A pendulum either in copper or made from a natural stone (do not use glass)
Chair (in case you’d like to sit)
IMPORTANT: Drink a full glass of water before AND after. Water helps to clear spiritual toxins from our energy bodies without the process causing undesired side effects like headache, dizziness, nausea or mood swings.
Ask your angels & guides to work through your pendulum. Inform them you intend for the energy to balance, clear & heal your chakras.
First, figure out the health of your chakras.
Depending on what is YES and what is NO for you & your pendulum, a YES swing means the chakra is fine, NO means it’s out of balance or perhaps even blocked. Size & speed of the swing or rotation will denote the severity of a block or imbalance.
Do this for all 7 main chakras from ROOT to CROWN, so from the base to the top.
Once you know where the imbalances are, you balance your chakras from CROWN to ROOT.
Just hold the pendulum up over your crown until it begins to move (this can cause your arm to hurt if it takes a while). It will most likely begin to swing in a NO direction if there’s an imbalance. Wait for it to stop swinging. It will stop. If the chakra is healthy, the pendulum will swing in a YES direction. It will keep swinging in an ever widening arch or circle as the energy works to further balance the chakra.
The pendulum will arch or swing in a YES direction if a chakra is already healthy. All it to complete its swing. It will stop at some point, but don’t force it to stop because it is sending further balancing energy into that chakra.
If the pendulum moves in a NO direction, you may with your free hand stop the swing. Once you have done that, ask your angels and guides to balance and heal that chakra. Allow your pendulum to start swinging.
In MOST cases it will kind of jiggle in place for a few seconds before it slowly begins to move in a YES direction. As it sends more healing energy into the chakra the YES movement will become more pronounced.
Allow your pendulum to do the work. Do NOT stop the movement. Allow the movement to continue until it stops on its own. Once it has stopped you will know that chakra is now cleared and balanced. Then move on to the next chakra until you have completed all 7 of the major chakras.
We have chakras in every joint in our bodies and all organs possess chakras as well. If you’d like to give yourself a nice overall healing also focus on the chakras within the palms of your hands, your fingers, elbows, shoulders, hips, knees, ankles, heels, soles of your feet and toes.
When you’re finished, give thanks & drink another glass of water.
That’s all there is to it.
It is also a good idea if you do this in the future to purchase a pendulum that will only be for your chakras. Be sure it is made from either copper, which is an excellent conductor of energy, or some natural stone.
My favorite choices for the stone are amethyst (associated with the crown chakra), lapis lazuli (associated with the third eye chakra), and aventurine (associated with the heart chakra). It is best to choose a stone that is known to be associated with one of the seven main chakras.
Until next time, wishing you & yours many blessings!
As far as oracle decks go, Courtney Putnam’s Body Cards are a fairly unique concept. Methods of divination that rely upon the energy field of the human body; such as, muscle testing for one example, are accurate because our bodies have innate wisdom we can put to good use. The Body Cards are a lovely divination tool that provides us with another avenue for consulting the wisdom of our bodies. Putnam states that “[y]our body is your map, your muse, and your medicine” (guidebook, p. 5). Putnam demonstrates how The Body Cards bring this statement to life.
The Body Cards are a tool through which we can consult our own bodies for guidance. the card imagery serves as a metaphor for physical ailments. Putnam’s beautiful collages “symbolically represent the energy, essence, and deeper meaning of each part of the body used in this deck” (guidebook, p. 10). Symbols; such as, birds, frogs, and other animals, in addition to stars and other patterns are included for additional intuitive meaning.
Courtney Putnam’s artwork is beautiful. If you like scrapbooking, art journaling, card making, or rubber stamping, you will love her art. The overall style is very much like that of the artists whose work graces the pages of the mixed media art magazine Somerset Studio, which I have been reading for years. Each card is a delight for the eyes and the soul.
