The Energies of September – 2016

“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

 

 

Hello, Lovelies :)

Welcome to September. It’s such a lovely heart-centered month. A month for simplifying. For focusing on what matters. For fresh starts and timely endings.

Cards for the Month:

I’ve chosen two cards for September 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:

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“Anyone can plot a course with a map or compass; but without a sense of who you are, you will never know if you’re already home.”
~ Shannon L. Alder

September helps us to honour our inner voice and intuitive wisdom, allowing us to truly begin to know our heart’s calling. A sense of inner peace comes to us as we finally start to own our truth, and to live from that place. This month we see things from a higher perspective. Old relationships, trials, failures and obstacles lose their sting, and we see how many of these things have helped us to become who we are and to develop a depth and wisdom we would not otherwise have had. We can put down the guilt or resentment.

We start to see the learnings instead of just the pain.

Our energy can flow again after all of that stuckness.

We can also call on this inner wisdom to illuminate areas of our life that are out of harmony for us, so that we can take action to bring them back into alignment with our core values, or set them free.

It’s a liberating and peaceful month, and yet it will also be one of strong personal growth and transformation. Take some quiet time just for you this month. It will be worth it.

 

 

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“Flexibility is the greatest strength.” ~ Steven Redhead

The second card I’ve chosen is Flexible. This card reminds us to put our dreams front and centre, even if it means that we need to get creative about how we do that.

This month we need balance, but it serves us to be able to remain flexible in our attitudes and actions. All kinds of unexpected directions and opportunities will present themselves, and if we remain rigidly locked into a plan we may miss the best thing that could have happened to us in ages.

You’re encouraged to listen to your body. If you’re exhausted, rest. If you are on fire with an idea, then burn the midnight oil.

Let go of your need to be right. Instead, embrace an attitude of curiosity and a willingness to learn new things.

Don’t get bogged down in how something is supposed to look or behave. Let go of cherished outcomes and keep an open mind instead.

This month can give you the breakthrough you need, if you are open to it!

 

Best crystals this month?

Opal is a stone that links heart and mind – wonderful for being able to tune in to our own inner wisdom. It helps us to see, understand and truly know ourselves, and is uplifting and kind in its energies. It also promotes creativity and inspiration.

Any kind of opal or opalite will do. Go with what you are drawn to.

Golden Healer Quartz is quartz crystal with the inclusion of iron oxide within or on the outside of the crystal, giving it aspects of colour that look pale lemon, golden or even burnt orange. Golden Healer is a master healing stone that restores your natural energy and vibration after periods of lower vibration, negativity, illness or stuckness. It promotes positive communication, and positive thoughts towards self and others.

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Rock from my own collection!

 

Essential oils to support your journey?

Try this sublime diffuser blend of 6 drops of Geranium, 4 drops of Coriander, 2 drops of Pettigrain and 2 drops of Sandalwood. This fragrance is fresh and light, and promotes feelings of happiness and wellbeing. My fairy friend Sokli calls this her Happy Days! blend.

You could also use any of these oils on their own.  You can find the oils here.

 

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Need some extra encouragement, support or inspiration?

Try these posts:

Honouring Your Intuition – Why Aren’t You Doing It?  –  An explanation of what intuition is, and how you can tune in to yours.

Trusting Your Instincts In Relationships – Using intuition to navigate our relationships.

Magical Owl Oracle – Messages of inspiration and guidance just for you!

Simplicity Is A Choice – How simplifying your life can be a satisfying choice.

Guided Meditation For Anchoring Soul Awareness – A simple guided meditation to tune you in to your own soul’s wisdom.

 

September will rocket some of you ahead so far that you’ll look back and wonder how so much change could have happened in just one month. For others, the change will be more subtle, but it will still be a month of transformation.

Embrace it! And remember to keep a little downtime for rest, dreams and planning.

Sending all my love to you, Nicole ♥ xx

 

The Energies of July – 2016

Image from maariaelvira at flickr.com

Image from maariaelvira at flickr.com

“Do what you think is right. Don’t let people make the decision of right or wrong for you.”
~ Steve Maraboli

 

Hello, Lovelies :)

I apologise for this one being a little late, but I promise there is plenty of month left in which to apply all of this information.

July is here, and a it’s a big one! It’s a wonderful reminder of everything we’re becoming, and everything we are leaving behind.

Having said that, you may also experience some flatness or even a few rough emotional patches this month. Why? Because if we’re on the wrong path, or doing things for the wrong reasons, we’ll find that we just can’t keep going the way we did in the past.

