The purpose of a pilgrimage is about setting aside a long period of time in which the only focus is to be the matters of the soul. Many believe a pilgrimage is about going away but it isn’t; it is about coming home. Those who choose to go on pilgrimage have already ventured away from themselves; and now set out in a longing to journey back to who they are.
Many a time we believe we must go away from all that is familiar if we are to focus on our inner well-being because we feel it is the only way to escape all that drains and distracts us, allowing us to turn inward and tend to what ails us. Yet we do not need to go to the edges of the earth to learn who we are, only the edges of ourself.L.M. Browning
At the beginning of every month, I discuss the energies and gifts of the month ahead and how we can best use them to make our lives satisfying, meaningful and productive.
I also choose a card to support the energies of the month. The deck I am using this year is the Native Spirit Oracle by Denise Linn, and November’s card is PRAYER FEATHER.
What a breath of fresh air November brings. It’s a hope-filled and optimistic month, a month where you can see through the smoke and debris of the months and years before, and see the green shoots of new growth and the promise of a brighter tomorrow.
This is a month of generosity, of opportunity, of favours given, and blessings received. If you’re looking for a miracle you might find it in November’s unfolding days. It’s easier to feel God, that Divine Presence, in you and around you.
Even though there are many things out of your control, there are also areas of your life, and the world around you, where you can have a direct influence. November encourages you to live from your heart, to speak your truth, to share your knowledge, and to build value in the world with all you do.
November supports a flow of increasing abundance, and of trusting that your needs can be met. Practicing gratitude and mindfulness will enhance that flow and help you to become a powerful manifestor as you step into a place of greater confidence and grace.
Take time to make a spiritual pilgrimage this month – it could be a trip to a place on your bucket list, to a significant destination for you in this lifetime or from a previous lifetime, or a journey that gives you time to know yourself away from the familiar energies and influences of home.
Taking time to be in a place that feels holy for you is also good for your soul in November.
Don’t just think churches or temples, maybe your grandmother’s kitchen feels holy to you, or the state library, or sitting on your surfboard in the middle of a slow-rolling swell.
Seek to create harmony and find peace this month.
As we move through November my team and I will be busy getting our new 2021 Journeymaker’s Planner ready for you, as well as some other lovely surprises. I can’t wait to share them with you!
I’m also taking time to work on a novel via the NaNoWriMo project and getting my garden ready for the heat and storms of our approaching Summer. Thank goodness this is a wet year, after the terrible drought and bushfires of 2019. My pilgrimage for the month ahead? I have a few planned. The garden shop. A bookstore. My grandmother’s Christmas recipes.
Whatever you have planned for November, make sure that you are living from your heart. Remember the power of mindfulness, compassion, kindness and gratitude.
Much love, gentle hugs and raindrops, Nicole xx