Most of us are not raised to actively encounter our destiny. We may not know that we have one. As children, we are seldom told we have a place in life that is uniquely ours alone. Instead, we are encouraged to believe that our life should somehow fulfill the expectations of others, that we will (or should) find our satisfactions as they have found theirs. Rather than being taught to ask ourselves who we are, we are schooled to ask others. We are, in effect, trained to listen to others’ versions of ourselves. We are brought up in our life as told to us by someone else! When we survey our lives, seeking to fulfill our creativity, we often see we had a dream that went glimmering because we believed, and those around us believed, that the dream was beyond our reach. Many of us would have been, or at least might have been, done, tried something, if…
If we had known who we really were.
― Julia Cameron
Right now I’m getting ready for New Year’s Eve.
It’s not a night where we go out and be social, or stay up til midnight watching televised fireworks. It’s a night where we cook and share a simple but yummy dinner, listen to music, and do a burning and release ritual and meditation to let go of the old and welcome the new. I then do a healing meditation for my community, for the world, and for the earth.
For us it’s a night of quiet reflection, spiritual practices, and then early to bed.
It will be a big meditation and ritual session for me – two or three hours. I’ll be focused on holding a positive intent for myself, for you, and for the world for the unfolding of the coming year.
How You Can Join Me
For Christmas Day I created an Altar at one end of our big family table out on the deck, and I placed two crystals on it – I placed an Australian raw clear quartz crystal, and offered a prayer and did a meditation that it represent all of my community and clients who needed a safe and welcoming space for them to be with others at Christmas. I invited all of you to join me energetically at our family table. I did this so that you may feel loved and included, and less alone. I then did a second round of prayers and meditation using a blue-black obsidian orb – where I called upon the Unnamed Angels to support and protect you, and to guide you through the coming days – helping you with whatever is troubling you, and wherever you need guidance, inspiration or miracles.
I am leaving this communal Altar this set up until Tuesday, February 1, and I will add to it over time, as a space to manifest positive energy and support for us all for the year ahead. It will be the place where we will eat our meal and then where I will do my New Year’s Eve meditation and rituals, and I’d love for you to join me, adding your energy and presence to my own. I promise it will be an easy thing for you to do.
Each year I offer up a wish for myself, and a wish for the world. I write each of them on separate pieces of paper, and the messages I write then hold some of the shape of my meditation. At the end of my meditation, I burn each wish, letting the energy of my hopes and prayers be carried up into the atmosphere in the heat and smoke of the fire.
It’s always been a powerful practice. And now you can be a part of it too.
To join me, simply add your wish for yourself and your wish for the world as a comment at the bottom of this post.
Do it just like this: My wish for myself is…… My wish for the world is…..
If you’d like more privacy you can send me a message on Facebook, or email me at email@example.com
I’ll print out your wishes, and add them to my own. The only person who will see them is me. (And the Universe, of course…) I’ll hold that space for you in my meditations, and I’ll burn your messages in my New Year’s Eve fire.
I promise to hold the energy of this space (and my fire) for a full 24 hours from my own walk into 2022. That way none of you will miss out, no matter what time zone you live within.
And if you love working with crystals, choose a stone for 2022 and have it ready for tomorrow’s blog, and I’ll show you how to get it ready for the year ahead, and how to connect it to my bigger Altar grid for New Year’s Eve.
Together, our collective good thoughts, wishes and intentions shall help shape a 2022 that begins in love, well wishes and positive energy. What can be better than that?
Love and Blessings to you, ♥ Nicole xx
Ready for the coming year?
Remember to grab your Journeymaker’s Planner for 2022 so you’ll be ready for my free challenge to help you make the most of the year ahead. That kicks off in mid-January.
Learn how to increase your intuition, improve your habits, and start working towards your goals and dreams by participating in our free 30 Day Planner Challenge.
This is going to be a lot of fun, and will help you get some momentum and consistency going for the year ahead. If you need a bit of a kickstart, or to start this year with clarity and connection, this Challenge is for you. It will also help you to deepen your spiritual and intuitive practices around using the Planner. No prior experience is needed to join my Challenge. I’ll teach you everything you need to know. But you’ll need a copy of my Planner!
Start by grabbing a digital or physical copy of my Planner and joining my free online Facebook community here which is where the warm-up sessions will be conducted from early January, and where you’ll have access to the links for when the course goes live.
It’s FREE – but you will need a copy of the Planner. 2022 is a gentle and restorative year, and a strong year for intuition, creativity and connection. Let me show you how to make the most of these energies!
Here’s how to grab your Planner for 2022:
The digital version of The Journeymaker’s Planner 2022 is available at ETSY.
The limited edition and heavenly Ylang-Ylang Oil 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 still have a very few amazing Tibetan Fluorites, available at ETSY.