The ‘Best Path’ Magical Oracle

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“We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.”
~ J.K. Rowling

 

Feel in need of a little guidance?

Every so often I like to create an oracle for you. The very first one I ever posted was The Healing Power of Flowers and Fairy Blessings.  We offered a selection of flowers for you to choose from, and each flower came with a message – a mini-reading if you will. It was so well received that I’ve been creating oracles for you ever since.

Today I’m so pleased to offer you another of my Magical Oracles! This time, I’ve chosen paths – paths that can symbolically connect you to the wisdom, guidance and support you might need right now.

Instructions for using today’s post

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

When you have chosen your path, scroll further down for your oracle message. Trust that what you most need to know is exactly what you shall choose.

Love and Light,

Nicole  xx

Let the Best Path Blessings Begin…

1.  Light Spirals

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Image by Jason D Page

2.  Signed Trail

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3.  Nightfall Path 

4.  Magical Maze

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5.  Forest Convergence

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6. ♥ Expressway

7. ♥ Golden Glade

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8. Well Trodden Track

Your Path’s Message ♥

Each Best Path has a message for you. I have also selected a crystal to support the message and energies of your chosen path.  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 and that you are strongly attracting right now.  You can turn it into your own personal mantra by saying “I choose ___________ ” (insert your Power Word). Your Magical Healing Environment is a place or activity you’ll find supportive and healing.

 

1.  Light Spirals There is a beautiful energy of freshness, change and growth coming into your world. It’s time to embrace playfulness, to take yourself less seriously and to engage a sense of curiosity and wonder. Cynicism and judgement won’t help you – instead choose to be open to possibility and new directions. Seek new angles and opportunities. Ideas, inspiration and Divine Guidance – that’s what this path is all about, so trust. Expect magic!  ♥ Best Crystal – CITRINE  ♥ Power Word – INSPIRED  ♥ Magical Healing Environment – Time in nature and places that inspire and uplift you. Let your soul be moved by art, music, books, movies, natural beauty and the rhythms of life.

2.  Signed Trail Honey, why do you make it so hard for yourself? There’s really no need to re-invent the wheel. Know that you have courage to spare, and plenty of fuel in the tank, but right now you’re better spent using that energy for creation the way that only you can do. There are experts, courses and well-worn paths that will get you where you want to go. OR maybe it’s time for YOU to be the leader and help other people get their feet firmly on the path you’ve been walking. Either which way the power is in the well signposted path. No need to be breaking new ground. Do what you do best, and get help for the rest.  Best Crystal – CLEAR QUARTZ  Power Word – SIMPLIFY  Magical Healing Environment – Looking to leaders and mentors, or stepping up to be one yourself. You need time for thinking, planning and creating. Find or create a space that lets you immerse yourself in mastery. Get a team together, or at least a map and some proven resources. Copy people whose systems work! No need to start from scratch.

3.  Nightfall Path  What is needed for you, more than anything right now, is time for yourself and your dreams. Pull back. Create a sacred retreat. Determine your path and your goals and then put them front and centre in your life. Your priorities before the priorities of others! You can be all things to all people later, if you still even want that… But for now make it all about you. It’s long overdue, don’t you agree? It’s not selfish – it’s self care and self development!  Best Crystal – AMETHYST   Power Word – FOCUS  Magical Healing Environment – Anywhere that supports your consolidation, healing and dreams becoming reality. Surround yourself with time, space and the things that deeply matter to you. Start to tackle the things you know you need to do to change your life. Rest deeply. Think deeply. Create. Build. Reinvent yourself.

4.  Magical Maze You’re like a giant cauldron right now – there are so many great ideas and concepts bubbling away inside you. But none of them are done yet – they all need more cooking time. It’s okay to give your dreams and projects time – time for research, time for synchronicity, time for more work, more attention to detail, time to become something bigger and stronger and brighter than they currently are. Don’t push things, don’t try to force success or results. Your moment is coming. Have a little patience and then trust in good outcomes.  Best Crystal – FLUORITE   Power Word –VISION   Magical Healing Environment – Time for relaxing, exploring and stepping back a little, or for plugging away for the joy of it, rather than as forced labour. Make time to dream. Make time to work on your dreams for the joy of the journey rather than the pressure of an outcome. Take time to reconnect to your passions, and to remember WHY you loved this idea or journey so much when you first started out. Once you reconnect to the emotion, everything else will fall into place.

