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Spirit Junkie Master Class

Hello my darlings!

I wanted to send out a quick update, as I have been absent lately. I have been doing a deep dive into some spiritual growth, which I shall share with you soon. But I couldn’t wait to tell you that I am enrolled in the Spirit Junkie Master Class Digital! Woohoo!

I have gone through two modules and am nearing completion of the third. It is so amazing! I can’t begin to explain the level of growth I am getting from this course. And of course I will be able to then bring it to my practice, and share it with all of you! I think that is what excited me the most.

In the first two modules we have talked a lot about fear. And this is something that I am going to be touching on in my coming posts. I have struggled with my own fears lately, and I want to share that with all of you. Then I can also share some tips and tricks that will help to get you out of your fears. This quote from the course is so amazing:

The presence of fear is a sure sign that you are relying on your own strength.
– A Course In Miracles

I am so excited to share more with all of you in the coming weeks! I have decided to start doing videos which will be an exciting new chapter to the Sacred Oak Goddess Clan! Stay tuned for those coming to you very soon!

Honestly, I recommend this course to everyone, not just coaches and other teachers. I urge you to check it out. If you have any questions about it please feel free to comment and I will answer them as soon as possible.

Have a beautiful blessed Sunday!

Peace and Love,

Nichole

5 Benefits of Reiki Healing

Hello my darlings!

Today I want to talk to you about Reiki. I have just been recently certified, and I couldn’t wait to share the awesome benefits with you. I have been receiving reiki treatments for over a year now, and I knew that this was another skill that I needed to learn.

What is it?

Reiki is a healing technique involving the channeling of energy from one person to another. The person performing the reiki will use the energy healing to heal another person from physical and mental illnesses.

Reiki works with the chakras in the body and aligns their energy to create healing within the body. We are going to be talking more about Chakras in the upcoming weeks, so if you’re not a charka buff, don’t sweat!

Let’s talk benefits.

1. It can align, cleanse and clear your chakras.

Like I said, reiki will clear your chakras and help to remove any blocks. We don’t realize just how important these energy centres in our bodies are. They help keep everything flowing and allow our creativity and mental focus to flourish. In the following blog posts, we will talk about each chakra and its uses.

2. It can help to  increase your energy levels.

Are you tired? Most of us suffer from chronic fatigue. Never feeling like any amount of sleep can help to make us more energetic. Along with our healthy diets and regular exercise, reiki can help to boost your energy levels by aligning your chakras. When your chakras are happy, your body is happy.

3. It can help relieve pain, lower your blood pressure and help you sleep at night.

This is the main reason that I turned to reiki. I have chronic pain and I find it to really help to alleviate some of that. If reiki is performed near bed time it can also help you get a more rested sleep. If you suffer from high blood pressure it can also help. Having a treatment puts the body in a meditative state, and allows healing to occur.

 

4. It can help dissolve stress.

Along with the above, during a treatment it is almost like a meditation, so your body can truly relax and just receive the healing being provided. If you are someone that practices, you can easily calm yourself down in any situation by performing a mini self healing. Pretty cool huh?

5. It can help to accelerate your body’s natural self healing abilities.

So along with the pain relieving abilities, and all of the other good stuff, it can actually help to promote your body’s natural self healing ability. That’s right, you are a self healing machine! If your body has the right things keeping it going; healthy diet, exercise, low stress levels, balanced chakras, it can truly and amazingly heal itself.

 

Well that’s all for my little reiki overview. I hope that you found it helpful, and if you’re curious about it and want to know more, comment here or on our Facebook group, and let’s talk! If you’re looking for a treatment, I can either set one up with you,  or help you find someone in your area.

Peace and Love,

Nichole

Follow Your Universal Signs

Are you listening to the signs that the Universe is sending?

Sometimes we get so wrapped up in our lives that we don’t pay attention to the signs that are right in front of our faces. We go about our days cursing the Universe for not giving us what we ask for, and yet the signs that things are on their way are right there. Choosing not to see it so that we can keep complaining.

We often focus on so many things that we don’t have and we very rarely stop and appreciate the amazing things that we already have (read more about gratitude here). We are content to blame the Universe for not cooperating. I keep asking for things and getting nothing we say. We really need to stop and pay attention to the signs that we are receiving each and every day. It is truly amazing.

