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March 2011

Soul Navigation Card of the Week: WATER

Water Card

Definition: A molecule that at room temperature takes the form of a clear colorless liquid; according to Empedocles, one of 4 elements composing the universe; a liquid necessary for life; a major component of the earth’s surface.

Water is a very powerful and important substance.  It sustains all life and is more important and precious to us than all the gems, minerals and gold in the world.  Symbolically, water represents emotions, feelings, and the unconscious - its properties are seen as formless and limitless.  In alchemy, water is required for the first stages of transmutation.  Some cosmologies see water as the preserver of life circulating throughout the whole universe, and where all life is born.  Chinese tradition suggests that all life comes from waters, the abode of dragons.  Ancient Mesopotamian peoples saw water as symbolic of unfathomable impersonal wisdom.

When you pick the water card reflect on the deeper meaning of water to you in your life.  It may be time to go inward and tune in to what is going on for you emotionally.  Perhaps it is time to be more present to your feelings and just allow them to be, without controlling or analyzing them.  You may need a good cry and to allow feelings to flow through you as waves on a shore.  It may be that you are experiencing overwhelming emotions.  Honor them, as they will teach you great lessons and eventually balance with time. Like water, emotions can be very cleansing and purifying as we allow them to flow through us.

It may be time to reflect on the “fluidity” in your life – is your life moving too slow, too fast, do you need to be more fluid and allowing?  How can you be more in the flow?

How can you honor your feelings?  How do you allow waves of emotions and feelings to move through you?  What is your relationship to your emotions and feelings?  Do you welcome your feelings, dam them up or become quickly flooded?

 

 © 2011 Leslie Helen Bambic Ciechanowski

Every week I shuffle and draw a card to write about and represent the week ahead.  My only rule is that if I draw one that I have already written about, I draw another.  In this way I am using the spirit of the cards themselves. 

Please note:  Soul Navigation Cards will be available for purchase in 4-6 weeks.  Should you wish to reserve a copy for the next printing, please email leslie@fuzionhealingarts.com.


Soul Navigation Card of the Week: HARMONY

Harmony Card

Definition: Compatibility in opinion or action; the structure of music with respect to the composition and progression of chords; agreeable sound properties; congruity of parts with one another and the whole; concordance.

When we have harmony in our lives most aspects of our lives are in agreement and run smoothly.  There is no significant conflict between people, or between parts of ourselves.  Like driving and getting all the green lights, when we are in harmony, life flows smoothly from one thing to another. 

When we have internal disharmony there may be inner conflict between intentions and different parts of ourselves.  For instance, one part may want to get healthy, exercise and eat well, but another part may be overworked and tired so that exercising and watching one’s diet may be perceived as work. Parts of self therefore may be in conflict with each other, and at cross purposes for the good of the body.

In group settings, different working styles may harmonize well working for the same shared intention.  For example, one person’s ability to facilitate people may work in harmony with another’s analytical precision, and may benefit from another’s creative ideas.  Each person’s contribution may be like a different note, blending together harmoniously, without conflicts or discord to produce a melodious composition. 

How do you know when you are in harmony with others?  How do you feel when you are out of harmonic resonance with your self?  When you perceive discord, how do you react? How do you bring yourself back into harmony?

© 2011 Leslie Helen Bambic Ciechanowski

Every week I shuffle and draw a card to write about and represent the week ahead.  My only rule is that if I draw one that I have already written about, I draw another.  In this way I am using the spirit of the cards themselves. To view all of the cards visit www.fuzionhealingarts.com/products

Please note:  Soul Navigation Cards will be available for purchase in 4-6 weeks.  Should you wish to reserve a copy for the next printing, please email leslie@fuzionhealingarts.com.


Soul Navigation Card of the Week: HIGHER SELF

Higher Self Card

Definition: The part of you that holds all aspects of you; wise self; true self; the atman; beyond personal self; transcendent self.

The Higher Self is that part of our being that holds the whole of our being – all aspects of ourselves. It is an expanded felt sense of self, and goes beyond the personal: beyond ego, beyond references to time and space.  Consequently, it holds a greater vision and sense of our inherent wholeness and how to move towards this wholeness.  When we are connected to Higher Self we may feel deeply integrated and whole, and have a sense of guidance by a wise knowing part of self.

Higher Self is you – an expanded, connected divine aspect of you.  You may feel more connected to it in moments of calm clarity, of creative flow or inspiration, or during times of joyfulness and deep loving connection.  Some believe that the spiritual path is about learning to sustain connection to this part of ourselves.

If you have pulled this card it may be helpful to take some time and go within, connect to this expanded aspect of you and listen to what your wise self is saying.  Listen to the subtle ways in which this wise knowing directs you.  Perhaps you are already deeply connected and this is a confirmation that you are connected. 

How do you know when you are connected to Higher Self?  How do you feel when you are connected to this aspect of you?  How do you feel when you are out of connection to your Higher Self?  How do you reconnect with your Higher Self?

© 2011 Leslie Helen Bambic Ciechanowski

Every week I shuffle and draw a card to write about and represent the week ahead.  My only rule is that if I draw one that I have already written about, I draw another.  In this way I am using the spirit of the cards themselves. 

Please note:  Soul Navigation Cards will be available for purchase in 4-6 weeks.  Should you wish to reserve a copy for the next printing, please email leslie@fuzionhealingarts.com.  To view all the cards visit www.fuzionhealingarts.com/products.

 


Soul Navigation Card of the Week: SENSITIVITY

Sensitivity Card

Definition: responsiveness to external stimuli; the faculty of sensation; the ability to respond to physical stimuli or to register small physical amounts or differences; sensitivity to emotional feelings of self and other; the ability to respond to affective changes in one’s interpersonal environment.

When you pull this card you may be more perceptive, receptive and responsive to what is happening around you or within you. Your five senses - your perceptual abilities – and perhaps more importantly, your “sixth sense”, or intuitive faculty, may be heightened beyond the normal range, and you may be able to sense more subtle realms.

When a person has heightened ‘unconscious awareness’ it may be a recipe for feeling a little “crazy”, for one’s perceptions are not easily validated. Some people have such strong sensitivity to others that they take on their emotional or physical pain.  They are often referred to as “empaths”.  You may be an empath, and your empathic abilities may be heightened now. 

Trusting your senses is primary. However, what you are sensing may be subtle, so it is important to tune in to your center, and seek more clarity about what you are sensing and what you are responding to. From this “still point” you will be better able to differentiate between your sensitivity and your personal response. You have entered into reactivity when external events, situations, or people activate a strong emotional response that dominates your feelings and clouds your ability to see clearly. This does not discount what you are sensing. At these times it is important to carefully filter, identify and separate your personal emotional responses to help provide clarity.

How do you experience your sensitivity?  Do you use your sensitivity to navigate through the world?  Do you find yourself overwhelmed by strong emotional undercurrents? How do you determine when your sensitivity is over activating your own emotional charges?  

 © 2011 Leslie Helen Bambic Ciechanowski

Every week I shuffle and draw a card to write about and represent the week ahead.  My only rule is that if I draw one that I have already written about, I draw another.  In this way I am using the spirit of the cards themselves. Should you wish to view the whole deck vislt www.fuzionhealingarts.com/products, or youtube 

Please note:  Soul Navigation Cards will be available for purchase in 4-6 weeks.  Should you wish to reserve a copy for the next printing, please email leslie@fuzionhealingarts.com