“She warned him not to be deceived by appearances, for beauty is found within.”
― Narrator, Beauty and the Beast
March is a month for relationships, commitment to what matters to us, and for being unapologetically ourselves. The more we stay true to ourselves in March the more we will be able to manifest profound and/or quite magical changes! Keep that in mind as we look at the gifts of awareness which the oracle card Beauty and the Beast brings us.
Beauty and the Beast is the Inner Child Deck’s take on the traditional Strength card in traditional tarot. This week we are reminded to open our hearts to love. Love is not always what movies and books tell us to look for. (My Nana had great relationship advice – you can read more about that here.) Love is not always romance – dinners out, chocolates and roses, soul mates, steamy sex. Love is also the partner who picks us up after a late night function so we can get home safely, love is the exhausted mother who still takes time to pack nutritious school lunches, it’s the parent who pays attention to the ‘Look at me’ from their child for the hundredth time that morning, it’s the teacher who makes an effort to write an encouraging comment on a report, no matter what grades the student received, the friend who sits with us when our life has turned upside-down, the partner who assembles the flat pack or the kids’ Christmas presents until three in the morning even though we were the one who chose it.
Love is the care with which your barista makes your coffee, the way your pet gazes at you, the way your Mum’s mashed potatoes always taste better than yours.
Love is when you stay up to listen to one more song even though you have an early day tomorrow because the music speaks to your heart, or when you lose yourself in a project. It’s the satisfaction you feel when you’ve arranged a bunch of flowers, put clean sheets on your bed and made your room just so, sucked in a lungful of salty air at the seaside, watched a perfect sunrise.
Love is what fills you up, and what moves you. It’s laughter and shared moments, acts of kindness and service, it’s loving people just as they are.
Love is life, and this week the energies support us living and feeling deeply. It’s a week to kindle gratitude and compassion in our hearts, a week for healing and moving on, a week for trusting and opening out to the world again.
This little video captures that energy perfectly.
Supportive crystals this week?
Clear Quartz amplifies your intuition and your ability to tune in to Universal and Personal Wisdom. Amazonite (pictured) helps us to live from our heart and to tune into our innermost desires. 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. Green Aventurine supports us to be playful, joyful and optimistic about life
Helpful essential oils?
I’m loving Young Living’s Geranium this week. This sweet uplifting oil helps us to open our hearts, to find our enthusiasm and optimism and promotes peace and emotional wellbeing. Use it as a perfume or diffuse it. Add few drops added to your bath make for magical self-care.
Want to make your own blend? Each of these oils work well with Geranium: Lavender keeps us in flow and relaxed, Orange is uplifting, busts stress and helps us overcome self-doubt, Lemon is refreshing and supportive – it helps us overcome cynicism and move to a place of optimism and trust in the Universe and Jasmine opens us to intuition and spiritual guidance. To diffuse add 2 or three drops of each oil to your room or personal diffuser. You can find the oils here.
Need some extra support for your year?
Go grab one of my Year of ME Planners over at my Store (ME stands for Manifesting Energies, and the energies of 2018 are fabulous!) The digital full-year planner can be in your inbox in minutes, ready for you to review 2017 and begin mapping out what matters for you in 2018.
Want fun, friendship, learning and loveliness? Join my Year of ME community and year long course for webinars, meditations and loads of activities and helpful tools and the most fantastic online facebook group. A digital copy of our Planner is also included with this package. It’s where I hang out. I also pull cards for my members, comment on posts and give guidance and run exclusive online channelling events to help my community learn and grow. You’ll feel right at home with us! Details in my store.
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All the information you need is over at my Store.
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, ‘Beauty and the Beast’, is from the Inner Child Cards – A Fairy-Tale Tarot. I use any cards shown as a prompt for channelled messages and my own own intuitive wisdom, so my take is sometimes quite different to the meaning found in a book.