The Energies of August – 2017

“Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then wen you hit puberty they take the crayons away and replace them with dry, uninspiring books on algebra, history, etc. Being suddenly hit years later with the ‘creative bug’ is just a wee voice telling you, ‘I’d like my crayons back, please.”
~ Hugh MacLeod

 

Hello, Lovelies :)

Suddenly, here we are at August. There’s change in the air. There’s a fresh breeze blowing. Creativity and curiosity are guiding forces for us this month. It’s a month for connecting with our emotions and for all forms of healing.

There is much to enjoy in August!

 

Cards for the Month:

I’ve chosen two cards for August for you: one from the Osho Zen Tarot Deck, and one from Colette Baron-Reid’s Wisdom of the Oracle. Please note I don’t use these cards in the conventional way, but rather as a stimulus for channelled information.

Here is what I have received from each card:

“Don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth.” 
~ Jalaluddin Rumi

August is a masterfully creative month that suits all kinds of projects and artistic or innovative ventures. It’s a month of inspired action and of magical connections. You don’t need to see the whole way ahead – sometimes it’s enough just to begin, even though you can only see the first or the next step. You’ll be able to create a solid foundation that you can build on over future months.

If you’ve ever yearned to have a creative hobby, or to make money from a creative interest this is a great month to start or launch!

You’re reminded to do whatever you can to ease stress and bring your life back into balance this month. It’s the perfect month for feeling your feelings and working on emotional healing. If you’ve ever thought about finding a counsellor or therapist, or working on relationship issues around a partner or family member this is a very supportive energy for inviting understanding and forgiveness, for creating perspective and for being able to move on.

August is also a great month for reconnecting with our inner child, or with the children in our lives. Make space for art, make space for music, make space for inspiration. Watch your self-talk and be sure to speak of what you want and want to become, rather than what you don’t want or don’t like. Words have power, and speaking these things draws them to you,so choose wisely!

 

The second card I’ve chosen is Higher Power. It speaks to the flow and emotional satisfaction that come from tuning in to our heart and intuition, and allowing ourselves to be guided in our lives and with our art.

“I dream my painting and I paint my dream.” 
― Vincent van Gogh

In August we can call in our Angels, our Guides and all other Muses to help us with our art. That art might be the work we want to do in the world, or the energies within us that need to be expressed as a project or a business. At a fundamental level it can be as simple as our art being the way we live, so that our life becomes the canvas.

Everything will work better with an injection of love this month. When we bring care and passion to our daily lives, when we devote time and thoughtfulness to all we do, our output can be elevated from pedestrian to something so much more.

August helps us find ways to connect with others in ways that truly reach them emotionally. That’s a powerful thing for any artist. It’s a powerful thing for anyone.

Higher Power assures us of a month of inspiration, flow, breakthroughs, progress and good news.

 

Best crystals this month?

Nephrite Jade and Carnelian

Nephrite Jade is a stone that supports heart-centred living and emotional expression in life and in art.

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Carnelian energises and grounds the physical body and aids all forms of healing. Great for overcoming exhaustion and burnout.

Image from http://crystalhealingshop.com

 

Essential oils to support your journey?

Each of the following oils will work beautifully on their own for you this month, but they also make a delicious combination for diffusing. The essential oils you will find helpful in August are Rosemary, Lavender, Jasmine, and Bergamot. Rosemary helps us to make good decisions and to problem-solve, Lavender keeps us in flow and relaxed, Jasmine opens us to intuition and spiritual guidance, and Bergamot gifts us optimism, creativity and a sense of gratitude for our lives and the world around us. To diffuse add 2 or three drops of each oil to your room or personal diffuser. You can find the oils here.

 

Remember to make time for yourself and your art in August. Break out of your normal routine, engage your curiosity, live from your heart and create some calm amidst the chaos.

August has the power to transform you. Be open to healing and to seeking help to heal. So much growth is possible for you this month if you only embrace these energies and opportunities. I’m holding space for you to blossom amidst all of this month’s gentle benevolence.

