Intuitive Oracle Card Reading Challenge – Day 6

“It’s very simple; just look at your life to see where you’re heading. You’re always in a momentum of something.”
~
Maria Erving

 

In these last few days of our Challenge we’re going to look at what direction we can follow that will be meaningful and enjoyable for us.

Remember that using cards is a way to access your intuition and inner knowing. If a card comes up that looks negative or upsetting, consider that this may be a situation which can now be healed, a pattern to be broken, or an issue that is coming to an end. Universal Guidance and our own intuition always and only speak from love. Trust that all messages will have a positive and useful insight to help you learn, heal or transcend.

Each day’s Challenge will take the same format:

  1. Mini-meditation with your crystal
  2. Card of the Day
  3. Question of the Day Three card spread (optional)
  4. Self-Care action

Mini Meditation with your Crystal

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 you may experience colour, images or guiding thoughts. When you are ready, open your eyes.

Keep your stone near you, and hold it when you write. If any insights have already emerged take a moment to write them down!


Card of the Day – What is the most important decision or action I could make right now to improve my future life?

We have an incredible wisdom within us, informed by our soul, our intuition, our personality and our life experiences. Let that wisdom guide you now as you star to chart a way forward for yourself.

Shuffle your cards, while silently asking the question to yourself  What is the most important decision or action I could make right now to improve my future life?

When you have shuffled the cards and they feel ‘done’, select just one card. Place the card 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 the picture on the oracle or tarot card. What stands out for you? Is it an image or a colour? Is it a number or a word? What are your first impressions? 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 is the most important decision or action I could make right now to improve my future life? Take two minutes and just write some stream-of-consciousness thoughts down. Don’t censor or judge them. Trust the process. Finally, read back over what you have written.

Expect that more insights may come up for you during the day. Write anything important down in your journal so that you can continue to reflect upon it.

Question of The Day Three Card Spread (optional activity, if you have the time and inclination)

Knowing there is a decision or action we can work with right now moves us into a place of empowerment. What is the opportunity we’re being shown?

Return your Daily Card to the pack and shuffle the cards, asking the question ‘How can I best use this Insight?’  Choose three cards and lay them face down in front of you.

The card on the left is The Opportunity. The card in the middle is your Helpful Action. The card on the right is The Outcome.

1. Turn the first card over and let it give you insights into the opportunity and direction this decision or action could create for you.

2. Turn the second card over. This card shows you the way forward. Let it show you what you can do, what choices you can make, actions you can take, to get you moving forward in a positive and aligned way to create momentum, progress or change.

3. Turn the third card over. This card will help you gain insights into how acting on this opportunity can potentially transform your life

Write notes in your journal if this is helpful.

Self-Care Action

Based on the insights you’ve received from today’s cards, what small action can you take today to look after yourself well and to show yourself nurture and kindness? Write that down in your journal and make sure to action it!

Sending you love, and my intention that these insights from the Oracle Card Challenge illuminate your life in positive ways,

Nicole ❤ xx

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Intuitive Oracle Card Reading Challenge – Day 5

“I set out to discover the why of it, and to transform my pleasure into knowledge.”
~
Charles Baudelaire

 

Now we have a clearer understanding of where we are in our lives right now and how we got here, we’re going to look at what direction we can follow that will be meaningful and enjoyable for us.

Remember that using cards is a way to access your intuition and inner knowing. If a card comes up that looks negative or upsetting, consider that this may be a situation which can now be healed, a pattern to be broken, or an issue that is coming to an end. Universal Guidance and our own intuition always and only speak from love. Trust that all messages will have a positive and useful insight to help you learn, heal or transcend.


Each day’s Challenge will take the same format:

  1. Mini-meditation with your crystal
  2. Card of the Day
  3. Question of the Day Three card spread (optional)
  4. Self-Care action


Mini Meditation with your Crystal

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 you may experience colour, images or guiding thoughts. When you are ready, open your eyes.

Keep your stone near you, and hold it when you write. If any insights have already emerged take a moment to write them down!

Card of the Day – What direction does my natural curiosity want me to follow next?

We have an incredible wisdom within us, informed by our soul, our intuition, our personality and our life experiences. Let that wisdom guide you now as you star to chart a way forward for yourself.

Shuffle your cards, while silently asking the question to yourself  ‘What direction does my natural curiosity want me to follow next?’

When you have shuffled the cards and they feel ‘done’, select just one card. Place the card 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 the picture on the oracle or tarot card. What stands out for you? Is it an image or a colour? Is it a number or a word? What are your first impressions? 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 direction does my natural curiosity want me to follow next?’ Take two minutes and just write some stream-of-consciousness thoughts down. Don’t censor or judge them. Trust the process. Finally, read back over what you have written.

