Why I Left My Well Paid Job To Follow My Dreams

 

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I always knew what I wanted. I always believed in following your dreams and living your greatest life. I have had a huge vision and definiteness of purpose ever since I can remember.

People would tell me,  ‘You’ll never make it’ ,’You won’t do it, it’s not possible’, make fun or laugh when I told them my goals and what I wanted to do with my life.

For me, settling for an average life that you didn’t really want or care about made no sense. I’ve always wanted a life that sets my soul on fire. Passion, depth, purpose, ALIVENESS. I don’t even know if that’s a word, but it is now. You know why? Because we create our reality.

I always knew I was destined for something great, and believe we all are. That’s why I would get so frustrated when people would give up on their dreams, or think they were just for the ‘lucky ones’. Everywhere I see people settling, people pleasing, listening to others instead of their own soul. Following the crowd. It all comes back to FEAR, we all know this life is temporary, so why are we not making the most of it? TRULY LIVING. Being the greatest we can be.

“When you were born, everyone assured you that you could do, have and be anything you wanted when you grew up. So, now that you’ve grown up, are you doing, having and being anything and everything you’ve ever wanted? Or somewhere along the way, did you redefine ‘anything and everything’ to include settling for less than what you truly want?” – From ‘The Miracle Morning’ by Hal Elrod

We are here to follow our purpose, whether you realise it or not. we all know our true purpose deep down. It’s the things that make our soul light up, our escapism, something we do that makes us forget about everything else and just be in that moment. It’s our INNER CHILD. Think back to when you were a child, you KNEW ANYTHING WAS POSSIBLE, you dreamed BIG, you were happy, you LIVED IN THE MOMENT, you DIDN’T CARE WHAT ANYONE THOUGHT OF YOU, you were simply BEING.

And then along the way, we have been made to believe that we must ‘be like everyone else’ we must settle, we must suffer, our dreams are ‘impossible’.

It’s only impossible if you believe it so.

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Your thoughts CREATE YOUR REALITY. If you believe it is so, then you create it so. You LIVE it.

I had lived the ‘Law of Attraction’ long before I read The Secret. The Secret reminded of my true power within. What I’ve always believed! I KNEW, I KNOW my destiny. No one can tell me about me when I AM ME. I know the greatness we are all capable of, so you cannot convince me other wise. I Am blessed that I have never let anyones opinions get in my way, they have only made me stronger and more determined. Not to prove anyone wrong. but to prove that IT’S POSSIBLE AND THEY CAN DO IT TOO.

I left school just before I turned 16, I couldn’t wait to leave so I could follow my dreams. I didn’t believe in anything I was taught, it always felt so wrong to me. I went on a few college courses, I wasn’t confident in myself enough yet to follow my music dreams, so I chose following my fashion dreams. The fashion course was full so I did jewellery, I wasn’t passionate about that, failed the course, so then I saw a music course was opening and I knew that’s what I’ve always wanted the most so I joined.

I got so much from the course, but as I was a teenager that thought she knew everything, I wasn’t humble enough to actually learn what is important to know when you are a musician. I just wanted to perform all of the time, and didn’t want to learn Music Theory etc because it just reminded me of school again, taking exams to test what I’ve always known is my passion and purpose felt wrong. I feel the same way now about the schooling system, however if I was to do it all over again I would have listened and learned absolutely everything to be the greatest I can be. But my head was in the clouds, I was distracted by boys and trying to fit in.

 

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I then quit that course halfway through the second year, and learned Make Up Artistry in Illamasqua, London. I absolutely loved being able to let my creativity loose, and with my interest in fashion I felt make up was a perfect fit to getting into the fashion industry. I also love that Illamasqua spreads the message of being true to yourself, creative, individual and beautiful as you are! The message resonated with me.

However I totally lost my passion for make up because I knew it wasn’t what I truly wanted. I worked for my mum in her successful Permanent Cosmetics business for around 6/7 years. I was so thankful for the job, the pay was great, I was always able to travel and buy what I wanted, which I Am so thankful for. But I never felt passionate, I Am a creative person, and sitting on a reception desk didn’t allow me to be who I truly am. However, everything happens as it should and looking back I know why I wasn’t ready to leave and follow my dreams, the many times I wanted to.

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The beginning of my awakening, ‘What You Think You Become’ – Buddha, my realisation of the Law Of Attraction – NYC, October 2015

Just before my spiritual awakening in 2016, summer 2015 I started listening to The Secret (a book by Rhonda Byrne about the Universal Law ‘Law of Attraction’ and manifesting. I manifested so many things, it was so magical to see my reality be created by my thoughts, feelings and actions, and actually go WOW, I was thinking about this and now I Am living it! So as I started to truly use my power, my confidence grew to follow my dreams.

