Good day, soul friends! Been a bit under the weather and still pretty sick - hoping the antibiotics really help speed things along. I hope your week was lovely and that you enjoy tomorrow's Full Moon in Virgo. I hope to get a chance to do another video - but am still trying to gain my whole voice back, so may not record until it is better.
Today's guidance is from the Queen of the MoonOracle deck by Stacey Demarco.
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:
Release - "I freely release what I no longer need." Let. It. Go. It is time to release anything that does not serve you. Old negative habits do not engage you any more as the pay-off is not enough. You are ready to make room for bigger, brighter, more aligned things. There is a pay-off if we decide to finally release something that we no longer need. The pay-off is as individual as you are, but there will be a universal feeling of making space for something new. The secret to effectively releasing what no longer serves you is, in fact, knowing that the pay-off will indeed be worth it; which makes it super important to know what that positive pay-off may be. For example, giving up a habit has pay-offs. What the most important pay-off is for you may be different for someone else who is giving up the habit, but it needs to be clear to your mind, body, and spirit. In magic, the art of release after raising power is vital to its effectiveness. Should we raise power without sending it out to the universe or deities in a focused way, it remains stagnant or stuck. This can cause us to feel overwhelmed.
If you were drawn to Card 2:
Acceptance - "I accept where I am and who I am, right now." Acceptance of the current situation is the first step up change. The past does not exist, the future hasn't happened there is only right now. When we examine our lives and engage in some truth telling, we are often confronted with "what really is." This realization is powerful, but often we reject this truth if it is too hard to bear or we are afraid of accepting something so difficult. Each of us at some time has dodged our blind spots and then had the illumination of "what exactly is" eventually confront us. What we do next is crucial: do we accept exactly where we are, no matter how painful or confronting, or do we retreat back into our illusions and remain stuck or unchanging? Choosing to accept ourselves fully and the position we are in enables us to take that next step towards growth. When we can plant our feet solidly into the earth and say: "Yes, here is exactly where I am and accept this fully," then we can take the next steps confidently, honestly, and powerfully towards where we now wish to head. Accepting where we are right now in its fullness allows us to also accept that there may be some chaos in our change before there is full order again. This can be an exciting feeling rather than one that generates fear if we hold our new intentions clearly.
If you chose Card 3:
Resilience - "I am strong and resilient."
Making mistakes builds resilience. I have learnt my lessons from the mistakes I have made. I stand strong. I am an adult and I act with self-responsibility.
As we stretch and expand towards our intentions, we will most likely meet resistance or - wait for it - make mistakes or fail altogether. This is where resilience, confidence, and our inner will come into play. We might ask ourselves: how much do we really want what we are going for? Does what we want align with our needs and values? Are we really devoted to having it? Do we think we are enough? Do we have the strength to keep going?
While all of is at some time have to go through periods of imbalance and difficulty, even of suffering, it is important we learn to grow and rely on our resilience. This is true power from the inside out. Building our reserves of resilience, this ability to stand strong and bounce back, is something that has at its heart wisdom and learning taken from experience.
Having resilience allows us the solidity and yet the freedom to grow and to take that leap to the next level. It allows us to reach higher, with a stability that makes things less risky and allows us to create with a bit more pleasure.
Remember: mistakes are simply information gathering. That's it. The less drama and guilt and shame you attach to them the better. The experience of failure or mistakes is simple one of learning. That is all.
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!