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Every morning, while having my first coffee of the day, I have a little ritual I run through to set up my day.

With the help of my rose quartz pendulum, I select an Angel Oracle Card to be my guiding principle for the day.

Next comes the choice of crystals to carry with me.

And finally I write up my Daily Greatness Journal, completing the intentions and inspired actions.

This morning was a little different. My daughter is home from university at the moment and she uses Earth Magic oracle cards. The card she chose for me was the Dragonfly. It’s such a beautiful image of a nature goddess emerging from the water, crowned with flowers, surrounded by dragonflies. Everything is vibrant.

According to the card I am emerging into the next cycle of my life. Well that would be my move from Mother to Crone. It goes on to inform me that this process is happening much more quickly than I have ever experienced change before, relentless. Yup! Most of the time these changes scare the crap out of me. Thank you for that, menopause.

The advice is to shed my ego-defences, sparkle, go with the flow, and gracefully (how the heck do I pull off graceful while scared?) move into the crone phase of my life.

If I come out looking a pretty as the dragonfly it will be worth it. Now where did I put my iridescent blue and green paints?

Wishing you all a magical Monday xx

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My conscious life blueprint for emotional, spiritual, and personal growth

Following on from last week’s post on filling out my Daily Greatness Yoga Journal, I found this section quite a challenge by comparison. It was easier to decide how to look after myself with decent food, more and varied exercises etc, but this section needed me to get in touch with things I cannot touch in the physical sense.

Having been a scientist most of my adult life, relying on physical proof as my guide, my steering wheel, I was a little out of my comfort zone. Not easily put off, I ploughed on. A timely post from The Witch of Lupine Hollow really helped my to organise my thoughts. I think I have a better understanding of the path I want to follow, which will be my own blend of beliefs and practices.

So here goes…

My goal for this area of my life is to have the courage to create and follow my own path. This will be a blend of my church life and my love of nature, cooking, and gardening. My travels along the menopause path have shown me that I feel better when I am more in tune with the natural cycle of things, the seasons, moon cycles, and celestial events. My journals all show how much disruption I sense around the equinoxes, particularly the Autumnal equinox. I intend to celebrate these events instead of fighting with them, dreading them.

I want to tap into my intuition more. It pleases my inner child no end. The poor girl has had a rough ride so far. It’s time she was allowed to have fun, feel loved and honoured for who she is, just as she is.

As luck would have it (divine intervention) a friend of mine introduced me to her pendulum when she was doing some Reiki energy work for me. Skeptical as ever, I held the little bead at the top and watched the crystal swing, before it came to rest. I thought it would keep swinging as my hand was not steady, and yet, there it was, still, as if it was waiting for something. Encouraged by my friend, I asked a few ‘test’ questions to see if the pendulum would responded to me. I actually held my breath as the swing direction changed with each question. I knew then that I had to have one. And I also knew it had to be a rose quartz. Don’t ask me how I knew, I just did. I think my intuition had been woken up and was ready for action. The next day a beautiful pink quartz pendulum arrived, and it goes everywhere with me.

To achieve my goal, I think I’ll need to broaden my mind (at the risk of sounding like Professor Trelawney) and not take things quite so literally or on face value. I’ve taken the first few tentative steps by acquiring my own pendulum, Angel Oracle cards, a bag of crystals I chose for myself, and reading up. Well, I still like to do my research!

I’m scheduling in time in my daily diary to practice with the cards, note what they say, experiment with the pendulum.

The biggest thing that could derail this goal is me letting my fear of ridicule. That, and not sticking to my time for solitude to practice.

Onwards to more exciting times.

Happy Monday everyone x