Making Plans & Adapting

 

You can know that you’re really committed to following through with your plans if you make a plan that works for you personally.

Self-sabotage happens when you create a plan that you know you can’t follow through with.

For example, say that you want to start a meditation practice and eventually you want to work up to 30 minutes a day of meditation because you know that it would benefit you.

Mentally; you’d have more clarity, physically; it would benefit your health, spiritually and emotionally; it would help you feel more centered.

There are all these benefits that you know it would help you with – but if you start off by saying, “I’m going to meditate 30 minutes a day,” and then a week later you’re like, “Well it’s Sunday, I’m going to sleep in instead of doing my meditation; I feel good so I’m going to take this morning off.”

That is self-sabotaging, but if you start with something that you definitely know you can do, like say, “Well I definitely know I can start with 5 minutes a day and I can stick to that no matter what.”

So you stick with that and eventually it feels natural to you.

There are all these Psychology studies that say it takes 21 – 30 days to break a habit.  So, if you say “I can definitely start with 5 minutes and no matter what, no excuses, I’m going to commit to the 5 minutes a day.”

You can remind yourself of the benefits – “It’s going to make me feel so good, and it is already making me feel so good, and I feel so calm and centered and stable and clear…” and just keep giving yourself that motivation, and then when you get to the end of the 30 days it feels so natural for you that you can increase it to 10 minutes.

You just keep going until it becomes natural to you because of course, at first, lifestyle changes don’t feel natural.

You’re like, “Why am I doing this??  It doesn’t make sense…” and then you remind yourself of the benefits, and you continue with it until you’re like, “Wow, I did all these things and I really did make this change, because I care about myself and I’m committed to doing what makes me feel good.”

Another level to this is if there’s an event or project you’re working on like a book, or an art project.  When you do that there’s an energy that you bring through and you change things in this reality.

When you participate in life and change reality, life responds.  You want to leave room or the unexpected to happen, because things may not go how you expect.

You want to be a part of that flow of life where you’re bringing through your creative expression and sharing your love with the world and creating events and planning ahead for certain things to happen.

But you also have to give room for the unexpected to happen and just to see how life responds to that and how you respond to it – to the changes that you’re bringing through.

Even though you do need to give yourself that time and space, and be patient with yourself and gentle with yourself, you still need to make the plan and follow through with what you say you’re going to do.

Make your plans and play your part, because if you don’t do anything then nothing will change.  Getting out there and creating and working on creative projects may not turn out how you expect, but if you don’t do anything then nothing will change.

-Nora

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Weekly Guidance 2/20 – 2/26

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There’s a slower start to the week of healing and recovering.

Spend some time in a quiet restorative, reflective practice.

Stop trying to figure things out.

Just relax & quiet your mind & the answers will come to you at the exact right, perfect time.

Retreat, but don’t procrastinate.

Hiding yourself under a rock can be nice sometimes, but if you stay there too long it can crush you.

Do what you can to get started & follow through & move forward with your plans.

The retreat is where we regain our energy & this renewal is needed to have the energy to keep going.

-Nora

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Weekly Guidance 2/13 – 2/19

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The Page of Wands comes in the beginning of the week to help us overcome obstacles and challenges in regards to our creativity, passion and motivation.

In the middle of the week we have the 3 of Cups which indicates some sort of celebration, friendship and social connection.

We are able to find a like-minded community that makes us feel like we are a part of something.

At the end of the week we have the 2 of Cups, which is more of a one-on-one meeting of the hearts.

There’s a union of complimentary pairs that shows us that we can value each other’s differences.

Because we have the 2 & 3 of Cups this week, it’s likely that the challenges in the beginning of the week will help us find a way to feel more connected to those around us later in the week in a way that is truly authentic.

-Nora

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Weekly Guidance 1/16 – 1/22

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We have peace and mental clarity at the beginning of the week with the 4 of Swords.

This would be a good time to simplify and organize your life and your thoughts.

Spend some time in prayer/meditation, and purifying and cleansing your sacred space.  Bring order to chaos.

With the Sun moving into Aquarius in the middle of the week, we strive toward Higher Ideals.

The Ace of Pentacles comes in and advises us to start from where we are.

What can we offer with what we have now, to participate and be in the flow of life?  We all have something that we can offer.

With the Wheel of Fortune at the end of the week, we know that we can always handle whatever comes our way. 

Life will never give you something you’re not prepared for, unless it’s a catalyst for change, or to nudge you in a certain direction.

Open up to opportunities that come your way.

Try new things, and if you feel like you’re not ready, practice until you are.

Sometimes we also need to start before we’re ready, and then we have a remembrance of what we’re doing as we’re doing it.

We’re never done learning and experiencing.

Day after day, moment after moment, there’s still another level of learning, uncovering, discovering, clearing, maturing, purifying, etc.

