“Shame is a soul eating emotion.”
~ Carl Gustav Jung
July is a powerful month, bringing insight and empowerment. It’s a month for understanding what is holding you back and keeping you trapped. It’s a month for honestly identifying and owning any addictions, self-destructive or self-sabotaging behaviours, and damaging relationships (with people, beliefs or situations). July also gifts you the clarity, energy and courage to end those things that do not serve your Highest Good. (And I have a gorgeous new online course which will help you capitalise on all of this good energy! Details Here) Keep July’s energy in mind as we look at the gifts of inspiration which the card Protection Guardian brings us.
How many times have you censored yourself, held yourself back, denied yourself some kind of experience because of shame, guilt, or feelings of inadequacy or unworthiness?
Perhaps you didn’t speak up for fear of being judged, or share your gift for fear or failing or being laughed at.
Maybe you didn’t go to the Water Park or the beach because you felt too fat.
Or you didn’t go to the party because you didn’t think you had the right clothes, or because everyone else was employed and you were a stay-at-home mum.
Or you didn’t apply for University because you’re too old, too dumb, no good at tech/math/insert-whatever-is-your-justification.
Maybe you didn’t go and have fun because you won’t let yourself do that until you have earned the right by being more well, by having a clean house, or more money in the bank, or a completed project, or some other excuse based on believing that you need to be worthy first. And right now you don’t measure up to your standard of ‘worthy’ or ‘deserving’.
Protection Guardian’s message is important, and you need to open your heart and hear it. It’s a life-changing message, and I know you are ready for it:
You are safe. Drop the barriers. It is time. Move past the boundaries you put in place to protect yourself. Let go of your shame, fear, embarrassment and resistance. Embrace the things you are frightened to do. Embrace the person you feel unworthy or unready to become. It’s time to let the Light back into your life.
Dance anyway. Risk anyway. Swim anyway. Write anyway. Make art anyway. Try anyway. Love yourself anyway.
This moment is the only one you are guaranteed, and you have no idea what tomorrow may bring. You will never get another day like this one. The opportunities presented today will not come around like this again. And it will break your heart if you get to the end of your life and realize that you never truly let yourself live.
So, embrace the message of Protection Guardian and open up to the possibilities and experiences that are all around you. Join in. Live, and let yourself become open to enjoying the many varied moments that make up each passing day. You are worthy of all of life’s many blessings, simply because you exist.
Supportive crystals this week?
Amazonite helps you to live bravely and from your heart. It will boost self-confidence and self-worth. Mookaite (pictured) 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 embracing change. White Howlite will promote calm, tranquility, self-acceptance and a feeling of emotional spaciousness. Amber supports you to find and live from a place of creativity and joy, opening you to possibility while helping you to stay grounded.
Helpful essential oils?
Rosemary helps you to remember the courage that is already within you and to draw on your inner strength. Lavender supports you emotionally and boosts your self-confidence and self-belief. Cypress helps you to overcome your fears and move from inertia to action. Bergamot lifts your mood and helps you to feel both courageous and optimistic.
These oils can be used singly or they can be blended – they all work beautifully together.
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Do you want some support for your journey?
My self-paced Journey of Transformation online course teaches you how to use your intuition and oracle or tarot cards to gain insight and guidance for life’s troubles or to get clear on your future direction. It’s a great activity for the energies of the week ahead, and it’s suitable for complete beginners as well as advanced students.
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Let Protection Guardian‘s energies support you as you move into a more loving and confident space in your life! Call on your own Angels, Guides, Ancestors and Universal Energies this week to help you find a new way to live in the world.
I’m cheering you on, and holding you in my prayers and meditations.
Lots of love, Nicole xx
PS: Monday’s oracle card, ‘Protection Guardian’, is from the Angels and Ancestors Oracle Cards by Kyle Gray. I use any cards shown as a prompt for channelled messages and my own intuitive wisdom, so my take is sometimes quite different from the meaning found in a book.