“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.”
~ Dalai Lama XIV
“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”
~ Leo Buscaglia
Welcome to the fourth week of these awesome November energies.
Here’s the oracle card I have chosen, and my take on the energetic outlook for the days ahead.
‘The Lovers’ is from the Osho Zen Tarot deck, and the powerful message of this card is that love is what is needed right now.
On the most personal of notes, this is a week that encourages you to reconnect with your partner – as lovers, as friends, as confidants. Not many people talk about how much work actually goes into successful relationships. Partnerships are gardens that require regular attention. There is ample opportunity to rekindle the magic and to rediscover what first created sparks and joy between you. It’s a week for forgiveness, for acceptance, and for celebration of your shared history.
If there’s love still there, but you’ve lost your way, or forgotten how to connect and communicate, seek help to get you both back on track and travelling forward together.
Mostly, what relationships need is time spent together. How can you do more of that this week?
In a relationship that’s fresh and new? You will find ways to deepen your understanding of and commitment to each other in the days ahead.
Those of you who are trapped in relationships that are past their use-by date, that are deeply unhealthy, broken, or finished in all but the leaving, will find that this week facilitates decisions to put yourself back out into the flow of life on your own again. The ending of 2016, and the finalisation of this old, old energetic era we’ve been in is the perfect time for freeing yourself up if your relationship no longer serves you.
If you’re single and looking for love, well… magic is in the air. <3
Above all, this week – love yourself! Don’t wait for someone else to do that for you. Nourish yourself with self-care, kindness and compassion.
Love is an emotion that extends far beyond the sexual, or the intimacy of a partnership. Love is always bigger than that…
This week you’re called to reach out to those you care about – family, friends, neighbours, community – and let them know that you care, let them feel the warmth of that connection, and the reassurance that comes from knowing that their life matters to someone. You can do this in so many ways: a hug, a shared meal, a chat over coffee, a phone call or connection via social media or email, an act of kindness, volunteering time or money, writing letters on behalf of those with no voice, adopting a shelter animal, making a donation, joining a group that does good in the world.
Many people have contacted me after my recent post about sensitive and empathic souls and the current energies of upheaval that are affecting us.
I understand that many sensitive souls are having a difficult time right now, and are engulfed with fear, frustration and deep despair around world events.
This week we are reminded that there is always something we can do.
This week we’re encouraged to send love out into the world, and to direct love back to ourselves. Love fills and heals the dark wounds and uncertain spaces caused by fear and hate.
How do we move the world back from the tipping point of divisiveness? Love. Kindness. Compassion. Forgiveness. Inclusion.
Living from our hearts, meditating and sending love into the world, using prayer and visualisation, all of these things help.
When we come from a place of love we don’t talk badly of others, or spread gossip or perpetuate stories that feed the energies of uncertainty and fear.
What the world needs now is not more darkness and argument. We don’t need more violent thoughts or deeds. We need love. We need lifting up. We need kindness. We need laughter. We need understanding and coming together.
We need gratitude for what is good in our lives.
We need to place our focus on what we want, and what is good, rather than devoting any energy at all to the things we don’t want.
Supportive crystals for the days ahead? So many to choose from! Rose Quartz, rhodonite, citrine, mookaite jasper, lapis lazuli and malachite. Helpful essential oils? Young Living’s Joy essential oil blend, or a combination (or singly!) of any of neroli, rose, ylang ylang and sandalwood.
Wishing you a wonderful week and holding you, as always, in my thoughts, prayers and meditations. You matter to me. I love you.
Here are some simple guided meditations you may find useful this week:
Forgiveness Meditation and Journalling Activity
Meditation to ease suffering in self and others
Simple Three Minute Meditation using Essential Oils
Guided Meditation for Heart Healing
Tibetan Singing Bowl Healing Meditation
Guided Meditation for Panic, Anxiety and Fear