Welcome to The Re-Enchant Your Life podcast with me, Rebecca-Anuwen.
I’m back with some inspiration and an intuitive twist, as we use Oracle cards and charmcasting, to answer the questions that you have.
On the last episode, we looked at the symbolism of The Eggs, and believing in your potential. Today, we move on to the card, The Map, and you’re reminded to trust your knowledge.
Where in your life do you feel that you have a question about trusting yourself more, perhaps you’ve been doubting yourself, or even thinking that you’re not enough, that you need something more, that you need to be something more.
Take a moment to ask your question about trusting yourself and your wisdom.
And then we’ll start by looking at the meaning of the SHEro Toolkit card, taking the wisdom from the guidebook, then I’m going to draw a second card so that we can explore how that card adds more meaning and more depth to the first card. Then I’m going to draw a charm, allowing us again, to dive deeper into the meaning of the message for you.
The card today is The Map.
The Map- Trust Your Knowledge
What do you think of when you think of maps?
Do you know how to read them up? Do you ever need a map? Do you think of a map of the landscape, a map of public transport, or you’re very comfortable using the maps on your phone?
What does the map symbolise to you? Perhaps they’re fusty and outdated. Perhaps you love the beauty of them and the depth and the intricacy of the detail.
I’m going to start by sharing my thoughts, but as always, what’s important is what resonates for you. I want to give you like a starting point, something to hear and say, Oh yes! or, Oh no! to, because at least then you know how you feel about it. Only you have the right answer for you.
This podcast is an exercise on you listening to yourself and being able to trust the information that you receive.
As I read from the guidebook, notice what words resonate for you? Perhaps there’s a particular word or a sentence that feel is important part for you. Perhaps it takes you off on your whole thought journey.
Trust whatever comes up.
This is card number 10 of the deck. And it says:
The Map, trust your knowledge, trust what you know to be true. Don’t trust your fears.
Trust Your Knowledge “Trust what you know to be true, not your fears” Maps are easily portable, so we can carry them to show us how to get where we want to go. They indicate the pathways or directions to exactly where we want to be, allowing us to navigate obstacles and visit places of interest we might otherwise miss.
The Map reminds you to trust your knowledge Sometimes, it can be wonderful to set off and try new things with no restrictions. Just letting your heart lead you wherever you feel like going can create magical experiences. The risk is that you can get lost, end up somewhere you never expected, or get results that you don’t want. When this happens, it’s important to know and understand how to get back to your centre, gather your thoughts and resources, and try again.
Trusting your intuition is important, and being able to blend that intuition with discernment and knowledge is invaluable. Use your knowledge to help you navigate the challenges you encounter on the path to your dreams and desires.
Being able to blend the intuition with discernment and knowledge is invaluable. Use your knowledge to help you navigate the challenges you encounter on the path, your dreams and desires.
The SHEro Action suggests: Expand your knowledge. What fascinates you? What would you love to learn more about? Sign up for a course, read books, listen to podcasts and watch videos. Really immerse yourself in a subject to gain a greater understanding of it. Don’t choose something because you think you should or pick it because you think it will be useful. Choose a subject because it inspires you, it fascinates you, and you can’t wait to learn more. Pause and take a breath as you value your knowledge.
Affirmation: “I trust and value my growing knowledge.”
Where in your life does that information of having a map or following a tried and tested path, or even trusting your own wisdom? It’s like, you’ve done something before it’s either worked or it hasn’t worked. And when it hasn’t worked, it’s given you information. And when it has worked, it’s given you information, that’s wisdom, that’s expanding your knowledge.
And I would just like to say about maps… maps are very important. In the UK, we have a walk called the Coast to Coast and it’s a route that walks from one side of England to the other at the skinniest point, up towards the North of England. It’s about 190 miles long, or I should say wide. I walked it once, many, many years ago.
And one day, on the walk, I was so tired. When you buy the map, because it’s for the whole width of the UK, there’s a special map you can buy that, one of the ordinance survey maps that we have over here, which cover huge areas. But because I was backpacking at the time we, I bought the special map that only does a little bit above and below the actual route that you’re taking, so it can all be on one map.
I was tired and decided to take a route that went off map. I saw a mountain and I was like, Oh, I can’t climb this mountain today. I’m just going to skirt around the bottom of it.
Guess what? That didn’t work.
I got all the way to the edge and it was just a sheer drop. In my exhaustion, I had to walk all the way back the way that I’d come, which is about an hour off track to get back on the map, to do the route that was tried and tested, to do the route the way that it should have been done.
I do trust my maps ever since then.
That was a very tiring lesson to learn.
Where in your life right now, do you need to trust your knowledge, trust what’s tried and tested?
Perhaps you’re giving someone like a fifth or sixth chance and you’re like; do you know what, to trust my knowledge, I know this isn’t the path that’s best for me.
