Getting Ready for June 2015

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“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”
~ Eckhart Tolle

“Dare to dream again.
For dreaming is the language of your soul,
And nothing your soul truly desires could ever be wrong or impossible.”
~ Jacob Nordby

 

Hello, Lovelies <3

It’s June already. We’re nearly at the midpoint of our year. I promised that I would support you in making the most of this year’s opportunities, so here’s my Heads Up about the month ahead, as well as a few suggestions for embracing all that June has to offer.

June has a sense of expansiveness and possibility that’s been lacking in recent months. There’s an abundance of energetic support for you to explore and open up to new opportunities and new directions in your life. You’re being encouraged to put energy into making your dreams a reality.

It reminds me of the movie Field of Dreams, with its taglines If you build it, he will come… and If you believe the impossible, the incredible can come true.

Card for the Month:

I’ve chosen two cards for May for you: one from the Osho Zen Tarot Deck, and one from Colette Baron-Reid’s Wisdom of the Hidden Realms. Remember that I don’t use these cards in the conventional way, but rather as a stimulus for channelled information.

Here is what I have received from each card:

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The message of this first card, Abundance, is all about sitting in a position of gratitude for the many blessings already present in our world and using that positive space to build on our own hopes and dreams. When we actively practice gratitude we begin to cultivate an energy of joy in our daily life.

In June we have the opportunity to work on things that bring us a sense of emotional satisfaction, as well as toiling joyfully on the foundations of enterprise and activity that will go on to create material reward for us. Plant seeds now so that the harvest will be healthy and abundant in times to come.

June is a month for planning and acting on our dreams. It is also a time for social connection, for celebration and for doing the things that make us happy.

It’s expected that June will be a busy month, but when we are engaged with things that we enjoy being busy is never a trial. June calls us to pour our heart and soul into life, and the things that matter to us. Always from a position of gratitude.

When we acknowledge abundance more blessings flow to us.

We are also cautioned against being cynical or judging ourselves or others. Everyone walks their own path, and only your path is your business. You may not get to scale the highest peaks in June but if you at least begin the climb there is a very good chance that eventually you will make it to that high peak, or somewhere better.

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The second card I’ve chosen brings a message of great support. The Web Weaver reminds you that you are not alone in the Universe. As you take action and begin to move in the direction of your dreams expect support from unexpected quarters, divine synchronicities and that magical feeling of things happening easily or just falling into place.

June is all about waking up from that long cold winter of stuckness and shooting tendrils of fresh vigorous growth out into the world as the sun shines down upon you and gentle rain falls as needed, in order that the growth be sustainable and healthy.

You’re being reminded to dream big, and to not judge yourself or the likelihood of your success by your present circumstances. Where you are now is the result of where you’ve been. It’s old news. It isn’t where you need to stay. In each moment you can reinvent yourself. It’s never too late. You’re never too old. Don’t look behind you any more. Have faith in your dreams, chart a course, keep your eyes on the horizon and move ahead.

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Image from pinterest.com

Need some extra encouragement, support or inspiration?

Try these posts:

Starting From A Place of Gratitude – Thoughts on being mindful of the small blessings in every day.

Guided Meditation for Anchoring Into Oneness Energy – A thirty minute free guided meditation for helping you realise and appreciate your connection to all things. It is soothing, relaxing and empowering.

Join Me For A Magical Carpet Ride? – Some fun writing prompts to help you get clear about what you really want in life

The Power Of Mentors – Journal prompts and planning activities to help you manifest your dreams

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Image and poem by msmoem.com

June is lifting you up and giving you wings. Where do you want to fly?

Much love, Nicole <3 xx

Water Oracle – For Embracing Opportunity

Indian River Lagoon by Gunner VV

Indian River Lagoon by Gunner VV

“Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does.”
~ Margaret Atwood, The Penelopiad

 

Water has always held energies of healing and change for me. It cleanses, nurtures and empowers. Today’s oracle is all about using water to tune in to your own deeper soul wisdom.

Is your soul parched? Do you need more of water’s healing presence in your life?

Over the next week, pay attention to water wherever it shows up. The water that comes out of the taps in your home, the water you drink, having a shower or bath, going for a swim or soaking your feet, rain falling, and bodies of water such as rivers, lagoons, lakes and oceans. See what water whispers to you. Pay attention to what it shows you, and how it makes you feel.

 

Instructions for using today’s post

Scroll down through the following water images and then let yourself come back to the one you are most drawn to.

When you have chosen your image scroll further down for your message; designed to help you embrace current opportunities.

