Hi Beautiful Friends,
The past week has been a whirlwind of ups and downs for me. The meditation / vision and enlightenment that happened earlier in the week was very powerful and full of intense feelings/emotions and healing. But I didn’t truly get in enough self care for myself after that and so it left me feeling drained and a bit off and irritable as the week went on. As we still have remodeling construction going on in our house it’s so very hard for me to get that “quite” time that I really need to just decompress.
Friday I had the house to myself to in the morning I took some time to just “be”. I drank my tea, sat on the couch with Luna snuggled in next to me and the pugs in their “spots” by me. I lit a candle, dabbed on some of my favorite essential oils (of course Luna has to have some too because she loves the oils lol), put on some soft “Healing Harp” music, flicked on a little mood – lighting ( little lights I have next to the couch). I allowed myself to just shut my eyes, breathe, let my thoughts wander, relax and enjoy the quite, the peacefulness of the morning. I sipped my tea and watched the squirrels outside my window running about the trees. The rain was just coming down every so gently and what should have been a gloomy rainy day was a day of peace and tranquility for me. It was exactly what I needed to rejuvenate from the week.
We always talk about “doing the work” to heal, the process you go through, the steps that one needs to take, but we all but forget to talk about the self care that is so very much needed when doing this work. We forget that just like when engaging in physical work we need to rest – with emotional work we need to rest and be gentle with ourselves as well.
I have learned for myself that if I do not get the time to do this self care and for me a lot of it really is just about having quiet time – peaceful time – time to reflect and just be, then I get very anxious, overwhelmed feeling, and a bit stressed out.
Once I was feeling more like myself I sat down at my table and decided to draw an oracle card from a new deck that I have been totally crushing on, it’s called Earth Warriors Oracle by Alana Fairchild.
Rarely when I use my oracle cards or tarot cards to I ask a specific question, I almost always ask what message do you have for me today? As I’m shuffling my deck, I think in my head: allow me to draw a card that I need today, be the guidance and show me what I need to work on or whatever message that I might need to know.
So this was the card I draw: Anka – Kin of the Red Hawk Tribe
Instantly upon seeing this card I thought WOW this is a powerful card. The colors, the imagery, that hawk staring right at you. I have not worked with this deck enough to know what the message was, and intuitively I just knew it was a powerful message but was not sure what it was going to entail. So I went to the guide book to read the message this card had for me.
It totally blew me away as it was right inline with the things I have been putting into motion these past couple of days. I have been going over in my head a vision I have had for probably over a year now. Asking the Universe to help me bring it to fruition.
I have been envisioning leading a gathering of women – coming together for more than just art – but for the community, for the support, for the healing that a gathering can provide. So one of the steps that I recently took to move forward with this vision is signing up for a certification class called the “Art of Circle” this will guide me on how to hold Soul Women Circle Groups here locally.
And so a new endeavor is born…
I am planning to hold my first “Circle” sometime in May. My Circle Gatherings will encompass art and rituals that you will then be able to use again on your own, there will art journaling, connecting with ourselves and each other. We will support and uplift each other, we will learn how to connect again to our true-selves and use the 4 elements Earth, Wind, Water and Fire to heal and strengthen us on our journeys. When our circle is complete you leave feeling full of life, love and support. You will feel grounded and whole. If this sounds like something your soul has been craving then fill out the form below to be notified when I launch my first Circle Event.
These gatherings will be small, intimate and open to a limited number of participants. To have exclusive access to join fill out the form above and you will be notified before my event goes live on my blog and social media.
And so I created a soul card for my new Endeavor – She is holding a sword and above her the question Fear or Courage – as she looks below her with sword in hand the words purple power are there. This week in the Empowered Creative Woman group our Weekly Challenge was to create a piece of art using the color that you see yourself as. I see myself as the color of a purplish – indigo and so created this card using those colors to express my new endeavor and these colors. What I am undertaking is powerful – important – challenging and yet I feel so strongly that this is not only what I need but what the world needs right now, that I am choosing to use my “purple power” to move forward with courage. I choose courage and I encourage you all to choose courage as well, if you feel drawn to step out of your comfort zone, to connect and learn to live a more full life, come with me in this circle journey and embrace your life’s journey with me.
Here you can see what I glued on the back of my soul card
I would love to hear what you all feel is “your color” leave me a comment below and tell me. Have an amazing day my friends!
xxoo – Sherry