January 1, 2017 – Guidance for the Year Ahead

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“The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.”
~ Barack Obama

 

Happy New Year, and welcome to the energies of 2017!

New Year’s Day is always a special time for me. I like to welcome the day with meditation, and then spend some time over the course of the day contemplating my year ahead, asking for spiritual guidance, and writing in my journal and my Year of ME Planner.  For me it is a day of planning and dreaming, and spending time with people and activities that matter to me.

I have one tarot deck that I use only for the first day of the new year.  For over 25 years I have worked with this deck as a touchstone to set the themes of my year ahead so that I might live with greater awareness and understanding.  I don’t use the cards as a predictive tool – rather I use them for reflection, and to seek guidance about qualities, actions and perspectives that might benefit me over the next twelve months.

I also ask for one card for you – to give YOU guidance over the year ahead.  This is my personal interpretation of that card for you, and the energies of 2017 as they unfold in front of us.

Take what resonates as truth for you, and discard the rest.

 

 

THE PRINCE OF DISKS – Insights for 2017

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“Why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me.” ~ J. K. Rowling

 

“It’s not what we do once—it’s what we do once a day… day in and day out… every day that brings lasting change into our lives.”
~ Toni Sorenson

 

What a big, big year of endings and shift we experienced in 2016. It was also a year of closing out age-old energies, and preparing ourselves for the new energetic era and the first energetic cycle within this era that 2017 represents.

2016 was a year of clarification, endings, beginnings, decisions and breakthroughs. It was a year for dealing with big issues and neglected areas of our lives. For family dramas and ancestral healing. It was also a time for sowing the seeds of who we want to become as the energy of a new cycle unfolds.

2017 is the first year in this new cycle, and the Prince of Disks is showing us the way. The Prince of Disks reminds us of the importance of holding to our vision, even if we are only at the beginning of a long journey. It’s a card of great hope.

There are so many determined souls stepping forward now, and being born, who hold within their hearts the blueprint for positive change. This change may not come quickly. The way to change may at times be hard, but the Prince of Disks holds to the course and keeps making slow steady progress in the direction of his dreams.

Prince of Disks reassures us. Life might be difficult, and there may be many problems facing us, but there are souls among us who are striving for solutions to the problems in our world. Prince of Disks represents all the souls who are committed to creating a better world, one determined step at a time. We all have our part to play now.

2017 is our Ground Zero. Our new beginning. This is our year for tending to the gardens of our souls. First we must plant any seeds not yet in our gardens, so that we can create a life of our conscious choosing. Then we need to be the caretakers of that garden. We need to nurture and feed our dreams. We need to weed out self-doubt and any limiting behaviours or attitudes. This needs constant gentle attention. It can sometimes be monotonous work, tending to these young seedlings that represent our hopes and dreams. We might not see results straight away. We will realise that our vision may take years to come to fruition, but we also understand something as we toil away at this thing we believe in. It feels good to help things grow.

That’s what 2017 is all about – GROWTH. It is a year of rich potential and new beginnings. A year of coming unstuck and moving towards the light. It is a year of change and of hope. It’s a year where you can remake yourself, put
yourself back together, renew yourself, grow. You can do this for yourself. You can do this for the world.

Your feet are already on the path. Your heart knows which way it wants to go. The Prince of Disks calls you on. There is much power in starting. Starting creates movement. Movement creates momentum.

Prince of Disks advises us that we can overcome limiting beliefs and behaviours. We can have dominion and authority in our own lives. It’s a time to break free of addictions. It’s a time to step away from the old, and to embrace the new.

It is also a year that promotes strong intuitive and psychic development, and a strengthened ability to connect to our own inner voice and personal wisdom.

We’re reminded that routine gives us structure and strong foundations. We’re reminded that small steps can take us a very long way indeed if these same small steps become consistent.

2017 becomes a foundation year on which so many good and true things can be built.

What will you begin this year? What will you craft for yourself, your family, your community or the wider world?

 

I’m wishing you a year rich with meaning, and filled with love, support, kindness, well-being and flow. Go be the change. Go be yourself. We need you more than ever.

Bless ♥ Nicole xx

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PS – Want a system and support to help you make 2017 a great year for you? In life or in business? Check out my Year of ME Planner – 2017 and community. It has everything you need! And you’ll be among friends. We’d love to welcome you in, and share this journey together.

What Are You Ready To Give Up?

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“Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I’ve done it thousands of times.”
~ Mark Twain

 

Tomorrow, the 17th of December, sees the beginning of the energies of the new year arriving.

2017 will show her face early this year. So that means today truly is the last day of the old 2016 energy (and of the energy of the entire era that started before the birth of Christ and has been staggering to its eventual end from 2012).

Today is a fabulous day for giving something up.

Something that no longer serves you.

Something that holds you back.

It might be a habit, a behaviour, an attitude, a limiting belief, a relationship, a food group. 🙂 But whatever it is, you already know that you’d be a lot better without this thing in your life.

There is enormous support and energy available to you today as you decide to give something up so that you don’t carry that stinking old pattern into the bright clean new year.

