If you receive my newsletter then you know I believe in more than we can see and touch. There is a mystery to the universe and our existence. And while it can seem that often life is mundane, there is always an intricate web of magical happenings going on around us in every given moment. It can be hard to notice but when you do, oh my, do you gain some inspirational understanding of how the universe is working in the moment.
I have a deck of Native Spirit Oracle Cards and I occasionally pull a card for myself or friends when at a gathering. These cards are not meant to be just some superstitious mumbo-jumbo.
The woman who created them, Denise Linn, is a member of the Cherokee Nation and spent time asking for the messages which needed to be on the cards at the base of Mount Kuchumaa. It straddles the border of Mexico and the US. The mountain is sacred to the Kumeyaay Indians, who revere it as a place of dreaming and for receiving mystical visions on its slopes.
Here is an excerpt from the guidebook that comes with the cards. “Deep inside of you dwells a vast store of ancestral wisdom. It’s a sacred, infinite place that is not separate from the great mountains, sweeping seas, and expansive plateaus. It’s also where the spirit of those who walked before you resides. If you look back far enough, all of your predecessors were indigenous. They knew how to live in harmony with the earth and understood how to read the signs, portents, and omens to discover the answers to long sought questions. Their voice and spirit exist in you too.”
So I shuffled the deck this morning as I always do before I pull a card. I set the intention that whatever the message, you will get what you need from it. It might pertain to some area of your life and I hope you will hear what you need to hear.
My process in selecting a card goes like this. After I have touched each card by rotating them one at a time to the back of the deck (basically a reset from the last card selection) I slowly shuffle them until a card falls out naturally. That’s how I know it’s the one.
The card that dropped out today was this:
The guidebook that comes with the deck explained its meaning.
Joy. Delight. Peaks of carefree abandon. Living wildly, magically, and free. Be open to the wonders of the universe flooding into your life. Innocence and delight are abounding. Happiness is on its way!
Your Native Spirit Wants You to Know: Almost every indigenous culture recounts stories of fairies (often called “little people”) and nature spirits. Although some of the fairies act in protection of their wild lands and should be treated with care and respect, most often they bring blessings and delight to all in their realm. If this Nature Spirits card chooses you, then welcome to a wellspring of joy and magic. Beneath the surface, mystical interventions are occurring in your life. Relax. All is well.
The Journey: Even taking a few minutes of stillness in the natural world can help you attune to the world of the little people and nature spirits. If you see a small flash of light or a movement of a leaf on a windless day, these are often signs that the wee folk are near.
So I would say to take this information lightly. See where it might resonate. It could be something small or might relate to some big change happening for you.
I have a story I remember from childhood when I attended a weeklong YWCA camp one summer. One of the camp counselors took us on a walk in the woods near the center. As we wound on the path through the trees and shrubs she had us walk very slowly, quietly, and deliberately so as not to scare the fairies in the area. She asked us to keep our eyes open and focus on any small movements we might see in the grass. The fairies that lived there might be scurrying around she said. I felt like I was in a magical forest where mushrooms were stools for small creatures to hang out on and spiderwebs contained the answers to any question you might ask. To this day I see flashes of light and movement at times where it doesn’t make logical sense. It’s how I know the fairies are in my midst and they help keep my imagination alive.
I’d love to hear if anything came up for you regarding fairies. Please do share.
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