Spirituality is recognizing and celebrating that we are all inextricably connected to each other by a power greater than all of us, and that our connection to that power and to one another is grounded in love and compassion. Practicing spirituality brings a sense of perspective, meaning and purpose to our lives.
~ Brené Brown
December is a month for slowing down, for rest, reconnection and returning to nature. This month also holds strong energies of Ancestor and Elder connection. Keep December’s energy in mind as we look at the gifts of inspiration which the card SPIDER brings us.
The Message of SPIDER
SPIDER sits at the centre of her universe, weaving and tending to her web. That web, in turn, is connected to the world around her. When the wind blows, SPIDER feels it. When it rains, SPIDER harvests the drops. The web connects her to everything that matters in her life. When the web breaks she repairs it, and makes it stronger. If the web does not work in the place where she has built it, she moves to a better spot and starts again. SPIDER feels everything through her connection to the web, and through the web to the all-that-is. That is how she knows and understands her own place in the world.
Her message to us this week is simple, but important.
Tending to your web is an act of creativity, trust and spiritual devotion. Tend to your home this week. Your home may be the place where you live. It may be the energy and services you put out into the world. Tidy your home, repair it, make it feel like yours, make it something that serves you well, make it work for you. If it doesn’t work, and can’t ever work, look for a better place and start again.
Tend to your connections. Reach out and check on your loved ones. Make time for what matters. Protect your boundaries. If you have the strength and energy for it, reach wider still. Who else can you connect into, who else can you check on and include?
Finally, know that your spider senses will be strong this week. Your intuition and psychic sensitivity will be heightened. They are nothing to fear. They are natural and good. Use them well.
Supportive crystals this week?
Smoky Quartz connects you to the earth, and is grounding, balancing, healing, protective and shielding. It opens you to greater possibilities and a larger vision for yourself and your dreams, and for the wider world. Larimar gifts tranquility, harmonising body and soul. It relieves stress and nurtures the body and emotions. It also connects you to the plant and animal kingdoms and the earth’s Nature Spirits and Ancients. Green Aventurine taps you into the calming wisdom and soul-nurturing space of nature and helps you remember what makes you happy and brings you joy. Moss Agate (pictured) supports clear boundaries, health and well-being and reduction in stressful thoughts, and helps you navigate shift and change.
Helpful Essential Oils
Oils that support connection are what’s needed this week.
Choose Rose or Jasmine essential oil for romantic connection.
Choose Ginger or Geranium essential oil for connection to your body and wellbeing.
Choose Frankincense, Patchouli or Sandalwood for connection at a soul level.
Choose Cypress, Douglas Fir or Vetiver for connection to the natural world.
Use these oils on their own or in combination in your diffuser.
Increasing Self-Awareness and Spiritual Connection
Have you secured your copy of my Journeymaker’s Planner for 2020 yet?
It’s an incredible self-development and intuitive guidance tool disguised as a diary. Think of it as a spiritual well-being course in a book!
The Planner makes a great gift for yourself or a loved one, and there’s still time to get it before Christmas.
You can find all the details here.
Here’s what some other people have said about this year’s Planner:
My team and I have poured our heart and soul into this Planner, to give you the most supportive learning experience possible, and I know you’re going to love it too.
Okay, lovelies, go tend your web this week. Honour your intuition. Spend time in nature. Rest. I’m holding you in my prayers and meditations.
All my love, Nicole xx