Saturday, 14 October 2017

How to Deal with Negativity & Bullying

A while ago, I filmed a video for my Youtube channel about Bullying. I wanted to do this video for so long, and there were two reasons why; I wanted to help people who have been bullied, whether it's online or in person, and I wanted to teach the bullies out there a lesson! 

If you're a regular Pass Around the Smile reader, you would know that this blog is all about positivity, happiness, and self love!!! As humans in this amazing world, we are still faced with challenges and negativity in our lives. In this video I demonstrate how I was able to overcome some pretty harsh online negativity and turn it into a positive! 

You can do this with any negative situation in your life! The Universe sends us challenges, and negative situations so we can grow, and learn from them. We can't let these things in life get us down, so if you're unsure how to deal with the negative things in life, give this video a watch! 

I hope it helps! 

Cleo xx


Thursday, 21 September 2017

Finding the Right Path for YOU

I know I've mentioned it before, but the book the Manifestation Miracle is AMAZING! It actually changed my life. 

When I was living in America, I was having a really hard time adapting to the hectic 'La La Land' life. I found the whole industry competitive and judgemental, I wasn't making any good friends, I was getting frustrated with the lack of auditions and meetings, and I was getting down because I wasn't surrounded by my family, boyfriend and friends. 

I was in a rut, and I wasn't helping myself by wallowing in it. Let's face it. Sometimes it's easier to wallow in it. We don't have to make the effort to be happy and positive, we can sit there and do nothing, cry and get some attention! It's natural, normal and OKAY!

But I decided enough was enough. I was crying over the smallest of things, even though at the time they were big! I had no idea what direction to go in and all of a sudden my career path felt so wrong. 

Then I read the Manifestation Miracle. I started meditating, and through my mediation I was eventually able to quiet my mind and get the answers I had been looking for. If you don't meditate or aren't spiritual, you will probably laugh at this! I used to turn my nose up at meditation until I tried it. 

As soon as I decided to change my mind set, and start listening to my heart, literally everything changed. Within days. It was incredible, but I wasn't shocked. I knew that all I had to do was change my mind set to see changes, but what was mind blowing, was the answers I got about my career. It became so clear what I needed to concentrate on, and it happened at just the right time. If you had told me 6 years ago that acting wasn't the only thing I should concentrate on, I wouldn't have believed you. But now I can see that mentoring other actors, sharing my experiences, exploring my other creative talents, and using my profile to spread positivity have become hugely important aspects of my life and career.  

In the Manifestation Miracle they talk about how you can find your exact life path. Every single person on this Earth has a certain path cut out for them, and when we find ourselves on that path everything will feel right. In the last 4 months or so since I've been back from the States, I've felt so in touch with my life path. I feel like I'm finally on the right track and I can't tell you how AMAZING that feels! I want everyone to find their right path so we can all feel amazing together! It might take some people years and years to find the right path for them, it may take some people no time at all. 

I'm not at all saying that if you're not on your right path you won't be happy. I don't think I was following the exact path that I should have been for the last seven years, but I still don't regret anything, and I was still very happy the majority of the time. But when something feels right, you know. You are happier more often, things fall into place easily, you feel like YOU and you're sure that you're living true to yourself. 

There are no such thing as coincidences. Every time a 'coincidence' happens, it's just the Universe either trying to teach you a lesson, or steer you in the right direction. The Universe sends you many signs, so listen in and follow! 

Once you find the right path, I promise you will know, and the way I found that was through meditation and trusting my instinct. Sometimes it's scary and overwhelming to trust your instinct, because it might take you to places that make you feel uncomfortable. But see it as exciting! Where is this journey going to take you?! You have this life, so live it to the fullest, take risks and as the old saying goes, 'listen to your heart!'

Cleo xx










Sunday, 27 August 2017

Six Steps to Achieving Happiness!

Hi guys! 

