Calling All Lightworkers! – Monday Oracle 13 August 2018

“When you wish upon a star
Makes no difference who you are
Anything your heart desires
Will come to you…

~  Leigh Harline and Ned Washington, Pinocchio (1940)

 

Hello, Lovelies!

August is here, bringing a delicious basket of delights. It’s a month for creativity in all forms and for getting back into the flow of life again. You’ll find a lift in your mood and a clear road ahead so get ready to make the most of the opportunities all around you.Keep that in mind as we look at the gifts of inspiration which the oracle card  Wishing Upon A Star brings us.

Wishing Upon A Star is a sign that a special wish or dream may soon be fulfilled. It’s a sign of favourable conditions and good outcomes. Whatever it is you are hoping for, there is positive shift and progress ahead! Use this week to get clear about your life vision. If you need help with that try the activities in this post.

It’s a call to the Lightworkers of the world to add their prayers and positive vibration to the stream of light that is already uplifting and healing humanity and the earth. It’s about us needing to be the answer and the change that we are looking for. What can you do this week to radiate love, light and compassion into the world? How can you uplift and support others? How can you nurture and protect Mother Earth? Lightworkers, I’m calling on you this week to add your energy to mine, and to help wherever you can!

We are in a week of strong intuitive energy, so psychic connection, healing work and all forms of spiritual and personal development are well supported.

It’s also a week that is well aspected for pregnancy. Great news if this is what you are working towards, but if it isn’? Remember to take precautions!

Supportive crystals this week?

Ruby Zoisite (pictured) is a stone of transformation, helping you to be empowered in your life. It elevates your confidence and authority, and improves fertility, imagination and innovation. Carnelian dispels doubt and negativity, strengthening self-esteem, confidence and creativity. Labradorite encourages self-care, supports empathy and intuition, and is a gentle and reassuring stone for developing psychic ability. Sunstone helps you to sit in a place of abundance thinking so that you see the blessings and possibilities in life and to believe in your right to a better future. 

Helpful essential oils?

Hands down it’s Grapefruit this week. This sweet, citrusy and uplifting oil freshens your auric field, clears your emotional body of lower vibrations and quells feelings of addiction, especially to sugar and carbs. It also enhances clarity and soul connection.

Apply it to your pulse points at wrist, neck and over heart like a perfume. Place a few drops in your bath water. Diffuse it. One of my favourite uses is as an uplifting and happy-making moment on a stressful day. Put a drop in the palm of your hand, rub hands together and then inhale the aroma. (Here’s a simple three-minute meditation you can do using geranium or any of your favourite essential oils – click here)

Need an extra boost of encouragement? Try Young Living’s Believe essential oil blend. It’s fabulous in your diffuser while you work, or as a quick pick-me-up with a three-minute meditation. Believe is uplifting and promotes confidence, spiritual connection, clarity and belief in ourselves. It also helps us to let go of fear, doubt and old emotional pain and hurt.  I often use this oil when I am creating, writing or journalling, or working with cards for myself. 

 You can find the oils here.

Holding you, as always, in my thoughts, prayers and meditations, and intending for you a life of abundance and joy, where you are no longer limited by your doubts.

All my love,

Nicole ❤ xx

PS: Monday’s oracle card, Wishing Upon A Star’, is from the Inner Child Cards – A Fairy-Tale Tarot. I use any cards shown as a prompt for channelled messages and my own own intuitive wisdom, so my take is sometimes quite different to the meaning found in a book. 

Why Revelation Isn’t Enough!

“It’s not in the book or in the writer that readers discern the truth of what they read; they see it in themselves, if the light of truth has penetrated their minds.” 
~  Augustine of Hippo

 

As our meditation retreat comes to a close today, I’ll be guiding my students about what to do when they re-enter the flow of life again. It’s been a big week for them – lots of shifts, dawning clarity, a handful of aha moments and some potentially life-changing revelations.

But here’s the thing…

It’s not enough to have the revelation. A moment of insight doesn’t make for lasting change. What’s needed is reflection – time to think about what that revelation means in our life, and how we can best use that information. After revelation we need to have clarification and then application, or we may as well have never had that insight at all.

