Big Changes and a Giveaway

Art, blogging, career, creativity, Tarot, Transformation, Uncategorized, word of the year

Butterfly medicine – the art of transformation

When a caterpillar goes through metamorphosis and becomes a butterfly there is a time in the chrysalis when its body has completely broken down into goo. There is no form or substance until suddenly there is, and the butterfly begins to take shape. I’ve been in the goo stage lately. In January in this post I wrote about my word of the year being Surrender, and boy oh boy have I been surrendering. I said goodbye to my last individual coaching client last month and have decided that Divine Light Coaching as an entity and a website has to go as well.

If you’ve read my other posts, you know that my work both within myself and with others is about following our own guidance and listening to our intuition. Well, I’ve been listening and with lots of worry and trepidation I am following. The worry comes from that part of my mind that always wants to know – what is next?! And my inner wise self isn’t letting on completely and it’s driving me a bit nuts. When I have those rare and wonderful moments of complete trust and faith, I get it – I need to let go and make space in order for the new to blossom and grow. But then my monkey mind comes in and says “are you crazy? How can you let go of a website and not have another in place? How can you let go of your name without a new one?” To help myself through the doubt I do what I always do, I connect with the Divine through movement or drumming or pulling a card. This card from the Triple Goddess Tarot is what I received:

Awakened Aphrodite Card from the Triple Goddess Tarot

Also known as The World card, it tells me that I am in perfect alignment with the Divine path. The message is to follow my highest guidance, to let go of doubt, to surrender to the flow, and to trust. Simple yet not easy, this is seriously an act of faith.

More art wants to be featured in my business

Here’s what I do know: more art wants to come into my business. Since completing the expressive arts teacher training with Chris Zydel this summer I’ve wanted to gather with women and connect in with our inner guidance through cards and art. And while I’ve loved gathering with women online over the past few years, I’m longing to make art with women in person. So I’m starting by offering a couple of super low-cost workshops at my local community center here in Albany, CA (in the East Bay of the SF Bay Area). I may also offer some sweet and intimate workshops in my home.  I will send out information about all in-person workshops as soon as it becomes available to my newsletter subscribers so make sure you are subscribed (click here to subscribe).

Pull Pen Paint Giveaway!!:

But I am not disappearing from the online space entirely, one space that I will be actively teaching and participating in is in Kiala Givehand’s wonderful Pull Pen Paint yearlong online course. I am so excited to return as a teacher in this amazing class! The course is a wonderful blend of working with tarot and oracle cards (Pull), going deeper with journaling (Pen), and going even deeper through art (Paint). There are regular live sessions (I will be teaching at least two!), and also recorded lessons, and the live sessions are recorded as well for those who can’t make it. One of the most valuable things about this course is the wonderful community, it is super supportive and really open and welcoming for beginners and experts alike. Absolutely no experience working with the cards, or journaling, or art is required. The magic that occurs when we gather to pull cards and create is really healing and grounding – something we all need right now in this crazy, stressful, and upside down world! Click here to join Pull Pen Paint!

Giveaway: And another reason to make sure you are on my newsletter list is that I will be giving away a free spot in Pull Pen Paint 2018 next week to one of my newsletter subscribers! Click here to sign up for my newsletter.

I have so loved connecting with you in this blog, and I plan to blog more in 2018, just not in this space. I hope we can keep being connected through my newsletter or on Instagram!!

I’m sending you so much love. ~ Monica

Otter Medicine

animal guides, blogging, Intuition, Oracle Cards, Uncategorized

 

The Otter card from the Wild Unknown Animal Spirit deck

If you read my last post (see it here) you will know that I am in the midst of a deep spiritual clearing out. Letting go of old stuff, old patterns, old limiting beliefs is hard work and today I woke up feeling heavy with it. I am also feeling so much with all of the intensity in the world right now, the naked racism, the events in Barcelona (one of my happy places), and now the devastation in Texas. My dreams last night were full of disaster and Houston and raging at misogynistic white supremacists. Yikes, no wonder I felt like a lead weight this morning!

