A dream is our imagination waiting for us to be brave enough to pick up a pencil, zealous enough to sketch out a blueprint, determined enough to gather the tools, committed enough to lean into the task, and audacious enough to make imagination the reality that it was always meant to be. For in time, a dream left to be nothing but a dream will eventually leave our souls believing that dreams aren’t worth imagining. And I can only imagine a handful of things as devastating as that.Craig D. Lounsbrough
This Quarter I am using the Sacred Earth Oracle Deck cards by Toni Carmine Salerno and Leela J. Williams, illustrated by Helena Nelson-Reed for my weekly oracle readings.
Our card to guide us for the week ahead is FORTITUDE. This powerful card holds a strong message about being brave enough to follow our heart, no matter what others may say or do that is unsupportive or our dreams.
What’s that thing you’ve been procrastinating on? You know, that dream that’s really important to you, and yet, you haven’t made much progress towards making it a reality yet? It’s time to be true to you and your dream!
At some stage, all of us get bogged down when it comes to pursuing our dreams. All of us get to a place where we feel defeated, where we stop trying, where we quit on ourselves. Maybe we lack confidence. Maybe we fear failure, or success, or letting people down, or not being good enough or worthy enough or smart enough. Maybe our life circumstances suck. Blah blah blah. So many possibilities, excuses and negative self-talk you could insert here.
FORTITUDE reminds you that the only time you fail is when you stop trying. The road to success or satisfaction or health or happiness or publication or completion of that project or whatever the thing is that your heart is set upon will be uphill at times, and beset with trials. Of course, you get periods of flow and ease too, but you don’t need FORTITUDE for that. Everyone can do the easy bits! It’s the hard bits where we meet struggle (and sometimes the hardest part is simply getting started, and then keeping on with it!).
The week ahead has so many gifts for us if we are bold enough to reach out and grab them. It’s a week for action, for overcoming obstacles and for getting things done.
Here’s my blueprint for making the most of the days ahead:
- Have a goal. Don’t have one yet? Choose SOMETHING. Big or small. Just choose.
- Break that goal down into smaller chunks.
- Pick one chunk. Break that down into smaller steps.
- Not sure where to start or what to do with identifying those steps? Ask an expert, phone a friend, find a mentor, google it. Someone will know!
- Start. Complete a step.
- Move to the next step. Start that. Finish it. Have a mini-celebration.
- Repeat step 6. And repeat. And repeat.
- Rest when you need to, practice self-care, have some downtime and connection time, eat well, then keep working.
My Top Tip For The Week Ahead: Don’t let anyone steal your dream, or leave it battered and broken on the floor. Don’t let ANYONE tell you that you can’t. Especially YOU!!! Protect your vision, nurture it, spend time with it and be kind to yourself. Don’t feel you need to make massive progress. When you’ve been stuck, or haven’t even started, even the tiniest step forward is positive progress. You can do this!
Crystals to support you this week – Smoky Quartz, Carnelian, Fluorite, Hematite, Larimar
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I’ve finally got the most important parts of my new office set up here in the treehouse. My superfast internet isn’t installed yet, but it’s getting closer, and we’ve unpacked another ten boxes of stuff, so we’re actually starting to feel like this is home! I can feel how supportive and productive this space is going to be for me. Hooray!!!
This week I’m writing content for our 2022 Journeymaker’s Planner, working with clients in private sessions, and having some writing time for my personal projects. Darling Harry Dog gets his cruciate ligament surgery on Wednesday, so it’s a big week for us!
I also need to find the boxes with my slippers and dressing gown and winter clothes because the air has suddenly gotten colder, and I can feel that Summer is behind us and Winter is on the way.
Love, cold toes, and warm mugs of tea, Nicole xx