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Weekly Card Reading October 28-November 3, 2013: Bring Your Wishes to Life!

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Last week we created space for miracles to happen. It always surprises me when I pull the same cards two weeks in a row and now it’s happened yet again! Just as we started last week with the Magical Map Shifter card, so we begin this one. As we allow ourselves to open up to Spirit and to spend more and more time in a connected state, we begin to notice more synchronicity in our lives. The Magical Map Shifter comes to us again to let us know that magic is all around us, all the time! When we are open to the happenings and people in our lives we are able to transform even small events in meaningful experiences. The re-occurrence of this card is a reminder to not let go of our newly gained perspective – continue to allow the magic to unfold and understand that people come into our lives to assist us in our process.

Wishing Well

We have been working a lot lately with creative energies and now is the time to begin the birthing process. Support has shown up and it is time to cast our desire into the Wishing Well. Here we are in our field of dreams and we have to power to manifest that which we most desire. What is it that you’ve been wanting to do or to create? Do you have an idea for a project that you’d like to initiate or a piece of art that you’d like to create? You may even want to plan a trip or begin thinking about having children. The sky is the limit – it’s just a matter of placing your wish in the well and then letting go of all expectations as to how the dream will manifest. Remember that the Divine is able to accomplish any thing in any way! Do not cap your desires through the limited scope of your own vision. The Magical Map Shifter is just one form of support for you – there are many more, and if you create the space for them to appear, without expectation of how they should be, you just may be amazed by the results! 

Mountain

Of course, the easy part is to cast the wish. The more difficult factor is to allow it to unfold without expectation of what it should look like. The Mountain card brings us two messages this week. The first is to not make mountains out of mole hills – keep drama out of your wishing well! This process comes to you now because you have prepared yourself by releasing that which no longer serves you and trusting that Spirit is taking care of you. It is oh so easy to get caught up in the drama though, so check yourself! When you feel that you are starting to worry about what your dreams look like or how or why or when they are going to manifest, it is time to take a step back and BREATHE. Secondly, Mountain reminds us to go with the flow. When we do see an obstacle in our path or something that needs to be taken care of (and we do always need to stay in action while simultaneously trusting in the Universe), it behooves us to take the path of least resistance. Just as the river flows gently around the mountain, so must we. Trying to climb it may seem like the most direct path, but it is also the most difficult and exhausting. When we are relaxed, we are able to remain open and connected to that place where the magic happens.

This is The Enchanted Map deck by Colette Baron-Reid, and it is one of my absolute favorites to work with!

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Weekly Card Reading: October 21-27, 2013 – Miracles Can and Do Happen!

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Last week we ended on a note of faith, and as we roll into this next one, we see the benefits of letting go and letting God. As we cleared and released (again!) that which no longer serves us, we created space for miracles to happen. With that in mind, this week begins with the potential for a miracle in the form of someone that can help us to transform our lives. The Magical Map Shifter card reminds us that Spirit arranges our destiny and that sometimes extraordinary people come into our lives to help us along our path of spiritual growth. Stay present to your life and be aware of the people that cross your path: When you are grounded and alert, you can notice the subtleties of energy around you. A special person is coming to help you to become all that you can be – allow the magic to take shape and unfold!

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When it does happen, you will experience a leap in your growth and you will feel the freedom that comes with connecting with your true self even more deeply. We have been on an accelerated spiritual path over the last several months due to lots of clearing, releasing, and growing. It continues, and now that we have less weight and more joy in our lives, we are able to Ride the Wave of abundance. It’s like the teaching of Abraham-Hicks: When you get into the vortex, anything is possible and the limitless abundance of the Universe can flow to you. It’s important that you allow yourself to let go, though, and to just enjoy this feeling. If you begin to get caught up in worry or doubt about the possibilities, you will keep that which you want at bay. This card is the perfect follow-up to the Map Shifter card because it tells you that people and circumstances have shown up out of nowhere to help you along your path! When you couple that with the beautiful message of Dolphin – play so that you may experience deeper connection to Spirit – you’ve got a great recipe for the week.

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The week winds up with the Details, Details card that we had last week. The meaning now is a little different though. Be aware that the information that you need lies in the details. This goes along with the message from the beginning of the week to be present in our bodies and our lives. Noticing the minutiae can allow us to open more greatly to Spirit and to the miracles that are all around us that we are only able to see when we are awake. Clarity and Intuition are working together to more closely guide us and to allow our higher selves to act in accordance with our hopes, dreams, and path. Keep your eyes open and enjoy the magic!