What are these signs? How can I see them? How do I know what is sign and what isn’t? Well, signs are different for each person. A sign can come in many forms. It can be something as simple as a song playing on the radio to jog your memory. Or it can be more dramatic such as a car accident. Nothing life threatening, but it’ll surely get your attention. If you are not listening, the Universe will ensure that you get a more dramatic sign.

Usually you will recognize when something is a sign. You will be able to feel it using your intuition.

Now you need to make sure that you’re using your intuition. But we shall save that for another post. If you listen, you’ll know when signs are about. Anything that seems serendipitous is usually a sign. Signs are meant to keep you on the proper path, it is of the utmost importance that you listen to them. Signs can lead us to our trust life’s purpose.

The next time you see something that makes you pause, write down what you see and meditate on what it makes you feel. What does this sign make you think of? What is your intuition telling you? We will talk about intuition and how to tap into it in my next post.

What signs do you see on a regular basis? For me it’s numbers. 9:11 on the clock mostly, however I do see a lot more numbers ending in 11. It is important for us to learn what our signs mean so that we can use our Universal guidance to do great things.

Peace and Love,

Nichole

 

 

 

What Am I Reading? Spirit Junkie

I wanted to go back and touch on something that I read a long time ago, but changed my life. Spirit Junkie by Gabrielle Bernstein. 

This book is one of those books that changes everything. It puts perspective on all areas of your life, and really changes the way you think. This book got me out of a really bad place. It completely changed my life. I was stuck in a pattern of non-forgiveness. I couldn’t forgive the wrongs that had been done to me, I couldn’t forgive myself. This book changed all of that.

The book goes through three parts, the detour into fear, the answer, and the miracle.

It breaks down the ego’s tricks that keep you stuck in fear, and helps you focus on returning to love. There are so many helpful tips and tricks on how to break down your ego and stop listening to its lies. Gabrielle’s use of the book “A Course In Miracles” gives you hope of change and allows you to really understand life in a new way.

I really love how Gabby shares stories from her own past. It gives you even more hope that you can change your life. She is honest, and her words suck you in. She is truly a remarkable guide, and has really inspired my own life coaching path. She has really helped me to accept my life’s purpose and journey down the path that I have. Like I said, this book changes everything.

I really love how this book focuses on self-love and miracles. Gabby includes helpful meditations throughout each section in the book. You’ll definitely need a journal as a coupling for this read. I took notes throughout and the helpful exercises Gabby has outlined for you are not to be missed!

Gabby uses the word ~ing to describe your inner guide. It is very refreshing that she keeps the word so open to interpretation. ~ing, God, Universe, whatever you want to call it, it’s there to guide you.

Gabby talks about everything from daily life. How to de-special relationships. Spot checking your ego. Living the holy instant. All of it is there to help you get out of your slump and start enjoying life.

If you have not yet read this book, it’s about time you get it. You won’t be able to put it down. It will change your life.

Peace and Love,

Nichole

Continuing growth when you have so many other things going on

Today I just want to talk to you about my life lately and how you can continue your growth, even when you have so many other things going on.

I have a full time job right now. I am doing my life coaching business on the side. That leaves me very little time to work on my own personal growth.

So how can we focus on growth while doing all of the other things life demands of us?

I use a google calendar to plan my life down to the smallest detail. This doesn’t always work, as I don’t always stick to it. It helps me know what I want to complete in a day, and is helpful when I am posting and ensuring that I reach you guys as much as I want to. I suggest trying this method if you have lots going on. It is really helpful if you stick to your calendar!

The next thing I do is try to slow down and not take on too much at once. I have my full time job, I have my life coaching business, I do blog posts, and post daily on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. But then I also have my personal life to worry about. So sometimes it’s helpful to remember that there is no rush. I will continue my growth and work on my careers as the Universe intends. Sometimes you just have to trust in the Universe, and know that you will complete everything you’re supposed to, at the time you’re supposed to do it.

