Monday Oracle – 18 December 2017

 “When we get impatient because something is taking too long, we should remember that Life waits on us a thousand times more than we wait on Life. – Laura Teresa Marquez

Hello, Lovelies!

December is a month for counting our blessings, filling ourselves with what nourishes us and speaks to our souls, and celebrating the relationships that make our lives worthwhile. You can read more about that hereKeep that in mind as we look at the gifts which the oracle card Impatience brings us.

So, what awareness does Impatience bring us this week?

Right now we are entering an interesting period. 2017 energies have swung away and 2018 energies don’t kick in until 14-16 January and then we’ll move into a year that is much more about simple living, and about relationships and love and family and friendship. But for now we’ve now entered an energetic period known as The LULL.

It’s a quiet resting space between two bigger more defined energies. It’s an energy that suits rest, play and time for yourself.

So that’s what is best for you to do.

Don’t feel in any rush to get started on anything. Take some time out to recover from the onslaught that has been the past few years. Let go of impatience and surrender to the slow down.

Create endings and thank-yous and gratitude for relationships shared this year. Make some space for everyone, including yourself.

Forgive yourself if the year didn’t pan out the way you’d intended, or if you found that you didn’t give things the effort and commitment you’d initially planned.

Let it all go, leaving room for the new.

We’re in the LULL now.

It’s a time for pause. For rest. For sitting back and relaxing.

It’s time for a break.

Put your work away. Go have some fun. Be with the ones you love. Dance, read books, meet for coffee, celebrate life. Dream a little.

It’s not a great time for study, work planning or ‘catching up’. Please, don’t even try. You won’t be missing out. There is nothing to be gained by going against the current energies.

There will be plenty of time to plan, act and make magic in 2018.

Supportive crystals this week?

Clear Quartz lifts your vibration and opens you to flow. A clear quartz cluster will be extra supportive for you and your loved ones this week!  Green Aventurine opens you out into possibility, tapping you into the joy of living and that wonderful feeling of gratitude. Larimar will help you to let go of guilt and move into relaxation and a sense of inner harmony.  Unakite opens your heart to love, and draws love, friendship and helpful people to you. It helps you to overcome feelings of isolation or loneliness and is a super meet-and-greet or party companion.

Helpful essential oils?

I’m loving Young Living’s Peace and Calming this week. It’s an oil blend I often use to promote calm and deep peace. It also helps me to sleep well after having had a stressful or particularly wired day. Nervous traveller? A few drops in a tissue or hanky or that you can breathe in, or rubbed into your temples will make your journey more peaceful.  Dab a drop on your Crown Chakra, over your heart, wrists and the soles of your feet, inhale directly or add to your diffuser. It is also beautiful when massaged into your feet before bed.

Want to make your own blend? Each of the following oils will work beautifully on their own for you this week, but they’ll also make a delicious combination for diffusing. Frankincense will calm and connect us, promoting emotional balance, Lavender keeps us in flow and relaxed, Ylang Ylang opens our hearts and is supportive when we feel anxious or overwhelmed, and Orange brings calm,gratitude and optimism.  To diffuse add 2 or three drops of each oil to your room or personal diffuser. You can find the oils here.

The Lull is also a beautiful time for gently planning the year ahead as we reflect on what has been, and where we want to go next.

Need help with that?

Go grab one of my Year of ME Planners over at my Store (ME stands for Manifesting Energies, and the energies of 2018 are fabulous!) The digital full-year planner can be in your inbox in minutes, ready for you to review 2017 and begin mapping out what matters for you as we enter 2018.

We’ve also got a full-colour A5 version of the Planner, perfect for keeping with you in your bag, and some super crystal packs to give you a host of extra energetic support.

Need bigger support? Join my Year of ME 12 month course and community for a whole year of deliciousness – with webinars, meditations and loads of activities and helpful tools and the most fantastic online facebook group. You’ll feel right at home with us!

All the information you need is over at my Store.

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, ‘Impatience’, is from the Chakra Wisdom Oracle Deck by Tori Hartman. I use any 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. 