 

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:

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“Walk free from the long shadows cast by small people.”  ~ Fennel Hudson

 

It’s a big bittersweet call to action this month. We are being asked to simplify, and to be true to ourselves above all else. We need to clear space to think, to do, to be. It’s time to truly honour our own priorities, even if it ruffles a few feathers. Or worse.

What other people think of us? Less important that what we think of ourselves. Other people’s plans for us? Not important, compared to our plans for ourselves. People who take and never give back? We have no time for them in our lives right now. Or maybe… we’re done there.

July wants us to be really clear about what it is we’re doing, and why we are doing it. If you’re doing something to win approval, to seek fame, to please someone, then it’s likely that this month you’ll find yourself questioning why you made these choices, or why someone else is more important than you and your dreams. (Note: if you are working with my Year of ME Planner this may mean that you may really question or will want to modify your One Big Thing. Don’t be too hasty to change. Let yourself sit with it all and know that there is plenty of time for reflection. After your initial reactions you may also realise that your first choice was right after all!)

July also toughens us up. Not our hearts. Our hearts will stay open. But that practical, protective part of you will step up and protect – you! It’s a big month for standing up for yourself and your dreams.

This may also mean that the person you are standing up to is an outmoded version of yourself who is hell-bent on keeping you safe and stuck. Ouch. Growing hurts, sometimes. But it can hurt good too.

 

 

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“The thing about being catapulted into a whole new life–or at least, shoved up so hard against someone else’s life that you might as well have your face pressed against their window–is that it forces you to rethink your idea of who you are. Or how you might seem to other people.”
~ Jojo Moyes

 

The second card I’ve chosen is New Life. It’s a fabulous encouragement, and something to hold onto this month if things get a little bumpy.

We are truly beginning to know and value ourselves. We might not necessarily know what we want yet, but we’ll be beginning to be oh-so-clear about what we can’t keep doing and what we don’t want anymore. It’s a great month for stretching our wings and trying something new. It’s a great month for new directions and beginnings.

There is so much opportunity ahead of us, and so much potential within us. But we can’t do everything. We need to simplify and make our choices clear.

Pay attention to that last bit. We can’t do everything. Be a specialist to get things done and to get the results you need. No-one can be all things to all people. It also takes so much stress away when we narrow down our focus to a few specific areas or goals.

New Life also reminds us that it’s okay to try something new and then decide we don’t like it. That’s all part of the process of becoming clearer. Be deliberate and mindful this month. Give yourself time to think deeply, but also give yourself rest and integration time.

 

Best crystals this month?

Charoite and Amazonite.

Charoite is a great stone for releasing fears and stepping into the fullness of who we are. It heightens spiritual connection and helps us live from our soul, rather than our mind.

Amazonite is a sweet stone for speaking up, and for imbuing us with feelings of personal empowerment. It lends us courage and strengthens our ability to stand in our truth. Calming and comforting.

 

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 Lavender, Lime and Rosemary. Lavender calms and centres us, Lime provides optimism and inspiration, and Rosemary allows us to be clear and focused in our thinking. To diffuse add 2 or three drops of each oil to your diffuser to create a blend for getting clear, letting go and moving on up! You can find the oils here.

Image from www.artfile.ru

Image from www.artfile.ru

 

Need some extra encouragement, support or inspiration?

Try these posts:

The Power of Positive Self Talk  –  Why speaking well to yourself changes everything, and some ideas to get you started.

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.

Magical Leaf Oracle – Choose a Magical Leaf 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.

 

July is the kind of month where your life direction can change forever, and where you can finally identify and begin to break free of whatever might have been holding you back. It’s worth grabbing hold of this energy with both hands!

Sending all my love to you, Nicole ♥ xx

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Day 12 – Oracle Card Challenge

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Image from www.linkedin.com

“We often miss opportunity because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work”
~ Thomas A. Edison

 

Opportunities and Possibilities

As we become more aware of our current position, we are able to begin charting a path forward. Today we’ll work with your intuition and Higher Self to begin choosing a destination that will be personally satisfying and energetically aligned with your best life.

Here’s what you need to do.

Take your crystal, and complete this short guided meditation:

Hold your stone in your cupped hands, close your eyes, and slow your breathing. Bring white light into your body until you feel peaceful and calm. Then bring white light into the crystal too. Allow yourself to connect to the stone. You may feel it tingle, or visualise a colour in your mind’s eye. When you are ready, open your eyes. Keep your stone near you, and hold it when you write.