Whatever it is, we’re always evolving, we’re always changing, and there is never an end, we’re never done.

That’s why on the Wheel, the Tarot ends and beings with a T, because endings and beginnings go hand in hand. 

-Nora
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Weekly Reading January 2nd – 8th

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The World kicks of the week with a sense of accomplishment and the feeling of coming full circle.

We are seeing the bigger picture of our lives.

With the World card, we have an opportunity to complete cycles so we don’t have to keep repeating them.

The 5 of Cups shows up, which represents emotions, particularly grief, regret, disappointment, isolation, guilt, apathy, etc.

Whenever a major change is happening, we need to acknowledge the transformation and shedding of the past to fully move forward without emotional baggage weighing us down.

That may mean taking a moment to first know where you’ve been and where you’re going, and finding out if there’s a part of you that feels left behind, forgotten, unsure, uncomfortable, etc.

Thank that part of you for what it’s taught you in the past and for being there for you when you needed it.

Let that part of you know that it’s ok, and it’s safe to come along for the ride in your new plans/new approach to life/ different changes you’re experiencing.

The 3 of Cups is about feeling supported and included by a like-minded community, as opposed to the rejection of the 5 of Cups.

Always being true to yourself may sometimes leave you feeling outcast.

More often than not, being true to yourself will actually inspire those around you and attract other people who are on the same wavelength.

Now, you’re stronger than ever because you’ve survived so much and remained true to yourself, so you’re invincible to shine your light.

-Nora

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Weekly Guidance 12/12 – 12/18

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In the beginning of the week we have the 3 of Pentacles, which is about working together towards a common goal.

When working together as a team, the goal of the team must be more important than any individual’s motive.  With all things in life you need a balance, so you also must make sure that everything is fair, and no one is being taken advantage of.

To have an effective team, there must be clarity.  Everyone must know their part.  This requires communication which takes us to…

The 3 of Swords in the middle of the week.  This is about using logic over emotion.

If you find yourself in the midst of a highly charged emotional atmosphere, we can clear the storm by using logic to sort through our emotions.

The most sensible and logical solution to a problem may not be the most immediately emotionally satisfying. 

However, if we let our emotions overtake us and ignore our logic…this can lead to us becoming soft, lazy, self-serving, complacent.

This bring us to the 9 of Cups.

Using logic over emotion and cooperating with your community will ultimately bring a deeper sense of emotional fulfillment.

Don’t fool yourself into thinking you should only do things that make you feel good. 

Cliché statements like “follow your heart” and “if it feels good, do it, if it doesn’t, don’t” may sometimes accurately apply in our lives…

But they can also be dangerous if we don’t critically analyze our own motivations and why something makes us feel good.

For example, stepping into our Highest Potential may mean doing something that is extremely challenging. 

But if you choose to instead do what feels best, you could miss out on an opportunity for growth, learning and experience. 

Not only that, but if you could’ve benefited others by making a different choice, then you’re actually robbing humanity of your gifts.

Working through your difficult emotions and keeping yourself mentally fit will ultimately be more satisfying anyway because you’re fulfilling a deeper need, and that is to participate in life and contribute to society in a way that is useful and helpful in the long term.

-Nora

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Weekly Guidance 9/26 – 10/2

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Messages from the archetype of Libra this week:

Do whatever it takes to maintain equilibrium and balance.

Be careful with your thoughts and your word, and take extra care to be very precise.

Taking an extreme point of view to counter another perspective will only get you pulled into a game of tug and war.  Your participation isn’t necessary.

A Dove of Peace with an Olive Branch came through for us this week as a messenger to be a peace bringer; focus on creating peace. 

Focus on the strengths of Libra, ruled by Venus; love, peace, harmony.

Bring a peacemaker by not letting emotions influence your decisions…taking into consideration fairness, equality, and balance.

Find any area of our lives that are pulling us off balance…

If you feel like your life is already balanced, then just marinating in that perfect balance and equilibrium and being in your true essence.

Cultivating that space of centeredness.

The image of a spinning top came up to show what this is like; it can’t get knocked off its axis but it can get all wobbly.  You’re never going to be able to stop moving, change is the only real constant in our lives. 

Riding the current – less like a wave, more like an electrical current.

Be balanced in all elements – so even though air is the strength this time of year, you still need the qualities of the other elements…

However, there is less of an emphasis of water, but more on air, earth and fire.  (We’ll have plenty of time for Water next month with Scorpio…)

Be very aware of electrical atmosphere; things bring “charged”.

That’s why cultivating this space is so important – so you don’t get pulled in or charged up by your atmosphere; you’re charging yourself up.

Get outside and breathe in fresh air for a while; go for a run, a swim, walk your dog, sit on the earth and get charged with clean fresh life force energy.

