Living From Your Heart Space -Monday Oracle 7 January 2019


“Focus on your strengths, not your weaknesses.
Focus on your character, not your reputation.
Focus on your blessings, not your misfortunes.” 
~ Roy T. Bennett

Hello, Lovelies!

This year as I present our #MondayOracle I am dividing the year into Quarters, to correspond with all of us in the community who are using my YOM Planner. Each quarter of 2019 has different energetic themes, so I will choose an oracle or tarot deck that best supports those themes. For our First Quarter, which is all about developing your focus, alignment and direction I will be using the Peace Oracle by Toni Carmine Salerno and Leela J. Williams.

January is a month for planning, and for becoming clear about what matters to you. It’s a month for prioritising, honouring your heart and putting routines and acts of self-care into place for the year ahead. Keep that in mind as we look at the gifts of inspiration which the card Heart Space brings us.

Heart Space reminds us that when we listen to our hearts and do what we love – even if that is a hobby or something we fit into our downtime, like music or gardening or rollerball derby or baking bread – our life becomes richer and more satisfying. We can use these experiences that enrich us to top up the well of love inside us from which we give to others, and that also feeds our creative acts. This prevents us from burning out, running dry or moving into overwhelm and resentment.

This week give thought to the relationships, activities and places that nourish and nurture you. Think about how you can incorporate these into your life on a regular basis. This kind of self-care can be life-changing as it moves you back into energetic flow and aligns you with what matters most to you.

It’s a beautiful week for any kind of creative venture so bake, paint, craft, play, make, write, and create. Or go one further and sign up to a creative class or carve out some dedicated time and space for your art.

Most importantly, don’t just think about it. ACT ON IT! Make a deliberate effort to nurture your heart space this week. DO things that fill you up. Make time for yourself and your dreams, and for doing what you love. This is especially important if your life is stressful and demanding. And remember that what we focus on, multiplies. So focus on what makes you happy and what helps you to feel good about your life. Take your focus away from your problems and look to solutions or something that can bring an energy of gratitude to your life.

Heart Space teaches us that when we begin to live from a place of honouring our own needs, and become happier as a result of better boundaries, self-care and engaging in activities that nourish us we become magnetic to better opportunities, love, synchronicity and magic. All because we moved into flow…

In 2013 artist and teacher Shiloh Sophia McCloud paints on the floor of her studio near Santa Rosa, California, U.S. Image: Jonathan Lewis

Supportive crystals this week?

Green Jade works with your Heart Chakra to bring balance and integration of Body, Mind and Spirit. It is positive and nurturing, strengthening self-worth. Citrine (pictured) supports your Solar Plexus Chakra and sense of identity. It is a stone of abundance, clearing blocks of low self-worth and creating flow. Ruby Zoisite is a stone of transformation, helping you to be empowered in your life. It elevates your confidence and authority, and improves fertility, imagination and innovation. Green Aventurine supports you to be playful, joyful and optimistic about life. 

Helpful essential oils?

Grapefruit essential oil will promote optimism and help you to be able to feel into what uplifts you and makes you happy. It’s a super choice if you’re feeling a bit flat or blue. It’s a great blend for your diffuser this week if you combine it with Geranium and Palmarosa. Use 2 to 3 drops of each oil in your blend.

Palmarosa stabilises your emotions and rejuvenates you when you are feeling tired or emotionally battered and bruised. It’s gentle nature will help recenter you when you’ve lost your way.

Geranium is brilliant for helping you relax, unwind and get connected to your creative and intuitive essence. It will uplift you and stimulate creativity, self-confidence and emotional flow – all energies that are great for shifting you into a more positive space. If you’re an over-giver and your tank is dry, Geranium oil will fill you back up again. 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 inspiring pick-me-up. Put a drop in the palm of your hand, rub hands together and then inhale the aroma.

I’m passionate about essential oils and their capacity to support our wellness journey and our spiritual and emotional wellbeing. If you’d like to know more or want to source the oils I recommend and trust visit this site or contact me at channelnc@gmail.com

I have limited hard copies of my beautiful YOM 2019 Planner left. If you purchase one, or one of the Planner packs (that also have meditation malas or crystals with them) before midnight on January 7 I’ll gift you a month’s free access to my community and membership site (and a chance to win a year’s free membership!) so you can experience my work, and be well supported to start your year.

You can access the Planner and Planner Packs here in our store or read more about them here.

Go gently this week, and honour the callings of your heart.

Lots of love, Nicole ❤ xoxo

PS: Monday’s oracle card, ‘Heart Space’, is from the Peace Oracle. 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. 

Artist Yayoi Kusama – Picture by Go Itami

January 2019 Energies – A Month for Defining Priorities and Moving On Up!

“And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been” 
~ Rainer Maria Rilke

Hello, Lovelies 

At the beginning of every month, I will discuss the energies and gifts of the month ahead and how we can best use them to make our lives satisfying, meaningful and productive.

I also choose a card to support the energies of the month. The deck I am using this year is The Good Tarot by Colette Baron-Reid, and January’s card is Five of Earth.

