What do the Dogs and Cats have to Say?
For the month of December, 2021
Every month co-creators of the Divine Dog Wisdom Cards and Cosmic Cat Cards and Guidebooks Barb Horn and Randy Crutcher draw a card from each deck of 60+ cards, after asking for guidance around a central theme for the month.
Simple question posed: What are the best ways to prepare myself for the upcoming season?
The Cosmic Cat card randomly drawn is Indulgence-Permission to Pamper
Much is said in the accompanying guidebook about Indulgence but for now let’s just say, though seemingly frivolous, this could be one of the most crucial, critical and pivotal cards in the deck of 60. Why? It’s all about self-care and feeding! And if you don’t start there, you sure won’t end there.
Self-care is so foundational for rising to any occasion with your best energy, meeting those challenges and opportunities with a full tank by making sure it’s full. The old saw about how you need to fill yours before you can really fill another’s is really true. Getting the rest, the exercise and physical play, the good nutritious tasty food, the love and affection, the fun and laughter are essential elements in your preparedness kit. So, what’s your program for that? And if you don’t have one, one is one tiny step in that direction? Remember this: You have to give yourself full permission to take exquisitely good care of yourself. No one else can take that step for you.
The Divine Dog card randomly drawn to answer above question is Fear-Face the Fear
Oh my, why should I, and what fear? Of course, this is a time when fear can be a frequent natural response to events in both the immediate and more far-flung world of ours, (depending on what we tune into most, right?). What does it really mean to face it off?
For one, it’s hard to escape because it’s living right there in the amygdala and other body parts, so any energy invested in disguising it, going under, over or around it just plain won’t work and usually leaves you emotionally exhausted in the attempt. Identifying, acknowledging, recognizing and allowing bodily sensations to be just what they are is the first step.
The famous artist Georgia O’Keefe openly acknowledged, “I’ve been afraid all my life, but I’ve never let that stop me.” That’s the second step in a nutshell. Notice your inborn fight or flight response then proceed with caution but do proceed!
We find it endlessly fascinating how the quantum field perfectly orchestrates answers, with one or multiple cards and how they interrelate. Don’t you find it interesting that the Indulgence card was drawn before the Fear card? We do!
If you’re focused on taking good care of yourself at least as well as you take care of anyone or anything else, don’t you think you might be in a little better position to face what comes, even the unknown? In fact, we’re talking again about the reservoir of stability, strength, courage and resiliency you’ve been building that likely as not will better prepare you to not just accept but perhaps even embrace what comes next.
Gee thanks, pups and kits! (For more on both of these card themes and action steps as well as the rest you’ll find in each deck, check out what the guidebooks have to say.)
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