Lots of love, Nicole❤ xoxo

Honouring Our Complexity – Monday Oracle 31 July 2017

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
~ Anaïs Nin

Hello, Lovelies,

As July merges into August we move from a month of deeper understanding of self and our place in the world to an emerging energy of creativity, emotional healing and an abiding need for more balance in our lives. (Stay tuned for my August forecast tomorrow!)

Here’s the oracle card I have chosen this Monday, and my take on the energetic outlook for the week ahead. I use any oracle or tarot cards shown as a prompt for channelled messages and my own intuitive wisdom, so my take is sometimes quite different to the meaning found in a book. ‘Growth’ is from the Chakra Wisdom Oracle Deck by Tori Hartman.

Let’s look at the gifts Growth brings us this week.

Do you ever feel like you are more than one person living in the same skin? We are multi-faceted humans, and there will never be a simple way to describe the depth and complexity of our nature and desires. This week we are encouraged to own and celebrate all of these different aspects of ourselves.

When we get busy we often distill our lives down to a very few actions and choices. Before we know it our lives have become limited, routine, dull and very unfulfilling.

This week’s energies support breaking those dull routines. If you always shop at the supermarket try the Farmers’ Markets.  Make a different choice of cafe, and a different choice of meal. Read a book or watch a movie that is outside your usual picks. Go to bed earlier or stay up later. Mix it up with your clothing choices. Go on a date or stay home instead of going out! This is also a super week for planning future events that get you outside the ordinary – think holidays, road trips or learning something new.

Finally it’s a week where we can be honest with ourselves about what’s working and what isn’t in our lives. It’s a chance to let go of old ways. Sometimes we define ourselves as much by what we leave behind as what we bring into our orbit and make our own. It’s also a week for embracing new directions and possibilities, as well as welcoming back those parts of ourselves that haven’t had much airplay lately.

Supportive crystals this week?

Nephrite Jade (including New Zealand Greenstone) helps us to honour own own direction and to live from our soul truth.  Blue Obsidian gives us mental clarity and self-awareness, strengthening our ability to communicate and connect. Carnelian helps us move out of burnout and back to a place of creativity and flow. Citrine helps us to sit in a place of abundance thinking so that we see the blessings and possibilities in our life.

Helpful essential oils?

Young Living’s Believe essential oil blend, or a combination (or singly!) of any of Lavender, Jasmine, Ylang Ylang and Orange. Believe essential oil blend is uplifting and promotes confidence, spiritual connection, clarity and belief in ourselves. It also helps us to let go of fear, doubt and old emotional pain and hurt.  I often use this oil when I am writing or journalling, or working with cards for myself. It’s my oil of choice in my diffuser again this week. You can find all the oils here.

Holding you, as always, in my thoughts, prayers and meditations, and intending for a you a life of abundance and joy, where you are no longer limited by your doubts.

All my love,

Nicole ❤ xx

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Your Wake-Up Call Is Here! – Monday Oracle 24 July 2017

“What is joy without sorrow? What is success without failure? What is a win without a loss? What is health without illness? You have to experience each if you are to appreciate the other. There is always going to be suffering. It’s how you look at your suffering, how you deal with it, that will define you.”
~ Mark Twain

Hello, Lovelies,

A we move deeper into the energies of July we’re able to access some light-bulb moments and real clarity about what matters to us, and for our future direction.

Here’s the oracle card I have chosen this Monday, and my take on the energetic outlook for the week ahead. I use any oracle or tarot cards shown as a prompt for channelled messages and my own intuitive wisdom, so my take is sometimes quite different to the meaning found in a book. ‘Balance’ is from the Chakra Wisdom Oracle Deck by Tori Hartman.

If you read my forecast for July, you’ll remember that July helps us to see our place within the bigger scheme of things. It supports love, connection and community and warrants some quiet time this month with loved ones.

Let’s look at the gifts Balance brings us this week.

Balance reminds us that we can’t make everyone happy and that we actually can’t have, do and be EVERYTHING on our list. Even more importantly, we can’t keep making everyone else happy at our own expense.

Time is precious and limited. Balance asks us to think carefully about how we spend our time and resources.