This will help move around any stagnant energy, so that you can just be clear and uplifted and energized.

-Nora

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Weekly Guidance September 5th – 11th

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Even though there is increased chaos in the world right now, behind every thing there is a presence of peace for knowing the right thing to do in every moment.

The Hermit guides us to go within to our internal compass.  Our inner light will show us the way when we don’t know what to do.

Go to the really silent, still place of peace within you, and you’ll always know the truth.

The 2 of Cups reminds us of the importance of the relationships in our lives.  We really do need each other; to cooperate with each other and listen to each other, and share our hearts and our experiences with each other.

There’s a balance needed between the Hermit and the 2 of Cups.  The Hermit guides us to really know ourselves on the deepest level, tap into our own wisdom and not depend on others to find out what is true.  The 2 of Cups reminds us that we need to come out of our shells and share that wisdom and listen to others sharing their wisdom.

At the end of the week we have the Sun, bringing in a balance of freshness, of innocence and being open to the present moment, to the wisdom of the Hermit.

There is a Hermit within you who is old and wise and has learned much; yet there is also a Sun with you whose innocence,  openness, self expression, and creativity can never be broken or bought.

This is an important part of you that needs to be nurtured and trusted.  Follow your passion, follow your creativity and be open to new experiences with the wisdom of the Hermit.

Also, the contrast of the withdrawn Hermit to the openness of the Sun shows that at times during this week you’ll need to withdraw, and at other times you’ll need to come out of that and be open and vulnerable.  But you can’t be open and vulnerable unless you’ve taken the time to withdraw.  Spend time with yourself, digest and interpret your experiences and your emotions for yourself.  Otherwise you’re just speaking from a place or regurgitating what you’ve been fed.

Know that you are wise!  Listen to your inner Hermit!

-Nora

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Weekly Guidance 8/22 – 8/28

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We’re at a time of year when things are starting to wind down, balanced with new abilities and latent possibilities becoming activated.  Have fun and play around with it.

Experiment with trying things a different way or continuing with what already works; sorting out what’s been working and what hasn’t.

Balance this with perseverance – you don’t want to give up before you see things come to completion!

We’re passing the peak of the solar time of year and entering an earthy time of year when we can ground ourselves.

Implementing and integrating all that happened over the Summer.

Applying all we’ve learned.

Planning ahead as we wind down the next few months and head into Fall/Winter.

Squirrels are coming through saying it’s time to be resourceful and gather your nuts for Winter  – but still you don’t want to have too many nuts weighing you down so no need to hoard!

Don’t be afraid to let go of what doesn’t work for you.  You’ll know what that is whether it’s a certain project, relationship/friendship, approach, behavior, etc.

Also, squirrels are very social creatures so maybe there will be some opportunities for lighthearted social interactions.

Remember there’s so need to scurry and rush, but still procrastination can make you feel more anxious than just getting things done!

-Nora

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Weekly Guidance August 15th – 21st

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This week’s guidance begins with a message from Spider.  There is a very delicate balance of weaving your web and knowing when to take action and knowing when to wait.

You don’t have to fill space in your mind in order to feel intelligent or feel productive.

Empty out your third eye; embrace not knowing.

Why empty out your mind?

Because everything else that fills your mind is a distraction or something extra – not your true self – which is pure awareness.

Knowing your true self on a deeper and deeper level makes everything else that’s not true just fall away, and you become invincible.

It’s important to keep up a diligent spiritual practice.  Even if you don’t do it every day, just having something to return to that re-establishes that still point within you is what keeps your strength and your connection to your true self.

This connection can never really be broken or lost.  We can just become filled with too many extra things in our minds that we forget who we really are…

…and we really are magical powerful creator beings.  We’re here to experience and interact with one another and witness the miracles of our creations and be in awe of our own power.

We’re not meant to struggle, but to live life with joy and ease.

Last week with the Lion’s Gate opening, there may have been some powerful shifts made.

You may experience jumping of timelines as frequent Deja vu, or a sense of being confused at what just happened a moment before, or not knowing exactly what events led up to where you are now.

That’s ok; know that everything that’s being done is for the greatest good of all involved with the changes taking place.

You may be integrating high vibrational frequencies and energies, so take time to ground this into your life.  I recommend connecting with the Earth.  Make skin contact with the Earth; especially if you can get your hands and feet on some grass, dirt, mud, or sand.  This will be electrically charging for your body, which will benefit you on all levels of your being.

Lastly, take some time to “create space for your higher guidance to speak to you”.  That was an angelic message that I got first thing this morning and I was told that each person who reads this will instinctively know what that means for them individually.

Take it easy and integrate this week!  Be delicate with yourself and do what nourishes and relaxes you.

-Nora

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