Hold True To Your Values This Week! – Monday Oracle 14 May 2018

“Because we always have a choice, even when it feels like we don’t.
~  A.C. Gaughen

 

Hello, Lovelies!

May is a month that empowers you to take the long view of your goals, and to make decisions and take actions that support those goals. We see that it is pointless to put ourselves under endless pressure. May supports sustainable action, and working towards our goals and dreams bit by bit, step by step.Keep that in mind as we look at the gifts of inspiration which the oracle card Guide of Swords brings us.

This week’s card draws heavily on the legend of Robin Hood who stole from the corrupt rich who were overtaxing society so that he could give the money back to the poor.

Guide of Swords reminds us to live from our values this week. Hold the higher ground. Stand up to bullies. Do what is fair and right and good. Live and lead by example. Be a lighthouse on a dark and stormy night, helping others to navigate safely. Don’t worry if the people around you don’t share the same views, or if they are behaving badly. Instead do all you can to live from a place of honesty, integrity and valour. These are old-fashioned virtues that still hold true even though they have fallen in popularity lately.

It’s a week where justice will be served, and the scales may tip in your favour if you have recently been wronged or unfairly treated. It’s a week for us to examine our position to determine if we could be doing more to support the causes that are dear to our hearts.

As we work towards our goals and plan our longer-term future this month we’re also being shown that sharing our success is important. Who can you help and how can you do that? Where can you make a positive difference in the world?

There is also a strong message within the Guide of Swords about the healing power of nature. If you’re overwhelmed by life go take a walk by the beach or through a forest, sit in the park at lunchtime, or spend time in your garden or with treasured pets. Nature helps us to come to a place of clarity, calm and wisdom. All we need to do is spend time there and find that connection back to our heart.

Supportive crystals this week?

Amazonite helps us to live bravely and from our heart, especially in regard to our creative projects. It will boost self-confidence and self-worth. Orange Calcite connects us to inspiration and our heart’s desires and is a wonderful beginner stone for tuning in to the spiritual realms. It’s great for all forms of creativity. Amethyst (pictured) helps us to tune in to spiritual guidance and also helps us to manifest and become clear about our life path. Garnet gifts us courage, fortitude and wisdom.

Helpful essential oils?

Helpful essential oils?

This week I’m loving Young Living’s Valor essential oil blend. It’s great for releasing old ways and old thinking, and for finding the courage to move in new directions. The fragrance of Valor is soothing and grounding and I find that it brings me instant calm when I am anxious or afraid. You can also use Young Living’s Peace and Calming Blend if you don’t have Valor at hand!)

Apply it to your pulse points at wrist, neck and over heart like a perfume. Place a few drops in your bath water. Diffuse it. One of my favourite uses is as a centering and reassuring pick-me-up. Put a drop in the palm of your hand, rub hands together and then inhale the aroma. (Here’s a simple three-minute meditation you can do using Valor or any of your favourite essential oils – click here)

Need an extra boost of encouragement? Try Young Living’s Believe essential oil blend. It’s fabulous in your diffuser while you work, or as a quick pick-me-up with a three-minute meditation. Believe 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 creating, writing or journalling, or working with cards for myself. 

If you can’t access these oils then use Sandalwood, Ginger or Rosemary.

Looking for ValorPeace and Calming or Believe blends? You can find the oils here.

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

All my love,

Nicole ❤ xx

PS: Monday’s oracle card, ‘Guide of Swords’, is from the Inner Child Cards – A Fairy-Tale Tarot. I use any cards shown as a prompt for channelled messages and my own own intuitive wisdom, so my take is sometimes quite different to the meaning found in a book. 

The Energies of March– 2018

Don’t you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can’t be exactly who you are.” 
~  Lady Gaga

Hello, Lovelies :)

March is a month for relationships, commitment to what matters to us, and for being unapologetically ourselves. The more we stay true to ourselves in March the more we will be able to manifest profound and/or quite magical changes!

