Making My Life Work for Me – Week 1

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“Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.” ~ Mary Anne Radmacher

 

Welcome to Week 1 of our six week Making My Life Work for Me Program. Are you excited? I know I am! The most important thing to remember as we embark on this program together is that this is all about fun, self time and transformation.  (If you’re just joining us now, pop back and read last week’s post so that you can gather the materials we’ll be using today.)

Instructions:

We will be following the same format each week.  Read through this entire post before you get started.  You can do the activities all on one day, or spread them put over the week – whatever works best for you.

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Meditation:

We’re going to start with a meditation.  Hold your crystal and drape your scarf or shawl around your shoulders.  Set aside ten minutes for this. When you’re ready click the link below and simply follow the sound of my voice:

Nicole Cody’s Guided Meditation for Making My Life Work for Me

Visualisation:

Do this straight after your meditation, when you are ready and open for receiving! Close your eyes and use your imagination. See yourself the way you want yourself to be in the world.  Feel the emotions that come with this, and have gratitude and expectation of drawing these things into your life.  Really put some energy into this.  You can repeat this step again this week (even daily) if it feels right.  Thoughts are things, and this is how you manifest in the Universe!

Using Your Journal:

This is your space for exploring and creating – your own personal think tank and manifestation machine!

Feel free to decorate your journal so that it’s visually appealing and full of your own energy and personality.

Begin by writing the following pledge into the front of your journal.  When it’s written, repeat it out loud, with as much sincerity as you can muster. That way the Universe is put on notice of your intentions:

Dear Universe,

I am open to the possibility that there is more for me in this life, and I am ready to receive clarity, direction and inspiration.

I am so very grateful for my life, and for the learning and growth opportunities I am being shown.

I am ready to embrace positive change and to accept an avalanche of good in my life. 

My commitment to you is that for the next 6 weeks (and beyond) I am willing to explore my heart, to connect with my innermost wisdom, look for and name things I am thankful for, and to celebrate the many Blessings I already have.

With love and gratitude,

 

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(insert your own name here)

 

Card of the Week: 

2013-03-24 16.30.18Take your deck of positive cards, or your rune bag.  Close you eyes and offer up a prayer for the Highest Good, and then quiet your mind.

Randomly select a card/rune, trusting that it will have a message to guide you this week.  Write down the name of the card/rune and the message.  Feel free to add any additional thoughts or insights you might have.

I chose a card for us as well, just to set the tone. It’s a fitting start for us, don’t you think?

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Week 1 Journal Activity:

On a clean page write a stream of consciousness around the question What do I need most right now?  Write as little or as much as you need to. Simply ask yourself the question and then answer it, letting the words pour out of you. Draw pictures or mind map if you feel like it. If you cry or have some other emotional release understand that this is a good thing!

And now for some fun…

Collage – Things that are good for me.  Take your pile of old magazines and place them in front of you.  Holding your crystal close your eyes and say out loud “Universe, I am open to all Guidance and my own Higher Wisdom to show me the things that nourish and support me right now.”  Take a moment and sit in that energy, really feeling yourself connecting into and opening to that wisdom.

Then when you’re ready, open your eyes and start flicking through the magazines.  If any pictures or words appeal to you, cut or rip them out and place them beside you. When you have enough images cut them up neatly, and then spend some time arranging them on a page or double page of your journal.  If your journal isn’t big enough, feel free to use a sheet of cardboard. Glue your images to the page and leave it open to dry.  Now you have a strong visual reminder of what’s good for you, so that you can begin to make choices that bring more of this energy into your life.

Were there any surprises?  Did you notice any particular themes?

Gratitude:

What’s already working in your life?  List five things in your journal each day that you are grateful for in your life.

Nightly Healing :

Get into bed and spend five minutes lying quietly in meditation with your eyes closed.  Call on God, Universal Energy, your Angels, your Guides, your Ancestors, whomever you feel comfortable and safe with.  Ask for their help.  Fill your body with white light, and then draw coloured light (just allow a colour to come to you) through your crown chakra (an energy point on the top of your head) and send it anywhere in your body that needs healing.  Feel the warmth as the energy radiates through your body, uplifting and healing you.  Know that answers will come while you are sleeping.

Give thanks, send this same healing gift from you to anyone or anywhere else if it feels right, and then sleep.  Rest well, my friends, and have a beautiful and inspired week.

Much love to you, Nicole ♥ xx

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25 thoughts on “Making My Life Work for Me – Week 1

  1. I’m SO excited and I just can’t hide it…I’m about to live my life…and I know I’ll like it! Big yummy monday to you sweetheart…looks like a cracker of a day is unfolding…XO

  2. I have been excitedly waiting for this all week (even bought a journal and rummaged through my son’s crystals to decide which ones I will use). I am going to begin tomorrow as it is Monday..the start of a new week…the start of everything “new” and better!
    xxoo

  3. I am so excited, I’m looking forward to participating in clearing, changing & growing, all for a better calmer happier me 🙂 xxx thank you Nicole

  4. This is lovely Nicole. I’ve been saving up a few of your posts waiting for time to read them an dI am so glad I did. I shall join in with this. I read the earlier post for what you need to have and turned my head wondering where my tarot cards were that I haven’t opened for well over a year. They were the first thing I saw on the shelves. I am a little short on time so I was a bit naughty and did a high speed mental focus and some writing. Then chose a card .. ‘6 of cups ‘Oasis” – The happiness that comes with complete emotional well being. The relief of emotional calm after a tense period. The ability to look back and see things in emotional perspective. Negatively, escapism,living in a dream’ ( to quote the accomanying book) For me the word that comes to me is receptive.. ready to receive. This has come at a perfect time for me and I know I will enjoy this mental clear out. Thank you for generously devising it. x

    • It doesn’t surprise me that your cards were suddenly right in sight just as you needed them. Thank you, Universe! And what a great card to choose for your first week. I’m loving the support and synchronicity. Bless xx

  5. Just when I was thinking of you and thanking the Universe for your presence in my life (going through some *stuff* and feeling a bit overwhelmed), I opened my laptop and there you were, in my email box, with a notice about this new fun journey to embark on. Serendipity, you say? I say HALLELUJAH!

    LOVE xoxo

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  7. I planned to join you but I did put off till I got your second week. Now I ‘m excited, it gave me so much inspiration and a good picture of where I am working on. Thank you so much dear Nicole, sending you love and light, Jetske xoxox 😀

  8. I just gave myself permission to begin the journaling process today! i got out the magazines and the crystal and my scarf. i had a very good time and am very grateful i finally took the time for myself to center and be creative. i am pulled in a lots of directions every day and don’t seem to get much done. so hopefully this process will help me to focus my energies and create anew.

    thank you nicole for the journey! xox pamela

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