After Rest Comes Rejuvenation

“In a cool solitude of trees
Where leaves and birds a music spin,
Mind that was weary is at ease,
New rhythms in the soul begin.” 
~ William Kean Seymour

 

Are you taking some time for yourself this week?

As part of my be-gentle-with-myself healing process I spent the late afternoon in the garden yesterday, watching my dogs frolic, watering my vegetables and fruit trees, and inhaling the delectable fragrance of newly mown lawn.

Of course I couldn’t go anywhere without young Rufous following me. That dog is curious about everything!!!

When the air cooled and the sun began to dip behind the mountain we came inside, cooked dinner and curled up on the couch by the fire before an early night.

All that outside time made for a deep sleep!

Here are a few snaps of my soul medicine session.
Much love, Nicole xx

 

After work, rest!

“Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” 
~  John Lubbock

 

This morning I’m not blogging.

I’m sleeping.

Sleeping is healing, and right now what I need more than blogging is rest. After my recent illness I’ve come back to work part-time – but it’s more tiring than I had expected. Guess I still need to take it easy for a while longer.

Remember that this week’s energies are all about balance and paying attention to what will have a positive or negative impact upon your life. (read more about that here)

How about you? What do you most need right now?
I hope you’re listening to your body and your intuition, and honouring yourself and your own inner wisdom.

See you tomorrow, when I am well rested and with a zing in my step again.

Lots of love, Nicole xoxo

 

 

Listening To My Body

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“The world is too much with us; late and soon,
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers;
Little we see in Nature that is ours;
We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon!
This Sea that bares her bosom to the moon,
The winds that will be howling at all hours,
And are up-gathered now like sleeping flowers,
For this, for everything, we are out of tune;
It moves us not.–Great God! I’d rather be
A Pagan suckled in a creed outworn;
So might I, standing on this pleasant lea,
Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn;
Have sight of Proteus rising from the sea;
Or hear old Triton blow his wreathed horn.”
~ William Wordsworth

 

Yesterday I stopped.

Although I am on holiday and had a million exciting events planned I decided to cancel all of them.

Instead I put myself to bed and slept. Rising in the late afternoon I took a short walk, ate a simple meal overlooking the world from the top floor open-air cafe of our hotel. I watched the river flowing. I watched the sun set. I watched the play of lights in the night sky, and then put myself back to bed again.

So much sleep, and I feel as if I could still sleep some more. So it’s likely I will.

 

Once I would have pushed through this exhaustion. I would have allowed stubbornness to keep me upright and engaged, no matter how fatigued I might be.

No more.

Part of my holiday plan is to listen to my body and give it what it needs. It needs sleep. So I will happily comply.

How about you? If you take a moment, close your eyes and tune in, how do you feel? How much charge is in your physical battery? Your emotional battery?

What do you most need right now?

Try to give yourself some of that today.

Thinking of you, and sending so much love,

Nicole <3 xoxo

The Week Ahead – Monday Oracle for Monday 26 December

 

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“God speaks to us every day only we don’t know how to listen.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi

“Open your mind and let the universe speak to you.”
~ Bangambiki Habyarimana

 

Hello, Lovelies!

Here’s the oracle card I have chosen this Monday, the last one for 2016, and my take on the energetic outlook for the week ahead.

‘Inner Voice’ is from the Osho Zen Tarot deck. It’s a reassuring and very supportive card for the days ahead.

This week we still require lots of quiet time. December is a time for reflection, and for sitting in the Supermind. This month we’ve been encouraged to truly give thought to who we are, where we’ve been, and where we want to go next. As 2016 draws to a close we’re reminded of the value of reflecting on the year that has been, and what that has meant for us.

What will we do differently in 2017?

What will we do more of?

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Image from www.699pic.com

We don’t need to have all the answers. In fact, it’s best if we don’t overthink it. Instead, rest will help us to get clear. Naps will work magic. Walks in the park, dips in the ocean, communing with old trees, cups of tea in the bright fresh air – all of that will help.