This is also a big wake-up call week. If we’ve been neglecting our health, our relationship, our finances, our jobs or businesses, our special project, our promises to ourselves or others – this week the Universe brings these things into clear view. We just can’t keep ignoring things that could potentially have a big positive or negative impact in our lives.

If your lack of awareness runs deep, the Universe will clearly show you where you need to be putting your attention.

Don’t worry though. Help is at hand. It’s a week of intuitive clarity and guided action. Trust that you have the power this week to make decisions and chart a path of action that will begin to turn things in your favour.

Whatever you do, don’t put your head back in the sand again. Be honest. Tune in. Take action.

You’ll be so glad that you did. The choices you make and the actions you take this week will lead to healing, momentum, solutions and progress.

Supportive crystals this week?

Rose Quartz helps us to be open to love and support in all forms and to be able to RECEIVE (Keep one in your pocket for all of July if you struggle to ask for or receive help). Blue Obsidian gives us mental clarity and self-awareness, strengthening our ability to communicate and connect. Yellow Turquoise supports us finding a clear path forward, and to make the big decisions that can finally bring lasting change. Green Aventurine is the perfect mood elevation stone, helping to shift anxiety and worry, and to replace it with calm and a sense of emotional safety.

Helpful essential oils?

Young Living’s Believe essential oil blend, or a combination (or singly!) of any of Lavender, Spruce, Ylang Ylang and Orange. Believe essential oil blend is uplifting and promotes confidence, spiritual connection, clarity and a belief that we can change. It also helps us to let go of fear, doubt and old emotional pain and hurt.  I often use this oil when I am writing or journalling, or working with cards for myself. It’s my oil of choice in my diffuser again this week. You can find all the oils here.

Holding you, as always, in my thoughts, prayers and meditations, and intending for a you a life of abundance and joy, where you are no longer limited by your doubts.

All my love,

Nicole ❤ xx

Reclaiming Your Dreams – Monday Oracle 17 July 2017

“The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore.” 
~  C. JoyBell C.

Hello, Lovelies,

I’m just loving the energies of July. It’s such a supportive month! Here’s the oracle card I have chosen this Monday, and my take on the energetic outlook for the week ahead. I use any oracle or tarot cards shown as a prompt for channelled messages and my own intuitive wisdom, so my take is sometimes quite different to the meaning found in a book. ‘Self-worth’ is from the Chakra Wisdom Oracle Deck by Tori Hartman.

If you read my forecast for July, you’ll remember that July helps us to see our place within the bigger scheme of things. It supports love, connection and community and warrants some quiet time this month with loved ones.

Let’s look at the gifts Self-Worth brings us this week.

Have you ever wanted something but were afraid to try, afraid to fail, or someone talked you out of it?

There are some big messages in this Self-Worth card.

This is a week for reclaiming our joy, and reconnecting with our dreams. (Did you notice the Snow Angel in the bottom right corner of this card? 🙂 )

Why do we need to reclaim them? Why do we need to reconnect?

Because at some stage in the past we were told that we couldn’t have the dream. Or we couldn’t do the thing that gave us joy.

Or that it was better to make someone else happy ahead of ourselves.

Maybe it was us telling ourself no. Or perhaps it was a parent, a partner, an overbearing sibling, a disenchanted teacher, a jealous friend, a well-meaning but misguided mentor.

We internalised a message of low self-worth. We weren’t young enough, clever enough, pretty enough, talented enough, good enough, worthy enough. We were too dramatic, too ambitious, too deluded, too much of a dreamer. We didn’t have the money, the time, the support. Our dream or idea was crazy, dumb, not that good, done already. We needed to grow up. To act our age. To stop being embarrassing. Or selfish. Quite frankly, we needed to put that dream or that quiet love down and embrace reality. We were told to move on.

Luckily our hearts know what they want.

Our hearts never stop knowing.

Despite all the negativity and well-meaning but incorrect advice that is heaped upon them, despite our own negative self-talk or the put-downs of others, our hearts hold onto their own truth.

Inside, our dreams continue to burn. Ideas flicker, waiting for a breeze to fan the flame. Our long-neglected interests and hobbies need only a ray of sunshine and a little fresh air to spring back into being.

