I love affirmations and use “oracle” decks to provide a positive boost in the morning or whenever I need a lift.  It’s my way of telling the Universe I’m open to listening to their message:  “Have at it!”  “I’m listening!”  “Tell me more!”  I hope you enjoy as I introduce some of my favorite cards and quotes in my newsletters!  These make great gifts for any occasion as well as can be used as inspirational hand-outs in class if you are a yoga instructor.

ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE … activation card deck

I found this gem of a deck at the shop one of my favorite new age shops:  Mind Body & Spirit Gifts & Books in downtown St. Cloud, MN.  www.mindbodyspirit-online.com.  They carry stunning jewelry, stones & crystals, books & music, essential oils & herbs, candles & incense, unique gifts & artwork, Native American items, and relaxation & meditation CDs.  They also offer Intuitive/psychic readings, body & energy work, classes & workshops, and guest speakers!

I know you’ve all seen the art of Melissa Harris!  I’ve been in love with her art since I first laid eyes on the one I believe she calls the “Creatrix”.  Her artwork inspires the Goddess within.  I chose the “Creating Sacred Space” card since I referenced the subject a few times in this newsletter, and I chose “In Your Power” because it came from the “confidence” group and was where we all need to stand to gain confidence—another theme for this month.

In Your Power—key, center, confidence

Choose to stand firm, elegant, graceful, upright and centered in your power.  Allow your intuition to be your guide.  Know you are supported by the energy of the moon that amplifies your psychic abilities.  Ask yourself, “What am I really afraid of?”  Let the answer follow and heal your fear.  Know that you have within you all that you need to take any action or make the best choice for yourself right now. One of the keys to stepping fully into Creatrix energy is to stand in your power, experiencing the confidence that comes from connecting to the core of your being.  Trust the wise woman within you.  She holds all the answers.

Creating Sacred Space—initiation, meditation, receiving

Create a special private space for connecting with the core of your being and with Spirit.  In this space you may meditate, honor where you are now, give gratitude for the easy and the difficult, create intentions, pray and simply BE.  With this card you are being reminded to initiate time in sacred space for however you need to spend it.  You might enjoy creating altars incorporating the four elements using such items as feathers, special bowls for holy water, and candles.  In this space, quiet and undisturbed, honor all you have been given through the cycles of dark and light.

Description: For three decades artist Melissa Harris, MFA has combined her unique gifts as a clairvoyant with her artistic abilities in her paintings. CREATRIX Anything is Possible showcases the universal stories of women Melissa has gathered and archived in the thought-provoking art in this deck. These activation cards serve as a guide through 33 universal challenges women experience. Women can turn to this accessible tool for inspiration, contemplation, comfort, direction, exploration, or daily as a reminder that anything is possible. The cards are organized into four suits including invocation, grace, keys and initiation. The accompanying 48-page booklet includes definitions of each card written by Melissa with inventive ideas for divination and guidance spreads.

Deck Size: 3.75″ wide x 5.5″ high ~ 33 cards with messages ~ 48 page booklet

You can buy your very own deck of cards at: http://www.melissaharris.com/creatrix/deck-anythingispossible.shtml
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In my first newsletter, I highlighted one of my favorite decks—a wonderfully whimsical, inspiring, thought-provoking Enrichuals© deck, created by local author, artist and creativity coach, Suzanne Vadnais Monson.  Refer to the November newsletter archive for a sample card.  Suzanne has graciously agreed to let me make them available on Better Day Yoga’s product page online!  https://betterdayyoga.com/products.htm