A Perfectly Wonderful Week For Adventures – Monday Oracle 3 December 2018

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.
~  Roald Dahl

 

Hello, Lovelies!

December is a month for planning and dreaming, interspersed with fun, curiosity, friendship and celebration.  Keep that in mind as we look at the gifts of inspiration which the oracle card Child of Wands brings us.

This card heralds delightful energies for a week of adventure. For some people that means outings, unexpected invitations or a sudden strong yearning to break free and go do something different instead of being shackled to routine and boredom.

You’ll also find a note of optimism creeping in, and a newfound appreciation for the small details of your life and the world around you.

It’s a week of surprises, inspired thinking, emotional shifts and big breakthroughs. You’ll have an extra store of emotional courage and personal bravery this week, helping you to put yourself out into the world. Child of Wands reminds us that we can go beyond our current limits, and that we can choose to see ourselves and our lives differently – so that a new and brighter future becomes possible. Map those ideas out and begin making a plan. Ideas are no good if they have no action to back them up and turn them from thought into reality.

If you’re a creative soul you’ll find the ideas literally pouring into your brain and body this week, and you’ll feel itchy for some kind of outlet for the expression of all of this energy. Make sure you take the time to capture those ideas in a recording or on paper. Then make a start, no matter how small. It could end up being a life-changing project for you!

Supportive crystals this week?

Petrified Wood promotes compassion, wonder, curiosity and benevolence. It is a stone for healing old hurts and allowing hope back into your heart. Amazonite helps you to live bravely and from your heart, especially in regard to your creative projects. It will boost self-confidence and self-worth. Orange Calcite connects you to inspiration and is great for all forms of creativity. Green Aventurine (pictured) helps you to relax into the flow of life, tapping you into the joy of living and that wonderful feeling of gratitude.

Helpful essential oils?

Hands down it’s Geranium again this week. Geranium is such an underestimated essential oil. With its sweet floral scent it’s brilliant for helping you relax, unwind and get connected to your essence. It will uplift you and stimulate creativity, sensuality and emotional flow – all energies that are great for shifting us into a more creative 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. (Here’s a simple three-minute meditation you can do using geranium or any of your favourite essential oils – click here)

For relaxing, enjoying life and lifting your mood try any of these oils on their own or in combination – Wild Orange, Lavender, Geranium, Frankincense and Cinnamon Bark. Cinnamon gives that lovely spicy Christmassy feel to a blend, helping put your house in the holiday mood.

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

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, ‘Child of Wands’, 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. 

Energies of December – 2018

“What you have to decide… is how you want your life to be. If your forever was ending tomorrow, would this be how you’d want to have spent it? Listen, the truth is, nothing is guaranteed. You know that more than anybody. So don’t be afraid. Be alive.” 
Sarah Dessen

Here we are, Lovelies  –  December! We’ve managed to navigate the big energies of this year. We’re still standing. And the energies of the month ahead will truly help is to enjoy December and the gifts it brings.

December is a month for planning and dreaming, interspersed with fun, curiosity, friendship and celebration.  Hooray!

Cards for the Month:

I’ve chosen two cards for December for you: one from Colette Baron-Reid’s 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 channelled information.

Here is what I have received from each card:

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much”

~  Helen Keller

Now that you’ve had a year of becoming strong in yourself, of connecting to your creative essence, of living from your truth and from your heart you are well positioned to think about your life unfolding in front of you  –  what you want to keep, what you want to build on and what  you want to change. This month give some thought to that. Journal and explore these things. Let your examination of your life lead to clarity, decisions and a plan for future action.

Include your friends, family and work colleagues in your life planning discussions if that’s relevant for you. In this new era of co-operation, connection and community it’s good to remember that we are not in this journey alone and that some of our strongest decisions will come from that collaborative process of talking, sharing and expanding upon ideas and feelings.

The second card I’ve chosen is Childhood. 

“Nourishing yourself in a way that helps you blossom in the direction you want to go is attainable, and you are worth the effort.” 
~Deborah Day

 

The other gift of this month is the need to celebrate and take pleasure from the life and relationships we have already created. Drop any cynicism and get out of your head and back into your heart. Be childlike in your sense of wonder  and enjoyment.

Plan time for that connection with people, with pleasurable activities, with shared adventures and shared tables.

Live! Enjoy! Connect! Share! Look ahead to festivities and adventures beyond this month too.

