Don't leave your future up to chance. Learn to use Oracle Cards and relax into True Love.
In ancient times, Oracles were feared and unapproachable. Only the holiest of men could seek the guidance offered and then share it with the common people. I am SO glad things have changed. These days, anyone can learn to use the intuitive tools that used to be hidden from sight.
As I explained in part 1 of this series on the magic of Oracle Cards, Oracles were revered shamanic interpreters of the Divine for 100’s of years before it was understood that Oracular Consciousness could be tapped by anyone with the intention of finding their soul’s journey.
The work of Carl Jung and especially Joseph Campbell in his work, The Heroes Journey, profoundly changed the world of consciousness and manifestation. These brilliant men catapulted the personal development world into a level of spiritual intelligence once reserved for only a select few masters.
When I was exposed to these teachings, a deep inner bell rang for me. I had been looking for a way to explain the inner world I had come to love so much. Using the natural intelligence of the imagination was my key to freedom and I couldn’t wait to share it.
When I created the idea of using landscape language to create my own archetype system, everything I have worked on for years fell into place. My best selling book, The Map: Finding the Magic and Meaning in the Story of Your Life, practically wrote itself, the words falling out on the page as fast as my fingers could fly. Soon the Enchanted Map Oracle Cards were born and now an entire coaching system is available using these powerful truths. (Check out the Oracle Card Coaching Program.)
Now Oracle cards are not the only way to hear from Spirit, but they are beautiful, portable and best of all, always accessible to you when you need guidance and support. In today’s post, I am going to teach you how to do a simple reading for yourself. In part 1 of this series, I talked about how to prepare your cards for use, so if you have just gotten your cards, be sure to check out the basics.
The 3 Card Reading
As is true in all of your spiritual practices, ritual is important when it comes to doing oracle readings. The Oracular Consciousness is always sacred and just like in ancient times, you need to come to the Oracle with reverence. So, make sure you turn off your cell phone and computer, clear the air with chimes or by lighting a candle or smudging with sage or lavender.
Next it is important that you empty your mind of any desires for certain outcomes. Remember your cards are not for predicting the future or giving you a yes or no. By surrendering to All That Is, you build trust that Spirit will give you the guidance that’s in your highest good. I highly recommend meditating for five to ten minutes before you begin.
When your mind is clear and you are at peace, hold your cards. Close your eyes and welcome Spirit. Here’s an example of what you might say:
Dear Spirit, I invoke your power of love and discernment as I use these cards to guide me along my path. I align myself to my soul’s true purpose and open my heart to my highest good. Please show me what is best and true for myself and others. Blessed be. Amen.
Shuffle the cards 7 times. If any cards “throw themselves out of the deck” take note and look up their meaning in the Guidebook after your reading. Cut the deck into three piles, put them back together and get ready to select three cards.
Before you choose the cards, you make a request for information. Here are some examples:
“When it comes to love, what do I need to be aware of today?”
“What do I need to know about my singleness?”
“What do I need to focus on in my manifestation plan?”
In a three card reading, the positions are:
1. The Past Influence
2. The Present Point Of View
3. The Potential Direction of the Future
In part three of this series, I will teach you how to interpret your results and how to create an action plan to move forward.
In each card deck, there is a guidebook to reveal the deep meanings of the Oracle Cards, however, at times the image or word on the card will speak volumes to you. Go to the guidebook for each card, have your journal in hand and write down your thoughts feelings and reactions.
If you wish to advance your Oracle Card reading skills, be sure to check out the Divination Dynamix™ module in the upcoming Master Intuitive Coach® Institute training. (Special Note: The next Master Oracle Card Coach certification program begins April 5, 2012)