Totem Guidance

Weekly Card Reading: May 5-11, 2014 – Embrace Yourself This Week!

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Slow and Steady

It’s time to slow down! You have been taking a lot of action steps, running forward at full speed ripe with ideas and projects. It’s been a busy and prolific period, but the Slow and Steady card tells you that it’s now best to take a pause, breathe, and enjoy the scenery of your life for the time being. Create the space this week to really be present in your day. Enjoy a few walks and perhaps even try to do a mindfulness meditation while you’re at it. Listen to the birds, notice the blooming flowers, feel the breeze on your face. The energy of Snail is about coming out of your shell to enjoy the sensual and tactile elements of being alive and in your body. When you take the time to really engage in your life, you are given the opportunity to fully savor it. Life will speed up again soon enough, so it’s important to take these moments while you can. Even, and especially if, you don’t think you have the time, figure out a way to devote 15 blissfully quiet and disconnected minutes by yourself every day. Take a moment to thank Spirit for your blessings and listen for any guidance she may have for you.

Protecting Treasure

Mid-week we have the Protecting Treasure card. Spirit wants you to know that you are safe and protected at all times. Even when the rains come down, you will be sheltered and loved. Loyalty is a theme for you right now, and this week (while you are in your slow down mode) is the perfect time to nurture friendships. Connect with those you love and share how you feel with them. Pay special attention to the integrity of the relationships around you and check that you are giving to those that have earned it. Vulnerability allows us to enjoy an enriched relationship with others, but we must be discerning that we are sharing with those that value it. Our true treasure rests within us, and it shines brightly when we are surrounded with loving and supportive relationships.

Spirit of Place

As you journey through your week, pay attention to your desires and check in with your heart space. What is it that you are truly yearning for? As you tap into your essence, you are able to begin to embody that which you want so that you may more easily manifest it. The Spirit of Place card shows us that every place, emotion, and situation has an essence similar to that which people and animals share as everything is a facet of the Divine experience. Do you want to eliminate fears? Embody courage by taking one small step through something that you’ve been putting off. If you are hoping to find love, then offer love to someone that needs it – be love to the best of your ability. When you are able to get to the core of what it is you are seeking, you are able to experience it from its own perspective. From here, new doors of understanding can and will open for you. Dive in!

This week’s reading is from The Enchanted Map Oracle Cards by Colette Baron-Reid.

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