What life moments can you celebrate or plan for in the months and years ahead?

Any little trips you can make  –  around the corner or even around the globe?  Devote some time to enjoying life, and for finding new things to explore or be inspired by, this month and then next year and beyond. Love and be invested in your life now, while planning for more goodness and meaning as we move towards 2019.

Best crystals this month?

Petrified Wood and Green Aventurine.

Petrified Wood promotes compassion, wonder, curiosity and benevolence. It is a stone for healing old hurts and allowing hope back into your heart. (Don’t you love this pink! The earthy tones of the wood have been enhanced by the mineral manganese as it petrified, turning the wood pink as it became stone)

 

Green Aventurine helps you to relax into the flow of life, tapping you into the joy
of living and that wonderful feeling of gratitude.

 

Essential oils to support your journey?

My choice for oils that will support focus, clarity and planning this month are Peppermint, Rosemary and Lemon. Choose one or all of them for your diffuser – they work beautifully together.

For relaxing, enjoying lift and lifting your mood try any of these oils on their own or in combination – Wild Orange, Lavender, Geranium, Frankincense and Cinnamon Bark. Cinnamon gives that lovely spicy Christmassy feel to a blend, helping put your house in the holiday mood.

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

Image from juicingforhealth.com


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

Lots of love, Nicole❤ xoxo

PS – Want a bargain? Today is the last day that my Pre-Order Packs will be up in our shop. We’re already processing and sending out our beautiful Planners, Meditation Malas, Crystals and extra goodies. I’d intended for December 1 to be the day when all of our Christmas and New Year products and membership options went live but yesterday I needed to attend to client and family emergencies and didn’t have a chance to sign off on all our changes. So you can expect them to be up tomorrow. That means you’ll be able to buy the Planner or Mala on their own. Meanwhile, if you put an order in for a pack today you’ll save money AND I’ll throw in a little extra magical surprise with your order. Use this link to check out the packs and to access the shop.

Monday Oracle – 27 November 2017

 “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi

Hello, Lovelies!

November is a month for knowing ourselves deeply, for healing old hurts and for prioritising and redesigning our lives so that they better represent the person we are and the person we want to become.

Keep that in mind as we look at the gifts which the oracle card Impasse brings us.

So, what awareness does Impasse bring us this week?

This week we find ourselves at breakthrough point. The things that have held us trapped begin to dissolve or come unstuck.

For some people this will be a gentle easing – a simple shift that brings a gradual return to power or direction, or a slow dawning realisation that changes everything. This could be the introduction of one tiny achievable daily habit, or a decision not to drink alcohol during the week, or the urge inside you to clean the house or buy some new clothes and freshen up your appearance. Perhaps the shift will be towards acceptance of something, so that your circumstances don’t change but your attitude does (think acceptance of your illness, or of your partner leaving, or that who you are is who you are and maybe it’s time to be okay with that). The shift will be small enough that you don’t fight against it, so the change will sneak in slowly and you’ll have adjusted and re-calibrated to that shift before you fully understand just how momentous it will be for your life.

For some people there will be a light-bulb moment this week: a thought, an idea, a conversation, a resource from which inspiration comes. ‘That’s it!’ you’ll think to yourself as something lights up inside you. Suddenly you’ll know what to study, what to offer, what to call yourself, what to do. It will all make perfect sense and you’ll have answers to problems you’ve grappled with for months or even years, and the beginning of a clear path forward.

For some people the clearing of obstacles this week will be sudden and even violent. Things will change fast. There will be endings, beginnings, urgency, discomfort or pain as you are required or forced to move forward. If you don’t choose life will choose for you, or someone else’s choices will turn your world upside down. It’s as if you’ve been swept up in some crazy tsunami. Remember this: keep breathing! Know that your job is to keep your head above water and trust. The turbulence will eventually subside. The waters will calm. You’ll wash up some place far, far from here and when the shock wears off you’ll see that this is a much better place, and that you could have got here no other way.

This is a week for overcoming obstacles, dissolving inner blocks, rediscovering momentum and clearing the way for major change.

If you’re deep in this process seek help to clear, ground and integrate these energies and changes. But don’t fight it. Flow, flow, flow in all you do.

Supportive crystals this week?