5.  Forest Convergence Sometimes the veil between this life and the ones we’ve lived previously, or the ones that lie before us, becomes very thin. If we still our minds and open our hearts we can step into an energy that enlightens us, and that guides our every footfall as we break new ground in a certain aspect of our lives. A time for courage, for new horizons, endings and beginnings of great significance. A time to embrace ourselves more fully, and with deeper understanding.  Best Crystal – MOSS AGATE or RUTILATED QUARTZ   Power Word – TRANSFORMATION  Magical Healing Environment –Meditation, journalling and self work. Find activities and head space that allows room for introspection, reflection and connection. Make art, make music, make love. Write. Sing. Create. Practice ritual and magic. Speak to God, your guides and elders, your ancestors and your own wise soul. Be open to this deepening within you. A time of great power and magic.

6. ♥ Expressway It’s time for major decisions that only you can make. This path reminds you to weigh up your options carefully, to take advice if necessary, but to trust your heart and intuition in guiding you to make the best choices for yourself and your future. Research, analyse, do whatever you have to do to get clarity – but use this time to get to a place of action, where you allow decisions to be the springboard to a better life . It is not enough just to think – you are being called to make choices that create movement, that pull you out of stuckness and back into flow.  Best Crystal – BLUE LACE AGATE  ♥  Power Word – CHOICES  Magical Healing Environment – Time that allows you to weigh up your life, your goals and relationships. Take yourself away  – to a coffee shop, a motel, a shack by the beach. Work out what to embrace and what to let go. Give yourself the gift of thinking time. Speak with people who know and support you.  Celebrate your individuality and your best life. Give yourself permission to shine.

7. ♥ Golden Glade This magical path is all about healing. The Universe is inviting you to step into a place of better alignment, allowing for long-standing physical or emotional issues or major limitations and blockages to finally drop away. You will find the right healers, the right methods, the right tools, medicines, relationships and opportunities will come your way. Some of you may also have a calling to step into your own power as a healer and facilitator for the positive transformation of others. This path is so clear for you. Embrace it, and all the goodness it entails.  Best Crystal – GOLDEN CALCITE ♥ Power Word – HEALING  ♥ Magical Healing Environment – People, places, methods and products that nourish, nurture and realign you. Invest in your own well being. Choose for vitality, health and performance. Rest. Move. Learn. Grow. Discard what shrinks you or leaves you weak. Welcome the things that strengthen and energise you. Get ready for major changes and breakthroughs.

8. Well Trodden Track Your power right now comes from the heart. Heart-based relationships, heart-centred business and investment, following the calling of your heart. Owning your talents and gifts, so that you can honestly say “I am this thing” and say it with love and humility, knowing it as your truth. This is not a solitary path. It’s a path where you will attract friends and lovers, mentors and comrades. It’s a path that allows you to radiate joy and purpose. It’s a path that encourages others to join you as you dance through life. Family, community, tribe. That’s what this path is all about.  Best Crystal – ROSE QUARTZ    Power Word – LOVE ♥ Magical Healing Environment – Sitting in your heart, rather than your mind  Honouring your intuition. Living from a place of kindness, compassion and good humour. Practicing spiritual and emotional connection, acceptance, forgiveness and grace. Welcoming love and friendship.

The Glorious Journey of Our Love Mala

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“The best teachers have showed me that things have to be done bit by bit. Nothing that means anything happens quickly–we only think it does. The motion of drawing back a bow and sending an arrow straight into a target takes only a split second, but it is a skill many years in the making. So it is with a life, anyone’s life. I may list things that might be described as my accomplishments in these few pages, but they are only shadows of the larger truth, fragments separated from the whole cycle of becoming. And if I can tell an old-time story now about a man who is walking about, waudjoset ndatlokugan, a forest lodge man, alesakamigwi udlagwedewugan, it is because I spent many years walking about myself, listening to voices that came not just from the people but from animals and trees and stones.”
~ Joseph Bruchac

 

Do you remember, back in February, when I decided to make a mala, and to pray every bead twice a day for a month? The idea came to me because my friend Liz was going through a difficult time, and I wanted to find a practical way to support her. My first bead – a pearl – I marked for her, and then I chose a bead for 106 other people, and the 108th as a bead to represent everyone not specifically mentioned in the previous beads. The keeper bead, at the beginning and end of the mala, is the stone I kept for myself.

