The greatest problem with communication is we don’t listen to understand. We listen to reply. When we listen with curiosity, we don’t listen with the intent to reply. We listen for what’s behind the words.
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 QUEEN OF SWORDS. This week is about being heard. It’s a chance for you to honour your own Inner Wisdom, and the guidance of the Universe, it’s a chance to communicate your truth with others in ways that bring clarity and understanding.
QUEEN OF SWORDS calls us to stand strong in honouring our own truth and honouring our own voice. There are many ways that we quieten that voice and many ways we diminish our truth. Not all of that is deliberate. As a society, we are taught to be polite, to get along, to put the needs and happiness of others before our own. But our voice matters too. Speaking and living from our heart space and living our truth helps bring us into alignment with situations, opportunities and relationships that are more suited to our ethics, values, beliefs and talents.
Of course, I urge you to be sensible. Sometimes that truth doesn’t need to be spoken aloud, because doing so might put you in a difficult or dangerous position. But even acknowledging that truth to yourself can help you to choose a different course of action, to leave a job or relationship that no longer works for you, and to begin thinking about options that will suit you better than your current situation.
This week you are supported to hear and understand your own truth, and to be able to clearly communicate that truth to others in ways that can create understanding, healing and positive change.
My Top Tip For The Week Ahead:
It’s a fantastic week for all forms of written and spoken communication, and for getting messages for yourself or for your Calling through automatic writing, journalling and creative work. It’s also a great time to have those hard conversations, and to ask for what you need.
Need help to clarify or evaluate your next steps? Maybe you need a session with me to bring some extra purpose and direction. Details here
Crystals to support you this week – Fluorite, Turquoise, Pearl, Herkimer Diamond, Sodalite, Larimar
Here at the Treehouse I have spent most of the last week supporting people (clients, students and our Cauldrons and Cupcakes community) who are experiencing great mental distress, breakdowns and overwhelm.
So, if you’ve been feeling similar things know that you are not alone.
We’re living through unprecedented times of stress, where our normal coping strategies and routines may no longer be available to us, and what was once familiar is no longer the same.
It’s not just life that’s disruptive right now. We’ve also got lots of energies around us that are deeply impacting sensitive, empathic and intuitive souls.
So – please look after yourselves. Eat well. (Sugar, junk food and comfort eating is not a long-term coping strategy and usually makes you feel worse!) Get enough rest. Connect with friends and family if they are supportive and that makes you feel good. Hug your dog or cat. Set good boundaries. Do your best to cope only with what is in front of you rather than jumping ahead in your mind to worry about all the things that could happen, or by going back to the past to obsess about what you can’t change. Spend time in nature, and doing things that interest you. Practice grounding. And, if you’re feeling strong and stable in yourself, give thought to reaching out to touch based with loved ones, or people whom you think might need the reassurance of your connection.
In other news I have my first meeting with my editor/writing coach this week, and I am nervous but excited about that! I’ll also be taking advantage of this week’s positive energies for communication with lots of writing time, planning time, and creating time.
Wherever you are, spend time with yourself and your dreams this week, and make good communication a priority – even if that is just you, your journal, your cards, and the Universe.
Biggest love, hugs and the clickety-clack of keys as I write up a storm, Nicole xx