The cards measure 4 x 6″, which does make them difficult to shuffle, but I’m thankful for their larger size because a reader can see the finer details of the artwork. Card interpretations consist of the title of the piece, an aspect of the card’s image upon which to meditate, the specific location within the body to which each card corresponds, the function of the associated body part, associated chakra, and overall interpretation. A reader can discern the card’s message as it pertains to the question asked within any of the aforementioned parts of the card’s interpretation. As a result, I strongly advise readers to go over every section of the card’s interpretation. Do not merely skip on ahead to the final interpretation of the card because you may miss some valuable insights.
Each card’s interpretation concludes with a “Try This” section. Included is the associated color along with suggestions on how to incorporate that color fully into your life, suggested uses for essential oils, and a physical activity that serves to activate the energy of that particular card in your life. I have experimented with this deck extensively and can tell you that these suggested practices do garner results.
As for asking questions, in my experience decks work differently for different people. That being stated, I find that for me this deck is best suited for answering questions that focus on the reason behind something (why did she react as she did, etc ..). It is also well suited to answering questions that begin with “what is the nature of <name>’s connection to <name>,” when asking about relationships. An example of this type of reading is below. When seeking guidance about making a decision it is best to phrase the question as, “how would I best benefit from <state your option>.” Then ask the same question about your other choices. Or you can ask “which choice is for my highest good,” and draw 1 – 2 cards on each alternative. Another type of question you can ask is “which body part requires attention at this time,” or “where in my body am I storing emotional disappointment/trauma” and then follow that up with “how can I release the emotional disappointment/trauma in a way that is the least painful for me?”
This deck answers the why, what, how, and which questions very well, but if you wish to know if John or Nancy loves you or what their feelings are for you, this deck does not respond well to that type of question – at least not in my experience with it. Another reader may have a completely different opinion.
A client came to me with a question about her relationship. Both she and her partner see themselves as soul mates, but they sense the relationship goes even deeper than that. She asked if they could be twin flames. I asked the cards “what is the true nature of the connection between M and C? I drew the following cards:
Corpus Callosum: Communication ~ what is interesting is this body part is the bundle of nerves and neural pathways in the center of the brain that allows the two halves of the brain to communicate with each other. This immediately brought the twin flame concept to my mind. Without the proper function of the Corpus Callosum it would be impossible for the body to function correctly. the focus here is of pure and clear communication through kindness, compassion, and diplomacy. I interpreted this card to mean it’s important for M and C to remain clear in their communication with one another and this would be their strength as clear communication would strengthen their connection and ability to walk forward into the future together as a couple.
Soleus Muscles: Action ~ located within the calves,the Soleus Muscles are responsible for pumping blood from the lower extremities back up toward the heart. the Soleus Muscles help with balance and walking. the Soleus Muscles indicates it is time for M and C to take action on what they have been envisioning, yet they may resist or feel frightened of such action.
In summary, the Corpus Callosum verifies they do have a twin flame connection. They are two halves of the same whole, two parts of the same soul. Clear communication is of great importance. The Soleus Muscles urge them to take action now on whatever they may be hoping or planning to manifest.
Deck Design Specifics
The Body Cards are housed within a sturdy laminated box with a hinged lid and magnetic closure that allows the box to stand up on its end to be stored in a bookshelf like a book. The box measures 6 x 9 x 1 1/4″.
The guidebook measures 6 x 9″ and has 96 pages. The guidebook is illustrated in full color throughout. Sections of the text include Introduction, How to Use The Body Cards, 4 spreads, card interpretations, bibliography, and full color groupings of the cards as they correspond to each of the seven major chakras.
There are a total of 35 cards that are of excellent quality with a semi-gloss laminate.
The Body Cards is a unique system of divination. If you’ve been searching for something different, this is definitely the deck for you.
Full Disclosure: I received this book from the publisher in order to consider it for review. I only review those decks that are of interest to me & which I feel would also be of interest to my followers.
We live in a reciprocal universe. What we send out into the universe comes back to us in one form or another. If you do a person a good turn, then in time someone does you a good turn or somehow you are repaid for your kindness. Today was a perfect example of this principle.
I took my daughter to the craft store. She & I are both artists & we needed a few supplies, plus we had coupons. As we walked out of the store praising one another for all the money we saved a man came walking up to us.
