Connecting to wisdom with cards

One of the best ways to inspire yourself on a given day is to use beautiful picture/affirmation cards. My favorite deck is Cheryl Richardson’s Self-Care Cards.

Not only are the pictures calming and thought-provoking, but the messages help me to stay in touch with my authentic self. Each morning I pick a card and use that message to guide me throughout the day.

Cards can also help you learn how to interpret your intuition. One exercise I often do in the morning is pick a couple of cards  with the intention that they will give me a message about the day. At the end of the day, I look at those same cards again to see if I have a different understanding of what they were trying to tell me about the day.

Among my favorite messages from Cheryl Richardson’s deck:

Be Patient. Be willing to pass up good for great. How many times have I held onto something that wasn’t ideal because I was afraid I wouldn’t get something better? Too many times to mention, and the situation I held onto always became harder and harder to tolerate. This saying reminds me to let go to make room for what I want.

Take a Risk. You have the power within to move mountains. This card reminds me that no obstacle is too large. 

Set a goal, write it down, and release the outcome. Small steps make a big difference.  This card helps me to remember that I don’t need to micromanage. It also gives me an appreciation for the little steps I’m taking toward my goals.

Reconsider a commitment. You have the right to change your mind. I love this one because I’ve often had difficulty saying ‘no’ to others’ requests. This one reminds me that I don’t have to do anything that I don’t want to do.

Listen to your life. The right path will reveal itself.  When I see this one, I think, ‘relax; the Universe has it covered.’ I  also find that I can’t predict how life is going to unfold so I’d do better not even trying.

Incorporating cards into your daily routine can help you connect with — and benefit from — your inner wisdom. Give it a try and let me know how it goes.

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