Angelina’s Story

There once was a little girl,

who felt lonely and afraid.

She wanted to be strong,

She wanted to be brave.

She went for a little walk,

to see what she could see.

Looked up into the sky,

there was a figure in a tree.

Beautiful and bright,

surrounded by light;

the girl was quite surprised,

when she looked into its eyes.

A feeling of great love,

and lots of peace besides.

“Hello there, do I know you?”

The girl spoke from her heart.

“I am your guardian angel,

we have never been apart”

The girl stood rooted to the spot,

her eyes did let go little drops,

of tears so crystalline, so pure,

her heart did open like a door.

“I feel so afraid and lonely,

so different then the rest,

I try so hard to get along,

I really do my best”

“Don’t be afraid,”

The angel then replied,

“I am always with you,

right here by your side.

Remember you are not alone,

not even for a day,

God is always in your heart,

and that is where he’ll stay.”

The angel came down from the tree,

so beautiful and bright.

Huge feathery wings she had,

and dressed up all in white.

The girl just stood there, mesmerised,

as she hovered in the light.

“Whenever you feel lost or scared,

just draw yourself within.

I tell you, you will find God there,

you’ll find Him, there in”

The girl then thanked the angel,

as she was covered with its wings.

Wrapped in its embrace she was,

her soul began to sing.

As she made her way back home,

she looked down to the ground,

and saw a big white feather there,

just waiting to be found.

She picked it up and kept it,

as a gift from up above.

It was to be her reminder,

of the angel’s deep felt love.

Whenever she felt lonely,

lost scared or afraid,

she went in to her private place,

and their in deeply prayed.

She grew up strong and healthful,

a kind and gentle being.

Who shared her wondrous talents,

and helped those who had trouble seeing.

She helped them to realise,

to truly see the light,

that they had an angel,

strong and true,

watching over them,

day and night.

 

Love, peace and angel blessings,

Lucy Loizou.

New Beginnings

 

I am sat on my bed, with the blinds and window open. Incense lit. Sun streaming through the window. Ladies and Gentlemen, Spring is here! I absolutely adore this time of year. It contains so much promise – and the longer days and lighter feel puts a spring in my step. I feel like I can breathe again.

The last couple of years have been very difficult for me. Oh I’ve had some good times – some very good times in fact. Times that I am very grateful for. But it has also involved many changes, and much letting go. I have been going through a process of grieving and healing – and as such, had very little energy left for Angel Illumination. I dug deep and made life simple so that I could focus on my day job and healing – learning about myself.

Now I am on the path of making true and lasting changes. I feel better and stronger in myself, and feel ready to start helping those who need me, those who would benefit, to start on their own journey of self realisation. I’m ready to begin my work of service.

So how can I help you? At the moment, to begin with, I feel ready to offer you my time. I am a Certified Angel Card Reader (TM) through Doreen Virtue, Radleigh Valentine and Hay House, a mother of two, with a background in Therapeutic Humanistic Counselling. I have been through a very robust journey of self healing and understanding in my own life. I have battled with low self esteem, depression and anxiety. Been through failed and painful relationships, childhood learning difficulties, and being a single mother to two teenage boys and not only surviving, but thriving whilst sticking to my values. The journey still lays ahead of me, and my learning will be lifelong, but I am ready now to offer others a helping hand while I learn. You can do this too.

Counselling training began my emancipation towards self belief and autonomy, and an angel card reading began my exploration into the spiritual. It started me on a path of questioning which led me to where I am now. An open minded Christian who doesn’t have all the answers but trusts herself to follow her intuition to guide her to her truth – to her highest good.

So what is an Angel Card Reading you may ask?

Well, in my experience it can be used in two ways.

1- As a divination tool. A deck of angel cards will harness the law of attraction so that when you ask the Divine a question it answers with the cards – you attract the cards with the answer to your question. They are similar to Tarot cards, apart from the fact that instead of asking spirit for the answers, it asks angels, who are messengers of God. For more information about angels, there are a variety of sources online. Please click here http://www.angeltherapy.com/meet-the-angels for one of my favourite sources of information on this topic. I feel more comfortable with Angel cards because angels have a higher perspective – and when you see physical answers in the cards it can be easier to accept than your own thoughts and feelings even though it may confirm them. Also, the messengers and imagery on angel cards are beautiful, loving and kind., whereas the imagery on Tarot to the uninitiated can appear scary and off putting. When you are at the early stages of your spiritual journey this can be very helpful – this is why an angel card reading had a very profound effect on me right at the beginning.
Now I focus more on listening to my inner guidance, but still use cards every morning for an affirmation and to set me up with right thinking for the day.
The most basic angel card reading involves creating a sacred space through prayer and mediation, asking the cards a question, and pulling three cards, signifying past, present and future.
I am not a medium and I don’t always get visions, but it’s the angels who will give you the message anyway. I am however, a sensitive empath, and have told been told by many people that I say the exact words they needed to hear at the right time.

