With the full moon around the corner I thought I’d check in with my deepest Self and invite you do join me. I’ve been feeling a bit agitated, restless, just not at peace. As I move into it I’ve been called into stillness, reflection and meditation even though a part of me wants to run around and keep busy away from what is there.
I pulled a card for today and got the Armadillo card from Jamie Sams, Medicine Cards deck. Here’s a blurb that really spoke to me…
“A clue to how to proceed is to make a circle on a piece of paper and see it as a medicine shield. In the body of the shield, write all that you are desiring to have, do, or experience. Include all things that give you joy. This sets up boundaries that allow only these chosen experiences to be part of your life. These boundaries become your shield that wards off the things which are undesirable to you. The shield reflects what you are and what your will is to others on an unconscious level.” (Pg 149 Medicine Cards book).
Armadillo teaches us about boundaries, not just physical boundaries, but boundaries of the Self. Do we create time, space and boundaries for our own fulfillment and connection? This is usually the first thing we toss when we get busy or down, but it is the most important. It feeds all of our other connections, our energy wells, and all of our relationships and experiences of life around us.
As you complete your medicine shield on paper, pin it up somewhere where you can see it regularly. Decorate it with images or collage your shield.
For me I’ve got to commit more to creating the joy, to FOCUSING on making joy and magic out of what is. It’s hard sometimes in the winter, the longgggg, cold winter to get going but these little self-reflection pauses and explorations help us remember. Mine is really focused around connection, deep meaning full connections, coffee dates, chatting, gatherings, creative fun times with family and friends, creating full moon circles once again, not just online but in person.
Ask yourself and journal….
- Am I honoring the time I need for my personal joy, fulfillment and connection?
- How am I doing this or why am I not?
- How can you start each week carving out and planning sacred times of joy for yourself? What do you want to do? Fun wise? Soul wise? Connection wise? Creativity wise and how and where and when can you do it?
And so it is friends.
I hope you use the medicine of our friend Armadillo (this includes me) and create some boundaries, times, focus and commitment to you and the joy you want in your life.
Happy Wednesday/ Hump Day.
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