‘In case of emergency, oxygen masks may drop from the ceiling. Please fit and secure your own mask before attempting to assist others. Breathe normally. Oxygen is flowing even if bag does not inflate.’~ Every airline safety announcement in the world
December is a month for rest, reconnection and nurture. It asks that we spend time with those we love, that we slow down, that we connect back into the natural world. Keep that in mind as we explore BUTTERFLY and the gifts this card offers us for the week ahead.
BUTTERFLY has the most wonderful remedy for the soul-weary this week. She asks of us that we slow down enough to be uplifted by the gifts of nature, and the magic of beauty – whatever that is to you.
Connecting with nature’s gifts could be as simple as seeking out a park or green space away from the office where you can eat your lunch, or getting home in time to take the dog for a walk. Walking is always good medicine.
Maybe it’s a bunch of fresh flowers for your kitchen table, or a houseplant for your work desk. Perhaps it’s a stroll through the farmers’ markets with plenty of time to admire the produce and select a little to take home with you.
You could take a hike, go surfing or skiing, build a flower and leaf mandala in the back yard, or do some gardening. Sit with a coffee and watch the birds. Bask in the afternoon sun. All of these things will rejuvenate you.
BUTTERFLY also reminds you that as humans, we need beauty to survive. I’m not talking about your physical appearance, although looking at your best always helps you to feel better about yourself. This week you need to fill your cup with a beauty that lights up your soul.
That will look different for each person. Beauty may be your child’s smiling face, or the tender touch of your lover, or the crepey hand of your grandmother’s in yours.
Beauty might be a cello solo, or a perfect latte, or an architectural detail on an old building. It could be clean sheets on the bed, or the way you tidy the lounge and add a few coloured throw rugs to brighten the place up, or pink streaks in your hair, or a night out dancing to your favourite music, or watching horses run, or a streaky golden sunset.
This week fill your own cup. Fill it with the beauty of this precious life that has been gifted to you. Breathe it in. Soak it up. The world can wait. You need to put that oxygen mask on and just BREATHE.
Supportive crystals for the week ahead
Smoky Quartz connects you to the earth. It is grounding, balancing, healing, protective and shielding. Larimar gifts tranquillity, 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 helps you to slow down and rediscover joy and pleasure, and Rose Quartz gifts you nurture, self-love and self-compassion.
Essential Oil Support
This week Sandalwood essential oil will bring you peace, calm and reconnection to your own heart and to what matters most to you. Lemon essential oil will gift you fresh hope and uplift your weary spirit and Ylang Ylang essential oil will rekindle sensuality, tenderness, romance with life and be a healing balm for any kind of emotional burnout. Use them on their own or in combination.
Remember, slow down this week. Treat yourself well. Fill your cup. Breathe, breathe, breathe. Take comfort and strength from the beauty around you. Say no to whatever is grieving you or stressing you. Take a break. You’re no use to yourself or anyone else if you’re on your knees with fatigue, stress and the craziness of a too-busy life.
If you need help to find that balance, or a path back to yourself, grab a copy of my Journeymaker’s Planner for 2020. It has a blueprint within it to help you find your way. Details below.
Make 2020 A Powerful Year Of Growth
My much-loved Planner is now in its fifth year of production, and 2020 is the most beautiful and content-rich book we’ve ever produced. This 368-page book is a spiritual toolkit disguised as a diary & planner. Learn to tap into your intuition, honor your heart’s path and calling using skills like meditation, mindfulness, journaling, self-care, intuitive card reading, energy work, and much more.
There are 52 pages of rituals, information and activities to start your year right. Read about the energies of 2020 and how to make the most of them. The Planner is then divided into Quarters, each with a theme to support you. Each month starts with guidance for the energies ahead, and suggestions for crystals, gemstones and essential oils. After each Quarter you’ll find a review to help you learn, grow and plan.
To support your purchase there is also a Free Online Course, available December 1, 2019 in our new Journeymaker’s Academy. Learn with me as I show you how to review 2019 and learn from the year, choose a project and habit for 2020, do a 10 card tarot or oracle card spread to guide you for the year ahead, and then create a plan for 2020 that is workable and supportive. No prior experience is needed. I’ll teach you everything you need to know with the free course that accompanies your Planner. You’ll learn to work with our monthly money tracker, Sunday planning sessions, weekly tarot or oracle card, habit and goal setting, reviews, coping skills, lightwork, meditations, affirmations.
And for every Planner sold, ten trees will be planted, to give back to Mother Earth.
To order the Planner choose one of the links below:
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Come Join Us!
I’d like to extend an invitation to you to come join me inside my free online community. I’ve created a private Facebook group so we can come together to share our spiritual journey, and where I can better support you to grow your intuitive abilities and begin to feel more comfortable with managing yourself and thriving as a sensitive, empathic, intuitive or psychic soul. There are free online study units you can access, and regular live on-line events. I’m also planning some big group meditations and Lightworker activities for you to join in with, if it feels right for you.
This group is a place for all spiritual journeymakers to hang out, to share experiences, to have a safe and supportive community, and to send energy and light out into the world.
Click this link to join:
It’s only a new group, but already we have a wonderful sense of community and support. I know you’ll fit right in.
Remember, speak your story this week. Own your truth. Check up on everyone, including yourself.
All my love, Nicole xx