“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” ~ Rumi
In the northern hemisphere on August 21 we experienced a total solar eclipse. Do you remember? That momentary quietening of the sun’s energies allowed a ramping up of our intuition. The eclipse also heralded an intense period of connection and integration to support us on our soul-awakening journey which lasted until earlier this week – the morning of November 13 – when Venus joined Jupiter in our sky, creating an energy that will thunderbolt us into a place of harmony, connection and expansion that has been previously unknown to us a we move into the years ahead.
Last night we had a wonderful webinar for our Year of ME group, and my students from this year’s earlier retreats. During the webinar we discussed this energetic period that we have just been through, known as The Deepening, and the period we are now entering into, known as The Expansion.
Perhaps you have felt and been affected by these energies too? The past few months have been a time for deep inner work and vibrational shift. So much of what was no longer needed has begun to fall away within us; old energies, encodings and patterns that were suitable for the old era that ended in 2012, but that will hinder us in our quest to fully express our soul energy as we move into this new era of being. It’s also been a time of strengthening for our intuitive connections and for a natural increase in our psychic perception.
This kind of work, soul work and healing, is big energy work. It takes so much of our conscious and unconscious energy, leaving very little for us to function with in our daily lives. You may have experienced this as deep fatigue, a loss of direction and certainty, mood swings, or an exacerbation of old issues such as illness, anxiety or depression. Please don’t worry. It’s a temporary thing, and you will soon begin to feel that slow but certain shift back to clarity, wellness and energy again. For some of you that shift will be the first in this lifetime after having been in struggle and out of synch with the world around you since birth (you know, that profound awareness of never quite fitting in within your family, community or the wider world).
Things are changing. This new period known as The Expansion will last until March 2020. There’s plenty of time as we gently move into an expanded sense of self, with a new connection to who we are and the possibilities before us. It’s a time of recalibration as we come into alignment with our soul’s own truth and learn to live from that truth in our daily lives.
Meanwhile, don’t push. Don’t hustle. Please. It doesn’t help, and most often it harms you or slows down the shift and healing. Tune in to your body and be honest about how you feel. Tune into your soul and see how your ‘psychic shield’ energy is. You know what I mean. When you are feeling strong and well your psychic ‘shield’ energy is high. People and noises and smells and energies just won’t bother you. You’ll feel up to confrontation and for standing your ground. You’ll be positive and clear, and what other people think of you won’t bother you at all. When your physical battery is low and you are tired your psychic ‘shield’ will be lower too. You’ll find that you take on other people’s energies easily and thing that you normally won’t notice might begin to distress you immensely.
If your psychic ‘shield’ energy is low, avoid difficult people and situations. Withdraw from crowds. Decline the invitations and say no to the things you know will stretch or stress you.
If you are tired, rest. If you are confused or low in energy choose tasks that can be done from that space. No good can come from forcing yourself to be creative or innovative or entrepreneurial or energetic if that is not the truth of the energy you are in.
The more you tune into and honour the energetic levels within yourself right now, the faster you will integrate this shift, allowing healing, clarity and knowing to flood back into your body.
I know, it’s the opposite of what most people are telling you to do. I’m saying slow down while the world speeds up. But when you slow down and learn to connect into your soul energy you tap into your personal power and that compass which will guide you well in your life. And isn’t that better than racing around, bouncing off the walls with fatigue and being miserably unhappy, uncertain and sure of only that you are not good enough?
If you’re intuitive, sensitive or empathic it’s been rough going these past few months. Go gently now and let this shift become a positive turning point for you. I promise, it will be worth it.
Meanwhile, I’m holding space for you to be all that you came to this life to be.
All my love, Nicole ❤ xx
15 thoughts on “Stop the Hustle! Resting and Healing Is Work Too!”
Your posts are always so resonant. Thank you. <3
Omg this post!! I have been struggling for ages with tiredness and have been feeling low. Great post! I think I know the answer now 🙂
Thank you Nicole for shining your light so brightly ! This helps us to navigate our shifts gently yet confidently !!
I love and appreciate this post XOXO
Yes I am saying wow as well, so many people don’t know how to slow down and allow themselves to heal.
Thank you so much Nicole, that really resonated and brought tears to my eyes. It’s been hard to function recently and this could explain why. <3
Thank you so much Nicole for these words of wisdom. Boy did I ever need to hear them today. The past few months, in fact whole year has been draining and so confusing for me and now I know why. I definitely am looking forward to the resting time (my inner wisdom must have known I’d need it as I took 3 months of work!!). Moreso I look forward to nurturing myself so that healing, clarity and knowing floods back with ease and grace. Thank you so much. x Maggie
Thanks so much Nic. It’s good to get ‘permission’ to slow down and also understand what’s been going on. Xxx
Thank you Nicole. Once again your words have soothed me.
Thank you Nicole 🙂 I felt relieved reading this, yay for quiet time and that being right.
Thank you so much, something within, resonated with your words of wisdom….. Paul x
Thanks Nicole, exactly what I needed to hear. x
Made me cry again. Thank you xx
Thanks Lovely 💖🙏💖
Wow, Thank you Nicole x