Shamanic journeys, which I have developed into what I now call Sacred Spirit Journeys, have been an important part of my life for many years, and a while ago I decided to add oracle cards to my spiritual ‘tool kit’, so to speak. The journeys and the cards both work fine separately. However, with the cards I sometimes feel the need to go deeper or seek further guidance or insights.
I decided to try out a combination of the two, and found that when I first draw one or more cards, and follow up with a Sacred Spirit Journey for further guidance or insights, the result becomes an oracle card reading which is much more powerful than it normally would have been. Often my own spirit guides appear in the journey to give their insights on the intention that was originally set for the reading. The cards, on the other hand, can give new inspiration to the journeys, for sometimes the beings or scenes shown on the cards, appear in the journeys.
A tip for those of you who do card readings and/or shamanic journeys: The practice of ‘becoming a hollow bone’ and having a close relationship with a power animal or spirit guide is essential. And whatever the specific intention will be for the reading or journey, I strongly recommend that the general intention is always for the highest good of everyone involved. Much more can be said about this topic, and I will cover that another time.
For now, let’s get started with the combined reading & journey to receive insights on how to move from fear into faith and peace.
I start with the cards – this time I use the Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue.
First I set the intention (to get insights on how to move from fear into faith and peace), connect with my heart and the spirit of the Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards and the goddesses. And when the goddesses let me know they’re ready, I shuffle the cards.
One card ‘jumps out’: The goddess Artemis, ‘Guardian’.
One I card I draw: The goddess Sige, ‘Quiet time’.
Very appropriate, when you think about it. They both have a beautiful, calm, and peaceful energy.
Additional messages from the cards:
Message from Artemis:
“You and Your loved ones are safe and spiritually protected.
Like me, You have a sacred mission to spread love and light. Yet, this isn’t a position that comes from tension or worry.
Instead, the gentle essence of a joyful heart and lighthearted laughter sets your power into motion.
Why would there be any tension in your mind or system unless You believed that You were somehow unsafe? And how could you be unsafe when You’ve called upon the Spiritual Warriors to watch over You?
Your prayers have activated the flawless protection of Heaven. So, ease your mind of all cares and concerns, and concentrate instead upon your holy mission.”
Message from Sige:
“Take some quiet time alone to rest, meditate and contemplate
Shhh, dearest one. Quiet your mind.
Breathe and let go of words, worry, and plans.
Go into that space of silence deep within you, that vortex of peace where the world doesn’t enter. Now is the time to retreat in silence and spend time alone.
I’ll lovingly help you rejuvenate and re-center yourself. Don’t try to make any decisions now. Just allow your mind to be at rest. You’ll know soon enough when it’s time to take action.
But for now, quiet your mind. Rest.”
Journey to receive further insight on moving from fear into faith and peace
As I begin the Sacred Spirit Journey, I discover that we this time we take our starting point in the heart center.
My spirit guide, who is with me, says:
“That’s because we’ll focus on and move from the heart. To move from fear into faith and peace, you need to go into your heart. Find the light and the safe space of the heart, and let your guidance and decisions come from that place.”Marianne: “Do we need to hear from the goddesses or is there an animal that has something to say to us?”
Instantly, I experience a magical forest around me, and a magnificent unicorn approaches us.
“Greetings, my friends. You have asked for guidance on moving from fear into faith and peace. You’ve come to the right place.
Living and acting in fear is when you only see the surface of things. With that limited view, it seems that nothing is possible.
But when you see with the heart, you get a deeper view and see the things that can’t normally be seen. When you see with your heart, you don’t just ‘believe’ in things or beings like me, but know them to be true in your heart. The same with your life.
Living in faith is living your life guided from and by your heart, not what your skeptical mind tells you. When you follow your heart’s guidance, you achive peace and confidence, and a knowing that you’re on your soul’s path.
To open up to living in faith and peace, connect with me. I’ll help you connect with your dreams and help them manifest.
Joy and blessings.”Marianne: “Thank you very much. Anything else?”
The two goddesses – Artemis and Sige – show up.
Together they say:
“Let our guidance and wisdom support you.”
“I, Artemis, remind you that you are divinely protected and supported.”
“And I, Sige, am a gentle reminder and guide into the stillness where peace is found and your dreams are born.”
“Connect with us for learning to live in faith, trust and peace.”I thank the goddesses, unicorn and my spirit guide, say goodbye and and end the journey.
Your next stepIf you like this combined oracle card reading and journey, and you would like to have a personal reading & journey done for you by Marianne to help you get spirit insights, healing or guidance in an area of your life.
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Peace and blessings!