“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.” ~Abraham Lincoln
In these last few days of our Challenge we’re examining directions we can follow that will be meaningful and enjoyable for us.
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 – What will actually make me happy?
We have an incredible wisdom within us, informed by our soul, our intuition, our personality and our life experiences. Let that wisdom guide you now as you star to chart a way forward for yourself.
Shuffle your cards, while silently asking the question to yourself What will actually make me happy?
When you have shuffled the cards and they feel ‘done’, select just one card. 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 What will actually make me happy? 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.
Question of The Day Three Card Spread (optional activity, if you have the time and inclination)
Sometimes the things that will truly make our lives meaningful are obvious, and sometimes they’ve been hidden away under the overwhelm of life. Now it’s time to look at the opportunities we’re being shown in relation to our heart’s true desires.
Return your Daily Card to the pack and shuffle the cards, asking the question ‘How can I best use this Insight?’ Choose three cards and lay them face down in front of you.
The card on the left is The Opportunity. The card in the middle is your Helpful Action. The card on the right is The Outcome.
1. Turn the first card over and let it give you insights into the opportunity and direction today’s information could create for you.
2. 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 create momentum, progress or change.
3. Turn the third card over. This card will help you gain insights into how acting on this opportunity can potentially transform your life
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,
Nicole ❤ xx
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