The Energies of November – 2016

November 2016

Image by Charm Del Rosario @ weheartit.com

“If you had started doing anything two weeks ago, by today you would have been two weeks better at it.” ~ John Mayer

“Freedom is not the absence of commitments, but the ability to choose – and commit myself to – what is best for me.” ~ Paulo Coelho

 

Hello, Lovelies :)

Let’s give a big warm welcome to November!

It starts with an incredible week of action (read more about that here) and builds into a month, the likes of which I have not seen in a very long time. November is a month for momentum, decisions, and going after what you want.

It’s not enough to think about it this month. You really are required to DO. And in doing, you will be planting the seeds for the events, relationships and outcomes that you can continue to successfully grow in 2017 and beyond. This is your biggest month this year for launch, and for building foundations for future love, health and prosperity.

 

Cards for the Month:

I’ve chosen two cards for November 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:

The Fool Osho Zen Tarot

“There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.” Art Turock

 

This is it! November is the month for going after what you want. November is about taking the leap, even if you might not feel ready. It’s an energy of expansion and opportunity, of helpful people and magical synchronicities. November is full of the possibilities of things turning out better than you’d planned, or of coincidences leading you in new and fruitful directions.

November is a fabulous month for putting yourself and your ideas out into the world, or beginning the project that will ultimately do that (even if the launch itself will not be until some future date!). November is strongly linked to wealth and abundance energies, so seeds sown here will carry you through well into the future. But it’s not enough to just think about it – you need to act. You need to start, to commit, to put words to paper and effort into your idea or dream. No need to pressure yourself to launch before you are ready, but making that start is vital.
Expect the unexpected this month. The Universe will quickly support you as you make a commitment to yourself, your values, your dreams, your relationships. Be open about new ideas and about making huge decisions and changes quickly because you’re in flow and being led down a particular path to a particular outcome. You’ll begin to see glimpses of where you can go in life, and what comes next.

You’re being called to trust – to trust yourself, your decisions, and the inner and divine guidance that is directing you. It’s a wonderful month of expansion, and of connecting to a bigger picture. November is one of the best months I have seen in years for lightbulb moments, breakthroughs, million-dollar ideas and amazing new connections.

Hooray for that!

 

Colette Baron Reid oracle

“Writing has nothing to do with meaning. It has to do with landsurveying and cartography, including the mapping of countries yet to come.”
~ Gilles Deleuze

 

The second card I’ve chosen is Message In a Bottle. Everything we need to know about navigating the energies of November is within this artful second card.

Momentum will carry us along this month if we get busy. Did I mention this is a month for bold plans and action?

We’ll need to have our telescope with us, so we can look into the future and decide on a destination. If we can’t decide on a destination how can we get there? Use this month to plan, to write those plans down, to commit to the plans and to refine the plans. Pop a copy into a bottle (or your journal, or your back-up disk, cloud or dropbox – print a copy out and stick it above your desk, or on the fridge or the toilet door!) to keep your plans safe so that you can continually refer to them as you progress along your journey. This kind of plan becomes a map!

It’s also important to honour your intuition in November, and you’ll find that this connection will be stronger than ever. Take time to connect often. A meditation need only last three minutes in order to gain benefit and to find that direct line to your Higher Self, your Soul Wisdom, God (or whatever you call that greater energy) and your Guides and Angels.

Stay connected to a support group – even if they are the characters of a book or an online community. Do not squander this precious month in the company of negative people, people who put you and your dreams down, and people who do not appreciate your efforts for them. This month, please, make your time about you and the dreams and projects important to you. Spend time with people you love and who uplift and support you.

 

Best crystals this month?

Turquoise and Hematite.

Turquoise connects us to our truth within. A profoundly spiritual stone that helps us gain insight and understanding.

Hematite strengthens our physical body, warding off fatigue and negative energy or emotion. It promotes grounded confidence in ourselves and our abilities.

 

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. Sokli calls this her Amazing Grace Blend.  The essential oils you will find helpful in November are Ylang Ylang, Grapefruit and Frankincense. Ylang Ylang calms and centres us, helping us to live from our hearts, Grapefruit provides optimism, energy and inspiration, and Frankincense allows us to be divinely connected and in spiritual flow. To diffuse add 2 or three drops of each oil to your room or personal diffuser. You can find the oils here.

Ylang Ylang flowers

Ylang Ylang Flowers. Image from www.malva-parfum.ua

 

Need some extra encouragement, support or inspiration?

Try these posts:

Releasing Limitations Thorugh Journalling –  Feeling like you’re not good enough still? These simple exercises will help.

