“Grief does not change you… It reveals you.”
~ John Green
Hello, dear friends!
I apologise that today’s post is late in coming. In fact I was unsure if I would even be able to write it at all. But here it is.
Here’s the oracle card I have chosen this Monday, and my take on the energetic outlook for the week ahead.
‘Grief’ is from the Chakra Wisdom Oracle Deck by Tori Hartman.
On Saturday morning I chose this card for the week ahead. I thought I might get organised and write my weekly post early, before my unplugged Sunday, and so that I might spend Monday morning (today) working on my almost-finished memoir.
When I pulled this card, I did a double-take. Oh, I thought, looking closely at the picture. It’s a heart-broken girl holding her dead dog. I can’t post that! So, I put the card down, and I moved onto another project and then some client readings and suddenly it was Saturday afternoon, and I forgot all about that card, and I went for a swim on that hot afternoon, with Ben my husband, and with Harry and Bert our dogs.
Well, some of you already know what happened next. Bert collapsed without warning. The next minute we were racing him to a vet. And then racing him from our country home back to a big veterinary hospital in the city. Our beloved dog Bert died at 4am on Sunday. We are all heartbroken. Yesterday was just a wash of tears.
And then this morning I remembered the card, and wept anew.
But, that’s enough of me. I need to talk about this card, and how it relates to you.
Grief is actually a beautiful card. An important card. I’m sure some of you are feeling these energies right now. These energies of grief and loss and tragedy and yearning and heartache and regret and disappointment and emptiness, right as the year began fresh. What an awful energy, you might think, to strike right when we need to be hopeful and optimistic and to enjoy our fresh start.
It’s okay. The Grief card has a powerful message for you this week.
This is what grief reminds you: Grief is just love with nowhere to go.
That’s as it should be when you first lose something. Until you learn how to keep loving without it.
If you let grief keep rebounding inside you with no expression and no flow, eventually it can lead to frustration, anger, and then to depression.
All of that love, if you don’t eventually give it form again with something else, all of that love held as grief will weigh you down, and prevent you from living truly and fully in your life.
So, feel into the energy of grief this week, for in it are the seeds of so much locked-up positive emotion, so many gifts, so much power to propel you forward again.
This might be grief around relationships, choices, changing circumstances, mistakes, outcomes, all manner of loss…
Where have you got energy locked up in grief? Where is there energy trapped in your life with nowhere to go? How can you untangle that and repurpose it and give it somewhere to flow again?
How can you take all of this love with nowhere to go, and channel it into something new and good?
You might be surprised at the breakthroughs you have this week!
Supportive crystals this week? Rose Quartz, Chrysocolla, Green Aventurine and Citrine. Helpful essential oils? Young Living’s Inner Child essential oil blend, or a combination (or singly!) of any of orange, jasmine, rosemary and geranium.
Feelings are a part of our lives for a reason. They help us to understand ourselves and the world around us, and they light the path for us, if we can be brave enough to follow where they lead.
Holding you, as always, in my thoughts, prayers and meditations. All my love,
Nicole ❤ xx