What you focus on multiplies in January. 

That means you’ll need to pay careful attention to the words you use, the thoughts you have and the beliefs you hold.

It’s a great month for creating a Vision Board of images and words that represent your ideal life. Make an effort to talk about and think about the projects, relationships and possibilities that matter to you and inspire you.

Minimise talk and thoughts about your fears, doubts and worries.

This is a month to define your priorities and to identify the areas where you wish to see growth, improvement and progress this year.

It’s also a time to evaluate what hasn’t worked, what is no longer working, and
what is coming to an end.

Make use of this clarity with your planning sessions. Involve your family or team if you can and look for opportunities to connect and collaborate on shared visions.

January is a month to honour your heart, and for all forms of self-care and acts of well-being.

It’s a great month for putting new ways of eating, moving or working into place. Look to schedule regular walks, gym time, massages, hair appointments or whatever else will keep you looking and feeling good this year.

Put some holiday times in your schedule too.

Take the long view of your year ahead. It’s going to get busy fast, so use this
month to set yourself up for nurture and self-maintenance.

January also offers the opportunity to move out of poverty consciousness in any stuck area of your life and to and open yourself to new possibilities.

You’ll feel ready to keep the lessons from years gone by but to no longer
be defined by the past.

This is a month for clariryb and purpose – use this energy to define your priorities and to identify the areas where you wish to see growth, improvement and progress this year.  

It’s time to move on!

Above all, stay positive. Watch your self-talk.  Be aware of old beliefs and that critical or negative voice inside your head. Lovingly put it to one side and get started on building a better life for yourself.

It’s time to start working on your foundation and then grow things from there – sustainably and with a balance between work and everything else.

Best crystals this month?

Green Jade and Citrine

Green Jade works with your Heart Chakra to bring balance and integration of body, mind and spirit. Ut is positive and n urturing, strengthening self-worth.

Citrine supports your Solar Plexus Chakra and sense of identity. It is a stone of abundance, clearing blocks of low self-worth and creating flow. I

Essential oils to support your journey?

Combine Lime and Cypress Essential Oils for an uplifting and focusing diffuser blend this month.

Lime helps clear away stale energy, Use it to clear away the last vestiges of 2018, and any disappointments, hurts or negative emotions that the previous year brought your way. It brings a sense of optimism and renewal for body, mind and spirit.

Cypress is really like taking an energetic broom to the cobwebs in the corners of your life. It gifts focus and clarity, and is a beautiful oil for enhancing calm concentration. It supports being able to plan your life without being limited by self-sabotage or negative thinking.

I’m passionate about essential oils and their capacity to support our wellness journey and our spiritual and emotional wellbeing. If you’d like to know more or want to source the oils I recommend and trust visit this site or contact me at channelnc@gmail.com

Want to make the most of your year in 2019?

January is a great month to work on your plans and dreams. If you want a powerful tool to tap you in to your intuition and inner guidance, my YOM Planner can help you. We also have a wonderful membership community and a year filled with webinars, resources and learning. If you’d like to join us or buy the Planner all the details are in our Store – just follow the link at the top of the page or click here.

If you buy a YOM Planner or any of our Planner packages before midnight January 7 you’ll receive a month of membership free which also puts you in the draw to win a 2019 Membership with our YOM courses and community. You can access them here in our store or read more about them here.

Wishing you a transformative and uplifting month.

Lots of love, Nicole❤ xoxo

Choosing What Matters – Monday Oracle 15 May 2017

“Sometimes the dreams that come true are the dreams you never even knew you had.”
~ Alice Sebold

“If you want to identify me, ask me not where I live, or what I like to eat, or how I comb my hair, but ask me what I am living for, in detail, ask me what I think is keeping me from living fully for the thing I want to live for.”
~ Thomas Merton

 

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. ‘Destiny’ 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 Destiny bring for you this week?

Destiny reminds us, with love and wisdom, that this is our one beautiful life. These days will never be repeated. There is no second chance. No matter what other lives we may have, no matter what comes after this life ends, today is all we have, and we cannot rely on having a certain number of tomorrows.

What do you want to do with this one precious life? What do you want your days to look like? Your weeks? Your years?

I don’t mean what was expected of you by your family or your teachers or your culture. What you think you should do. What you think you have to do.  What you think it’s too late to change. And I don’t mean what you are doing now; what you trained for, what you fell into, what you’ve fought for or been handed . No.

I’m talking about what is in your heart. That secret dream, that desire, that urge, that longing, that curiosity, that idea which won’t let go.

Today is all we can be sure of. Destiny nudges our heart, and helps us to see what really matters, and if it matters to us then we must act to make it real for us.

So, my lovelies, what will you choose this week? What matters to you? What would you die regretting if you didn’t follow your heart on this?

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. Citrine opens us to ideas creativity and being able to accept help and opportunities. 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 Awaken essential oil blend, or a combination (or singly!) of any of Rosemary, Orange, Frankincense and Lavender. 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

Choosing Joy Now! – Monday Oracle for 20 March 2017

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh

 

Hello, Lovelies.

