Teacup Oracle – For Life Guidance

 

Who would then deny that when I am sipping tea in my tearoom I am swallowing the whole universe with it and that this very moment of my lifting the bowl to my lips is eternity itself transcending time and space?
~ D.T. Suzuki

 

Will you join me for a cup of tea and a little magic?

Every so often I like to create an oracle for you. The very first one I ever posted was The Healing Power of Flowers and Fairy Blessings.  We offered a selection of flowers for you to choose from, and each flower came with a message – a mini-reading if you will. It was so well received that I’ve been creating oracles for you ever since.

Today I’m so pleased to offer you another of my Magical Oracles! This time, I’m offering a cup of tea to provide you with the wisdom, guidance and support you might need right now.

Instructions for using today’s post

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

When you have chosen your teacup, scroll further down for your oracle message. Trust that what you most need to know is exactly what you shall choose.

Love and Light,

Nicole ♥ xx

Let the Teacup Blessings Begin…

1.  Violets Teacup

2.  Blossoms and Birds Teacup

3.  Everything Golden Teacup

4. Very Deco Teacup

5. Wonderland Teacups

6. Skull and Roses Teacup

7. Italian Lace Teacup

8.  Peacock Teacup

♥ Your Teacup’s Message ♥

Each magical teacup has a message for you. I have also selected a crystal to best support the message and energies of your teacup.  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). Your Magical Healing Environment is a place or activity you’ll find supportive and healing.

1. Violets Teacup You’re being so strongly supported by loved ones who’ve crossed over, and by your Guides and the Angelic Realms. Call on them for help and guidance, and know that you are deeply loved, even as you feel so alone. They have a message for you to let you know that everything, ultimately will be okay, and they are sending you strength, grace and love.  Best Crystal – AMETHYST   Power Word – SUPPORT  Magical Healing Environment – Quiet time on your own to fill yourself up with nurture, to give yourself time to think and plan, and to learn from all of these lessons in your life.  It’s breakthrough time. You’re almost there!

2.  Blossoms and Birds Teacup It’s a time of accelerated progress right now, and a wonderful time for both expanding and sharing your knowledge. Trust your abilities, and take small consistent steps towards your goals. Keep company with others from your tribe, and if you have no tribe, seek out like-minded people who can support you, believe in you and help you grow.  Best Crystal – LABRADORITE  ♥ Power Word – KNOWLEDGE ♥ Magical Healing Environment – Places that allow you to develop your craft, your wisdom and your skill. This could be courses, seminars and conferences, books, teachers and mentors, journalling, dreaming and goal setting, or a room or studio where you work on your projects or study. It can also be you stepping up to be the mentor and teacher, and you putting your gifts out into the world. Embrace possibility!

3.  Everything Golden Teacup  A time of turning corners, of new beginnings, fresh starts and remaking yourself and your life. You are being encouraged to actively create the life of your dreams. It’s your life, and you are worthy of every good thing, so step up and claim it. Situations are easing, there is support at ever turn, and you’re moving back into flow and abundance.  Best Crystal – CITRINE   Power Word – RENEWAL ♥ Magical Healing Environment – Anywhere that supports your growing sense of self-worth. Look to positive friendships and relationships that make you feel good about yourself, to clothes and hair that allow you to reclaim your confidence, to trusted advisors and teachers who can support you in making all of these much-needed changes. Take yourself on outings to places and events that inspire and uplift you. Dream yourself a new life, starting today!

4. Very Deco Teacup  This is a time on your life where you can finally begin to see, with great clarity, both the truth of your current situation, and the best way forward. A time of inspiration, vision and sound decision-making. A time of great personal power, and of establishing sovereignty in your own life – a place from which all good things will flow.  Best Crystal – CLEAR QUARTZ   Power Word – CLARITY  Magical Healing Environment – Time for planning your life, creating a vision board, or writing in your journal. This is a fabulous time for you to truly work out how you feel, and what actions and decisions need to be made to make your life more authentic and fulfilling. You’ll surprise yourself with how easily you step into your own power now!

5.  Wonderland Teacups Friendship and helpful people is the theme of this delightful teacup. What you need most right now is good company – the company of a friend or lover, of family or your favourite pets, of new friends and old. Of like-minded people who can share your journey. And it’s also letting you know that so many of the things you enjoyed in childhood are still available to support you now, and to enrich your life.  Best Crystal – ROSE QUARTZ  ♥ Power Word – FRIENDS  Magical Healing Environment – Time spent connecting with friends Catch up with old friends you haven’t seen for the longest time. Have a cup of tea with the neighbour across the way. Organise coffee, a quick meal, a picnic or an outing. Join a group. Let your heart spend time on friendship, laughter, shared problems and shared joy. Love, laugh, live!

6. Skull and Roses Teacup  The message of this teacup is self-expression and self-care. Your soul is longing to be heard – it yearns for individuality, for attention to detail, for beauty and for art. You could find these qualities in nature, in architecture, in cultural pursuits or in your own creative expression.  Best Crystal – FLUORITE   Power Word – INDIVIDUALITY  Magical Healing Environment – Time that allows you to express or experience things that define you as an individual   Dress in ways that help you identify with your soul energy. Choose eclectic, individual, vintage, recycled and bespoke over mass-produced. Nourish yourself with culture and beauty. Spend time in beautiful, artsy or quirky environments. Embrace your uniqueness and be your best self!