Trust that you will be shown what you most need to know right now.

Love and Light,

Nicole ♥ xx

Let The Water Guide You…

1.  Green Lake

2. Sunrise River

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Image from pixsharks.com

3. Gentle Stream

4. Underwater Playground

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Image from oceanmedia.su

5. Afternoon Waterhole

Image from Leichhardt Land

Image from Leichhardt Land

6. Ocean and Clouds

7. Iceland Waterfall

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Image from reddit.com

8. Tumbling Flow

Horsetail Falls is a beautiful area on the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon, USA. The water flow from the falls is quite fascinating and very peaceful. © 2013 Rob Atkinson

Horsetail Falls,  Columbia River Gorge in Oregon, USA.  © 2013 Rob Atkinson

 

♥ The Healing Message and Gift of the Water♥

Each water image has a message for you. I have also selected a crystal to best support the message and energies of change in your life.  You could wear or hold this crystal, pop it in your pocket, under your pillow or beside your bed. (If you’d like to know more about working with crystals click here) The Power Word is a word to remind yourself of the quality you most need right now.  You can turn it into your own personal mantra by saying “I choose ___________ ” (insert your Power Word).

 

1.  Green Lake:

Message – Green Lake invites you to embrace happiness in relationships. This is the energy of lasting love visiting your life. It is a deeply heart-centred message, reminding you to start by loving and caring for yourself. From this sound relationship with self, deep and loving relationships with others will follow. Green Lake also shows you that love and friendship are moving toward you. This is a huge heart-chakra healing, shift and opening. Family healing can occur. Relationship healing can occur. Recovering from trauma can occur. There is opportunity coming for you to begin new and meaningful heart-centred relationships. Soul mate relationships and life-long friendships are being drawn to you or presented for you to renew and reinvigorate. For some it also heralds the arrival of a child.

Crystal – Green Chrysoprase

Power Word – Heart Awakening

 

2.  Sunrise River:

Message – Sunset River is all about fresh starts.Sunset River brings an end to struggle. It heralds deep inner peace and emotional satisfaction that comes from knowing who you are and what you want. It is also about your changing fortune and the ability to re-invent yourself or redesign your life. Choosing this water image means that the wise part of you is ready to move back into flow. You’re being released from old patterns and holding patterns.  Expect good outcomes, legal wins, inspiration, creativity or good ideas that can positively shape a brighter future for yourself and your family. A great time for shifting house, changing school or club, for new projects, start-ups or a return to study.

Crystal – Citrine

Power Word – Abundance

 

3.  Gentle Stream:

Message – Gentle Stream brings an awakening of your spiritual and metaphysical abilities. Expect your intuition and psychic insight to become a much stronger guiding force in your life right now. You may dream about past lives. You may begin to feel or sense energy. You’ll come to know and understand things that were previously beyond you. Intuition is a natural force, and a normal part of life. In you, intuitive abilities run deeper than for most people. It’s something that has been a part of you for lifetimes. Look to activities and teachers that help you to explore and connect with this wise part of yourself. Time in nature and on your own will help ground you and hone your sensitivity.

Crystal – Amethyst

Power Word – Insight

 

4.  Underwater Playground:

Message – You’re naturally clever, and a deep thinker. Right now you’re being encouraged to use these skills to think deeply about your life, who you are, and where you are going. This is not a time for living superficially – it’s a time to prepare for decisions, plans and big changes. The Universe is calling you to step into a new phase of growth, productivity and responsibility. The key here is to have fun with it, to treat it all as a fabulous adventure rather than as something that is stressful or demanding. It’s a terrific time for having those deep and meaningful conversations with yourself or others. If you’re a writer, now is the time to finish (or start!) that book. Play in the playground of your own intellect and imagination. Ask yourself the big questions. Plan the big moves. Attack that hard task. You’ll be delighted with the results.

Crystal – Fluorite

Power Word – Conscious Choices

 

5.  Afternoon Waterhole:

Message – You’re stepping into a time of great opportunity to build a solid foundation with your career, family or finances. Efforts made now in building toward your future will pay off handsomely in times to come. A terrific time for study or expanding your business or career path. Also a good time for investing or buying property.The energy around you is stable, and you’re thinking clearly. Get a plan together and then work that plan. Don’t hesitate to seek guidance or to find mentors with proven track records. Take time to dream and then act on those dreams. Now is your time, so make a start!