I’ve been teaching my students how to take their aha moments and examine them further using quiet time and deep thinking, journalling and choosing oracle cards to help them explore the situation from different angles. I encourage them to keep asking themselves ‘What does this mean for me?’ and ‘How can I best use this information?’ The answers that come from this process are where the true breakthroughs occur.

So, how about you? What realisation have you had recently that would benefit from some further analysis? Why not gift yourself some time to explore it, with the intention that you use your newfound understanding to create an action plan for change.

Let your revelation be the start of a personal positive revolution.

Sending much love your way, Nicole ❤ xx

September 2015 – What To Expect

“And so taking the long way home through the market I slow my pace down. It doesn’t come naturally. My legs are programmed to trot briskly and my arms to pump up and down like pistons, but I force myself to stroll past the stalls and pavement cafes. To enjoy just being somewhere, rather than rushing from somewhere, to somewhere. Inhaling deep lungfuls of air, instead of my usual shallow breaths. I take a moment to just stop and look around me. And smile to myself.
For the first time in a long time, I can, quite literally, smell the coffee.”
~ Alexandra Potter

 

Hello, Lovelies <3

September is here! My birthday month, and in Australia the beginning of Spring! For those of you moving into Autumn enjoy those energies too.

I promised that I would support you in making the most of this year’s opportunities, so here’s my Heads Up about the month ahead, as well as a few suggestions for embracing all that September has to offer.

September is about slowing down, turning inward, and opening up to new ideas and your own heart whispers. It’s an incredible month of astrological phenomena that will fire up your intuitive and psychic abilities and help you to clearly connect into your own inner knowing.

Don’t worry that you’ll lose the momentum you’ve begun to create with all the change of the past few months. Sometimes we need to slow down in order to go further, faster. Crazy I know, but it really does work.

When we go too fast, and get too busy we actually become less productive, and we become disconnected from our intuition and our creative flow.

So in September make time – for yourself, for your special projects, for the ones you love.

 

Card for the Month:

I’ve chosen two cards for September for you: one from the Osho Zen Tarot Deck, and one from Colette Baron-Reid’s The Enchanted Map. Remember that 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:

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“Have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn? Or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends? Or perhaps you know the silence when you haven’t the answer to a question you’ve been asked, or the hush of a country road at night, or the expectant pause of a room full of people when someone is just about to speak, or, most beautiful of all, the moment after the door closes and you’re alone in the whole house? Each one is different, you know, and all very beautiful if you listen carefully.”
~ Norton Juster

 

The message of  Silence is about coming to that quiet place empty; and then sitting in silence until you are filled up with knowing, and answers and certitude.

We so often fill every moment of our waking with noise and movement and thinking and busy-ness. Information comes at us from every direction. There is email and television. Facebook and tweets. Phone calls and text messages. Youtube. Online courses. Billboards. The radio. Conversation. Books. Relationships. Study. So much to think about and process that even when we lay down to sleep our minds are filled to bursting with the things we haven’t thought about yet, or the things we still need to do.

None of that kind of thinking helps though. It’s all just sorting of information. It’s lists and tasks.

September invites you to step into the quiet. To create some space for silence and non-doing. How do you do that? Meditation. Sitting in a park. Journalling. Playing with your runes or oracle cards. Going for a walk. Running. Swimming. Napping. Making art. Being in nature. Moodling at home. Whatever you do, let it just be you. However can you listen to your own intuition otherwise? How else might you hear God or your Angels and Guides? Let September be restful as much as possible.

September’s gift is clarity, certainty, new ideas and answers to your deeper questions.

 

(Not sure how to get quiet and look within? Join our Journal Challenge!)

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“We’re so busy watching out for what’s just ahead of us that we don’t take time to enjoy where we are.”
~ Bill Watterson

 

The second card, Slow and Steady, echoes the message of Silence. Let go of the crazy, and truly let yourself rest and heal. Stop with the manic deadlines and impossible expectations of yourself. Go slowly through life this month. Simplify. Retreat, if you must.