 

Now shuffle your cards, while silently asking the question to yourself ‘What opportunities and possibilities are lighting my horizon?’

When you have shuffled the cards and they feel ‘done’, select up to four cards using the method that feels right for you.

Place the cards face up in front of you.

Clear your mind by closing your eyes and taking one deep breath in and then out. Open your eyes again. Take a minute and look at each picture.  Then come back to the first one.

What stands out for you today? Is it an image or a colour? Is it a number or a word? What are your first impressions? What thoughts come into your mind?

Write these down in your journal.

 

Now let’s go a little deeper. What feelings or words does this card evoke in your mind when you think about the card and its images in relation to the question ‘What opportunities and possibilities are lighting my horizon?’ Take five minutes and write some stream-of-consciousness thoughts down. Don’t censor or judge them. Trust the process. Draw a second card for clarification if you need to.

Repeat this process for each card.

Finally, read back over what you have written. Begin to create images in your mind of what these opportunities and possibilities could look like for you in your life.

Day 8 – Oracle Card Challenge

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Image from www.linkedin.com

“Everyone wants to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”
~ Oprah Winfrey

 

Finances and Money Opportunities

Having enough money, creating financial flow, and enjoying a position of financial security – these are the things that help us to live our best life. It is impossible to be our best self or to share our talents and gifts in the way our soul had intended if our life is a constant struggle, and if security eludes us.

Here’s what you need to do:

Take your crystal, and complete this short guided meditation.

Hold your stone in your cupped hands, close your eyes, and slow your breathing. Bring white light into your body until you feel peaceful and calm. Then bring white light into the crystal too. Allow yourself to connect to the stone. You may feel it tingle, or visualise a colour in your mind’s eye. When you are ready, open your eyes. Keep your stone near you, and hold it when you write.

 

Now shuffle your cards, while silently asking the question to yourself ‘What do I most need to know about my finances and money opportunities?’

When you have shuffled the cards and they feel ‘done’, select three cards using the method that feels right for you.

Place the cards face down in front of you.

Clear your mind by closing your eyes and taking one deep breath in and then out. Open your eyes again. Turn over the first card and look at the picture.

The first card is your current situation.

What stands out for you today? Is it an image or a colour? Is it a number or a word? What are your first impressions? What thoughts come into your mind?

Write these down in your journal.

Now let’s go a little deeper. What feelings or words does this card evoke in your mind when you think about the card and its images in relation to the question ‘What do I most need to know about my finances and money opportunities?’ Write some stream-of-consciousness thoughts down. Don’t censor or judge them. Trust the process. Draw a second card for clarification if you need to.

 

Now turn over the second card. The second card is your area of action – the place where you need to make conscious choices or changes. It shows you either problems to be overcome or opportunities to be explored. Repeat your examination of the second card and journal any insights.

 

Turn over the third card. This card shows you your potential outcomes, based on the action you take arising from the first and second card. OR it can show you what will happen if no action is taken. You’ll know what you are being shown based on what information and emotions come up for you. Journal your results.

Finally, read back over what you have written.

*Note – this simple three card spread technique can be very useful for looking at situations in some depth.

Some simple money affirmations below:

The Energies of June – 2016

“It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tired into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one destiny, affects all indirectly.”
~ Martin Luther King Jr.

 

 

Hello, Lovelies :)

Welcome to June. June is a month for plugging ourselves into the wider world. It’s a perfect time for creating or joining teams, for travel, for organising help, for forming new relationships and strengthening our relationship with ourself.

Cards for the Month:

I’ve chosen two cards for May 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:

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“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.” ~ Helen Keller

 

June is all about connection. Connection to friends and family. Connection to social networks, connections in the workplace, and connections to the world-wide-web. No matter who you are, or where you are, look for opportunities to reach out and connect with other people. Have you been thinking of someone lately whom you haven’t seen for a while? Call them up, invite them for coffee, or drop by and say hi.

Travel. Get out and see a little bit more of your corner of the world, or further afield. Let June have a little adventure in it for you!

Everyone needs a team, and June is the perfect energy for expanding yours. Your team is anyone who helps you in some way. Your dentist, the person who makes your coffee in the morning, the place where you buy your groceries – all of these people are as much a part of your team as the people you work with or your family members.

We all need to help each other, and having a team we can rely on is vital to sustainability, wellbeing and managing stress effectively. Teams amplify energy and creativity. They relieve our burdens and help us all to grow.

June reminds us not to overreach. The thing we don’t enjoy doing or aren’t good at is someone else’s favourite thing, just as you can do things easily that other people might find hard. Who needs you on
their team? How could you help them?