For example, I am taking my personal growth through the Hay House World Summit! It began on May 6th, and is continuing through May 23rd. This is such an exciting event! Some of the best minds are together for a whole bunch of audio lessons, and some videos as well. Yet, I do not have the time to watch and listen to all of the content. They have the whole summit for purchase, which I have just purchased so that I don’t miss out on the information that is being offered. I also still am trying to finish a few online courses.

It is very important to not feel down about not being where you “should” be. I am “behind” in quite a few things, but I know that actually I am right where I am supposed to be.

Keeping that focus and knowing that I am doing exactly what I am supposed to be doing at the time I am supposed to be doing it. It really helps me to let go of my control and just go with the flow. It really take the pressure off.

My homework for you today is to take some time and plan out your ideal week. Focus on the things you “HAVE” to get done. Then you can add the other things that you want to do.

Let me know in the comments how it goes for you, and if you have any questions.

Peace and Love,

Nichole

 

 

 

Crystal Corner: Amethyst

Happy Sunday Everyone!

This week I’m going to start a new segment called Crystal Corner! I know that a lot of you have questions about crystals and their healing properties, so I thought that I would start a monthly segment all about crystals!

This week’s crystal is Amethyst!

AmethystAmethyst is a very calming stone that promotes your psychic abilities and a peaceful atmosphere. It can also boost creativity, and inspiration.

Amethyst can promote healthy sleep, so it is a good idea to have some in your bedroom. It also is said to protect against burglars and thieves. So all in all, it’s a great stone to have in your home.

The Amethyst that you can see to the left here is one from my personal collection. I keep it on my coffee table in my living area. It helps to keep a balanced and peaceful living area. I find that there are less arguments and confrontations when it is around.

It also helps with any tension or headaches I may be getting. Overall it just keeps the space feeling calm and steady energetically.

This is just one of the many pieces of Amethyst that I have in my home. I have always been drawn to it. Perhaps it’s because I am a Pisces, or perhaps I just need the calming influence of it. Either way every time I come in contact with a piece, I must have it.

Healing

Amethyst is great for headaches and migraines, as well as nervousness and concentration. This is a great stone to carry with you if you suffer from any of the above conditions. It can also help the wearer overcome addiction.

Chakra

Amethyst is related to the crown Chakra. It increases confidence and charisma.

Zodiac

Amethyst is the stone of Pisces. It brings clarity to the unconscious mind. I am a Pisces and it is one of my most favourite stones! Is this coincidence? Or am I naturally drawn to it?

Fun Facts

The stone was also known as “Stones of Bacchus” because it is said that the Goddess Diana had changed a nymph that Bacchus had fallen in love with into an Amethyst.

And that’s it for our first segment of Crystal Corner! I hope you all enjoyed, and found the information fun and informative.

Share below; What crystal would you like to see featured next month?

Peace and Love,

Nichole

5 Easy Steps To Accepting Joy

In our lives we are so over focused on our jobs, and what we need to do, that we don’t stop and appreciate the little things. We don’t accept joy. We push ourselves so hard to achieve the next great thing instead of appreciating how far we’ve come.

Does this sound like you?

It sure sounds like me! In my life I have so many things that I am doing on a regular basis. I have lists upon lists of to do’s and I just keep pushing for that next level. Very often I forget just how far I’ve come on my spiritual journey. I’m sure you do the same. Everyone does.

But let’s think for a moment about joy, and how often we feel joy during this quest for success and betterment. I feel like joy is something that we take for granted. It’ll always be there, so why bother focusing on it?

But will it actually always be there? I don’t think so. I think that when we forget to stop and feel the joy of what we are doing, eventually we stop having joy for doing that thing.

For example, say you love gardening. You garden your heart out and want to have the best looking one on the block. All of your time and effort is put into it, always wanting to one up your neighbour who also gardens. You compete for the best looking flowers, bushes and so on and forget that the reason you liked gardening in the first place was because it was relaxing and got you out into nature. Since you have an office job and never get out there normally. You keep putting pressure onto yourself to have the best of the best, and you stop taking a moment to smell the flowers; literally and figuratively. You’ve lost your joy.

Well how do I get my joy back?

It’s really simple to get the joy back. Slow it down, take some time to remember why you even liked doing this in the first place. And if you don’t like it anymore, maybe it’s time to switch it up. Try something new. If you are not experiencing joy in your daily life, why are you doing what you’re doing? Nothing is worth it without joy.

