Happy October, Happy Monday and how the heck are you? As we play around in Fall one of the things I notice is that all the “activities” start up again. Kids dance, violin, Tae Kwon Do, your Yoga, Tai Chi, running group, your sweeties bowling, darts night or squash game and time becomes very busy. This is a glorious time to create a schedule for yourself that allows play time, nourishing time, connection time and relax time. It’s also a great time to do a cleanse and purge your body of any delicious toxins, or extra bag of chips that were eaten at the summer barbeque. I always do a gorgeous cleanse every Spring and every Fall, I recommend that you don’t do one in the heat of the summer or the cold of the winter as your body is in a different mode.
Do you remember a while ago we talked about the energy or theme of September? September was all about Adjustment, navigating all the debris of August and doing the wiggle and settle dance of adjusting to what we wanted, what we didn’t want and what we wanted to create. This month (October) we build on the Adjustment and the theme is Inner Stability and Balance, INNER being the operative word. As I mentioned above, Fall is a time when the activities ramp up, then there is Thanksgiving, Halloween, Remembrance Day and voila Xmas! So as the nights get longer and our bodies really want to hibernate a tad (eat soup, bread and watch a Netflix show), the activity is ramped up!!
If you’re willing I invite you to focus this month on your Inner Stability and Balance, our inner experience is what transforms our outer experience – in the words of Abraham Hicks – BE, DO, HAVE (The BE part being the inner experience). With all the delicious energy that has been bopping around for the last few months, it’s a time to integrate, to reflect, go inwards a little (no I’m not asking you to be a hermit, just make sure your inner self feels good, grounded and nurtured). How to do this when the season is ramping up? My advice take a walk in the woods! I did that yesterday after 2.5 days of 12 hour renovating (where I was so frigging bagged that I collapsed into bed). My inner was feeling undernourished and a little overwhelmed, which I could witness on the outer level – so for me it is “get thee to the woods”!
It was fascinating to see that a spot I had been 5 days ago had changed, the colours were really starting to pop and as I looked up the mountain side there were greens, oranges, yellows and gorgeous rusts. The creek had started to fill up a little after the hot, hot dry long summer we had. I could feel Nature wrap me up in a glorious multi coloured blanket and push love, nurturing and strength back into my soul, my mind, my body – everything. I gladly received the window of connection to my inner being through nature’s guidance and have to say it was wayyyyy better than a coffee or an energy drink (not that I use either), but it was like a glorious boost and a plugging in to Divine, my inner well being and stability. All of which had gotten a tad put to the side with “Let’s rip this wall down, build a wall here, hang gyprock, mud, tape, pour concrete, sink posts, build handrails etc. etc. etc. “
Anyhow, enough nattering, let’s crack on to the reading. Interesting to see The Divine Circus Oracle were the ones that insisted on coming to play. Also the new crystals I gifted myself the other day, Ruby Zoisite, Fire Agate and Cinabrite, which are so frigging appropriate for this time, danced out as well as glorious little mint flowers. Oh and following my own advice the reading was done on a glorious stump. Take a breathe, you always have time for that. Just breathe in through your nose and out through your mouth. Let your shoulders drop, your jaw relax, your scalp relax (yes, you can do that), and just take a moment for yourself. When you are ready, pick the card or cards that resonate for you.
Have you picked?
Then let’s go have a look shall we? What is the message or who wants to work with you this week, let’s go find out.
OUT OF THE DARKNESS
Something that has been troubling you, something dark within you or in your life, is about to become something else. You won’t see it coming, but when the time is right (and it soon will be), out of darkness will come new life.
A seed of new life is growing. Perhaps you cannot see it or feel it because the seed begins its journey to new life in the darkness, hidden, away from sight and away from light. This seed is destined to bring new life to a situation that might seem to be dying, a fresh perspective to a stale problem. When the time is right – and that is fast approaching – the seed will push through, rise up and reveal itself. It will no longer be just a seed, but a shoot that will grow into a plant and can then flower and bear fruit. It is not a question of whether or not it is going to happen. It is going to happen. It is just a matter of time.
Whatever struggle or challenge is in your life or your heart right now, trust that it is going to work out. Not only that, but the very thing that seems to be darkest in your life, the most troublesome, is actually going to be what brings forth beautiful gift of a new life. In a strange way, it is actually trying to help you. It is assisting you in being ready to receive and experience new life, for something new to be born in you and in your life. This might be the realisation of your own inner strength, your courage, the development of belief in yourself, confidence to trust your instincts or some other gift yet to be understood.
Soon you’ll see there was an opportunity and even a blessing hiding in the troubles of your past, just waiting for the right time to transform itself into light and life.
THE PROUD PIERETTE
If you were proud of who you are and everything you have learned in your life, free from shame, guilt or judgement, what would you choose for yourself today? The choices you make for yourself from a place of feeling good are going to be more loving and helpful than anything from a place of self-judgement. You’ve nothing to regret, you’ve learned a lot and you are a beautiful unique being on a wild divine journey. Be kind to yourself. Keep your head up! Then it will be easier to keep growing and glowing.
If you feel that life is getting you down, or you should have, or could have, made different decisions in life – you are doing a great job! You are meant to have learning experiences. What matters is that you choose to learn. And you do! In your own time and your own way, you make sense of things, and you grow wiser and stronger as a person.
If you feel any ridicule, judgement or shaming is coming from those around you – trust you are stronger and wilder and more beautiful and true than any of that mean-spirited fearfulness. Let the mud that is being slung slide right off or remain stuck in the hands of those throwing it your way. Keep your sense of inner dignity intact. Never make yourself smaller to placate the fear in another’s heart. Take pride in who you are. Be proud to be you! And know that this is a way to respect and honour the creative loving power of the universe that created you!
HER WICKED WAYS
You are meant to shine bright, to be a sun, even in the cold and dark depths of winter, bringing warmth to the world. Some don’t like the light. They want to freeze your enthusiasm, douse your creative fire and rain on your parade. Don’t let them! Shine your light with stubbornness and happiness. Defeat the Snow Queen and her wicked ways.
The Snow Queen depicted on this card has her wicked ways. She likes to test those that aren’t yet sure of their worth. She will try to freeze you with a glance that conveys criticism, judgement, ridicule. She’ll make you believe that you’ll be humiliated, that it’s inevitable you’ll fail and so it’s better that you just don’t try to begin with. She’ll plant seeds of doubt like a weed in your soul garden, and cause you to lose energy to mental anguish. You’ll find the way of your life more difficult than it needs to be if you don’t take heed of what is happening and use your power to stand up to her.
Whether she arises through a loved one who cannot support you, or a colleague who is envious of you and wants to see you fall, or the voice in your head that is afraid and is yet to really trust your heart to lead you. There is only one way to deal with her. You must stand up tall and true and reply “I am me! Save your soul-slaying, doubt-making for another day. If you stay anywhere near me, I’ll melt you with my creative fire and the warmth of my love. So be gone, it’s time for you to move on!!!!”
Wishing you an amazing week. Remember to take some time outside to just BE. Give your inner being some TLC and if in doubt smile and laugh! Huge hugs. Oh yes, and make a nice hot drink that nourishes you! If you want more information on the theme of the month I highly recommend Lena Stevens, I have been working with her for about 5 years now and she is pretty cool. There won’t be a reading next week as it is Thanksgiving here and I plan on celebrating. Have a great week and as always I love reading your comments and insights – thank you.