He had on a dirty white polo shirt and quite worn and tattered jeans. He was in jeans although it was 99 degrees in Houston today. His face was creased with the type of wrinkles that excessive worrying can create.
“Excuse me, ma’am,” he said. “I don’t like coming up on people like this, but my wife & I are trying to get to my friend’s business in Rowlett, Texas. He has a job for me there that would help me get back on my feet. I hate to trouble you, but we are out of money & need to buy gas. We have only 250 miles to go and we’re here from New Orleans where I’ve lost everything due to a fire. Anything you can do to help, we would appreciate it greatly.”
Thankfully, I am a psychic intuitive. Even before the man opened his mouth I felt a huge pull on my solar plexus chakra. Your solar plexus is located at the midpoint of your body at the base of your breast bone. It stores your life energy and helps to regular the energy levels of your upper and lower chakras. When someone pulls that severely on my solar plexus I know that they are severely depressed and that they may have reached the end of their rope.
I did not hesitate.
I asked the man to move aside with us out of the way of parking lot traffic and I would see what I had for him. He thanked me profusely and said even loose change would help.
As a woman I know how dangerous it is to open your purse in a parking lot, especially in front of a male stranger, but I had my 18-year-old daughter with me who is a trained black belt, plus I intuitively knew that neither of us was in any danger & this man really needed our help.
As I looked in my wallet I was surprised to see that for once, not only did I have
cash, but my cash consisted of three twenty dollar bills. I had nothing smaller than a twenty & then I remembered I had been to the ATM machine two days ago & had withdrawn $60 from my account. I also had a single one dollar bill, but I knew there was no way I could give him only that.
I took out the twenty, folded it so he would not be able to see the denomination and handed it to him. My daughter saw it though & her mouth dropped open, then she quickly snapped it shut & said nothing.
The man thanked me & gave me the usual “God bless you,” & said this would help he & his wife reach his friend in Rowlett. I blessed him as well & my daughter & I continued to walk toward my car.
My daughter looked at me with stars in her eyes. She hasn’t looked at me that way since she was small. She said, “wow, Mom! What did you do? You gave him $20!”
I smiled & said, “well, that’s all I had. It was either that or a $1 bill & I didn’t want to do that to him, plus I know he needed it. I felt such a pull on my solar plexus. That man is in real trouble.”
My daughter put her hand on her upper abdomen as she exclaimed, “me too! I felt that pull too! It hurt, actually. What was that?” She knows all about chakras because I’ve taught her.
I explained that when someone is extremely depressed, desperate, or very low on their own physical energy they will unknowingly (in most cases) reach out to the nearest person & begin to draw energy from their solar plexus in order to replenish their low energy reserve. I told her I felt that even before the man began to speak & that told me he wasn’t scamming us. He was in real trouble so I did what I could to help out.
As we got in my car both of us felt relief from his solar plexus energy pull. We looked back and took a good look around the parking lot. The man was nowhere to be seen. My daughter pointed out that had he been a scam artist we would have seen him begging from another person.
As we drove off I could still feel a slight pull on my solar plexus so I instructed my daughter to send off a quick prayer to Archangel Michael & ask him to sever the energy cords that man had sent out to her & that I would do the same.
That’s a very simple process that is painless to all involved. All you do is ask Archangel Michael in your own words to use his Sword of Truth to sever all energy cords running to you from that person. State their name if you know it. Then ask that Michael sever all energy cords running from you to that person through all space, all time, & across all dimensions.
This occurs instantaneously. Michael does not wait & you will feel immediate relief. I have used this method countless times over the years. I felt immediate relief after I said the prayer & I asked my daughter how did she now feel. She said she felt fine & that she felt better after she prayed to Michael.
I turned this into a life lesson for her. I told her the way the universe works is whatever we send out into it we get back, usually three times over. This occurs whether we send out good or bad energy. I told her since I did that man a good turn & did it from my heart, expecting nothing in return, that at some point soon the universe would repay me in kind. She nodded in agreement & said, “Wow, Mom. You’re so generous. Oh, I love you so much! This is a wonderful lesson for me. Thank you!”
