Here is another draw from the Mystical Lenormand (Königsfurt-Urania, 2004), looking for a spiritual focus.
|©Fiechter & Trösch|
This reminds me of a recent post by James Ricklef, in which he talked about when we should trust our gut, and when we should ask our heart its opinion. Good advice, but I wondered in what area I should be trusting the flow of intuition. So, I decided to draw a card from the recently released Oracle of the Mermaids (Blue Angel 2013), and pulled the Crane Bag.
|©Cavendish and Fenech|
Reading the companion book, though, it talks about making sure that the things we accumulate support our soul, rather than draining our energy. Asking my heart, I realise that my connection with my decks is deep and pure. Yes, I could live with a lot less decks. On the other hand, I find them nourishing at a soul level, and I try to use them all, one way or another. I love having access to them should a particular question arise, practical or spiritual, regarding decks. I love the variety, I love what I learn from each one.
What comes up for me is that I feel guilty because other people have commented on my collection, and asked why I need so many decks. The obvious answer is that I don't need them. Yet, they do nourish me. So, having consulted both gut and heart, the collection stays.
Where I do feel the need to de-clutter is in my living room. I currently have five big piles of books dotted about, cluttering up the space. I think this is largely because we have no book storage in the living room! So, either we need some shelves, or else I have to find somewhere else for them, as having piles heaped on every surface is not a good look :(