“ A vision without a strategy remains an illusion. ” ~ Lee Bolman
February is a month for action and self-empowerment – for taking your plans and turning them into goals, action steps and habits. It’s a month for speaking your truth and standing your ground. It’s a month for creating positive change, embracing your individuality and investing in yourself and your dreams. It’s a short month that packs a big punch! Keep that in mind as we look at the gifts of inspiration which the card Strategy brings us.
This is an important week. It’s a week for bravely committing to change. It’s a week for boldly choosing a goal, a direction, a potential outcome and then working towards that.
The key questions to ask yourself this week:
- What goals, projects or outcomes do I want to achieve this year or in the next few years?
- What are the major action steps that will take me from where I am now to my end goal?
- How can I break those action steps down into even smaller tasks and goals?
- What bits can I do myself?
- What bits will need help? And who can help me with that?
- What is the most logical/sustainable/sensible/practical order for me to undertake these tasks?
- How will I celebrate my minor and major milestones of accomplishment?
Then take your answers and create your STRATEGY – your plan for achieving these things in your life.
Apply that strategy, tweak and refine it as you go, rest if you need to, and don’t give up. If you work that plan, progress is assured.
Strategy is no good unless it is actioned, so your final question for yourself is: ‘What baby step can I take today that will move me toward my bigger goal?’
DO that thing. Then find another baby step. DO that one. Keep going. You’ve got this!
Supportive crystals this week?
Blue Lace Agate supports your Throat Chakra, helping you to find your voice and speak your truth. It’s a great stone for all forms of communication, and it also brings a sense of calm. Sunstone (pictured) helps you to sit in a place of abundance thinking so that you see the blessings and possibilities in your life. Pyrite promotes confidence, good decision-making, courage and the ability to embrace your potential. Fluorite taps you into your innate creativity, fires up your inspiration and helps you to be honest, objective and innovative with your work.
Helpful essential oils?
Choose any of the following oils or combine them for a diffuser blend to help you focus, think clearly and structure your ideas and information: Vetiver, Lemongrass, Lavender and Cypress.
Vetiver is one of my favourite oils. It has a woodsy, earthy fragrance that is very calming and grounding. It will help you to concentrate, soothes anxiety and helps your thoughts become more structured and logical. Lemongrass helps with being open to change and for pattern-breaking. It’s a beautiful oil to diffuse to promote fresh and positive mental perspectives. Lavender calms an over-busy or stressed mind and opens you to
I’m passionate about essential oils and their capacity to support our wellness journey and our spiritual and emotional wellbeing. If you’d like to know more or want to source the oils I recommend and trust visit this site or contact me at email@example.com
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Wishing you a transformative and uplifting week of action. Aim high, give it your best shot, and no matter what you do, be true
Lots of love, Nicole ❤ xx
PS: Monday’s oracle card, ‘Strategy’, is from the Peace Oracle. 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.