Crystal – All Forms of Jasper

Power Word – Strong Foundations

 

6.  Ocean and Clouds:

Message – Ocean and Clouds signifies a time of deep and lasting healing in your life. Please know that your cries for help have been heard. This healing could be of your physical body, your emotions, your relationship to money, a family or personal situation, or something of a spiritual nature. Help is coming to you from unexpected directions, perhaps in the form of a helpful person or in a prayer answered. Not all of the efforts for your recovery need come from you. Ocean and Clouds shows you that Guides, Ancestors and Loved Ones who have crossed over are all conspiring to help you find what you need in order to put difficulties behind you. Expect miracles and dreams come true.

Crystal – Larimar

Power Word – Breakthroughs

 

7.  Iceland Waterfall:

Message – Iceland Waterfall affirms that this is your time to get your message out into the world. This is your time to be heard. This is your time to write, to speak, to teach, to preach. This is the healing and empowerment of the throat chakra and your ability to communicate effectively with others. This is not time to play small. Do all you can to advance yourself and your ideas. A powerful time for being a spokesperson and for positioning yourself, your passions or your products. This is a time where unexpected opportunities will arise, including directions you had not considered and yet that are well suited to your abilities and dreams. Trust. Live boldly.

Crystal – Clear Quartz

Power Word – Momentum

 

8: Tumbling Flow:

Message – The Universe is calling you to travel and to explore the far-flung corners of the globe. Follow your heart. Plan your next adventure. Let yourself move into unfamiliar waters. Tumbling Flow encourages you to connect with other cultures and other countries. Read books. Watch documentaries. Learn a new language.  Eat the cuisine of different nations. Organise a holiday. Take an overseas or interstate transfer. Open up to the bigness of the world and let yourself be swept up in new opportunities to learn and grow.

Crystal – Aragonite Star Cluster

Power Word – New Experiences

 

 

Getting Ready for May 2015

“A lot of things are inherent in life -change, birth, death, aging, illness, accidents, calamities, and losses of all kinds- but these events don’t have to be the cause of ongoing suffering. Yes, these events cause grief and sadness, but grief and sadness pass, like everything else, and are replaced with other experiences. The ego, however, clings to negative thoughts and feelings and, as a result, magnifies, intensifies, and sustains those emotions while the ego overlooks the subtle feelings of joy, gratitude, excitement, adventure, love, and peace that come from Essence. If we dwelt on these positive states as much as we generally dwell on our negative thoughts and painful emotions, our lives would be transformed.”
~ Gina Lake, What about Now?: Reminders for Being in the Moment

 

Hello, Lovelies :)

Here we are in May! I promised that I would support you in making the most of this year’s opportunities, so here’s my Heads Up about the month ahead, as well as a few suggestions for embracing all that May has to offer.

There is some outer tumult going on in the world through May, or having rippled through to us from April, so it’s time to anchor ourselves in our essence and draw part of our attention inwards. This act serves to stabilise our energy and emotional state, helping us to be strong and grounded so that we can weather any storms and better support those around us.

Card for the Month:

I’ve chosen two cards for April for you: one from the Osho Zen Tarot Deck, and one from Colette Baron-Reid’s Wisdom of the Hidden Realms. Remember that I don’t use these cards in the conventional way, but rather as a stimulus for channelled information.

Here is what I have received from each card:

The message of this first card, The Creator,  is all about working on your own essence. For some people this will be about health. May is supporting us to take action with health – through diet, exercise, health programs and support from wise practitioners – so that we can purify our bodies, support our energy and wellness levels, and move into that space of feeling good, inside and out. Activities such as yoga, tai chi, qi gong and meditation will also be helpful for building your essence and energy.

For others, essence is about building confidence. Becoming clearer about who we are, what we want, what we’re keeping and what we need to let go. Developing a stronger voice in the world. Surrounding ourselves with supportive and healthy relationships. Speaking our truth. Skilled therapists and teachers can also help us with this.

Finally, May also gives us a powerful opportunity to be working on our offerings the essence of ourselves that we wish to share with the world. This could be a book, a course or workshop, a creative piece, performance, a competition, or even a service we want to offer. May is the time to work on it, to pour it forth and polish it. Focus on this offering, and make time for it above all else.

In May keep asking yourself  Who am I? How do I want to live in the world? What do I want to offer to the world? What best represents my essence?

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Image from lifeuncalculated.com

The second card I’ve chosen is a deep reminder of the universal energy, love and support that surrounds us daily. The Cosmos reminds you to breathe life into your creative projects. It also encourages us to be clear in setting our intentions, because we are powerful co-creators. Our energy, thought and action ripples out from us and will carry influence to others.

