Healing Our Mothering Wounds – Monday Oracle 12 December 2022


The Mother Wound is the pain rooted in our relationship with our mothers that is passed down from generation to generation in patriarchal cultures and has a profound effect on our lives. When left unresolved, we pass on the Mother Wounds our mothers and grandmothers before us failed to heal, which consist of toxic and oppressive beliefs, ideals, perceptions and choices about ourselves, others, and all of life itself. 

― Bethany Webster


Hello, Lovelies!

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 3. THE EMPRESS. 



3. THE EMPRESS heralds a powerful week for mothering and healing our Inner Child. 

Have you ever over-reacted to a situation where you were criticized, laughed at or dismissed? Are you experiencing unrealistic levels of stress and anxiety that seem unrelated to your current life? Do you feel completely blocked creatively or in some way that is important to you?

3. THE EMPRESS reminds you that the child within you, your Inner Child, is bringing up insecurities, fears and pain from your childhood right now, in order that the wise and mature part of you can help the child inside you to heal.

How do you do that?

For the big things, there is always therapy. Maybe it’s time for you to finally speak with someone, so that you can understand, learn from and let go of the past.

There’s a second way that we can reconnect with, support and heal our Inner Child – and that’s through play.

Oh, I know. I hear you groaning. You don’t have time for fun, or you can’t because there is nothing to do and no-one to play with, or you’re just too busy and grown-up now. Or you don’t KNOW what even is fun anymore. Which is precisely why you need some!

This week 3. THE EMPRESS reminds us that our Inner Child will always be a part of us, and that play is an integral part of being human. When we play – as adults or as children (and yes, adults need play more than ever!) – it supports our emotional wellbeing. Play allows us to enter a state of relaxation, and it improves our problem-solving ability, stimulates our creativity, enhances our mental clarity and boosts our imagination. Not ever playing is REALLY HARD on your Inner Child. (Hint – that means it’s hard for you too!)

If you’re a sporty person go for a swim or a run or a climb. If it’s safe to do so, meet your friends to throw a few hoops, or get together for a casual game. Not sporty? You can still take the dog for a walk, dance in your loungeroom, take a stroll through the neighbourhood and snap some pictures, blow bubbles or play pirates in the back yard with your kids. No kids? Offer to babysit for someone you know and play with those kids. I’m sure their caregivers will appreciate the break!

Bring out your jigsaw puzzles, board games, art supplies. Get your inner-crafty-person on and make something. Colour something. Or pop into the kitchen and bake something. Go dig in the garden and grow something. Pull out your oracle or tarot cards and give yourself a reading.

Want to be creative but find yourself terrified to start? Tell yourself, ‘This won’t count, I’m just going to experiment a little and have fun with it – I can do something serious later. Right now, I just need to play.’ That way you take all the pressure and expectation off yourself, which is how your Inner Child ALWAYS created!

When we move into a state of play, our natural curiosity and inner wisdom will illuminate for us what we most need to know right now, especially in regard to our spiritual journey or our life path. And when we play, and we relax, our Inner Child feels heard, nourished and supported. The self-sabotaging behaviour, anxiety and self-doubt will begin to settle. Wisdom, creativity and inspiration will start to flow.

Mother yourself this week. Eat your vegetables. Get enough sleep. Pay your bills. Put yourself first. Take some downtime and some fun time. You’ll be so glad you did!

My Top Tip For The Week Ahead: 

Stop pushing yourself so hard, or being paralysed by fear, and do one fun thing. Do it just for the sake of enjoying yourself. Do it as the defiant, strong and sassy child who lives within you, and has always known what he or she wanted to do next. Be okay with feeling awkward. Be okay with it not being perfect. It’s PLAY. Play doesn’t count toward your big important life goals and expectations. But it just may be the thing that gives you back to yourself so you CAN get unstuck and start living life more fully.

Stuck with creating 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 – Fluorite, Smoky Quartz, Citrine, Blue Howlite, Selenite


Well, the good news is that I got some great reports from my doctors last week. It’s such a relief to be continuing to make positive progress. I still have a few things that need investigation, but we will look into all of that in the new year, so I can start to relax now around my own health. Thank goodness!

We’ve had a very full-on week though, with family in hospital and lots of worry and upheaval around that, and so may other things needing attention at the busiest time of our year. Morning meditation, eating well, early nights and daily walks on the beach are helping me manage – and we close our office from December 23, reopening on Tuesday the 10th of January 2023, so that Simone, Ben and I can have a proper break and really catch our breath over Christmas.

I haven’t had any time to write in December, and I can’t see that I will until our break, but already I am dreaming a little of what will come next. Maybe a little art too!

We’re still up in the air about whether we will have our barbeque on the deck installed by Christmas, and we’re up in the air about final arrangements for Christmas Day too with family members unwell right now, so I have decided not to plan anything until closer to the date. This is sooooo unlike me, but I feel quite happy to roll with it and do things very differently this year. How about you? Are you breaking with tradition too?

I’ll have a few more announcements for you this week – here and in my Journeymakers Facebook Group. (Have you joined yet? Here’s the link.) so stay tuned. Until then, look after yourself and be kind to yourself and everyone around you.

Love, thoughts of tropical Christmas menus (I can’t help myself!), and some serious festive tunes, Nicole xx




Hi! I'm Nicole Cody. I am a writer, psychic, metaphysical teacher and organic farmer. I love to read, cook, walk on the beach, dance in the rain and grow things. Sometimes, to entertain my cows, I dance in my gumboots. Gumboot dancing is very under-rated.
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