Sunday, 7 September 2014

Faith

Today, I wanted to draw some cards.  Part of it was reading a conversation between Ellen and Carla about drawing daily affirmation cards, and realising how long it's been since I did that.  It made me realise that sometimes I only draw cards when I think they'll "help" one or other of the projects I'm currently working on, and I don't want my draws to become "work".  Though one reason for that is also because I feel like I have so little time for these things, that I'd better make the most of it when I do have it…

Anyhow, I decided to draw from Les Vampires (Blue Angel, 2014).  When I pulled down the box it was in, though, I saw three packs of Gypsy Fortune Telling Cards, which I have hardly used.  So, I pulled out the Lo Scarabeo Gypsy Oracle Cards, shuffled and drew three cards: Faithfulness, Hope, Scholar.

Straight away, I saw the project I wrote about yesterday:  I need to stay faithful to it, despite the setbacks and delays.  Partly, because I have faith in what it represents, and partly because I hope that it will help with some of my longer term, big-picture goals.  It's funny, too, because I've had the Lenormand Dog come up several times in readings around these longer term goals, and here is the dog again in Faithfulness :)

Still wanting to draw from Les Vampires, I gave them a shuffle, and was delighted anew by the synchronicity when I pulled: Faith.  This reminds me that my faith is not just about being loyal to this project, but also about trusting that this is the right thing for me, and having confidence that it will be a worthwhile thing to pour my energy into.

So, while I also intend to follow Ellen's suggestion and create a Lenormand spell to get me back on track, for today I have just put Faith at the centre of my altar!

And although this wasn't intended as a work-focused reading, it ended up being about work, and yet was playful enough to re-inspire me: today I wrote something for my book for the first time in about three weeks :)

9 comments:

  1. This is awesome Kerry. I think Faith is such a good Focus card: Faith in yourself, Faith in the Divine and Faith in your accomplishments.
    Maybe it is helpful to put a favorite deck beside your journal or near you altar to pick it up an draw a card when ever you feel like (less then a minute :))

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    1. I like that drawing out of Faith, Ellen. I hadn't thought of it in those terms, but that's exactly right - it's not just a singular faith! And thanks for the encouragement to make time for the cards. I've done so all this week, and it's been very helpful :)

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    2. So happy to hear that.! :)

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  2. It is nice to feel encouraged and affirmed by the cards, instead of just looking for guidelines and advice. :) Glad to hear you were inspired to write again! Sometimes just starting can grease the wheels and get things moving!

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    1. Hiya Bev, well, I haven't done much on that project, since, as several other work priorities came up. Still, at least it's back on my radar again :) Hope your creativity is running smoothly, too!

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  3. Hi Kerry! beautiful cards and fit perfect! Stick to your faith, and be faithful to your dreams, projects and ideas. Visualize your desires as if you were watching a movie, it helps too :) Nowadays, we have many things to do, children, work, housewives, mother, concerns of all type.. but when we have a little time for us, what better thing than to do that we most enjoy? Keep writing! :) Muchas Estrellas!!!!

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    1. Hi LM, I'm not great at visualising, it's like I need a store of images to help me. I think it's one reason I find the cards so helpful - they strengthen my ability to visualise :) And I shall keep writing, thanks for the encouragement!
      Muchisimas estrellas brillantes! :D

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    2. Hi Kerry! I'm with you about the cards, they open my mind wide too! :) Thank you!!! Muchas Estrellas!!!! :D

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    3. It's interesting how many people I've met now who find the cards helpful in this way. So many meditations talk as though visualising is easy ;)

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