Today instead of a Blog, I give you... a Vlog! I'm starting to use my Youtube channel a lot more, and I regularly upload feel good videos about positivity and the Law of Attraction! If you enjoy reading my blogs, make sure you subscribe to my Youtube channel! 

Enjoy, Cleo xx

YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkV75yoK8fiRhkZ_VLQgFoQ





Monday, 21 August 2017

Changing Your Reaction, Can Change Your Life!

As much as I talk about the Law of Attraction and how you can shape your life to be whatever you want it to be, we all know at the end of the day, some things are out of our control and happen for no reason. 

What shapes you as a person is how you REACT to the not so good things in life. 

Some people believe that because certain things in life are out of our control, that everything is out of our control. Very wrong. It's been scientifically proven for decades and decades that the Law of Attraction is just as powerful as the Law of Gravity. You just need to know how to use it. So technically, nothing is out of our control, but we are all human and can't constantly be positive, so it's very hard to control EVERYTHING in our lives. 

Like attracts like... this means that positive energy attracts positive things. Which means when you're positive, you WILL attract positivity and great outcomes. 

You know when you're able to get yourself to that state of pure happiness? Where everything is great? You're thankful for everything and feeling on top of the world? ... When you get yourself to that state, see what you attract! The results are pretty incredible!

Sometimes we can be on a positivity roll! One good thing happens so you feel good, and things start snowballing your way. One good thing after another. Sometimes in the middle there, something crappy might happen. Most of the time when bad things happen it makes sense. You could be in a bad mood, or you're saying negative things, you might be judging yourself or just feeling down. All of these things attract negative things, so it makes sense that a negative situation or circumstance would come your way. 

In saying that, sometimes it doesn't make sense. One thing you can't control is other people. Sometimes other people's actions might hurt you, or change your mood, or affect you in some way. How you react to these things make you WHO YOU ARE. You are the only person who defines you, and you are the only person who can decide whether you're having a good or a bad day. Try your hardest not to let these negative circumstances affect you. Accept it, deal with it, be thankful for it, and move on. (I know being thankful for something negative seems weird, but gratitude is one of the fastest ways to speed up the process of the Law of Attraction.) 

Sometimes it's comfortable to wallow in your bad mood. It's easy to stay mad, to have a cry or to get some attention. But you aren't helping yourself at all! Get yourself out of that state straight away, and look at the situation from an outsiders point of view. Someone is always worse off than you. Yes, what has happened sucks, but it's time to move on and change the frequency you're projecting so you can make room for good things to come your way. 

The amount we learn from negative situations and circumstances is amazing. There are so many things I look back on, and at the time I thought it was the worst thing in the world, and I was so mad and negative about it, and now I see why it happened! Everything happens for a reason, there aren't any 'coincidences' in this world, everything that happens to you has been sent to you from the Universe for a reason. I have learnt so much from all the negative things in my life that have happened. 

Try and make a huge effort when negative things do happen to move on as quickly as possible, forget about it, don't look back and do your best to get positive again! 

"It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters."

Cleo xx


Monday, 31 July 2017

Your life, your terms!

Do you want to be constantly happy? Constantly smiling? Constantly in awe of your own life?! Well you can be, and the only person who can help you get to that state of happiness is YOURSELF. I find this so exciting, because YOU are in charge, and YOU can make a change. You can literally create the exact life that you want with your mind, some positivity and determination. 

In this day and age, social media plays a huge part in all of our lives. We scroll through Instagram and subconsciously compare ourselves to others. 'I should be as skinny as her, I eat the same,' I should have abs like her I do the same workout,' 'I should have a car like she does, I work just as hard,' 'I wish my hair was as shiny as hers, I use the same products as her.' First of all, a lot of what you see on Instagram isn't real. People only show the best parts of their lives, and publicise snippets that they're proud of and happy about. Which is totally normal, we all do it! And while you're sitting their getting jealous about someone else's abs, or hair... someone else is envious of something you have and they don't. 