Expect that more insights may come up for you during the day. Write anything important down in your journal so that you can continue to reflect upon it.

Question of The Day Three Card Spread (optional activity, if you have the time and inclination)

Now we have an idea of where our natural curiosity wants to take us, it’s time to work out how we can use this insight. What is the opportunity we’re being shown?

Return your Daily Card to the pack and shuffle the cards, asking the question ‘How can I best use this Insight?’  Choose three cards and lay them face down in front of you.

The card on the left is The Opportunity. The card in the middle is your Helpful Action. The card on the right is The Outcome.

1. Turn the first card over and let it give you insights into the opportunity and direction your curiosity and intuition has shown you.

2. Turn the second card over. This card shows you the way forward. Let it show you what you can do, what choices you can make, actions you can take, to get you moving forward in a positive and aligned way to create momentum, progress or change.

3. Turn the third card over. This card will help you gain insights into how acting on this opportunity can potentially transform your life

Write notes in your journal if this is helpful.

Self-Care Action

Based on the insights you’ve received from today’s cards, what small action can you take today to look after yourself well and to show yourself nurture and kindness? Write that down in your journal and make sure to action it!

Sending you love, and my intention that these insights from the Oracle Card Challenge illuminate your life in positive ways,

Nicole ❤ xx


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Monday Morning Pledge

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“The beginning is always today.” 
~ Mary Shelley

There’s a great energy in the air for positive change and growth right now. And momentum can be created from the humblest of starts. This week I encourage you to take a pledge with me, to enable that change, and to get your life back on track. You don’t need to do anything major – just a few small consistent acts of self care. Feel free to omit or add in any points to customise the pledge for yourself. Don’t put pressure on yourself.  Just think about including some of these points daily and some of these points just once during the week.

Here we go…

Today is a new day, and the start of a new week. Everything can change for me this week. This can be the start of something wonderful.

Just for this week, starting today, I pledge the following:

To nourish my body with wholesome food.

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To nourish my mind with some time for learning or culture.

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To drink enough water.

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To stretch and move my body.

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To get at least one early night.

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To take one small step toward something important to me.

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To spend some time in nature.

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To connect with a friend.

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To speak kindly to myself.

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Wishing you movement forward, magic, and miracles.

Much love to you, Nicole xx

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Trust – A message from the Universe

“Don’t be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs.  Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger.  If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.” ~ Dale Carnegie

“You, down there? Get on with it!” ~ Rollo

**Today’s post comes to you courtesy of the Universe.  Read on…

“We know that you’ve been asking for a sign, that you’re looking for reassurance, and some confirmation.

So here it is.  Just for you.  Because we believe in you, and we trust in your outcome.

It’s normal, at the beginning of a long journey, in the middle of a long journey, to feel a little overwhelmed.

Alright, maybe a lot overwhelmed.

Starting up again from nothing is daunting.  Being brave enough to try one more time is  hard. One hundred thousand words is so many when all you have is an idea for a novel. The deposit for a house is enormous when you barely have a dollar to your name. When you haven’t exercised for a decade and your health has been let go, fitness may seem an impossible dream.

You may have a goal in mind where you’re not even sure how to get to your destination, or what the guideposts will look like along the way.

That’s okay.  In fact, that’s how it always is.

That’s why we wanted to remind you about something important that you seem to have forgotten.

No matter what your goal is, if your heart is calling you to try…

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all you ever need to do is trust, and take one small step.

The first step matters. Once you’ve taken that step, be brave and try another. That’s all you have to do.  One small step.  Another small step.

If you keep taking small steps, eventually you’ll be somewhere new, and your world, and you, will be very different.  You might not end up anywhere near where you thought you might be. Humans often can’t see that far ahead.

But we can. So we’re asking you to trust. Just trust and take that step.

The thing’s already written in your heart. The energetic plan’s already in progress. We’re conspiring in your success. All that’s needed now is a little commitment, and a little action.

So here’s what you need to do:

Commit to that small step.  Take that small step.  Repeat.

The synchronicities are up to us.  The helpful people and lucky breaks are too. Don’t worry about mapping out the entire journey.  That’s not your job – it’s ours!  We have a much better view from up here.

So, you have your confirmation.  Don’t put it off any longer.  Life’s grand adventure awaits!

Follow the path

Oh, and one other thing…

If you asked for a specific sign; you know, a unicorn or a hedgehog or a magic word, or your name written in pink magic marker on a white fluffy cloud, well, we want you to go ahead and open this box.

