Happy Witch Wednesday!
In my last email/blog I mentioned the slow-down that comes along with a September Mercury Retrograde and the intense Eclipses we have experienced since late August, to finish with the Sept 16th Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Pisces.
But, I didn't really go into what's actually going on over here on my end and with Magical Soul Bitches.
I know I have quite a few newbies on the list so first of all HI!!! I'm Nikki, the creator behind Magical Soul Bitches. You probably found me on Instagram so welcome to the blog/newsletter space where I get to go a little more in depth with my readers each week on magic, moon stuff, and general intuitive development...lots of witchy stuff too!
Anyways, earlier this year I was feeling really dragged down with my coaching practice supporting Highly Sensitives. I just wasn't feeling it.
And so when my last client's package ran out, I stopped...I have not coached someone directly since the earlier this year.
And I really grappled with it for a while (it was not an easy decision at all). And then feeling guilty and not knowing what my next steps where.
BUT I was so frustrated with the way things were going that I finally got into sweet "fuck it" spot that lead to taking action on embracing what I really wanted.
I chatted with some mentors in one off sessions that really dabbled in magic and whom I always saw and experienced as very expressive beings. After just a couple of those sessions I felt ready to be in full acceptance of letting coaching fall to the back burning as I went in the direction I had denied in myself for so long: blogging brand life.
I was shitty at website stuff so I just got started with Instagram. Just sharing everything that I loved and that moved me on a deep level. I did it with intention. I narrowed in on those themes that I loved the most and weaved them together. I started to get lost in the Insta-world and found all these absolutely fucking amazing brands, products, blogs and people. Truly creative people sharing what they love. Sure there's a lot of BS out there too but more often than not I really was gracing upon amazing souls and creations. I was inspired to keep going, I was deeply moved by witnessing so many souls laying their hearts out there on the line. I started gaining followers slowly and sharing insigths in a way that brought value and honesty.
Everything always circled back towards the underlying theme and mission of "full self-expression". For myself and others.
A couple of months later "Magical Soul Bitches" came about and made everything feel more solid. I started becoming more intentful with what I was sharing and keeping things visually stimulating and emotionally engaging.
And wow, have I been in absolute awe of the souls that have come into my life because of it and the connections I've made. Everywhere I went I had people telling me how much they loved what I was doing. I was attracted the eyes of many people who have known me for a while. I have changed so deeply and vastly because of this. 2015 was just a warm up compared to the rapid evolutionary pace of 2016.
This all came about because I said "fuck it" and started to listen to my urges instead of rationalizing them away. As one mentor said very lovingly to me "You really don't have anything to lose at this point." Sometimes when you go back to square one, it's the best thing that can happen.
From there I began to invite in the energy of making money. I called upon Jupiter to help me with prosperity. I started trying things. Then I nailed it with one service through the help of one of my friend: Moon astrology readings.
I was so nervous about this, I had been studying astrology on my own as I killed time in the "in between" and doing readings for friends on their natal charts. I loved it. But I really didn't think I'd feel confident to do readings where I got paid for a LONG TIME. But she gave me that nudge and so we set it at a low price point I felt comfortable at.
Well I got a several "yeses" to that...and endlessly amazing and encouraging feedback and I was blown away. As things got more elaborate, word spread and demand increased, I inched my pricing up.
Then Gala Darling bought one and unbeknownst to me shared with her tribe and all hell broke loose in the best way. Especially since Gala lifestyle blog has been a beacon of inspiration for me for a while. It was another nudge from the Universe. Yes thank you more please.
I even had to shut down the influx because as one person I couldn't do that many readings so quickly. I'm really not joking when I tell you that these Moon readings have now evolved into taking me a long ass time because in my eyes, SO much of it all is important it's what makes these personalized readings so special and unique.
That being said though, after many months of readings (I've done around 200 at this point) I'm taking a short break the rest of this month from taking on new clients for personalized moon readings (all my 3 monthers will still receive theirs! I just need more room in my schedule to create right now.)
I had the option not to even share this or explain myself, but I think that we all only learn through transparency and because the "game" is changing. And I'm honoring the shifts happening in business mentality and practices. It's okay to scale back and bit and pause. To slow down.
And I'm standing up to the fear I have that says "Everyone will forget about you and be mad and you're going to ruin all of this, you lazy idiot."
I'm standing up to that fear, getting really uncomfortable with it and doing what I KNOW my soul needs right now.
This is everything I ever wanted, and so much of it is finally happening. That I refuse to be prisoner to that hamster wheel ego voice.
Which is WHY I felt compelled to share with my awesome Magical Soul Bitches what happens behind the scenes. Because I know that I've conjured up a bunch of fellow feminine powerhouses that are already or want to say "fuck you" to the status quo and change the "way things are"!
It starts with moments like this: honoring ALL of it. honoring the call. honoring the halt.
BUT I will not leave ya'll hanging for this last intense Full Moon Lunar Eclipse!
Next week, I will put out a generalized recording with intuitive downloads on the Sept 16th Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Pisces including insights for each zodiac sign, at a low price point so that everyone still receives Moon support.
I spent my entire summer working my butt off, I need Sept to get inspired, create and manifest even BETTER things for all of you.
I will still be popping into your inbox cause I usually can't help myself. I'll try to do a Instagram giveaway as well, it's been so long since I've done one. I want to engage more with my soul bitches. Share the goodness and expand. And sometimes that actually means slowing it all down. I've seen SO many entrepreneurs run themselves to the ground with work that they forget there's this WHOLE other sphere that needs love too so you can actually continue to grow in a more aligned way instead of just get by with it all.
There will definitely be some restructuring happening, some rate changes, some new stuff unfolding over the fall and winter and bring into the New Year (holy crap it's less than 4 months away!).
Anyways, I hope that this has served some of my soul bitches out there. This can be applied to SO MANY THINGS. Not just work. But relationships, hobbies, studies. There's a time for hunkering down and doing the work and there's a time to slow the fuck down. We need both.
And especially when you're Highly Sensitive, trying to push through all the time can actually be really harmful to our mental, emotional and physical health.
So hey, if you can slow down with me this September, please join in. If you feel like you can't....do what you can, there is always something, someway. You know what you need to do.
Don't hesitate to shoot me an email by hitting "reply" to let me know what's going on for you and what you find as you slow down.
Catch you all soon again!
Happy Witch Wednesday!