My intention for that thirty days was to use my meditation and prayers to aid in your emotional support and healing. I strung each bead onto the mala with an intent for you to know forgiveness and self-love, for ending guilt, regret, fear and shame and embracing love and flow and abundance.

Each day I held every bead, one at a time between my fingers, and prayed my mantras and then a specific prayer for each bead – each person. I wore the mala every day, all day, so that I carried you with me. Soon my fingers knew each bead by name. This one Wendy, this one Jess, Jacob, Holly, David, Satisha, Kim, PJ, Joanne…

Each night when I finished my meditation I lay the mala on a large quartz and green tourmaline cluster beside my bed. Each morning my fingers reached out in the dark, found the mala, and my prayers and meditations began again. After which the mala was placed over my head so that I could wear it all day.

The very first day I wore the mala I took you all out for breakfast at a favourite cafe near my farm. Later we swam in the ocean. The water was so clear that I could see tiny fish darting above the sand below my feet. A stingray shuffled past. A dolphin greeted us from a rolling wave.

Over the next thirty days this mala came with me as I swam in rivers, watched koalas in the eucalypts, walked rainforests and paddocks, visited farmers markets and dined with friends. I felt that you were with me on every step of my daily life. You came to coffee shops to sit and write with me and my friends, you came to conferences and dinners and even to a theme park where I took you on a crazy ride and then ran in the rain. You’ve been hugged, and you’ve enjoyed laughter and quiet times. You’ve been held during the day when I sensed you needed extra support. You’ve had all kinds of weather, and you even came dancing with me at Bluesfest.

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Finally on Good Friday I took the mala off and laid it on the earth here at my farm, under the shade of the magnolia tree that Sokli, my fairy friend, so loves. I placed a grid of stones around the mala. A stone given to me by my Aboriginal Auntie, a citrine point, a selenite fish-tail, and a rose quartz. In the centre of the grid I placed a large phantom smoky quartz. All of these stones gave energy to the mala as it rested on the earth during the lunar eclipse and Blood Moon on Easter Saturday.

On Friday I shall gather the beads up from the earth and begin the process of unstringing the mala and passing beads on to those people who want them now that my prayer cycle is complete.

The bead that stood for everyone? I am going to string another mala using that bead and then give it away to one of my readers. Stay tuned to find out more details once that new meditation mala is complete.

I’ll begin another Love Mala soon to pray for a group of you for thirty days. Theme as yet to be decided. I promise to update you when I start allocating the next group of names to these beads.

It has been an honour and a privilege to carry you with me. I hope you feel the love and care in these stones, and know how much you mean to me. (((HUGS))) Nicole <3 xoxo

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It’s Finished – Our Mala of Love

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“Be not forgetful of prayer. Every time you pray, if your prayer is sincere, there will be new feeling and new meaning in it, which will give you fresh courage, and you will understand that prayer is an education.”
~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov

“It does not matter how long you are spending on the earth, how much money you have gathered or how much attention you have received. It is the amount of positive vibration you have radiated in life that matters.”
~ Amit Ray

 

Well, my lovelies, it is meditation time and I am about to begin prayers and affirmations on my new mala. Many of you are represented personally here in the beads that will move between my fingers this morning. All of you are represented on the last bead, which you’ll see above is the teardrop-shaped clear quartz before the crackle quartz Keeper Stone. There are crystal beads chosen for their energies, and wood, glass and ceramic beads chosen for their colour or symbolism. Every bead has been chosen with love and careful intent.

I’ll be praying this mala twice a day for the next thirty days. Already I have prayed and blessed each bead as I named it and strung it. Already I can say, yes, this pearl is Liz, this banded agate is PJ, this celestite is Jacob, this owl is Joanne.