Cards for the Month:

I’ve chosen two cards for March for you: one from Colette Baron-Reid’s The Enchanted Map and one from Steven Farmer’s Earth Magic Oracle. Please note I don’t use these cards in a conventional way, but rather as a stimulus for channeled information.

Here is what I have received from each card:

“At the center of your being
you have the answer;
you know who you are
and you know what you want.”
~ Lao Tzu

March is a month for rediscovering ourselves and owning who we are without apology. It’s great for examining or creating our plans, goals and dreams, and for exploring our relationships with ourselves and others. Really dive deep this month with your journaling and planning. 

Ask yourself the big questions about how you feel about things, what you believe in and what you stand for. Don’t be surprised to find that your views have shifted since the last time you checked in with yourself. It’s a month of strengthening confidence about our life or business direction, and for feeling ready to share our ideas, gifts or talents in bigger ways.

The second card I’ve chosen is LOTUS FLOWER. 

A flower blooming in the desert proves to the world that adversity, no matter how great, can be overcome.
~ Matshona Dhliwayo

March is a relationship-centred month. Love and friendships can blossom in March, so make sure that you have time for socialising and for spending time with friends, family or your love interest. It’s also a strong month for fertility and creativity, so take that into account in your planning. Anything you want to grow will grow well in March – babies, gardens, projects, hobbies, new ideas. Nurture them and sing them into being.

Finally, March is a month for getting off the fence, committing to what matters to you and stepping back from the things and relationships about which you are indifferent or out of synch. Commit to the things that you want to make work and that you care about – the relationship, the health plan, the writers’ group, the local environment campaign, the business you want to start or need to build on, or whatever else is your thing. If you’re not sure what you want to do use this month to get clarity. You will!

Best crystals this month?

Amazonite and Clear Quartz

Amazonite helps you to stand in your power and be brave in putting yourself and your ideas out into the world.

Clear Quartz amplifies your intuition and your ability to tune in to Universal and Personal Wisdom.

Essential oils to support your journey?

Young Living’s Abundance blend is my choice for March. Containing orange, patchouli, frankincense, clove, ginger, myrhh, cinnamon and spruce it has a rich spicy aroma and I find it very grounding and centering. I love this oil for helping me get into a space of allowing, receiving and flow. If ever I feel out of sorts, unworthy, undeserving or out of alignment Abundance is my go-to oil. Usage: A drop over your heart and on your wrists as a perfume and/or on crown of head, back of neck and behind ears work well. So does diffusing the oil of putting a few drops in your bath water.

Want to make your own blend? Each of the following oils will work beautifully on their own but they’ll also make a great combination for diffusing. Orange is uplifting, busts stress and helps us overcome self-doubt. Frankincense elevates our mood and promotes spiritual connection and intuition, Patchouli reduces inflammation and stress in the body and it helps us to feel deserving and open to abundance, Myrhh is a deeply spiritual oil – it’s a resin with a smoky sweet and slightly bitter smell which helps link our left and right brain bringing balance, calm and centering.  (Frankincense and Myrrh are said to be two of the three gifts brought by the three wise men to the baby Jesus, the third gift being gold.) To diffuse add 2 or three drops of each oil to your room or personal diffuser. You can find the oils here.

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Wishing you a love-filled, satisfying and wonder-full March.

Lots of love, Nicole❤ xoxo

Selflessness or Self Sacrifice? – Monday Oracle 11 September 2017

“There are two kinds of guilt: the kind that drowns you until you’re useless, and the kind that fires your soul to purpose.”
~ Sabaa Tahir

Hello, Lovelies!

If you read my forecast for September, you’ll know that it’s a month of possibility and expansive energy, of change and curiosity, and of starting small projects that may take a long time, but that we care about deeply. Keep that in mind as we look at the gifts which the oracle card Guilt brings us this week.

So, what awareness does Guilt bring us this week?

The overwhelming message this week is to stop doing for others what they could do for themselves, and to use your time on what matters to you!

