“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi
November is a month for knowing ourselves deeply, for healing old hurts and for prioritising and redesigning our lives so that they better represent the person we are and the person we want to become.
Keep that in mind as we look at the gifts which the oracle card Impasse brings us.
So, what awareness does Impasse bring us this week?
This week we find ourselves at breakthrough point. The things that have held us trapped begin to dissolve or come unstuck.
For some people this will be a gentle easing – a simple shift that brings a gradual return to power or direction, or a slow dawning realisation that changes everything. This could be the introduction of one tiny achievable daily habit, or a decision not to drink alcohol during the week, or the urge inside you to clean the house or buy some new clothes and freshen up your appearance. Perhaps the shift will be towards acceptance of something, so that your circumstances don’t change but your attitude does (think acceptance of your illness, or of your partner leaving, or that who you are is who you are and maybe it’s time to be okay with that). The shift will be small enough that you don’t fight against it, so the change will sneak in slowly and you’ll have adjusted and re-calibrated to that shift before you fully understand just how momentous it will be for your life.
For some people there will be a light-bulb moment this week: a thought, an idea, a conversation, a resource from which inspiration comes. ‘That’s it!’ you’ll think to yourself as something lights up inside you. Suddenly you’ll know what to study, what to offer, what to call yourself, what to do. It will all make perfect sense and you’ll have answers to problems you’ve grappled with for months or even years, and the beginning of a clear path forward.
For some people the clearing of obstacles this week will be sudden and even violent. Things will change fast. There will be endings, beginnings, urgency, discomfort or pain as you are required or forced to move forward. If you don’t choose life will choose for you, or someone else’s choices will turn your world upside down. It’s as if you’ve been swept up in some crazy tsunami. Remember this: keep breathing! Know that your job is to keep your head above water and trust. The turbulence will eventually subside. The waters will calm. You’ll wash up some place far, far from here and when the shock wears off you’ll see that this is a much better place, and that you could have got here no other way.
This is a week for overcoming obstacles, dissolving inner blocks, rediscovering momentum and clearing the way for major change.
If you’re deep in this process seek help to clear, ground and integrate these energies and changes. But don’t fight it. Flow, flow, flow in all you do.
Supportive crystals this week?
Clear Quartz lifts your vibration and opens you to flow. It is a highly spiritual stone, encouraging self-reflection and helpful for hearing messages and receiving signs or direction that can assist you on your journey. A clear quartz cluster will be extra supportive for you this week! Iolite illuminates your depths and helps you to see what’s hiding, and what you’re not seeing – a beautiful stone for boosting self-belief. Green Aventurine opens you out into possibility, tapping you into the joy of living and that wonderful feeling of gratitude. Unakite opens your heart to love, and draws love, friendship and helpful people to you. It helps you to overcome feelings of isolation or loneliness.
Helpful essential oils?
I’m loving Young Living’s Envision this week. It’s an oil blend I often use in my workshops and retreats to help my students connect to inner wisdom and intuition. It helps us to see a greater possibility for ourselves. Use Envision for spiritual connection, inspiration and breakthroughs. Dab a drop on your Crown Chakra, back of neck, over your heart, wrists and the soles of your feet, inhale directly or add to your diffuser.
Want to make your own blend? Each of the following oils will work beautifully on their own for you this week, but they’ll also make a delicious combination for diffusing. Vetiver will calm and ground us, promoting emotional balance, Lavender keeps us in flow and relaxed, Ylang Ylang opens our hearts and is supportive when we feel anxious or overwhelmed, and Bergamot brings joy, gratitude and optimism. To diffuse add 2 or three drops of each oil to your room or personal diffuser. You can find the oils here.
Holding you, as always, in my thoughts, prayers and meditations, and intending for you a life of abundance and joy, where you are no longer limited by your doubts.
All my love,
Nicole ❤ xx
PS: Monday’s oracle card, ‘Impasse’, is from the Chakra Wisdom Oracle Deck by Tori Hartman. I use any cards shown as a prompt for channelled messages and my own intuitive wisdom, so my take is sometimes quite different to the meaning found in a book.