If I hadn’t been sitting down in my car I probably would have fallen over. I couldn’t even reply because I was all choked up. I certainly did not expect that type of a reaction from her. I expected her to roll her eyes and say, “OK, Mom,” as she usually does.
We came home & a few minutes later my husband came home. He lost his nice banking job in October, 2015 & we’ve been struggling ever since to keep the bills paid & food on the table. In March, 2016 he purchased an Always Best Care business franchise. He now provides in-home care for seniors. His business has been struggling for over a year now.
As I placed a load of laundry into the washer I overheard him speaking on the phone with one of his clients. I heard him say, “Twenty? For this weekend? Yes, we can do that. Let me make some calls & see who I’ll send out.”
He came out of his office & told me a regular client needed extra help this weekend & just asked for 20 additional hours of care for his father, who is bedridden due to a stroke.
I immediately thought back to the $20 I had given that man in the parking lot.
Twenty hours will cost the client $20 per hour & my husband’s share will be $10 of that with the other $10 going to the caregiver, his employee. 20 times $10 is $200.
Within an hour my family had been repaid not 3 times over, but TEN times over for the generosity I displayed with that man in the parking lot.
And now you see how the universe works.
What goes around indeed does come around. Sometimes quickly, as in this case, but in most instances it does take a bit of time. Do good without any expectations & watch how you can benefit another person while in time you also reap a karmic reward.
How often have you carried crystals and stones in a pocket or your purse in order to keep their positive energies with you? I am sure the majority of those who read this blog have done this at least a few times in their lives. I myself have done this countless times and I also wear jewelry that features my favorite stones and crystals.
Some of us do not have easy access to a shop that sells stones and we may be hesitant to purchase them online as we’re not sure about the quality of the product we would be receiving. The solution to this dilemma is now here in the form of Carry Me Crystals: Chakra Clearing & Oracle Card Deck by Elizabeth & Peter Jarvis, and the channeling of Yeshua by Joanie Eisinger. This oracle deck is meant to serve as a substitute when the actual stones are not readily or easily available to you.
The Carry Me Crystals consists of 44 cards, each depicting a different crystal or stone. The cards are accompanied by a 6 x 9” full color 96-page guidebook. The cards themselves measure 3 ½ x 2 ½”. Each card contains a full color photograph of a particular type of stone or crystal on one side and a brief description of its qualities on the opposite side. My favorite is Amethyst because purple is my favorite color. The Amethyst card reads, “You are welcoming energy and Light is shining through your crown chakra. Please use when sad and needing re-energizing.” The guidebook has a 2-page spread on Amethyst and explains it is the stone of both the third eye and crown chakras. Various qualities and uses of Amethyst are noted.
The cards and guidebook are housed in a 6 x 9 x 1 ½” box with hinged lid and magnetic closure. It can be stored standing on its end like a book. This is one of the hallmarks of Schiffer deck publications.
The cards have a semi-gloss matte finish to them. They are not laminated so I would actually not recommend that you carry them around with you as you would a real stone. Instead, what I have done with my set is to keep one to three cards visible and I look at them and contemplate the properties of those particular stones and how they pertain to my life and my chakras as I go about my day. I am sure to display the cards I have chosen for my day in a prominent location so that I see them as I pass nearby several times a day.
Another use I have for the Carry Me Crystals is to ask what I need to work on. I then will draw 1 – 3 cards and read their descriptions in the book. I can always relate to some aspect of the properties of the stone or I may realize that I need whatever energy that stone possesses for something I need to work on in my life. I will then display those cards and refer to them throughout the day or even for a few days at a time. I will also draw 1 – 3 cards if I am feeling out of sorts and I ask which chakras need work or healing. I am always amazed when I pull 2 cards depicting stones or crystals that relate to the same chakra. A few times all three cards have related to the same chakra so I know for sure which chakra needs the most work at that particular time.
The Carry Me Crystals is a good reference to own. It not only depicts very clear photos of each stone (the same photo that is depicted on the card is also used for the guidebook), but it also tells you how that stone can work for you and your chakras. I took the guidebook with me when I went to a rock shop recently and used it as my personal shopping list. The guidebook was a huge help to me as it also helped me to assess the quality of the stones I saw in person based on the photographs in the guidebook.