I’ve committed to blogging weekly and today’s the day, but I sure as heck didn’t want to lay down all of that heavy negative energy here! So I did what I always do, pulled a card for some guidance. But before I did that, I did some breathing and stretching to feel into my body. I feel so much more connected to my intuition when I am grounded in my body first. I am planning an e-course focusing on guidance from animals so I used the Wild Unknown Animal Spirit Deck, and this sweet otter popped out of the deck! What a benevolent and loving guide!

Immediately tears came to my eyes and I wept. Otter is a water card (connected with feelings), and the first message I “heard” was to let it flow – I had been holding on so much to my feelings about the world and my own life that they were weighing me down. It’s totally appropriate to have all of these feelings, my problem was that I was stuffing them down and not actually feeling them. I’m not saying that it’s a picnic to feel the hard feelings – sorrow, grief, and rage. But it is necessary to feel them, to let them flow, or they get bottled up inside and drain our energy.

The second message I received from otter was to remember to have joy in my life – to dance and sing and play! Life has to have some balance. If I am so dragged down by what is going on around me how can I be the mother, wife, daughter, friend, spiritual guide that want to be? I want to be able to direct my resources, time and energy towards conscious change on this planet, which I can only do if I am living a balanced life and actually have energy. I need to fill up my own tank first.  And this morning once I felt my feelings, and gave them some space, I had room and energy to dance and play. I danced around my living room to this, and then this. I feel much better now, otter gave me the medicine I needed.  I’m going to make some time and space to play with art today as well (and you know how much that fills me if you’ve read this)!

I’m leaving you with a little video of the sweetness, intelligence, and loving qualities of otters. I hope you can also receive the medicine you need from these wonderful creatures!

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The Dreaded Death Card

Tarot, Transformation, Uncategorized, word of the year

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The Death card from the Linestrider Tarot

Sometimes when you work with tarot and oracle cards, a card will show up over and over again (sometimes called stalker cards). This card is asking you to stop, pay special attention, and to think more deeply about it’s message. It could also be illuminating a theme or a lesson you are learning in your life right now. All’s well and good when it’s one with positive associations (like the Strength or Lovers cards), but when it’s Death that’s a different story.

In the end of July I came across the Linestrider Tarot by Siolo Thompson and was enchanted with the images, so many wonderful animals!

Wonderful animal illustrations from the Linestrider Tarot

And it’s the Death card that has been showing up for me over and over again. People often hate getting this card, facing death is hard. No matter how often we read that the Death card is most often not about actual death but about change and letting go, it’s still a reminder that all things end. For me it’s about letting go of old patterns and beliefs I’ve held on to, often unconsciously. Beliefs like: I have to fix things for everyone all of the time; it’s not okay to experience rage; it’s safer to only shine a little bit. The Death card keeps coming up over and over for me right now because these old ways of being must die so that I can grow and step into what’s next. It’s a reminder to let go of thinking that I know (or need to know) what’s next, and to surrender to what Spirit has in store for me.

Surrender is my Word of the Year

In this blog post, I wrote about my word of 2017 – Surrender. I really feel that the Death card (which is really about letting go, change, and saying goodbye) is like a neon sign flashing at me – “Hey Monica! Remember Surrender!”

The Death and Lovers cards from the Linestrider Tarot

Twice the Death card has shown up with The Lovers card. I had just read these words about the Lovers in the book The Creative Tarot by Jessa Crispin: “In our creative context, the Lovers is a calling… allowing something to be scary, to be overwhelming; to devote yourself to it even if it requires great changes from you…There are things that fall away — that must fall away — when you devote yourself to a pursuit.”  This feels so perfect for me right now. As I move more and more towards my calling as a spiritual guide, as an artist, as a guide into the self and intuition, I need to be saying goodbye to those parts of myself that denied this calling. I think the death card is also telling me that it’s okay to grieve the life I thought I’d lead and to mourn the safety I thought I had created for myself.

