“Home wasn’t a set house, or a single town on a map. It was wherever the people who loved you were, whenever you were together. Not a place, but a moment, and then another, building on each other like bricks to create a solid shelter that you take with you for your entire life, wherever you may go.”
~ Sarah Dessen
Home and Heartland
Today’s question will mean different things to different people, so work this according to your circumstances. For some people this activity will be about home – where you live, and your home environment. For others it will be about your heartland – a project dear to your heart, your happy place when you are spending time doing this thing.
If you feel that you need direction in both areas, do this activity twice. Once for each situation.
Here’s what you need to do.
Take your crystal, and complete this short guided meditation:
Hold your stone in your cupped hands, close your eyes, and slow your breathing. Bring white light into your body until you feel peaceful and calm. Then bring white light into the crystal too. Allow yourself to connect to the stone. You may feel it tingle, or visualise a colour in your mind’s eye. When you are ready, open your eyes. Keep your stone near you, and hold it when you write.
Now shuffle your cards, while silently asking the question to yourself ‘What do I most need to know about my home?’ or ‘What do I most need to know about my heartland?’
When you have shuffled the cards and they feel ‘done’, select one card using the method that feels right for you.
Place the card face up in front of you.
Clear your mind by closing your eyes and taking one deep breath in and then out. Open your eyes again. Take a minute and look at the picture.
What stands out for you today? Is it an image or a colour? Is it a number or a word? What are your first impressions? What thoughts come into your mind?
Write these down in your journal.
Now let’s go a little deeper. What feelings or words does this card evoke in your mind when you think about the card and its images in relation to the question ‘What do I most need to know about my home?’ or ‘What do I most need to know about my heartland?’ Take five minutes and write some stream-of-consciousness thoughts down. Don’t censor or judge them. Trust the process. Draw a second card for clarification if you need to.
Finally, read back over what you have written.
This is a good activity to come back and add to over time!
Much love, and I hope you’re enjoying this challenge, Nicole xx