This week those dreams and longings begin to come back into focus. A little more of ourselves is restored. Our courage grows.

When we give ourselves permission to follow our dreams and do what makes us happy all kinds of magic begins to flow in our lives.

It’s a fabulous week for becoming much more fully ourselves. And happily so!

Supportive crystals this week?

Rose Quartz helps us to be open to love and support in all forms and to be able to RECEIVE (Load up your pockets, my loves!). Yellow Turquoise opens our hearts and helps us to heal from old hurts, enabling us to love again – especially ourselves and our dreams. Blue Obsidian gives us mental clarity and self-awareness, strengthening our ability to communicate and connect. Amazonite provides us with courage and a sense of optimism and adventure.

Helpful essential oils?

Young Living’s Believe essential oil blend, or a combination (or singly!) of any of Cardamon, Spruce, Ylang Ylang and Orange. Believe essential oil blend is uplifting and promotes confidence, spiritual connection, clarity and a belief that we can change. It also helps us to let go of fear, doubt and old emotional pain and hurt.  I often use this oil when I am writing or journalling, or working with cards for myself. (Writing is my dream and personal love, and Believe is my ‘magical sauce’ for words on the page!) It’s my oil of choice in my diffuser again this week. You can find all the oils here.

Holding you, as always, in my thoughts, prayers and meditations, and intending for a you a life of abundance and joy, where you are no longer limited by your doubts.

All my love,

Nicole ❤ xx

Your Help Has Arrived! – Monday Oracle 10 July 2017

“An opportunity is a miracle waiting to happen.”
~ Rue Allyn

 

Hello, Lovelies,

I’m just loving the energies of July. It’s such a supportive month! Here’s the oracle card I have chosen this Monday, and my take on the energetic outlook for the week ahead. I use any oracle or tarot cards shown as a prompt for channelled messages and my own intuitive wisdom, so my take is sometimes quite different to the meaning found in a book. ‘Miracle’ is from the Chakra Wisdom Oracle Deck by Tori Hartman.

If you read my forecast for July, you’ll remember that July helps us to see our place within the bigger scheme of things. It supports love, connection and community and warrants some quiet time this month with loved ones.

Let’s look at the gifts Miracle brings us this week.

This week I can’t emphasis how important it is for you to be able to be open to receiving. Most of my community (and most sensitive and intuitive souls I know) are fabulous at giving, but lousy at asking for help, or accepting and receiving anything for themselves.

Does that sound like you?

This week is great for habitual pattern-breaking, breakthroughs, unexpected gifts and miracles. Yep, really.

Which is great. Unless you keep yourself closed off to receiving….

Miracle reminds us that breakthroughs are at hand, that we are all connected, that magic still exists, that prayers are answered daily, that things can change, that asking for help can make all the difference.

We see an increase in flow this week. We begin to feel more like ourselves again, and stronger within that knowing. We’ll find more energy, more enthusiasm, more clarity. Hooray!

This week Miracle encourages you to ask for that raise, ask for what you’re worth, approach a mentor, enter that competition, raise your prices, ask for the sale, ask someone out, apply for that job or grant, take a risk, do something different or think something different to the way you’ve always done it.

Are you putting those positive intentions for shift out into the Universe?

Are you ready to receive?

It’s the week for it. Please make the most of these supportive energies, no matter what state you and your life are in right now.  Put aside your fears and your worries about not being good enough or deserving enough. Just ask. Stay open. Receive. SO much good can come from that. SO much positive change.

Supportive crystals this week?

Rose Quartz helps us to be open to love and support in all forms and to be able to RECEIVE (Load up your pockets, my loves!). Blue Obsidian gives us mental clarity and self-awareness, strengthening our ability to communicate and connect. Black Tourmaline is great for helping us to see where we need to set boundaries. Citrine helps us to bring the sunshine back into our lives, and to think with optimism and clarity!

Helpful essential oils?

Young Living’s Believe essential oil blend, or a combination (or singly!) of any of Cardamon, Spruce, Ylang Ylang and Orange. Believe essential oil blend is uplifting and promotes confidence, spiritual connection, clarity and a belief that we can change. It also helps us to let go of fear, doubt and old emotional pain and hurt.  I often use this oil when I am writing or journalling, or working with cards for myself. It’s my oil of choice in my diffuser this week. You can find all the oils here.