I’m not going to pretend that this is an easy process for me, change is uncomfortable (I’m a Taurus, I love to be comfortable!). And this is another change for me, letting myself have all of my feelings. So I’m supporting myself as much as possible, and being easy and gentle as I undergo yet another transformation.

We just had an incredible new moon solar eclipse, what a perfect time to let go and begin to welcome in the new! Are you in the process of letting go, of surrender? I’d love to hear about it!

 

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Ways inside

Divine Guidance, Tarot, Uncategorized, Women's Circle

Cards from the Lumina Tarot and Animal Kin oracle posted to Facebook and Instagram

Why do I use tarot and oracle cards? When I got my first deck in college (thanks sis!) I pulled cards when I was troubled, feeling scared and blue. I wanted an “outside” source to guide me, to help put me on the right track. Even though the first tarot book I got was called “Tarot, Mirror to the Soul,” I really didn’t understand that the cards are not an outside guide but really a way to connect inside – to connect with my inner knowing.

This message was brought home to me this week through a Facebook comment. This month, my 50th birthday month, I decided to post cards daily on Facebook and Instagram (I’d love to connect with you there). I’m pulling from the Lumina Tarot and the Animal Kin Oracle simply because they are beautiful decks that I haven’t used very much. I posted the above cards a few days ago with this message: Day 12: the message is to connect deeply to Spirit, it’s the only thing that will help right now. Also have patience. That is all. One of my friends commented that she found the message helpful but that tarot is so not her thing. The comment made me think about why tarot is my thing, and here’s what I found.

Time to assert your spiritual authority

I believe with all of my being that each one of us holds our own answers inside, that each of us is capable of being our own spiritual authority. And I’m passionate about anything that helps people (me included) connect inside, with our own inner wisdom and knowing. Tarot and oracle cards help me do this, so do intuitive painting, dance, meditation, walking in nature, burning sage and incense, and drumming. Oh goodness, the list can go on and on (journaling, chanting, walking a labyrinth, connecting with animals …). Pulling a card from a deck of cards is easy, portable, and quick – you don’t have to have a book, or know anything about it. Simply look at the card, what is happening? How does it make you feel? What pops into your mind? Simple, right? And not always easy. We aren’t used to listening to the whispers of our hearts, to our gut feelings, to the voice of the Divine as it speaks to us.

Open up to the Divine and the messages from your own heart.

So it’s a practice, one that may take some patience and perseverance. I find it really helps to draw a card regularly (try once a day! Do it with me!) When we practice, our ability to open up to our own inner wise selves expands and the process becomes easier and easier.  Does this mean that it takes years to be able to do this for yourself? Absolutely not! Spirit wants us to succeed. Often with the very first card a lightbulb goes on and we say “Ahh, I get it!”


Circling with women is an incredibly important way for me to connect with my inner knowing and share my truth with others who are also on a spiritual path. I’ve gotten so much out of Vanessa Sage’s Priestess trainings, and I’m now a guest teacher in her upcoming Priestess Certification Program. The program begins on May 26th, and on May 25th there is a free circle so you can experience the magic – click here to join us on May 25th!

Coming back to center in a f’d up world

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Connecting to my center with tarot and oracle cards

Connecting to my center with tarot and oracle cards

This post is about the dance of losing my center, and coming back, losing it, and coming back again. I don’t believe it’s possible to stay in our center, not now and maybe not ever. Just one glimpse of social media and the frenzy around our political situation right now throws me right into fear and anxiety. One tense parenting moment (and with an adolescent there are plenty) or one financial discussion with my husband and there I go again. (Makes sense why Pause was my word of 2016, right?!)

