Connected to my heart...
breathing in with love // 5.23.22
a new + beautiful way to experience Mondays
May I be connected to my heart and breathe in with love.
So many of us are familiar with what the head wants and needs. We think constantly, using our minds to puzzle out issues and worries, to answer questions, to make decisions. It’s easy for some of us (head-oriented people) to explain why or how we’re feeling, instead of just feeling it. It’s easier to explain feelings than it is to experience them.
When we push away being in our feelings in favor of intellectualizing them, we end up robbing our Selves of a great resource: our hearts. Yes, we can think from our hearts! As experience, this is more like knowing instead of thinking.
Today’s Mettā encourages you to breathe and connect your breath to your heart, focusing on that heart-space as you inhale and exhale. The more connected you get, the more you practice experiencing your heart’s knowing, the more likely you will make decisions from a balanced place instead of a purely mind-centered one.
So glad you’re here.
Intuitive Tarot Card Reading
Use your intuition to guide you to a specific card below. Choose the card with the crystal on it that calls to you.
At the end of this newsletter, you’ll see the cards flipped over, with a reading for each one. The card that you choose here will have your reading for the week.
Wait to scroll down to the bottom until you’ve chosen your card!
Reading today from the Star Tarot deck
Card 1: Amethyst Choose this card if you’re learning to let go.
Card 2: Pyrite Choose this card if you’re looking for some confidence.
Card 3: Opalite Choose this card if you’re in transition.
Yoga Class Schedule:
Interested in scheduling a private yoga class? Info is here or email me.
Online classes for any and all:
Tuesday: Noon // 45 minute flow
Tuesday: 5:30pm // 45 minutes Yin Yoga
Zoom link to all classes at themobiyogi.com and DM/email Rachel for the password. All times in Eastern.
How to Catch a Mole by Marc Hamer. Marc describes his final season as a molecatcher in Wales, musing about his relationship with nature, his experiences as a wanderer, and the life of a mole. Like my recent favorite book by Marc, Seed to Dust, this book is slow and philosophical.
The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller. It’s a Reese Witherspoon bookclub book! Heller does a fantastic job expanding the life of a woman through 48 hours. Our main character makes a possibly life-changing decision and we see the reasons why, reasons that go back decades.
Ariadne by Jennifer Saint. A retelling of the Greek tale, which I knew little about! It was a fun read and I’d recommend it to anyone who just wants to take it easy but also get mythological.
Not a book but an article: The Root of Haiti’s Misery, The New York Times. Caribbean history has informed a lot of my writing, but this particular story (the double debt, the reparations) was unknown to me in total. The New York Times writers and researchers do an incredible job explaining Haiti’s relationship with France, the United States, with revolution, civil war, with leadership and education, and with its economy. If you haven’t read it already, I highly suggest.
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Make a micro-donation, either through Buy Me a Coffee (or in my case, a love note), or after you’ve listened to one of my meditations on Insight Timer. A special thank-you to Lori who bought me a love note last week! ❤️
Book a class or an intuitive reading! Come to one of my online yoga classes, schedule a private yoga class, or contact me for a Tarot or Akashic Records reading.
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Thank you thank you!
Much love and gratitude,
PS- I love hearing about the cards you pick and your related experiences! Please email me or comment below to let me know what comes up from your card reading this week! 🔮
Your Tarot Reading, Revealed!
Card 1: Amethyst // Queen of Cups
The Queen of Cups is the spiritual and intuitive mother of the deck. Nurturing, in touch with her subconscious, and connected to others through compassion. Her message to you as you are learning to let go of anything in your life that feels like a heavy burden is to trust yourself. In my opinion, we “think” from three different spaces in our bodies: our brain, our heart, and our gut. The Queen of Cups encourages you to think from your heart, and to make any and all decisions out of love (for Self first, of course).
Card 2: Pyrite // Three of Swords
Truly one of my favorite cards in the deck, the Three of Swords is incredibly emotional. (Ironically, the swords suit is the logical one of the deck!) This card is an indication that your confidence will come through transformation. You must take a deep look at what is breaking your heart. I encourage you to find renewal in what gives you strength, and to leave behind anything causing you distress. How do you leave distress behind? By showing up each day with an awareness of all the good you have in your life and all of the courage you show in a daily basis.
Card 3: Opalite // Two of Wands
The Two of Wands shows up when you are in the beginning stages of an idea or creative endeavor. Whatever your transition may be, this card is telling you to go forward with a fiery passion. Just make sure to stay balanced. The number two indicates a healthy connection between left and right brains, between heart and mind, between heaven and earth. As you move into a new phase, stay connected to all parts of you that are moving forward, too (even the parts that are scared of what’s to come).