7.  Italian Lace Teacup You’re stepping into a delicious time of creative energy. Expect ideas, insights and innovation. Challenge yourself and the status quo. Travel and open yourself to new ideas and the joy of thinking outside the square. This is a magical time for you, and you’ll be strongly guided and supported in this space of creative flow. Plan adventures, and then go! Start something new. Get things finished – there are also powerful energies for completion here.  Best Crystal – GARNET  Power Word – INSPIRED  ♥ Magical Healing Environment – People and places that stimulate you  Travel, go to new places, even if it is just a coffee shop or restaurant. Plan holidays and major life changes. Embark on new projects. Make things. End things or finish things. Think bold thoughts. Believe in yourself and in magic!

8.  PeacockTeacup This is a powerful time for healing for you right now. A time to get your body, mind and spirit back in balance. A time of drawing inwards for a while, in order to emerge renewed, healed, empowered and reinvigorated. Focus on your health and well-being. Pull back from stressful people and situations. Put your own well-being front and centre right now. It’s time for healing breakthroughs.  Best Crystal –CHRYSOCOLLA   Power Word – HEAL ♥ Magical Healing Environment – Any place or person that nurtures your health  Give energy to your best healthy diet, stretch, spend time in nature, get that body moving, breathe deeply, get some sunlight on your skin, plenty of rest and consult practitioners who can support you on this journey back to wellness. You’re being supported to find healing breakthroughs!

Not Exactly Happy!

“She looked as if she were about to burst into tears, but she was wonderful at catching the ball of her own mood in mid-air.”
~ Rebecca West

 

Thanks for all of your positive thoughts and wishes.

Yesterday kinda sucked. But I’d known it would, so no surprises there.

I could have been up all night writing out my angst in some edgy post, but I was preoccupied and couldn’t sleep and wasn’t really in a space to write. I shook my fist at the heavens, I cried, I muttered, I was stupidly angry – at God, the Universe, my body, myself, my life, the census, all of my lost opportunities and broken dreams etc etc.

After which I got over myself. Because it starts to sound like self-pity after a while, and we can’t have that.

I still couldn’t sleep. I played so much Candy Crush Soda (in the dark on my iPad) so that I wouldn’t wake anyone up that I won heaps of bonus playing time which I then used up because I wasn’t sleeping anyway.

So this morning I am levelled up, I am the Candy Crush Soda Queen, I am sleep deprived and begrudgingly resigned to the fact that, thanks to lyme, my body still has major issues that can only be resolved by major surgery and more drugs. After which, I hope, I’ll eventually feel and function a whole lot better.

I’m okay, and I’ll be okay.

 

Although my current internal dialogue hasn’t quite caught up with that news yet.

Internal dialogue…

*insert big swears*

*insert happy face*

*a bit more swearing*

 

Okay. That’s better. I’ll go make a cup of tea and my day will proceed and life will go on and my bad mood will dissipate. My doctors have charted a path and I will walk that path.

There are still some things to be done before surgery, so it has been scheduled for the day before my birthday. Whoot!

How can you not laugh?

 

A Morning Cup of Tea With Friends

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“Think thoughts that make you happy. Do things that make you feel good. Be with people who make you feel good, and who cheer you on. Eat things that make your body feel good. Go at a pace that makes you feel good. Embrace Life… live!”
~ Angie Karan

 

Shhhh…

Just sit quietly for a bit.

Cradle that nice warm mug of tea in your hands, and wait.

They’ll be here soon, my morning friends.

There.

See.

Told you.

Aren’t they beautiful?

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Six little fishies, all swimming merrily and waiting to be fed.

Don’t sprinkle the fish food too close to the edge of their pond. Bert is waiting to lap it all up, and that dog has already had his breakfast. It isn’t fair if he eats all the fish food too!

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It’s always good to have company for your early morning cuppa. 🙂

I love watching the fish darting amid the water lillies. And the birdsong is particularly beautiful today.

Oh Bert, don’t look at me like that – like you’re a poor starving dog and I am the meanest mother in the world.

Go on, just one little drink. The fishies have almost finished. I’m sure they won’t mind.

2014-03-18 18.38.24Now I’ve drunk my tea we’ll go inside and have a lie down. Doesn’t that sound good!

Oh Nurse Bert, those eyes.

That pouty lip.

Well, alright, maybe just one biscuit, seeing as that fish food didn’t quite fill you up…

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Life on Hold

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“Finished crap can be edited. Unfinished greatness languishes forever. The only bad writing is the thing you didn’t write!”
~ Margarita Gakis

 

I’m tweaking the very final edits of my memoir. You know, the one about my time in the Kimberley?

So, there’s not much else to report right now until that’s done.

That’s why the dogs look so bored.

