“Sometimes I think there are only two instructions we need to follow to develop and deepen our spiritual life: slow down and let go.”
~ Oriah Mountain Dreamer
“At the end of the day, it isn’t where I came from. Maybe home is somewhere I’m going and never have been before.”
~ Warsan Shire
Here’s the oracle card I have chosen this Monday, and my take on the energetic outlook for the week ahead.
‘Slowing Down’ is from the Osho Zen Tarot deck. What a beautiful card for this week!
Slowing down signifies the need for us to be self-contained with our emotions this week. It reminds us not to buy into the drama of others, nor to step back into old patterns of being or communicating. This is especially important for those of us who will be seeing family or other community members with whom communications can become tense or difficult. This week come from a place of quiet and calm. Place a thick energetic shell around you, just like the tortoise.
This week we need quiet time. December is a time for reflection, and for sitting in the Supermind. This month we’re encouraged to truly give thought to who we are, where we’ve been, and where we want to go next. Home is important this week. Slowing down is important, so that we can sit in awareness of all that is going on within us and around us.
Saying no to invitations and situations that don’t feel aligned with where you’re at? Go right ahead!
Too tired? Rest instead. Don’t want to go? Stay home!
Don’t make it all about duty and responsibility this week. Make this week about self-nurture and placing value and time with what truly matters to you.
Do all you can to make your home a safe and nurturing space. Let there be somewhere you can use as a sanctuary, and retreat there when the world gets too much. Nestle down with a book, or some music. Have a nap. Journal. Just be. It’s good for the soul, and so restorative on every level.
As we slow down (even just for a few minutes each day) we begin to connect into our own intuitive wisdom, our own heart centre, our inner compass.
Our psychic sensitivity will increase this week, but so will our coping abilities.
This short guided meditation might help with both (and is especially helpful for dealing with stressful social situations):
Nap, rest, chill out, withdraw. All of these are legitimate actions this week. Do what’s right for YOU!
Remember that you carry your home with you wherever you go. Dance to your own tune this week, and avoid being caught up in the craziness and busy-ness of others. A calm Christmas? Why not!
Tune in to the love and blessings that are all around you.
Celebrate what matters.
Keep taking small steps in directions that are important to you.
Supportive crystals this week? Labradorite, Smoky Quartz, Amethyst and Rose Quartz. Helpful essential oils? Young Living’s Joy essential oil blend, or a combination (or singly!) of any of jasmine, lavender, lime and frankincense.
Be gentle with yourself this week.
Holding you, as always, in my thoughts, prayers and meditations. All my love,
Nicole ❤ xx