I’ve been doing a lot of reading and thinking and meditating and thinking this last week. I recently finished a huge gob of work early this week and then, starting Wednesday, decided I would take my mornings easy and read for hours, if so inclined. It has been an illuminating process and I’m very grateful for my time to live in leisure without the press and stress of obligations. While trying to compose my recent learnings into a cohesive post, I was overwhelmed on where to start. I’ve acquired some wonderful tools this week and can’t wait to share them, but today didn’t leave time. Instead, I had a sudden thought – I now consider these direct messages from a/my higher committee. “Pull Cards,” they said. So I did. Pulling cards means a lot of things to a lot of people, I imagine, but in the interest of keeping it short, I use a deck of cards called the “Ascended Masters”. I came to them randomly and with guidance a few years ago and have been using them ever since, though only occasionally when I’m feeling stuck. “Ascended Masters are powerful guides who can help you understand your life’s purpose,” the back of the deck says. Essentially, I meditate on a question and mull it over in my mind. I focus all of my energy on the cards and stick to the specific question and pull three cards. My questions today….. “Please send a message for me and anyone reading this that will support us in our spiritual growth.” Here is what I pulled….. And here are the meanings. I hope they find you at the right time and offer you inspiration and peace. Namaste. HEALTH & HEALING This card is a sign of healing. Your Divine healing power has awakened and you feel compelled to help others to heal. Just as you’ve been healed, so too do you want others to enjoy health and vitality. You’re supported in making life changes so that you can continued to heal yourself and others. Let go of any fears or restrictive thinking to fully open the miracles of healing. Additional Meanings for this card: An illness or injury is healed or healing * You are a healer * It is a good and safe time for you to change to a healing career * Study healing modalities. FOCUS UPON YOUR STRENGTHS This card reminds you to focus upon your strengths and not upon any perceived weakness. Your strengths could include your loving heart, pure intentions, people skills, hobbies, or something that you excel in. Even if your talents still need polishing, these are strengths and assets. The more you bless and appreciate your strengths, the stronger they’ll grow. If you focus upon so-called weaknesses, THEY will grow. This card comes to you as a reminder of the importance of viewing yourself with compassion and love. Anytime you find yourself thinking or feeling poorly about yourself, focus upon your strengths instead. Additional meanings for this card: Use daily positive affirmation to left your energy and faith * Speak of yourself in positive terms * Begin an exercise program to build and tone your muscles * This is a message of love or healing about a brother or brother figure. FREEDOM Walk away form restrictions and be free! You have the power and the right to change your life so that you experience more freedom. This card signifies that your soul is crying out for more freedom, especially as it involves your life’s purpose. Perhaps it’s time to take a break so that you can think clearly about your desires and available options. The universe always supports the desire for expansion, creativity, and freedom. Say yes to freedom and the universe will say yes to you. Additional meanings for this card: It’s time to leave a situation that you’ve outgrown * Question the validity of any rules that you’ve imposed on yourself * Allow the universe to support you while you make desired life changes * Be assertive and say no to anyone who’s overstepping boundaries with you.