Second of all, just because someone looks happy on social media, doesn't mean they're truly happy. It goes with the saying 'everyone's fighting a battle that you don't know about.' We have to be careful not to judge people because of how they're perceived on social media. Everyone is just trying to do the same thing as you. Live their life, on their terms. So let them! 

On that note, life is not a race. And you're not going to get anywhere by comparing yourself to others whether it be your body image, a job, how much money you have, or someone else's relationship status. Change your tune from jealousy or envy, to love! Whenever you show or give love, you're going to get it back. They're living their life, you're living yours. We are all on different paths, and there is no wrong or right path! 

If you feel good right now about where you are in life, then YAY YOU! Keep going, and remember to help people on the way. If you're not feeling good about where you are right now... maybe you hate your job, or you're in a toxic relationship, be brave and make the change. Start by meditating and asking for guidance. Quiet your mind and listen to your instincts. I know the saying 'listen to you heart' sounds like an old Lizzy McGuire song, but listening to yourself really does work. Deep down, we know exactly what we need and when we need it. No one knows ourselves better than we do, so if you have an instinct that something isn't right, it isn't. 

Don't even give a thought about what people might think if you do want to go through a change. If people are judging you, then they aren't happy with their own lives, and you don't need them in your life. You will attract the right people into your life once you're living true to yourself. Once you're 100% about who you are and what you should be doing, abundance will literally flow into your life. It's so exciting that we have the power to do this, you just have to trust yourself, and trust the Universe. (Or whatever higher power you believe in.) 

IT'S YOUR LIFE! Do whatever the hell you want and whatever the hell makes you happy! And if this starts to work for you, inspire others to do the same. Helping people feels good. 







Tuesday, 20 June 2017

ME, MYSELF AND I

Beyonce reference... obviously! 

So let's talk about ourselves. You are you for the rest of your life. You have been given this body, and this soul and you are to do with it whatever you like. So why not do good? Why not make the most of your life and do exactly what you desire?

To do good in this life, we must feel good within ourselves first. Sometimes we have to treat ourselves as first priority. It's not selfish, it's just what we need to do in order to be the best version of ourselves. 

People benefit from people, and we bounce of each others energies. Choosing where to focus your energy is important. You might not realise, but the smallest negative thought can steal a good amount of energy away from you. (Positive thoughts have a higher vibration than negative thoughts which is great! But make an effort not to give those negative thoughts the time of day.) Choose to use your energy doing and visualising the things you desire in life. 

Now, YOU! What do you want to do in life? Are you doing it now? Do you want to do more? Are you happy where you are? Do you have dreams and aspirations that haven't yet come to fruition? Here is an excerpt from a book called the 'Manifestation Miracle.' This might give you some motivation to make sure that you do everything you desire in this life. 

"An Australian hospice care nurse called Bronnie Ware, recently conducted a study of terminally ill patients who were in the final few weeks of life. In her study, Ware asked these patients whether they had any regrets and whether there was anything they would have done differently. Here’s what most people said:

“I wish I’d had the courage to live a life that was true to myself, not the life that others expected of me.” 

I find this so sad. Imagine thinking that on your death bed? That you didn't live life on your own terms because of what others expected of you. Well I'm here to tell you that your life is your life and no one else's! Of course you're going to have people disagree with what you're doing with life. That will happen no matter what you do because we all have different views, values and opinions. 

In this day and age, I have heard and witnessed people not doing exactly what they desire, not because of what people expect of them, but because of what others may think about them. WHO CARES! It's time to let go, otherwise you will have so many regrets, just like these elderly people who were interviewed. 

When you're feeling a little lost in life I highly recommend reading some self help books, or the Manifestation Miracle by Heather Mathews. Mediation can also help. Quieting your mind and asking yourself what you truly desire can clear your mind and open you up to the answers you've been looking for.

