“Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.”
~ Judy Garland
“If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your shit, then you deserve it.”
~ Frank Zappa
Welcome to May! May is a delicious month, and her energies are kind, supportive and expansive. Let me share some observations about the energy of the month ahead, as well as a few suggestions for embracing all that May has to offer.
Cards 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 Oracle. Please note 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:
“We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.” ~Evelyn Dunbar
May’s energies are encouraging us to share ourselves and our gifts with the world. Even if this is in the smallest of ways, we’re being asked to live more joyously, more authentically.
Most of us have hidden aspects of inner selves for so long that we’ve forgotten those parts of ourselves. Or they are dusty and rusty from lack of use. May celebrates the essence of 2016 and this new vibration that our world has moved into – collaboration, community, cooperation, connection, inclusion.
It’s time, you see, to be who we are.
It isn’t just about what you have to share with the world. It’s about simply being more authentically you in the world.
Like toe-socks? Wear them with pride.
Don’t like coffee? Be a proud tea drinker instead.
Whatever your preferences, quirks or points of difference, May is the month to embrace them. And then, if you’re brave, be a little more public and a little more vocal about being yourself and doing your thing – without the need to validate, excuse or apologise.
If you have something to offer out in the wider world, know that there are others who are waiting for the thing you’re holding back. It’s time. Take tiny steps if you must but do put one foot in front of the other as May urges and cheers you on. May is a brilliant month for breaking through and developing some momentum.
Got something to launch? Hello, May! May is your month for unfurling those tightly held buds and beginning to blossom.
The main thing to embrace about May though is simply this: Just be YOU. Out and proud about being yourself. Shining from within, so that your inner light begins to light the way for others to do the same.
“Happiness is not a goal…it’s a by-product of a life well lived.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
The second card I’ve chosen is Milk and Honey. This card reminds you that now is the time for incorporating activities into your life that nurture, sustain and inspire you.
May is a month for celebration of both the special and the ordinary moments in life. For feeding our souls as well as our bodies. For taking time to engage in pleasure and gratitude.
So often we rush through life, busy-busy, and forget to take time to enjoy the place that we live, the people around us, and all of the goodness life has to offer.
May is a faster energy month, after our April of being cocooned and going slow. Pay attention to your diet this month. Eat foods that heal and energise you, but remember to have the occasional treat-day, where you can indulge in the activities and foods that give you pleasure.
All this introspection, soul-searching and hard work is going to pay off, you can be sure of that. In the meantime enjoy the journey, or at least give yourself moments of light and joy amidst the everyday grind.
Best crystals this month?
Green Aventurine is a stone that promotes joy and happiness. It helps our inner child to sparkle and come alive, so that we rediscover our sense of humour and curiosity, our sense of adventure and our appreciation for life.
Smoky Quartz helps us to let go of old patterns and negative thoughts, and to feel safe with change. It is protective, grounding, and very reassuring.
Essential oils to support your journey?
Try this uplifting and energising diffuser blend of 4 drops of Geranium, 2 drops of Lemongrass, 2 drops of Lavender and 2 drops of Rosemary. My fairy friend Sokli calls this her Happy, Brainy, Balanced blend. You can find the oils here.
Need some extra encouragement, support or inspiration?
Try these posts:
Guided Meditation for Orienting Soul Awareness – A simple guided meditation to orient your conscious awareness to your beautiful Soul energy. It will help align you to your Highest Expression of Self, making you more magnetic to positive energy, love and abundance in your daily life.
What does happiness look like to you? – Happiness can be found in simple things. This post gives some examples and suggestions for creating your own happiness list.
Fairy Oracle – Messages of Guidance and Support – Choose a Fairy and receive a message just for you!
Why Do You Keep Running From The Thing You Want? – A post for those of you who are having trouble committing to, or starting out towards your dream.
Do You Really Need To Start with a Grand Gesture? – Tips for starting small and getting out of stuckness.
The Thirty Second Power Pause – How 30 seconds can be enough to centre yourself and bring your focus back to what matters
May shows you the beauty within you, and all around you. Expect to see new possibilities, to have unexpected doors open and opportunities and synchronicities light your way. It’s a time for growing self-confidence and personal clarity, and a time for reconnection to the things which give us joy and satisfaction.
Sending all my love to you, Nicole ♥ xx