SHEro Guidance for the Week Ahead
1 – The Whirlpool
Step Out of Routine
“Don’t settle – you deserve so much more”
Whirlpools are powerful, circular currents of water that can often pull surrounding objects into their centre. They symbolise being sucked into something that you can’t escape from.
The Whirlpool reminds you to step out of routine
Routines can be supportive. They allow you to do things with ease and little – or at least less – effort. But they can also become unconscious, habitual patterns that prevent you from seeing new opportunities. They can get you stuck in a rut physically, emotionally, energetically and spiritually.
Routines can also make you complacent about your thoughts and beliefs, and the consequences of your actions. They can make you think that it’s safer and more restful to stay in your comfort zone than to step outside of it. This can make routines more dangerous than risk.
Risk makes you consider the options available to you. It reminds you of what you have to lose, and also what you have to gain. Risk makes you consider whether an outcome is important enough for you to actually take action. It allows you to consider whether you’re living a life that’s aligned with your values and your truth.
Risk brings your conscious awareness to how you’re currently living, and presents an opportunity for growth. Even if you decide against taking the risk, you’ll be clearer on your choices and on what’s important to you. Routine often doesn’t allow this regular reflection.
Is it time to step outside of your routines?
Examine your routines.
Do your habitual activities, thoughts and actions serve you or prevent your growth?
Are these routines aligned with your truth, values and desires?
Which routines will you consciously keep? Which ones need a makeover, a shake-up or removing altogether?
Pause and take a breath as you open yourself up to opportunities and growth.
“I choose growth over routine.”
2 – The Compass
Align with Your Inner Compass
“When you follow your own unique path through life, magic happens”
Compasses help us to navigate unfamiliar terrain. They provide guidance and keep us heading in the right direction. No matter where we find ourselves, a compass will show us the way home.
The Compass reminds you to align with your inner truth, dreams and desires
Under the weight of so many expectations and judgements – both perceived and real – it can be difficult to choose what you want over what you feel you should do.
It can feel far easier to ignore that quiet voice or nudge from within, and override your dreams and desires. You might ignore them because you don’t want to ‘rock the boat’ or appear to be selfish.
But it’s time to follow your heart and align with what you know to be true for you.
Listen to that small voice within, and allow it to lead you back home to your truth.
This small voice is navigating you towards your purpose. It’s showing you what you’re here to do, be and express.
It speaks to you through the language of joy and expansion.
Follow the things that light you up, expand your heart and bring you more joy.
Trust your inner compass.
Spend the day listening to the whispers of your intuition.
What activities do you feel called to do? Where do you desire to visit? Who do you want to reach out to?
Notice who, what and where feels aligned to your energy and values.
Perhaps it’s people and places that feel easy or joyful to be around? Maybe it’s activities that make you lose all track of time.
Pause and take a breath as you remind yourself that you can trust your inner compass.
“I give myself permission to spend more time doing what feels good.”
3 – The Egg Timer
Trust in Divine Timing
“Trust that the Universe has a plan, even if you don’t understand it”
An egg timer helps to track the passage of time. It’s commonly used to measure time for things being cooked.
The Egg Timer reminds you to trust in divine timing
There’s no need to either rush or wait for ‘the perfect time’.
It’s easy to get so focused on all the things you haven’t yet done that you forget to enjoy the moment. Growing to-do lists and impending deadlines can create anxiety and overwhelm, just as much as thinking you’re not ready and waiting for things to be perfect.
What if you weren’t always rushing, always trying to catch up, always berating yourself for not being where you think you should be? What if, instead, you just accepted that you’re where you’re meant to be in this very moment?
What if, instead of thinking you needed to do more work, gain more wisdom, or wait for the planets to align, you trusted that everything’s already unfolding perfectly?
Everything has its own divine, perfect timing. There’s a time and place for everything. And whilst you may not know when that time is, you can trust that it will be perfect, just as timings in the past have been.
In the meantime, show up. Keep moving forward. Be present with yourself, and know that you’ll get where you need to be.
Take the pressure off yourself. You don’t need to be perfect, and you don’t need to get there today.
Stop rushing and become present.
Just stop what you’re doing. Put your hands over your heart. Take a slow, deep breath and feel into your body. Let your shoulders drop and release your jaw. Uncurl your hands and relax your eyebrows. Sink into your body and become present in this moment.
Take another slow, deep breath, and smile to yourself. Even if it feels fake or forced, just smile. Let that smile radiate throughout your body and fill you with joy and relaxation.
Pause and take a breath as you surrender to and trust in divine timing.
“I choose to pause and be present as I surrender to divine timing.”