Stop Fighting Your Lack of Flow – Stuck? Don’t even know where to start or how to begin? Can’t choose a direction? Start here.

The ‘Best Path’ Magical Oracle – Choose a Magical Path and receive a message just for you!

What to do if you can’t love yourself – 5 steps towards healing – Some positive and proven methods for getting your self-esteem and self-love back on track.

How to develop a conscious relationship with money – Tips for creating a positive and healthy relationship with money and allowing flow in your life.

 

November’s energies sow the seeds for what is to come, so think deeply and most importantly ACT this month. It’s a fabulous month for going after what you want, and beginning to make your dreams come true!

Sending all my love to you, Nicole ♥ xx

PS: If you’re looking for a way to make the most of November, come join us for my #GeShiDoMo program. #GeShiDoMo stands for Get Shit Done Month, and it runs for the 30 days of November. It’s a structured and fun way to help you organise, prioritise and action the things that will create movement, positive change and results in your life. It will be $20AUD well spent! More details here.

Helen Keller

Image by Apurva Bhatt. You can find her beautiful work at Letter It over at tumblr

The Week Ahead – Oracle Reading for Monday 31 October

the Creator Osho Zen Tarot

“Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.”
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

 

Hello, Lovelies!

Welcome to a brand new week. 🙂

Here’s the oracle card I have chosen, and my take on the energetic outlook for the days ahead.

‘The Creator’ is from the Osho Zen Tarot deck – a deck I’ve been using for twenty years.

The week ahead is about refining our priorities and getting clear about what matters most right now. Understanding what matters most helps us to channel our precious and limited time and energy into activities and relationships that support the goals, values and outcomes dear to us.

Let me be clear:

This is not a week for stuffing around, doing everything for everyone else at the expense of yourself, wasting time on low-value tasks or low-value relationships, or failing to prioritise or make decisions.

There is so much power in this week if we are brave enough to make choices, to claim a direction, and to begin to take action in areas that matter to us.

Don’t waste the week by letting it roll by without you.

As you will read in tomorrow’s post, November is one of the best energies I’ve seen in years for going after what you want, for finding the idea that will make you money, for creating solid foundations for health, wealth, love, family and your particular passion. This week energetically sets you up to make the best of November by first getting clear about what matters now, and what will continue to matter into 2017.

It’s a week where you’re encouraged to make really bold decisions.

It’s a week where you’re asked to back yourself and your ideas and dreams.

It’s a fabulous week for finding a coach, launching an idea, starting or repackaging a business, signing up for study or specialised tuition, committing to taking your business to the next level, creating a plan to become more or to offer out into the world more that you do now.

It’s 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.

This is also a week for making a stand.

Ask for what you’re worth. Stand up for yourself, your loved ones, your passions, your rights. Give support to the causes dear to your heart.

Make that appointment with the doctor, bank manager, grief counsellor, relationship specialist, lawyer, tax accountant, psychologist, nutritionist.

Quit whatever is doing you harm. Alcohol, cigarettes, junk food, your jittery Red Bull habit, bad relationships, toxic situations, those two donuts you sneak with your coffee every morning and then regret all day. This week is fabulous for making lasting change that kicks off with a big personal decision.

This week is the beginning of a very big month, energetically speaking. The choices and actions you make this week (or fail to make) will have lasting repercussions. Do all you can to be good to yourself, and true to yourself and your values.

Supportive crystals this week? Clear Quartz, Amazonite and Citrine. Helpful essential oils? Young Living’s Clarity essential oil blend, or  a combination (or singly!) of any of Rosemary, Orange and Cedarwood.

Holding you in my thoughts, prayers and meditations,

All my love, Nicole ❤ xx

PS: If you’re looking for a way to make the most of November, come join us for my #GeShiDoMo program. #GeShiDoMo stands for Get Shit Done Month, and it runs for the 30 days of November. It’s a structured and fun way to help you organise, prioritise and action the things that will create movement, positive change and results in your life. It will be $20AUD well spent! More details here.

Choosing Your Perspective

flowers from my garden

“If we are always arriving and departing, it is also
true that we are eternally anchored. One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things.”
~ Henry Miller

 

I have never been much good at arranging flowers. I’ve never had the eye for it.

That is, until I found myself suddenly vision-impaired as a side-effect of some medication.

Usually my friend Christine arranges flowers from my garden for me when she comes to clean my house. It’s such a simple thing, but her arrangements always give me so much pleasure. Whenever I tried to create an arrangement of my own they never looked as pleasing as Chrissie’s.

While I have been in the city, recovering from surgery, there have been no flowers in our little farmhouse. So now I am home I decided to have another go and do it myself.

