Your life requires your mindful presence in order to live it. Be here now.Akiroq Brost
This Quarter I am using the Nature’s Whispers Oracle Cards by Angela Hartfield, with artwork by Josephine Wall, for my weekly oracle readings.
Our card to guide us for the week ahead is 14 – ASSURANCE. It’s a strong reminder that we must work with the energies of the present moment, even as we plan or dream about a time in the future, because we are right where we need to be.
ASSURANCE brings a message of hope and encouragement for week ahead.
You’re right where you need to be.
Isn’t that great?
Oh, hang on. That will be reassuring for some of you. And for others this will be a miserable message.
So, let’s break it down. All you have is this moment, no matter how much you dwell in the past, or live for the future. The past can not be changed or revisited, and who knows what the future may bring. It is not promised to any of us. That’s okay, your point of power is always, and only ever, in the now.
Take a deep breath. October is so suited to self-reflection that brings wisdom. Are you satisfied with your current circumstances, health, financial situation, relationships, decor, music choices etc etc?
Yes? Great. Keep on the path you’ve created for yourself. Stay in the moment and enjoy it.
No? Great. What is within your power to change, to learn, to understand, to endure, to define or redefine you? Do that thing. Know that nothing lasts forever, and the hardest things in life will have their season, and that seasons change. It’s inevitable.
Really stuck? Just keep breathing. Stay aware. Look around you. Listen to the beat of your own heart, the sound of your breathe. Take it all in. Not from a place of judgement, but from a place of awe and wonder.
My Top Tip For The Week Ahead:
There are miracles, beauty, inspiration and insight in every moment if only we can slow down enough to appreciate them. Slow down. What can you notice that you weren’t seeing before?
Stuck with creating a satisfying life for yourself or understanding your best direction forward? Maybe you need a session with me to bring some extra clarity and direction. Details here
Crystals to support you this week – Smoky Quartz, Amethyst, any kind of Geode, Gold and Silver, Pearls
I’m excited for the week ahead.
Our Journeymaker’s Planner 2022 has landed in Australia, and we’ll be busy unloading it this week, and then shipping some off to Amazon Australia. I’m hoping it won’t be too far off landing in the USA for Amazon there too. I’ll keep you posted every step of the way via the blog. The Planner looks amazing, and we have a few extra surprises in the pipeline too, which I will be revealing soon. I’ll be selling via ETSY, AMAZON and our own online shop. And, of course, orders through our own shop and ETSY will be packed and shipped by me! We’ve actually turned the spare bedroom into a packing room, complete with industrial shelving and big tables. It might seem a bit dorky, but peeping in the door to see everything so organised makes me stupidly happy.
My sister Simone and I did a trial photoshoot of the 2022 Planner last week. I’ll pop a picture below. It’s unedited – still, I think we did a pretty good job for amateurs. We used natural light at an outside table, my iPhone, with flowers and props (how cute is that bird nest!) from my Mum’s garden. Our graphic designer Love will tweak all of the pictures this week, and I’ll take a few more now I have a bit more energy.
I’m starting to feel a lot more like myself again. And I’ve made peace with needing to rest more, so I’ve rearranged my life to be able to keep doing that. Because I start each day strong, and then I am out of puff by lunchtime.
I managed my first afternoon walk on the beach in almost 2 months yesterday. It was blustery, but the water was warm around my ankles, and the air smelled so salty and good! I kept the walk short, but you couldn’t keep the smile off my face.
On the kitchen front, I’ll also be soaking my fruit for Christmas cakes and plum puddings this week. Because suddenly it’s October.
And best of all? My brain feels ready to get back to some writing.
Gee, I’ve missed you. And I’ve missed life. Thanks for waiting for me, and for all the love and positive energy you’ve sent my way, Nicole xx