Oracle card of the week 12/12/17

As to be expected while mercury is in retrograde, you may find that lately technology hasn’t been your friend. Your devices may be glitchy or completely falling apart. As with anything in life there is a positive purpose and a lesson to learn. Take this time to find your inner silence, and go back to a simpler way of being until everything comes back on. When we can’t find a WiFi connection, it’s often the divine trying to connect us to something greater.

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The labor of love, how to never lose the spark

We all have an idea of love. The fantasy of seeing them from across the crowded room, locking eyes being pulled to them like a magnet and floating softly towards each other by some kind of gentle fire. We imagine candle lit dinners, laughing while holding hands on the beach, dancing our first dance as husband and wife, and all sorts of beautiful moments with violins, soft guitars and birds chirping in the background. Eventually we face the real music though.

Laundry and dishes are piling up, we get asked to work on Christmas, that dreamy beach getaway costs too much money and we don’t have enough vacation time to spring for it. If you have children there are diapers to change, alarm clocks being slept through when the school bus is honking, and not a single thank you in the mix.

It can be easy to lose the romantic magic in the midst of all this reality, but like anything in life a bit of consistent effort goes a long way. Here’s a few easy tips to create magic in your everyday life.

1. Take care of yourself and your health: it’s easy to put your needs a side when everyone needs something from you, but having the strength to set boundaries will help everyone involved more than you stretching yourself thin. Managing your physical and emotional health will only make your efforts more effective, and your attractiveness will be unparalleled for tip 2.

2. Make sex night a crucial part of date night: Even if you can only manage one night a week, sex will keep you connected, and will boost your self esteem as individuals.

3. Remember important dates: Your first date, your birthdays, anniversaries all hold powerful energy for you as a couple. If you continue some kind of celebration ritual year after year you reinforce that power of your relationship.

4. Communicate effectively: This might be the most important tip in this article. You will disagree, and you should be honest about your needs not being met, but the wording, timing and tone of voice you use can make an improvement or an argument. Any time you need to make a suggestion bring up something positive to open the conversation and soften the blow. For example, instead of scenario A…”I told you to get 2% milk not whole milk! You never listen to me!” Try scenario B…”thank you so much for getting groceries, I’m not sure if I specified but next time could you grab 2% Instead of whole milk?” Avoiding blame and assumptions and still showing appreciation for your SO. Try to avoid these conversations immediately after they walk in the door as well.

The labor of love is just that, labor. But it can be a lot of fun with a little consistent effort.

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Oracle card of the week 12/3/17

You are the best possible guru for yourself this coming week. As mercury goes retro grade you won’t be able to trust your usual sources as you used to. Instead find your answers in the quiet of your own higher mind.

You may also find yourself being requested to spread yourself thin by people that don’t appreciate your generosity. Don’t be swayed by others agendas. Focus on yourself and your best interest this week and you’ll naturally be helpful to others too. Be a leader and your own guru!

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Oracle card of the week 11/26

It’s time for a holiday cleansing. You’ve been sucked into the darkness of the egos around you and pulled into unnecessary conflict. Why are we all so addicted to chaos and negativity? Why does is seem easier to remain in unhealthy patterns of gossip, negative self talk, and other destructive behaviors than to be at peace?

This week we can all benefit from journaling in solitude. Putting our thoughts on paper will help us call ourselves out on what we’ve been surrounding ourselves with and the alone time will give us the bravery and health to let it go. The first person place or thing that comes to mind is what we need to move on from. Put value in yourself and your inner peace this week by detaching from drama and mindfully writing.

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Oracle card of the week 11/19/17

How perfect as we begin a change in seasons. Your body may be showing signs of over exertion. Whether you’ve been flexing your physical, mental or emotional muscles too hard you’ll tend to find the signs of distress run over into all aspects of your being. Don’t slow down towards your goals, just adjust the pace to a consistent one and give yourself a little extra self care. The universe is always operating in a “give” and “take” rhythm. We see this in our breathing, and whether we’re awakened to it or not, in the patterns of our luck and fortune. The energetic exchange demands an even pace and we suffer when we’re giving too much or taking too much. Practice mindfulness and allow everything to flow at a steady pace this week.

