Spring is a time for new beginnings! Having recently welcomed Spring 2023 in the Northern Hemisphere, I have created a new intention based on a card reading for this spring season. If this intention resonates with you, feel free to use it as a focus for this spring season (or whatever time frame suits your fancy)!
Read below for the full card reading and take what feels good for you and leave the rest. Messages are meant to find you in the most peculiar ways when you're willing to notice and listen ;)
Some things to keep in mind when using an intention:
- Write it down and put it where you can see it regularly (bathroom mirror, desk, beside table, wallet, etc).
- Say it several times a day clearly affirming it - you can stand in a power pose (like running across the finish line), hands on hips (like Wonder Woman), placing your hands on your heart, or even doing a little dance. Whatever makes you feel like this intention is possible when you say it, then do that!
- Visualize for just a few minutes each day your intention as if it has already come true.
- Practice your favourite Yoga Nidra meditation that allows you to state your intention during the practice. When the mind and body are relaxed, your mind is much more susceptible to suggestions, so this can help make this intention become true for you even quicker than by doing it on a conscious level alone.
- If you haven't done so already, you can sign up to receive access to listen to my free Yoga Nidra meditation here.
spring 2023 Intention Setting Reading
1st Card - PATIENCE
This card is an invitation to experience more patience. Are you waiting for something to happen and feeling the lack of not having it? If you look at welcoming spring, quite often you want to pass right over spring and rush into summer (especially if you live in a colder climate like Canada). Us Canadians live for summer and we sometimes take spring for granted because we want it over with so we can get outside and enjoy the warmer weather that summer brings. When I see this card, it's also a reminder to be in the present moment. Quite often you look for something in the future that will bring you happiness (example, summer). You think you need something outside of you to bring you joy. But the truth is, we can feel joy in any moment when we choose to feel that way. Just seeing the sun shining or noticing the hyacinth flowers that are beginning to bloom underneath the snowy ground can spark that joy inside of us. Joy is a state of being. Joy isn't something that we have to wait for. If you're currently in a state of waiting for something, what can you do in the meantime to experience joy without having what it is you're waiting for? Some things cannot be forced or made to happen before the timing is right. Trust that everything will happen through Divine timing and you may find relief when you release your resistance to not having it just yet.....
2nd Card - 5 OF FIRE
Are you being held back by your perceived limitations? You may be having thoughts that make you feel like you're in a jousting competition. Your thoughts may be competing for your attention, so you may want to be cognizant of the thoughts that are taking up the most space in your mind at this time. This could be a time to acknowledge what's coming up for you and to decide if these thoughts are in conflict with your desires. If they are, you may want to find ways to release the thoughts that are no longer serving you and transform them to help you move forward. Are these thoughts related to the past or the future? This could be a road sign to pay attention to your thoughts so you can enjoy the precious present moment. When you regret the past or worry about the future, you can cause your own suffering. When you make a choice to be present in this moment and find something to be grateful for it can quickly and easily raise your vibration! Notice any inner or external conflicts that are arising and try to see the bigger picture of what is really going on from a neutral standpoint. If you're struggling with some type of conflict at this time, know that with patience, it will pass.
3rd Card - 0 - THE LEAP
This card brings me so much joy. As I'm interpreting the overall messages of the cards in this Spring Intention Reading, we have the rabbit leaping forward! And since Easter is right around the corner, I see this bunny as a sign of leaping into Spring and celebrating time with family and friends and nature. If we look at this card with the overall meaning of patience, we can see it as a sign to really be present in this moment. When you decide to be more conscious of this moment, it doesn't mean you cannot continue to move forward or that you don't ever have to make plans, but there is always a time and place for making plans or thinking about taking action. You don't have to think about it 24/7 (like most of us do). We are leaping into spring and new beginnings. Don't be afraid to start something new at this time or go for something that seems impossible. As you move forward on this journey, find ways to enjoy the journey. You don't have to rush to get to where you want to go. Notice what makes you smile and enjoy that moment.
4th Card - 8 OF AIR
Is there something that is making you feel trapped right now? If so, you're not alone. Many of us feel like we're stuck in a situation that we are not sure how to get out of. It's a mental tug of war between what you feel and how that is being reflected back to you. You may very well have more options that you thought, but it's hard to see these opportunities when our minds are clouded with the stories that we hold. Insert patience here.....take some time to reflect on these thoughts that may be making you feel stuck, and engage in self-care practices that allow you some space to see things from a different perspective. When we take time to listen (to ourselves in a quiet space), we are able to see new opportunities or insights that we couldn't see before. And of course, this too shall pass with patience and compassion for yourself.
A little extra insight.....
Is there something that you are wanting to do, but afraid to take action? The Leap card is inviting you to take a leap of faith, but the 5 of Fire and 8 of Air have you pondering the struggles you may think you have to go through to make it happen. Sometimes your thoughts are your own worst enemy. Feelings of fear, judgement or failure can keep you from moving forward. This is a time to really contemplate what is holding you back and how you can shift your thoughts to your desires instead of your fears. You may also be feeling impatient about something. You may wish to reflect on what is making you so impatient. How can you use this as an opportunity to be grateful for this moment and to enjoy the journey. Life is a marathon, not a sprint. Have more fun! Spring is a time for new beginnings after all....
questions you can contemplate: 🤔
- What is something that you can appreciate in this moment?
- Are you struggling to see the bigger picture in your present situation? If so, how can you look at it from a different perspective?
- Are you impatient about something that you want to do or somewhere you want to go? If so, why?
- How can you enjoy the journey a little bit more even if you haven't arrived at your destination just yet?
- What burdensome thoughts are preventing you from seeing this situation more clearly?
- What new choice and/or thought can you make to improve this situation?
- You have the power to choose your thoughts! What positive thoughts can you choose now?
- What can you do to find support and journey forward with a positive mind-set?
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Cards from this reading:
Card 1 - Messages From the Light Meditation Deck by Joyce Huntington
Cards 2, 3, 4 - The Sacred Web Tarot by Jannie Bui Brown, Illustrated by James Brown IV
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