The world needs people who retreat from the world in order to see it more clearly.
This Quarter I am using Queen Of The Moon Oracle by Stacey Demarco for my weekly oracle readings.
Our card to guide us for the week ahead is 24. PROTECTION.
2023 is a year for change, creating solid foundations, and for spiritual journeying. It’s a year for personal growth, and for clarifying who you are, what you want, and why you are here.
24. PROTECTION. This week’s card holds a strong message about the importance of giving yourself regular ‘slow down’ time – so that you can maintain resilience, health and emotional well-being. When you slow down you can reconnect with your own Inner Wisdom. This week can help you to create the kind of pattern-breaking that will lead to deep healing.
So much of our lives happens automatically.
We get up in the morning and engage in some kind of a routine. Maybe it’s screens. Maybe it’s cereal and toast. Maybe it’s arguing about who should unpack the dishwasher. Maybe it’s plummeting head-first into depression and negative self-talk.
All day we may think we are making decisions and living from a place of free will, but really we are mostly on automatic pilot, reacting the same way and choosing from the same limited number of well-worn options. Over and over and over again.
This week pause for a moment. In that moment between the first thought and the action, take a moment. Breathe. Tune in with yourself. Is this what you want? What do you feel? Why are you choosing this thing? Do you even know? Is it good for you? Does it make you happy?
You may find that you don’t know.
That’s okay. This week gifts you self-awareness, so that you can begin to change existing patterns and make better choices, or at least begin to explore options and gather information so you can decide from a wider range of possibilities. Lost parts of you may also show up, which is a beautiful thing. Pattern interrupt this week – do things differently, choose new things, go to new places, shake things up!
Some of you may still be so exhausted that it will be impossible to know how you feel, or what you really want. But that’s not true either. You do know. You know you need to stop. To rest. To not have to make any decisions right now. So start there. And trust.
Above all, remove yourself from hostile situations, crazymakers, and people who drain your energy and wellbeing. Maybe for a moment. Maybe for good. Maybe until you have gathered yourself together and put better boundaries in place. In your heart, you’ll know what’s needed.
Hitting the reset button on your life can only bring positive outcomes.
My Top Tip For The Week Ahead:
Step back from the busy-ness this week. Feel into your body. Ask yourself, are you tired or bored? Tired? Have an early night this week, or take a whole day off if you need it. Lounge around in your pajamas, soak in the tub, listen to an audiobook or watch the birds in the trees. Step back from engagements and cancel what you can. Slow down and reconnect with the meaning in your life. Bored? Do something new. Start a project that you LOVE. Take yourself on an adventure, crank up the music, meet friends or family for a shared meal, or carve out a few hours for yourself doing something that fills you up. Don’t think – DO!
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Crystals to support you this week – Clear Quartz, Citrine, Lapis Lazuli, Ruby Fuchsite or Ruby Zoisite, White Howlite
This weekend I hermitted myself away, and in between naps and swims (we’re in the middle of a heatwave here) I wrote a long letter to my younger self. My seven-year-old self. It’s a letter that starts Dear Little Freak…
It’s a love letter, a magical letter, and a letter with purposeful intent. It’s a letter to me as a young outsider and outlier, to help me see that living on the fringe of culture is a far better fit for me, and that embracing this fringe life is rich, wonderful and satisfying in a way that mainstream expectation and culture will never be. It’s where all my friends are (and not all outliers look like fringe dwellers – they are radical outsiders on the inside – much as you may be!) and where all of my stories come from.
It’s also an invitation to myself, to step more fully into the freakiness of my true self, and to reclaim the parts of myself that I have hidden in boxes and wrapped in chains and padlocks for fear that owning and expressing this part of myself would be cause for even more ridicule, judgement and alienation.
Finally, it’s a hurry up. I have words to write, and none of us know how much life is promised to us. I can’t keep putting it off. That all went into my letter too. My young self needs to know that it’s okay for her to be herself, and to follow her heart before we run out of time. Goodness, I felt such tenderness as I wrote to my young self. I still feel that now, and I hope I always will.
As well as writing this letter to myself I did a witchy burning ritual in my cauldron of some symbology of my old life, and I metaphorically unlocked those boxes from my younger life and welcomed back the lost parts of me.
That felt really good.
Ah, Little Freak, I love you!
Sending love to you too, especially if you too always felt like you never quite fitted in, Nicole xx
4 thoughts on “Pattern Breaking and Deep Healing – Monday Oracle 20 March 2023”
Some days I’ve been lazy just feel I needed a break from life!!! Next day I feel great again.
good one Nicole, just what i have been doing and slowly coming out the other side. Just wondering do you still have the drawing of the aura you first did for me when you started seeing colours?
Sweetie…what a weekend it’s been … some deep feelings of grief surfaced & kept bubbling over … aircon heaven, good food, snuggles with my Pusskin … and I did step out for a restorative yoga class, then back to hibernation. I feel tender, I feel overly sensitive & extremely grateful for the solid folk who are part of my life … thank you & Ben for your Love too .. XO
Thank you for this amazing post