“Repetition rings a bell!”
~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
I received an email last week, and then another and then another. They all said the same thing although they were written by different people, so I’ll quote just one of them below, which can stand for all the other ones just like it:
Dear Nicole, I think all my Oracle and Tarot decks must be broken. I keep pulling the same card almost every week. This has been happening for me since mid last year. When I go to another deck I pull a card that has almost the same images or the same message. How do I fix this or do I need to throw them away and buy some new cards? Can you suggest any? Love from S
Has this ever happened to you?
It sure has happened to me.
Here’s the card that forced me to choose a whole new deck back in the day, after it just kept coming up on almost a daily basis (it’s from the Self Care deck by Cheryl Richardson):
Funny thing is, my new Doreen Virtue deck was broken too. Because look what card kept coming up for me:
Apart from the stupidly obvious same-same graphic (Hay House, is this the ultimate recycling of images?) the message, energy and feel of the card was exactly the same as my previous deck.
My decks weren’t broken. I didn’t need new ones. I just needed to pay better attention.
When we find ourselves drawing the same card over and over be assured that it is repeating because we have not yet truly understood and integrated the message. Furthermore, we may have understood the message but ignored it.
The fastest way to get a different card is to pay attention to the one that keeps showing itself to you. Act on that.
Back when this card kept showing itself the Universe and my Higher Self knew that what I most needed was rest. But I sure wasn’t paying attention to that message until that second deck’s card (the very first one I ever chose) hit me like a brick to the face. That very day I closed down my corporate business and began to focus on my healing journey in earnest. So much magic and goodness came about from finally paying attention to the message I was being presented.
If the same card keeps coming up for you I also suggest pulling four more cards to do a reading for yourself about why this card keeps appearing:
- Choose the first card in response to the question What is this card showing me right now?
- Choose the second card in response to the question What obstacles are blocking my path about this situation?
- Choose the third card in response to the question What opportunities are presented by this situation?
- Choose the fourth card in response to the question What is my best way forward?
Here’s how I used that process myself:
I hope you found that helpful!
Lots of love, Nicole ❤ xx