Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.
~ Anne Lamott
I have a favourite way to start my day, or to give myself time for me during a busy or stressful day, or a restful pause and reflection time at day’s end.
It’s pretty simple, and I always feel better, clearer and more connected afterwards.
I know that this might help you too, so I thought I’d share it with you.
Instructions For A Card And A Cuppa
- Choose a non-alcoholic beverage. Your choice of hot or cold. Let it be something you can look forward to and that is also nourishing or refreshing. (Note – Whenever you do spiritual and intuitive work it is needs to be practiced sober.)
- Choose a favourite deck of tarot or oracle cards that feel ‘right’ in this moment.
- Grab a journal and a pen.
- Head somewhere quiet where you won’t be disturbed for about ten minutes. (In a pinch you could do this in five, but why rush?)
- Set yourself up comfortably with your cards, beverage, journal and pen in reach. You may also like to light a candle or incense, and to place out or hold a crystal.
- Relax yourself with some calm, centering breaths. You might like to hold a favourite crystal while you do this.
- Close your eyes for a minute and draw your scattered energy back into your heart. Give yourself a moment or two of quiet time to still your mind.
- Offer up a prayer or intention that everything you do be for the Highest Good of All. Now ask to connect with your Guides, Angels, or Universal Energy.
- Open your eyes, consciously relax yourself and stay in the moment. Let time slow down.
- Take a sip of your drink, then slowly pick up your deck of cards, shuffle them, while asking ‘What do I most need to know right now?’
- When the cards feel adequately shuffled, choose just one card. Turn it up so that it sits in front of you, and take your time to look at the picture and any other details about the card that stand out for you. Try not to use the book that came with your cards first. Let the picture stimulate your intuition and trust what comes. If you want to refer to the book, take only what resonates for you.
- Allow yourself to be open to whatever guidance the card brings you.
- Write your insights and reflections in your journal while you sip your drink and reflect on the wisdom of the card you have just chosen.
- When you’re ready, pack everything up and tidy things away.
- Let your card encourage or guide you in the hours ahead.
Let me know how you go!
Love, vanilla chai and a basket of lovely card decks, Nicole xx