Before you're ready to help other people, you need to focus on you. Figure out exactly what you want, and learn to master your thoughts and energy. Once you have, it will come naturally to help others on a spiritual path. Your energy will automatically give off positive vibes and people will be attracted to the energy you're giving off!

I hope you enjoyed today's blog! 

Cleo xx



Thursday, 1 June 2017

Snowball your Life into Happiness

It all starts with one thought, one feeling or one circumstance. 

We all have bad days, weeks, or maybe months. I'm here to tell you the easiest and most effective way to get yourselves out of these horrible ruts and turn your life around instantly. 

A friend and I were chatting yesterday about our travels and how we both got stuck in negative ruts while we were away. We felt alone and negative, which led to bad moods and negative outcomes. We were both away for months, it wasn't a holiday. (Just FYI) 

We both had a really similar path back to positivity and it made us realise how easy it is to get back to where you want to be if you have the right mind set. 

For me, it was definitely my mind set. I had in my head that I didn't like LA for many reasons. LA is an amazing place, it's exciting and there are so many opportunities over there. It wasn't until I got over the fact that I was 'alone' and in a 'tough industry' that things started to change instantly. All I did was change my mindset. Instead of thinking, 'I have no friends or family here,' or 'Why did I put myself in such a hard industry,' or 'This is a waste of time, energy and money,' I began thinking things like, 'I am here for a reason,' 'I'm thankful for the opportunities I have been given in the States,' and 'I have a bunch of friends and support over here.' 

Things honestly changed in a matter of minutes. I was so shocked, but at the same time it all made so much sense. What you put out, you get back. It's true and it's been scientifically proven so many times, so why do we not lean on this more? 

Something very similar happened to my friend. It was terrible weather where she was for a couple of weeks, which resulted in her having nothing to do. She started with one positive thought, and automatically felt better. Good things started snowballing from there... the sun even came out! When you open your mind up to positivity and possibilities, it's amazing the ideas and good thoughts that will pop into your mind. You might wonder why you hadn't thought of these things before? It's because you weren't in the right mindset, you weren't allowing yourself to be open to these ideas and thoughts. 

It's so amazing what will snowball your way when you change your mindset. The last two weeks of my America trip were incredible, and I believe I have myself to thank for that. I look back and I'm so thankful for how everything turned out. I'm even thankful for those few weeks where I was extremely negative and not wanting to be there. It's the bad times, and the negative times that shape us! It's how we deal with them, how we react to them and how we move on from them that make us learn and grow. 

Don't choose to give your negative feelings the time of day. Try your best to ignore them and train your mind to think of the positive outcomes, and how this negative situation might be helping you in the long run. We learn and grow so much from all our experiences, and we don't realise until it's over. 

So to snowball your life into happiness, start with one positive thought, and believe it. Enjoy the ride from there! 

Cleo xx




Photography: Michael Angelo - Instagram: michaelangelophoto

Saturday, 27 May 2017

A Balanced Life = A Happy Life

"Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony." - Thomas Merton.

Family, friends, health, diets, fun, sleep, study, work, exercise. All of these factors are vital to a person's overall happiness. To some people balance comes naturally, to others it's a struggle.

You can work out how you need to balance your life quite simply. Grab some paper and a pen, and write across the top all the things that are important to you. Underneath, rate them out of 10, 1 being not important and 10 being extremely important. Under this, create another column with the same titles, but this time you're going to rate in percentage how much time you're giving each factor at the moment. Eg: DIET - 30% SOCIAL LIFE - 90% - WORK - 60% Here, it would become clear to me that I need to put more effort into my diet, and focus less on my social life, which should leave me more time to concentrate and improve on the work side of things. 

