Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.George Santayana
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 Shield Maiden brings us.
This week Shield Maiden reminds us that we are coming to the end of some very big cycles – for ourselves in our own lives, and for humanity. As these cycles end with, we can go in one of two ways for the remainder of 2019:
- We can move forward, breaking old patterns and moving in new and better directions.
- We can spin back into the same old cycle and repeat that cycle over, one more time, for however many years that takes.
Think about that for a moment. Think about the years you have just had. Are they working for you? Are they worth repeating?
If the answer is YES, then work out how to make that pattern even better.
If the answer is NO, then stop. Catch your breath. Reflect on what didn’t work. Think about what needs to happen for you to live this next cycle differently. Then make changes. Act differently. Think differently. BE different. And start making those changes NOW.
2020 brings fresh new energies, and a chance to make a new history for ourselves. Let’s be ready for that! Shield Maiden encourages us to create a new strategy for ourselves, to make a plan, and then to focus our energy on achieving that plan.
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. Clear Quartz (pictured) amplifies intuition and your ability to tune in to Universal and Personal Wisdom. It’s a great stone to enable you to understand at a soul level what you really need. Amazonite helps you to live bravely and from your heart, especially in regard to decisions and direction. It will boost self-confidence and self-worth.
Helpful essential oils?
Grapefruit is uplifting, busts stress and helps us overcome self-doubt. Ylang Ylang restores confidence in ourselves and our decisions and is supportive when we feel anxious or overwhelmed, Rosemary improves memory, promotes emotional balance and diffuses stress, and Cardamom helps link our left and right brain, bringing balance and calm. 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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If your answer is yes, then one of the last places on my November residential Retreat may be what you need. Platform Retreat is an intensive Bootcamp around defining your niche, writing your book, creating your course, starting your podcast, launching your website or blog, developing your membership group – or maybe all of those if that’s what you’re drawn to!
Come join us for a week of inspiration, creativity, practical advice, and, most importantly, action. Let me help you get yourself on track to launch your book, course, website, blog, podcast or personal brand in 2020. Bring yourself and your laptop, and I’ll take care of the rest.
People have been asking me if they need to have their book or course idea already, and the answer to that is NO! My job is to help you find and refine your concept, your audience and your product. Your job is to be ready to work!
Each day we’ll have lectures, followed by activity time, where you can work on developing your own material. I’ll be on hand every step of the way to support you, so that you can get your direction and message sorted, outlines created and action plan developed for your 2020 launch.
I also have some delicious extra surprises and bonuses, including a professional photo-shoot for your author or website shots, and our deluxe Cocktail Q-And-A Session each afternoon before dinner.
We only have a few places left, so if you’re interested in learning more please download the Course Flyer here, and complete the Expression of Interest as soon as you can! We have an Earlybird special right now, and that pricing finishes on September 6, or before that if we fill the course sooner, which is likely.
This is my last Residential Retreat for the year, and I won’t be offering any Retreats in 2020 because I’m taking a sabbatical to get my own books and new products finished. So, come join me. It’s going to be amazing!
Let Shield Maiden‘s energies support you to identify and end old patterns and cycles, so that you can step into 2020 ready for new horizons and new possibilities.
I’m holding you in my prayers and meditations.
Lots of love, Nicole xx
PS: Monday’s oracle card, ‘Shield Maiden’, 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.