Clear Quartz lifts your vibration and opens you to flow. It is a highly spiritual stone, encouraging self-reflection and helpful for hearing messages and receiving signs or direction that can assist you on your journey. A clear quartz cluster will be extra supportive for you this week! Iolite illuminates your depths and helps you to see what’s hiding, and what you’re not seeing – a beautiful stone for boosting self-belief. Green Aventurine opens you out into possibility, tapping you into the joy of living and that wonderful feeling of gratitude. Unakite opens your heart to love, and draws love, friendship and helpful people to you. It helps you to overcome feelings of isolation or loneliness.

 

Helpful essential oils?

I’m loving Young Living’s Envision this week. It’s an oil blend I often use in my workshops and retreats to help my students connect to inner wisdom and intuition. It helps us to see a greater possibility for ourselves. Use Envision for spiritual connection, inspiration and breakthroughs. Dab a drop on your Crown Chakra, back of neck, over your heart, wrists and the soles of your feet, inhale directly or add to your diffuser. 

Want to make your own blend? Each of the following oils will work beautifully on their own for you this week, but they’ll also make a delicious combination for diffusing. Vetiver will calm and ground us, promoting emotional balance, Lavender keeps us in flow and relaxed, Ylang Ylang opens our hearts and is supportive when we feel anxious or overwhelmed, and Bergamot brings 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 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, ‘Impasse’, 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. 

Upgrading Our Self-Belief – Monday Oracle 6 November 2017

“In all affairs it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.” 
― Bertrand Russell

Hello, Lovelies,

Another great week ahead for us this week! 😀

If you read my forecast for November, you’ll know that it’s a month for knowing ourselves deeply, for healing old hurts and for prioritising and redesigning our lives so that they better represent the person we are and the person we want to become.

Keep that in mind as we look at the gifts which the oracle card Faith delivers.

So, what awareness does Faith bring us?

This week we see our limitations, and at the same time we begin to understand that we can move past them. We also see where the limitation was only a perception, and that we may have been thinking wrongly about ourselves or a situation.

The energies of this week make us aware of the fear we hold inside and the stories we tell ourselves over and over again at the first hint that something may not work out as well as we’d planned. In the past these fears have held us rooted to the spot, terrified of acting, in case… well, our head fills that space with an ever-expanding list of things that could go wrong. To which we add the voices of our negative teacher from the second grade, that mean girl who bullied us at high school, our disapproving parent and the friend who is always helpfully pointing out our faults and issues.

Faith connects us to a higher perspective this week, from our own Higher Self, our Angels, Guides, Ancestors and God. All we need to do is become quiet in ourselves, let ourselves become peaceful for a moment and then listen. Listening is a full-body thing; we need to be open to every sensation, image and thought.

From this new place of understanding we can move past fear, we can create a new reality, we can move from stuckness to that place of possibility, we can forgive ourselves and tell ourselves better stories that help instead of hindering us as we strive to live our best lives.

Supportive crystals this week? 

Green Aventurine moves you past old blockages and stuck thinking, tapping you into the joy of living and that wonderful feeling of gratitude. Iolite illuminates your depths and helps you to see what’s hiding, and what you’re not seeing – a beautiful stone for boosting self-belief. Orange Calcite connects you in to inspiration and is a wonderful beginner stone for tuning in to the spiritual realms. It’s also great for all forms of creativity. Ocean Jasper is a healing stone that promotes deep rest and relaxation, that attunes you to your feelings, and that gives you perspective and clarity with projects and situations.

Helpful essential oils?

I’m loving Young Living’s Envision this week. Use Envision to promote positive thinking, optimism, and to emotionally connect you to your dreams, goals and Highest Good. Dab a drop on your Crown Chakra, back of neck, heart, wrists and the soles of your feet. Rub a drop together in the palms of your hands and inhale directly or add to your diffuser. 

Want to make your own blend? Each of the following oils will work beautifully on their own for you this week, but they’ll also make a delicious combination for diffusing. Frankincense elevates our mood and promotes spiritual connection and intuition, Lavender keeps us in flow and relaxed,  Rosemary for clarity and mental focus, and Orange for feelings of calm, peace, 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 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, ‘Perception’, 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. 

*Want to turbocharge your November with a fun and friendly way to get stuff done? It’s not too late, and we have great prizes to be won, including a year’s subscription to my Year of ME course, planner and membership group. Come join us for #GeSHiDoMo – Get Sh*t Done Month. More details here.

