I hope you will have a wonderful year, that you’ll dream dangerously and outrageously, that you’ll make something that didn’t exist before you made it, that you will be loved and that you will be liked, and that you will have people to love and to like in return. And, most importantly (because I think there should be more kindness and more wisdom in the world right now), that you will, when you need to be, be wise, and that you will always be kind.Neil Gaiman
September’s energies are gentle and creative, and they will allow you to come to a place of kindness, compassion, and peace within yourself. This month is wonderful for any form of forgiveness work or emotional healing. Your intuition will be on point, and you’ll need space for both social connection and quiet rejuvenation. Keep September’s energy in mind as we look at the gifts of inspiration which the card White Witch brings us.
This week White Witch encourages you to forgive and to act from a place of wisdom and compassion. Act, always, from kindness. Wherever you can, look to lift others up.
But, most importantly, look to lift yourself up first. Look to be kind to yourself first. Look to forgive yourself first.
Many people think that kindness, compassion, and forgiveness mean that you need to run a blind eye to the behaviour of others (or yourself). Or that forgiveness is about letting other people off the hook for hurting you or behaving badly.
Forgiving doesn’t mean you approve of or condone a behaviour. Forgive doesn’t mean forget. Forgive means you take the sting out of it. You can’t change it, so you stop putting energy into it. For your sake!
White Witch reminds you that when you forgive you choose to let go of anger, pain, resentment and disappointment. You do a kindness to yourself by doing this. It means that you will no longer give effort to events or people around the areas where you are now hurting. Forgiveness helps you move to a neutral place emotionally, and from there you can heal and move forward. It’s not about other people, it’s about you being able to close that door and move on. And, of course, sometimes that means forgiving yourself too.
If thinking about a person, situation or event still brings up rage, resentment, anger, pain, hurt, humiliation, worthlessness or any of those other lower vibration emotions, or if you still get triggered unexpectedy into those emotions it might be worth a rethink on your position on forgiveness just so you can set yourself free.
Think of it like cutting energetic cords with the past. You don’t deny or condone the events, but you disconnect yourself from that endless feedback loop of pain. The events of the past lose their power over you, gifting you emotional release and a new sense of freedom.
White Witch encourages you to lift yourself up in the week ahead. That might mean stepping back from people and situations that cause you pain, keep you small or limit you. No need for excuses or validation – with grace and kindness simply move in a new direction. Wherever you can, use kindness as a superpower to lift others up too by encouraging them, acknowledging them and praising them. Help others to feel seen and heard. Extend that kindness to yourself and honestly hear and acknowledge your true feelings about the situations in your life. These simple acts can be life-changing!
This week you’ll find insights and wisdom that give you clarity about the important relationships and situations in your life. You’ll find that with a minimum of fuss you’ll be able to make better decisions – decisions that honour yourself and your own path. White Witch brings deepening spiritual and intuitive connection, so that you’ll find yourself feeling stronger, clearer and more grounded.
Supportive crystals this week?
Hessonite Garnet (the red/pink one) enhances prosperity and creativity, and promotes self-expression and self-confidence. Gold Sheen Obsidian helps you to tap into your personal power and is detoxifying for the body and spirit. It also boosts intuition, and is very calming and grounding to hold or wear. Clear Quartz 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 (pictured) 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?
Lavender keeps you in flow and relaxed this week, Vetiver invites inner peace and a sense of safety – helping you to let go of the past but not the lesson, Frankincense elevates your mood and promotes spiritual connection and intuition and Ylang Ylang opens your heart and is supportive when you feel anxious or overwhelmed. 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 each work beautifully together.
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Let White Witch’s energies support you to be kinder to yourself this week, and to forgive those who need forgiving, so that you can disentangle yourself from the past and step into 2020 ready for new opportunities.
I’m holding you in my prayers and meditations.
Lots of love, Nicole xx
PS: Monday’s oracle card, ‘White Witch’, 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.