SHEro Guidance for the Week Ahead
From the SHEro Toolkit Oracle Cards
1 – The Book of Shadows
Record Your Experiences
“Your past becomes the path for your future”
A Book of Shadows is a personal journal that’s focused on your spiritual development and your magical self, rather than being a to-do list. It’s a place to record your thoughts, and your spiritual practices and experiences, so you can get to know yourself better.
The Book of Shadows reminds you to record your experiences
Your life is guided by patterns. The seasons keep rhythm, and the sun and the moon keep time externally. Your body clock and monthly menstrual cycle keep time internally. There’s a majesty in patterns. They’re dependable, bringing structure, routine and order to life.
When you feel out of sync, disconnected or overwhelmed, look for the patterns that surround you. Remind yourself that they can be trusted to show up and guide you back home to yourself, time and time again. Day follows the darkest of nights, just as Spring follows even the coldest of Winters. The moon always reappears after disappearing from the sky. Light always follows the darkness.
As an adult, your pure innocence has gone. You’ve endured and have overcome, or are in the process of overcoming, hardships. You know that anything can change in a moment, and yet you can still depend on the patterns and rhythms that govern you and root you into your daily life.
Record your experiences.
Pay attention to the moon over the next few days and nights.
Get familiar with where we are in her cycle.
Notice how she moves across your sky, and where and when you can see her.
Become aware of her dependable patterns as she cycles through her phases, no matter what’s going on in your life.
Notice how she influences the way you feel.
Pause and take a breath as you allow the moon to ground you into the rhythms of life.
“I trust in the patterns of life.”
2 – The Sunflower
Express Your Full Potential
“Take up space with your thoughts, your dreams, your ideas and your physicality”
Sunflowers are tall flowers with bright yellow petals. They have brown centres that fill with seeds when they ripen. Sunflowers turn their flowers to follow the movement of the sun across the sky.
The Sunflower reminds you to express your full potential
Connect with your true self. This is the self that’s full of potential, and that resides within you. It’s the self where anything is possible, and which isn’t limited by beliefs, expectations or past experiences.
This self within you is unbound, and has infinite potential. It’s the truth of your wholeness, which is ever-expanding, creative, powerful, wise and sacred.
You have the ability to receive inspiration and create all things from this space.
Thoughts of not being worthy, not being good enough, or being too much (or not enough) are just distractions from the magnificence of who you really are.
It’s easy to lose touch with your true essence. We live in a world that seems to want to put us down and keep us in check, rather than lift us up. It’s a world that can be quick to judge us by our achievements (or lack of them) rather than our compassion and ability to give. That world values certificates, busyness and statistics over friendship, kindness and creativity.
You don’t need anyone to validate your worth. That worth is inherent. Your value goes far deeper than you can see.
Sink into that place within yourself. Remind yourself of who you really are, as you take up space and express your full potential.
Reconnect to your place of truth, presence, power and possibility.
Close your eyes and find that place of stillness and peace within you.
Focus on that space, even if it’s just for a moment.
Let go of thoughts, beliefs or distractions, and surrender into this moment.
Allow yourself to sink into the wonder of who you really are. Truly acknowledge the you that’s beyond what you do for others, or the you that you want the world to see.
Just for a moment, be the you that you really are.
Pause and take a breath as you tap into the deep well of your full potential.
“I am an infinite being, expressing my full potential.”
3 – The Boots
“Start where you are and do what you can”
Boots protect our feet as we walk through life. They allow us to move forward confidently. Putting our boots on can motivate us to get started, making us feel prepared and ready for what lies ahead.
The Boots remind you to start now
Bold choices create magic. They may feel scary, but once you commit and take action, the magic happens and propels you further than you ever thought possible.
There’s a time for pausing, assessing and ensuring your choices are aligned with your truth and your dreams. Then there’s a time when you must take action.
Right now is the time for action. Step out of all that’s familiar to you, so you can move forward in the direction of what you want to consciously create.
Step up and out. Be clear in both your decision and your action.
Sometimes, you need to take a leap of faith to see and understand what you’re really capable of. This time is now.
Step forward boldly, with the courage of your convictions and the passions of your heart guiding you forward.
Make that bold choice.
Take a moment to focus on your dreams, desires and all you want to achieve. Then ask your inner guidance what one bold action you can take that will move you closer to them.
What do you need to do to take this bold action?
Do you need to just do it, or do you need to ask for support and accountability?
You don’t have to do it alone, but it’s you who has to start and set things in motion.
Pause and take a breath as you confidently start now.
“I take bold action and create magic.”