It was easier this time. Everything is blurry, so all I had to do was cut some blooms from the garden, choose a vase (an old teapot!) and then begin. I found myself arranging them by placing a few taller flowers and then filling in the holes with colour. It became all about the colour rather than the individual flowers or their shapes. It became about emotion and flow rather than about getting it right, and suddenly I had a vase full of flowers that spoke to my heart.

All I’d needed was to change how I saw things.

It’s amazing what a simple change of perspective can do for you.

roses and gardenias

These flowers on my kitchen windowsill are in honour of my friend, Kate, who passed away 6 years ago. Every year on October 26 I pick the first gardenias for her. This year for the first time there was a red rose too. I felt that shift from grief to acceptance. I still miss her madly but I walk this world with the ghosts of so many departed loved ones at my side now that it has become oddly comforting.

 

I still can’t see very well (I have about 20% vision in one eye and 50% vision in the other) but I am back doing most of the things I always do – with some necessary modifications. I’ve also had some bonuses. As I watched a wedgetail eagle soar above our farm yesterday I realised that the giant bird left a momentary energy trail in the sky, which I could see as a river of colour behind it, mapping its flight path through the sky. It was breathtakingly beautiful.

This doesn’t mean that suddenly I am okay with vision loss. It’s been incredibly hard. At least once a day I teeter at the edge of a dark deep hole. It’s only recently I haven’t fallen in several times a day. Still not a day goes by that I don’t shed a quiet tear or become momentarily swamped by misery. Truth is, I would much rather have my sight.

But crying and feeling bad doesn’t help. It doesn’t solve anything. And after a while it just gets boring. It is what it is, and adapting works better for me than stubbornly resisting what is and being only okay if it all changes back to how it was before.

I do my best to focus on what I can do. I look at how I can adapt and keep moving forward. I search out alternatives and new solutions. I change my paradigm. Looking from a different perspective always helps. It’s one of my best coping skills.

How about you?

Where in your life right now would you benefit from a perspective shift?

Lots of people have been telling me how panicked they are, or how regretful, that this year is almost over and they never got done what they’d hoped to. You can keep looking at life from that perspective, but it essentially means that you give up on your cherished dreams and outcomes. It’s almost over – I’ll stop trying. It’s almost over – there’s no point in even starting.

What if you change that perspective? There are two months left until year’s end. That is time enough to create change and to forge a different result for yourself.

If you’d like to join us for a month of dedicated perspective-shifting and outcome creation, sign up for #GeShiDoMo – our November-long program for creating and completing goals – and finish 2016 strong. I’ve designed this program so that if you are really stuck you can ease back into momentum again. There are choices that allow for all kinds of goal-setting and achievement, and a special category for those of you who actually need to have less DOING and more BEING in order to find a path back to self-care and life balance.

There is always time to change our perspective and try life from a new angle. I know you’ll be glad that you did!

Sending much love to you, Nicole ❤ xx

flowers from my garden

It’s here! Presenting #GeShiDoMo

#GeSHiDoMo“A clear vision, backed by definite plans, gives you a tremendous feeling of confidence and personal power.”
~ Brian Tracy, The Gift of Self-Confidence

 

November is nearly here! It’s going to be one of the best months I have seen in years for getting things done, for major breakthroughs, for going after what you want, for creating momentum and for anchoring the foundation energies of health and in your life.

How can you make the best use of these energies?

Join us for #GeShiDoMo.

#GeShiDoMo stands for ‘Get Shit Done Month’. I have turned November into 30 days of focused and fun effort, all following a structure that helps you to truly get things done.

You might have One Big Thing, or a mass of smaller and unrelated things. You may actually need to stop DOING and take time for yourself and your wellbeing instead. #GeShiDoMo caters to several models of action – and one of them will suit your situation. It doesn’t matter what you want to get done – what matters is that you do it!

The #GeShiDoMo program is now live, and you can access it via my Shop. To join #GeshiDoMo costs just $20 Australian (That’s about $15USD). No matter where you are, you can join us, because the program is all run online via our own private Facebook Group.

Join Me Up to #GeShiDoMo!

#GeSHiDoMo Goals

What will you get when you join #GeShiDoMo?

  • A #GeShiDoMo Planner workbook to download. This Planner will help you to create your goals and tasks to complete in November. You get a proper system for organising and completing these tasks, so you can finally Get Shit Done.
  • #GeShiDoMo Bingo Sheets – sounds crazy, I know, but wait til you see them. Suddenly getting organised has become fun!
  • Access to our exclusive Facebook Page and Community, where this month of madness will unfold. It will be a place where you can share your progress and support each other.
  • Weekly videos to help you start strong and keep going.
  • Daily motivational tips.
  • Heaps of very cool competitions.
  • Super-Ninja fabulous prizes!!!
  • An Awesome Certificate of Completion if you get Get Your Shit Done by November 30.