My practice is now to recognize this uncentered and off-kilter state, to hold myself in compassion for being there, and then to do what I need to do to reconnect with my center – that wise place inside of me. Simple, but not easy!

Why do this? What’s so important about being centered? For me, being centered means that the chatter of my mind is quieted down and I can hear the wisdom of my inner knowing. This centered place helps me respond, instead of reacting, to what life throws my way. In this place, fear is not in charge, and anxiety takes a back seat. From here I can parent from a place of love and listening, and move forward in my life in a calm and grounded way.

How do we notice we are off of center, that we are caught up in the craziness of the outside world? There might be physical symptoms – breathing is shallow, tension builds up in the neck and shoulders – or I may not feel connected with my body at all. My thoughts might be racing, the mantra of “do it, fix it, control it” rushing through my brain. Anxiety is high, and I feel as if time has sped up. I feel like my daughter’s hamster running around his wheel. My practices help me notice when all of this is going on, which is the first step to slowing down.  Having regular places to stop and go inside myself during the week help me monitor when I’m caught up in frenzy and worry. And through those practices I am able to stop the hamster wheel and begin to come back to my breath, my body, and being present here and now.

Here are some of my practices:

  1. Pull a card and journal.
    My daily practice with tarot and oracle cards

    My daily practice with tarot and oracle cards

    You knew I would start here, didn’t you? Taking a few minutes to light a candle, sometimes burn sage or palo santo, breathe deeply and pull a card is a very grounding practice for me. It helps me to slow down, feel my feet on the ground, and then listen in for divine guidance. Spending a few minutes writing in my journal allows me to receive the messages I need to hear.

2.  Play with art supplies! 

Playing with stencils on a piece of scrap copy paper

Playing with stencils on a piece of scrap copy paper

This one is so fun and connects me to my imagination and creativity. The emphasis here is on PLAY. Play and fun are essential to plug into that wellspring of joy that always resides within us. When I am off center it can be tough to dive into play and creativity. In those moments I purposely take a piece of old cardboard, scrap paper or junk mail and use that as my surface for creating. What supplies will I use? Anything I have at hand, I love to cut up an old magazine and slap pieces down with a glue stick. Or I’ll take some stencils and go to town with different colors of paint. Really anything goes, and it really helps me slow down my thoughts and connect with myself. This really works best if I have no agenda for what I’m working on and no plan for it afterwards.

3. Meditation. Now I know that this is a tricky one for a lot of people. Many have told me that it just doesn’t work for them. Yeah, I get it, we’re supposed to be all relaxed and our minds are supposed to be quiet and most of the time they aren’t. Meditation really clicked for me after reading Jack Kornfield’s books “A Path With Heart” and “After the Ecstasy the Laundry.” I got it that the practice of meditation is noticing how busy our minds are and then coming back to the breath, noticing thoughts and coming back to the breath again. Sometimes it’s easy, and sometimes excruciatingly challenging. I’ve found though that it’s always worth it and it brings me back to my center and my heart. For those who want to try it and are not sure where to begin, I recommend the app Insight Timer. Not only does it have a handy timer, there are also hundreds of guided meditations available which are helpful for busy minds.

The beauty of nature brings me back to my center

The beauty of nature brings me back to my center

4. Be in nature! This is a big one for me. Every time I can spend some time with redwoods, or gaze out at the ocean I feel the hamster wheel of my mind begin to slow down. Mother Earth is our greatest healer, and I do feel her healing essence when I give myself the time and space to tap into it.

5. Connecting with others in a class or circle. Sometimes we need help,

Connecting in with my fiery broken open heart at Chris Zydel's studio

Connecting in with my fiery broken open heart at Chris Zydel’s studio

sometimes we are so knocked off course that meditating or painting or pulling a card is not enough. I paint regularly at Chris Zydel’s studio. This practice helps me go deeper into myself for connecting and healing, and I am able to do this because of the container of safety that Chris creates. I also dance with a circle of women lead by Heather Munro Pierce. The work I do with Chris and Heather, and with other coaches and therapists and healers throughout my life, is not work I do alone. The power of the circle of women and of the wise guide who holds the space with love and safety is deep medicine. This is also what I do for my clients, hold the space with love and compassion so that they can connect with their inner guidance.