Let your actions be slow enough that they become a form of meditation. Devotion, even. Let your slowed-down life become a celebration of the ordinary. Dwell in moments.

Nap in the sunshine, dance in the rain, smell the flowers.

As you travel through life at a more subdued pace, magic will happen. You’ll find yourself rediscovering the lovely things about yourself and life that you have been too stressed and exhausted to access.

All sorts of positive thoughts and ideas will rise to the front of your consciousness.

You’ll begin to remember who you really are.

Eat lightly, move more, and rest often. Open yourself to your intuitive wisdom, and to guidance from the Universe. Expect transformation, just by slowing down!

 

 

Need some extra encouragement, support or inspiration?

Try these posts:

Guided Meditation for reducing inflammation and promoting healing within your body – a meditation to help you heal, rest and repair

Sometimes You Get There Faster By Going Slow – thoughts on the importance of slowing down and some suggestions on how to do that

Breathing Yourself to Sleep – A gentle meditation technique to help you sleep soundly and deeply

Feather Oracle for Inspired Messages – a fun way to get a little extra clarity and guidance for the month ahead.

Let September be a month of slow-down and soul time. Top your batteries back up. Allow yourself some breathing space. Rest. Be open to magic and miracles. I know that good things are coming your way.

Much love to you,

Nicole <3 xx

Choosing your Power Word for 2015

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“The beginning of wisdom is the definition of terms.”
~ Socrates

 

2015 is almost upon us, and already I can feel the opportunity and potential transformation that this new year brings.

Choosing a power word will help me to focus, and make the most of 2015’s energy.

Why a power word?

I long ago gave away the practice of multiple New Years Resolutions. Just the thought of it is overwhelming. You know; all the things you are going to do, all the things you are no longer going to do – and then dividing those up into areas for finances, family, health, spirituality, matters of the heart, interests and hobbies, professional and personal development, global domination and so on.

For the past few years I’ve gone with a far simpler system. I’ve narrowed my resolutions down to one word. My power word for the year.

Every time I think of that word I will be reminded of my intentions for 2015. I can hold that word up and use it to evaluate my thoughts and my actions, so that I can determine if I am moving towards or away from the energy of this word, this quality I want more of in my life.

For 2015 my power word is BUILD.

Build is a highly emotive word for me. To me, it is rich with action and result. It speaks to me of new beginnings, of strengthening what is already good, and of creation. It feels empowering. It energises and inspires me.

I can build on my good health. I can build my strength. I can build my energy.

I can build my business. I can build my tribe. I can build new books, new programs, new courses. I can build my team. I can build my relationships. I can build my life.

With every action, choice or decision I make in 2015 I can now ask myself if that is building my wellness, my business, my dreams, my abundance.

I’m thrilled with my power word. I know it’s going to help keep me focused and on track this year.

Now let’s work out what your word is.

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JOURNAL ACTIVITY:

Finding your Power Word for 2015 is simply a matter of exploring what’s important to you. Is there a recurrent theme in your life you’d like to put more attention to, an area you’d like to shine in, or a dream that never gets air time?

Or is it an energy, a philosophy, a verb that calls you to action?

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Use the following Questions to help you arrive at your own Power Word or Power Phrase ( a Power Phrase has more than one word!)

  1. What’s the one key area of your life, that if you put purpose, passion and action to, would move you to a better place by the year’s end? Only choose one area. If you actually make all the change and improvement you need before the year is finished you can give yourself a well-deserved break, or choose another word!
  2. What’s an energy or philosophy that inspires and motivates you?
  3. If you had this change or this energy in your life, what would your life look like?
  4. Write a list of positive words and phrases that embody for you the quality, activities, knowledge and actions of this key area.
  5. Choose one simple word or phrase that sums up this energy for you.

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Once you have your Power Word, commit it to memory. Write it in your diary. Place it on post-it-notes around your house, make it your screen saver – in short immerse yourself in this word, and the meaning of this word for you.

Let this one word remind you about what’s important to you this coming year.  Let this one word help you define and transform your life!

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PS: *Stay tuned, because tomorrow I’ll be posting a short guided meditation to help you truly connect in to the power and personal meaning of your power word or phrase.

