As sometimes things do, it can take a while for the penny to drop for you to see what was obvious.

The teacher appears when the student is ready.

In this case, the chakra system came into my life when I was ready to make a major creative shift and change my way of thinking. The old way of being was not working, no matter how hard I was trying. I needed something more to help me get out of the fog I was in as I was ready to pack it all in and walk away as I was feeling so frustrated and despondent.

I had found creating visions boards didn’t do it for me. First of all, I could not find pictures that related to what I wanted. There were all too unobtainable, slick and unrealistic for me. I would look at the board, see it, but not feel any real connection to it. And I would not understand why.

Until one day I realised I was not connected to it. There was a gaping big hole between my dream and my belief system. I could intellectualise what I wanted, but could not bring into my heart of hearts. Why? Because I did not believe in myself enough. I had all these gremlins racing round in my head being destructively negative. And could they talk and influence my way of seeing myself. They had control over my mind and thoughts and were playing havoc with it.

There was this wall holding me back from connecting to my creativity, my intuition, my Spirit, and my self-confidence.

When you are fully aligned to your Spirit and bigger picture, you feel creative, inspired and brimming with an ‘I can do’ attitude.

It will not happen overnight. And there is no magic tablet. At times, I sure wished there was. However, start by taking the time to sit quietly to open yourself to your thoughts. They tell an incredible story that you were not even aware of. One you will want to change and let go of.

When you learn to sit in faith rather than in fear you open yourself up to seeing how your fears close you down holding you back from being able to hear what your beautiful magical whisper and heart are telling you.

When you start to visualise you begin to cultivate a mindset that frees you from the old allowing you to connect to all your senses and emotions. You literally begin to create the life that you want to lead in the way you want to.

This is creative visualisation.

Now that is true freedom.

meet chantal

Chantal Vanderhaeghen is an intuitive guide, small business owner, creator of an international skincare brand, passionate philanthropist and meditation, reiki, tapping and mindfulness teacher. She works with women ready to make changes, shatters perceptions of beauty and perfection, and inspires people ready to become mindful entrepreneurs. She lives with her talented man in the Perth Hills and can be found online at



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