I recommend the Carry Me Crystals to anyone who is interested in stones and crystals. It makes for a nice little reference and as I noted earlier, the cards can be set out where you will see them throughout the day or carried with you in a wallet or purse so that the energy of the stones can affect you in positive ways through their photographs.
Did you know you have several spirit guides? Everyone does. Some have just a few while some, like my daughter, have 31 (!!). Why she needs so many is anyone’s guess, but she is a teenager so that may be the reason. Perhaps all teens have over 30 guides.
I have many, many people ask me all the time, “Nefer, how can I contact my spirit guides? I don’t have any. No one ever answers me!”
Not true! You DO have spirit guides AND they answer! You just haven’t learned how to listen yet. More on that in another blog post. Here, I want to show you how EASY it is to make an initial connection with your own set of spirit guides.
This comes from a happy accident that happened to me yesterday. This is the type of accident that as it is occurring you don’t realize it’s an accident until you look back on it later.
A couple of weeks ago I had purchased a very nice piece of azurite from a shop that was holding their monthly psychic fair. Now, I very seldom go to these things simply because I have no need, but my daughter wanted her cards read so I took her since there is NO WAY she would EVER go to MOM for a card reading! Oh, perish the thought!!
I was not looking for azurite, but I was looking for a few other stones. I have a piece of tumbled azurite & was happy with it so I didn’t need a new piece, or so I thought. As I passed it by one piece really caught my eye. It wasn’t as pretty as two out of the four additional pieces they had on display, but there was just something about it. I guess I was picking up on its energy.
I picked it up & the second I did it felt like something within the stone latched onto me. It didn’t want to release my hand & the azurite felt like it was glued to my palm. I pulled it out of my hand with my right hand, but that didn’t work either because then it just attached itself to my right palm. I figured OK, fine. I guess this means you’re going home with me. I bought the darn thing & took it home.
I did what you regularly do with new stones. I cleansed it in a mild solution of spring water with a tiny pinch of sea salt (never use much salt as that can ruin many of the more delicate stones, just FYI – a tiny pinch is all you need because you’re working with the salt’s energy signature, not the salt itself). I then set it out under the full moon (this purchase had good timing) to further cleanse. The next day I left it out in the sun for a few hours in a new solution of just spring water asking Father Ra to charge it for use with my third eye and crown chakras in particular.
I placed the azurite with my other favorite pieces and there it sat for about 10 days looking pretty.
Yesterday afternoon after a day of doing 3 readings and feeling a bit drained I decided to use my new azurite to balance my crown and third eye chakras. This is a very simple process. Other stones you can use are: amethyst (the darker, the better), rose quartz (this is best for connecting with your angels), and clear quartz.
What I do is as follows:
I hold the stone in my LEFT hand. You take energy IN through the left side & send it OUT through the right side.
I focused on my angels & spirit guides asking them to bless &work through the azurite to cleanse and balance my crown chakra first.
I then carefully balanced the piece of azurite on the top of my head, which is the location of the crown chakra.
I took three deep, slow breaths.
Next, I held the azurite in my left hand against my third eye chakra (located in the center of your forehead just above the bridge of your nose).
Again, I took three deep, slow breaths.
As I was about to put the azurite back on my altar with it still held against my third eye chakra I felt something amazing. It was as if a bolt of energy entered the azurite and then zapped me right through my third eye! I felt the bolt go clear to the back of my head and OUT. I nearly fell backwards!
I put the azurite back on my altar and immediately sat down because the room was tilted at about a 30 degree angle from my perspective. I quickly regained my composure and felt fine. I filed the experience in the over-stuffed “Gee, Wasn’t That Weird!” file and went about my day.
Fast forward to about 4 hours later. It was time to drive my daughter to work.
I don’t bother with the radio for such a drive. I’m about to pull out of the parking lot into traffic when I hear a male voice coming from the passenger seat of my car. I’m the only one in the car with the a/c on & windows closed.
