“As a soul, I am connected to an abundance and infinite universe, one that is constantly giving birth to itself…As I surrender to divine manifestation – on its own terms and timing – I find that even the impossible begins to feel possible.”
~ Excerpt from the guidebook of Soulful Woman Guidance Cards by Shushann Movsessian & Gemma Summers
21. Soul’s Journey – Living from soul opens me to the magic that exists when I surrender to divine manifestation – on its own terms and timing.
Do you have a dream that seems so far out of reach, or feels impossible to achieve? Or are you working yourself too hard to achieve your dream and forget to nourish yourself?
In 2012 when I quit my job as a spa manager, I only knew what I didn’t want to do, but I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do. I did, however, always want to open up my own spa. Little did I know back then, I ended up opening up a whole retreat and spa center in Chiang Rai, northern Thailand.
Funny enough, back when I was 24 years old, I created a booklet of what I wanted to manifest back then (similar to a vision mandala with pictures and words). In the booklet I had photos of my ideal spa, followed by a retreat center in nature. I didn’t even remember I made this booklet until I was reorganizing my things in Hong Kong three years ago.
Museflower Retreat & Spa was built in 2013 and we opened in 2014. I had achieved my dream then and at that time I was thinking I would try this out for two to three years and see how everything would go.
When one dream is achieved, other dreams arise. Museflower Retreat & Spa has become my home base, my comfort zone to try out new things. For example, I started to share my meditation experience as classes with our guests, and I slowly step out from the management role to embracing myself as an intuitive soul guide who can help people to get in touch with their soul.
Having a new dream can be scary. It requires us to step out of our current comfort zone and to deeply listen to our intuition – our soul’s voice. What is our Soul calling us to do at this moment?
I want to share my own experience as I believe we all have dreams – big and small. It is easy to get stuck in our headspace sometimes when we try to figure out how to make our dream come true. We tend to focus on the scarcity of resources and support we don’t have, whether it is money, time, energy, space, knowledge, appearance, etc.
This card is a reminder for us to focus on living a soul-led life. What does that mean? When we live from our soul, we are listening to our intuition, trusting and acting on our soul’s guidance. In a way, we are also saying YES to the Universe, and that we have faith in the Divine (this bigger presence surrounding all of us)!
The Universe always supports us for our highest good. The key word is for our highest good. That’s why sometimes our dreams may not turn out the way we plan it to be. Looking at the image of the card, it gives a flowy and even circular feeling. It reminds me of an image of a labyrinth, and I believe that’s how our dreams and our life path are manifested.
A soul’s journey is never a straightforward path. There are unexpected curves and turns. Dead ends is the Universe’s way telling us that we are on the wrong path and something needs to shift – an attitude, a mentality, a belief. The closing of one door (or the end of one dream) will only give rise to the opening of something new. Sometimes dreams shape shift mid-way. The outcome may be completely different than what we originally imagined it to be.
The woman in the card has her eyes closed. When we are living a soul-led life, our gaze is always turned inward to listen to our inner teacher. She is holding a bird in the center, and the feeling of the image is full of tenderness and nourishment. The bird may symbolize the dreams and desires we hold in this case, and we are asked to nourish it with our most tender care and attention. Eventually the bird will fly off on its own timing.
In the background we can see the different moon phases. Timing is one of the key messages of this card. On our path in life, we can never expect what will happen next, no matter how much we plan ahead in advance. Joy and sorrow. Life and death. The key is not to live in fear of the future, but to focus on the present moment and be flexible for the future.
When we trust that the Universe always support our highest good, if something doesn’t work out the way we think it should, we know that the Universe has a better plan for us. Rejection is the Universe’s way to protect us. At this moment we may not understand, but trust that at the right time the answer will reveal to us.
And when inspiration hits, we may not know what step to take to make our dreams come true. Just bring your attention and awareness back to your heart center. Remember that everything we do here is a co-creation with the Universe. Pray for guidance, and trust what arises deep down from your heart. And have faith and act on it.
Side story: Did you know that I had zero construction experience when I first started Museflower even when my mom was in real estate development? At that time I had a business partner, and she and her brother were in charge of construction and I was in charge of operations. It was a very steep learning curve for me on all things related to construction, but also as a first-time business owner. I made tons of mistakes. I even wanted to give up so many times.
Looking back now, the only way I could have founded Museflower was not directly related to my own ability but it was mainly through all the support I received. My ex-business partner who helped to design and build the whole place, even though our relationship broke down shortly after. My now-husband who helped me to open and run the center, and to continue upgrading the place with his creative ideas even though now he is not involved in operations anymore. All my past and current staff who helped me to run the place together and to support our guests with their sincerity. All our guests who gave us feedback to keep us going. My mom who supported me financially, and being my biggest cheerleader and brought all her friends to visit. My dad in Heaven who inspired me to start this and continued to support me energetically whenever I feel like I couldn’t do this anymore. And of course, countless support from amazing people all around the world.
None of these could have happened without the support from the Universe. I now have a new dream for Museflower – renovation for the rooms. This idea came to me since last year, but I have no idea when and how it will happen, especially how I can come up with the amount of money required. And it’s scary to admit that I have this dream. That means I’ll have to take action, somehow.
But I want to share this with you. In case you feel like you have a dream that seems impossible to achieve. Thinking back to the time before I started Museflower, I would have thought that it was impossible too.
So now I just need to trust, have faith and deeply listen to my Soul’s voice.
And while I’m waiting for the right timing and resources to come through, I’m on Pinterest pinning photos for my ideal new retreat.
How can you nourish your dream today? What is one tiny step you can take towards making your dream come true?
Sometimes this tiny step is just to shift our mentality from “I cannot” to “WE can” (we = the Universe + you). Remember the Universe always has your back.
Repeat this affirmation as often as you need during this lunar cycle. A great tip is to write your affirmation on a piece of paper and place it somewhere you can see everyday as a reminder.
Feel free to change the words to make it 100% aligned to you.
I live a soul-led life.
I can [fill in the blanks].
I trust the Universe supports me 100%.
I trust in Divine timing.
I am open to receive nourishment.
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At the beginning of each week, we meet with the group in our live Zoom Saturday session to connect with our unique feminine wisdom guide through Soul Writing and meditation. Throughout the week, we learn about the myths and stories of each feminine archetype in our pre-recorded storytelling videos. We will also gather online for a daily meditation and engage in our soul work to integrate the feminine wisdom into our daily life.
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I recognize that my interpretation of the cards is largely based on reflections of my personal life experience and you may or may not resonate with what I share. I find that sometimes by sharing what’s going on in my life, others may find that they are going through something similar in their lives. It’s important to know that you are not going through this journey of life alone.
I highly encourage you to look at the cards as well and feel into the messages and energies of the cards yourself.
Read the messages and notice what sensations come up. Do you feel light or tense? Look at the images of the cards, and notice what draws your gaze. What thoughts and feelings arise? Do you like or dislike the card, or certain elements in the image of the card? Why is that and what does it remind you of?
Your intuition is your inner compass. My intuitive soul card reading only serves as a reference point, an invitation for you to reflect and ponder and to work your magic. I don’t claim to predict the future, nor can I do that. Take what you resonate and leave what you don’t.
Card reading is a great intuitive tool for us to find some clarity and guidance in our own life, but remember ultimately you are the one who get to decide and live the life you want.
Enjoy reading and feel free to let me know your thoughts, questions and sharing by email.