You might need to give it up for ever, or simply for a while. You might need to just change your relationship with this thing.

So, what will you give up today?

It’s time.

Sending masses of love and support your way,

Nicole <3 xoxo

 

Doing The Scary Thing Is Good For Us!

 

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“There is no illusion greater than fear.”
~ Lao Tzu

 

I did the scary thing last night.

In front of quite a large group of people I sat in trance and brought my Guides through so that they could address the group directly.

I wasn’t sure how it would go. I wasn’t sure if anyone would even want to come. But I decided to be brave and put it out there and then see what happened.

 

I’m no stranger to channelling. I’ve been doing this for almost thirty years. I teach it. I spend hours in this state every week.

But still…

I always have a dialogue in my head before I begin.

What if nothing comes through?

What if I make a fool of myself?

What if personal things about me end up being disclosed that I may not have wanted known?

What f I stuff it up?

You’d think that after all this time those voices would be quiet by now, but no. I have learned to let the dialogue happen, and to ignore it at the same time.

 

Last night I channelled in front of a group and something wonderful happened. Like it always does, every time I channel in front of a group. People in the audience heard messages just for them. My Guides were able to speak and get their messages out in ways that truly helped other people. My audience had a good time. They found some things out about themselves that will help them to continue on their own path.

Yes, Sokli managed to find a way to talk about poo. Yes, Rollo was his usual cheeky self and said things that would have made me blush and disclosed personal stories about me. It was still okay. It was okay because it was real, and I was able to be vulnerable and to trust this big group to be gentle with me in my vulnerability – and they were.

Thank you to everyone who came last night! It was a terrific evening, and I’m looking forward to having more evening channelling sessions next year.

 

What are you holding back because of fear? What do you fear to put forward, in case it doesn’t work, or you are judged for it, or _________________ (insert your own list of fears and worries)

Until mid December we have this wonderful opportunity to plant seeds of goals and dreams for the future by taking some small action step towards that thing now.

What could you do to take you closer to your dream? To take you closer to living a more authentic and satisfying life?

Take that tiny step. I promise it will be worth it.

Holding space for you to be all you came here to be,

Nicole <3 xoxo

Dear Sensitive Souls, Are You Feeling These Intense Energies?

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“Highly sensitive people are too often perceived as weaklings or damaged goods. To feel intensely is not a symptom of weakness, it is the trademark of the truly alive and compassionate. It is not the empath who is broken, it is society that has become dysfunctional and emotionally disabled. There is no shame in expressing your authentic feelings. Those who are at times described as being a ‘hot mess’ or having ‘too many issues’ are the very fabric of what keeps the dream alive for a more caring, humane world. Never be ashamed to let your tears shine a light in this world.”
~ Anthon St. Maarten

 

Are you feeling it? This intensity? Are you feeling exhausted for no good reason, or overwhelmed? Struggling to get through the day? Carrying an unusually big burden of oppression, worry or emotional stress, no matter how good your life might be?

Lovelies, it isn’t just the supermoon.

There are a few other factors at play.

There has been a massive recent shift in the earth’s crust and in the fluids that run beneath our feet. That’s part of the reason New Zealand experienced the earthquake this week that has released an enormous flow of positive ions (the same kind as from solar flares which exhaust and unground you). There are more adjustments to come.

These shifts under our feet, and some of the astrological factors at play, are deeply affecting sensitive people.

As we approach 2017, and the energies of 2016 and the energetic era that concluded with 2012 finally come to a close, there is flux and change in the air.

Big change. Big flux.

It’s so destabilising for sensitive people.

What can you do? Plenty.

Spend time in nature, and with your loved ones. It’s an excellent time to channel and connect to your guides and energetic team. Meditate, pray, and send love into the world, and to all those you love.  Especially, send love to those you feel are not living from their heart or who feel isolated or excluded from the community.

It’s a great time for rest. Lots of grounding and plant energy in and on and around your body, because the plants are still grounded and grounding, even though there is so much positive ionic activity around us. Essential oils that will help include lavender, vetivir, sandalwood, elemi, orange and cedarwood. Crystal help? Black tourmaline, red jasper, green aventurine, selenite, amethyst and hematite.

Be really discerning about who you spend time with. These energies will be trawling up emotions for lots of people, which may make interactions tense or difficult. Put your psychic raincoat on and let it all slide off you. Don’t engage (especially if you feel fragile or vulnerable), don’t enter into arguments – all of this just escalates these destabilising energies.

All of us are levelling up as we step into the energies of 2017. For some people this is an easy thing. For others it will be a massive undertaking.

Work on your shit, close doors, let go of what isn’t working. Think about how you want your life and your world to be and take steps now to make that happen. Even tiny steps count. It’s not enough to think about it. In November we’re sowing seeds for the year ahead. We’re all connected, and our individual actions will always affect the whole. Don’t ever think that you can’t make a difference. We need you more than ever!

Trust that 2016 is a game changer on so many levels. Do all you can to nurture and sustain yourself until we get back to solid ground.

Holding you all in my thoughts, prayers and meditations,

Nicole <3 xoxo