The oracle card I have chosen to guide us this week is ‘Joy’ from the Chakra Wisdom Oracle Deck by Tori Hartman.

If you read my forecast for March, you’ll remember that March is all about creating systems and structures which make your everyday life more supported and sustainable.

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

This week is a week for filling yourself up. Worry less about other people. Worry less about being judged. Worry less about your endless to-do lists and all the things you want to change about yourself.

Instead, give yourself over to life.

Go live it. Right now. Even though it’s not perfect. Even though you’ve been waiting until some mythical things from the future align, or you’ve ticked off enough tasks to allow you to feel that you can deserve whatever it is that your heart craves.

Just go live.

Live with gusto.

Run around in the sunshine. Dance in the rain. Go for a bike ride or a swim in the ocean. Get a massage. Go play in a bookstore or library. Groove to funky disco tunes at home in your pyjamas.

Meet your friends for coffee and cake.

Be silly with your kids and giggle like a two-year-old.

Hold hands with your beloved, and remember all the things you adore about them. Put your phone down and actually spend time with your sweetheart. Look into their eyes instead of into a screen.

Cry in sad movies. Stay up all night reading that book you can’t put down.

Use that beautiful soap someone gifted you that’s too pretty to use everyday. Drink out of the good crystal or the best china. Wear what makes you happy.

Joy reminds us to live now. So go do that, okay?

Flipside of that? This week be mindful about staying away from people and situations that kill your joy. Make plans to enable this to be more permanent if you have reached a place in your relationship or your job where being there is stealing your soul, rendering you into nothingness or breaking your heart.

Supportive crystals this week?

Citrine helps us to bring the sunshine back into our lives, and to think with optimism and clarity!  If you are ready to ask for what you need or to voice your thoughts and ideas choose a lovely blue Sodalite! Green Aventurine is the perfect happiness stone, helping to elevate our mood and our sense of gratitude for the everyday. Rose Quartz if you need a boost of love, kindness and nurture.

Helpful essential oils? 

Young Living’s Joy or Believe essential oil blends, or  a combination (or singly!) of any of Grapefruit, Basil, Geranium and Sandalwood. The Joy blend is fabulous if you are feeling anxious or uncertain, or a bit sad or stuck. It’s reassuring and uplifting; wonderful for gently shifting depression and self-doubt. I often wear it as a perfume. Believe oil is a super stress-buster that boosts feel-good energies and self-esteem. It smells so uplifting and pretty too. It’s my oil of choice in my diffuser this week.

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

Choosing Crystals to Attract Love ♥ Part 1

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“We accept the love we think we deserve.” 
~ Stephen Chbosky

So it seems that many of you like crystals, and the idea of working with crystals. And many of you have been asking me lately about love – how to love yourselves more, how to love others more, and how to attract love into your lives.

Crystals and love?  Seems like a perfect match to me!

In today’s post I’ll look at how to use crystals to increase self-love.  Self love is the foundation for any good relationship, and without it our relationship choices will not serve us well.

Tomorrow I’ll look at how to use crystals to help open you to better love relationships.

Good Crystals for Promoting Self Love

All you really need to do is choose a stone, and then wear or hold it, or keep it close by. An overview of that process can be found in the links below:

Choosing A Crystal

Cleansing and Connecting with Crystals

Here are some of my favourite crystals for self love.

Rose Quartz – An all rounder.  Great for self love, compassion, nurturing and gentle kindness.  Restores those depleted from over-giving. A very nourishing stone, strongly connected to the Angelic Realms.

Danburite – Heals the Inner Child within, promotes self esteem, and positive self talk. Helps you to value yourself.

Mangano Calcite – A stone with strong mothering energy, helps us to feel safe, loved and protected.  Useful in times of stress or trauma. Heals broken hearts and helps us feel worthy of love.

Watermelon Tourmaline – A delicious stone for getting you out of your head and back into your heart.  Promotes joyful self-acceptance, and a sense of playfulness. Removes guilt and inner conflict caused by critical self-thinking.

Citrine – A powerful stone for reclaiming your sense of self.  Helps you to value your own opinions and ideas, strengthens self esteem and identity. Attracts abundance and abundant thinking.  Unblocks creativity.  Promotes flow on all levels.

Green Aventurine – Such a terrific stone for joyful self-acceptance, inner strength, finding and investing in your own positive qualities, self-belief and self-esteem. Dissolves deep pain; especially emotional pain, self doubt or self-hatred.

Once you have chosen your stone, and cleansed and connected with it, you may also want to imbue it with a small program.  A program is just a simple thought or idea that you place into the crystal with your intent.  Crystals are a little like radio towers, transmitting their own special energetic qualities, as well as any other encoded energetic intentions.

If you’d like to program your crystal, have it with you, and then  follow the instructions in my simple 5-minute guided meditation:

Nicole Cody’s Guided Meditation for Programming Crystals – Self Love

May you know love in your heart today.  Bless ♥ xx