5 Tips For Creating Change

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“Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.”
~ Frank Zappa

 

Change is rarely an overnight thing. True, lasting change usually requires more energy than that. Here are my five top tips for creating positive change in your life:

1. Don’t wait – begin it now. Don’t wait for the perfect time, for the stars to align, or for some magical sign. Change can begin today. Right now! All it takes is for you to decide and commit.

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2. Start small. Real small. Tiny steps are good. 🙂

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Image from Wallpaper York

3. Be consistent with that small thing. Do that small thing every day.

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4. Pick one thing, just one thing. Don’t overwhelm yourself with a whole pile of newness. Just do one small thing. Consistently. You can come back to the rest later.

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Image by Anke Humpert

5. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Chances are, someone’s already been there, done that and got the t-shirt. Someone already knows how to get the thing you want, how to have that success, how to do that thing which means so much to you. Is there a website, a course, a mentor, a book, a coach that can help you?

Above all, remember this. It’s never too late to begin. Some of the most profound changes in people’s lives have come about from tiny, consistent actions.

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There’s a Change in the Air…

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“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” 
~ Barack Obama

Can you feel it?

There’s great shift coming. Great change.

There’s nothing you need to do, if you choose to stay where you are. If you want your life to keep looking like it always has. If you want tomorrow to look like yesterday.

But, if you are ready for change, or even if you’re just prepared to contemplate it, then this energy that’s coming will help you to shape a new tomorrow.

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If you want to, you can ride this energy of change. You can choose – in this moment – to make fresh choices, new decisions, take a different direction, start something, end something, begin again.

Take some time to consider your life. Aren’t you ready for this shift? Aren’t you ready for something other than what you have right now?

The whole Universe is conspiring towards your success.

If I had one piece of advice for you today, it would be this:

Let go of the past.

Look forward.

Dream boldly.

Believe that it’s possible.

And in any way you can, begin!

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Monday Morning Pledge

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“The beginning is always today.” 
~ Mary Shelley

There’s a great energy in the air for positive change and growth right now. And momentum can be created from the humblest of starts. This week I encourage you to take a pledge with me, to enable that change, and to get your life back on track. You don’t need to do anything major – just a few small consistent acts of self care. Feel free to omit or add in any points to customise the pledge for yourself. Don’t put pressure on yourself.  Just think about including some of these points daily and some of these points just once during the week.

Here we go…

Today is a new day, and the start of a new week. Everything can change for me this week. This can be the start of something wonderful.

Just for this week, starting today, I pledge the following:

To nourish my body with wholesome food.

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To nourish my mind with some time for learning or culture.

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To drink enough water.

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To stretch and move my body.

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To get at least one early night.

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To take one small step toward something important to me.

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To spend some time in nature.

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To connect with a friend.

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To speak kindly to myself.

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Wishing you movement forward, magic, and miracles.

Much love to you, Nicole xx

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What’s your Power Word for 2013?

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“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1

The New Year – most people try to jam it full of resolutions.  All the things you are going to do.  All the things you are no longer going to do.

It’s become quite vogue-ish to create lists of resolutions for the key areas of your life. A list for finances, family, health, spirituality, matters of the heart, interests and hobbies, professional and personal development.

I don’t know about you, but for me that’s a little exhausting.

And another thing…

How am I ever going to remember all of those resolutions in my ‘key’ areas?

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This year, I’ve ditched the resolutions. Instead I’m going with a far simpler system. I’ve narrowed my resolutions down to one word. 

Every time I think of that word I am reminded of my intentions for 2013. I can hold that word up and use it to evaluate almost all of my actions, so that I can determine if I am moving towards or away from the energy of this word, this quality I want more of in my life.

My personal Power Word in 2013 is HEALTH. Now let’s work out what your word is.

JOURNAL ACTIVITY

journal-writing-11Finding your Power Word for 2013 is simply a matter of exploring what’s important to you. Is there a recurrent theme in your life you’d like to put more attention to, an area you’d like to shine in, or a dream that never gets air time?

Use the following Questions to help you arrive at your own Power Word or Power Phrase ( a Power Phrase has more than one word!)

