By: V Capaldi Okay so doubters, haters & shit talkers simmer down now. I am certainly not little miss spiritual, but I am 100% mindful.
It all started for me back in 1996 when I owned a store called Sanity. It was an award winning version of PaleoBOSS Lady that lived in Delaware over 20 years ago. Everyone thought I was a head shop. I digress. #damnit.
Oracle Cards from Doreen Virtue were one of the longest and best selling products at Sanity. This deck of cards still to this day is a huge tool in my "Bag of Tricks" and leads me in so many ways it is worthy of a blog post.
Yearly Angel Reading: Do not let the term 'yearly' in any way define a start date. It is a year from whatever day you chose it to be. The fact that I am writing this blog at the beginning of the new year is because I know many use this time like I do to set intentions. I am hoping this may capture some who are in this process.
A 12 month reading for me gives me guidance with intention and purpose. It allows me to apply a directed focus in an often broken record style mindset. This years reading I am especially excited about and believe the angels have guided my journey so strong in the last few weeks presenting the archangels almost daily. This 12 month reading for me I felt needed to be heard loud and clear knowing all of the archangels have been by my side telling me I got this and it is time to go GF & make shit happen.
V's 12 Month Oracle Card Reading:
- January: Harmony
- February: Children
- March: Freedom
- April: Spiritual Growth (attention/resisting/upside down)
- May: Listening
- June: Dreams (attention/resisting/upside down)
- July: Friendship
- August: Miracles (attention/resisting/upside down)
- September: Focus (attention/resisting/upside down)
- October: Forgiveness (attention/resisting/upside down)
- November: New Love
- December: Body Care (attention/resisting/upside down)
Daily (or almost) 1 Card Reading: If you have not figured this out I have a touch of OCD mixed with ADHD. With this comes a hard time focusing on stuff for longer than a second it seems some days. I have a very chatty mind full of energetic idea's that sometimes result in nothing good. Sometimes the chatter is filled with things that have no business being in my head like fear, worry and negative thoughts. Angel readings solve this for me. Literally.
I actually learned this in the 12 step program. My mom was an addict and I went to Al-Anon where they talked about "Let go and let God." I struggled with this greatly being the chief enabler and care taker of the addict. My sponsor gave me a shoe box with strips of paper and a pencil. He told me to write those types of worries on the paper and put in the box. Once the worry was in the box I gave it to God and no longer was allowed to think of it. Ever. If I got confused all I had to do was open the box to remind myself I had broken my own promise to myself which was unacceptable.
Using the angel cards gives me a focus. Enough so that when negative talk or lack of purpose strikes I remind myself of my card. This is my focus, purpose and intention for the day. No need to fill my head with the other stuff which was not serving me. Filling my head with the angels message is healing and helping my journey in more than words. I literally feel like Dumbo with the feather. Feeling the angels by my side offers comfort and security in my journey without identifying higher power beyond energy. I like that.
3 Card Reading: Each card representing a past, present and future however not in such a literal sense. I try and do this weekly as a focus of the week question to my angels. I feel it allows me to reflect, be present and take a quick look into the future.
Each time I do a reading I set a scared space which typically for me means something is burning: essential oils, incense and/or candles. Lights are dim with the energy in the room open to the angels and their message. Takes about 5 minutes to have the stage be set for this experience for me. I have a little section in my dining room cabinet with all of my scared space needs so I am ready in a flash.
Each one of these tools are a big part of my mindfulness work. For many it seems mindfulness is the hardest part. Not sure if you have considered work like this before and hope this blog helps inspire you along your conscious journey. However you get there PLEASE know that mindfulness work is essential to a miracle life. You cannot get around it, but you certainly get to define it.
Here are a few of my favorite and most read blogs offering additional idea's for mindfulness tools: