Morocco, or Mexico, or Bali, and then sold as their own artisan artefacts, because it’s cheaper than sourcing them at home. The world is becoming smaller and smaller; and also less, and less defined by its unique cultures and customs.




What does it mean?


Well, for me, it means that my reason for travel is changing. And the way that I do travel is changing.


Why do I travel now?


It’s something that I have been pondering myself recently. Apart from the simple fact that nowhere feels quite as home as the spaces between; the wide open road. I travel for climate. I travel to see friends. And I travel to stay curious, present, and appreciative of the world.


It’s too easy to become complacent and dismissive of the beauty of life, when we stand still.


But how I travel, is starting to change. I’m looking less for adventures in exotic places, and more for the beauty that’s closer to home. Instead of seeking out paths that haven’t been walked on, I am seeking out the paths that are well-trodden. So well trodden, in fact, that they are no longer new. I’m discovering the extraordinary, in the ordinary.


Because what I am seeking, is actually so much closer than I thought.


And while I don’t have a country that I “belong” to, what I do have is a culture, a community, and society, that’s more familiar than others.


I am learning that I need to escape it less, and less, to find what I am looking for: connection; inspiration; beauty; compassion; nature; love; open-mindedness; creativity; ambition; curiosity; adventure.


Perhaps things are coming full circle. Perhaps this means: It’s time to choose a home.


Your lack beliefs are destroying your life (+ your ability to manifest).


Your lack beliefs are destroying your life (+ your ability to manifest).


“Your conclusion that there isn’t enough of something—whether it is enough land, or money, or clarity—stems from you learning, without meaning to, a vibration that holds you apart from what you want.” — Abraham Hicks



Here’s what lack beliefs look like:


  • “There’s not enough money for everyone to be wealthy.”


  • “There aren’t enough good jobs to go around.”


  • “The economy is on a constant downturn. No one can thrive with this.”


  • “There isn’t enough food to feed all the people on the planet.”


  • “We are running out of natural resources. Water, oil…”



Here’s what abundance beliefs look like:


  • “It’s estimated that we have over 7 billion people in the world. As a small example, the world military expenditure is estimated at over 1700 billion USD, to give you a very small idea proportionally on how much money there is in the world. So yeah: There is more than enough money for everyone in the world. Our beautiful lesson to learn here, is how to get into that stream of beautiful money, by looking at our beliefs, and deciding to change them.”


  • “We all have different interests and passions. Some people love to write. Some people love to invent. Some people love to sing, to build, some people love math. One person’s menial job is another person’s dream. This is not true for 100% of jobs, true; but with seven billion very different people living on this rock, you’d be surprised at what different people enjoy, and consider a good job.”


  • “We can all thrive, despite whatever the economy is supposedly doing. Some of the biggest, most successful brands and businesses came from a time when they were met with challenges. It’s those limitations that add fuel to genius, and result in incredible success.”


  • “Hunger is caused by poverty and inequality, not scarcity. For the past two decades, the rate of global food production has increased faster than the rate of global population growth. The world already produces more than 1 ½ times enough food to feed everyone on the planet. That’s enough to feed 10 billion people, the population peak we expect by 2050.”


  • Prof. Steve Horwitz says that “There are economic reasons why we will never run out of many resources. In a free market system, prices signal scarcity. So as a resource becomes more scarce, it becomes more expensive, which incentivizes people to use less of it and develop new alternatives, or to find new reserves of that resource that were previously unknown or unprofitable. We have seen throughout history that the human mind’s ability to innovate, coupled with a free market economic system, is an unlimited resource that can overcome the limitations we perceive with natural resources.”


[Disclaimer: having said that, I believe we absolutely believe we must find ways to stop raping out planet, and instead innovate solutions that are sustainable, to get the energy etc. that we need to run our technologically driven lives.]




The difference between having a lack mentality and an abundance mentality?



Resulting in your life experience.

Perception is our beliefs of what is true.

Our experiences are the tangible results of what we believe.

Your lack beliefs are destroying your life (+ your ability to manifest).





There’s a psychological term for this exact thing:


It’s called our reticular activating system which acts as the library of our beliefs system. These beliefs affect our perception of thoughts. Then our perceptions control how we feel about one subject. Or another.



Let’s say there is a middle-class woman in high-level corporate management role.


She has a lack belief that stems from her teenage years. Although she is already making more money than average person, she still feels that she is not making enough money to afford everything she wants.


And the more lack she feels, the more her reticular activating system functions as a guidance system to her experiences. And suddenly she will discover that she has a huge debt. Or that she made a critical decision in an investment, which looses her large sums of money. Or she looses her high-paying job. All experiences that support her belief that there isn’t enough.



Because this is how the reticular activating system works.


This doesn’t only apply to finances.


It applies to every area of life: Relationships, health, happiness. Everything you experience in life is affected by what you believe is true. (Your reticular activating system.)



Your beliefs create your perceptions, and vice versa.






When you believe that there is not enough of what you want (the desires that we want to manifest) there won’t be. That’s how your lack beliefs are destroying your life (+ your ability to manifest).


Because you can’t manifest something that you don’t believe exists, is possible, or is true for you.


In this audio, I speak about what the Universe is, and its role in manifesting and co-creating, and say that it’s your truth reflected back to you, in the form of experience.


When you believe, deep down, that there aren’t enough good men on the planet, to find true love — no matter how many affirmations and positive thoughts you say to yourself, you won’t find the love you’re looking for.


You have to change the integral belief first, and foremost, and then start calling in what you want.


But how?


It’s easy:


Start looking for and seeking out evidence to support the belief that you want.


Find research that supports the sentiment there are more than enough men, money and natural resources.


In this way, you can break your lack mentality by choosing a new perception, a new stream of thoughts on any topic. This is called reframing in psychology. it works the same way. When you start to believe something new, your reticular activating system starts to take effect and produce those beliefs as tangible, practical results and experiences in life.


I’d love to help you change the beliefs you hold in your life, to an abundance mentality — that attracts prosperity, love, happiness and all the things that you desire. My course: Manifest More teaches exactly that.


Tonight, Saturday 12 September, the doors close. If you’d love to learn more about manifesting, getting out of your own way, and cultivating an abundance mentality, join us.


Now, right now, is a good time: sign up and learn more here.


It’s 100% up to you what you choose to believe. Your get to design your life any way you want. If you want to believe in lack. Do it! And may you have a powerful, positive change on the world through your beliefs. If you want to believe in abundance. Awesome! And may you have a fulfilling and enchanting positive impact in the world through your beliefs.


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Manifest More closes its doors tomorrow at midnight.


If you’ve been thinking about joining us, now is good time to do so.


Since I opened the doors early last week, the response has been breathtakingly abounding!


These words, and many more have lit up my days, heart and soul:


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Manifest More has my very own, unique blend of insights, experiences and manifestation mastery that no-one else can share with you. You’ll get never-been-told-before stories about my manifesting journey and the way I’ve created a thriving life by using manifesting techniques.


If you’ve been inspired by my work, or if you’ve ever wanted to work with me, but your budget hasn’t permitted, this is the best way to tap my brain.


Plus, you get 19 master manifesters share their stories with you, who each have a plethora of practical, easy-to-follow, tangible tips for you.


The focus is on manifesting 6 specific and important areas of life: Money, Love, A Home, Health, Creative Ideas and a Dream Job or Career, into our experience in ways that are fun, easy, tangible and exciting.


Ready to join us?




[Audio] What is the Universe? + Manifesting + Co-Creating? What does it all mean? You asked. I answered.


The other day, during a group coaching call, someone asked: What is the Universe? + Manifesting + Co-Creating? What does it all mean? You asked. I answered.



Want to know more?


Manifest More starts in just a few shorts days.


An 8 week digital eCourse: September 14 — November 2, 2015.


8 Lessons on how to use your feelings to garner your true desires; how to ask for what you really, truly want; how to become aware of and let go of limiting beliefs and blockages that are stopping you from getting those things; how to let go and surrender; and how to openly and unabashedly receive the things that are bigger than we have ever imagined.


18 Interviews from incredible folk who have manifested everything that you want. They share inspiring stories, words of wisdom and go-get-’em precise advice, and steps that you can apply to your life, straight away.


27 Videos to watch, learn and be inspired.


Unlimited manifestations.


To learn more about Manifest More, and to sign up, this is the place: viendamaria.com/manifestmore2.


Wondering what those elusive ‘signs’ look like? Here are 5 examples.

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Scientists are slowly waking up to an inconvenient truth – the universe looks suspiciously like a fix. The issue concerns the very laws of nature themselves. For 40 years, physicists and cosmologists have been quietly collecting examples of all too convenient “coincidences” and special features in the underlying laws of the universe that seem to be necessary in order for life, and hence conscious beings, to exist. Change any one of them and the consequences would be lethal. Fred Hoyle, the distinguished cosmologist, once said it was as if “a super-intellect has monkeyed with physics”.


To see the problem, imagine playing God with the cosmos. Before you is a designer machine that lets you tinker with the basics of physics. Twiddle this knob and you make all electrons a bit lighter, twiddle that one and you make gravity a bit stronger, and so on. It happens that you need to set thirtysomething knobs to fully describe the world about us. The crucial point is that some of those metaphorical knobs must be tuned very precisely, or the universe would be sterile.


Example: neutrons are just a tad heavier than protons. If it were the other way around, atoms couldn’t exist, because all the protons in the universe would have decayed into neutrons shortly after the big bang. No protons, then no atomic nucleuses and no atoms. No atoms, no chemistry, no life. Like Baby Bear’s porridge in the story of Goldilocks, the universe seems to be just right for life.” ― Paul Charles William Davies


Yesterday, I wrote about how seeing ‘signs’ means something is manifesting. Wondering what those elusive ‘signs’ look like? Here are 5 examples.



Whenever something shows up in my world, at least 3 times, I sit up and start to pay attention. It might not even be something that I’ve been consciously asking for or wanting to manifest. Simply the fact the same thing repetitively is being brought to my awareness means something.


Maybe it’s a message I’m meant to hear. Maybe it’s an answer to a question. And maybe it’s a ‘sign’ that the thing I’ve been wanting to manifest, is near.


Repetition most often comes in the form of various, most-often completely unrelated situations and people, mentioning the same thing to me. It. Also comes as reading or hearing the same theme or message in different places: maybe on signs, in newspapers on the radio or even overhead in public places.


For example, when I was looking for an Osteopath that I really wanted to work with, suddenly, what seemed like out of nowhere, 3 of my friends to definitively don’t know each other, told me about one specific Osteopath that I should go see. And there was no doubt in my mind then, that she was exactly whom I was meant to work with. And as it turns out, she is pure magic.



This is my favourite ‘sign’! Whenever I ask for what I want, (co-create / manifest) as soon as I have stated my desire, I let it go, knowing that the universe is conspiring to make it happen. When opportunities that support my desires start appearing, I know that what I want is manifesting, right now!


Opportunities are anything that makes what you want, easy to reach. For example, let’s say you want to move to Paris. Then, one day a few weeks or months later, serendipitously someone offers you to house sit their Parisian home, or offers you an opportunity to work in Paris. Those opportunities are signs that your desire to live in Paris are manifesting. And, most importantly, that it’s time to go for it. Even if it doesn’t look exactly the way you thought it would. Because they might lead on to even better opportunities. Saying a big, fat, heartfelt yes to opportunities, is like saying yes to your manifest ion, and trusting that the adventure it’s taking you on, is going to be perfect, and marvellous.



We often think that, by spending time mulling a problem over in our heads, we will find the solution somehow. But, in fact, by thinking about the problem, we simply make the problem seem bigger, and bigger, the more that we think about it.


As with much of manifesting, what we really need to do is recognise that there is a problem, and then let it go, so the solution can come find us. It takes away the pain and pressure, and leaves many, many more possibilities open to us.


One of the signs that something we want is manifesting, is when an incredible solution, shows up for us, when we weren’t even looking. Because we have let go, trusting that the right solution will come at the right tim, the sign here is that now is the time for the thing you want to manifest, to become a tangible experience.



Some people say that there’s no such thing as coincidences. That everything happens exactly as it should. I, myself, have often said “everything happens for a reason, if we don’t know what that reason is”. Which can be a mighty unsatisfying response, especially when the things that are happening, f&*#ing suck.


This is where having trust plays such a wonderful role. We can relax, breathe a sigh of relief and allow the world to have its ways, while doing our best to focus on the best, most beautiful outcomes, and trusting that the universe is always conspiring for your highest good.


Coincidences are signs that say “You’re on the right path. Keep going.”



We all seem to notice our feelings more, in retrospect. But when you have honed your intuition and learned how to trust it, those feeling can guide us, towards manifesting our desires at a much faster pace. Because when we do, we will have an unusual urge, a ‘feeling’ to go do something that doesn’t make any logical sense, and when we go do that thing, as crazy as it might seem, we realise later, exactly why we had to do it.


Feelings are signs that we need to take action in a specific place of direction, which allows our desires to manifest.


Have you ever had a feeling that you just had to talk to some one, and then it turns out they had the exact information you needed to hear?


There are just some of the my favourite examples of how signs play an important role in co-creating and how they help you manifest. I speak a lot more about how signs work and can be applied in the manifesting process, in my 8 week course: Manifest More. Doors close on Saturday. I’d be thrilled if you would join us.


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Seeing ‘signs’ means that something is manifesting.

Seeing 'signs' mean that something is manifesting.


Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen. Abraham Hicks


There’s some heated debate out there, in the world, about whether “signs” exist.


I know that there have been times in my life, where things have dramatically felt out of my control, and I was down on my knees begging, looking and hoping for a sign, on what I should do.

Maybe you have done it too.

No? Maybe? Can’t remember?


Some psychologists say that “signs” are simply a form of superstition. We all know that what we focus on, we see more of. I remember in my first year of my psych degree, when our lecturer motioned to us to recall how, when we bought our first car, for example, suddenly we saw that type of car everywhere, when previously, it had been essentially invisible.


The caveat here, is in the belief.

Let’s assume that there is no such thing as a coincidence. That everything that happens is perfectly aligned for your, and every single other living souls greatest good. All at the same time.

That means that, when something that has a powerful meaning to you, and repetitively attracts your attention, over a short period of time; that it symbolises something. As if you’re being communicated with, in a language of patterns and symbols.

That is exactly how the human brain functions. It recognises series of symbols and patterns and puts meaning to them, to make sense of our world and our surroundings. Working at millions of miles per second, to decipher the continuous stream of information passing through us.

Whether what we believe is “true” or not (as it’s almost impossible to measure truth) what makes all the difference in our lives is what we believe. Because what we believe, is true. Unequivocally.



Here’s what I believe. I believe that:


If something crosses your path, it’s not by mistake.

You have called it in.

Even if it doesn’t appear in the way you “think” it should.

I believe…

Seeing ‘signs’ means that something is manifesting.


If we all truly lived by the energetic forces of the Universe…

And if we were all so connected, and in flow, that everything came to us with ease, joy and grace…


You would implicitly know and trust the every opportunity, every experience, every email, every conversation, every sign is meant for you, to guide you, and give you exactly what you’ve been asking for.


