“The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.”
~ Mark Twain
December has been 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 CARPET SNAKE and the gifts this card offers us for the week ahead.
Carpet Snake’s Message
This week CARPET SNAKE asks us to come home to ourselves. She brings us energies of healing, renewal and radical self-acceptance. Her message is that it is important to love and accept ourselves right now, at this moment, just as we are – even as we feel stirrings of the desire to change, improve or transform ourselves.
CARPET SNAKE reminds us of the cyclical nature of our lives. Each year CARPET SNAKE grows and changes. She sheds her old skin and transforms. Yet her essence remains the same. She learns and gains knowledge. She has many experiences. And she comes to know herself, her environment, her community with deep awareness and wisdom.
This week, do all you can to move to a place of radical self-acceptance. Start from that place as you walk into this new year and this new decade. That self-acceptance will give you a powerful place from which to live your life and create the transformation you desire for your inner or outer journey.
This quote from Maya Angelou sums it up:
“I don’t know if I continue, even today, always liking myself. But what I learned to do many years ago was to forgive myself. It is very important for every human being to forgive herself or himself because if you live, you will make mistakes- it is inevitable. But once you do and you see the mistake, then you forgive yourself and say, ‘Well, if I’d known better I’d have done better,’ that’s all. So you say to people who you think you may have injured, ‘I’m sorry,’ and then you say to yourself, ‘I’m sorry.’ If we all hold on to the mistake, we can’t see our own glory in the mirror because we have the mistake between our faces and the mirror; we can’t see what we’re capable of being. You can ask forgiveness of others, but in the end the real forgiveness is in one’s own self. I think that young men and women are so caught by the way they see themselves. Now mind you. When a larger society sees them as unattractive, as threats, as too black or too white or too poor or too fat or too thin or too sexual or too asexual, that’s rough. But you can overcome that. The real difficulty is to overcome how you think about yourself. If we don’t have that we never grow, we never learn, and sure as hell we should never teach.”
― Maya Angelou
Supportive crystals for the week ahead
Smoky Quartz connects you to the earth. It is grounding, balancing, healing, protective and shielding. Herkimer Diamonds amplify your intuition and are great for healing, and for overcoming obstacles and limited thinking. Rutilated Quartz is great for helping you to see the best of yourself and your potential, and giving you self-confidence. Bismuth (pictured) can be lab-created or natural. Both are good. It will have metallic and pastel or rainbow coloured hues, and a mathematical and geometric feel. It is a stone for transformation, for creating the architecture of your ideal life, and supports you to overcome fear, self-loathing, social and emotional isolation, and to move back into communication, connection and flow.
Essential Oil Support
This week you’ll find Rosemary, Sandalwood, Frankincense and Cypress will help you to think more clearly and let go of negative feelings you harbor toward yourself.
Need a big dose of self-love, optimism and compassion? Use Rose, Geranium or Wild Orange.
Remember, slow down again this week. Treat yourself well. Fill your cup. Do the things that support you and nurture you. Breathe, breathe, breathe. Take comfort and strength from the beauty and grace and small wonders around you. Think about where it is time to start making change, and where it is time to just accept yourself as you are, even if you want to make change in the future.
If you need help to find 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.
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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 30, 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.
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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, CARPET SNAKE is reminding you that it’s time to make peace with yourself and your current circumstances. To be honest with yourself. To treat yourself with love, kindness and respect. It’s time.
All my love, Nicole xx