Create Positive Change Program – Week 3

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“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” ~ Steve Jobs

Sometimes the advice we get, and the experts, mentors and people in positions of authority that we look to for direction end up giving us a bum steer.

Seriously.

When we are really strong in our own power and confidence, and fired up by what it is we want to be/do/have, then it doesn’t matter so much if other people disagree or don’t believe in us. The positive energy and vision we hold for ourselves will carry us through.

But when we’re just starting out, when we’re vulnerable and uncertain it can be very easy for other people to sink our ship.

Some folks persist in telling you not to get on the boat, or threaten to disown you if you do. Some like to blow our ship right out of the water, some smash it to bits while it’s still in the construction phase, and others sneakily let the bungs out and the water in while telling us they 100% believe in our ability to float that boat. Still others commandeer our ship and steer it to places we didn’t want to go, or limit our horizons.

But it’s still our own little ship of dreams, and what matters is that it’s ours – not anyone else’s.

This week we’re going to look at one of the biggest things that holds us back from positive change – believing the people who don’t believe in YOU!

Click on the video below for a little positive reinforcement – these are all people who were told they would fail, but who eventually (note that word eventually) succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. Imagine what would have happened if they’d stopped trying?

Okay – let’s do our foundation exercises.

Count Your Blessings!

How’s your Blessings Book going? I love looking back over mine, especially the ones from years ago.  This simple practice can bring enormous riches into your life by regularly focusing your attention on what matters to you.

Again this week write down three blessings in your life every day – three simple things for which you are grateful. When we count our Blessings we are inviting positive energy into our lives and putting ourselves into a receptive and abundant state of mind.

Write them like this: Today I am thankful for (the blessing) because (write down a simple reason). eg: Today I am grateful for rain because I get to wear my awesome purple gumboots!

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Affirm the Positive!

Take your rock from Week Two, and thank it. Write the Affirmation you used in your Blessings Book. You can now place the second rock beside your bed or somewhere where you’ll see it often.

Select the third rock from the eight you selected at the start of this course. This is your third Affirmation Stone. Carry it around with you, or place it somewhere where you can see and hold it every day.

Hold this third stone in your hands. Now think of something else in your life that you want to change. This week we’re focusing on what we CAN do. Affirm that as a statement of declaration to the Universe.

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Image from Coaching Journey

Here are some examples:

I can manage money well.

I can create financial freedom for me and my family.

I can be healthy and happy.

I can be cherished in a loving, lasting relationship.

I can get published.

I can make money doing this _________ (thing I love – insert your own thing here)

 

Each day hold that stone in your hands and repeat your declaration, out loud, or in your mind. You can do this just once, or as many times as you like. Say your declaration with enthusiasm and commitment. Put lots of energy into the word CAN. Say it loud enough and strongly enough to defeat all of the doubters in your life. This simple act of declaration begins to align you with this energy, opening you to more of this thing in your life.

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Using your Gratitude Rock!

Using my Gratitude Rock is one of the favourite parts of my day. It makes me feel so connected to each of you, and very supported and loved. Because our Gratitude Rock anchors positive energy and gratitude at the end of each day we go to sleep in that beautiful bubble of healing energy, and remain connected, empowered and loved.

As you hold your stone tonight say to yourself I am richly Blessed. I have an Abundance of Good in my life.  Then hold in your mind one or more image of a thing you have been grateful for today.  It doesn’t matter if you review your Blessings from your Blessing Book, or add in something new.  Swell that positive energy up in your heart like a beautiful golden light, and give a heart-felt Thank You, Thank You, Thank You to the Universe. Visualise a tiny shower of golden light travelling from your heart into your Gratitude Rock.

Now imagine all of the other people who are taking part in this Positive Change Program with us – people from all over the world, just like you. Once again build up a strong positive energy in your heart, and then imagine shooting a stream of golden light out into the Universe to those people.

Say Thank you.  I Bless You.  I intend for you Positive Change, Love, Miracles and Abundance. Know that as you are saying this for them, they are also saying this for you. Feel that connection and gratitude and know that there is real love and support for you here. Place your rock back beside your bed, and go to sleep, cocooned in this good energy. I’ll send you a few extra sparkles this week! 🙂

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Homework:

This week we’re busting through the old negative energy and thinking caused by people making us feel small, inadequate, incapable or undeserving.

