Today, I created “The 3-Card Spread for Getting UnStuck and Appreciating Yourself Again.” I hope it will help you to focus and engage with whatever is on your plate now – and, that you will have a better day because of your clarity!
I came up with this card exercise because I cringed when I realized I hadn’t written anything here since July. Summer is busy!
Using Canyon Sound EcoLogic Flower Cards when you are unsure how to move forward will do two things for you. First, it will actually help you to find a starting point that can bear fruit. Second, each time you use the cards, you are strengthening your natural intelligence – that wise voice will become louder and clearer to you.
I am going to show you how I used the cards today so you can see how you may use them.
Let me walk you through it.
As the title suggests, you are going to pick three cards in this exercise. And you are going to ask three questions. If you have your own deck of EcoLogic Flower Cards, find a comfortable, supportive place to sit (or stand) and draw your cards near. If you don’t have cards, get comfortable with your computer and click on the “Ask the Cards” button at the top of this page. Also, grab a pen and some paper.
Get quiet, take a few deep breaths and focus on the part of your body that feels the most solid. Tell yourself that you want help accomplishing “x.” Now you are ready to ask questions and pick cards.
What is your issue?
You want to give your natural intelligence something clear to work with. When I am working with cards, I always write down my issue – that way, there is less chance for mental drift and fuzziness.
My issue: Today I want to write a blog post that is relevant and helpful to my readers.
Question 1: What do I need to do to get ready?
The answer to this question will tell you the frame of mind you should try to adopt, or the more accurate framing of your question. This is a great question to tune up your natural logic – it is different from our learned logic.
My card: Allium – Release
What do I make of this? In my case, “getting ready” to receive help writing means being fully present, just as I am.
Relevant passage: “Feel the strength of your own presence… Make sure that you are asking for input from a position of strength and assurance about your worth.”
Obviously, I have something useful to say. I might as well own it!
Question #2: How should I open myself up for help?
This question is about what happens after you are aware of a more accurate goal for yourself. How do you receive help to accomplish this task? Help is all around. We just have to be positioned to accept it. Collaboration is an essential component of natural intelligence.
My card: Madagascar Periwinkle – Gentle Movement Under Pressure
To me, this is an iteration of the first card – be yourself! I always know a message is an important one for me if I hear it more than once.
Relevant passage: “You will be surprised at the solutions and good fortunes that make their way to you when you are able to stand solidly in reality while being yourself.”
Question #3: What gift/message/talent am I sharing by doing this?
Enjoying your creations, sharing your gifts or making some kind of difference in your world is another natural intelligence essential. Those things are the “closure” element. They ground our activities and create balance in our world. This is a great question to ask at the end of a day.
My card: Pale Corydalis – Bitterness
Stress doesn’t usually bring out the best in us – usually, it triggers negative self-talk that berates, blames, or confuses us. This card was telling me to take a breath and consider looking at my writer’s block from a different angle.
Relevant passage: ” This means letting go of preconceptions and remaining open to possibilities and new ideas.”
What I learned from the cards today is this: Sometimes, the easiest and most powerful thing to do in a tricky situation is to gather myself together fully and face the situation – listening for an answer that may surprise me.
In my case, what was getting in the way of my creative process was the way I was haranguing myself. Once I let go of that, I came up with a useful and relevant blog post – how to use the cards to get myself out of a jam.
Download the 3-card spread to keep track of your answers. You can print it out or fill it in and save it on your computer.
Til next time!