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My intention for the next thirty days is to use my meditation and prayers to aid in our emotional healing, and that will be my theme in my twice-daily meditations. This is a mala for forgiveness and self-love, for ending guilt, regret, fear and shame and embracing love and flow and abundance.

Each day I’ll hold every bead, one at a time, between my fingers and pray my mantras and then a specific prayer for each bead – each person. I’ll wear this mala every day, all day, so that I carry you with me.

Today, know that I am holding you in my thoughts and prayers. That I am carrying you in my arms. That you are very much loved.

Nicole xx

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Mala Update

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“The inner voice is something which cannot be described in words. But sometimes we have a positive feeling that something in us prompts us to do a certain thing. The time when I learnt to recognise this voice was, I may say, the time when I started praying regularly.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi

 

I’ve been moved to tears by the many messages you’ve sent me about inclusion on my Mala of Love.

Truly, I was not expecting such an outpouring. So many of you asking not for yourselves but for those you love to be included on a bead. So many of you brave enough to finally put your hand up and say, yes, I’d like some support.

I have many more requests than I do beads.

So, what I propose to do is this:

I shall contact all of you. Be patient. That might take some time. I’ve had over five hundred messages. 106 of you shall be included on my first mala, and then one bead for my friend Liz and one bead to represent ALL OF YOU.

Thank you to everyone who asked that I include a bead for myself. I promise I will.

I will use the Keeper Bead for myself. The Keeper Bead is the bead at the beginning and end of the prayer or mantra cycle where your thumb and finger come to rest. It is both bead 0 and bead 109.

When I have finished this present mala cycle of one month, I shall make ANOTHER mala. I will allocate 107 places keeping bead 108 to represent all of you, until everyone who has contacted me has had the chance to be included in a month of  my prayers and meditations.

Once again, please be patient. It will take a good few months to pray for all of you individually.

But I shall. That’s my sacred promise to you.

Big love and hugs, Nicole xx

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Mala of Love

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“Prayer is not an old woman’s idle amusement. Properly understood and applied, it is the most potent instrument of action.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi

 

I meditate twice a day; once in the morning when I first wake up – at around 4am, and once in the evening before I go to bed. This has been my practice now for over thirty years. Still, I feel I am only just stepping into a place of truly understanding meditation. And there is so much more yet to learn and experience.

Anyway, I digress.

What I’d like to do on my blog this morning is make an offer. I usually meditate on a mala for at least part of my meditation session. A mala is a string of prayer beads.

Whenever I run a long retreat or course I make a mala with the intent of working for that group, with a bead for each person. Then twice a day I meditate on and pray for the students in my group. I do this for one month leading up to the course, and sometimes more. At the end of the course I gift them their bead.

My offer this morning is this: I’m about to make myself a new mala of 108 beads, that I will use for thirty days. I’m making this mala specifically to aid in emotional healing, and that will be my theme in my twice-daily meditations. It’s a mala for forgiveness and self-love, for ending guilt, regret, fear and shame and embracing love and flow and abundance.

Each day I’ll hold every bead, one at a time, between my fingers and pray my mantras and then a specific prayer for each bead – each person. I’ll wear the mala every day, all day, so that I carry you with me.

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Would you like one of those beads to be for you, or someone who you know?

That way I can hold you in my daily meditations, and you’ll know that someone loves you, and is thinking of you, holding an intent for healing, and sending energy and love to you.

There are 107 beads available, because I have already purposed one to my friend Liz.

At the end of the thirty days, I’ll send you the bead for the cost of the postage. Or if you’d prefer, I can make the bead into a necklace or your own meditation mala for you, although there would be additional cost for that to cover the materials and postage.

If you’d like me to include you, or someone you know, please contact me by leaving a message below, or over at my facebook page. I’ll then contact you within the next few days to let you know more.

I will be making the mala on Wednesday March 4th, and starting my prayer and meditation cycle on March 5th, concluding the cycle on Friday, April 3rd which is also Good Friday of the Easter Weekend.

