“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”
Good Morning, and welcome to our Oracle Card Challenge. This Challenge is designed to help you connect into who you are, what you need and what is the best way forward for you.
Today we place ourselves on the map of our heart. We work out exactly where our starting position is with our very first card. When we know where we are starting from it makes it much easier to work out where we are going, and what needs to be done to get us moving in a direction that is better aligned with our Highest Good.
Remember that using cards is a way to access your intuition and inner knowing. If a card comes up that looks negative or upsetting, consider that this may be a situation which can now be healed, a pattern to be broken, or an issue that is coming to an end. Universal Guidance and our own intuition always and only speak from love. Trust that all messages will have a positive and useful insight to help you learn, heal or transcend.
Each day’s Challenge will take the same format:
- Mini-meditation with your crystal
- Card of the Day
- Question of the Day Three card spread (optional)
- Self-Care action
Mini Meditation with your Crystal
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 you may experience colour, images or guiding thoughts. When you are ready, open your eyes.
Keep your stone near you, and hold it when you write. If any insights have already emerged take a moment to write them down!
Card of the Day – Choosing your Positioning Card
In order to chart a course to anywhere else, we first need to establish our current position. So today’s card will help you to do just that.
Now shuffle your cards, while silently asking the question to yourself ‘Where am I in my life right now?’
When you have shuffled the cards and they feel ‘done’, select just one card. How you choose that card is up to you. You can split the deck. You could take the top or bottom card. You could fan the cards out and take one from the array.
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 on the oracle or tarot card. What stands out for you? Is it an image or a colour? Is it a number or a word? What are your first impressions? 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 ‘Where am I in my life right now?’ Take two minutes and just write some stream-of-consciousness thoughts down. Don’t censor or judge them. Trust the process. Finally, read back over what you have written. Expect that more insights may come up for you during the day. Write anything important down in your journal so that you can continue to reflect upon it.
*PS – I often take a photo of my cards on my phone, so that I can refer back to them later!
Question of The Day Three Card Spread (optional activity, if you have the time and inclination)
Now we have a Positioning Card it’s useful to understand what has led us to be in this starting position. What is the background to our current situation in life?
Return your Positioning Card to the pack and shuffle the cards, asking the question ‘How Did I Get Here?’ Choose three cards and lay them face down in front of you.
The card on the left is The Issue. The card in the middle is your Helpful Action. The card on the right is The Learning.
- Turn the first card over and let it give you insights into the issues/choices/actions that led to you being where you are now.
- Turn the second card over. This card shows you the way forward. Let it show you what you can do, what choices you can make, actions you can take, to get you moving forward in a positive and aligned way to bring healing or progress or change.
- Turn the third card over. This card will help you gain insights into how to avoid a repeat of a problem, how to break patterns or change your thoughts around this situation, or which things to keep doing so that your life works better for you in the future based on the current situation.
Write notes in your journal if this is helpful.
Based on the insights you’ve received from today’s cards, what small action can you take today to look after yourself well and to show yourself nurture and kindness? Write that down in your journal and make sure to action it!
Sending you love, and my intention that these insights from the Oracle Card Challenge illuminate your life in positive ways,
Much love, Nicole ❤ xx
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