Who are they to tell you how to live your life?

Make a list in your journal of all of the people who have said or done things that have contributed to you giving up, holding yourself back, or never even starting. Write as much or as little detail as you need.

Then we’re going to do a little visualisation exercise to get our power back. We’ll see them saying/doing that thing to us and then we’ll affirm that it doesn’t matter what they say. We’ll allow ourselves to do or be that thing anyway. We can write it out or act it out in our imagination – whatever feels right.

If you need to stomp your foot, raise your voice, add a thousand exclamation marks or anything else that helps, do it! This is not a time to act small in the world.

Here’s my example:

Someone near and dear to me (I’m not going to name and shame them here in public) once said to me, “You’re not pretty like your sister, but at least you have a nice personality.” I totally took that on board and believed I wasn’t attractive, although I did get the consolation prize of a ‘nice personality’.

So now I’ll hold that person in my thoughts, and imagine them saying that to me again. And then I will visualise myself saying to them: Well, I’m sorry but that’s just your opinion. I forgive you and set you free. I AM pretty and I reclaim my prettiness. I’m pretty to me, and that’s all that counts!

If they’d said I couldn’t write well, I’d say Well, I’m sorry but that’s just your opinion. I forgive you and set you free. I CAN write well and I’m going to keep on writing. So there!

This might take a while, so feel free to do one or two people at a time, or to repeat the exercise as you need to. It’s very empowering, and you’ll be amazed at what comes up that you thought you’d forgotten.

Let go of all this old stuff that’s holding you back. It’s time! Reclaim your power.

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PS: If you’d like to review any aspect of this course, or start back at the beginning click here.

Emerging from the Chrysalis – Your Butterfly Oracle for 2013

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Image from www.ipandora.net

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”  ~ Author Unknown

“There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a butterfly.”  ~ Richard Buckminster Fuller

Here we are with 2013 stretching out in front of us, full of promise, and beckoning us to step into this flow of new life. What better symbol for this than the butterfly emerging from the chrysalis! So today’s post is an opportunity for you to give yourself a mini-reading by choosing the butterfly you find most appealing – each butterfly has a message about the qualities, opportunities and energies you can draw on in the year ahead.

Instructions for using today’s post

Scroll down through the following butterfly images and then let yourself come back to the one you are most drawn to.

When you have chosen your butterfly, scroll further down for your message. Trust that you will be shown what you most need in guiding you to make the best of 2013.

Love and Light,

Nicole ♥ xx

Butterfly Messages for Transformation…

1. Australian Painted Lady Butterfly

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Image from www.fantom-xp.com

2. Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

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3. Cairns Birdwing Butterfly

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Image from www.splendidwallpaper.com

4.  Peacock Butterfly

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Image from www.ourlittlecornerofparadise.blogspot.com

5. Malachite Butterfly

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Image from www.hiren.info

6.  Blue Morpho Butterflyblue-morpho-butterfly4

7. Black and White Butterfly

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Image from www.fwallpapers.com

8. Snake Butterfly

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Image from www.churumuri.wordpress.com

♥ The Healing Message and Gift of each Image ♥

Each butterfly image has a message for you. I have also selected a crystal to best support the message and energies of change in your life.  You could wear or hold this crystal, pop it in your pocket, under your pillow or beside your bed. (If you’d like to know more about working with crystals click here) The Power Word is a word to remind yourself of the quality you most need right now.  You can turn it into your own personal mantra by saying “I choose ___________ ” (insert your Power Word). Your year can also be supported by an Australian Bush Flower Essence, chosen to enhance your positive transformation this year.

1.  Australian Painted Lady Butterfly:

♥ Message – This is the year for you to trust your creativity, to fill up the well that feeds your ideas and inspiration, and to start truly honouring your journey as an artist, no matter what your creative medium might be. If you need to polish your skills find a mentor, a class or a book, but most importantly BE creative.  Make music, make art, write, and don’t be afraid to experiment with expressing your creativity in a variety of ways. Let this be the year where you create what’s in your heart and express your soul’s magic.  ♥ Crystal – Amazonite  ♥ Power Word – Creating  ♥ Australian Bush Flower Essence – Pink Flannel Flower

2.  Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly:

