“I start with myself.”
~ Shushann Movsessian & Gemma Summers, Soulful Woman Guidance Cards
7. Loving from the Inside – It is a blessing to give myself the gift of my own presence.
Even though we have stepped into a new calendar year of 2022, we are actually in the last lunar cycle for this “year of the ox” and the lunar new year will begin on February 1, 2022.
Since the key message for 2022 (read the soul card reading blog here for the card message of 2022) is all about creating a love-based reality for ourselves, it is not surprising that this lunar cycle’s key message is all about nourishing a loving presence by first taking care of ourselves.
The woman in the card has her eyes closed, symbolizing that it is time to turn our gaze within and to focus on ourselves. If you haven’t had time to take a pause to reflect on what you would like to co-create and manifest this year, this last lunar cycle is a great opportunity to do so before we step into the new Year of the Tiger next month.
What brings you joy? What lights up your world? What is it that you are looking forward to? What is your true passion?
Often, we are the ones who place restrictions, rules, responsibilities, duties, and burdens on ourselves so then we can play out a certain role in our lives. We are so obsessed with taking care of others or wanting others to follow our way that we forget to turn the focus back on ourselves.
Give yourself the permission to put down any things, people, situations, or work now that are not your priority and aligned 100% to your soul’s calling. It may mean stop reading the news and following others on social media for a digital detox retreat. It may mean stop worrying about others for a while, and start caring for yourself more. It may mean stop doing so much to fill up your time and just take it slow and savor each moment to be.
Give yourself the permission to focus solely on yourself this month, even though for some people it may mean only having 10 minutes for yourself every day. It is not the quantity but the quality of time you spend on nourishing yourself counts.
Your presence is the best gift you can give to yourself.
TRY THIS AFFIRMATION:
I am free to be me.
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 every day as a reminder.
You can refer to my blog here on a simple guideline on how to write your own affirmation here.
Feel free to change the words to make it 100% aligned to you.
I focus on taking care of my own needs.
I look forward to my me-time every day.
I prioritize my needs and wants.
I choose to love myself first.
I give myself permission to nourish myself first.
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.