Sitting By The Fire, Sending Love Out To The World

“I was born for this moment in Earth’s history and if you believe you are a lightworker, so were you.” 
Eileen Anglin

 

Last night I sat by the fire (it is winter here and the nights are cold) and I meditated. My mala beads clicked between my fingers and I sent love and prayers out into the world.

I sent some to you. I sent some to my family and to my students. I sent some to the wider world and to the planet.

This morning, early, I sat again by the fire. I settled into meditation. I meditated for myself. I meditated for you.

All my days are book-ended by my spiritual practice.

All my life is anchored by this soulful habit of connection and intention.

It shapes everything I am, and everything I do.

If you’ve been feeling alone, isolated or unloved know that it is not true – from this little corner of the world I am with you, I am holding you in love, I am intending for you to be the best that you can be, and my daily prayer for you is that you come to know yourself, to love yourself, and to be at peace in your heart and in your life.
I’m with you, and you are not alone.
Your friend, Nicole ❤ xx

Feeling Extra Tired Right Now?

“Most of the things we need to be most fully alive never come in busyness. They grow in rest.”
~ Mark Buchanan

 

Hello, Lovely Lightworkers!

Feeling extra tired right now? I’m not surprised. No, there is nothing seriously wrong with you, but I am prescribing a lot of extra rest this weekend.

I always plan my retreats around moon phases and astrological energies, and my recent Accelerated Channelling course was run a few weeks ago for two reasons:

  1. It was the perfect time for accelerated spiritual and psychic growth, and
  2. the weeks following the retreat were aligned with providing rest and consolidation for my students’ big energetic changes

You may not have come on my retreat, but if you are energetically sensitive, intuitive or empathic you too will have been affected by recent astrological events. You too will have ‘levelled up’, clearing lots of old pain and grief (including past life and ancestral work), and raising your spiritual vibration.

Spiritual work and self work is the hardest work you can do. It’s been a time of huge growth for us in these energies of 2016. Now what’s needed is rest, quiet time, time spent on pleasure and in the company of people you cherish, and time in nature.

Can you find some of that time for yourself this weekend and in the coming few weeks?

You’ll also find it beneficial to sit and daydream positive thoughts about the future, to journal and work with your oracle or tarot cards, to draw and plan and go within. So many answers and insights await you.

Sending so much love your way, Nicole xx

 

Mini-Retreat Day 4 – Deepening Our Connection

“Reach deep within, and reconnect with the essence of your being.”
~ Bryant McGill

 

 

We become better at something through practice. This is as true for meditation, spiritual connection and soul growth as it is for any other skill.

If we have a desire to become more spiritually connected, more energetically attuned – then what is needed is for us to devote regular time to sit quietly with ourselves, so that we might reflect, connect and deepen our understanding of ourselves and our place within the world.

Today I invite you to consider making spiritual connection a more regular part of your life. Find an hour each week or a little time each day, to meditate and then to work on strengthen your connection to your soul, your guides and angels, and to universal energy.

Go back to the Higher Self Meditation or the Connect with your Guide Meditation and strengthen your connection by doing this meditation again.

Then sit quietly with your journal and your oracle or tarot cards. Shuffle your cards while asking What do I most need to know today?

Pull your first card, and then look closely at it. Let the picture speak to you. What ideas and thoughts come to your mind? Write today’s date at the top of the page in your journal and then write down your insights from card number one.

Now think of a situation where you’d like to gain clarity or direction. Reshuffle the deck of cards while thinking about this issue.

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Then pull up to five cards, one at a time, and lay them out in front of you.

Go back to the first card, look at the card closely and allow answers to come to you. Write them in your journal, and then repeat the process for the other cards you have chosen.

Finally, sit quietly, close your eyes and just be. In this space of silence and soul connection you may then want to offer up a prayer of gratitude and thanks. You may want to send love and light out into the Universe or to specific people and situations. You may want to use this time to call on your Guides, Angels, Ancestors or God/Universal Energy/Spirit for additional help and guidance as you journey through your day.

Know that you are deeply loved, and never alone. There is always love surrounding you.
Thinking of you today, and wishing for you a day of insights and growing inner peace.

Much love,

Nicole xx

 

How to Be An Everyday Mystic

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“Rituals are like electrically powered transmitters sending stimulating sparks of electric current or inspirational feelings that connect us to our inner being or soul.”
~ Wes Adamson

 

 

Who doesn’t want to embrace their inner mystic? We want to be able to listen to our intuition, and to call on energies that help us find the right path, make better choices and summon forth clarity and direction.

We want to be in that place of flow.

But flow takes work, right?

So we make all kinds of rules and commitments. I will journal thirty minutes every day. I will meditate every Sunday for two hours, and each morning after my sun salutes. I will raw food, stand-on-my-head, honour the four directions, utter the magical affirmations, work on my yoga, do my deep breathing, consult my oracle, practice gratitude, heal all my everythings, fix myself for ten focused minutes, love myself unconditionally – even on bad hair days or after overt calorie consumption, and green juice twice daily. All while doing all the other everythings I need to get done each day.

Sigh.

No wonder we get overwhelmed, off track and downright resentful of this thing that could be a source of comfort, support and, dare I say it, pleasure in our lives.

Too often we complicate things.

Especially when it comes to spiritual and self-development.

So today I have a suggestion that comes from long experience. My own. And that of my students and clients who now also practice this simple technique.

Put your spiritual toolkit together. Put your cards and runes, your crystals and essential oils, your journal and smudge sticks or incense or whatever else you use in a place where you will see and use them.

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If you travel, create a little grab-bag of stuff to take with you when you’re mobile.

When you make these things central in your life you will be more inclined to use them as a natural part of your day, rather than some kind of imposed ritual intended to make you more spiritual or intuitive.

Go to your tools when you feel drawn to them. Play with them. Hang out with them. Practice using them. Do things that help you to feel more in flow, by being in flow rather than forcing it.

Some simple ideas to add to your everyday mystic practice:

  • Take a moment and just breathe. BE in awareness as you draw air into and then out of your lungs. It only takes a minute to bring you back into your body and being in the moment.
  • Light a stick of incense. Let it be a sacred act to purify and bless your surroundings and you.
  • Pause in front of your sacred space and offer up a prayer, or draw some positive energy into your body.
  • Choose a favourite crystal and hold it for a moment or pop it in your pocket.
  • Make a cuppa and write in your journal for five minutes.
  • Go sit in the sun with your journal and read through it for five minutes, reflecting on what you’ve written.
  • Play with your singing bowl, singing bell, magical flute or other funky sound-inspired wonder.
  • Gaze on a positive affirmation or saying and really think on it for a minute.
  • Draw a card for the day and spend a minute to think about what that card means for you.
  • Select an essential oil and apply or diffuse it.
  • Read a section from an inspiring book.
  • Stand with your bare feet on the ground and just BE with the earth for a moment or two.

This way these simple rituals will become a natural part of your daily life, and create pathways that lead us deeper into ourselves and our true nature, as well as pathways that connect us to our guides, angels and the Divine.

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