You can use the next few days to work through the #GeShiDoMo Planner, ready for your own personal launch on November 1.

Want to join us?

It’s going to be so much fun!

And please – don’t worry if you are not raring to go. Throughout my life I have managed to Get Shit Done from bed or in my pyjamas, suffering major illness, and with almost no energy. I have designed #GeShiDoMo so that you can still kick goals even if you are not at match fitness. In fact, #GeShiDoMo is perfectly suited to people who are already too busy, too tired, too overwhelmed, and too unwell.

Let’s make November a month of accomplishment and a time for putting your own needs first. Imagine how you’ll feel on December 1 if you actually got some of your major To-Do list done!!! Click on the link below to go to my shop. Then follow the instructions on the #GeShiDoMo image.

Sign me up! Let’s #GeShiDoMo

See you in the Facebook Group. Lots of Love, Nicole ❤ xx

#GeShiDoMo

Introducing #GeShiDoMo – November’s answer to ending 2016 strong!

#GeShiDoMo

“You can’t plow a field simply by turning it over in your mind.”
~ Gordon B. Hinckley

“Achievement. Just another skill of a ninja.”
~ Jarius Raphel

 

2016 is almost at a close, and 2017 is looming large on our horizon. The energy of 2017 will be all about growing – and if we plant the right kind of seeds now, in the lush soil of 2016, 2017 will unfold before us in brave, delightful and unexpected ways.

But we need to sow those seeds first.

One of the things I have recently come to love about November is NaNoWriMo. NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month, which invites you to complete a 50 000 word manuscript draft in the thirty days of November. It’s insane, but also highly motivating, and there is great comfort and support in knowing that other equally mad people are also trying to crank out a crazy amount of words, and that you’re all in it together. I’ve completed several manuscripts during NaNoWriMo Novembers. It’s a great way to dedicate yourself in  a way that will produce an outcome.If you have young writers under seventeen in your household there is a place for them to join too – NaNoWRiMo Young Writers Program. (If you’re joining NaNoWriMo, come find me – my user name is ncwriter, and I’d love to be your buddy!)

No matter what my level of procrastination throughout the year, November has become a month where I know I will get words on the page.

But what if you’re not writing a novel? What if the thing you need to do is entirely unrelated to that but you love the idea of a dedicated month to work on a project?

Maybe you’ve got a goal you wanted to achieve, and now Christmas is almost here and you still haven’t made much progress. Perhaps you’ve got a To Do List as long as your arm, and nothing ticked off.

That, my friends, is why I have created #GeShiDoMo. #GeShiDoMo stands for Get Shit Done Month – and I am dedicating the month of November to #GeShiDoMo, so that we can arrive at December with a bunch of stuff ticked off and completed.

You might have One Big Thing, or a mass of smaller and unrelated things. It doesn’t matter what you want to get done – what matters is that you do it!

I’m launching the #GeShiDoMo program tomorrow, which will be delivered via Facebook, and because it’s online, no matter where you are you’ll be able to join in. There will be a link in my Shop, and all the details will be there for you.

What will you get when you join #GeShiDoMo?

  • A #GeShiDoMo Planner workbook to download. This Planner will help you to create your goals and tasks to complete in November. You get a proper system for organising and completing these tasks, so you can finally Get Shit Done.
  • #GeShiDoMo Bingo Sheets – sounds crazy, I know, but wait til you see them. Suddenly getting organised has become fun!
  • Access to our exclusive Facebook Page and Community, where this month of madness will unfold. It will be a place where you can share your progress and support each other.
  • Weekly videos to help you start strong and keep going.
  • Daily motivational tips.
  • Heaps of very cool competitions.
  • Super-Ninja fabulous prizes!!!
  • An Awesome Certificate of Completion if you get Get Your Shit Done by November 30.

#GeShiDoMo

Interested in becoming a #GeShiDoMoNinja? Stay tuned. It launches tomorrow at 4pm Brisbane Time. All the details will be in my Shop. There’s a #GeShiDoMo icon there now but it’s not active yet!

To join #GeshiDoMo will cost just $20 Australian (That’s about $15USD).

 

Year of ME Planner People

Happy News! If you are already a member of my Year of ME year-long, half-year or Deluxe group it’s free to join! You’ll be automatically added to our Facebook Group and the downloadable files will be send to you via Ruzuku.

 

It’s almost time to #GeSHiDoMo See you soon!

Love and encouraging hugs, Nicole ❤ xx