Step One

Pay attention to how you feel. Are you feeling happy? Are you feeling fulfilled? What are you feeling right now? Learning what your feelings are and what makes you feel that way is the first step to getting this going.

Step Two

If you can’t find joy in it, don’t do it. Now I am not saying that you shouldn’t do things that you have to do. I am fully aware that we all have jobs and chores that just must be done. And perhaps we can’t even find one ounce of happiness in what we have to do. But once you’re done doing it, try to find joy in the fact that it’s over.

Step Three

Surround yourself with as many things that bring you joy as you can. If you have to do something you really don’t want to do…maybe cleaning the house. Put on some music that brings you joy, or listen to a podcast that lights you up. Add something to the mix that makes you experience happiness.

Step Four

Make a list of things you are grateful for. Shoot for a list of at least 20. This is something I’ve suggested before and I’ll continue to suggest it. Creating a list of things your grateful for, will help you stop and realize that you can find joy in just about any situation.

Step Five

Don’t be so hard on yourself. Remember: You are doing the best you can with what you have at this moment. You cannot do anything differently, as it is not meant to be so. The Universe is always guiding us, and that means that if we pay just a little more attention to our intuition and Universal signs, we just might see the bigger picture. Feeling good is the Universe’s way of telling us we are on the right track; that we are heading toward the right direction. The better you feel, the closer you are getting to the next step down your spiritual path. It’s like the Universe is playing that hot and cold game from when we are children. The better you feel, the closer you’re getting to the prize, the worse you feel the farther you’re getting.

Joy is like the cherry on top of the sundae!

For me, I have to experience joy to feel fulfilled. I get so much joy out of writing my blog, and life coaching others. Doing tarot and oracle card readings gives me joy as well. And while not everything I do gives me complete joy, I can find some form on joy in it. Even when I’m doing something I do’t particularly want to do, I attempt to find a small amount of joy.

So this week I encourage you to take an inventory of your life. Let’s share our successes! I can’t wait to hear your answers.

How do you find joy in things that you don’t necessarily want to do?

 

Past Life Regressions In My Shower?

Recently I’ve been experiencing past life regressions in my shower. This is a new experience for me. Not so much the past life regressions, but the location of them happening. I’m not exactly sure why they are taking place in my shower, but it’s been an interesting experience to say the least. Not a believer? Check out this book. 

So let’s start off by digging into what a past life regression is. A past life regression is you reliving a moment or event from your past life. This can be done through meditation, hypnosis, or in my case any old random time in my shower.

I have experienced many of my past lives, it is a beautiful experience. Past life regression is a popular topic. People always seem interested to know what happened to them in their previous lives. But, let me add a disclaimer here: sometimes what you see, isn’t nice and happy. I have witnessed my deaths in past lives more than I have witnessed happy times. Reliving how you died in a past life can sometimes be upsetting.

There are lots of people out there who offer past life regressions, or if you meditate it is possible for you to regress yourself. I encourage you to be prepared for your journey into the past. I enjoyed this book when I first started looking into regressions. 

Now let me tell you about what’s been happening in my shower…

Almost every time I attempt to shower, I am transported back to a past life. This started happening a couple of weeks ago, and the best reason I can muster up is that I’m meant to see something or learn something. When I shower, I normally listen to meditation music, so that puts me in a great place to regress. Then I just shower as I normally would, and in just a few moments I’m so far into my past life that it’s like I’m actually there. I can see and hear the other life as if I am no longer in my shower, yet I still am aware of being in my shower as well.

I have been taken to two of my lives so far, one being in Egypt (no I am not claiming to be Cleopatra lol) and one in Scotland in the druid ages. So far, in these regressions, I have just been living my day to day life. Washing, being outside under the trees, being at gatherings and interacting with people as if I’m just living my days.

So what does this mean? I am still just allowing the events to occur. I am not putting pressure on myself to figure out why I am regressing in the shower. It has been quite fun to be honest. I know that the Universe has a plan. I will be revealed what I am supposed to know when the time is right. So far my most interesting insights have been soul recognitions. I now know that some of the people in my regular life come from those two lifetimes. I also was told that the eyes that I see from now, are the same that I’ve had through all of my lives. This could possibly explain why it is so easy for me to see into my past lives.