♥ Message – 2013 is calling you to honour your physical vehicle – your body. This is a year for simplifying your life, for finding time for rest and play, for sleep, and for movement.  Look to create a routine and some structure in your life so that you can make time to allow your well-being to become a priority.  Whether it’s getting help with diet and nutrition, joining a yoga class, seeking health practitioners to help you heal, or just having more time for yourself and being out in nature, it’s time to put yourself first for a change.  You’ll be amazed at how transforming your well-being changes your life in ways you can’t begin to imagine.  ♥ Crystal – Jasper – whichever one you’re drawn to!  ♥ Power Word – Well-Being  ♥ Australian Bush Flower Essence – Sunshine Wattle

3.  Cairns Birdwing Butterfly:

♥ Message – You have wonderful ideas, you’re a true innovator, and in 2013 you need to find ways to develop and honour your leadership abilities. It’s time to stand out from the crowd.  Look for promotions or ways to start your own business, back your own ideas and respect your intuition in regards the opportunities and relationships around you. Teaching, coaching, leading, managing, writing and developing resources, problem solving and turning things around – that’s what this coming year is all about for you.  ♥ Crystal – Citrine  ♥ Power Word – Solutions  ♥ Australian Bush Flower Essence – Macrocarpa

4.  Peacock Butterfly:

♥ Message – Creating your castle is what 2013 is all about for you.  Your castle is a home where you feel safe and loved, where there are healthy relationships, clear boundaries with the world around you, a personal space that reflects your taste and interests, and time to enjoy your private space and personal life.  This year do all you can to create a better work/life balance. Get out into the sunshine, celebrate life with social time, curl up with a book on a Sunday afternoon for down time. Feel good about where you live, and the people with whom you share your space. ♥ Crystal – Green Jade  ♥ Power Word – Balance  ♥ Australian Bush Flower Essence – Bluebell

5.  Malachite Butterfly:

♥ Message – 2013 is a year of personal Mastery for you. No matter what your passions, interests, or area of expertise, this is a powerful year of positive transformation, where mastering skills and practices will open up so many opportunities for you that you’ll look back on 2013 as being the year where it all changed. This year invest in yourself. If you already have a level of Mastery, look to teaching and sharing your knowledge with others. If you have a weakness or issue that is holding you back, do all you can in 2013 to work through that issue and create lasting shift. It’s the beginning of big things for you!  ♥ Crystal – Labradorite  ♥ Power Word – Breakthrough  ♥ Australian Bush Flower Essence – Bush Fushcia

6.  Blue Morpho Butterfly:

♥ Message – This year is calling you to regain a sense of freedom in your life.  You need time for yourself, time for recovery and expansion of your soul.  You need travel and adventure and new horizons.  You need challenges that stretch you in the most positive of ways.  How can you devote time to your dreams this year?  How can you make a cherished wish come true?  How can you feel the wind beneath your wings? In all ways this year, look to nurture that sense of freedom. Let the wind take you where it will.  ♥ Crystal – Larimar  ♥ Power Word – Freedom  ♥ Australian Bush Flower Essence – Red Grevillea

7.  Black and White Butterfly:

♥ Message – 2013 is a year of dramatic progress and transformation with your intuitive and metaphysical abilities.  This year calls you to be more in touch with your emotions, your true thoughts and feelings, and your gut instincts.  It is also a year of psychic connection, growth and messages. Make sure that in 2013 you make time for meditating, for spiritual connection and soul time.  Work on purifying your body, detoxing and cleansing your physical, emotional and spiritual body. Look for courses, retreats and mentors to help you heal, grow and transform. You are part of the change we wish to see in the world!  ♥ Crystal – Chevron Amethyst  ♥ Power Word – Connection  ♥ Australian Bush Flower Essence – Pink Mulla Mulla

8: Snake Butterfly:

♥ Message – 2013 is the year of Reclaiming Your Power! The Snake Butterfly is a potent symbol of standing your ground, being brave and independent, being strong and self-reliant.  The Universe is calling you to step up and be bold this year.  No more being taken for granted, no more being pushed around.  Whether you are shy, exhausted, defeated, insecure – no matter what obstacle you face – Snake Butterfly is telling you that you have the power within you to withstand and overcome. Be bold in your choices, actions and decisions.  Make the change.  Give yourself your best life.  The Universe has your back this year so go for it!  ♥ Crystal – Tiger Iron  ♥ Power Word – Victory  ♥ Australian Bush Flower Essence – Illawarra Flame Tree

 ♥ I’m wishing you your best year yet!  Love and Light, Nicole ♥ xx

The Healing Power of Flowers and Fairy Blessings

Flower fairy by Cicely Mary Barker. Image from eso-garden.com

I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.  ~ Emma Goldman

Flowers are a precious gift from nature.  Their colour, fragrance, shape and texture have a marvellous ability to impart energetic and healing qualities to us.