Anyway, while I finish up, fuelled by copious amounts of tea, here are some pictures from yesterday morning’s walk…

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I’ll be back tomorrow with something much more exciting, I promise!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend,

Lots of love, Nicole xx

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A Cup of Tea and Comfort…

Living and working as a psychic can be quite draining, although I love what I do. It’s not dissimilar to any other ‘caring’ profession, where you are totally focused on the needs of others, in a way that leaves little time for yourself.

I’ve learned that the best way to avoid burnout for me is to work for a few intense days in a row and then have a complete break from clients for a time. And one of the ways I often celebrate finishing my work week is with a visit to Queenies Teahouse, at Nundah Village in Brisbane.

It’s the perfect place for nurture and soul food. From the moment you push open the door with its tinkling bell you can feel yourself begin to unwind. Smiling staff greet you and usher you to crisp linen’d tables, and soon you’ll find yourself cradling a small tasting cup of one of their delightful teas as you peruse the menu.

A visit to Queenies is like a step back in time, where the worries of the world stop at the front door.  In the background the gentle strains of music your grandmother might have listened to – all the old jazz and blues greats, and the sounds of yesteryear – soothe and unfrazzle your senses.  Gorgeous smells waft from the kitchen.

This is no coffee shop with its clatter and noise, laptops and mobile phones. Here you find friends chatting, generations of families catching up over a pot of tea, and individuals having a moment’s respite from their daily madness – a sort of ‘tea and tasties’ meditation for one.

The teas are sublime and there are so many to choose from. There are two full menu pages devoted to the tea selection, with the sorts of descriptions usually reserved for wine lists.

The herbal tea and green tea varieties are as extensive as the black teas, and they always arrive at your table perfectly brewed, or refreshingly iced.

And have I mentioned the food…

Everything is made fresh in the Queenies kitchen – examples include the daintiest of ribbon sandwiches, creamy risotto, savoury mince (that is right up there with my late grandmother’s), exquisite cakes, coconut ice, and of course cupcakes and scones to die for…

 

 

 

 

 

Yesterday a friend and I enjoyed ribbon sandwiches and a pot of Creme Brulee Tea, followed by something sweet.

For me, the most moist and delicious gluten-free orange and almond cake, with its own little shotglass of orange syrup and a perfect ball of chocolate ganache of swooning quality…

For my friend, the baked cheesecake with its spicy gingernut biscuit crust and heavenly berry topping…

The menu has all the traditional high tea favourites, and is also vegetarian and gluten-free friendly. And there are lovely treats to take home –  a sachet or two of your favourite tea, a pretty teapot or tea-towel, or perhaps a tiny tea set for the small people in your life.

My wonderful friend, the poet Carly-Jay Metcalfe was moved to poetry by yesterday’s outing.  You can read about it here.

In fact, I was so inspired that I am planning to book the place out and have a Sunday Function here one day soon, where we can combine Soul Food, Spirituality, Blessings and Poetry over a lovely lunch and a good cup of tea with like-minded souls. Stay tuned for details!

Wednesday morning, 5am.

It’s raining here. That’s not unusual for where I live.  The Northern Rivers wouldn’t flow if they didn’t have replenishment.

Each morning I wake up early, around 4am, and then I meditate for an hour or so, lighting some candles and incense to keep me company in the dark. My meditation can take one of several forms, but I always include some time in silence, and some healing work for friends, family, clients and the planet.

This morning I finished my meditation, cocooned in that lovely space of my inner world, and then as I slowly adjusted back into the flow of life I heard the richest of orchestras around me.

There was the constant drum of rain on the tin roof. The frogs are croaking and calling to each other.  Crickets and cicadas add their drone to the moist dark air.  The gutters gurgle prettily as they swallow the rain and convey it to our water tanks.

Wind chimes tinkle in the breeze.

The trees creak and groan as they sway and dance under the rolling waves of rain and wind.

Cows and calves, waking up, are calling to each other, as mother and child reunite for the first feed of the day.

Behind it all is a dull roar.  The creek is up. We’ve had constant rain for days, and heavy rain all night.  Even in the dark I can picture it. The muddy water swelling up in the rainforested channel as it makes its way from the hills at the top of our farm down to the river on one side of us, or the creek on the other.

I can hear it tumbling over the rocks, making little waterfalls.

I put the kettle on, and prepare fixings for tea. My own blend this morning.  Smoky Russian Caravan and Chinese Yunnan, with lavender blossom and fennel seeds. It’s a rich aromatic brew for a robust start to my day.

I’ll drink my tea, write my blog, and work on my novel until dawn breaks.

Then I shall don my leopardskin-print gumboots, take my big stripy umbrella and wander down the hill to the causeway in my pyjamas, and see if we are flooded in.  Such adventure!  Today, nature shall decide what my day will look like; whether I go to town (Mullumbimby  LOL – city dwellers would consider Mullum a hamlet)  to work on my new website, or stay at home and work on my book.  Living here I am constantly reminded that I am a very small human on a planet that lives and breathes, and snores in her sleep, and washes her hair to suit herself.

The rain is still thundering down. The birds are beginning to sing. I pour another cup of tea…