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