Welcome to my monthly blog post where I create a simple intention inspired by a monthly card reading! Feel free to embrace this intention as your guiding light for the upcoming month (or for as long as it speaks to you)!
This month's intention is all about honouring your body and embracing rest to nurture peace, harmony and joy within.
Explore the detailed card reading below and embrace whatever resonates with you, while letting go of anything that doesn't. Remember, powerful messages have a way of finding you when you open your heart and pay attention ;)
Intention Setting Reading
1st Card - six of pentacles
The six of pentacles is such a beautiful card that reminds us of the power of giving and receiving. It's a gentle nudge to share our abundance with others and to do so generously. Giving doesn't always have to be about money; it can be sharing our time, knowledge, or support. What do you have an abundance of right now? Maybe it's an inspiring book you've recently read or a delicious recipe you've tried. By sharing these things with others, we can make a lasting impact, even if we don't realize it.
On the flip side, the six of pentacles also speaks to the importance of receiving. If you find yourself in need of assistance, this card is a sign for you to reach out and ask for support. It's not always easy to admit when we need help, but it's okay to be vulnerable and accept a helping hand when it's offered. Remember, people don't offer help if they don't genuinely intend to give it. You are worthy of receiving love and support, and it's time to embrace that truth.
To help anchor in the energy of this card, below are some affirmations that may resonate:
- I am grateful for the abundance that flows into my life effortlessly.
- I welcome and receive the blessings that come my way.
- I find joy in giving and receiving, knowing that my acts of kindness and compassion are always supported.
- My heart overflows with love, kindness, and generosity towards myself and others.
- I am blessed with an abundant heart.
2nd Card - four of swords
It's truly remarkable how the four of swords has shown up for this month's reading. During the winter months, a special period of tranquility, healing, and rejuvenation unfolds. It's the perfect moment to turn inward for self-reflection and self-care. The gentle nudge from the four of swords reminds us to prioritize rest and healing. Perhaps you've recently experienced a heartbreaking situation, which can make us forget about the importance of looking after ourselves. However, taking time for rest and stillness is a beautiful way to honour ourselves, even if we haven't experienced loss.
Here's an interesting little fact that many people aren't aware of: true healing and restoration can only occur when our bodies are in a state of relaxation. When we activate our relaxation response, we create an opportunity for repair, replenishment and clarity of the mind. This means that dedicated rest is crucial. If you're not getting a restful night's sleep, it becomes even more vital to establish a self-care routine that helps you relax. By doing so, you allow your body the time it needs to heal and recharge. Treating yourself with love and kindness, the four of swords strongly encourages you to embrace rest.
Below are a few affirmation statements that beautifully align with the message of the four of swords:
- I honour my need for rest and rejuvenation.
- Stillness and relaxation nourish my mind, body, and spirit.
- I deserve the gift of peaceful moments just for myself.
- Taking time for rest is an act of self-love and self-care.
- I create space in my life for peacefulness and calm.
3rd Card - six of wands
I absolutely love it when the six of wands makes an appearance in a reading! This card brings forth a powerful message of guidance and encouragement for you to let your light shine brightly. As you embrace this opportunity, you are bound to achieve great victories and success in whatever project or path you are currently on. It's important to acknowledge how far you've come in this endeavour and trust in the inevitable success that lies ahead.
What's truly beautiful about the six of wands is that your efforts are not just for your own benefit. Your actions and accomplishments will have a positive impact on others, making a difference in their lives as well. You are being seen as a leader, and this recognition will bring validation and celebration for your achievements.
If we reflect on the energy surrounding our intention this month, which is all about honouring and embracing rest to find inner peace, harmony, and joy, the six of wands becomes even more significant. Making time for yourself and practicing self-care will be the key to victory in this area of your life. By nourishing and igniting the truth of who you are, positive changes will start to unfold, not only in your own life but also in the lives of those close to you. When we prioritize our well-being, it naturally transforms our energy and positively impacts those around us. Your light, when shared authentically, has the power to touch the lives of others.
Remember, you are a shining light in this world, and by embracing your unique gifts and talents, you will continue to make a positive impact on others. Keep shining brightly!
Below are affirmations that align with the message of the six of wands:
- I am deserving of all the victories and blessings coming my way.
- My achievements have a positive impact on others' lives.
- By prioritizing my well-being, I create positive changes in my life and the lives of others.
- I radiate confidence and attract success in all areas of my life.
- As I shine my light, I inspire and uplift those around me.
questions you can contemplate: 🤔
Journaling is a powerful tool for self-reflection and growth. Take your time with these prompts, allow your thoughts and feelings to flow, and be open to the insights and clarity that may arise.
- What do you currently have an abundance of in your life? How can you share it with others?
- Reflect on a recent time when you asked for help or support. How did it make you feel? How did others respond?
- How do you prioritize self-care and rest in your life? What activities or practices help you relax and recharge?
- Have you been neglecting self-reflection and healing? How can you prioritize these practices moving forward?
- What accomplishments or successes have you achieved recently? How have they positively impacted others?
- How comfortable are you with receiving recognition and celebration for your achievements? Why?
- Reflect on a time when you prioritized your well-being and how it positively affected those around you.
- How can you authentically share your light with others? What unique qualities or talents do you possess that can make a difference in someone's life?
- Explore the concept of rest as a form of healing. How do you feel when you prioritize dedicated rest?
- How can you incorporate more rest, self-care, and reflection into your daily or weekly routine? What actions will you take to honour yourself?
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.
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Cards from this reading:
Tarot de Carlotydes by Carlota Santos (Fournier)
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