Now more than ever our practices for connecting with our own inner wisdom are essential. For those interested in jumpstarting their own practices to support themselves in moving through these challenging times, there is a wonderful month-long class by Kiala Givehand coming up called Pull Pen Paint.  I will be a guest teacher and will hold a sacred circle for one of the live sessions. The circle will be a beautiful dive into the divine feminine with tarot and oracle cards. I think the best thing about this class is that you will leave with a practice to help connect you with your center: pulling a card, journaling, and creating art. It’s also going to be so much fun!

Pull Pen Paint class

Pull Pen Paint class

I would love to hear from you, what are some of your practices? What helps you get back to your center?  I will be giving away a free spot to Pull Pen Paint later in February to my newsletter subscribers so make sure you are signed up if you are interested. Click here to sign up!

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The Creativity Bug

Art, creativity, Inspiration, Uncategorized

I’ve been bitten by the creativity bug today, and all I can do is drool over others’ creative work and plan my own. It’s like a sickness that takes over my mind and body and makes me completely incapable of doing anything else. So I made a deal with myself: if I blogged about it, I could then let go of my other “to do” list and indulge in creative messiness.

One of the journals I made for The Journey Within class

One of the journals I made for The Journey Within class

ihanna_diypostcard2016I have been participating in a super fun year-long creative book making/art journaling class called The Journey Within with Kiala Givehand. This class has already elevated my creativity, and now I have several handmade journals and some wonderful new techniques and art journal pages. I come home last night from my intuitive painting session with Chris Zydel (so my creative juices were already flowing!!) and Kiala had posted in our group that one of the teachers in The Journey Within, Hanna Andersson (ihanna), is hosting a handmade postcard swap over on her blog. Now I am feeling obsessed with making (and receiving) handmade postcards!! And I’d better get on it, it’s all happening in the next two weeks!

inspcarddeckswap-980x1024Within minutes of this new obsession, I checked in on Facebook quickly and saw a notification from my friend Alexandra who has participated in a card swap (playing card size) and has received 52 (!!!) gorgeous handmade cards from people all over the world. Alexandra and I share a love for all things cards, especially tarot and oracle cards and so she tagged me and sent me the information to join in for the next Inspirational and International Card Deck Swap hosted by Jessica Brogan. This one I have a little more time to dream about, the last swap recently closed and the next one will hopefully be this summer. That didn’t stop me from going down the rabbit hole of watching video tutorials and drooling over the beautiful creations.

I am currently reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s book Big Magic, and in it she talks about creative inspiration as if it is an entity unto itself. When it comes to you, it won’t stay around unless you give it attention. Well, two calls to participate in making handmade cards to swap with others – within minutes of each other to me sounds like creative inspiration paying me a visit. Instead of trying to squash this bug, I’m paying attention.

I used to fight against the creativity bug, try and stop those creative juices flowing through my veins because my to-do list was too long (or because I’m “not really creative”). I honestly thought that creativity for pure pleasure was kind of wasting time – I didn’t realize that following the bursts of creative inspiration would actually give me more energy for everything in my life. That playing around and getting messy would nurture my inner little girl, opening me up to more creative thinking in my business and my relationships. Delving into my own creativity makes me happy, and when I am happy everything else seems to go more smoothly and I get more productive in other areas of my life.

My old collection of European stamps - great for making handmade postcards!

My old collection of European stamps – great for making handmade postcards!

I recently found a stash of old stamps that my grandparents (who lived in England) saved for me when I was a kid. These 1970’s European stamps would be great on handmade postcards, don’t you think? I’m gonna indulge my creativity today and see where it leads me. Creativity bugs are welcome in my house.

