Change is painful, but nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.
~ Mandy Hale
This Quarter I am using The Shaman’s Dream Oracle by Alberto Villoldo and Colette Baron-Reid with artwork by Jena DellaGrottaglia, for my weekly oracle readings.
Our card to guide us for the week ahead is 30. HORSEMAN – HERALD OF CHANGE
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.
October is a month for making friends with uncertainty, for exploring your creativity, taking risks, and putting yourself out there. It’s a fabulous month for love and socialising too.
30. HORSEMAN – HERALD OF CHANGE
This week’s energies aren’t just about change. They are about the changes that NEED to happen, the changes you can’t stop from happening, the kinds of changes that can turn everything upside down and that force you to move in new directions.
Sounds awful, but there’s a whole lot of support and possibility hidden within the energies of change, even if it doesn’t feel good in the moment.
Trust that this week is a great week to do the thing you have been putting off or avoiding because of fear or insecurity. It’s a week where the bad thing will ultimately lead to the good thing. It’s also a week where embracing change will bring positive outcomes.
This week, guided by our inner wisdom and the Universe we will have the opportunity to make life-changing shifts, simply by honouring our intuition and saying yes to what feels right, and no to what doesn’t.
It’s as simple as that. But the power isn’t in the feelings you get that can guide you forward. The power is in you acting upon those feelings and that inner guidance.
My Top Tip For The Week Ahead:
Find some time to get quiet so you can tune in to your intuition. Before you make a decision, before you act on anything, stop. Put a hand on your heart. Take a deep breath. Let time slow down for a second or two while you listen to what your intuition says. Ask yourself if this is right for you. Honour what comes up and then be honest with yourself and others. Say yes, say no, or if you’re not sure yet, be clear about that too. Simple? Yes. Life changing? Probably!
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Crystals to support you this week – Clear Quartz, Citrine, Snowflake Obsidian, Angelite, Pink Opal, Labradorite
It’s been a funny weather week at the treehouse. It started off sunny and warm – the kind of weather where you want to swim in the pool and eat ice-cream. It ended up cold and rainy, with me wearing slippers, long pants and a jumper, and making soup.
I’ve eased back into work with a Masterclass for my Inner Circle, time writing new course material, and beginning the gift wrapping process for the products I’ll be sharing soon in Etsy and my new online shop. I might be old-fashioned, but to me, being able to add a handwritten note, a giftwrapped purchase and a little surprise, is part of the delight of being able to support you and show my appreciation for you as a member of my Cauldrons and Cupcakes or Journeymaker family.
Ben and I have also been having a debate about when the Christmas Tree should go up, and how many coloured lights are necessary for a feeling of celebration. It’s always my busiest time of year, but I have pledged to take 2024 as my sabbatical year for writing and travel, so I want to be able to mark the end of 2023 in a way that feels significant.
Celebrating milestones and truly being in the moment has become very important to me.
Here’s another thing to celebrate – this gorgeous photo taken by my old and dear friend Jennifer Tucker shows every single one of the Planners I have created since 2016 – including this year’s. I feel so proud of the evolution of this product, and how it always reminds me of my friend Angela who died in 2015 and who was the inspiration for bringing this planner into the world. (Love you Ange – miss you!)
Right now the hard copy of The Journeymaker’s Planner 2024 is already available on Amazon Australia and Amazon USA and it will be available through Etsy and my new online store later in October. The digital copy will also be available via Etsy and my online store in late October too.
It’s been a fabulous companion for me and many of you over the past eight years, and number nine may be our best yet! I hope you love it as much as I do.
Love, hugs and a deep sense of gratitude for my beautiful, creative and love-filled life, Nicole xx