We have a book at the Girl Gift Gather Studio called Medicine Cards. It’s based on a Native American tradition that draws upon the ancient wisdom of animals to heal the mind and spirit. When we’re looking for a little guidance or insight, we go to Medicine Cards and flick through the pages. Somehow, every time, we land upon a page that offers just what we need in that moment.
Last week, as vacations came to an end and we prepared to get back into the swing of things, we had a little look through the book and opened it on the Swan.
“Swan medicine people have the ability to see the future, to surrender to the power of The Great Spirit, and to accept the healing and transformation in their lives. The Swan card is telling you to accept your ability to know what lies ahead. If you are resisting your self-transformation, relax; it will be easier if you go with the flow…Pay attention to your hunches and your gut knowledge, honor your female intuition.”
– Jamie Sams & David Carson
Have you been honoring your intuition? Have you been following your gut as of late? It’s not always easy to listen to the quiet voice inside.
So what can we do to connect to this inner voice, to get better at listening to what’s deep within ourselves? If your mind feels awash with anxiety and dread, maybe it’s time you take a moment to check in. If your body is falling ill or failing you, then perhaps it’s telling you it needs a little extra love. Ground yourself through meditation or prayer. Spend some time with your hands in the dirt by gardening. Connect to your physical self by going for a run or taking a yoga class. Draw a bath and let your body be itself all by itself, completely relaxed. Or simply just be where you are. If we allow ourselves to be still in the moment just once a day, we are giving our intuition a moment to speak up. Hopefully, it will find us listening.
We look to our interview with Dr. JJ Pursell, when it comes to following intuition. She talked to us about how difficult times had been when she chose to go against her instincts and how wonderful things turned out when she learned to listen.
P.S. Yesterday was the Super Moon! It will fell in Aquarius and Mystic Mamma says it’s a time to reconnect with self and prepare for change! You have 3 more days where this energy is easy to connect with. Check out her Aquarius Super Moon reading here.