One thing to keep in mind is that everyone will have different expectations. You might rate the importance of work 90%, I might rate it 60%. Either way, there is no right or wrong. You know how to best balance your life in order to make yourself happy. Once you've done your list, have a good look at it, and think how you can best shift your life to make room for the more important things in your life. This isn't supposed to be a chore, or an assignment, so it's not like you now plan your week/months/lives around this. Take it in, and subconsciously your mind will become aware of what is more important to you, and what is less. Next time you're out you might find yourself thinking, 'I better leave the shops now and finish that assignment so I can get a good sleep', whereas before it wouldn't have even crossed your mind.  

Another thing that you may experience while you're trying to maintain a balanced life, is guilt. I have gone through it myself, and I have seen my family and friends go through it as well. An example of this is dieting. You might feel guilty because you're out with friends and end up having a few drinks, or a piece of the birthday cake, or you might feel guilty because you have some chocolate after dinner. Here's where balance can put our guilty minds to rest. It's a healthy lifestyle choice to have a balanced diet. I'm not a dietician, and of course it's going to be more beneficial to your body if you just eat veggies, meat, salad etc. But we should never feel guilty for treating ourselves every now and then. Let's face it, it's more fun and a lot more tasty when we do! As long as you're getting in your five food groups, there is no reason why you can't let go and enjoy yourself. Balance is the key! 

Along with figuring out the most important factors in your life, it's also important to figure out where your energy is going. It's so easy to give our energy to things we don't necessarily need or want to give it to. The two main things that I find take my energy is work and people. Your energy is important because you need it to live and to be yourself! Unfortunately there are negative people in this world, and their energy can drain you of your energy. Sometimes we have to be around these people, so it's important that you either change the subject, or try your very hardest to not let their negative energy, draw yours. As another example, if your work situation is draining your energy, concentrate on balance and how best you can even this situation out. You could go do some yoga and meditation on your lunch break, or talk to your boss about the work load. If your work is draining your energy to the point of no help, maybe it's time to consider another job. If it doesn't feel right, then it probably isn't. There's something better out there that you were born for, you just need to figure out what that something is!

Remember, the only person who can make you 100% happy is you! You're the only one who knows what you really want and need in this life, and you deserve just that. So put time into figuring out your life. Once you do, act on it and you will start to be the most positive and happy version of yourself! Live the life that you want, and on your terms. 

I hope you enjoyed today's blog! Wishing you all an amazing week filled with love, light and POSITIVE ENERGY! 

Cleo xx







Photography: Michael Angelo - Instagram - michaelangelophoto

Sunday, 9 April 2017

The Secret to an Abundant Life

The secret to an abundant life is pretty simple; It's believing that you have an abundant life. 

Did you know the brain can't tell the difference between imagination and reality? So therefore, believing and visualising that something is already so, will bring that something about. 

It's so exciting what we can do with our minds. The tricky part is continuing to make an effort in controlling what your conscious mind is thinking. We have between 50,000-70,000 thoughts a day, so it's normal that some of those thoughts are going to be negative ones. For some reason it's normal for us humans to think about the things we don't want to happen, rather than thinking about the things we do want to happen.

So step 1: Make an effort to control as many thoughts in your day as possible. If you find yourself thinking about something negative, change it right away to a positive thought. If you are having trouble getting out of a negative rut, think back to a memory that is bound to make you smile, or turn on an up-beat song that makes you happy. 

Step 2: Play make believe. You know how kids can play for hours with nothing but a doll or a car? They might be imagining this enormous race track, or a beautiful big doll house. Start to get excited like children. Visualise what you truly want to come about in your life. Feel the feelings you would feel when it comes about. Keep visualising throughout your meditation or throughout your normal day, until you believe the thing you're visualising is yours. 

Remember, the brain can't tell the difference between imagination and reality, so really you're tricking your brain into giving you want you want. 

Step 3: Be kind to yourself. No one gets far by beating themselves up. We all have moments of self doubt and anger, but the trick is to get yourself out of that asap, and start treating yourself like the most important and delicate person in the world. Negative self talk is destructive. Positive self talk can help you beyond belief. 