June is also about where you can make a difference.
Take time this month for connecting with people who are important to you, and who make you feel good. Build your team. Put your hand up to be part of someone else’s. How can you be the solution to someone else’s problem?

 

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“Fair exchange is no robbery.” ~ L.A. Banks

 

The second card I’ve chosen is Exchanging Gifts. It’s a sensible message of caution that supports the initial card about connection.

This card reminds us that there needs to be fair energetic exchange when we put our talents and gifts out into the world. Don’t work for free unless you need the experience or you are happy to donate your time and efforts.

Don’t give time (or any other gift) to those who won’t value it. Limit your exposure to the users of the world, especially those who are habitual takers in your life.

Be generous with praise where it is deserved, and support where it feels right. Sometimes our payment is in the satisfaction of having lived true to our values – helping another who had nothing to give in return.

This month you can make incredible progress in your life. Don’t let it be derailed by people who are selfish and clueless and who make it all about them. Set clear boundaries and make sure to hang out with people who encourage and uplift you.

 

 

Best crystals this month?

Moonstone helps us to tune in to the energies of the people around us. It supports empathy and intuition, and is a gentle and reassuring stone for developing psychic ability.

This is a super stone to wear as a ring, bracelet or pendant.

 

Carnelian is a joyful stone of creativity and passion that helps keep us motivated,
inspired and energised. Wonderful if you feel depleted or exhausted as it provides a great boost to your physical body.

Image from www.gem.agency

Image from www.gem.agency

 

Essential oils to support your journey?

Try this sublime diffuser blend of 6 drops of Lemongrass, 5 drops of Joy (a Young Living blend) and 1 drop of Vetiver. This fragrance is uplifting, refreshing and the Vetiver gives that touch of grounding. If you don’t have Vetiver use a drop of Cedarwood instead. Instead of Joy you could substitute 2 drops of Geranium, 2 drops of Ylang Ylang and 1 drop of Bergamot. My fairy friend Sokli calls this her Wake Up Happy! blend. You can find the oils here.

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Need some extra encouragement, support or inspiration?

Try these posts:

Unworthiness Issues – Or Why Am I Freaking Out When Things Are Finally Going So Well?  –  Some reflections on our self-sabotaging behaviours and limiting beliefs.

What does happiness look like to you? – Happiness can be found in simple things. This post gives some examples and suggestions for creating your own happiness list.

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

Meditation for Healing your Relationship With Money – A guided meditation for finding better ways to connect with the energy of money and worthiness.

Life Lucky Dips – Why you need them! – Tips for starting small and getting out of stuckness.

Do What Makes Your Heart Sing – Life is precious, and this post will help you to remember why you need a team. Because you have so many things in this life that only you can do, and the rest of the tasks can be shared with others.

June is a month for living a little more loudly, a little more joyfully, a little more fully. It’s a month for connection and reconnection. For adventures and for honouring your value. Enjoy this fabulous month. I know I will , as I travel around Asia and Europe on my own big adventure!

Sending all my love to you, Nicole ♥ xx

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The Energies of May – 2016

 

“Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.”
~ Judy Garland

“If you end up with a boring miserable life because you listened to your mom, your dad, your teacher, your priest, or some guy on television telling you how to do your shit, then you deserve it.”
~ Frank Zappa

 

Hello, Lovelies :)

Welcome to May! May is a delicious month, and her energies are kind, supportive and expansive. Let me share some observations about the energy of the month ahead, as well as a few suggestions for embracing all that May has to offer.

Cards for the Month:

I’ve chosen two cards for May 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:

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“We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.”  ~Evelyn Dunbar

 

May’s energies are encouraging us to share ourselves and our gifts with the world. Even if this is in the smallest of ways, we’re being asked to live more joyously, more authentically.

Most of us have hidden aspects of inner selves for so long that we’ve forgotten those parts of ourselves. Or they are dusty and rusty from lack of use. May celebrates the essence of 2016 and this new vibration that our world has moved into – collaboration, community, cooperation, connection, inclusion.

It’s time, you see, to be who we are.

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Image from www.quoteslo.com

It isn’t just about what you have to share with the world. It’s about simply being more authentically you in the world.

Like toe-socks? Wear them with pride.

Don’t like coffee? Be a proud tea drinker instead.

Whatever your preferences, quirks or points of difference, May is the month to embrace them. And then, if you’re brave, be a little more public and a little more vocal about being yourself and doing your thing – without the need to validate, excuse or apologise.