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The Paradox of Ambition

3CD7B253-310D-4EEB-B3C2-2C9865DD6358Today is such an incredible day. I woke up when my eyes opened naturally, I made my coffee in a pour over with extra love, I gave myself reiki, I pet my cat, listened to some soft meditation music, I played around with an adult coloring book and didn’t worry if I stayed inside the lines. As I write this I’m still in my bathrobe, my house is a mess as well as my hair and I haven’t even showered or brushed my teeth. Today has been about nothing but soothing myself and following the path of least resistance.

If you haven’t noticed, It’s been a couple of weeks since I have written a blog article other than the oracle card of the week. Don’t get me wrong, writing about this human experience from the perspective of an awakened spiritual being brings me such joy and once I can sit down with an open laptop and get my fingers to the key board the words flow and I get lost in the enjoyment of it, but for some reason the past couple of weeks I couldn’t push myself to sit down and make it happen. Any time my reminder went off to write or doing something productive towards my upcoming book or this blog my mind froze. So why is it that on days like today when I’ve been by most people’s standards a little lazy, selfish and unproductive am I unstoppably inspired to write? I finally understand.

When you are a creative being, the “work” your doing cannot be jarred up through self help books pushing you to set a timer and write until it beeps. Your productivity as a creative comes when you ease into your being. The concept of working your ass off to create is counter productive. You’re not digging for gems, you’re holding the bucket so they can fall in and expressing gratitude for every gift of inspiration.

There is no success formula that will cover everyone’s goals and it’s time we stopped looking for answers outside of ourselves. Just be, and you’ll find your own formula.

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Oracle card of the week 11/13/2017

You have a story to tell, and the universe wants you to tell it this week. Play around with the seeds blossoming into visions. Whether you write, paint, sculpt, make jewelry or whatever your medium may be the time is now to explore. Don’t create with a need to show off and be admired, let the canvas be the vessel you pour your shadow onto. Art is a fantastic way to embrace our shadow and heal wounds before they fester or become hurtful to others. Don’t hold back with your masterpiece this week!

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Oracle card of the week 11/5/17

2 cards reminding us that self love will be a core value in our progress. The week ahead is going to be a test. If you’ve been feeling stuck in a loop of self sabotage, whether you like it or not you’ll be changing long term destructive patterns. The divine refers to habits we’re trying to break. Everything we do is in pursuit of pleasure or avoidance of pain. By pin pointing the source of pain that started the bad habit and expressing compassion towards the part of yourself that is wounded, you can more easily and successfully reset your behavior.

Often times, belief systems that we develop around childhood traumas shape our behavior in a way that we’ve decided aids our survival. For example, if your father drank and your Saturday morning cartoons upset him when he was hungover and lead to abuse, you may associate a negative perspective against cartoons. Cartoons aren’t necessarily hurtful, but your mind as a child only sees the pain caused by watching them and now you feel guilty and unworthy in association. Perhaps you now don’t allow your children to watch cartoons based on a false belief system or your favorite childhood tv show triggers depressive episodes. For some it stops at negative emotions, but for many the inability to heal these negative emotions manifests as addictions or other forms of self harm.

By isolating the root experience leading to our emotional trauma, and showing compassion to ourselves afterwards, we can finally heal. The energy is ripe for this deep healing this week. Be gentle on yourself this week.

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Oracle Card of the Week 10/29/17

We’ve been getting a lot of advice regarding feminine yin energy. The energy of allowing and receiving. This week in order to reach our goals we must flip the switch and tune into our masculine energy to reach our goals. This week requires confident action towards what really matters. Eliminate what does not serve you and focus on what does. The full moon on Saturday will be a fantastic aid for this.

Set your intentions for passionate focus on your priorities and tune into the power of the divine masculine yang energy. You may encounter opportunities very much outside your comfort zone, where you’ll have to be decisive and even a little impulsive. Have faith, this is a better direction than where you’ve been. Take ownership of what drives you this week and go full speed ahead. The ascended masters will support you in confronting fear and rising above it.

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Oracle card of the week 10/24/17 better late than never!

Lugh is back to keep us pushing forward. No matter what has already happened, what trauma you’re carrying, the greatest healer is time. Your next moves are in your hands and you can make them beautiful. Pain and pleasure are both temporary in our lives. The only guarantee we have is that we will keep going forward. Work on your physical strength this week to help restore your mental and emotional health.

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