Dr. Masaru Emoto demonstrated through an experiment the powerful, energetic effect that our words and thoughts can have. Dr. Emoto got two containers of water and on one wrote words such as 'you fool', and on the other wrote phrases like 'i love you.' He froze both of the containers, and days later he took photos of the water crystals. The results were incredible. In every case where there were positive words and energy projected onto the water, the water crystals were frozen symmetrically in intricate patterns, some resembling diamonds. On the other hand, in every case where the words and thoughts were negative, the crystals were small, misshapen and deformed. 

Dr. Emoto re-performed this experiment over and over again with thoughts, photographs and music, both with either a positive or negative vibe, and the results stayed the same. 

Our bodies are filled with 75% water, so think what you're doing to your body with negative self talk. Next time you're disappointed in yourself, instead of saying 'ah, I'm so stupid,' say 'I am good at this, and it will work next time.' 

Having an abundant life is something that most people want. Having plenty of everything that you want is something that is easily achievable, and YOU are the only person who can attract this into your life. 

In a nutshell; Make an effort to control your thoughts, play make believe, and be kind and gentle to yourself. I can guarantee if you do this, you will feel and see results. You will feel better and more positive within yourself, and coincidences and positive outcomes will start arising before you. I know, because I have done it myself, and I know thousands of believers of the Law of Attraction have done it as well. 

Cleo xx








Photography by: Michael Angelo Brown
INSTAGRAM: michaelangelophoto
  








Tuesday, 14 March 2017

30 Day Challenge

Gratitude is one of the fastest and most effective ways to put yourself on a great frequency. Putting yourself on a positive frequency allows you attract all the things you are thinking, visualising and wishing for. 

When you are gracious, you feel lucky and happy right? You might be grateful for something small, like a pretty butterfly on your way to work, or good surf, or a stranger smiling at you. Or you might be grateful for something big, like your family, or winning something, or getting good grades. 

Whatever it is you're thankful for, focus on it and build on that positive aspect of your life! 

I love the YouAreCreators Youtube channel. They have such amazing meditations, and videos that will help you maintain a very positive journey. I was scrolling through their videos one night and came across a 30 day challenge. In this challenge, for 30 days you are to write down 30 things you are thankful for. PLOT TWIST: You can't use the same thing twice. Yes, that is 900 things in total that you will end up writing down. 

Of course there are 900 things in this world that you are thankful for! You just have to dig deep, and try to notice the little things that you might take for granted in a normal day. 

I am currently on day 18 of my challenge and I can't believe the effect it has already had on me. I'm in LA at the moment, living away from home and competing in one of the most competitive industries in the world. It's pretty normal for my emotions to go up and down because of this. This challenge has helped stabilise my emotions and has made me a lot more positive!  

Everyday we go on with our busy lives, we scroll through social media, we go to work, we socialise and go to bed. (Obviously I can't talk for everyone, but this seems to be a pretty popular routine people can get themselves into these days.) Sometimes we don't even take a minute to look around us, and notice all the amazing things in our lives. Noticing these things, big or small, and being thankful for these things is a very powerful tool! 

I promise you after doing this for a few days, you will notice positive changes in your life. Good things will start to happen to you, and around you. You will begin to attract everything you want, and everything you need. If you focus hard on those things you are thankful for, you will attract more of these good things into your life. 

The coolest part about this challenge is that you can write things that haven't already happened to you. For example, 'I am thankful for the huge pay check I got,' or 'I am thankful for my new dress,' or 'I am thankful I scored the tickets to the concert.' Be specific, and act as though you have already received these things. You should feel the same gratitude and excitement for everything on your list, whether you have it or not. 

So have fun, go crazy, believe anything can happen because guess what?! IT CAN! Anything is possible if you are on a positive frequency. You will know when you are on the right frequency. Amazing things will start to happen, everything will start going your way and you will notice 'coincidences' that will help you along your path. 

Here is the link! Enjoy, 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSOthXny7HI

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