Happy Monday! Actually, happy first Monday in October! How is your Autumn going? Are you able to get out and enjoy the glorious colours that Mother Nature is sharing with you? For me every morning when I look out at the mountainside it is like a gorgeous new painting – this is where I really wish I could paint and capture the vibrancy, the colours, the way the sun filters through the golden leaves and imbue it all with the smell. Alas, my paintings tend to look either bizarrely abstract or like stick people have taken over the page. Sigh.
This weekend, even though it was rather grey and rainy I managed to plant 275 spring bulbs. I love those first flowers of spring, the daffodils, tulips, bluebells, lily of the valley, crocus – that dash of colour after a long grey/white winter uplifts me and makes me feel expansive. So yes, I did get muddy, wet and cold – however, the bulbs of grandeur and delight are planted and it may take 6 months until I see them, but I know they are growing and when the time is right they will blossom. Kind of like us. With that in mind, the cards that wanted to come play this week are the lovely Kuan Yin Oracle deck by Alana Fairchild. The gemstones are the peacock stone, rose quartz and amethyst.
So as October is the month of Balance energy, I invite you to come explore that with me. Gently close your eyes down and first breathe out, release and then as you breathe in, breathe in love and as you breathe out breathe out any fear, anxiety, doubt or mental clutter. Let’s do that one again – breathe in deep, deep to the belly and feel yourself filled with unconditional love and as you exhale out through an open mouth – release.
In front of you is an exquisite ceramic bowl and it is filled with all sorts of spring bulbs. You don’t know what any of these bulbs are but you trust that at the right time they will flourish and share their beauty with you. Just past this bowl is a rich, ripe, verdant plot of soil that is gently shielded from chill autumn winds by the drooping branches of multi-coloured trees. As you pick up your trowel and a bulb you set an intention. For the first bulb you sent an intention of BEing, how do you want to BE in this world and you gently place it into the hole you have created for it and pull the earth back over and give it a gentle pat. The next bulb you sent an intention of DOing, what do you want to DO in this world, how do you want to serve and gently place it in the new hole you carefully dug for it and cover it over. The last bulb calls to your heart and soul and asks you to set an intention of NOURISHMENT, how or what do you need to nourish yourself as you find BALANCE in all aspects of your life. Is it having quiet time daily, getting out into the woods, connecting with friends regularly, a long soak in a tub with gorgeous music? Create a lovely hole for this one and set the intention of all the ways you can nourish and love yourself through the day, the week, the month and the winter so that you can fully appreciate your BEing bulb and your DOing bulb. Repeat this process until all your bulbs are planted and as you gently even the dirt out, and sit back on your haunches to look at your work, you take a deep breath in and the air is filled with promise, possibility and peace and a great big smile tickles the corners of your mouth as you know, you feel, you trust – your not alone and it’s all going to be good. Take one more deep breathe and then pick.
Now let’s go look and see what gorgeous guidance and insight is to be shared with you.
REVEAL THE PEACOCK BEAUTY
The beauty of the peacock is breathtaking, with stunning lush colour unfolding in graceful and proud display. You too are a great beauty, beloved. Within you resides a glorious divine being of beautiful light, with an ability to create, as your divine birthright. The Peacock Beauty speaks to you of your creative energies rising to sublime, inspired new levels as you are accessing the power of your throat chakra for higher creation. Your intentions, decisions and particularly your words, are becoming more powerful. Enjoy the wise use of this growing creative potency to express the beauty within you, asking for Divine Blessing on all your plans, projects and words.
There is a stirring within you to create greater beauty in your life, to honour the creative ability that you have to express such sublime feelings that reside within you. You can begin to create divine beauty through your words and actions. As the power of the throat chakra grows, our urge to express ourselves in a uniquely creative way can become strong. This creativity is the voice of the Soul wishing to manifest itself in the physical world. The power of your Soul is starting to flow through your words and plans.
Whatever project, plan or purpose you have been contemplating is in alignment with the higher creativity of your Soul. Don’t worry if the details aren’t unfolding as you thought they would. Be clear with your intention and surrender the details to the Universe so that they can unfold according to a vision greater than your own. Don’t give up, but do let go.
NECTAR OF THE LOTUS
The Divine Mother wishes that those who are meant to feed others be well fed too! Your devotion to helping others has the effect of squeezing the cosmic heart chakra of the Divine Mother. From her heart drips nectar, sweet, sustaining, life affirming energy that feeds you and allows you to nourish many souls. Like a sacred chalice that overflows, when you are full, well and and vital, the feeding of others happens effortlessly. There is an endless supply of energy, joy, peace, bliss and love for you. Yet sometimes we may experience limitation instead of endless supply. If that’s the case it is time to shift and trust. Any limitation we are feeling could be a sign that our mind and emotional life could use some help shifting from scarcity consciousness into consciousness of abundance.
A limit or restriction in our energy might indicate that we have been so focused on giving to others that we have forgotten that we are a part of the divine heart we are seeking to embody and we need to gain more balance in our lives by taking some time out and attention for ourselves.
Divine Nectar is our vital energy, it is life force and the fuel for growth of all kinds. It is peace, it is power, it is abundance and it is love and divine grace. When our chi energy or life force is replenished we feel creative, happier and more content, accepting of ourselves, others and life and more in flow. Chi comes from connection. What part of you needs more connection? Taking a few moments to consider what you need strengthens your self-awareness and increases your ability to consciously meet your needs. The Mother Divine wants to help you and you can assist her by helping yourself too!
THE YIN EMPRESS
The Yin Empress brings peace, prosperity and success to her beloved devotees. Your Soul Purpose includes Healing and Empowerment of the Divine Feminine, the Yin Empress herself. You gain power, assistance and untold blessings in following you Soul Purpose. You are lifted and supported in your Sacred Work now.
You are a spiritual leader and pioneer and part of what you are here to do for the planet on a soul level, whether you are male or female, is to empower the Divine Feminine. You may feel you don’t fit into current culture. You are not meant to, because you are meant to help it to grow and change! Your Soul yearns to make a real difference in this world, to help it be free of fear that leads to competition and domination and power struggles and instead to live from a place of love and peace.
Men and women who are in touch with their feminine power are able to love, to have compassion, have fierce gentleness, live their heart truths and to be truthful and to honour what really matters to them, whether it fits with contemporary cultural values or not. Living in this way not only feels better and more truthful, it also leads to a successful life with much creativity, positive contribution, personal empowerment and satisfying relationships, not to mention inspiration for others to draw from so that they too may grow. You are being asked to live into your feminine power now, to be true to who you are and not give in to social conditioning that tells you feminine power is not enough, that you must compromise your beliefs or your compassion to ‘get ahead’ or ‘come out on top’. Live from your heart and realise that this is not only enough, it is a blessing for all.
So gorgeous one, I wish you a stupendous week filled with autumnal beauty, heart based living, laughter and peace.