“When you’re different, sometimes you don’t see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn’t.”
~ Jodi Picoult
April has landed, and with it comes strong energy for believing in ourselves and reclaiming our direction.
This is your life. It’s yours to design and to live as you please, whether you realise it or not. This month you’re supported to untangle old thoughts of not-good-enough, and to identify what’s working, what’s broken and where to from here.
Cards for the Month:
I’ve chosen two cards for April 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:
“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”
― Søren Kierkegaard
April brings our focus firmly to our thoughts and self-talk. It encourages us to see ourselves more kindly, and to heal self-doubt and low self-worth issues that have held us back from being happy, choosing healthy relationships or putting our talents and gifts out into the world.
If you’re an overthinker, April gifts you supportive energies for moving to a place of greater trust in the Universe and in your own problem-solving abilities and resilience.
April highlights areas in our lives where we are out of step, where the pressure is too much, or our expectations are unrealistic, and it alerts us to the danger signs of burnout. It helps us become aware of where we are wasting time on people, situations and projects that do not support us, and shines a light on the things that truly matter to us on a heart level, on a soul level. April helps us to reclaim our personal and intuitive direction, and to live in more sustainable ways.
The second card I’ve chosen is Co-Create. What a supportive and uplifting message! You’re reminded that you are never alone, and that you are a creative being, simply by virtue of being human.
“The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”
~ Sylvia Plath
So many of your ideas are sound. But you don’t trust them. Or you don’t invest any energy in them. Or you talk them to death without ever having taken a single step to turn them from thoughts into actions.
Co-Create reminds you that when you take a step towards your dreams the Universe steps with you. You are always supported. Helpful people turn up. You find just the right teacher or resource. The perfect partner sits next to you on the bus. Things somehow fall into place.
But that Universal Support is accessed through the act of self-trust and self-belief. Which doesn’t mean you need to be some kind of self-assured egomaniac. You can still have doubt. You can still be scared. But in that place of doubt and scariness keep putting one foot in front of the other. Keep moving. Keep doing. Keep dreaming. Keep acting on your dreams.
You’ll find your self-belief and resilience through action. Never through thinking.
Pray. Call on your Guides, Angels and Ancestors. Meditate. Visualise. Write it all down. But most importantly, get active in creating this month. Who knows what magic can come of it?
Best crystals for April?
Snowflake Obsidian and Selenite
Snowflake Obsidian balances mind, body and spirit, and helps you to quieten an overbusy mind. It also helps you to let go of negative or obsessive behaviours.
Selenite taps you into wisdom and gifts in this and from previous lifetimes. It is calming and strengthens connection to Guides and Angels.
Essential oils to support your journey?
Each of the following oils will work beautifully on their own for you this month, but they also make a delicious combination for diffusing. The essential oils you will find helpful in April are Lemon, Lavender, Jasmine, and Bergamot. Lemon helps us to think clearly and to problem-solve, Lavender keeps us in flow and relaxed, Jasmine keeps us focused and tuned in to our creativity and Bergamot gifts us optimism and a sense of gratitude for our lives and the world around us. To diffuse add 2 or three drops of each oil to your room or personal diffuser. You can find the oils here.
Let April be a month where you value yourself at least as much as you value others. Make time to sit with your thoughts this month, and trust that insight, innovation and clarity will come.
Holding you in my thoughts, prayers and meditations.
Lots of love, Nicole❤ xoxo