There are things hidden within you that need to be shared with the world. It’s time.

May allows us to draw on the wisdom and support of our ancestors, our guides and Spirit. It is a month that supports a deepening of our own mysticism and spiritual connection.

May is a fabulous time for journalling, spiritual work and path walking. Make sure that you leave some time for solitary work and self work. This journey will help you to get clear about who you really are, and to connect with your heart and soul wisdom. You’ll also find ways to resolve old hurts and leave old sorrows behind. There is plenty of energetic shedding to be done, as you clarify your essence.

Need some extra encouragement, support or inspiration?

Try these posts:

Writing Ourselves into Awareness – A journalling activity for providing clarity

Meditation – Taking Energy from Trees – A simple technique for building your energy and bringing inner peace

Writing Yourself into a Brighter Future – Some writing prompts to help you get clear about future direction

Manifesting New Directions and Opportunities – more lovely journal activities for getting out of stuckness and back into flow

Becoming Who You Always Were – activities to help you find your own unique essence

You are beautiful, and worthy, and there is an energy within you that is not duplicated anywhere else in the world. Allow the energies of May to help you understand yourself better, and to anchor yourself in what supports and inspires you. Be ready to start working on your offerings to share with the world. Invoke your essence.

Much love, Nicole <3 xx

Getting Ready for April 2015

“And this mess is so big
And so deep and so tall,
We cannot pick it up.
There is no way at all!”
~ Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat

“Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business, is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things.”
~ Robert Louis Stevenson

 

Hello, Lovelies :)

Today (in Australia anyway!) we welcome April. I promised that I would support you in making the most of this year’s opportunities, so here’s my Heads Up about the month ahead, as well as a few suggestions for embracing all that April has to offer.

Card for the Month:

I’ve chosen two cards for April for you: one from the Osho Zen Tarot Deck, and one from Colette Baron-Reid’s Wisdom of the Hidden Realms. Remember that I don’t use these cards in the conventional way, but rather as a stimulus for channelled information.

Here is what I have received from each card:

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The message of the first card is all about getting your house in order. You’re being asked to identify your most important projects and priorities. To simplify. To get rid of the clutter of unnecessary projects, tasks, equipment, relationships, obligations, stuff. Pare things back. Delegate. Free up some time. You’re also being reminded that slow and steady wins the race –  keep moving forward toward your goals, even if your progress seems agonisingly slowRemember and take heart from the fable about the tortoise and the hare…

The beginning of April is a great time for reviewing our goals for the year, for reprioritising, and for dedicating ourselves to a simplified focus.

If your goals are really big, and time critical, it’s fine to live ‘out of balance’ for a while. Pick one thing, and make that your absolute focus. April is a month where you can accomplish an enormous amount if you’re prepared to let go of housework or other things that can be let slide for now.

For some of us, April is about going ‘mobile’. All kinds of trips are warranted. Trips to the library. Picnics, festivals, cafes, beaches, holidays. Not all goals need to be work oriented. Some people will find that April is best spent in contemplation, while others will need time out to recharge and unwind so that they come back to the race refreshed and ready to go.

Even if you’re bunkered down working on that big project, get yourself out and about every so often. Just to clear your mind. Just to give yourself a refreshing break.

April is also reminding us that this year is all about repositioning ourselves, and moving ourselves closer to our dreams. If we’ve gotten off track now is the time for a course correction. No judgement, no self-criticism. Just gentle realignment to our soul’s calling. This is a month for taking care of our physical bodies, and nourishing them with wholesome foods, gentle movement and moments of quiet contemplation and connection, even as we live with imbalance.

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The second card I’ve chosen is all about your heart! The High Lady of Love and Compassion reminds you to live from your heart – and to choose life paths, hobbies, relationships and directions because they align with your innermost yearnings.

You are encouraged to choose what makes you happy without justification or explanation to others. This is your life, and only you get to live it, so live it with kindness and compassion for yourself first. From that place of emotional contentment you will easily be able to support and encourage others. If you can’t put your own needs front and centre, you will eventually struggle with resentment and exhaustion even if you love serving others and supporting your loved ones, students or clients.

Your heart has its own wisdom, so this month tune in to that wisdom and let your heart lead you, rather than your head. Trust your intuition. Trust those flashes of insight and understanding. Be brave enough to truly listen to what your heart is telling you, and value that above external guidance, advice or judgement.

