When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.Rumi
August energies are all about relationships and wellbeing. It’s a month to focus on health goals, creativity, the people and activities we care about most, and creating healthy practices in our lives
Keep that in mind as we explore the gifts that the oracle card INNER CHILD brings us this week. INNER CHILD is from Chakra Reading Cards: Ancient Wisdom to Balance and Heal by Rachelle Charman.
The Gifts Of The Week Ahead
This week supports seeking joy, mucking about with friends, hanging with your ‘gang’ – whoever that is for you, and doing your very best to enjoy yourself.
It’s also a week for losing ourselves in arts, craft, music, outdoor hikes or a mesmerising story.
No matter how old you are, your wise Inner Child lives on inside you, and they are always there to guide you back to the joy of living.
I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that still remains.Anne Frank
I know, these are strange and unusual times. Hard times. And in hard times, what often gets us through is laughter, shared moments and finding joy in the small moments.
I have been at a deathbed many times, and witnessed family who are devastated to be losing a loved one crying tears of laughter over a shared story, or a happy remembering.
I have seen children in absolute poverty making complex and engaging games with sticks and leaves and their imaginations, howling with laughter faces beaming, totally absorbed in the moment.
I have been transfixed by the sight of sunlight on spider webs, by the smell of autumn bonfires, by the joy of fresh baked bread, or the urgent need to dance when a favourite song comes on the radio.
All of these things are available to us when we get out of our heads and back into our hearts.
INNER CHILD reminds us that no matter what is happening, we can find lighter moments, and we can still experience joy – even as our hearts are breaking. This is what it is to be human. We are complex. We are magnificent.
For some of you, INNER CHILD is also bringing your attention back to your Calling this week. Life is too short to keep postponing your dreams. Let the time for living your dream start now!
If you’re a creative soul you’ll find the ideas literally pouring into your brain and body this week, and you’ll feel itchy for some kind of outlet for the expression of all of this energy. Make sure you take the time to capture those ideas in a recording or on paper. Then make a start, no matter how small. It could end up being a life-changing project for you.
Super stuck with moving forward on your Calling? Maybe you need a session with me to bring some extra clarity and direction. Details here
Supportive crystals this week
Ruby Zoisite is a stone of transformation, helping you to be empowered in your life. It elevates your confidence and authority, and enhances creativity, imagination and innovation. Carnelian (pictured) dispels doubt and negativity, strengthening self-esteem, determination, confidence and creativity. Orange Calcite connects you to inspiration and is great for all forms of creativity. Green Aventurine (pictured) helps you to relax into the flow of life, tapping you into the joy of living and that wonderful feeling of gratitude.
Helpful Essential Oils
I’m loving Frankincense and Ylang Ylang essential oils this week. Frankincense is the Master Healer and is fabulous for connecting to your inner wisdom. Ylang Ylang has proven ability to promote relaxation and positive emotions.
These diffuser blends will work well for you:
- 2 drops of Frankincense, 2 drops of Ylang Ylang and 2 drops of Cypress to promote clear thinking, forward vision and personal empowerment
- 3 drops of Ylang Ylang, 2 drops of Bergamot and 1 drop of Vetiver for a blend that is grounding and uplifting and sure to shift you into a positive headspace and support taxed adrenals
- 3 drops of Ylang Ylang, 2 drops of Geranium and 2 drops of Lavender for a sublimely relaxing and nurturing blend (this one’s good in the bath too!)
- 2 drops of Ylang Ylang, 2 drops of Jasmine, 2 drops of Sandalwood and 1 drop of Frankincense to promote deep meditation and heightened intuition
Colour and Cuppa Session Reminder
A reminder for you – our next free gathering online is today at 10am Brisbane time. You’re invited to join us, and so are your children. It’s a way for us to connect, heart-to-heart, as intuitive and sensitive souls. It’s a way for me to tune you in to the energies of the weeks ahead, and to give you some tips and teachings for dealing with that, and for building both your metaphysical and self-care skills.
Our theme this week is ‘The Moon’.
We’ll be talking about the moon as an energetic and symbolic force in our lives, as well as looking at moon cycles and how they affect us. I’ll share some tips on how to use the moon for healing, and we’ll do a guided meditation that can help you use the moon to strengthen your intuition.
‘The Moon – Colour and Cuppa’ gathering will be at 10am Brisbane time on Monday 17 August (which may be August 16 where you live). To support people in other time zones we are scheduling these live events at various times throughout the year so you can find one that works for you. It’s completely free to join us, and we’ll be holding this gathering via Zoom. All of the details and the link will be in our Facebook Group, The Journeymakers, prior to the event.
If you’re not already a member you can join here:
I’m looking forward to our discussion and to sharing a lovely meditation with you.
Hugs, love and laughter, Nicole xx