This belief means that, everything in life becomes a miracle, and an opportunity to manifest more of everything that you imagine, love, want and desire.


And to me, that gives me a divine sigh of relief. Because it means I can fully trust that I am always getting what I need, and more. I know the Universe is always working for my highest good, and conspiring, manifesting, co-creating, with me, everything that I desire.



Open up.

And receive the magic.

The Universe is conspiring with you.



My 8 week course: Manifest More will help you do exactly that. It starts on Sept 14. Doors close on Saturday 12 at midnight. Join us.



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Don’t wait until you’re ready. Start now. Start from where you’re at.

Don't wait until you're ready. Start now. start from where you're at.


Right now, I am lying on my belly on a towel on a beach, at the southern-most tip of Bali, two-finger typing this blog post into my email on my phone, so I can save it as a draft. My dress is unglamorously draped over my head, to shield the screen from the glare, and there’s no internet to connect to, unless I take the tedious stairs for 20 minutes up the cliff-side.


This is called: showing up. No matter what.


So many of my clients: inspired, ambitious people who want a freedom based lifestyle, alongside a soul-heart-and-purpose-driven career, say they want to create a way to live with freedom, while also creating value and serving others. But many of them have a long line of excuses why they can’t do it.


While these excuses may seem logical and reasonable, they are actually: fear and self-sabotage disguised as reason.


They might say things like: “I don’t have a fancy-pants laptop to work from like all the cool kids. I can’t do it.” Or “I haven’t got an office or special space to work from. I need things to be ‘just so’ to get started.” And “No one will take me seriously if I don’t have a professional website/business card/latest technology”.


Here’s the truth: all of those logical voices are just fear. Fear of success. Fear of failure. Fear of change. Fear of discomfort. Fear of causing others discomfort. Fear of fear.


Here’s another truth: all those things you fear? They will happen. You will succeed. You will fail. You and your world will change. You will get uncomfortable. Others will get uncomfortable. And if you’re not a little bit scared every day? You’re not truly living.


And this life? This life is your opportunity to rise above the fears. To feel the fears, and experience them for what they truly are: notches in your belt of evolution and growth. Fear = expansion. Fear = stretching. Fear = knowing something greater than what you have ever known before.



You are here to elevate. Your fears are the rungs on your ladder. You always have a choice. Go up. Or go down.

Don’t wait until you’re ready. Start now. Start from where you’re at.



There’s never going to be a more perfect time for you to start showing up. To start living your dream. For you to start.


Don’t have all the technological systems of the modern age? Just start with where you’re at. As you can see, all you really need is a phone. Or, like this homeless model in New York: an Apple Store.


Still sleeping on someone’s sofa? Just start with where you’re at. Be grateful for the sofa, for being both your landing pad and your lift-off point to where you want to be.


Don’t have an office to work from? You are your office. All you have to do is start showing up.


I’ve never had a real desk or office. I ran my business off my tablet for the entire first year. Blogging wherever, whenever I could. Scheduling social media posts to stay connected with my tribe. Booking my coaching calls into blocks so I could make sure I’d have reliable internet during those times. I did this on the road. From Amsterdam to Mexico to Panama to San Francisco to LA to London to Goa. Anywhere was my office. I just had to keep showing up.


I’ve never run my business the traditional way most businesses to. Everything I do is based on intuition. I follow and trust how I feel. I throw myself into situations without certainty. I don’t allow my fears to rule me. I just keep showing up in the way that feels right to me. In my truth. With love, with heart, with soul, and with purpose.


I’m currently halfway through launching my first ever eCourse: Manifest More. From a tropical Island paradise with limited wi-fi. Crazy? Maybe. But I’m living my truth. My dreams. And I keep showing up.


You want to live your dreams? You want to create a life that means something to you? Start showing up. No matter what. No holds barred. No fears dressed up as logical reasons. Don’t wait until you’re ready. Start now. Start from where you’re at.




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