 

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What do you do when the creativity bug bites you? I would love to hear about your creative endeavors! Leave a comment!

 

 

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Be where you are

Divine Guidance, Intuition, Tarot, Uncategorized
Setting intentions for the new moon

Setting intentions for the new moon

Last week there was a new moon in Aries and if you are following any astrology or energy workers posts you will hear that now is a great time to seed your intentions so that they can sprout and grow throughout the year. Yay! Yes! Awesome! AND what if you are not in the space of seeds, what if you are still clearing away the old stuff to make room for the seeds? What if you still need to fertilize the soil and make ready for seeds? What if (gasp?) you are still harvesting, gleaning and gathering from last year’s seeds?

 

My new deck Spirit de la Lune for lunar guidance

My new deck Spirit de la Lune for lunar guidance

The truth is, we each have our own personal rhythms, which may or may not coincide with everyone else’s. On the morning of the new moon I pulled out my new and beautiful Spirit de la Lune lunar guidance cards. This is an oracle deck that uses the moon and her phases as a way to connect in to intuition and inner knowing. I thought it would be a perfect deck to use on this new moon day. One group of the cards are what they are calling Moondalas and represent the moon at different times of the year with a special card spread to try. So being that this is an Aries new moon, I thought I “should” do the Seed Moon spread. I could feel my thoughts bossing me around – it’s Aries new moon dummy, do what the book is saying goes with Aries new moon! (I’ve got some parts of me that feel strongly that there is a right way and a wrong way to do things.)

 

My cards for the new moon in Aries

My cards for the new moon in Aries

Luckily because of some years of practice (with mindfulness and meditation and all sorts of others ways of becoming aware of myself), I stopped and asked myself, “What do I really want to do? What feels right?” The Seed Moon spread didn’t feel right to me on this morning, I decided to simply shuffle the cards and see what happened. What happened was that four cards fell out of the deck. These cards resonated with me deeply and helped me frame my intentions for this new moon: to be where I am, and to accept where I am with love and compassion.

 

 

Now this example is pretty small and insignificant. Of course nothing bad would have happened if I had listened to my bossy thoughts and done the Seed Moon spread (except perhaps a card reading that didn’t make a lot of sense). But this felt significant because it made me think of the many times in my life where I have ignored my own needs and rhythms and pushed forward with what I thought “should” happen (usually according to some kind of expert or even simply my own bossy thoughts). Uniformly, these experiences have left me exhausted, burned out, or wondering why I wasn’t getting the results that others said I should be getting. I never regret listening in to my intuition. The messages that come from the core of my being never steer me wrong. So I did use the new moon energy this week to craft some kick ass intentions – the strongest of these is to be where I am, to be present with myself.  When I take into account where I actually am and what I need with the rhythms and energy cycles of our natural world – I get the best of both.

 

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Dive into the Divine Feminine

Divine Guidance, Uncategorized, Women's Circle

 

The divine feminine has many faces

The divine feminine has many faces

It’s hard to believe that Intuition Bootcamp Sacred Circle January 2016 begins next week! This time there is a theme – Dive into the Divine Feminine.  During this two-week immersion into the sacred inside of us, we will be focusing on the goddess messages that are here to guide us in this new year.  The Divine Feminine can mean lots of different things to different people. Compassion, wisdom, birth, death, motherhood, sensuality, anger, destruction, the sun, the moon, and cycles are just a few of the qualities embodied in the divine feminine.

many faces divine fem

This divine feminine energy is always available to us for guidance. When we pause and check in with our intuition, we open to receive insight and inspiration from the Divine Feminine: we can be strengthened by Sekhmet’s holy “hell no!” when our boundaries are being violated; we can be healed by Kuan Yin’s deep compassion; we can channel Tara when we need to find our center after being knocked off of it. The Divine Feminine is here for us, to challenge and strengthen us, to soothe and comfort us, to engage and inspire us.

