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    Water

    It’s been a while… I’ve been working with water energy this evening…   In the ritual waters of my delving I put dried roses, buds and leaves. As they soaked up the water they became full and gave out their sweet fragrance. And then their colour. And then their definition. They became water laden, sank to the bottom, began to disintegrate. But the water held their potent perfume. If the water can’t flow, move, change it will become stagnant, the magic of the roses will become heavy, no longer cleansing and fresh. If you try to cling on, to that sweet perfume it will start to stink.   It’s medicine…

  • Cards,  delving

    Open the locked door in action 3

    The third sentence I used the ‘Open the locked door…’ spread for was ‘I/embody/my power’. Process This time I knew in advance i wanted a sentence for this spread and i wanted it to be empowering, showing me how to come into my power. I wanted to see how I was powerful. I wanted this spread to be positive, no negative words in it like ‘I am not a woman’, or ‘open the locked door’. This spread aimed at being the positive antidote to the first two and it certainly related to them, but of course not in the way I expected… The first sentence I wrote was ‘I am…

  • Cards,  delving

    Open the locked door in action 2

    This is the second reading I did for myself with the ‘Open the locked door…’ spread. This was where the name of the spread came from. Process After the ‘I am/not/a woman’ spread I felt the need to forgive myself. This was what the oracle cards had pointed to as the negative outcome in my life around my issues with womanhood. Through free writing on this I came to a need to forgive myself for the doors I had locked to myself. These locked doors felt like they were also stopping me from being able to forgive. I didn’t have conscious access to the information I needed to do this.…

  • Cards,  delving

    Open the locked door in action 1

    My previous post ‘Open the locked door…’ aimed at giving straight forward(ish) instructions for doing this 9 card spread. This and the next few posts will detail the readings I got with 3 different sentences and some of my process around that, as well as giving a few more sentence examples that I helped a friend to use to give an idea of how readers can use this spread with others. I think this is a particularly good spread for personal shadow work, but also worked really well with my friend. The deck I used for all these spreads was the Mary-El. I really love it for this sort of…

  • Cards,  delving

    Open the locked door…

    This is a highly adaptable spread for a wide variety of situations. If you’re free writing, meditating, doing the washing up, trying to look busy at work, cuddling a tree (you get the picture) and a sentence pops out at you. A sentence that holds some kind of power, you can create a spread out of it like this to explore that power/direction/energy that made it pop out. I’ve found it really useful for a bunch of different sentences. The last one was ‘I embody my power’, split into I/embody/my power. I thought it was going to be all about affirming my power, showing me how to access it and…