Overall the experience has been very liberating and I am excited to see what happens next. It has become a regular topic of conversation between myself and some close friends. I can tell you that everyone seems to want to try out my shower now. I am happy to just continue on until the Universe sees fit to show me what I am meant to see. Perhaps I should take a longer shower.

 

Have questions about past life regressions?

I would love to hear from you! Comment below and let me know if you are aware of any of your past lives. Also I would love to answer any questions you might have. I would love to be of service any way I can.

You can also schedule a 1:1 coaching session with me and we can talk about your present life!

Peace and Love,

Nichole

What Am I Reading? – Don’t Let Negativity In

Say Bye-Bye To Negativity

Say Bye-Bye To Negativity!

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been reading a new book by Doreen Virtue called “Don’t Let Anything Dull Your Sparkle – How to break free of Negativity and Drama”. I am nearing the end and let me tell you, it’s been great! I received the book as a gift for my birthday from my dear friend. Once I started reading it, I was hooked!

It brings a more scientific approach to just how negativity can become a problem in out lives. It couples psychology with spirituality. There is even a little quiz at the beginning to assess how much negativity you are allowing to be in your life at any given time. Notice I said the word allowing, as it is your choice. Even though sometimes it doesn’t feel like it.

In my life, I have felt like I just attract dramatic and negative people. Why? This book really opened up a new thought. Perhaps our previous experiences create an environment in which negativity and drama thrive. Now you’re probably sitting there thinking “no way, I don’t like having drama in my life and I try to avoid it”. Well, think about this for a minute; what if you had a rough childhood filled with negativity and drama. You became used to that lifestyle and the way it felt.

If we think about manifestation and how it works, we might start to put this together. Let’s break this down. I’m expecting a negative life because that’s what I had when I was little, and I accept that. Wouldn’t that then start to manifest it into my life now? Yep, it totally would. Whatever we focus our attention on grows, whether it’s something we want, or something we don’t want. That’s just the way manifestation works.

Doreen’s book will help you to break down this information and really get to the root of the problem. It also provides some awesome tips & tricks for coping and creating the atmosphere you want.

I really do recommend giving this one a go if you are feeling like you just can’t break free of drama and negativity. I know that it really brought some things into perspective for me.

In the comments let me know what you thought of this book! I would love to hear your thoughts.

Peace and Love,

Nichole

 

Taking Away Someone’s Power

This is a really important topic today, and being completely honest and transparent with you, it’s something I’ve been guilty of in the past.

I’ve been on my spiritual journey for quite sometime now, and sometimes when we learn a new trick, or we try something new we are guilty of trying to get everyone on the boat with us. And you think to yourself, but I’m only trying to help them, they don’t understand. They could be so much better, blah blah.

But what we must understand is that everyone is on their own path. For us to force change on someone is the take away their power.

It is ok to guide someone and offer suggestions if they ask you for advice, but forcing someone to do something will only lead them further from their path. Have you noticed when you tell someone to do something, even if it’s for their own good, they rarely listen and often do the opposite. Yet if someone comes to you for advice, and you provide them with reasons and steps on how to change the thing they wanted to change, then they are much more receptive and really want to do it.

Someone is not going to change because you want them to. A person will only change if they really and truly want to. And you shouldn’t want someone to stray from their path. Whether that path is leading them in the opposite way that you think is right, and keep in mind just because you think it’s right doesn’t mean it is (Remember my happiness post?).  You cannot define what is right for someone else. Even if they fail, or go down a bad path, that is their lesson to learn and is ultimately part of their spiritual journey.

Trust me, it’s hard when you are doing spiritual work, not to share with everyone. And I’m not telling you not to share. Just try to limit your forcefulness in your way being the right way. Everyone will go down the path they are meant to regardless of your intervention. People will only change if they are meant to, and are ready. Make sense?

If it doesn’t make sense right now, really think about if you’ve tried to change someone forcefully versus giving advice when asked. Meditate for some clarity if needed, you can still help others, but allow them their personal power. Don’t take that from someone, as you wouldn’t want it taken from you. It is what led you here, and to your growth.

Peace and Love,

-Nichole