Images of the Divine Feminine from the Wildwood Tarot

Images of the Divine Feminine from the Wildwood Tarot

Will you join us to receive your guidance from the goddess inside? Will you let the Divine Feminine within you emerge to transform your life?

Click here to read more about Intuition Bootcamp Sacred Circle – Dive into the Divine Feminine.  Early bird pricing ends Thursday, January 7!!

Would you like a taste of an online sacred circle of women? Join me Thursday, January 7 at 10am Pacific, 1pm Eastern (in just a few hours!) for a live tarot and oracle card party. We gather, draw cards together and hear what our intuitions want us to know. It’s a free preview of what you would experience in Intuition Bootcamp, so come and experience the magic, spark and synchronicity yourself!

Click the link below to join the card party on 1/7/16 at 10am Pacific, 1pm Eastern (if you have never been on Zoom before, you will be prompted to download the app). You can join from your computer, tablet or smart phone:

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/8361257246

 

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Slowing down to rest

Divine Guidance, Rest, Tarot, Uncategorized
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My Monday morning card spread from the Wildwood Tarot

Monday morning before a full week of holiday prep and launch activities for my upcoming Intuition Bootcamp Sacred Circle I decided to take some deep breaths and do a card spread for myself. I was still in my bed, cozy in my pajamas and the sun had yet to make an appearance. I was beginning to feel a tickle in the back of my throat, the sign that a cold might be coming on.

The "Rest" card from the Wildwood Tarot on my resting pup

The “Rest” card from the Wildwood Tarot on my resting pup

I felt such profound relief when the first card in the spread was the Four of Arrows – Rest. In it the arrows are in the ground outlining the sleeping figure, while a butterfly watches over. It almost didn’t matter what the other cards were in the Celtic Cross spread I used, this was the message I needed to hear. I completely shifted the plan for the week, opened myself up to a quieter launch of the circle, and really asked my body what it needed from me to be healthy. And of course my body’s answer was – REST.

Some of the work I’ve been doing these past months has been around my own natural rhythms and cycles. I have had the loving guidance of my friend Ruth McCants and her Walking the Wheel series on astrology. It’s all beginning to make sense to me why certain times of the year I have more energy for being out in the world, and other times it feels impossible (and how my cycles are different from those of others!). Hop on over to her website here if you want some downloadable PDFs to explore this for yourself.

From the Cosmos Tarot

From the Cosmos Tarot

When I tune into myself and my own cycles and rhythms I begin to feel into times when I need to slow down and rest, and how that affects all areas of my life. When I am rested I have more access to my inner wisdom, I am able to better balance work and family, and I’m able to be more present and enjoy this busy life. Now, during the holidays, it’s especially important for me to balance my need for solitude and inner reflection with the gatherings and celebrations. Only then can I truly connect with others, rather than feeling like it’s all a huge and stressful chore. So I’m choosing a little less shopping, cooking, baking, and launching and a little more naps and meditation this season.

How about you?

 

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Tea and Tarot is back!

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The Hooded Man from The Wildwood Tarot and The Hermit from the Thoth Tarot

The Hooded Man from The Wildwood Tarot and The Hermit from Thoth Tarot

After a 6-month hiatus, Vanessa Sage and I have recorded another Tea and Tarot. We have so much fun talking about “negative” cards, using tarot in the darkness of winter, and even seeing familiar cards in a new way. See us explore the divine feminine in The Hermit card (pictured above) and make new and exciting connections for ourselves.

I feel so grateful to have such a good friend to geek out with about the tarot, I learn new things from her each time we connect. Come and connect with us!

 

Click here for more info about Intuition Bootcamp January 2016

Click here for more info about Intuition Bootcamp January 2016

Intuition Bootcamp Sacred Circle is running again in the new year! We are taking a deep dive into the Divine Feminine in this 2-week intensive, click here for more information!