We seem to be in a world where we feel we have to be go, go, go all the time. Modern day tools such as Social Media bring us brief snippets of information which are then gone again in the flash of a scroll! We then feel we have to constantly keep up in case we miss out on something! But what if what you are truly missing out on is balance in your life.
All things universally try to find the middle ground… balance.
Feelings such as Sadness and Happiness are made out to be detached from each other, whereas in reality they are the same thing, they are just on opposite ends of the one balance scale. For those who have had children at school, or remember from their own school years, how did you learn about negative numbers? Very likely you used a visual number line such as -2, -1, 0, +1, +2 etc. We can use a similar line to describe emotions, Despair (-2), Sad (-1), balanced (0), Happy (+1), Bliss (+2) and we can’t truly feel one without experiencing the other. If we lived in bliss our whole life, would we recognise it as such or would we just think of it as being the norm? Yet if you have experienced despair you will most likely recognise bliss when it becomes yours.
To find balance in the fast pace of our current lives it is important to take time out, slow down and even stop for a while – no the world will not stop turning if you do!
Time out is not just important is it necessary so make space in your diary and gift yourself the time to do absolutely nothing but be in the moment.
Cards are an energetic tool and as such can get a little energetically icky. I always cleanse the energy of a newly purchased deck before connecting in and using it and then will clear the energy briefly between each reading.
As with everything it comes back to your focus and intention.
This list is by no means the only ways you can cleanse and clear your cards, it is individual choice and these are my main go to options.
A tarot spread is where the cards are laid out in a predetermined sequence. Each card placement will have a specific meaning based on where it is in the spread. The spread/layout can then be in a particular shape and each card read in relation to how it interacts with those around it. Examples of this would be cards with people on… who is lording it ‘over’ who, which people are looking at each other, are the people looking forward into the future or behind them into the past? Are important people such as partners actually represented in the spread next to each other if there at all? With larger spreads you can also have an awareness of what is missing, ie a person or suit (which would represent a particular area of your life)!
A spread can be as simple as one card eg, “what do I need to be aware of today?” or include nearly every card in the deck… as long as the placement of the cards is decided in advance.
So why is it so important to decide in advance where and how the cards are laid out? In short, it adds an extra and vital layer to the reading. How can you interpret the card in relation to a question if half the information is missing?
There are spreads for relationships, general life readings, decision making, career/finance spreads, health and fitness, life goals and the list goes on.
One of my favourite spreads is the Celtic Cross. This includes 10 cards and will give a great overview of what is happening in your life now, what influences are coming from the past and what is getting in the way. It also goes on to see how, given the current circumstances, life will evolve over the next few months or so therefore perfect for making informed choices.
One fun spread is from the ‘Housewives Tarot’ and is laid out in the shape of a cocktail glass (as in pictures - taken from booklet). So go grab your cards and have a little play with this or one of your favourite spreads and have some fun.
As everybody does, I have ups, downs and roundabouts to face in life on a daily or even minute to minute basis, so it is great to have a tool to help navigate those that fits into the palm of my hand. That tool, for me, is my trusty old Robin Wood Tarot cards (this is my all-time favourite deck and has been for 40 years – EEK, how old am I getting lols).
I will start each day by drawing a card to help me judge how the day will pan out. If I have a feeling it is going to be ‘one of those days’ – and there seem to have been a few of these recently, I will draw other cards to help clarify what obstacles may lay ahead and if I have to face them head on or have the chance to navigate around them or even do a U-turn.
Using my cards I can tap into the energy field of each member of the household and as an example, see below the surface to who perhaps needs a little extra nurturing or to be left alone for a while. This by itself will help to iron out any issues before they even arise - how good is that!!
I will also use my cards when making decisions on a personal or business level. This reduces my stress because it is like having someone else helping to give you guidance. Yes, it is still up to my personal interpretation and I can read the cards to suit how I think things should pan out, but at the end of the day isn’t that just tapping into my intuition and creating a flow of positivity and manifestation. That’s a win-win in my world.
How do you use your cards – or do you have another tool that you use? I would love to hear all about it in the comments.
Today a friend was chatting to me about her upcoming house move to another part of our lovely country. For this to happen she first needs to sell the house she currently owns. Having done the same things when we went through the big move from England to Australia 11 years ago I was able to pass on few tips to help her call in her perfect real estate agent and then buyer.
Firstly I let her know about a Feng Shui tip to call in the best person to help sell her house (given to me by my lovely friend over at Mel’s Energy House). Write what you need on a piece of paper, red paper holds extra power in the Feng Shui world, use words such as ‘Please send me the best person to help with my house sale’ and place in the ‘useful person’ area of your home as per the Bagua Map. The paper does not need to be visible for the world to see as we are working with energy flow here.
This worked amazingly for me when we wanted to have our whole house re-tiled and was having a hard time finding the right tile. One who could also lift the old tiles rather than go with some of the alternative options given to us by others who came to quote! I put the paper in its designated spot under our TV. A couple of days later hubby suggested looking in the local paper as previously we had contacted tradesmen whose cards were in the tile showrooms. I should also mention at this point we had chosen some tiles that were the same as friends of our as they were just what we were looking for. We had also seen them laid so knew what we would be getting. Hey presto, in the paper was a tiler whose email address was the same as our friends’ names, just in reverse – what an awesome sign. Needless to say we employed the tiler, got a great price and he did a great job.
So, back to house sales... Once we found our agent in England, the other way we called in our buyers (energetically) was to imagine a ‘sold’ sign on the board outside our house. To really cement this in we took the kids, then aged 3 and 9, to a house locally that was sold by the same agency so had the exact same sign and told them to imagine it outside our house, you can also take a picture of the sign. Every time we went out I would get the kids to picture the sold sign as we rounded the corner and saw our house. Guess what happened a few days later – yep the house got sold. Some people just happened to be driving by our place between two house viewings that were an hour drive in opposite directions from us and they had time to waste. They stopped as we had an open home that day and contacted the agent with a firm offer within an hour of leaving – the rest as they say is history.