The voice tells me in a very calm matter-of-fact tone: “You should turn the radio on because they’re about to play David Bowie.” I figured NO because The Eagle in Houston basically sucks & they don’t play Bowie. But you know how it is. You hear a strange voice & first you freak out, then you figure well maybe I ought to turn on the radio. I do so & hear the concluding strains of some crap song & then FAME comes on!!!!
It was all I could do to not run my car off the road in shock!
I can tell you the voice belonged to a man & he sounded to be in his late 40s, maybe early 50s. Mature-sounding. He had a typical American accent so he may have been from the Midwest, which is considered the ideal American accent to have.
Once the song started up & I avoided wrecking my car from the shock, I did ask him who he was. All he said was “Shh!” I was like, “well, then!”
My impression at the time was that he didn’t want us talking over the song, then by the time I pulled into my driveway right after “Fame” concluded Def Leppard’s “Pour Some Sugar On Me” came on. That’s my 2nd favorite song by them so I was rocking out in my driveway. I probably scared him away with my brand of “singing.”
Today the new guide’s been a bit chatty. He tells me his name is Roger & he has already apologized 4 times for NOT being David Bowie, which strikes me as being really funny. A spirit guide named Roger! Not very exotic. No Native American Shaman, or ancient Egyptian high priest, or even a teacher from the past. He said, and I quote because it’s just too dang funny:
“I’m just plain ‘ol Roger. There’s nothing spectacularly special about me. I was just hanging around & someone said hey! Wanna be a guide? I figured that sounded interesting so I said yes & here I am! I’m also very sorry to be so disappointing right off the bat like this. I am not David Bowie, but he’ll be around. You can’t see me, but as I say that I’m winking at you.”
I received this message in a brief session of automatic writing. My new guide signed it:
“Just Plain ‘Ol Roger”
Poor Roger! I feel bad for him! I guess that the method I used to connect with my new piece of azurite basically turned out to be like rubbing a genie’s bottle, but instead of some great powerful genie, Plain ‘Ol Roger popped out!
Try my method and let me know if it works for you. A more detailed method has a page dedicated to it at my website so do check it out. And remember, whenever you attempt to connect with your spirit guides or angels, ALWAYS call on some form of spiritual protection FIRST – even after regular contact has been established. The reason behind this is that lower spirits will attempt to masquerade as higher spirits in their attempt to mislead you. You can easily avoid this by calling on some form of spiritual protection first. Secondly, keep trying! Do not give up. It took me about four months before I noticed anything and then my guides at first only spoke to me in my dreams. Now they are seldom quiet. Sometimes I think I’m a good example of that old saying, “be careful what you ask for.” So do be careful. Remember, protection first EVERY time, and if you at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. It’ll happen eventually.
Healing Light and Angel Cards: Working with Your Chakras, by Saleire. Schiffer Books, 2015.
This is a neat little oracle deck. It comes housed in a hinge lidded box with a magnetic closure, which is standard box design for Schiffer Books. The box measures 5 1/8” x 3 1/8 ‘ x 1 ½” so it’s a nice size to bring along when traveling. The total number of cards is 42. The guidebooklet is the same size as the cards and has 96 pages.
The manner in which this deck is used is uncommon among oracle decks. Most oracle decks are not organized according to suit while the Tarot is divided into the Major and Minor Arcanas, with the Minor Arcana consisting of four suits. Oracle cards are usually numbered and titled, but not clearly organized.
The Healing Light and Angel Cards are organized into six “suits.” I use the term suit lightly because not all suits have the same number of cards, yet each suit has a clearly and easily identifiable theme. The suits are as follows: Chakra Cards
The manner in which Saleire intends for us to use the deck is to shuffle each suit of cards separately from one another. So you end up with six piles of cards in front of you. For the reading you then choose one card from each pile, therefore one card from each suit.
The concept revolves around working with your chakras.The Healing Light & Angel Cards are helpful in identifying blocks and imbalances within your chakras that, once identified, can be focused upon for further healing so blocks can be removed and balance can be regained. Every reading should begin with you asking something along the lines of, “which chakra needs to be worked on and brought into balance at this time?”