2 – As a tool to challenge yourself and understand where you are at. What thoughts do the cards pull up for you? How do you feel about them? What could it mean about your current state of mind? I won’t be counselling you during our work together, but I can use my background and knowledge to help you to understand yourself and offer the safe space to explore in a helping relationship. I can also direct you to sources of support if you feel you need further help and other services.

So, if you want some gentle loving guidance from the angels or to understand yourself a bit better for your own personal, spring time new beginning, send me a message on my Facebook page, Angel Illumination.

Much love, and many blessings,

Lucy Loizou xxx

Stop – Slow – Easy

I wanted to talk today about how important it is to treat yourself with the love and compassion that you give to other people, and that you wish you could receive from others. I have come to realise from my own personal journey of learning that I have been so tough on myself. Expecting myself to constantly be able to give to others, to support them through their times of grief, stress, joy or whatever is going on for them.

But when it’s my turn to go through these things, I somehow start to think I should be able to deal with this, Why am I feeling angry? When will I feel ok again? Why didn’t I get that? How will this situation work out? Or, and I’m pretty sure you’re all familiar with this one – when you’ve spent an hour two or maybe even a whole day just having fun or wasting time watching TV or reading a good book and then you feel guilty for not having achieved anything that day. Sound familiar? I thought so.
I wanted to write about my new mantra that came to me from my Journey work with Ann Winslow.
This is a form of healing work devised my Brandon Bays. Those of you who are interested might like to read her book, The Journey.
I met my two-year old self in this journey, and realised how lonely and neglected she’d been feeling. So I took her up in my arms and gave her the biggest hug possible, and I felt a huge release. When I gave her the hug, I felt the hug within me. That’s when I realised that I hadn’t been giving myself enough love. I’ve been allowing myself to be a critical parent for too long, even though I thought I’d been treating myself with more love than I used to. This is a trap that is easy for us all to fill into.

I also realised through this session that I kept returning to fear during the meditation. I worried that I wouldn’t be able to see or really believe the journey I was being guided on, or that it wasn’t ok what I was seeing, because I was supposed to be seeing something else – the right answer. Or that I wouldn’t see anything at all and that the session would have been a complete waste of money. But I was surrounded by so much love that I noticed a new habit-forming. A voice inside kept telling me to slow down, relax, and let go. Accept whatever I saw and share it with Ann. It was ok to just see what I was seeing, or not see anything at all. And when I couldn’t see anything, Ann shared with me that this was common – sometimes that angels only want to share so much with you. The rest is for later.
So this is how I came across my new mantra for life. Stop! Slow down. Easy.

This is about meeting yourself where you are. Whether that’s excitement, joy, love, fear. Take a moment now to check in. Check in with each area of your body. How does it feel? Is there pain anywhere?

Treat yourself as you would treat a young vulnerable child. Speak to whatever part of your body that speaks to you. Say “I love you, I hear you. I thank you for everything you do for me, but I am in control now. You can relax and let go because I am in charge of this situation.”

Give yourself a big hug. Speak gently to yourself. Then do something that brings you back to your place of joy and happiness.

Write a list of 100 things that bring you joy. That help you to lose yourself in the moment and just be. These can be places, fabrics, colours, tastes. Some of them you will need to do when you are alone in your personal space. You might find however, that there are some that you can do when you are out in public but need to build your strength and joy back when you have lost yourself for a while.
One of my favourite things to do after I have come back to myself is imagine myself surrounded in a cloak of light of my favourite colour – or whatever colour my mind’s eye brings to me at the time. This is something I use at work on a regular basis. It helps to bring me back to my true self.

If you notice that there is some murky feeling all of a sudden, if you’re too tired to work and you feel foggy headed and grumpy, take a deep breath. Check in with each and every part of your body. Don’t fight what you are feeling. You’re feelings are there for a reason. They are probably telling you that some good quality self-care is needed, or some work on your priorities and projects. Accept it. Ok, so I’m feeling tired/grumpy/foggy headed/silly. That’s ok – it’s allowed. Send whatever you are feeling love. It might help to use some form of image. Like a golden light of a syrupy texture, or a light pink, sparkly light that slowly travels around your body to where it is needed.
Notice if anything starts to feel different. Once you have started to accept yourself as you are, where you are, then things will start to change for you anyway. You will be present to yourself and aware if things need to change, and what steps you need to take to bring about this change, or even that you are feeling wonderful, and that it’s a good idea to take a minute and fully embrace this wonderful feeling.

Please take note however, part of accepting yourself where you are is recognising and accepting that you might need a bit of help. We are social creatures and if these tips don’t seem to be helping, you might need some extra support, like talking to a trusted friend, a counsellor or even your doctor. I have probably said this many times but I don’t see any reason why spirituality and self-care can’t be used alongside science and western medicine. The two can work well together.
Especially if you are going through or have been through a fresh trauma or a recently bereaved.
Seeking help is a form of self-care and being your own best friend too.
This is truly the path to becoming you’re own best friend. You’re relationship with yourself is the one that you will be in for the longest time – isn’t worth giving it 100% , 5*treatment?

Those of you who would be interested in a session with Anne can find her at:

http://www.myjourneytherapy.co.uk

Love and Angel Blessings,
Lucy Loizou xxx