“Human freedom involves our capacity to pause between the stimulus and response and, in that pause, to choose the one response toward which we wish to throw our weight. The capacity to create ourselves, based upon this freedom, is inseparable from consciousness or self-awareness.”Rollo May
April’s here, and with it come energies of creativity, inner journeying and self-awareness. It’s a month for going within to find your answers, and for reconnection in relationships, and with things that matter to you.
Keep that in mind as we explore the gifts that the oracle card PAUSE brings us this week. PAUSE is from the Nature’s Whispers Oracle Cards by Angela Hartfield and Josephine Wall.
The Gifts Of The Week Ahead
This week is all about the kind of pattern-breaking that can lead to deep healing.
So much of our lives happens automatically.
We get up in the morning and engage in some kind of a routine. Maybe it’s screens. Maybe it’s cereal and toast. Maybe it’s arguing about who should unpack the dishwasher. Maybe it’s plummeting head-first into depression and negative self-talk.
All day we may think we are making decisions and living from a place of free will, but really we are mostly on automatic pilot, reacting the same way and choosing from the same limited number of well-worn options. Over and over and over again.
This week PAUSE asks you to stop. In that moment between the first thought and the action, take a moment. Breathe. Tune in with yourself. Is this what you want? What do you feel? Why are you choosing this thing? Do you even know? Is it good for you? Does it make you happy?
You may find that you don’t know.
That’s okay. This week gifts you self-awareness, so that you can begin to change existing patterns and make better choices, or at least begin to explore options and gather information so you can decide from a wider range of possibilities.
Some of you may still be so exhausted that it will be impossible to know how you feel, or what you really want. But that’s not true either. You do know. You know you need to stop. To rest. To not have to make any decisions right now. So start there. And trust.
PAUSE promises that hitting the reset button on your life can only bring positive outcomes.
Supportive crystals this week
Smoky Quartz keeps you grounded and connected, gifting inner strength and the ability to listen deeply. If you’re feeling completely lost Smoky Quartz helps you get back on your feet again. Carnelian dispels doubt and negativity, strengthening self-esteem, confidence and creativity. 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
Each of the following oils will work beautifully on their own for you this week, but they also make a delicious combination for diffusing. Frankincense elevates your mood and promotes spiritual connection and intuition, Basil enhances focus and mental clarity, Lavender supports you emotionally and gifts calm and a sense of relaxation and safety, and Orange for joy, gratitude and optimism. To diffuse add 2 or three drops of each oil to your room or personal diffuser.
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This is a group that is perfect for beginners and the metaphysically curious, but it is also robust enough to serve more advanced practitioners too.
It’s a perfect time to be joining us. This week I am starting a series of members-only channelled webinars, dealing with the current Coronavirus Pandemic, cellular memory, healing trauma and accessing and integrating past-life wisdom.
We’ve also got some wonderful members-only activities and lessons coming up, that work with the kind of Portal and Energy Healing work I did recently in Sedona. Normally this would be the kind of thing I teach only on Retreats.
Coronavirus is a game-changer for all of us, forcing us to slow down, to stay home and drop back from the busy-ness of our everyday lives. Instead of panicking, I invite you to embrace this challenge as an opportunity to find the time and the stillness needed for deep soul work and a personal journey of transformation.
2020 is a big year for healing and reinventing ourselves, and for tapping into our intuitive gifts. My paid membership group can help you to make the most of these energies. Within our membership space you’ll find exclusive webinars, guided meditations, videos and online courses, a bookclub, a private Facebook group and many other resources.
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Meanwhile, this week at the farm we are taking things more slowly. It’s Autumn and finally there is a chill in the morning air, the days are getting shorted and the nights have that delicious aroma of cool damp earth.
We’ve been lighting up our yearly burn piles, and tending the bonfires late into the night. It’s a wonderful time for simplifying, being mindful and staying truly present.
Sending you love, bonfire sparks and starlit nights, Nicole xx