The Week Ahead – Oracle Reading for Monday 5 December

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“There’s always a moment that separates the past from the future, and that moment is now.”
~ Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel

 

Hello, Lovelies!

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

‘Possibilities’ is from the Osho Zen Tarot deck and it signals opportunities for us to gain much-needed clarity and direction about our lives, and understanding of situations both current and past.

As the first full week of December stretches out before us, we are positioned to finally be able to make sense of all that has been going on in our life. This year. Last year.The years before that…

It is a fantastic week for being able to rise above the day-to-day workings of our lives and to look down upon it all in a way that gains us perspective, understanding and insights that have been unavailable to us until now.

This week find some time for reflection, planning, journaling and thinking deeply about your life. Ask your Guides and your Higher Self to show you what you most need to know right now, especially in relation to long-standing issues where you need resolution or a new direction.

It’s a week where patterns, habits and motivations will become clear – and then you can choose to keep, discard or change them!

Be aware of your self-talk this week. Are you keeping yourself trapped by endlessly repeating the same old story, even if it is not your truth anymore, or is not the truth of the direction in which you’d like to head?

Choose some new words and a new story. Reframe your life to create a new future for yourself, and a solid foundation for 2017.

Look for the existing good in your life, and acknowledge that good. Cultivate gratitude and appreciation in all you do.

Thank people who support and serve you.

And if you find yourself being treated badly, taken for granted, or taken advantage of? Think deeply on that this week too, and about whether you are prepared to continue to accept this energy, situation or relationship in your life in the year ahead.

Remember: you are worthy of love and respect.

The other thing this week lends itself to is the creation of long-range plans.

Choose a goal to work towards, especially one that is ambitious and that stretches and grows you. Have something far out in front of you that shines and beckons and encourages, and that will inspire you to keep going when things get tough.

Choose a better life for yourself.

Supportive crystals this week? Clear quartz, amethyst, fluorite and labradorite.  Helpful essential oils? Young Living’s Clarity essential oil blend, or  a combination (or singly!) of any of jasmine, orange, lavender and frankincense.

Wishing you a breakthrough week of wisdoms and insights. Holding you, as always, in my thoughts, prayers and meditations. Dream big, and value yourself! All my love,

Nicole❤ xx

Getting Ready for April 2015

“And this mess is so big
And so deep and so tall,
We cannot pick it up.
There is no way at all!”
~ Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat

“Perpetual devotion to what a man calls his business, is only to be sustained by perpetual neglect of many other things.”
~ Robert Louis Stevenson

 

Hello, Lovelies 🙂

Today (in Australia anyway!) we welcome April. 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 April has to offer.

Card for the Month:

I’ve chosen two cards for April for you: one from the Osho Zen Tarot Deck, and one from Colette Baron-Reid’s Wisdom of the Hidden Realms. 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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The message of the first card is all about getting your house in order. You’re being asked to identify your most important projects and priorities. To simplify. To get rid of the clutter of unnecessary projects, tasks, equipment, relationships, obligations, stuff. Pare things back. Delegate. Free up some time. You’re also being reminded that slow and steady wins the race –  keep moving forward toward your goals, even if your progress seems agonisingly slowRemember and take heart from the fable about the tortoise and the hare…

The beginning of April is a great time for reviewing our goals for the year, for reprioritising, and for dedicating ourselves to a simplified focus.

If your goals are really big, and time critical, it’s fine to live ‘out of balance’ for a while. Pick one thing, and make that your absolute focus. April is a month where you can accomplish an enormous amount if you’re prepared to let go of housework or other things that can be let slide for now.

For some of us, April is about going ‘mobile’. All kinds of trips are warranted. Trips to the library. Picnics, festivals, cafes, beaches, holidays. Not all goals need to be work oriented. Some people will find that April is best spent in contemplation, while others will need time out to recharge and unwind so that they come back to the race refreshed and ready to go.

Even if you’re bunkered down working on that big project, get yourself out and about every so often. Just to clear your mind. Just to give yourself a refreshing break.

April is also reminding us that this year is all about repositioning ourselves, and moving ourselves closer to our dreams. If we’ve gotten off track now is the time for a course correction. No judgement, no self-criticism. Just gentle realignment to our soul’s calling. This is a month for taking care of our physical bodies, and nourishing them with wholesome foods, gentle movement and moments of quiet contemplation and connection, even as we live with imbalance.

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The second card I’ve chosen is all about your heart! The High Lady of Love and Compassion reminds you to live from your heart – and to choose life paths, hobbies, relationships and directions because they align with your innermost yearnings.

You are encouraged to choose what makes you happy without justification or explanation to others. This is your life, and only you get to live it, so live it with kindness and compassion for yourself first. From that place of emotional contentment you will easily be able to support and encourage others. If you can’t put your own needs front and centre, you will eventually struggle with resentment and exhaustion even if you love serving others and supporting your loved ones, students or clients.

Your heart has its own wisdom, so this month tune in to that wisdom and let your heart lead you, rather than your head. Trust your intuition. Trust those flashes of insight and understanding. Be brave enough to truly listen to what your heart is telling you, and value that above external guidance, advice or judgement.

Work hard or rest hard this month – whatever is most needed. But remember to have time out, to have fun, and to recharge your spirit and body. Even if the housework never gets done! There will be time for that next month. 🙂

Need some extra encouragement, support or inspiration?

Try these posts:

Guided Meditation for Orienting Heart Awareness – a twenty-minute guided meditation to help you tune in to your heart’s wisdom

How to Work Out What Your Heart Wants – Some techniques for getting out of your head and paying attention to the signs and guidance all around you

Lightbulbs and Lightning Strikes – some journalling activities and meditations to help provide clarity, focus and ah-ha moments

Direction or Destination – if you’re still trying to work out where to head, or where to put your energies.

Manifesting New Directions and Opportunities – lots of journalling exercises and ideas to really help you get focused, and some lovely visualisation too.

Embrace April, and its possibilities by accepting that YOU, my darling, are worthy of living the life of your dreams, and that your goals and aspirations really do matter and deserve energy and attention.

Sending all my love to you, Nicole ♥ xx

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