Choosing What Matters – Monday Oracle 15 May 2017

“Sometimes the dreams that come true are the dreams you never even knew you had.”
~ Alice Sebold

“If you want to identify me, ask me not where I live, or what I like to eat, or how I comb my hair, but ask me what I am living for, in detail, ask me what I think is keeping me from living fully for the thing I want to live for.”
~ Thomas Merton

 

Hello, Lovelies!

Here’s the oracle card I have chosen this Monday, and my take on the energetic outlook for the week ahead. I use any oracle or tarot cards shown as a prompt for channelled messages and my own intuitive wisdom, so my take is sometimes quite different to the meaning found in a book. ‘Destiny’ is from the Chakra Wisdom Oracle Deck by Tori Hartman.

If you read my forecast for May, you’ll remember that May brings beautiful heart-nurturing energies, helping you to move towards love, forgiveness, inner peace and emotional freedom.

So, what gifts does Destiny bring for you this week?

Destiny reminds us, with love and wisdom, that this is our one beautiful life. These days will never be repeated. There is no second chance. No matter what other lives we may have, no matter what comes after this life ends, today is all we have, and we cannot rely on having a certain number of tomorrows.

What do you want to do with this one precious life? What do you want your days to look like? Your weeks? Your years?

I don’t mean what was expected of you by your family or your teachers or your culture. What you think you should do. What you think you have to do.  What you think it’s too late to change. And I don’t mean what you are doing now; what you trained for, what you fell into, what you’ve fought for or been handed . No.

I’m talking about what is in your heart. That secret dream, that desire, that urge, that longing, that curiosity, that idea which won’t let go.

Today is all we can be sure of. Destiny nudges our heart, and helps us to see what really matters, and if it matters to us then we must act to make it real for us.

So, my lovelies, what will you choose this week? What matters to you? What would you die regretting if you didn’t follow your heart on this?

Supportive crystals this week?

Rhodonite is great for supporting us to follow our hearts. Snowflake Obsidian will help to remove old negative self-talk and replace it with optimism. Citrine opens us to ideas creativity and being able to accept help and opportunities. Red Jasper will keep you grounded and emotionally supported if you need to move through trauma or anxiety in order to make changes.

Helpful essential oils?

Young Living’s Awaken essential oil blend, or a combination (or singly!) of any of Rosemary, Orange, Frankincense and Lavender. Awaken essential oil blend smells sweet and woody and can be worn as a perfume (place on wrists, over heart and on back of neck) or used in a diffuser. A few drops in the bath are heavenly too. It’s a great oil to get you out of your head and into your heartspace. It promotes spiritual connection and intuition and is deeply calming. I love this oil, and it’s my oil of choice in my diffuser this week. You can find all the oils here.

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

The Week Ahead – Oracle Reading for Monday 21 November

loversosho

“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

 

Hello, Friends!

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.

love

This image by my lovely friend Suzie Cheel over at www.suziecheel.com

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.

Nicole❤ xx

 

Here are some simple guided meditations you may find useful this week:

Loving-Kindness Meditation

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

The Week Ahead – Oracle Reading for Monday 14 November

osho zen tarot outsider Nicole Cody blog

“Chronic self-doubt is a symptom of the core belief, ‘I’m not good enough.’ We adopt these types of limiting beliefs in response to our family and childhood experiences, and they become rooted in the subconscious… we have the ability to take action to override it…” ~ Lauren Mackler

“All it takes is one person in any generation to heal a family’s limiting beliefs.” ~ Greg Braden

 

Hello, Lovelies!

Welcome to the third 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 Outsider’ is from the Osho Zen Tarot deck, and it heralds breakthroughs and opportunities. This week you are supported to end negative and habitual ways of thinking that keep you stuck or isolated.

The catch is that you have to be brave enough to take action. Change won’t be delivered to you on a plate. This is a collaborative effort where both you and the Universe need to show up, and then work together. It’s an exercise in trust and in listening deeply to yourself and your inner wisdom. To do that you might have to shout over the old voices which keep telling you that the thing you want can never happen, that you’re too old, that it’s too late, that you’re not good enough – or whatever other familiar refrain you’ve spent far too much time listening to.

When you make changes to entrenched habits and limited ways of thinking this week, you’re clearing them across your ancestral line. Yep, it’s that big. So worth it, don’t you think?

This week you’re encouraged to grow up and become who you came here to be. Not someone else’s vision of you but YOUR authentic soul expression. It’s an exciting week, rich with possibility.

Dwell in possibility

Image by Sqidesign at www.teepublic.com

This week look for opportunities to collaborate. Look for opportunities to elevate yourself. Look for opportunities to say yes to your dreams and yes to putting your gifts and talents out into the world. Take time for acts of creativity and innovation. Dream a little.

