“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?
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 ❤ xx