It’s the possibility that keeps me going, not the guarantee.
This Quarter I am using The Light Seer’s Tarot by Chris-Anne for my weekly oracle readings.
Our card to guide us for the week ahead is PAGE OF WANDS. This week is about upgrading your thinking, about being bold with your decisions and actions, and about letting go of the old to make room for the new.
PAGE OF WANDS reminds us of the power of following our heart and being courageous enough to say yes to what we want.
Sound’s good, right?
Or, maybe, it sounds terrifying…
I was thinking, a while ago, about something I really want to do. Something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. It’s not just something I want to do. If I do it, I want to succeed. I’m deeply invested in the idea of this thing. The idea of failing at it is devastating.
Have you ever had something that you’ve felt like that about?
So, there I was, thinking about this thing, worrying about failing at it, and then this quiet, clear thought floated to the front of my awareness.
I was already failing at it. I was failing at it because I wasn’t not trying. I was failing because I had this idea that I was refusing to bring it to life due to my fears of it not being good enough, or of me not being good enough.
I was already failing.
I was failing because I was not trying.
I can’t begin to tell you how this realisation changed everything for me. It helped me to reprioritise, to make time for this thing, and to get help for the parts where I was struggling. I’m not finished yet, but I’m finally moving in the right direction. I’ve started AND I am making progress.
I feel confident that I will actually get this thing done, and that I will find success – although the success I seek now is different to what I had first imagined for myself. This week, PAGE OF WANDS helps you to create that same kind of forward movement.
My Top Tip For The Week Ahead:
Make this week a meditation. Let every single thing that you do have the benefit of your mindful focus. Don’t multi-task. Shut down distractions. Go slower. Stay present, That’s where your power is. And use the power of journalling to explore your choices, ideas and options.
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Here at the Treehouse I’ve been appreciating a slower pace in my life, as well as soups, slow-cooked meals, and having time to unpack more of my books and papers.
The dogs are loving their winter coats, and I am loving slippers, dressing gowns and electric blankets that keep my feet warm all night!
It’s too wet for dog soccer right now, and I have banned Ben and the boys from trying to play soccer in the house (let’s not go there!) so we are keeping the dogs occupied with hide-and-seek, and snuffle-rug games.
Just outside my writing room window is a tree where a tree-snake loves to come and sun herself when the rain stops. I have started looking for her each day. She’s quite beautiful. One afternoon this week I am going to try and paint a likeness of her!
Today is Harry Dog’s birthday, and also the birthday of my dear friend Kate who passed away a few years ago. I’ll be eating a cupcake today in memory of my friend, and of course Harry will have his own birthday celebration too.
Love, snake appreciation, and the endless blessings of friendship, Nicole xx