“Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.”
~ Leonard Cohen
The oracle card I have chosen to guide us this week is ‘Perfection’ from the Chakra Wisdom Oracle Deck by Tori Hartman.
If you read my forecast for March, you’ll remember that March is all about creating systems and structures which make your everyday life more supported and sustainable.
So, what gifts does Perfection bring for you this week?
Perfection is a trap that steals time, momentum and positivity. It’s a sickness, a weakness that masquerades as something worthy.
We tell ourselves that we strive for perfection because we care so much. We want to do a good job. We want to get it right. We hold ourselves to a high standard.
In fact, sometimes we can’t even see that the reason we’re not moving forward is a perfection thing.
But so often it’s a perfection thing…
Perfection stops us from making decisions. Because what if there is a better one? What if we get it wrong? What if what we choose or decide fails us in some way?
Perfection stops us from even starting.
Instead we build entire worlds in our heads about how it could look, or even worse how it should have looked. (Yep, we spend time looking at the past, wishing we could have done things differently!) We use all our energy on thinking and worrying and comparing instead of simply DOING.
Perfection gets us into such a knot of not-good-enough that we procrastinate endlessly, and wear ourselves down into dust. We’re exhausted and spent before we even begin.
Perfection is an insidious disease that robs us of momentum, optimism and satisfaction.
This week the Perfection card reminds us to stop for a moment and examine our patterns of thought. And to look carefully at our patterns of action, or inaction.
What’s stopping you? What thoughts are going through your head? What’s worrying you? Why are you hesitating?
If necessary get it all down on paper. Just to get it out where you can see it clearly instead of having all those subversive joy-killing thoughts at the back of your head.
Then find a starting point and DO SOMETHING.
Not starting because of fear of failing is actually failing anyway. Had you ever realised that?
So – say yes. Or no. Start something. End something. Get some action happening and some choices made.
You may feel very wobbly as you start out, but action creates momentum and momentum creates stability and clarity. If you keep waiting, not doing anything, that clarity and momentum will continue to elude you. And you’ll stay a victim of the perfection disease.
Be a beginner, and then keep going. That’s how you get to mastery.
But above all, just be yourself!
Supportive crystals this week?
Lapis Lazuli is a stand out for its ability to strengthen both wisdom and self-belief. Carnelian is fabulous for energy, courage and creativity. Tourmaline in Quartz will build courage and help you to stand by your choices and decisions. Sodalite will help you to understand and speak your truth.
Helpful essential oils?
Young Living’s Believe or Common Sense essential oil blends are good choices this week. Believe works to boost our self-confidence and self-belief. Common Sense oil is a super stress-buster that will help with allowing you to become clear about what you want, and to feel secure with your choices and decisions, especially around change. If you want to make your own combination or use a single oil, choose from grapefruit, basil, geranium and frankincense. Use one to two drops of each in your diffuser – they blend beautifully together.
Holding you, as always, in my thoughts, prayers and meditations, and intending for a you a life of abundance and joy, where you are no longer limited by your doubts.
All my love,
Nicole ❤ xx