 

 

A Week For Clarity – Monday Oracle 30 October 2017

The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.
~ W.B. Yeats

Hello, Lovelies!

You’re going to LOVE the energies of this week. 😀

If you read my forecast for October, you’ll know that it’s a month of energies of love, friendship, community and togetherness. It’s also a month for getting creative and for self-acceptance. November, which is just around the corner is a month for knowing ourselves deeply, for healing old hurts and for prioritising and redesigning our lives so that they better represent the person we are and the person we want to become.

Keep that in mind as we look at the gifts which the oracle card Perception brings us.

So, what awareness does Perception bring us this week?

This week our hearts just know. We get it. We understand. Perception orients us to what we want, what we need, what we’re good at, and where to from here. Maybe you won’t get the whole picture yet, but you’ll get enough clarity to make a start and keep on going. The other bonus? With this clarity and understanding comes bravery, so that we can act on what we know.

It’s a week where we can begin to align ourselves with the things that reflect our values and interests. A week where we can begin to see how to use our gifts and talents in ways that make us happy and that give our lives meaning, or where we can be of service. This week we’ll also see where we are not happy, and what’s no longer working for us.

Perception is about tuning in and discovering or remembering what truly matters. It’s our hearts and souls connecting back in to our brains again. Use this week to journal and plan, to mind map, to talk things through, to pull some oracle cards to get clear, to get the advice you need, to create your action plan, to get started.

(Want to turbocharge your November with a fun and friendly way to get stuff done? Come join us for #GeSHiDoMo – Get Sh*t Done Month. More details here.)

 

Supportive crystals this week?

Red Jasper is a stone for mental, physical and emotional rejuvenation. Deeply grounding, it helps you connect to your heart and your truth. Green Aventurine moves you past old blockages and stuck thinking, tapping you into the joy of living and that wonderful feeling of gratitude. Orange Calcite connects you in to inspiration and is a wonderful beginner stone for tuning in to the spiritual realms. It’s also great for all forms of creativity. Ocean Jasper is a healing stone that promotes deep rest and relaxation, that attunes you to your feelings, and that gives you perspective and clarity with projects and situations.

 

Helpful essential oils?

I’m loving Young Living’s Clarity again this week. Use Clarity for focus, inspiration and breakthroughs. Dab a drop on your Crown Chakra and the soles of your feet, inhale directly or add to your diffuser. 

Want to make your own blend? Each of the following oils will work beautifully on their own for you this week, but they’ll also make a delicious combination for diffusing. Frankincense elevates our mood and promotes spiritual connection and intuition, Lavender keeps us in flow and relaxed,  Rosemary for clarity and mental focus, and Bergamot 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 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, ‘Perception’, 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. 

 

 

 

Gratitude; A Way to Comfort Ourselves – Monday Oracle 27 March 2017

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”
~ Oprah Winfrey

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. ‘Gratitude’ is 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 Gratitude bring for you this week, and how does this fit in with March’s energies?

Let’s be honest. Life can be difficult. It can be a roller coaster. Sometimes we get a run of wonderfully memorable days. Some days it seems we are stuck in an endless cycle of days we’d rather forget.

Gratitude reminds us to keep bringing our heart back to what matters most. Not just in the good times, but the bad times too. Gratitude isn’t about having a positive attitude. It’s about finding the things that can comfort or warm us, despite what else might be happening in our lives.

What matters most to you?

Who matters most to you?

Are you giving enough time to these relationships, causes and activities in your everyday world?

If not, it’s time to rewrite the script of your life so that what matters and what makes your grateful is well represented instead of something that becomes a reward at some distant time in the future after all your to-do list tasks have finally been crossed off.

Be aware too that our vulnerabilities and old hurts, especially those old wounds from childhood, are close to the surface right now. You might find yourself just a little more teary than usual. You might need a little extra quiet time to find your way forward as you finally step away from the past. You might need to break down in order to break through.

Reach out to trustworthy friends or family. Seek help if you need it. Actively work on letting go of what no longer serves you. And of course, in the midst of it all, count your blessings and cultivate gratitude for the things that matter to you in your life.

Surround yourself with what supports you and uplifts you. Do what you can to uplift others. But never at the expense of yourself.

Be gentle with yourself this week.

Supportive crystals this week?