Holding you, as always, in my thoughts, prayers and meditations, and intending for a you a life of abundance and joy, where you are no longer limited by your doubts.

All my love,

Nicole ❤ xx

The Key To Finding Yourself – Monday Oracle 3 July 2017

“Life is painful and messed up. It gets complicated at the worst of times, and sometimes you have no idea where to go or what to do. Lots of times people just let themselves get lost, dropping into a wide open, huge abyss. But that’s why we have to keep trying. We have to push through all that hurts us, work past all our memories that are haunting us. Sometimes the things that hurt us are the things that make us strongest. A life without experience, in my opinion, is no life at all. And that’s why I tell everyone that, even when it hurts, never stop yourself from living.” 
~  Alysha Speer

 

Hello, Lovelies!

Here’s the oracle card I have chosen this Monday, and my take on the energetic outlook for the week ahead. I use any oracle or tarot cards shown as a prompt for channelled messages and my own intuitive wisdom, so my take is sometimes quite different to the meaning found in a book. ‘Recovery’ is from the Chakra Wisdom Oracle Deck by Tori Hartman.

If you read my forecast for July, you’ll remember that July helps us to see our place within the bigger scheme of things. It supports love, connection and community and warrants some quiet time this month with loved ones.

Let’s look at the gifts Recovery brings us this week.

Have you ever felt like you have lost an important part of you? Or lost your direction? Your sense of self?

This week a kind of magic happens. Parts of us begin to return. It might be a song on the radio that prompts us to remember who we were when we first heard that tune. ‘That’s right,’ we’ll say. ‘I used to love this song. And dancing. And the colour red. I remember…’ And just like that we’ll go buy a red lipstick, dig out our dancing shoes and say ‘Screw you!’ to the relationship that has kept us small so long. ‘See ya!’ we yell as the door bangs shut behind us and we run forward to a new life.

It might not be that dramatic. But on the other hand, it may well be a game-changing week.

So many messages of support, change and clarity will find their way to us this week. So much perspective. So much forgiveness of self. So much acceptance of what is. So much understanding that it’s not too late. That we can still live a life that has meaning and beauty for us.

What a relief! It’s like we’ve just lived through a giant upgrade and now the Universe is handing us the keys to this enhanced and expanded self.

We begin to see the wisdom we have gained through our mistakes and our suffering. We begin to understand that we are the sum of all of these things that we have lived and that help define us. There is an entire dress-up box of experiences, preferences and talents at our disposal from the many moments that make up our life to this point in time. We can choose any or all of them. We are made beautiful by every single thing we have lived through.

This is a week to begin to own the magnificent truth of who you are, and to begin to get clear about what comes next for you.

Supportive crystals this week?

Yellow Turquoise opens our hearts and helps us to heal from old hurts, enabling us to love again – especially ourselves. Blue Obsidian gives us mental clarity and self-awareness, strengthening our ability to communicate and connect. Black Tourmaline is great for helping us to see where we need to set boundaries. Amazonite provides us with courage and a sense of optimism and adventure.

Helpful essential oils?

Young Living’s Awaken essential oil blend, or a combination (or singly!) of any of Geranium, Frankincense, Lavender and Orange. Awaken essential oil blend smells sweet and woody and can be worn as a perfume (Place on wrists, over heart and on back of neck) or used in a diffuser. A few drops in the bath are heavenly too. It’s a great oil to get you out of your head and into your heartspace. It promotes spiritual connection and intuition and is deeply calming. I love this oil, and it’s my oil of choice in my diffuser this week. You can find all the oils here.

Holding you, as always, in my thoughts, prayers and meditations, and intending for a you a life of abundance and joy, where you are no longer limited by your doubts.

All my love,

Nicole ❤ xx

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The Energies of July – 2017

“Pull a thread here and you’ll find it’s attached to the rest of the world.”
~ Nadeem Aslam

Hello, Lovelies :)

Here we are at July. It’s a perfect time for reflecting on how the first half of the year has gone for us, to gather our lessons and wisdoms, and then to determine a path forwards for the remainder of 2017.