Expect strong emotions this week, and use them as your compass. Projects, people and places may call to you. Maybe you want to dive right in to a new art project. Perhaps you’re deep in a renovation and all you want to do is keep going while your energy is high. You may feel compelled to spend time in nature, or hanging out with a friend. Or maybe you’re the opposite and you’ll feel the need to disconnect and be on your own for a while to recharge your batteries.

You may also be feeling guilty, resentful or angry because there are relationships, duties or tasks calling on your time, and you’d rather be somewhere else, doing something else!

Your emotions will help to show you your priorities and what truly matters to you on a soul level this week. Look to what excited you or engages you. Tune in to any anger or resentment you feel too. That will also tell you something. If you are tired of being the one who puts in all the effort in a relationship, if you’re feeling guilty because you’re spending time with someone out of duty when you’d much rather be anywhere else, if you’re pretending not to mind supporting someone else when really you feel taken for granted – all of these situations show you clearly what isn’t working for you.

This week pay attention to your feelings and let them show you where to put more of your energy and where to put less. It’s not selfish to look after your own needs, and there is little point in wasting precious time and energy on people and situations who have little regard for your efforts.

If self-sacrifice means you are sacrificing yourself in order to please or appease others then the price is too high. Selfless giving doesn’t cost your soul – it fills you up with love or gratitude or satisfaction instead. Make sure your service comes from selflessness! (How can you tell the difference? Tune in to your feelings. Are you drained {self sacrifice} or filled up {selflessness}? There’s your answer.)

This week brings great emotional clarity about life priorities, but with that clarity may also come the realisation that you can’t keep doing what you’ve always done. It may suddenly become urgent for you to make changes that allow what’s important to you to take more space in your life. That’s okay. Honour your needs and make those changes.

Supportive crystals this week?

Ocean Jasper is a healing stone that promotes deep rest and relaxation, that attunes us to our feelings, and that gives us perspective and clarity with projects and situations. Rose Quartz is a stone of love and nurture – the crystal world equivalent of a great big reassuring hug, a soothing cup of tea and a best friend to hold your hand through life’s challenges. Amazonite will help you to bravely make changes.

Helpful essential oils?

Each of the following oils will work beautifully on their own for you this week, but they also make a delicious combination for diffusing. Frankincense elevates our mood and promotes spiritual connection and intuition, Lavender keeps us in flow and relaxed,  Ylang Ylang opens our hearts and is supportive when we feel anxious or overwhelmed, and Orange for joy, gratitude and optimism. To diffuse add 2 or three drops of each oil to your room or personal diffuser. You can find the oils here.

Image from www.fragrantica.com

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

PS: Monday’s oracle card, ‘Guilt’, is from the Chakra Wisdom Oracle Deck by Tori Hartman. I use any 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. 

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This is No Time for Perfection! – Monday Oracle 4 September 2017

“Ring the bells that still can ring 
Forget your perfect offering 
There is a crack in everything 
That’s how the light gets in.” 
~  Leonard Cohen

Hello, Lovelies!

If you read my forecast for September, you’ll know that it’s a month of possibility and expansive energy, of change and curiosity, and of starting small projects that may take a long time, but that we care about deeply. Keep that in mind as we look at the gifts which the oracle card Perfection brings us this week.

So, what awareness does Perfection bring us this week?

  1. Start where you are, and offer what you have. Don’t wait for it to be perfect or you may never have anything to offer and that fruit (your good ideas or early work and enthusiasm) will wither and die on the vine.
  2. Plant seeds, even if they will take a long time to bear fruit. (It’s an analogy, loves. What I mean is this – start writing your book, begin that study course, craft the beginnings of the gigantic hand-made quilt, tidy the first drawer in the first cupboard of the first room in your house, submit your work or application for that competition, exhibition or new position. And yes, plant that garden that won’t fruit for ages!)
  3. Own the perfection of who you are, and speak and act from that space. This is simply about being yourself, and owning your skills, talents and preferences, rather than being ‘perfect’. Living for yourself and being true to that, rather than living to please or appease others.
  4. Let other people see your flaws and imperfections, especially in new relationships, especially with your tribe, community or clients. Keep it real. Real works. Real gifts you the possibility of a solid foundation on which to grow, rather than creating a house of cards where you dwell in fear that it might be blown down in the first slight breeze.

