Healing may not be so much about getting better, as about letting go of everything that isn’t you – all of the expectations, all of the beliefs – and becoming who you are.
– Rachel Naomi Remen
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 18 THE MOON.
18 THE MOON has a strong message for you: if you open yourself to the possibility of healing, and are brave enough to look at the emotions below the surface, you will create great breakthroughs this week. Healing does not have to be hard. You do not need to struggle to evolve and grow, or to find your way back to yourself.
September is all about deep healing and new beginnings, and this month encourages us to practice extreme self-care while we connect to our inner wisdom.
Look for where you are out of alignment, and then do what you can to bring balance and flow, or an easing of pain and difficulties. It’s a great week for seeing any kind of coach, healer, expert or therapist (don’t forget dentists, doctors, accountants and lawyers) as well as getting a massage, or visiting a kinesiologist, acupuncturist or energy worker.
Meditation, prayer and quiet time to reflect on your life, your healing journey and your future direction is also well suited to the energies of the week ahead.
My Top Tip For The Week Ahead:
This week 18 THE MOON has a special message for those who are ready. Change your story, even if it’s just the one you are telling yourself in your head, and it will change your life. Are you ready to step into a bigger, wiser and more open version of yourself? Start by changing your words and your thoughts. Make room for possibility. You can choose to change. You can allow for healing and new beginnings.
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Crystals to support you this week – Fluorite, Jade, Red Jasper, Rose Quartz, Garnet, Black Tourmaline
And so we come to my own update.
As you’ll have deduced from my lengthy absence I’ve had a tough few weeks on top of a tough few months, health-wise. But I am finally trending back towards more solid ground.
Most importantly, this last major health drama has made me realise that in order to heal (and I don’t mean cured – I simply mean a return to some kind of function with manageable symptoms) I am going to need to go slow, keep my stress levels low, rely on others more, ask for help more often. The alternative to this is not worth exploring, so my hand has been forced. That’s all there is to it.
I’m currently in a situation where I only have a few good hours each day, and after that I need to rest. Still, this is a great improvement, about which I am beyond grateful. I’ll be honest, there were a few weeks recently where all I did was cry and fret over the possibility that I might never get back to where I was prior to this latest backslide, but that is just the nature of living with chronic illness. This crappy no-energy thing also forced me to strip everything back to the essentials, and that has actually been a major breakthrough for me.
This week I am trialling a very gentle return to work – a few well-spaced client sessions, a couple of teaching things and connections with my members, and all of that supported by lots of good herbs, drugs, food and rest. If it goes well, I’ll repeat the process next week. If it doesn’t I’ll ease back a bit. I’m still winging it, because I am about 40% functional, but I’m hopeful that I can find a balance between ‘nothing’ and ‘something’ without going overboard.
A big thank you to everyone who has sent me messages and well wishes, and for all of the prayers, meditations and positive energy that has been sent my way. It truly has helped me to get back on my feet.
In other news all of that misery and enforced rest has also allowed me to get clear on priorities and to face some of those deep-seated fears and insecurities that have been lurking in the shadows of my psyche. Because what if I die? (Hilarious, because life is a terminal disease!) Because what if my functional time for creating things or experiencing life has a use-by date that will happen sooner rather than later? (Isn’t that true for all of us? None of us ever really knows how long we have, or under what circumstances? Everything can change on a dime for any of us. Ah, mortality!) Downtime is great for doing that deep inner work, and I confess that now I am back on that journey of mystical and pragmatic self-reflection I want to keep walking this path for a while – so I’m making inner work a priority in the days and months ahead.
How about you? What’s all your news?
I’ve missed you, and it’s good to be back.
Biggest love and hugs, Nicole xx