Don’t fall into cynicism or fear. Keep living with the energy of that open-minded, open-hearted innocence, trust and wonder that dwells in the hearts of all children.

Let this week be a week where anything is possible. Even miracles. Especially miracles. Because this week the only thing holding you back is you, your thinking, and your lack of belief. Embrace hope.

Remain hopeful.

Keep your eyes on what you want, not on what you don’t want. Guard your language so that you speak only good of yourself and others. Others need elevating and shift this week too, so use every opportunity to rise and to lift others also.

Supportive crystals for the days ahead? Amazonite, Red Jasper and Amethyst. Helpful essential oils? Young Living’s Joy essential oil blend, or  a combination (or singly!) of any of frankincense, geranium and bergamot.

Wishing you a wonderful week, and holding you in my thoughts, prayers and meditations,

All my love, Nicole❤ xx

The Week Ahead – Oracle Reading for Monday September 12 2016

treasure island

“I used to feel so alone in the city. All those gazillions of people and then me, on the outside. Because how do you meet a new person? I was very stunned by this for many years. And then I realized, you just say, “Hi.” They may ignore you. Or you may marry them. And that possibility is worth that one word.”
~ Augusten Burroughs

 

Hello Lovelies,

The card I’ve chosen for this week’s energies is the delightful ‘Treasure Island’ from the Wisdom of the Oracle Deck by Colette Baron-Reid.

This is a week that invites emotional flow. Big, deep dreams and longings will surface this week. The thoughts you have squashed down over the years because they were ‘unrealistic’ or ‘impossible’ will come pulling at your shirt tails, and inviting themselves into your sleeping hours, your journal, your card spreads and your unguarded thoughts.

That’s okay. Welcome them in. You could use a little dreaming right now. There’s magic in the air.

It’s also a week of burgeoning hope. Of starting to understand that change is possible. That you could still win. That your idea might fly. That love might still happen after all.

This a week of positive shift. Of new beginnings. Of things finally turning in the right direction, of last-minute reprieves, new opportunities and miraculous breakthroughs.

Need a change? This week is superb for job applications and launches of projects and businesses. Enter that competition. Ask the person out. Dare!

Some of you will also find that it’s not only old ideas and dreams, but old relationships and opportunities that recross your path. It reminds me a little of when the Blues Brothers got their band back together for one last divinely inspired show.

Expect synchronicities, things just falling together, and for some of you – the kind of clarity or inspiration that takes hold and won’t let go. You may end up knowing that ‘you’re on a mission from God’.

Most of all, make time for connection this week. Romance is in the air. Friendship and family are looking fabulous, and it’s a great time for hanging out with the people you love, or meeting the person of your dreams.

If your relationship is long-standing, this week brings a freshening of your romantic energies and appreciation of each other too. A great time for heightened awareness, sharing and intimacy.

It’s a week of progress and flow. Relax into it. Smile. Soak up the sunshine. Make the most of it!

Sending lots of love your way, and my intention that this will indeed be a good week for you and memorable for all the right reasons, Nicole xoxo

 

 

The Week Ahead – Oracle Reading for Monday 29 August 2016

Serendipity oracle card, Colette Baron-Reid

“According to Vedanta, there are only two symptoms of enlightenment, just two indications that a transformation is taking place within you toward a higher consciousness. The first symptom is that you stop worrying. Things don’t bother you anymore. You become light-hearted and full of joy. The second symptom is that you encounter more and more meaningful coincidences in your life, more and more synchronicities. And this accelerates to the point where you actually experience the miraculous.” ~ Deepak Chopra

 

 

Hello Lovelies,

Here’s this week’s oracle card and my take on the energetic outlook for the days ahead.

‘Serendipity’, from Colette Baron-Reid’s Wisdom of the Oracle deck reminds you of your place in the Universe this week, and that place is a place of magical interconnection.

You’re not alone. You’re being watched over and guided. There is so much love directed your way. Tune in to those energies this week. Reach out to your Guides and Angels for answers and assistance. Talk in your head with your loved ones who’ve crossed over. Know that you are supported and aided when you ask for help. Trust in a benevolent Universe.

Know that either someone has your answer OR you are theirs… Sometimes it isn’t about finding the solution to your own problems. This week is also encouraging many of you to become the solution for others by sharing your ideas, opinions, talents and wisdoms with the wider world.