Another way I have used The Healing Light & Angel Cards is to ask why I have a certain health issue. I had a chronic 39-year knee problem that was miraculously healed by the Virgin Mary during a trip to Rome in 2012 (see the post here), but I wanted to know WHY the heck did my knees bother me for nearly 40 years. When asking the question the chakra card I drew at random was the Root chakra. The Root chakra is your foundation, stability, and security in life. This is what grounds us and helps to maintain the health of all the other chakras. I thought back and realized at the time I first injured my left knee my cousin, aunt and uncle had just moved away to Florida after us kids having grown up together. It was a huge adjustment and thinking back, as a child my security and foundation was threatened. About a year later my grandfather, an aunt and two cousins also moved away, so once again I felt my familial foundation being undermined. The Healing Light and Angel Cards helped me to realize the reason behind my knee condition.
This deck can help you to get at the root of physical, emotional and even spiritual afflictions and then you are better informed in how to deal with and heal these conditions. The other suits offer suggestions as to which colors, stones, angels, animals, and actions can be taken in order to facilitate the healing process.
The artwork is computer-generated and has a soft, calming feel to it. Colors are bright for the most part, and the Color Cards suit consists of fractural images that are quite beautiful. The images can also be used as focal points for meditation as well.
The importance of color regarding balance and harmony of the human psyche and physical well-being cannot be over-stated. Inspiring Butterflies
goes beyond the parameters of an oracle deck. It has 27 cards and yes, there is also a guidebook and the cards can be used as an oracle. However, Inspiring Butterflies is much more than this.
Also containing a 7 3/4 X 5 3/4″ spiral-bound journal filled with exercises meant to be done over 27 days at the reader’s own pace, the cards serve as a colorful tool that can bring increased balance and harmony to the hcakras if used with that intention. As a reiki master-teacher the possibilities of Inspiring Butterflies intrigued me.
The intent behind Inspiring Butterfliesis threefold: to serve “as a tool for insight,
self development, and to connect with higher consciousness” (guidebook, p. 3). Each butterfly card through its colors resonates with a particular chakra. color affects us emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually. Color acts on our subconscious and each of the seven main chakras is associated with a particular color. The colors of each card of Inspiring Butteflies allows a channel of healing energy to be opened. The 3 1/8 X 5 1/8″ 48-page guidebook begins with information about the general meanings of particular colors and a brief discussion of the associations of each of the seven main chakras. The remainder of the guidebook goes into how to use these cards for healing, an interpretaioin and affirmation for each card, and concludes with meditations on several cards that correspond to the seven main chakras so there is a meditation included for each of the seven main chakras.
Inspiring Butterflies is a multi-level tool that can be used for balancing and harmonizing the chakras, healing, meditation, and as an oracle. But wait! There’s more!
Included with the deck and the guidebook is a spiral-bound journal meant to be used as a 27-day course working with the Inspiring Butterflies deck. The journal has 128 pages and concludes with 7 lined pages for additional notes. Coincidentally (or not) there are also 7 main chakras so the reader may wish to assign one page per chakra.
The journal begins with a brief discussion of the 7 main chakras and their associations. Each Inspiring Butterfly card is assigned a day (1 – 27). Each card’s section runs 4 pages. The first page is a full color depiction of the card, its title, and a positive phrase. The second page begins with a discussion of the energy of that particular card. The third page offers an exercise you can do involving the card and a writing area is provided to note your personal thoughts an d observations about the card and exercises. The fourth page includes an assignment for that day and a positive affirmation. Space for note taking is provided on the third and fourth pages of each card’s section of the journal.
Inspiring Butterflies comes houses in a 12 X 6 X 1 3/4″ hinged heavy duty laminated cardboard box with a hinged lid and magnetic closure. The cards rest in a recessed well beneath the guidebook and measure 5 1/16 X 3 1/16″. The guidebook rests on top of the cards. In a larger recessed area rests the journal. All together it’s a very attractive presentation of a unique product that I know readers would find to be helpful and also inspiring. This is a beautiful set for butterfly lovers and for those of us interested in experiencing new tools of self discovery.