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See, we’ve thought of everything.  So no more excuses.  We believe in you, and you can do this. Go to it!

All our love and support, The Universe.”

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8 Psychic Messages – A Reading with Every Image ♥

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Who doesn’t love flowers! On my trip to Thailand I photographed many beautiful blooms, so I’ve selected some pictures to offer you as a soul reading to guide your week.

Instructions for using today’s post

Scroll down through the following images and then let yourself come back to the one you are most drawn to.

When you have chosen your image scroll further down for your soul message, designed to help you focus on guidance and direction.

Remember to let the colours of your image inspire you this week too – try to find a way to incorporate this energy as a crystal or a shade of clothing in your wardrobe, even a flower in your desk or table. It’s a fun and magical way to bring fresh energies into your life.

Love and Light,

Nicole ♥ xx

Golden Lotus

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Frangipani

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Pink Lotus

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Folded Lotus Buds

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Red Ginger

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Blue Butterfly on Green Leaf   (Okay, it’s not a flower, but I’m still including it!)

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Spider Flower

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Purple Orchid

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♥ The Healing Message and Gift of each Image ♥

Each image has a message for you. I have also selected a crystal to best support the message and energies of your chosen image.  You could wear or hold this crystal, pop it in your pocket, under your pillow or beside your bed. (If you’d like to know more about working with crystals click here) The Power Word is a word to remind yourself of the quality you most need and that you are strongly attracting right now.  You can turn it into your own personal mantra by saying “I choose ___________ ” (insert your Power Word). Your Magical Healing Environment is a place or activity you’ll find supportive and healing this week.

♥ Golden Lotus – Celebration of BEing.  There is a sense of possibility and new beginnings creeping into your life. Old worries, patterns and limitations will fall away. You are becoming more comfortable in your own skin.  Now is the time to enjoy each moment. Find gratitude for the many small blessings in your day. Trust that your life is unfolding as it should.♥ Best Crystal – TIGERS EYE  ♥ Power Word – BLESSINGS  ♥ Magical Healing Environment – Time on your own  Spend time in your own company to begin exploring these mental and emotional shifts. Take long walks, meditate, journal and listen to music.

♥ Frangipani – Companionship and Family. An ideal time for nurturing existing relationships and attracting new ones. Make the time to share a coffee or a meal. Plan a get-together, party, reunion or celebration. ♥ Best Crystal – UNAKITE  ♥ Power Word – CONNECTION ♥ Magical Healing Environment – Anywhere where sharing and friendship takes place. Join a club, team or a service group. Drop in on friends or create opportunities for friendship. Invite new friends and old into your life again.

♥ Pink Lotus – Speak Your Mind.  You’re considerate by nature. Maybe too much so sometimes.  There are opportunities now for you to change the dynamic in existing relationships by calmly and politely speaking your truth. Acknowledge your thoughts and feelings. Allow for the possibility of movement and positive change in places where there has been pain and stuckness. ♥ Best Crystal – PINK TOURMALINE  ♥ Power Word – HONESTY ♥ Magical Healing Environment – Sitting in your Truth  Nowhere to go but in! Spend time in contemplation and reflection. Do things that nurture your spirit. Say YES to what uplifts and inspires you and NO to what drags you down.

♥ Folded Lotus Buds – Physical Purity.  Ready for an overhaul?  Detoxify, exercise, change your diet and put energy into feeling the best that you can feel.  You are being called upon to honour the physical and to make peace with your body. Do all you can to care for and be comfortable with it. Seek healing. Make healthy choices. Don’t put this off any longer. It’s time to change!  ♥ Best Crystal – MOONSTONE  ♥ Power Word – VITALITY  ♥ Magical Healing Environment – Movement and Rest. Alternate between moving your body (walking, swimming, yoga, gym etc) and resting through massage, meditation, relaxing baths or an early night. Learn to work with the natural rhythm of your body.

♥ Red Ginger – Progress and Powering On. You are reaching a place of creativity and decisiveness.  Trust your instincts around business, study and career. Get clear about your goals and dreams and then make plans for the year ahead to bring those dreams to fruition. ♥ Best Crystal – CARNELIAN  ♥ Power Word – PASSION  ♥ Magical Healing Environment – Planning Time. Action is important, but right now planning the time ahead is vital, and will decrease worry and increase productivity, giving you a sense of direction and control over your own life. Spend time writing, planning, charting and getting it all down on paper.