If you have something to offer out in the wider world, know that there are others who are waiting for the thing you’re holding back. It’s time. Take tiny steps if you must but do put one foot in front of the other as May urges and cheers you on. May is a brilliant month for breaking through and developing some momentum.

Got something to launch? Hello, May! May is your month for unfurling those tightly held buds and beginning to blossom.

The main thing to embrace about May though is simply this: Just be YOU. Out and proud about being yourself. Shining from within, so that your inner light begins to light the way for others to do the same.

 

 

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“Happiness is not a goal…it’s a by-product of a life well lived.”  ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

 

The second card I’ve chosen is Milk and Honey. This card reminds you that now is the time for incorporating activities into your life that nurture, sustain and inspire you.

May is a month for celebration of both the special and the ordinary moments in life. For feeding our souls as well as our bodies. For taking time to engage in pleasure and gratitude.

 

So often we rush through life, busy-busy, and forget to take time to enjoy the place that we live, the people around us, and all of the goodness life has to offer.

May is a faster energy month, after our April of being cocooned and going slow. Pay attention to your diet this month. Eat foods that heal and energise you, but remember to have the occasional treat-day, where you can indulge in the activities and foods that give you pleasure.

All this introspection, soul-searching and hard work is going to pay off, you can be sure of that. In the meantime enjoy the journey, or at least give yourself moments of light and joy amidst the everyday grind.

 

Best crystals this month?

Green Aventurine is a stone that promotes joy and happiness. It helps our inner child to sparkle and come alive, so that we rediscover our sense of humour and curiosity, our sense of adventure and our appreciation for life.

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Smoky Quartz helps us to let go of old patterns and negative thoughts, and to feel safe with change. It is protective, grounding, and very reassuring.

 

Essential oils to support your journey?

Try this uplifting and energising diffuser blend of 4 drops of Geranium, 2 drops of Lemongrass, 2 drops of Lavender and 2 drops of Rosemary. My fairy friend Sokli calls this her Happy, Brainy, Balanced blend. You can find the oils here.

 

Need some extra encouragement, support or inspiration?

Try these posts:

Guided Meditation for Orienting Soul Awareness –  A simple guided meditation to orient your conscious awareness to your beautiful Soul energy. It will help align you to your Highest Expression of Self, making you more magnetic to positive energy, love and abundance in your daily life.

What does happiness look like to you? – Happiness can be found in simple things. This post gives some examples and suggestions for creating your own happiness list.

Fairy Oracle – Messages of Guidance and Support – Choose a Fairy and receive a message just for you!

Why Do You Keep Running From The Thing You Want? – A post for those of you who are having trouble committing to, or starting out towards your dream.

Do You Really Need To Start with a Grand Gesture? – Tips for starting small and getting out of stuckness.

The Thirty Second Power Pause – How 30 seconds can be enough to centre yourself and bring your focus back to what matters

 

May shows you the beauty within you, and all around you. Expect to see new possibilities, to have unexpected doors open and opportunities and synchronicities light your way. It’s a time for growing self-confidence and personal clarity, and a time for reconnection to the things which give us joy and satisfaction.

Sending all my love to you, Nicole ♥ xx

Designing Your Future – Today!

“If you do not yet know where you fit, I suggest you try seeking it in receptive silence.  I used to walk amid the beauties of nature, just receptive and silent, and wonderful insights would come to me.” ~  Peace Pilgrim

 

Today is a wonderful day to set aside some time for creating a long-range vision for your life. Not what you want to do this year or next, but where you want to end up, years from now.

If you followed along with my mini-retreat you can sit in meditation with your Higher Self, or your Guide or Angel. Think about where your life could take you and ask for guidance and clarification using the techniques I have shown you.

Or simply make yourself a cup of tea, sit down with your journal and let yourself dream a little. Think about the following things:

  • Where do you want to be living?
  • What work will you do?
  • Who will share your life?
  • How will your health and body be?
  • What activities will fill your day?
  • Anything special that you’re doing or enjoying?
  • What things will you have already accomplished?
  • What dreams will still be left to achieve?

When you have some answers gift yourself ten minutes to sit or lie with your eyes closed, seeing yourself at that place in your future timeline. Allow yourself to see and deeply feel yourself having and being these things, and doing these activities. Luxuriate in your vision. Create in great detail and colour. Know that everything starts first as a thought and then, empowered by feeling, it is birthed into the world.

Use today to begin to create a new reality for yourself – one you can grown into that will fill your heart with joy and comfort.

Love and hugs,

Nicole

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