|Image of Rama|
Now, I'm one of those people who tends to leave extra cards in my decks. However, I'm still not quite sure about the extra cards that are available for the Mystical Lenormand (though they don't actually come with it). My problem with them is that they are so purely spiritual/mystical: an ancestors card, a spirit guides card, a power animals card and an angels card. Although I often ask for spiritual messages, my idea of the spiritual is quite a practical one. Being advised to chant or go for a walk in nature are spiritual messages I can get behind. Being asked to connect with my spirit guides is a bit trickier, especially if I ask a practical, rather than spiritual question. Writing this, I feel a bit daft, after all, I'm sure it's always a good idea to connect with your spiritual side, even if you're just going shopping. Still, these cards, especially the spirit guides and power animals cards, sometimes stump me.
So, in typical fashion, the cards decided to press my buttons today, after so long without seeking their guidance or focusing on my spiritual practice. The two I find hardest BOTH appeared in my reading!
The Owls card fell out of the deck while I was shuffling (though I didn't know what it was at the time), so I placed it at the top as a theme card. Then, I drew three more cards: Fish, Spirit Guides, Power Animals.
Even then, I felt some resistance: just how am I supposed to connect with my spirit guides? I've done a few meditations designed for you to meet your spirit guide, but haven't found any of them particularly helpful (as opposed to an animal guide one, which I adore). Then I actually looked at the card.
|Chop Wood, Carry Water|
The point is, I need to bring spirituality into my everyday life more, seeing as I'm not making as much space for it separately. I also need to remember that my connection with others is part of my connection with spirit, and to remember to honour the divine in all those I interact with.
While I'm still not convinced about these extra cards, I do appreciate their message today :)