  1. What’s the one key area of your life, that if you put purpose, passion and action to, would move you to a better place by the year’s end? Only choose one area. If you actually make all the change and improvement you need before the year is finished you can give yourself a well-deserved break, or choose another word!
  2. If you had this change in your life, what would your life look like?
  3. Write a list of positive words and phrases that embody for you the quality, activities, knowledge and actions of this key area. Is there one simple word or phrase that sums up this energy for you?

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Once you have your Power Word, commit it to memory. Write it in your diary. Place it on post-it-notes around your house, make it your screen saver – in short immerse yourself in this word, and the meaning of this word for you.

Let this one word remind you about what’s important to you this year.  Let this one word help you transform your life!

Don’t Confuse Fear with Intuition

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So you’ve decided to do something new…

It always starts well, doesn’t it?  You feel good about it.  You get excited.  You know you’re ready to commit.  You’re hungry for change.

You say YES to that thing. You prepare to set sail for that new horizon.

But between the space of thinking about that thing, and actually getting there, we always hit a place where the waters flows more slowly, or where we might even find ourselves becalmed. Even when we do get into flow it can look mighty strange to new eyes.

What then?

Doubt.  That’s what.

We start to notice a little niggle. Maybe the niggle becomes a quiet voice.

“I don’t think this is for me.”

“I won’t be able to do it.”

“I’m going to let everyone down.”

“This feels all wrong.”

The more you pay attention, the more you begin to talk yourself out of it.

“I don’t feel good about this,” you say to yourself. “It’s a sign.  I must learn to listen to my intuition.  My intuition is telling me no.”

You begin to back away.

You end up back where you started, and the thing that set your soul on fire, the thing that called your name, drifts further and further out of reach.

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Let me share something with you.  That wasn’t your intuition calling to you.  That was fear.  It was your intuition that first lit you up with excitement about that new idea. It was your intuition that led you to that thing you thought you wanted.

Because you did want it!

But our ego is designed to keep us safe.  And every time we extend our limits, it gets uncomfortable.  Our ego freaks out a little and then it freaks us out!

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The bigger the gap between where we are and where we want to be, the louder our ego will protest.  It’s only doing its job. Your ego is going to get uncomfortable any time you try and grow. It creates big clouds of doubt and fear, and it hopes you pay attention. It wants to keep you safe, and stuck, and right where you are.

So don’t confuse fear with intuition. Anytime we try something that’s going to grow us, we move into the unknown, and it feels unfamiliar and strange.  Even a little scary. But if we sit with it a while, we find that we’re okay. And before we know it we’ll feel good about this new place. Down the track we’ll become so familiar with the new place that we’ll get the urge to grow, and this process will start all over again.

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“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness concerning all acts of initiative and creation. There is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans; that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen events, meetings and material assistance which no one could have dreamed would have come their way. I have learned a deep respect for one of Goethe’s couplets: “Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now!”

~ W.H. Murray

Becoming by Letting Go

If it’s to be, it’s up to me…

There is a powerful but much forgotten Law in the Universe – The Law Of Reciprocation. I’m sure you are familiar with it, although you might not know it by this name. Effectively it means that for every action there needs to be an equal and opposite reaction. Give and take. Keeping things balanced…

It’s a good one to keep in mind when we want to manifest change in our lives. Think of change as being a little like a mathematical equation. In order to become or to have something new you’ll need to give up something old that no longer serves you.

We become by letting go…

Last night at my retreat we did a Full Moon Becoming Ceremony. It concluded with the burning of lists we had created, stating what we were ready to release in order to claim new gifts and energies in our lives .

(We were of course spurred on by the thought of chai and dessert at the conclusion of our ritual!)

If change isn’t happening for you (no matter what area of your life) and if you are ready to manifest something new, take a little time and ask yourself honestly, what are you prepared to let go, in order to create the space and the energy for something new.

There are wonderful and supportive energies right now for creating shift. I encourage you to be brave, and to have a bigger vision for yourself. Allow yourself the gift of Becoming. Embrace change and welcome growth.

What are you ready to release?

What are you ready to become?

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