“The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.”
~ Elie Wiesel
August is a month for bold thinking, big ideas, new beginnings and exciting possibilities. It’s a month to help you let go of the past, and to move in new directions, trusting in positive outcomes even when you can’t see that far into the future yet. It’s also a month for upgrading your thinking, your relationships, and anything in your home or office that is broken, failing or past its use-by-date. (My Journey Of Transformation online course will help you work with these energies of change – Details Here) Keep August’s energy in mind as we look at the gifts of inspiration which the card Heart Guardian brings us.
This week’s energies are all about love.
The first kind of love that is supported this week is self-love. Self-love is simply the act of becoming responsible for your own well-being and happiness. It’s about nurturing and caring for yourself, and in some instances that means the love you’ll need will be tough love. Deliver that tough love with gentleness and respect, with kindness, but don’t be afraid to tell yourself the hard truths this week, to look yourself in the eye and make a promise to yourself that you’ll do better.
Remember that there is strength within you, as yet untapped.
Heart Guardian reminds us that we can toughen up and do the things that frighten us, or cause us anxiety. Sometimes the only path is through, and that means facing those things and committing to those actions because these are the things that we need to do in order to grow, to heal, to become unstuck and to follow our dreams.
The second kind of love that is supported this week is the love we find within relationships. It’s a week to spend time with those we love, and to work on relationships that need mending or the investment of our time, presence and attention. Heart Guardian will show us clearly this week where our relationships need help, or where it is time to start or end a relationship.
The final love supported by Heart Guardian this week is the love we have for our passions and dreams. This is a week to recommit to your art, to your greater vision for yourself, for that project or plan or idea you’ve held close for so long. Make time to do the things that make your heart sing, and that make you feel more at home in yourself, and more true to the innermost expression of your essence.
Supportive crystals this week?
Pink Opal provides emotional balance, releasing fear and worry, and filling you with a sense of emotional peace. Prehnite opens your Heart Chakra, and helps you develop a strong connection between your heart and mind. Great for making wise decisions, and developing confidence in yourself. It helps you to face your challenges, and think on your feet. Peach Moonstone encourages self-care, soothes worry, raises vibration and stimulates your capacity to problem solve using both intuition and reason. Rose Quartz (pictured) nurtures you and encourages self-love, and the attraction and expression of love in your life.
Helpful essential oils?
Rose is my go-to oil this week. It opens your Heart Chakra, allowing you to give and receive love. Lavender supports you emotionally and boosts your self-confidence and self-belief. Wild Orange essential oil supports your Inner Child, and fosters creativity, curiosity and an upbeat mood about life. Sandalwood is a fabulous oil for keeping you grounded and assisting with overcoming fear, exhaustion and overwhelm. It will help with moving you to a place of emotional and spiritual renewal, and aids mindful awareness and intuition.
These oils can be used singly or they can be blended – they all work beautifully together.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Let Heart Guardian‘s energies support you to open your heart to love this week, and to step bravely in directions that help you to love and nurture yourself with the care and wisdom you deserve.
I’m holding you in my prayers and meditations.
Lots of love, Nicole xx
PS: Monday’s oracle card, ‘Heart 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.