My beautiful fairy friend Sokli (you can read about her here) and I chose these flower pictures for their energy and how this can positively affect you.  We have also meditated on each image to charge it up for you.

Here’s Sokli’s message to you:

Hiya. Hi Hi Hi! Remember that the Earth is your Mother too, and she loves you very much and so do we. Flowers is always a nice gift for yourselves and you don’t even have to pick them, you can grow them in your garden or go for a nice walk and drink up all their lovely goodness. Even perfumes that smell of flowers are good for you because they still have the magic in them from the flower. Flowers is to make us happy and to give us gifts. I love them very much and I hope you do too, and we made some nice flower presents for you so that you remember how much we love you. It’s a Mothers Day present for EVERYONE. Okay bye and thanks for being our friend. We love love love you Love from your friend Sokli xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

The Fairy of Flowers by Cathy Delanssay

Instructions for using today’s post

Today I want you to scroll down through the following images and then let yourself come back to the one you are most drawn to.

When you have chosen your flower, scroll further down for that flower’s specific gift to you in your healing journey.

I hope you enjoy this exercise as much as Sokli and I enjoyed putting it together.

Love and Light,

Nicole ♥ xx

White Rose – Image from fanpop.com

Liatris – Blazing Star Flower – Image from flowerinfo.org

Pink Lily – Image by allbestwallpapers.com

Blue Iris – Image from floweringflowers.net

Nasturtium – Image by flowerfinder.net

Daisy – Image from desktopia.net

Hibiscus – Image by arichards63 Flickriver

♥ The Healing Message and Gift of each Flower ♥

Each flower has a message for you. We have also selected a crystal to best support the message and energies of the flower you choose.  You could wear or hold this crystal, pop it in your pocket, under your pillow or beside your bed. (If you’d like to know more about working with crystals click here) The Power Word is a word to remind yourself of the quality you most need and that you are strongly attracting right now.  You can turn it into your own personal mantra by saying “I choose ___________ ” (insert your Power Word). The Australian Bush Flower Essence is a vibrational remedy that holds the energy and essence of a particular flower within it. This remedy will be supportive of you right now, and will help you open to positive change and healing.

♥ White Rose – Messages and love from the spiritual realms, loved ones watching over you, the need for self-care and self nurture in your life. ♥ Best Crystal – Rose Quartz  ♥ Power Word – Love  ♥ Australian Bush Flower Essence – Bottlebrush

 Liatris – Fertility, new creative ideas and partnerships, blooming self confidence and identity.  ♥ Best crystal – Citrine  ♥ Power Word – Becoming  ♥ Australian Bush Flower Essence – Macrocarpa

 Pink Lily – Inner strength, confidence, recognition of your worth, ability to act with grace and courage.  ♥ Best crystal – Tourmaline (any colour)  ♥ Power Word – Confidence  ♥ Australian Bush Flower Essence – Dog Rose

 Blue Iris – Rest, relaxation and unwinding of mental tension, an easing of what troubles you, help is at hand. ♥ Best crystal – Amethyst  ♥ Power Word – Clarity  ♥ Australian Bush Flower Essence – Crowea

 Nasturtium – Joy, sunshine, fun, friendship and laughter. Finding the path back to happiness. ♥ Best crystal – Aventurine  ♥ Power Word – Joy  ♥ Australian Bush Flower Essence – Five Corners

 Daisy – The natural world, nature spirits, fairies, physical healing, seeing the unseen, the healing power of nature. ♥ Best crystal – Jasper  ♥ Power Word – Trust  ♥ Australian Bush Flower Essence – Sunshine Wattle

 Hibiscus – Individuality, freedom to walk your own path, unique voice, flow and vitality. ♥ Best Crystal – Carnelian ♥ Power Word – Energy  ♥ Australian Bush Flower Essence – Little Flannel Flower