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Weekly Card Reading: October 14-20, 2013 – Balance Your Life for Harmony and Clarity

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This week is a time for creating balance, paying attention to details, and trusting in the Divine. We start our week alongside a tightrope, as indicated by the Balancing Act card. Things have been feeling a little topsy-turvy for us and it’s time to evaluate what is working and what is not working in our lives so that we may restore equilibrium. If we feel that our ship is sailing on rough seas, it is time to allow peace and harmony to take over. Allow yourself some time to relax and to settle into serenity and calmness. When you are able to connect to this energy, anything is possible and you will hold the strings! There are hearts falling from the sky here, indicating that once we calm the waters, we will be able to allow love to enter into any problem areas and into our lives in general. When we live in balance, the sky is the limit!

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Bringing harmony into our lives cuts down dramatically on the energy wasted in the turmoil and drama we may have been feeding into in our lives. Eliminating the people and activities that cause us to exist within chaos allows us to bring ourselves and our environment into focus. The magnifying glass in the Details, Details card illuminates the word “clarity.” We are finally able to bring that which has been eluding us into the light. Below we are shown the words “important notes.” These notes are the details that we have been missing. Before, they were hidden under a pile of books and clutter and rubbish that kept us at a safe distance from our true selves and our true desires. We have been clearing the clutter over the last month or so and as we delve into each layer of our emotional, mental, and physical bodies, we uncover another beautiful and integral aspect of ourselves.

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This process can be difficult. At times uncovering the details can cause us to feel vulnerable, isolated, or alone. It may trigger episodes of fear. The Compass card comes to remind us to allow our faith in something greater than ourselves to assuage these hurtful feelings. We are now moving into uncharted territories: we set our ships to sail on a balanced and even keel at the beginning of the week, we allowed the details of our lives to emerge mid-week and come into focus, and now we are experiencing a myriad of emotions and sensations that are delicious and uplifting while also being new and frightening. Remember that as long as your compass is pointed to true North – the direction of your higher power – you are safe and supported. Spirit is working in your life and as long as you act and live in faith, you will never be lost. In fact, staying aligned with the Divine will allow you to receive the blessings that you have so carefully hidden yourself away from in the past!


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Weekly Card Reading: October 7 – October 13, 2013 – Stand Your Ground

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This week’s reading is all about standing firmly on the ground and claiming what is ours. We begin with the Authority card. This comes to us to let us know that we must start this week with an awareness of our masculine energies and the knowledge that connecting with that side of ourselves is what will help us to manifest and create at this moment in time. Over the last few weeks we have been guided to rest in the faith that we have all that we need to succeed. The Authority card (equated to the Emperor card in the traditional Tarot) shows us that it is now time to take the resources that we have at hand and put them to practical use. It is time to act as a leader and to put structure, form, and use to our ideas so that we may turn them into a reality. He also introduces the need to do so from a firmly planted and grounded position. We must be solid in our actions at this moment.

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This grounding allows us to celebrate a victory while not losing our footing. We are making steady progress forward and it feels like we are experiencing many small successes that are gradually increasing in magnitude. As we become more and more grounded in the present moment, and as we continue to shed old patterns and behaviors that no longer serve us, we can gain the confidence and wisdom that can truly propel us forward on our path. Sharing this with the world is an essential part of this process as it allows us to express a new found sense of empowerment in the world. Doing so enables us to continue to build upon our successes and our growth.

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This is a time to use our strength and wisdom to increase our awareness of what is happening around us. It may be that there is someone around you that is not to be fully trusted or it may be that things are not what they appear. Stand firm in the masculine energy that you summoned up at the beginning of the week while also checking into your feminine intuition. Ask yourself what masks surround you and what needs to be viewed with clarity and discernment? Use your firm foundation to address these matters objectively and solidly and take appropriate action only after careful consideration of the facts.

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We had a card pop out of the deck at the end of the reading. The base chakra card comes forth to really reinforce the idea that we need to remain grounded this week. Check your foundation and make sure that you move into this week sure-footed and strong, with plenty of resolve and clarity of mind. If you feel yourself wavering in confidence, take time to re-establish your footing. Spend time in nature or sit with your back up against a tree. Do a grounding meditation, wear a red shirt, and eat some beets – whatever it takes. The point is to stay present and aware. Things are picking up speed, and though it may seem a paradox, you need to be able to hang in there firmly in order to really take off!

This week I used the Psychic Tarot by John Holland.