Want a little Joy in your life?

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” 
Rumi

2018 is a year for connection, community, creativity and collaboration. To honour the spirit of this energy I’ll be writing an occasional post this year about my friends, students and community members to share their work and ideas with you. There’s no financial gain for me to share any of these posts, although I may seek to secure additional bonuses or rewards for you – I’m doing this simply in the spirit of friendship and support because good communities lift each other up.

This morning I’m doing a shout-out for Helen Joy Butler, who has some lovely products she is offering on her website and that would make great Mothers Day gifts, or of course a lovely gift for you.

Meet Helen:

In her own words:

I’M HELEN JOY BUTLER, SANCTUARY CREATOR AND ELEMENTAL SPACE CLEARER

and I work with busy women, to help them reconnect with their life purpose all through the concept of sanctuary.

I believe that by shifting the physical and energetic clutter from our homes, our bodies and our lives we can create space in our mind and our heart which, in turn, gives us the momentum to move forward with our true life purpose.

One of the ways that Helen can help you reconnect to the joy in your everyday life is through her Joy Burst Cards and Joy Journal.

The Joy Burst Cards are a small deck of cards with messages and affirmations to help you find the love, compassion and joy around you each day. They come in a sweet little organza bag, and Helen includes a small surprise gift with each deck. I have given several of these decks as gifts to people, and they are always well received! You can find the link to order them here.

Helen’s Joy Journal is a hard-cover book with a treasure trove of goodness inside. You’ll find journal prompts and questions to help you reconnect to the energies of joy in your life, plus Helen breaks down the concept of joy in ways that make it easier to understand and implement. There are also lined and blank pages to write in, and some delicious mandalas to colour. It would make a lovely companion to the Joy Burst Cards. One of my favourite features of the journal are Helen’s three Manifestos at the end of the book – three full-colour pages, one for home, one for body and one for life – that give you some simple positive statements to reflect upon, use as affirmations and that can help you transform your relationship with your home, body and life. You can order your copies of the Joy Journal here.

These cards and journal are wonderful tools for creating a sense of peace, calm and nurture in your life. Remember to order your journals and cards with enough time for them to be shipped to you, especially if you want them as gifts for Mothers Day which is Sunday May 13 in Australia, the USA  and many other parts of the world.

Much love to you, and thanks for being part of my community, Nicole  xx

 

 

 

 

The Energies of May – 2017

“A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.” ~ Amelia Earhart

 

Hello, Lovelies :)

Breathe a sigh of relief. May is here with her gentle heart-nurturing energies, after the upheavals, revelations and hard work of April.

We’ve identified or faced the difficult stuff, and now that we know where we stand the only way for us to move is forward. Of course May also reminds us that we might need a cup of tea and a nap first – and that’s perfectly okay!

Cards for the Month:

I’ve chosen two cards for May 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:

 

“Where there is love there is life.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi

May is a heart-centred month. Our little soul garden has such potential for blooming and flourishing now. May encourages us to get out of the shadow of others and shine our own light. It’s a month where projects and ideas can thrive and we begin to trust our own judgement.

It’s a month where we can develop deep and lasting love connections, and where we can finally heal from the pain of previous heartbreak – whatever the cause.

May shows us how to be independent in love, rather than collapsing into relationships and situations that swallow us whole so that we lose our sense of self or surrender what is dear to us in order that a relationship might work. In May we see that losing ourselves in love isn’t the way to love anyone, especially ourselves.

May is also a great month for overcoming addictions, and healing our body, mind and spirit of deep wounds and traumas so that we can stand strong again.

The second card I’ve chosen is Peace. In May we are encouraged to drop the things from our lives that pull us into craziness, pain or chaos. Strong boundaries may be needed. It’s also a time for forgiveness, no matter how long a burden of pain has been carried.

“We don’t realize that, somewhere within us all, there does exist a supreme self who is eternally at peace.”
~ Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

If you do one thing in May, let it be an act of forgiveness. Forgiveness untethers you from being stuck in the past. It gives you wings. It gifts you freedom. It restores peace. Sometimes, that is also the precious gift your forgiveness gives someone else.

Forgiveness ultimately is about freeing yourself, even if it is someone else you are forgiving. Remember that. It never validates or justifies what happened. It merely says that you are going to put the burden of this heavy thing down now, so that your energy can flow again and you can move away from the pain.

Forgives needs to start with yourself. Every day is a fresh beginning, if only you will allow that. You woke up this morning different to who you were yesterday. Sometimes the change is big. Sometimes it is infinitesimally small. But you changed. So did the other people on this planet. Allow for that possibility in yourself and others, while always maintaining kindness, compassion and common sense.

If you extend an olive branch to another and it is rejected? Be at peace with that. Respect that other person’s choices. Let it be peaceful on your side of the relationship. Be glad that you tried. Flow love anyway. Know that no might not mean never – it might simply not be the right timing yet.

Create space in your life for quiet and peace this month. Find a space that can be your sanctuary or create one. (Not sure how to do that? My lovely friend Helen Joy Butler can help. Go check out her website here)

Best crystals this month?

Rhodonite and Amazonite

Rhodonite is a stone of compassion and love that supports the heart chakra and aids emotional healing. It really bolsters our emotional resilience too.

Image from the GemStoneGeeks

Amazonite taps us into our inner strength and restores hope and trust – a very uplifting stone.

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 May are Geranium, Rosemary, Ylang Ylang, and Jasmine. Geranium will soothe anxiety, Rosemary enhances focus and concentration and lifts us out of fatigue and burnout, Ylang Ylang supports us to be able to receive love into our lives and to feel more loving towards ourselves, Jasmine is a wonderful oil for connecting to our intuitive and natural optimism. To diffuse add 2 or three drops of each oil to your room or personal diffuser. You can find the oils here.

Make space in your life for relationships, love, connection, forgiveness and gentleness this month. With yourself. With others. You’ll be so glad you did.

Lots of love, Nicole❤ xoxo