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September 2011

Soul Navigation Card of the Week: YES

Yes Card

Definition: Affirmative; affirmation of assent or approval; an expression of great satisfaction.

When we say “YES!” wholeheartedly, every part of our being opens up, and we accept and affirm that which we are saying yes to.  At that moment, there may be a sense of expansion in spirit and soul. If we could see our body’s response when we are experiencing a congruent and enthusiastic “YES!”, I imagine we would see our very pores and cells open up to receive!  When we fully engage, affirming what is happening in the moment, we enter a state of allowance and are able to overcome resistance. 

Often, however, we have been trained to say yes when it is not congruent with our being at a particular time, or in general.  We say yes for multiple reasons: out of obligation, social conformity, so that we don’t hurt another’s feelings, or perhaps to make ourselves feel better.  Worse yet, we may even be forced to say yes through manipulation or other abuses of power; this can create challenges not only in trusting others, but also in experiencing our own “felt sense” of yes.  It is important when we say yes that “all parts” of us are in accord, otherwise we move out of integrity and out of our own deep listening.  When one’s “yes” is half-hearted and not fully engaged, it does not bode well for what one is saying yes to.

Scan your awareness through all the levels of your being, without thinking but rather through sensing and careful noticing.  Do your body, mind, spirit and soul all feel consensual? Feel the difference when you embrace your experience with a “YES!”.  With yes your openness and willingness to embrace what is in the moment and in your life expands all possibilities.  Explore saying yes over and over again to the moment, to all that is happening around you, and to your very being.  Notice how you open up to the world in a huge, positive embrace.

If you have drawn this card, you may be embracing your life, or something in your life with enthusiasm and positivity.  You may be exactly where you need to be at this moment! All systems are go! What are you saying yes to?  Do you say yes when you mean no?  What would it look like to say yes to every moment?  How do you know when your whole being says yes?

© 2011 Leslie Helen Bambic Ciechanowski

Every week I shuffle and draw a card to write about and represent the week ahead.  

If you would like to purchase or view the full deck visit www.fuzionhealingarts.com/products .

 


Soul Navigation Card of the Week: ACTION

Action

Definition: Something done; the state of being active; energetic.

When we are in action, we move, become energized, and actively direct our energies.  When in action, we are in “doing” mode, and our action steps are most often visible in the external world. We are no longer vacillating between the pros and cons of various possibilities or next steps. We have moved beyond pre-contemplative and contemplative stages of change. 

Staying in contemplation for too long can feel as if one is stuck and stagnating. “Taking the bull by the horns”, and moving to action is sometimes what is needed to move us forward and out of indecision, prolonged stagnation or even prolonged sadness. We take action with the choices we make at our own pace, but action of some sort is necessary for change, no matter how big or small the change is in our lives. 

When this card shows up it may be time to move forward and “just do it”. You may want to ask yourself where you need to take action. If you are contemplating something, or stuck in indecision, this may be a sign to take action. Or, perhaps there is much activity around you, and this is confirmation of the action you are already engaged in.  How long do you sit with something before you act?  Are you prone to jump right in or do you slowly wade into change?

 

© 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. 

If you would like to purchase, or view the full deck please visit www.fuzionhealingarts.com/products.

Direct inquires to info@fuzionhealingarts.com.


Soul Navigation Card of the Week: BALANCE

Balance Card

Definition: A state of equilibrium; harmonious arrangement or relation of parts or elements within a whole; equality of distribution; symmetry; composure; poise.

When our life is in balance, both our needs and our interests get enough attention to create fulfillment and produce a feeling of satisfaction.  Though the concept of balance indicates an equal distribution, in our lives it can also refer to our not neglecting important areas of our life that assist us in living harmoniously.

All life is organized in a network and delicately balanced. Therefore, making changes in one area can have repercussions in other areas.  We see this in our ecosystem when our human footprint upsets nature’s equilibrium.  Balance, however, is not a static phenomenon, but rather a dynamic movement that is constantly readjusting itself.  Even when we walk we are readjusting and rebalancing ourselves in a dynamic motion that shifts our weight and center of gravity from one foot to the other. 

When we think of balance in our lives, we often think of the interplay between work and play, our social and personal lives, or between income and expenditures. Our emotional world, too, is an important aspect of our personal lives that benefits from greater balance.  Taking time to learn to move through strong emotions and find our center in the ups and downs of life can result in significant rewards.  

If you have drawn this card you may it may be alerting you to the need for more balance in some area of your life. Have you been focusing on one area of interest at the expense of another?  Are you needing more emotional balance in your life?  Or, perhaps you have already found an equilibrium in your life that reflects an overall calm state.

© 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. 

If you would like to purchase, or view the full deck please visit www.fuzionhealingarts.com/products.

Direct inquires to info@fuzionhealingarts.com.

 


Soul Navigation Card of the Week: BEGINNINGS

Beginings Card

Definition:  The initial part or section of something

Beginnings – whether a new phase of something or a completely new start – can be exciting and invigorating. During such beginnings, one often feels promise, hope and a freshness of new ideas.  The incubation period is done, roots are taking hold, and one can see evidence of new growth.

When something is in its beginning phase it may still need nurturing and tender loving care. Even though new beginnings can be filled with excitement of new possibilities, there can also be fragility in this early phase.  It may be important to nurture your new beginnings by softening your expectations, and allowing more time and attention to that which is taking birth. Keeping it protected from harsh criticism or defeating points of view – yours or others – may be helpful.

If you have drawn this card you may have recently started a new endeavor, experienced a new way of being, or have embraced new perspectives.  It may feel like a fresh start or, perhaps, something has been cleared or let go of, allowing a new phase to begin.

You may want to ask yourself if there is something new entering your awareness?  Are you starting a new endeavor, or entering a new phase of a project, a new friendship?  Are you psychologically beginning some internal changes?  Do you have a new bounce in your step?

 

© 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.  If you would like to view the full deck visit www.fuzionhealingarts.com/products .

Please note:  Soul Navigation Cards are now available for purchase!  Should you wish to order a deck, please email leslie@fuzionhealingarts.com.