When we spend extra time scrolling through Facebook, when we’d promised ourselves that we were going to go and get some more fresh air or, you know, move our body or dance around the kitchen. And it’s like; Oh, hang on a minute, I know this doesn’t work out well.
How can you trust yourself more?
Let’s draw a second card to help bring more clarity into the energy of trusting yourself and trusting your knowledge.
Oh my goodness… so we have The Map, and now we have The Compass, what a perfect pairing. The Map says, trust your knowledge. And The Compass says align with your inner compass.
ADDITIONAL CARD: The Compass
Again, it feels very much like the podcast earlier in the week, when it was all about trusting your potential and then sinking into that space of intuitive darkness. And now it’s like, trust your knowledge and align with that inner compass.
It really does feel like the inward and outward alignment. We’re going in to trust our knowledge, so we can express it externally. And at the same time, we’re doing the same with The Compass. It feels like this action orientated energy, but once you have aligned within, so, trusting your knowledge, believing in yourself, aligning with your inner compass, that path you know you want to follow.
What do you think of when you think of compasses?
Again, it’s a very practical tool. Perhaps this is about you being very practical in the way that you address the situation or the question that you have right now.
There’s absolutely a time for believing in magic and waiting for things to happen in their own divine time. And sometimes there’s a time when we just need to just need to get moving. We just need to take action. We just need to dust off those tools, get the map, spread it on the table, get our compass, and then take action.
How do both of those show up for you? Do you know what your inner compass aligns with?
In The Witch Academy, there’s a course called The ART of Being a Witch, where people write their own life philosophies, which is all about aligning with your inner compass.
Because, quite often we have what I’ve heard called ‘junk philosophies’, where we take on other people’s philosophies without even considering whether they’re true for us. And we usually take those on through our environments, families, friends, and you have to ask; are they actually even yours? Are they aligned with the truth of who you are?
What are the most important values in your life?
What is it that you want to be true in your life?
Just to explore writing your own life philosophy so you can align with your inner compass. And then once you have that life philosophy, it then becomes your map because you can always find your way back to centre.
You can go off, try and find a route round to the bottom of the mountain, and if it doesn’t work, you’re like, Oh, okay, at least I’m not lost… Maybe frustrated and annoyed that I took this detour that I didn’t have to take. And I’m extra tired now, but I do know how to get back on the route again. And so all I’ve lost really is, you know, maybe a little bit of pride, maybe you have sore feet, but I’m back where I need to be so I can carry on moving forward.
And so that very much feels like this ‘align with your inner compass’, and The Map right now is encouraging you to get clear on what is yours, so that you can trust the information that you have.
Okay. Let’s see what charm we’re going to add to this.
Oh, we have a roller skate.
ADDITIONAL CARD: The Rollerskate
It’s a quad roller-skate. It’s not a fancy in-liner, it’s, it’s a quad boot. And so again, you know, just like I was saying, this feels like it’s a card of taking action, of aligning your inside, your soul purpose, your life philosophy, your inner compass, trusting your knowledge, trusting that you already have enough. You already know enough and then skating forward.
What does roller-skates mean to you?
For me, it reminds me of school roller discos, where every Friday night there’d be a roller disco. Everyone would be there with their little roller skates and dancing or trying to dance in their skates.
What do they represent to you?
For me, it’s very playful. It’s a nice, smooth gliding movement. It suggests there’s no bumps in the road. Cause that’d be a bit difficult. Wouldn’t it, to go down a mountain on your roller skates? But I’m sure someone has done it.
But it’s like, just to let yourself have that freedom of movement, that freedom of expression, to know that once you’ve aligned everything inside, everything else becomes easier.
And it’s almost like, even those obstacles, even those challenges, even those bumps in the road, when you know who you are, when you trust your own self, when you trust your wisdom, when you know who you are and what you want from life and where you’re heading, those obstacles become easier to navigate.
It’s almost like you float over them. ‘Oh, it’s an obstacle. That’s okay. I know where I’m going’. Instead of that obstacle being such a drama that you can’t actually think or experience anything else, you’re just like; yeah, of course there’s an obstacle here. It’s just part of life.
It’s like having very inflated tires on a car. When you go over a bump in the road, you don’t notice it. If those tires were flat, if they were flat because of fear and doubt and confusion and overwhelm, you’d feel every pebble in the road as your teeth were jangling together.
Trust your knowledge, align with your inner compass and strap on your roller skates.
When you think of those cards together, how does that answer your question for you?
What comes to mind?
Is there a card or just the charm, is there one of those three items that speaks more to you in how you answer that question?
As always do, let me know. I love hearing from you. Get in touch, let me know what you think.
And as always, thank you for joining me. And I’ll see you again very soon for another episode of the Re-Enchant Your Life podcast, where we’re going to carry on activating your intuition, looking at symbology, so that you really learn to trust yourself and allowing yourself to get the answers that you seek, knowing that you can connect to the rich symbolism of the world to get those answers so that you can ultimately make better choices in your life because you trust yourself.
Until next time I will see you again very soon.