Work hard or rest hard this month – whatever is most needed. But remember to have time out, to have fun, and to recharge your spirit and body. Even if the housework never gets done! There will be time for that next month. :)

Need some extra encouragement, support or inspiration?

Try these posts:

Guided Meditation for Orienting Heart Awareness – a twenty-minute guided meditation to help you tune in to your heart’s wisdom

How to Work Out What Your Heart Wants – Some techniques for getting out of your head and paying attention to the signs and guidance all around you

Lightbulbs and Lightning Strikes – some journalling activities and meditations to help provide clarity, focus and ah-ha moments

Direction or Destination – if you’re still trying to work out where to head, or where to put your energies.

Manifesting New Directions and Opportunities – lots of journalling exercises and ideas to really help you get focused, and some lovely visualisation too.

Embrace April, and its possibilities by accepting that YOU, my darling, are worthy of living the life of your dreams, and that your goals and aspirations really do matter and deserve energy and attention.

Sending all my love to you, Nicole ♥ xx

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An Extra Healing Meditation

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“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.”
~ Charles Dickens

 

Tonight I’m performing a special two-hour healing meditation, using the Love Mala I made earlier in the month.

The purpose of tonight’s meditation is to help in the release of patterns of thought and behaviour that have limited us and kept us small or wounded. It is also to open us up to our fuller potential, and the ability to recognise and work with our own gifts with ease and grace.

You may already have a bead on this mala, or be included under the ‘everyone’ bead, but I’d also like to extend that offer that if you would like me to send specific healing to you or someone who you love, that you leave a message for me below, or pop over to my facebook page and leave a message there.

If you’d like to join me in meditation, I’ll be in that space between 8pm and 11pm Brisbane time tonight – 21 March. Feel free to join me for all or part of that time (I know, it’s a long time if you’re not in practice).

If you want to receive some of that healing energy and prayer, there is nothing specific you need to do, but I also encourage you to sit or lay quietly for part of that time, close your eyes, soften your body, and then just be in a space of allowing. Let yourself be open to any feelings, images or sensations that come.

And, of course, feel free to give me any feedback afterwards.

Much, much love to you in these exciting times,

Nicole xx

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Start Where You Are, With What You Have

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“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this.”
~ Henry David Thoreau

 

I was in the garden early this morning doing some yoga. As I stretched up I spied a tiny birds nest, and then, a while later, a tiny bird. A silvereye.

I went closer, for a better look.

She had made her nest with all manner of grass, fibre, hair, and the shredded remains of perishing bags, scrounged fabric, and twists of rag.

What an important lesson that little bird can teach us. She didn’t wait for perfection. She didn’t wait for the best, organic natural ingredients.

This little bird built her nest from what she had. With hard work, innovation and trust, she wove together all kinds of crazy things in order to make  a home before her babies came.

Often we get paralysed into inaction, waiting to start when the stars have aligned, or when we can afford grand and impressive, or when we’ve reached some lofty in-the-future and probably unattainable goal.

 

And we forget….

Small beginnings count.

 

In fact they count more than most, because they have purity of intention and momentum behind them.

Many wonderful things have come from humble and less-than-impressive starts.

So today, no matter what your dream, I urge you to begin right now, right here, with whatever you have to hand.

Much love to you, and some magical Fairy Dust for your dreams, Nicole xx

Image from sl-designs.com

Image from sl-designs.com

 

Today Is A Powerful Day

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Image from magazinehive.com

“Stop trying to ‘fix’ yourself; you’re NOT broken! You are perfectly imperfect and powerful beyond measure.”
~ Steve Maraboli

 

Today, and the following three days, are powerful days, energetically speaking. Why? They are days for decisions. They are days for facing up to that thing.

You know.

That thing.

The thing you’ve been agonizing over.

That thing you want to do, be, have.

The action you’ve been scared to take.

The decision you’re nervous to make.

The conversation you keep having in your head but can’t bring yourself to have in person.

The thing you need to say yes to. The thing where you need to say no.

Today is a powerful day. 2105 is a powerful year.

And right now, in this moment, you have the power to change your life, by deciding to face up to, and take action on that thing.

You already hold a vision of a better you, a better life, a bigger dream. All you need to do is commit to that thing.

This is the year where it can all change.

And that change starts with you.

Go on. Do it. I dare you.

I dare you to be all that you can be. I dare you to make a change. I dare you to be glorious.

Because that’s who you came here to be.

This life is no dress rehearsal. This is our one shot. And the entire Universe is behind us right now, encouraging us, and cheering us on.

Let’s go!