Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
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 11. DEEP QUIET – MEDITATION AND STILLNESS
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.
11. DEEP QUIET – MEDITATION AND STILLNESS
You are encouraged to dream of better things for yourself and your life this week. Take time to sit in meditation and in silence. Take time to be alone with your thoughts, alone with nature, and alone with the Universe.
It’s a time of gentle beginnings. It’s a week where tender new growth can emerge, fledgling ideas can be birthed, and what has been planted, hidden or damaged can begin to emerge in a new form.
On a personal level you are encouraged to pay attention to your health. Do you need more sleep? Is it time to change your diet? Would you benefit from a period of detoxification, or from beginning to move your body more? Is there a health check or procedure you have been putting off? Could you work with a therapist or practitioner for body, mind or spirit to bring healing and rebalance? You are encouraged to attend to these things, beginning now.
On a wider scale we are reminded that life consists of many cycles. After acts of destruction, damage, wounding, trauma, death or desecration there will come a time when life returns, when hope returns, when movement and flow and beginnings become possible again.
It’s a time for creativity, for opportunity, for luck and for good fortune.
It’s also a week for taking back personal responsibility and holding yourself accountable for making change happen. Yep, that might feel odd if you haven’t sat in that space for a while, or if you’ve become used to letting everyone walk over you or take care of you. But ultimately to be able to trust yourself and your ability to look after your own needs will be empowering.
My Top Tip For The Week Ahead:
The wise and intuitive part of you can become inspired with a vision or calling this week, and that can lead you to create something new in the world.
You don’t need to be special to be chosen.
You get your calling, or your inspiration, simply because you are here. Simply because you are alive, and present on the planet right now. You have talents and gifts and experiences unique to you. The Universe (you can see that as God, your Soul, Divine Spark or whatever feels right for you) can only work THROUGH you. You are the vehicle for that Universal expression. So when an idea comes as a sudden flash of insight, or if you have an idea that has been banging around in your head, or your heart, and won’t let you go – know that you are being called to express that Higher Vision.
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Crystals to support you this week – Clear Quartz, Ammonite, Labradorite, Mookaite, Carnelian, Tektite
I’d love to tell you about all the exciting things I did last week.
But, I didn’t do anything of note.
I have stayed in bed, or had Zoom sessions with my doctors as I battled this RSV chest infection. The right meds and some excellent Chinese herbs from my wonderful acupuncturist and I am slowly on the up again. But gee, it’s been a slow and miserable journey, complicated by severe asthma due to all of the forest fires near our home. My breathing has been very restricted and I haven’t had energy to do anything much at all. I’m taking this next week for bedrest too. It’s frustrating, but the couple of mornings where I felt a bit brighter and tried to do something set me back each time – learned my lesson there. Go slow now so I can get better faster!
I also realised that it’s November in 2 days. That usually means NaNoWriMo (Need to know more – read this old blog post) for me. But I’m just not sure that I can conjure the energy or brainpower this year. I guess I’ll have to play it by ear. (Still, to be completely honest I’ve written some of my best stuff in bed, half-dead. So maybe this is a winning move…)
Meanwhile my team have been working to get our new listings ready for Etsy, and for my Inner Circle members. They’ll be ready to launch some time this week. I apologise for the delay but it has been impossible for me to do anything the past fortnight. I promise to let you know as soon as everything is available. The wait will be worth it!
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 this week for certain. The digital copy will also be available via Etsy and my online store too. Plus some other goodies. My team is working hard on that and I cant wait to share all of this goodness with you.
Love, nebulisers, a beautiful view from my bedroom window, and many many naps, Nicole xx
PS – Look how pretty the new Planner is! *swoon*