This week, stay open.

Be open to the messages that find their way to us in dreams and via journalling. Be open to the wisdom and certainty that visits us in meditation.

Be open to the messages that call to us from books and song lyrics, from signs and sudden thought-bombs and the wisdoms that tumble out of the mouths of friends or strangers.

Stay open.

Let yourself dwell in the possibility of new hope, new directions, answers, breakthroughs and dawning clarity.

Image from www.encircled.ca

Image from www.encircled.ca

This week is also a beautiful week for planning the year ahead as we reflect on what has been, and where we want to go next.

Need help with that?

Go grab one of my Year of ME Planners over at my SHOP. (ME stands for Manifesting Energies, and the energies of 2017 are fabulous!) This digital full-year planner can be in your inbox in minutes, ready for you to review 2016 and begin mapping out what matters for you as we enter 2017.

Need bigger support? Join my Year of ME 12 month course and community for a whole year of deliciousness – with webinars, meditations and loads of activities and helpful tools and the most fantastic online facebook group. You’ll feel right at home with us!

If you are looking to start or grow a business I’ve got planning tools for that too, as well as a course and community, and a few limited spots left for personal mentoring and coaching with me/

All the information you need is over at my SHOP.

Here's my own 2017 Planner, and my 2017 gratitude stone, my 2017 crystal pack, and the oracle cards I'm going to use for the year ahead. Pretty delicious, huh?

Here’s my own 2017 Planner, and my 2017 gratitude stone, my 2017 crystal pack, and the oracle cards I’m going to use for the year ahead. Pretty delicious, huh?

 

Supportive crystals this week? Labradorite, Clear Quartz, Fluorite and Selenite. Helpful essential oils? Young Living’s Clarity essential oil blend, or  a combination (or singly!) of any of rosemary, orange, lavender and cedarwood.

 

Want to be included in my crystal grid and my new moon meditation to help you reach your highest potential? Find out more and add your name here. (If you’ve already asked to be added, I have you in there already – no need to ask again, although you are welcome to add other names still.) There is also an instruction sheet in the Free Stuff area in my shop that will help you to create your own crystal grid. I’d love to have you join me in creating and anchoring this energy for 2017!

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Be kind to yourself this week, and give yourself the rest and space you need.

Holding you, as always, in my thoughts, prayers and meditations.  All my love,

Nicole ❤ xx

 

Today, I’m Off The Grid…

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Image from www.wallup.net

“While you’ll feel compelled to charge forward it’s often a gentle step back that will reveal to you where you are and what you truly seek.”
~ Rasheed Ogunlaru

 

I’m bone tired.

Lots going on and an action-packed weekend so soon after my surgery meant that this was bound to happen – that I’d wake up this morning and be aware that every cell in my body was asking me to Stop. Rest. Reconnect.

So, that’s what I’m going to do.

Even though my head is full of ideas. Even though I’m itching to sit at my keyboard half the day or more. Even though….

 

All that stuff can wait.

Phone off. Computer off. Distractions off.

I’m dedicating today to rest and spending time with loved ones. Some time in nature. Good coffee somewhere. Maybe a movie. Definitely a nap.

I hope you do that for yourself too sometimes; just pull back and remember to live a little slower after crazy-time.

See you tomorrow, lots of love, Nicole <3 xoxo

Quiet, Tea and Dogs

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“A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbour — such is my idea of happiness.”
~ Leo Tolstoy

 

I’m finally home at our little farm house after a very successful retreat.

But it was full on! I worked around the clock to support my students and to hold space for their journey and transformation.

I’m beyond tired, but in the way of happy exhaustion rather than broken by overwhelm and illness.

Today I’m gifting myself quiet time, garden walks, acupuncture, a good coffee and lots of cuddles with Ben and the dogs. No work for me. No screen time. I need a few days to come back into flow with the outside world after being so deeply immersed in the spiritual.

Here’s my best medicine for a weary soul…

And I hope you find some time for yourself today too. Lots of love, Nicole xx

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