Tourmaline in Quartz will build courage and help you to stand by your choices and decisions. Sodalite will help you to understand and speak your truth. Green Aventurine is the perfect happiness stone, helping to elevate your mood and your 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 Bergamot, Basil, Ylang Ylang and Frankincense. 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 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

Meanwhile, back in Lymeland, an Owl showed up!

Tiny Green Owl with healing Green Quartz Crystals by Cyra C Cancel

Tiny Green Owl with Healing Green Quartz by Cyra R Cancel

 

“The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.” ~ Eden Philpotts

I’m sorry to keep you hanging for my Owl and Orchard Man Story, and for my ongoing adventures in the Kimberley. Truth is, I’m just not up to writing much right now.

So instead, I shall share some of my favourite green healing stones.  You might find them useful too.

If you’d like to learn more about working with crystals you can start here:

How to Work with Crystals – A Four Day Exploration

My favourite green healing crystals for overcoming infections and strengthening wellbeing:

Bloodstone: For detoxification, emotional and physical strength, and removing pathogens.  Excellent for calming all forms of distress.

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Green Apatite:  This beautiful stone clears the energy fields around the body, supports the heart and reduces inflammation. It provides gentle nurturing energies and encourages a sense of optimism.

apatite

Green Aventurine: For cleansing and stimulating the lymph, supporting the nervous system and improving circulation.  Helps contain and remove feelings of negativity, overwhelm and exhaustion.  Opens you to joy.

aventurine-quartz

Green Tourmaline: Increases the efficacy of medication and herbs, reduces nausea, dissipates  pain and builds stamina.  Great for all physical heart-based issues too.

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Moss Agate:  Strengthens the immune system, normalises hormone levels, helps shield the body from stress. Calms agitation, reduces food sensitivity and aids the ability to sleep. Also encourages healthy brain function

moss agate

Crystals can be a great comfort, even if all you do is hold them, pop them under your pillow or place them beside your bed.

Much love to you, Nicole xx

My Favourite Crystals for Grounding

“In my opinion, it’s more interesting to see magic happening in a world that feels grounded. If the world is already crazy, then anything can happen. So it’s better to start with something real.” ~ Michel Gondry

Being grounded is all about being centered within our body, having a sense of calm, and enjoying a deep connection and engagement with the world around us. When we are grounded we make better decisions, we behave in ways that are more authentic, and we own our power.

But sometimes we become unsettled by life.  Too much sugar and caffeine, not enough sleep, stress, trauma, interacting with unbalanced people, hormonal imbalance, a big shock, taking other people’s energy into our own aura (healers are often guilty of this!) – any of these things can leave us feeling ungrounded.

Symptoms of being ungrounded include:

  • feeling vague and unable to focus
  • anxiety with no cause
  • sudden dizziness
  • falling asleep while meditating
  • ‘cranky and out of sorts’ that comes on for no reason
  • hungry but food doesn’t satisfy you
  • inability to sleep
  • heaviness in the body
  • feeling ‘spaced out’
  • emotional and over-reactive
  • craving sugar and junk food
  • nausea
  • mental confusion
  • inability to focus on simple tasks
  • feeling like someone just unplugged your power cord
  • sudden exhibition of the same unpleasant thoughts or emotions of someone you were recently with

* Please be aware that some of these symptoms are also signs of a more serious illness.  Use your best judgement, and if in doubt, always seek medical advice.

I’ve written about ways to stay grounded or to move back into that grounded energy here:

Staying Grounded in Uncertain Times

However, when faced with a situation where one of my students or clients needs to get grounded fast, I am a big fan of rocks.  Crystals are super grounding tools, and so easy to use.  All you need to do is hold one, wear one or slip one into your pocket.

Here are some of my favourite grounding stones:

Black Tourmaline

I just love this stone! It is so powerful it can slam you back into your body fast, but gee, it never feels rough or violent.  It’s so gentle in the way that it treats you that I find it perfect for children, sensitive souls and those people experiencing deep emotional turmoil.  It also anchors your into your Earth Star Chakra (about 12 to 18 inches below your feet) and keeps your Earth Star Chakra open and connected into the earth. I never leave home without one…

A tourmalinated quartz will do a similar job, although less powerfully, but it will also keep your aura shielded, strong and bright.

Jasper

Who doesn’t love jasper?  There are so many varieties of this earthy stone, and all of them will work with grounding you, so I always advise you to choose what you’re attracted to or what strongly repels you.

