“When you rest, you catch your breath and it holds you up, like water wings…”
— Anne Lamott
This Quarter I am using The Sacred Forest Oracle by Denise Linn, with artwork by Scott Breidenthal, for my weekly oracle readings.
Our card to guide us for the week ahead is 38. Spirit Guardian Of Winter – RETREAT.
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.
August encourages us to acknowledge ourselves as energetic as well as physical beings, and to find and give thanks for the sacred in our everyday lives as we nurture our dreams and open our hearts to opportunity.
38. Spirit Guardian Of Winter – RETREAT.
The energies of this week remind you that this is the perfect time for cleaning up your home and/or office, for clearing clutter, and moving things back to simplicity and flow. It’s time to nest, to rest, and to spruce up the energies around you.
Now is the time to go through your home, room by room, drawer by drawer. If it’s broken, if you don’t know what it is anymore, if it has lain there neglected for years, let it go. If it doesn’t fit, let it go.
All of that stuff accumulated in the corners of your life, shoved into deep recesses in cupboards or under the bed? All of that old energy bogs you down and hampers the ease of new energy and opportunity coming to you. It adds to your stress. It weighs you down.
Let it go.
Same with your business. Review each idea, each product or service. Review all those books on the shelf, and files on the computer. Sort through the emails and old email files.
Will this take time?
It might take more than this week. It might take the rest of the month. The rest of the season. The rest of the year.
Will it be it worth it?
As you clean up and clear out your life more energy will flow, your stress levels will reduce, and you will feel better supported by your environment.
In between times?
REST! Take it slow, and be good to yourself.
My Top Tip For The Week Ahead:
Don’t overwhelm yourself. Don’t make this a big thing. Start in one corner. And when you’ve cleaned that one corner, rearrange things. Make it pretty. Add some flowers or a plant, a candle or something else that lifts your spirits and makes you feel happier.
Then, as you feel ready, keep going! Do things slowly, and allow yourself to move from stress and resentment to joy and peace.
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Crystals to support you this week – Clear Quartz, Fluorite, Sodalite, Orange Calcite, Moss Agate, Pyrite
We’ve had a big week here at the Treehouse. First we completely pulled EVERYTHING out of my packing room ( a room in our house that has been repurposed to hold stock and for us to process orders). Then we created space for our 2024 planners and other new goodies, and put back the current stock. We replenished wrapping paper, cards and ribbons. Made everything clean and inviting.
THEN we sorted rocks. We’ve been sorting rocks for days now, and no end in sight. We have crystals from as far back as 1996 that have been in boxes in storage, and crystals from our grids, crystals from retreats, crystals from my personal collection that I am letting go of, and more crystals from fossicker friends, suppliers and events that have been stuck in the backs of wardrobes, in boxes and milk crates in the sheds here and at our storage facility. Ben has been lugging, scrubbing and sorting. Poor boy, I’ve worked him hard! Rocks are heavy, and I’m so grateful for his help. He’s always an unseen presence in my business, and honestly, without him, so much of this would never happen.
I’ve chosen a selection for sale, and I’ll spend the next few weeks channelling the purpose of each stone, ready to put up in our new store.
I’m in heaven. I love these stones, and so many are old friends whom I have worked with over decades. They are filled with good energy, and ready to be rehomed. I also must confess, as I let go of stones I also added some new ones in to my working and personal stones collections. Cos, you know, rocks!
Health-wise I am much more stable and happy on my new regime of weird new diet, hormones, acupuncture, herbs and exercise physiology sessions. Plus I have rocks! And in just a few weeks a writing adventure where I hang out in a hotel on my own and write and write and write, in between good coffee, good food, and a few trips to favourite book shops.
I’ll be lapping up the energies of this week ahead as I keep nesting, rock sorting, and readying myself for our end-of-year and 2024 offerings.
I hope you get to do some fun and nurturing stuff for yourself too.
Love, hugs, excellent audiobooks, and ocean dips, Nicole xx