“Dare to dream, for in the daring there is defiance to live beyond your circumstances.”
~ Su Williams,
We’ve almost made it through the year. Already we are under the influence of 2016 and her glorious possibilities, which is why December is an important month for tuning in to the current energies (sorry, I’m a week late in posting all of this due to being on retreat and madly finalising my Year of Me Planner to help you make the most of next year, so please forgive me!).
December is a month for taking time to dream – dreams for our lives and for our hearts. Dreams that will help us to create and manifest a more meaningful existence. Dreams that encourage growth and change. It’s also a month for beginning to take tiny steps (or a couple of wild leaps) towards some of those dreams.
It’s shaping up to be a busy month, so make sure you can fit in some time for resting, imagining, doodling and journaling. Your subconscious and intuition have so much to share just now about your year ahead. You’ll be glad that you made the time to explore your inner world and reconnect to your hopes and dreams.
Card for the Month:
I’ve chosen two cards for December for you: one from the Osho Zen Tarot Deck, and one from Colette Baron-Reid’s The Enchanted Map. 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:
“When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.”
~ Audre Lorde
New Vision is a call to dream bigger about the possibilities for our own life. We’re reminded that there is no satisfaction in living out our lives on auto-pilot. This is our one life to live (this time, anyway), and it ain’t no dress rehearsal. As each day ends that means one less day to live out the dream we hold in our hearts. There is no point postponing that vision – we need to be living in a way that supports our dreams and that provides us with a rich and meaningful life. Or else we may never live that life at all…
New Vision encourages us to look at where our life is small, unsatisfying or out of alignment. It reminds us to connect to the activities and inspiration that help us to see a better future for ourselves, where we feel safe, open, happy, uplifted and connected.
We are also reminded that it is important to have something to strive towards. We need to gift ourselves room to grow into a better version of ourselves, and that always starts with thinking about how that version of ourselves might be.
Imagining a big picture for our lives, and then identifying smaller do-able steps is a beautiful way to work with the energies of December.
In December, ask yourself Who do I want to be? Dare to dream, and then get ready to rise up in 2016.
“We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.” ~ Mary Dunbar
The second card, Golden Palace, is all about strengthening ourselves, our self-esteem and our treatment of ourselves. We are reminded that we have worth, and that we deserve fairness and respect from ourselves and others.
Golden Palace assures us that our most valuable treasure lies within. It is a symbol of abundance and prosperity, but we also see that true wealth comes simply from being mindful of the precious nature of this life – from having someone to love, someone who loves us back, work that we enjoy, and a way to use and explore our own unique talents and gifts. We are intuitive. We experience emotional pleasure from such simple things as a baby’s smile or a beautiful sunset. Once we begin to see that we are enough we treat ourselves better, and we demand that others do the same.
Golden Palace works beautifully with New Vision. Our lives are valuable, we are valuable, and we need to take time to deeply consider how we want to live and express this gift of life for the finite number of days granted for this particular existence. We are not here for the pleasure of others. This is our life to live, and our personal and spiritual growth and emotional fulfilment are our greatest treasures.
Is your life more about existing or surviving than living? December invites us to reassess. December invites us to dare to dream a little about what might really make us happy and give us emotional fulfilment. We are encouraged to daydream, to imagine and from there to begin a plan that moves us in the direction of our dreams.
In December, no matter how crazy life becomes, protect a little time and space just for you. Play with your oracle cards. Daydream. Make a Vision Board. Do some journalling. Talk to your guides and angels. Take yourself on long solitary walks or coffee dates so that you have some space to think. Let it be okay for you to find yourself wherever you are right now. Accept the reality of your current situation and then get busy dreaming a new one into being, more aligned with your heart and soul.
2016 is a powerful year for supporting positive life change and for living with authenticity. Get ready the best way you can – by dreaming big and thinking deeply about the year to come.
Much love to you,
Nicole ❤ xx