I was involved in a music project for around a year and a half. We had plans to tour etc, but something just never fully felt right to me. But I thought, it’s an opportunity and I’d be silly to pass up an opportunity, what’s meant to be will be. So I followed it. I left my job at my mums business in June to pursue my dreams with this music project. Signs kept showing me that it wasn’t right, I knew by the way I felt, my soul was saying no and my head was saying yes. I didn’t feel passionate about what I was singing about, I didn’t FEEL the music. Music is such an important thing for me, it is who I Am, I need to believe in what I Am singing about, and sending the message I wanna send to the world. This is my life, I need to be true to myself. So I quit, and felt a huge weight was lifted. It was an opportunity people would dream of, but I knew i wasn’t being true to myself by following it and I’ve learned that is the most important thing in this life.

ALWAYS FOLLOW YOUR HEART.

Your purpose has to be lived with PASSION. If you’re not passionate about something how can you make other people passionate about it?

Your passions are your gifts, and your purpose is to use your gift to help others.

With my music, I wanna make people feel the way I feel when I listen to my favourite artist. Escapism, connection, emotion, I want my music to make people feel alive. The greats have the greatest music because you can feel it’s from their soul. They are being true to themselves and pouring themselves into the music. That is special. That is MAGIC.

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So here I was, no job, no plans. But I never felt better and more sure that I was on my true path. Everything has been flowing since then. You just have to BELIEVE IN YOURSELF, and focus on living your dreams EVERYDAY. That’s what brings them to you. What you focus on is what you create.

I was feeling really low one day after coming home from L.A and just wanted to be over there! I was frustrated and just lay in my bed, of course I knew that wouldn’t do anything, but you know when you’re in one of those feeling sorry for yourself moods. The Universe reminded me, you’ve nothing to be down about FOCUS ON YOUR BLESSINGS. Be grateful, you are on your path, you have a home, water, food, a family… more than a lot of people in the world, GET UP AND KEEP GOING!

So I got myself out of bed and went for dinner with my mum. My mum is my soulmate and we help each other so much, we always have messages for each other to help us grow, I Am so blessed, she is my best friend! So she said to me, ‘What else are you passionate about except for music, and you can follow that right now?’

I have ALWAYS wanted to be a fashion designer, but I always thought that would have to come after the music. Not realising, YOU CAN DO ANYTHING YOU WANT WHENEVER YOU WANT, BUT YOU MUST START SOMEWHERE!

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The first 11.11 EARTH Jacket… 

My intuition told me to create a jacket for a photoshoot I had for the band I was in a few months prior, and it turned out AMAZING I was so happy with it, but I never actually thought about that being the start of creating clothing.

So when I remembered my jacket, 11.11 EARTH The Movement was born. It was FLOWING, my higher self was sending so many messages, I just knew my vision. 11.11 EARTH is a movement of LOVE, of PEACE, of EXPRESSING YOUR TRUE SELF. I believe loving and believing in yourself is the healing of the world. We each need to love ourselves before we can love others, it starts WITHIN. I see style as the way to express who you are through your clothing.

I want people to wear 11.11 EARTH and feel their greatest self. Feel like MAGIC. SHINE THEIR LIGHT. To bring out your inner child, your creative energy. They are filled with uplifting, empowering, loving messages to make you feel amazing so that then your light radiates out to others.

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I Am just so excited and grateful for the flow of my path, when anyone asks me what I do now I say ‘LIVING MY DREAMS’ because it’s true! That is what I do, and if you’re reading this know that I Am not separate from you, I am you and you are me, and we all have infinite possibility, You just need to let go of fear and JUST DO IT!

LET LOVE GUIDE YOU AND NOT FEAR. – Ralph Smart

BOOKS I RECOMMEND

The Secret – Rhonda Byrne

The Miracle Morning – Hal Elrod

Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill

The Four Agreement – Don Miguel Ruiz

You Are A Badass – Jen Sincero

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FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS, LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE.

LIFE IS HAPPENING NOW. ARE YOU LIVING YOUR DREAMS OR ARE YOU SETTLING?

CHANGE YOUR HABITS, CHANGE YOUR MINDSET, CHANGE YOUR LIFE.

 

Peace, Love and Light

 

Leah-Luna

XO

 

 

 

My Move to London!

So last week I moved (half) to London!