If I were to sum up July in a sentence it would be this: Be brave enough to share your innermost self in all its vulnerability and the world will crack wide open for you. July is a month of connection. It’s a month for nurturing relationships, for family and community, and for your relationship with yourself and with Spirit (however you perceive that to be).

July is also a time of answers, clarity, signs and direction. Use this time to focus yourself and to really concentrate your energy and time where it matters most to you.

Cards for the Month:

I’ve chosen two cards for July for you: one from the Osho Zen Tarot Deck, and one from Colette Baron-Reid’s Wisdom of the Oracle. Please note I don’t use these cards in the conventional way, but rather as a stimulus for channelled information.

Here is what I have received from each card:

“We cultivate love when we allow our most vulnerable and powerful selves to be deeply seen and known, and when we honor the spiritual connection that grows from that offering with trust, respect, kindness and affection.

Love is not something we give or get; it is something that we nurture and grow, a connection that can only be cultivated between two people when it exists within each one of them – we can only love others as much as we love ourselves.”
~ Brene Brown

July helps us to see our place within the bigger scheme of things. We are a leaf in a much bigger family tree. So much bigger than we often acknowledge. Ancestral and family links and wisdom play a big part in our continued healing and growth this month.

Often we feel inadequate to live as the vision we have for ourselves in the world. July urges us to move past that fear and to begin sharing our story honestly and openly.

July helps us to see and understand the inter-connectedness of life. Faith and time with God, Spirit, Guides, Angels, our Muse, our art and ourselves is important and necessary this month.

Answers, signs and helpful moments are also part of July’s reassuring and delicious energy. We’re reminded that when we are authentic and intuitive in the world our love-life, our friendships, our careers and our businesses will begin to thrive.

July warrants some quiet time too this month; with our loved ones, on our own, in nature, with God (or whatever that energy is to you.)

It’s a soul-full month filled with gratitude and a sense of peace, answers and awareness.

 

The second card I’ve chosen is Treasure Island. The picture captures so well magic and synchronicity that comes from living from our hearts, and doing what matters to us. It’s a month to anchor abundance for the months to come. A foundation month for building wealth.

“If somebody offers you an amazing opportunity but you are not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later!” ~ Richard Branson

July brings all kinds of opportunities and possibilities to us. Some of them will come disguised as hard work. Some of them will come disguised as very small beginnings, new connections and the sorts of things that you cannot see any use for yet. You might get a new idea without any clear direction. A snippet of a song. A scene for a book. A product for a business you haven’t even started.

Life’s funny like that. All manner of goodness sneaks into our lives in July, but we might only be able to recognise that in retrospect.

Treasure Island entreats us to stay open to possibility in July, and to trust in good outcomes and a benevolent Universe.

Best crystals this month?

Yellow Turquoise (Serpentine) and Blue Obsidian

Yellow Turquoise is not a true Turquoise, but a form of Serpentine and Jasper with Hematite inclusions. If you are unable to source it, use Serpentine. Yellow Turquoise supports insights and wisdoms in meditation and is an incredibly soothing stone which promotes inner peace.

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Blue Obsidian supports your throat chakra and all forms of communication, and helps you to truly know yourself. A great stone to hold when doing intuitive readings for self or others.

Essential oils to support your journey?

Each of the following oils will work beautifully on their own for you this month, but they also make a delicious combination for diffusing. The essential oils you will find helpful in July are Orange, Lavender, Frankincense, and Jasmine. Orange creates a relaxing space for emotional and spiritual connection, Lavender keeps us in flow and relaxed, Frankincense is uplifting and supportive – especially when you feel anxious or overwhelmed, and Jasmine gifts us joy, optimism and self-confidence. To diffuse add 2 or three drops of each oil to your room or personal diffuser. You can find the oils here.

July brings some sunshine into our lives again, but if we’ve been living in a dark room it is our job to throw open the curtains.

I’m holding space for you to really find connection in your heartspace with your family, friends, colleagues and community this month. Life is a journey that is always better shared.

Lots of love, Nicole❤ xoxo