This is also a fantastic time for soul connection and awakening psychic energies. Listen to your intuition this week. Make space for quiet time with your cards and some journalling.

rumi quote

Image from www.instagram.com via Kumar Manish

This is a great week for looking for and receiving signs. For that light-bulb moment or idea for a business. Expect solutions or a new or clarified direction. It’s a week of good fortune, blessings, and blessings in disguise. A great week for launching new projects, or for finishing up old ones. For entering or leaving relationships with right timing. A week for insights, breakthroughs, celebrations and lucky breaks.

Hooray for that!

Don’t be afraid to reach a little higher this week. Be okay with your dreams unfolding in unexpected ways and the path of life taking you in unplanned directions, and for feeling ‘not quite ready yet’ even as you are being propelled forward. It’s all okay.

Affirm to yourself often: “I am open to opportunity.All good things are coming my way!”

 

Some useful guided meditations for you:

Guided Meditation For Connecting With Your Ancestors

Guided Meditation For Anchoring Into The Expanding Universe

Guided Meditation For Anchoring Into Oneness Energy

 

Some advice for asking for a sign:

https://cauldronsandcupcakes.com/2012/05/31/asking-for-a-sign/

 

Monday Morning Oracle Card – 22 August 2016

Deep Knowing Oracle Card - from Wisdom of the Oracle Deck by Colette Baron-Reid

Deep Knowing Oracle Card – from Wisdom of the Oracle Deck by Colette Baron-Reid

“Commandment #1: Believe in yourself. Commandment #2: Get over yourself.”
~ Kristan Higgins

“We do not need magic to transform our world. We carry all of the power we need inside ourselves already.”
~ J.K. Rowling

 

Every Sunday I conduct my own little mini-planning session for my week ahead. My Sunday Session allows me to go into the week ahead with awareness and a plan.

Lately I have been choosing an oracle card for my Year of Me year-long course, to give them a perspective for the energies of the week ahead. It’s a bit like a weather forecast for the coming week, but from a spiritual perspective.

It’s such a good idea that I’ve decided to share that information with you too.

Anyway, let’s get on with it!

 

Deep Knowing

This week’s card is ‘Deep Knowing’ from the Wisdom of the Oracle Deck.

If you go back and review what I had to say about the energies of August – 2016 you’ll find that this card is delightfully supportive of that energy.

 

August encourages us to own our own Mastery and to work on deepening our knowledge and skills. Part of that energy is around embracing and understanding what it is that we do well and easily. Or identifying our heart’s calling. With our heart’s calling we may have a passion but need to work on those skills and talents in order to gain mastery. That’s okay. If it’s our calling we will undertake all of that practice and learning, all of the mistakes and the rough and tumble as just a part of the journey. We won’t give up, even when the going is hard, because our heart will call us on and through. A calling is a path or idea that we just can’t quit on.

Please note that not everyone has a dedicated calling. Some people’s life will be larger than a concept of work. So, for those without a calling, choose something you enjoy and are naturally good at. That way the work will mostly be fun and easy. (I say mostly because even dream jobs have suckful aspects. Yes they do!)

The energies this week support you becoming clear about your calling, or about work that can be easy and enjoyable because you have natural talent and flair for that thing.

Everyone has something that comes easily to them, or that they can do well. Often we discount that thing for the very reason that it came easily to us. In August don’t be so quick to talk down or overlook your natural gifts and talents. Is there anything you are ready to teach or share, even if it’s in the most small and humble of ways? (I also know many a person with a calling who uses their natural talent in an easy day-job that supports them while they toil away on their dream. This might need to be something you think about and add into your plan this week. How can I support myself easily while I work on this personal project of mine?)

Today you are you that is truer than true

Image from www.roetn.com

How to use the energies of this week!

The energy of this week is all about owning what we are good at. It’s about focusing on that. It’s about creating space for that thing. For making plans. For taking tiny steps. Or big ones. It’s for identifying our knowledge gaps so that we can boost our knowledge and skills in areas where we currently are a bit stuck – or totally clueless – especially where we know our lack of knowledge has been holding us up.

One good way to do this is to have others reflect back to you what they see as your strengths and unique talents. Often it is hard for us to see in ourselves what is obvious to the people around us.

Plan a little time out for some journalling and reflection this week and ask yourself:
– what am I good at?
– what makes me happy when I am doing it?
– what is the thing other people are always asking me for help or advice about?
– what’s holding me up because I don’t know how to do it?
– do I have a dream or project I just can’t give up on?

You’ll be amazed at where all of this might take you.

Once you’ve got your answers, or at least a beginning space, draw up plans to take action. Dreams can never be realised if they stay as thoughts or abstract concepts. This week’s energies are really supporting you to get that clarity and to take those first or next steps.

quote about dreams

Image from www.clozette.com