Can’t sleep? Intuitive senses on overdrive? Blame it on the Moon!

“The moon does not fight. It attacks no one. It does not worry. It does not try to crush others. It keeps to its course, but by its very nature, it gently influences. What other body could pull an entire ocean from shore to shore? The moon is faithful to its nature and its power is never diminished.” 
~ Deng Ming-Dao

“She didn’t quite know what the relationship was between lunatics and the moon, but it must be a strong one, if they used a word like that to describe the insane.” 
~ Paulo Coelho

Hello, my sensitive friends!

I just want to reassure you if you’ve suddenly found yourself overly emotional, exhausted, tired but wired, unable to sleep, sleeping too much and can’t seem to wake up, having crazy dreams, anxiety on overdrive, psychic senses on high alert, flushing or feeling weird for no reason.

It’s the Moon. Or, to be more accurate, it’s the influence of Mercury, the Moon, Earth, Solar Flares and a Solar Eclipse. It will settle again in another 3 or 4 days.

Meanwhile, limit caffeine and sugar, increase your intake of magnesium or have an Epsom Salts bath or foot soak before bed, use Lavender, Ylang Ylang and Frankincense essential oils, eat more grounding foods like root vegetables and spend time in nature. Avoid crowds. Limit screen time too.

It’s actually a beautiful thing to be a sensitive soul if you manage it right. It’s a time for clarity, insights and increased awareness. So use this time for psychic work, journalling, resting, dreaming and your inner journey. If you haven’t signed up for my Journey of Transformation online course that would be a good step too!

Much love, Nicole <3 xx

So This Morning My Blog is Late Because…

Photo by Marcelo Graciolli/Flickr Creative Commons

Photo by Marcelo Graciolli/Flickr Creative Commons

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”
~ Allen Saunders

 

I had every intention of writing a fascinating blog today.

But then…

  1. Computer decided to do a massive update and locked me out
  2. After updating, computer froze
  3. While rebooting computer I used the downtime to chase calves out of the house paddock before they ate my entire vegetable garden
  4. The internet went down
  5. I missed two baby calves and had to go back and chase those ones too (still in my pyjamas!)
  6. The internet came back up but the computer froze
  7. Everything began to work again, but so slowly I might as well have used a carrier pigeon and a stone tablet to communicate with you.

I am taking this as a sign that this morning I need to go curl up with my book and a cup of tea, and try again tomorrow.

Life’s like that sometimes.

Sending much love your way, and wishing you a day free of woes, or at least a day with a corner reserved for good books and chai.

Nicole xx

When Inaction is Actually Action

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“The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.”  ~ Michael E. Porter

 

It’s been a big Solstice we’ve come through this week, and an ending of Mercury in Retrograde, with lots of shift and growth for many. Throughout this time I’ve been watching friends and clients make major changes in their personal lives, and in their businesses. For many this period of change hasn’t just coincided with Solstice or the position of Mercury. These changes and upheavals have been coming thick and fast from the end of 2014 and the beginning of 2015. As the new energy of this era kicks in there has been a quickening, and so much of the old and outdated is falling away.

Since Solstice has finished and Mercury Retrograde is coming to an end I am suddenly reading messages from many coaches and spiritual leaders telling us that now is the time. That we must seize opportunities. That we must act! Hurry! You’re running out of time!

Because of this, some of my dearest friends are feeling pressured. Feeling that they aren’t doing enough, or being enough, or riding the wave that might be THE opportunity.

What if they miss out?

The guilt, the self-judgement, the fear and self-doubt are overwhelming.

When the truth is that they have already acted.They are in front of the main wave, rather than behind it.

So today I want to reassure them, and you.

After action, we ALWAYS need time to integrate.

Integration is work too! If we push too hard to get going again during this time when we need to rest and regroup we further exhaust ourselves. We come back to the game jaded. Or worse – filled with self-doubt, deflated, and without the sense of cohesion and strength that would have otherwise sustained us for the next period of growth.

It’s a form of self-abuse to keep pushing when what is needed is rest. This relentless drive to be busy isn’t useful or productive. It doesn’t honour the process, or what you have been through. It doesn’t allow you to truly own the knowledge, soul expansion and wisdom you have gained from these experiences. Instead of strengthening you, it can break you. What a waste of all of that struggle and courage and experience.

Integration and resisting new action actually takes A LOT of energy, and is a powerful conscious choice. Choosing to do nothing, or to go within and reflect on what has just happened for you, is an action in itself, and for you it might be the best thing right now.

Tune in to your own body, to your energy levels and enthusiasm, to your intuition. You’ll know if rest and time out is what is most needed.

Thinking of you and sending so much love, Nicole <3 xx

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