Much love to you. Please know that I’m thinking of you, and that you’re never alone,

Nicole xx

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A Snapshot of My Psychic Life

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“Now I know what a ghost is. Unfinished business, that’s what.”
~ Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses

 

As a psychic, I can never truly plan what happens in my life. I’m in the city just now. Working.

I didn’t blog yesterday because it was one of those days .

After one of those nights.

A young girl died.

I took the call a little before ten at night, while she was still alive – but precariously, and caught a taxi to the hospital.

I was there to hold her hand until her mother came.

I held her mother in my arms after her daughter passed away.

I came home as dawn was breaking, and climbed into bed, bereft and emotionally drained.

A short time later the young girl, recently dead, began whispering in my ear. She came back again and again until she’d told me everything she felt I needed to know. I didn’t end up getting much sleep yesterday, or again last night.

Some of what the girl revealed was deeply troubling. All of it needs to be passed on to her parents.

I don’t focus on mediumship as part of my work, usually. It’s just something that happens sometimes. (You can read more here and here)

Yesterday I blew up nine lightbulbs, tripping the safety switch and plunging the house into blackness nine times. All I had to do was reach my hand out to a light switch and BANG. A bulb would blow. Sometimes my hand didn’t even make it to the switch.

After a while I left what lights were on, on. I didn’t touch any more switches. I stayed away from my computer. I stood barefoot on the earth for the longest time.

It happens like this sometimes. It’s as if all the energy builds up in me and needs somewhere to discharge.

Finally, when I was almost on my knees from being psychically available and in that heightened energy for so long, I spoke to upstairs (You know what I mean – I spoke to God, Guides, Ancestors – whoever was listening). “Enough for now, okay? I could use some time out. A break would be good.”

My husband rang five minutes later. He’d gone home to our farm to move our cattle to higher ground before the predicted heavy rain and floods later this week.

“You’ll never believe this,” he said. “I found my glasses.”

Ben lost his reading glasses a fortnight ago. He only uses them for computer work, and he usually keeps them in his computer bag in a little case. He’d had them in the bedroom at the farm, staying up one night working on his laptop. The next day when he was packing up to come back to Brisbane he couldn’t find his glasses. He searched everywhere.

Over the past two weeks we have torn both houses and the car apart, looking for them. Nothing. Finally, Ben asked me to ask my fairy friend, Sokli, who is sometimes helpful with lost things. “Oh no,” she said. “They’re not there, silly. They’re in the other place. The sometimes place.”

In other words, they were gone, so stop looking.

It has happened to us so many times before. Things disappear. Days, weeks or months later they turn up again, in plain view.

Ben’s glasses were suddenly on top of a bunch of papers in a drawer he has checked at least seven times.

Today I’ll be spending time with my friend who has just lost her daughter. I’ll be helping her navigate this terrible next part of the journey. I’ll be passing on the last of her daughter’s messages. I’ve not had much sleep this past forty-eight hours. It gets like that sometimes.

I’m still in that heightened place, psychically. It’s as if my skin holds an electrical charge. Everything looks enhanced. Brighter. More defined. My heart beats a little faster. I feel deeply in my body, and not. All at the same time.

My husband rushed back to Brisbane to be with me, so he’s in charge of turning lights on and off until things settle down again for me, energetically speaking.

He knows, and I know, that when this is all over I shall crash in a heap for a while. That’s just how it is.

This is what it is to be psychic. This is my life…

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The Winner of the Chlorite Phantom Quartz

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“Home is not where you live but where they understand you.”
~ Christian Morgenstern

 

I’m so happy to announce that the winner of this beautiful little Chlorite Phantom Quartz Crystal is:

Pauline Longdon 

Congratulations, Pauline! I know you’ll take good care of her, and I look forward to hearing all about your adventures together.

For those of you who entered but didn’t win, thank you for supporting my blog! It means so much to me that you are here, sharing the journey, and being part of my community.

Stay tuned over the next few months as I give away a few more special stones from my personal collection.

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In other news, Ben is feeling much better and so is Harry. My biggest issue will be keeping both of them quiet during their recoveries now that we are back at the farm.

Now I’m off to water my vegetable garden before the heat of the day, harvest my cherry tomato glut, and plan out some kitchen time. I feel the yearn to cook!

PS – It’s so good to be home!!!