Jasper helps you feel at home in your body, and at home in the world. It is wonderful for transmuting negativity and heavy emotions, replacing them with a sense of wellbeing and emotional balance. It realigns your chakras and ‘snaps you into place’.

Jasper is gentle, and it takes a little while for the affects to be felt, but that’s why I favour it for people with long-term imbalances like anxiety and depression, ADD, ADHD, post traumatic stress, bi-polar or chronic illness.  It has a strong mothering energy, and it is a superb nurturer.

I’ve included some charts of the various jaspers below – as you can see, there are many beautiful stones to choose from.

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Image from www.thatcrystalsite.com

Image from www.thatcrystalsite.com

Image from www.thatcrystalsite.com

Image from www.thatcrystalsite.com

Image from www.thatcrystalsite.com

Image from www.thatcrystalsite.com

Bloodstone

Bloodstone is actually a base form of chalcedony and the red spots that look like blood, hence giving this stone its name, are dots of iron oxide or blood red jasper (see jasper above).

Bloodstone is a crystal I use a lot with clients who are are suffering the effects of toxicity – be that toxins from diet (sugars, artificial sweeteners, chemicals etc), the effects of being in a toxic relationship or working/living with toxic people, or toxins from long-term illness, infections or pathogens.

This crystal gives courage, and aids mental and emotional clarity.  It strongly detoxifies your physical, emotional and energetic bodies, and allows you to gain strength and energy.  It anchors and connects your heart, base and earth star chakra, and strongly gets you ‘out of your head and into your heart’. Bloodstone helps you stand firmly  in your own truth.

Green Aventurine

When you’re overwhelmed, jaded, broken-hearted, exhausted and at the end of your rope Green Aventurine is a perfect grounding stone for you. This stone is a variety of quartz, with fuschite and mica inclusions.

Green Adventurine cuts through misery and enables us to feel joy again.  It helps us to remember that we are in a body (as opposed to living bogged down in feelings or emotions) and it is very healing for the nervous system, lymph and circulation.

A positive side affect of this stone, besides grounding us back into our bodies and opening us up to joy again, is that we often feel inclined to eat better, to exercise and enjoy the benefits of living in a body.  It helps re-engage us with the physical aspect of ourselves and the world around us.

It is also strongly connected to the Devic Kingdom and Fairy Realms. Needless to say, most children adore this stone!

Septarian Nodules

This attractive combination of minerals include aragonite, calcite, chalcedony, limestone and mudstone (the grey muddy bits!).  Septarian Nodules aren’t for beginners.  I use them to rebalance people who have become ‘unbalanced’ doing psychic work, energetic healing, counselling or within a therapy-based business.

They clear our psychic connection, anchor us into our base and earth star chakras, clear out and balance ALL chakras, and help us to come back to ‘true’. Awesome for clearing energies and entities from our aura just by holding the stone.

* Not for prolonged or daily use.  See this as part of your emergency toolkit.

Unakite

Unakite combines a form of red jasper with epidote (the green part of the stone).  I use this stone for grounding people who are emotionally distressed after experiencing disruptive family or home life.

It is brilliant for anyone (including children!) going through relationship breakups, relationship transitions or life transitions.  It encourages strength, openness and optimism.  It is very restorative for the physical body and encourages healthy sleep patterns.

Image from The Crystal Rock Store www.thecrystalrockstore.com

Image from The Crystal Rock Store www.thecrystalrockstore.com

Pearls

I know you’re probably shrugging your shoulders here, wondering why I have included pearls, as they are an ocean ‘stone’.  But I love the gentle mothering energy of pearls and mother-of-pearl.  It is perfect for babies, the elderly, the dying, anyone who is very weak or frail, and for souls whose point of origin is starseed (ie not from Earth).

Pearls connect us to the wider cosmos, and help us feel at home in the greater scheme of things.  They also gently connect us into our Higher Selves, helping us to feel connected, grounded and expanded.

Image from www.etsy.com

Image from www.etsy.com

If you’d like to learn more about working with crystals you can find more information here:

How to work with Crystals – a Four Day Exploration

Crystals for Highly Sensitive People

I’m also currently putting together a home-study course on crystals and crystal healing.  I’ll keep you posted!  Or you might like to drop us a line via the contact form on my website www.nicolecody.com and ask to be advised about courses as they become available.

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