Very quickly, unexpectedly as I am not the biggest fan of London (or big city energies). But that’s what happens when you follow your HIGHER SELF, you just flow and everything happens so magically, truly no such thing as “random” or “coincidence”

I’d say my strongest communication with my Higher Self began around June, ‘it’ speaks to me through ‘epiphanies’ they almost feel like thoughts but you know the difference. It’s an instinct that you FEEL, and when you feel that’s when you know it’s right! (Always follow that feeling!)

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Have you ever observed your own thoughts, so you are thinking but then there is ‘someone’ observing you thinking the thought. If the thought is you, then who is observing? Also YOU. We exist on different dimensions simultaneously, that is why your words and thoughts create your reality.

Higher Self is like your inner guidance system, so when it ‘speaks’ LISTEN and flow. You will feel magic like you couldn’t imagine. Life just flows when you follow it, it’s your path. It will tell me things I need to do to evolve to get the the next ‘step’ in my life and all through following, the right people, situations, experiences come into my path to be a lesson or a blessing.

So yeah, I will speak about that in more detail on another post.. on to how I got to moving to London

So another meeting planned by the Universe with a beautiful soul named Amber (a badass animal activist) led me to attending my first animal activism event ‘The Official Animal Rights March’ in London, early September.  I felt my higher self tell me to stay in London for a few more days so I decided to ask a few of my Instagram family in London if I could stay with them, they were out of town, so I decided to ask a Goddess I had on Instagram (Neecy) that I asked to come along to the march with me if I could stay with her (Neecy also purchased my first 11:11 Earth jacket! – so many more synchronicities within!)

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Skip to the march (one of the greatest days of my life) and I met Neecy! It was INSTANT soul recognition! I knew she was my sistar as soon as I met her in the physical! The crazy thing was we didn’t even talk on Instagram before meeting!

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My higher self told me to stay with her the night of the march, when I was planning on staying in a hostel. So I followed! We talked and talked all night as if we’d known each other forever. We had such a powerful awakening together the next day with so many meetings and events in such a short space of time that allowed us to realise SO MUCH. We just KNEW we were soul sistars, it was so magical!!!

I returned to London two weeks later, following my intuition to take my jackets to Universal Consciousness event, even though my mind thought ‘it’s such a sort space of time, will I have jackets ready…’ BLAH BLAH brain noise LOL

Never listen to your mind!

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I ignored my mind and followed my heart and my intuition. SO MANY MAGICAL MEETINGS IN THE PHYSICAL WITH MY SOUL FAMILY AT THIS EVENT! That feeling of instant soul recognition is so magical it cannot be described in words, only FELT

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After my spiritual awakening I spent so much time in solitude, in order to find, know and LOVE myself, then I knew my soul tribe would appear. Only when we are our truest selves can we meet the souls meant to join us on our path, our true family. Soul connection is like no other. It’s a knowing, where time and physical means nothing.

So yeah, all of these magical things happening, I knew I was supposed to be in London. Each message from my higher self I follow and get to the next step and evolve and grow and learn, hurt and heal. When you look back it’s actually unbelievable.

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My first morning in London was super magical!

So I’ve never been much of a clubbing person, especially because of the energies and the alcohol etc. But the sound of a MORNING SOBER RAVE, with meditation and LOVE and UNITY. Was a YES.

So yeah, being on the tube at 6am wearing my space boots sat next to all the ‘suits’ on their way to their corporate cages was hilarious. I think everyone on the train was staring at me LMAO.

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That’s what I love about being ‘awake’ and my truest self. I no longer care what anyone thinks. I Am aware that this life is temporary, so I follow LOVE and not fear. we are being controlled by fear, set yourself free by living through LOVE. Live everyday TRULY. Do what makes YOU happy, take chances, have fun! You are the creator of your life. The life you experience is your perception of it. We all live in our own version of reality, that we can consciously create.

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Dancing, being happy, having fun, CELEBRATING LIFE (and bananas) in the morning with amazing souls… this is truly LIVING. Who says there’s a certain time or day we should have fun? Living is for every moment!

There are so many things that I wanna journal, but I feel deserve separate posts!

I Am so grateful for the FLOW of life and connections with my soul family, and so excited for all the adventures and magic still to come! But right now i honor and thank the NOW. The now is all we have.

Living with my soul sistar is so MAGICAL! It’s a childhood dream manifested! She brings out my inner child and your inner child is your truth, it’s what keeps you truly living! We balance each other, we say what each other needs to hear, we are truly connected and help each other elevate!

 

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So yeah right now I’m living between Scotland and London, I believe ALL of Earth is ‘home’, we do not belong to certain ‘countries’ there are no borders. We are ONE. So a nomad is what I”ll always be…

Peace, Love and Light,

Leah-Luna

XO

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