Spiritual lifestyle advice and guidance for modern women from bestselling author Alice Grist.
Gaze gently at the images taken from my personally designed oracle cards (yet to be completed). Then, pick a card, any card. The meanings (left to right) are posted below. This is your guidance for this week, with a little side info on how the card was born. Let me know how it connects to you in the comments below.
First card: Birth. I designed this card the week I gave birth to Clover. Prior to the actual event. I was desperate to allow baby to come on her own into this world (and without induction). She made it, at the last minute. I was in hospital awaiting induction, but they couldn't fit me in. They took me into the ward for an overnight stay and what had been regular tightening became full on surges. She came on her own and I warrior woman birthed her without pain relief. If you have seen the show my first birth starred in, She's Having A Baby' Sky Living, you will know how badly I wanted that natural birth.
What do you want to birth now? Just because you want it, and it feels like the best, easiest thing in the world, does not mean it's going to be simple or pain free. Be patient and push gently. Above all invoke it into being, and have total faith that it can be done, no matter what the prevailing circumstances. Wait, pray, paint, push and dream it to life. Deal with whatever way your project / situation wants to come through you into the world, let it be part of the magic. If if doesn't come easy, then embrace the adventure.
Second Card: Inner Child. My daughter Ivy designed this card. Design is the wrong word. She haphazardly flung paint on the paper and used her little paws for great effect. She allowed it to be what it is, without fear or favour.
Your inner child wants you to just chill out. Life may not be perfect, but it can still be fun right? Engage the current moment. Make the most of what you have and find intriguing ways to make life colourful, exciting, wild and yes, above all, fun. Whatever aspects of your self you buried as you moved into adulthood are calling to you right now. They want to come out and play. They never left really. They are waiting at your door, ringing the bell to be let in. So open it. Encourage them to inspire you by cooking your fave childhood meal, or undertaking something you loved as a kid, go roller skating, watch some Disney, revisit your best Enid Blyton book, climbed a tree. Go back to your basics and remind your truest self that you still have room for her!
Third Card: I designed this, somewhat inspired by the menstrual Maven Mrs Lisa Lister, if you don't know her work, check it out here...
You are a goddess. In all your bloody, bleeding, round bellied loveliness, you are a goddess. Release whatever you are hanging onto that is obstructing your way forward. Do you need to forgive someone or something? Do you have hopes and ambitions that are actually blurring your true path? Are you hanging onto fear and worry like a comfort blanket? All of these things can stop us from moving forward powerfully. Be mindful, just for today, fire out where your brain is going, then purposefully rewire it. Write a letter to the universe and burn it. Let go of anything that is dogging you and make space within for something new, something better!
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