When you rest, you catch your breath and it holds you up, like water wings…Anne Lamott
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 34 – VULNERABILITY. It can be a scary thing to slow down, and to admit that we are tired, jaded or broken. But that’s what this week demands – our honesty, our vulnerability, our commitment to rest and recovery.
VULNERABILITY reminds us of just how much we have been through – emotionally, physically, mentally – and of the importance of acknowledging our need for rest and replenishment.
Maybe you need to take a mental health day, and spend that day resting, or watching movies, or having coffee with loved ones. Maybe you need an early morning surf or a kayak session. Perhaps you need an unplugged day, away from the constant flow of media and mayhem that technology delivers. As much as you love your beloved or your family or your besties, maybe you need a little time out from them, so that the only needs you have to consider are your own.
VULNERABILITY also counsels us not to feel guilty for being tired and care-worn and a bit over it. No-one can be endlessly up, endlessly productive, endlessly ‘on’.
Where you can, favour simplicity this week. Slow down. Let things be easier for yourself. Extend that awareness and kindness to the people around you too.
My Top Tip For The Week Ahead:
Allow yourself the gift of a little indulgent luxury. This can be as simple as the luxury of time out, or a home-cooked meal, or a take-out meal. It might be wearing your favourite perfume to bed, or having a long shower and putting on clean pyjamas and climbing in between clean sheets. Pick or buy some flowers for yourself. Look for whatever gives you a feeling of comfort and relief.
Stuck with knowing what will help you feel better, or with how to create 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, Rose Quartz, Lepidolite, Citrine, Rutilated Quartz, Sunstone.
On the home front, it has been a BIG week. My Planner has launched on Amazon USA, and my Planner, new Journal and latest Mala Beads are now available on ETSY. Amazon Australia is still a work in progress, but we hope to have an update for you about that soon.
The digital version of The Journeymaker’s Planner 2022 is available at ETSY.
The limited edition gold-embossed Journeymaker’s Journal is available at ETSY.
The limited edition NURTURE Mala is available at ETSY.
I’ve been playing Magical Christmas Elf, gift-wrapping and packing and writing notes, and shipping out goodies since my ETSY orders started coming in. I’m also busy packing orders for my Inner Circle membership. Once they have made their choices (they always get first choice!) I’ll also have some other delightful offerings to share with you – but these are in limited supply. Anyway, they are worth waiting for, so stay tuned!
On Sunday, for my friend Jenny’s birthday I made a Pina Colada Pie – and it was GOOD! Thank you so much for everyone who sent new pie and cake recipes my way – I’m really looking forward to making all of them over the next few months. I’ll post the pie recipe this week – it would be a delicious contribution for your Thanksgiving or Christmas feast.
Okay, that’s enough from me. I need to go make breakfast and get ready for Book Club, and then it’s off to the Post Office to drop off my latest orders, followed by an afternoon of readings. Then I’ve got barbeque, salad, and a slice of Pina Colada Pie to look forward to at dinner tonight. Followed by meditation, a hot shower, an early night, and thirty minutes of an audio book to put me to sleep. Because I am totally taking this week’s message on board. Yippee!
Love, curling ribbon, and an excellent Christmas Wrapping playlist, Nicole xx