♥ Blue Butterfly – Personal Growth You’re entering a powerful phase of growth and transformation. Expect life-changing realisations, revelations and visions. Expect teachers, courses and resources to present themselves to you.  Honour this journey of healing and emotionally growing up as you step solidly into who you are; and live from your heart, with a clear mind and a clear conscience.  The best for you is yet to come. ♥ Best Crystal – LAPIS LAZULI  ♥ Power Word – KNOWLEDGE  ♥ Magical Healing Environment – Learning Time.  Reading, thinking and reflecting is essential now. So is time spent with teachers and mentors. Apply your learning. Ask for guidance. And ask within as well as without.

♥ Spider Flower – Value and Honour Self.  Always, your pattern has been to judge yourself harshly, and to excuse away the insensitivities, faults and mistakes of others. But this needs to change.  You are a good person. You are kind. You see the best in others, and wish the best for them. It’s time to forgive yourself for all the perceived shortcomings and failures you see in you! It’s time to treat yourself with that same wisdom, compassion and kindness.  ♥ Best Crystal – ROSE QUARTZ  ♥ Power Word – ACCEPTANCE  ♥ Magical Healing Environment – Spending time doing what interests you  Listen to music that YOU love, eat or cook food that YOU love, watch YOUR choice of shows on TV, sign up for a class YOU want to do. Stop putting everyone else first and make one corner of your life all about you. That’s not selfish – that’s self care!

♥ Purple Orchid – Voices of Angels  A time of spiritual and creative awakening. You are being Guided by Loved Ones who’ve crossed over, by Spirit Guides and Angels, and by your own host of Muses.  Stay open to ideas, impressions, feelings, vision and dreams. You’ll be Guided to make breakthroughs in areas of your life where you have had blockage, pain, loss and sorrow for many years. ♥ Best Crystal – FLUORITE  ♥ Power Word – RECEIVING ♥ Magical Healing Environment – Inspiring Locales Concerts, theatre, art galleries, libraries, cathedrals, nature, travel, wild places, time with good people, book shops, antique stores, markets, restaurants, gardens, restful places – be inspired by the world around you.  Look for signs and messages everywhere.

PS – If you enjoyed today’s post you may also like:

Magical Cupcake Oracle

Animal Messengers

The Healing Power of Flowers and Fairy Blessings

 

Getting to the Heart of Things

There is a powerful journalling exercise that I use every so often. It is a very simple technique, but it never fails to give me clarity.  It also highlights areas of my life that aren’t working, shows me where my resentments and frustrations are, and uncovers my deepest dreams and desires.

It works best when you do this exercise for five continuous days (seven would be grand!).

You don’t need to write a lot – even a paragraph or two will do, but if you find yourself writing more that’s okay too.

All you have to do is sit down with a pen and paper and answer a simple question. Don’t over-think your answer. Let the words and emotions flow from you without judgement. Understand that you may uncover unexpected information, and that your answers will vary each day.  That’s okay.  And that’s also why you need to do this exercise over a whole week in order to get the most accurate picture of what’s really going on for you right now.

When you’re ready, there is the question I want you to answer.  Write these words at the top of your page, and put today’s date.  Then simply start writing…

Here’s your question:   What do I want?

Journaling for Spiritual Clarity and Connection – a 4 week course

There is a natural wisdom within us, a spiritual energy that can help us to stay centred in our truth.  This energy can guide us to make sound decisions, help direct our talents and gifts to contribute to the positive development of the wider community, and encourage us to care about ourselves and others.  This wisdom can help us with every aspect of our lives. Most of us know this energy as intuition. I consider it your Soul Wisdom or spiritual centre.

Intuition has often been seen as a woman’s gift, but it is a part of each human, male or female.  The more time we spend on left-brain activities such as working, paying bills, acquiring assets or power at work, the more masculine our energies become.  If we don’t also use our right-brain skills such as intuition, creativity and emotional perception we can create communication barriers between the left and right sides of our brain, and become unbalanced and unhappy.  This is true of both men and women.

As our world changes, there is a greater need for each of us to honour and balance both our masculine and feminine aspects, regardless of our gender.  Small changes can bring big results, so I’ve created a series of four journaling exercises to be done week by week over a month to help promote positive change and connection in your lives.

Why not try these simple suggestions over the next month, or to really give this a good go, do each activity for an entire month!  Each of these exercises will help to clarify and strengthen your soul connection and help you ‘hear’ that inner voice of wisdom within you.

The areas we will cover are:

Week 1 – All about my Body

Week 2 – All about my Mind

Week 3 – All about my Emotions

Week 4 – All about my Soul

I’ll post the first exercise tomorrow, and then each Monday we will explore the next topic.  All you need to join in is a journal and pen, and some time for yourself. I do hope you’ll join me for this next adventure of self discovery.

Love and Light, Nicole  ♥ xx