“Commandment #1: Believe in yourself. Commandment #2: Get over yourself.”
~ Kristan Higgins
“We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.”
~ J.K. Rowling
Every Sunday I conduct my own little mini-planning session for my week ahead. My Sunday Session allows me to go into the week ahead with awareness and a plan.
Lately I have been choosing an oracle card for my Year of Me year-long course, to give them a perspective for the energies of the week ahead. It’s a bit like a weather forecast for the coming week, but from a spiritual perspective.
It’s such a good idea that I’ve decided to share that information with you too.
Anyway, let’s get on with it!
This week’s card is ‘Deep Knowing’ from the Wisdom of the Oracle Deck.
If you go back and review what I had to say about the energies of August – 2016 you’ll find that this card is delightfully supportive of that energy.
August encourages us to own our own Mastery and to work on deepening our knowledge and skills. Part of that energy is around embracing and understanding what it is that we do well and easily. Or identifying our heart’s calling. With our heart’s calling we may have a passion but need to work on those skills and talents in order to gain mastery. That’s okay. If it’s our calling we will undertake all of that practice and learning, all of the mistakes and the rough and tumble as just a part of the journey. We won’t give up, even when the going is hard, because our heart will call us on and through. A calling is a path or idea that we just can’t quit on.
Please note that not everyone has a dedicated calling. Some people’s life will be larger than a concept of work. So, for those without a calling, choose something you enjoy and are naturally good at. That way the work will mostly be fun and easy. (I say mostly because even dream jobs have suckful aspects. Yes they do!)
The energies this week support you becoming clear about your calling, or about work that can be easy and enjoyable because you have natural talent and flair for that thing.
Everyone has something that comes easily to them, or that they can do well. Often we discount that thing for the very reason that it came easily to us. In August don’t be so quick to talk down or overlook your natural gifts and talents. Is there anything you are ready to teach or share, even if it’s in the most small and humble of ways? (I also know many a person with a calling who uses their natural talent in an easy day-job that supports them while they toil away on their dream. This might need to be something you think about and add into your plan this week. How can I support myself easily while I work on this personal project of mine?)
How to use the energies of this week!
The energy of this week is all about owning what we are good at. It’s about focusing on that. It’s about creating space for that thing. For making plans. For taking tiny steps. Or big ones. It’s for identifying our knowledge gaps so that we can boost our knowledge and skills in areas where we currently are a bit stuck – or totally clueless – especially where we know our lack of knowledge has been holding us up.
One good way to do this is to have others reflect back to you what they see as your strengths and unique talents. Often it is hard for us to see in ourselves what is obvious to the people around us.
Plan a little time out for some journalling and reflection this week and ask yourself:
– what am I good at?
– what makes me happy when I am doing it?
– what is the thing other people are always asking me for help or advice about?
– what’s holding me up because I don’t know how to do it?
– do I have a dream or project I just can’t give up on?
You’ll be amazed at where all of this might take you.
Once you’ve got your answers, or at least a beginning space, draw up plans to take action. Dreams can never be realised if they stay as thoughts or abstract concepts. This week’s energies are really supporting you to get that clarity and to take those first or next steps.