Happy Sunday, soul friends! Hope your week was wonderful. It has been a whirlwind for me and will carry on until the end of the year. Hoping the last New Moon of 2018 brings some new shifts and healing.
Today's guidance comes from the Spirit Animal Oracle deck by Colette Baron-Reid.
Which card(s) do you feel drawn to today?
Left - 1, Middle - 2, or Right - 3...
Focus on the image and chose which cards you feel drawn to before scrolling down.
Did you choose your card, yet?
If you selected Card 1:
Sandpaper Spirit - "Be playful." Sandpipers are like cute little clowns, poking their beaks into the sand before darting off to chase the waves. The appearance of Sandpiper Spirit is a sign that now is a time to engage your playfulness. Whatever tasks you have before you, perform them with a lightness of being. Explore the familiar, discovering the new in the old. Who knows what treasures await you when you let yourself laugh and have fun? Sandpiper Spirit's happy and curious nature can help you to feel rejuvenated as you remember your ability to run and fly and dance playfully. You are thinking too much and doing too much, such that you are disconnected from your feelings. The best way to integrate your intellect, emotions, and actions, believe it or not, is through play. You have been analyzing this and that and strategizing for the future at the cost of ignoring the present and a more basic need to let go and just have some fun. Get away from all that through play, and you will find that your thinking is much clearer and more insightful. There are a couple of ways to play. One is a structured activity or game. This is a great avenue for socializing and playing with other people. Another is - hold on, now - spontaneous play. You cannot plan to be spontaneous, but you can simply be spontaneous. All it takes is the right attitude. You can do this anywhere, even at work. Dance, sing, or make a joke. It will help you lose your mind for a while, or at least bring it into balance with your body and your feelings. And stop taking all of this so seriously! It is only life!
If you were drawn to Card 2:
Brown Bear Spirit - "Take time out." This is a time to act and a time to focus your attention on patient strategizing. The arrival of Brown Bear Spirit signals that you are best served by foregoing hard work toward your goals at this moment and instead taking the time out to meditate - or just take a nap so you can refresh yourself and begin planning what you want to co-create next. Come to know the lay of the land as you contemplate and imagine what you might do in this vast space of possibility before you, and begin forming a plan. Remember, sleep allows for dreaming and rest allows for clear-headed strategizing. How might you become the person you wish to be and experience whatever your heart desires? Insights will arise as you explore the possibilities and begin envisioning your plan. Knowing what you want will ensure you use your energy wisely in the days ahead. Be patient at this time. Relax and be calm and be peaceful so you can recharge. The call for action will come later. This card indicates a need to take a time out from your busy schedule and the hustle and bustle of every day life. Perhaps you have been working too hard or have a lot going on. Maybe you have been tired, irritable, and anxious, or just generally feeling unwell. If you have been under stress of any kind or have been spending time in a negative or toxic environment, you must remove yourself from the situation to heal and recharge. Your spirit is encouraging you to take time out for you. If you are feeling overwhelmed, uncertain, or confused, the answers will present themselves during your quiet time. Clarity comes from silence and order follows peace. So step away from the stress and find your inner sanctuary.
If you chose Card 3:
Beaver Spirit - "Lay a solid foundation." Beaver Spirit is here to tell you about a power living within you that is born of Spirit, the Source from which all life arises. This is the power to establish the sacred connection with the universal consciousness so you can deliberately co-create the world you desire. Know that it takes work, determination, and sustained effort to co-create and lay a solid foundation for your dreams. If, with Spirit as your partner, you bring the twigs and branches of your intentions and desires and spread them across the river of time, you'll be amazed at what you can do. You will find that you can even change he direction of the flow of life. You can ensure that your world will be prosperous and purposeful, filled with love and joy, and rich with magic and meaning. That which you desire will come to you and remain sustainably if you build on a sturdy foundation. Keep your intention and energy consistent and deliberate, using all your resources and the energy of this wonderful, productive time. Have faith, for with Spirit to co-create with you, your success is assured. Spirit is your partner, helping you along as you change the course of your life in the way your heart desires. You have everything you need to cultivate an extraordinary life. This is a time when your focus needs to be on the foundations you build upon. Your work, your relationships, and your very being are underwritten by your values, ethics, morals, and core beliefs. Are they still true for you? Will they stand the test of time and serve as the solid grounding upon which you construct your life? Now you are making changes that will affect everything in a positive way. Your destiny is truly a remarkable and beautiful design. Now is the time to address the cracks in the foundations of your life. Perhaps your values have changed and it is time to strengthen your convictions and let go of the things that no longer serve the vision you have for your life. You will be so happy when you do. Spirit has a spectacular blueprint for your life far beyond your imagination. Do not be afraid to replace what is not solid.
Thank you for participating in my card drawing for today. I hope that you enjoyed it! Did the card(s) you felt drawn to give you some guidance to think about?
Don't forget to check back next week for another card drawing!