This week work on being happy with yourself, and on making the decisions and choices that fit the longer-term vision of how you would like you and your life to be. Let go of perfection that holds you stuck and worried. Just get on with it and do the best you can.

 

Supportive crystals this week?

Ocean Jasper is a healing stone that promotes deep rest and relaxation, and that attunes us to nature and our surroundings, helping us to feel at home wherever we are, including feeling at home in ourselves. Rose Quartz is a stone of love and nurture – the crystal world equivalent of a great big reassuring hug, a soothing cup of tea and a best friend to hold your hand through life’s challenges. Amazonite for being brave in putting yourself and your ideas out into the world.

Helpful essential oils?

Each of the following oils will work beautifully on their own for you this week, but they also make a delicious combination for diffusing. Frankincense elevates our mood and promotes spiritual connection and intuition, Lavender keeps us in flow and relaxed,  Ylang Ylang opens our hearts and is supportive when we feel anxious or overwhelmed, and Orange for joy, gratitude and optimism. To diffuse add 2 or three drops of each oil to your room or personal diffuser. You can find 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

PS: Monday’s oracle card, ‘Perfection’, is from the Chakra Wisdom Oracle Deck by Tori Hartman. I use any 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. 

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

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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Time to Let Go and Move On – Monday Oracle 22 May 2017

“The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.”
~ Steve Maraboli

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. ‘Release’ is from the Chakra Wisdom Oracle Deck by Tori Hartman.

If you read my forecast for May, you’ll remember that May brings beautiful heart-nurturing energies, helping you to move towards love, forgiveness, inner peace and emotional freedom.

So, what gifts does Release bring for you this week?

We are often weighed down in life by emotional burdens, especially in relation to our past. These burdens take the form of  anger, fear, loss, shame, guilt, rejection, hate, resentment, judgement, abandonment, failure, injustice, poor decisions, mistakes, sorrow, pain.

This week we are encouraged to let go of the past. To forgive. To walk away. To close doors. To move on.

Why do we need to do this? Not for others. For ourselves. We can end up living in our heads, living in the past, wasting all of our precious life force on what was or what could have been. What we could have said or done differently.

But we can’t change the past. Our power lies in this moment. And when we can forgive and let go of the past so many things can change for us. So many things can open up or come into our lives.

Walking away from old patterns and behaviours that hurt us, diminish us or derail us. Yep, Release speaks to the support available for you this week to address these things.

Release is also about turn-arounds. Draining and negative situations will come to a close. Solutions will be found. New perspectives and knowledge will become available. Help will show up. If you’ve been looking for a sign, perhaps this is it!

It’s a week for us to embrace hope, love, forgiveness and compassion. A week for us to remember that we are not alone, that answers can be found, that we can move forward, and that we are truly loved.

Supportive crystals this week?

Rhodonite is great for supporting us to follow our hearts. Snowflake Obsidian will help to remove old negative self-talk and replace it with optimism. Amazonite gifts us courage to speak the truth and to act from truth.  Red Jasper will keep you grounded and emotionally supported if you need to move through trauma or anxiety in order to make changes.

Helpful essential oils?

Young Living’s Release essential oil blend, or a combination (or singly!) of any of Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Frankincense and Lavender. Release essential oil blend smells grounding and uplifting. We use it as a working tool on our retreats to help facilitate emotional clearing and spiritual shifts. Just rub a drop together in the palms of your hands and then breathe in and wipe through your aura.  A few drops in the bath are wonderful too. You may want to dilute with a drop or two of a base oil such a sweet almond or coconut before applying directly to the skin. Rub onto the back of your neck for instant effect. 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

You might find these posts helpful too:

Knowing When To Let Go

What To Do When You’re Forced To Let Go

The Art Of Surrender

How To Deal With Toxic People

Burning The Past – A Ritual For Cleansing Pain

Get Yourself An Ugly Journal

The Energies of July – 2016

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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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