“Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.”
July’s energies have been so heart-full and supportive of love and togetherness. In these final few days of this month’s energies make sure you find time for the people and things you love. Keep that in mind as we look at the gifts of inspiration which the oracle card Aladdin and the Magic Lamp brings us.
This week Aladdin and the Magic Lamp remind us of the power of our dreams. And a dream is never more important than when we are in a hard place, a dark place, a place from which the attainment of that dream seems impossible.
Rise up this week. We are being offered hope through the journey of transformation and the promise of wishes coming true.
The power is within us. We create our own reality from our thoughts, words, intentions and actions. We hold within us the ability to imagine a better, brighter future for ourselves.
The Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse we’ve just experienced has brought up all our old fears, doubts, wounds and shames to be healed and let go. But what will take their place? That’s up to you. So dream it. Imagine it without placing limits on yourself. Then trust in a benevolent universe that will strive to bring you those dreams, giving ten-fold to the energy you yourself put forward.
Need some extra encouragement, support or inspiration?
Try these posts:
Writing Ourselves into Awareness – A journalling activity for providing clarity
Meditation – Taking Energy from Trees – A simple technique for building your energy and bringing inner peace
Writing Yourself into a Brighter Future – Some writing prompts to help you get clear about future direction
Manifesting New Directions and Opportunities – more lovely journal activities for getting out of stuckness and back into flow
Becoming Who You Always Were – activities to help you find your own unique essence
You are beautiful and worthy, and there is an energy within you that is not duplicated anywhere else in the world. Allow the energies of this week to help you understand yourself better, and to anchor yourself in what supports and inspires you.
Supportive crystals this week?
Rose Quartz is a stone of love and nurture – it helps you to be open to the giving and receiving of love. Yellow Obsidian is a gently shielding stone that helps you to think clearly and to break patterns of self-criticism and negative thinking. It aids in looking for positive solutions to life’s dilemmas and for embracing change. Carnelian dispels doubt and negativity, strengthening self-esteem, confidence and creativity. Ruby Zoisite (pictured) is a stone of transformation, helping you to be empowered in your life. It elevates your confidence and authority, and improves fertility, imagination and innovation.
Helpful essential oils?
I’m loving Young Living’s Forgiveness oil blend this week. Its scent is soothing and uplifting. This blend has 16 different essential oils and resonates to a very high frequency. I often use it on my retreats to facilitate the release of trauma and to help students overcome fear, shame, heartbreak and emotional burdens around betrayal, abuse and abandonment. It opens us to being able to feel worthy of opportunity, and it helps us to positively transform. Place a few drops on soles of feet, wrists, over heart, base of spine and back of neck to help you release negative energy and emotion and move back into a heart-centred space.
Want to make your own blend? Lavender keeps us in flow and relaxed, Angelica invites inner peace and a sense of safety, Frankincense elevates our mood and promotes spiritual connection and intuition and Ylang Ylang opens our hearts and is supportive when we feel anxious or overwhelmed. 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, ‘Aladdin and the Magic Lamp’, 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.