Write With Your Heart
Love & Acceptance // 2.27.23
A new + beautiful way to experience Mondays.
I breathe in love and acceptance. I exhale peace and calm.
Sometimes we’re taught to exhale that which does not serve us. Today, I encourage you to exhale what you’ve integrated on the inhale: love and acceptance comes in, peace and calm goes out.
Keeping focused on the breath during a mettā meditation helps focus and integration. Repeat this breathing meditation a few times.
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.
Card 1: Labradorite Choose this card if you’re feeling fearful or insecure.
Card 2: Amethyst Choose this card for a message of peace.
Card 3: Green Fluorite Choose this card if you’re working out some complexities.
Wait to scroll down to the bottom of the newsletter until you’ve chosen your card!
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Monday at Noon: 45 minute flow with yin elements, $15, on zoom
New! 🌕Full Moon Yoga🌕 with Meditative Journaling
March 7 at 8pm Leonor Daley and I will lead a gentle yoga flow, with yin poses and journaling, to honor the full moon. Bring something to write with. Class time is 45 minutes, $15. Register here.
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Write With Your Heart
Last month, I spent some time in Door County, WI, at a writing residency. As part of my time there, I was given the opportunity to lead a community based writing workshop, which I blended with yin yoga to turn into a Yoga and Meditative Journaling class. Therese at Write On, Door County wrote this about the class, which I’ve included below.
(If this sparks interest, my yoga buddy Leonor and I will be holding a similar class on Tuesday, March 7 at 8pm, in honor of the full moon. Register here.)
From Therese at Write On, Door County:
It’s January and outside Write On, the winter’s biggest snowfall is plowed and piled. In the Writing Center library, our yoga mats face a blazing fireplace. What’s not to like? Neither flexibility, yoga skills, or writing experience matter — we have hot drinks, open journals, and open minds. We’re ready for the Yoga & Meditative Journaling Class.
“The theme of our class is ‘courage’ and all its meanings,” says Rachel Barker, a writer-in-residence and trained yoga teacher. “Today we’re going to nurture our courage through movement, reflection, and writing.”
Rachel leads the class through a series of gentle yin yoga poses, each held for several minutes. Each move is followed by a writing prompt, which she invites participants to journal on while resting in a pose. She easily adapts positions to suit class members’ comfort levels.
An hour later — after multiple heart-opening poses and journal entries — the class gathers around the kitchen island and shares coffee, tea, and baked goods. Yoga and journaling have provided release and connection, like the contrast of fire and ice.
Why Combine Journaling and Yoga?
Both are meditative acts that connect the body, heart, and mind. Your body has both a physical and emotional response to a yoga pose, says Rachel. "What you write while you're resting in a pose may surprise you. You'll often find it's different than what you'd write at a desk."
Try one of the writing prompts: Looking back, what have I done or experienced that only now looks like courage?
-Therese Maring, Write On staff
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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.
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Much love and gratitude,
PS- I love hearing about the cards you pick and your related experiences. Please email me or comment below to share what came up from your card reading this week🔮
Your Tarot Reading, Revealed!
Card 1: Labradorite // Knight of Pentacles
The Knight of Pentacles exudes peace, strength, and responsibility. He is a grounding and stabilizing force (Pentacles are the earthiest suit). But what I’d like you to notice are the objects of ritual, manifestation, joy, and symbolism that surround him. Perhaps, like this Knight, you have a collection of crystals, feathers, or charms. Perhaps you seek out specific images, like dragonflies, or religious symbols. When you are feeling insecure or fearful, surround yourself with those things that bring you feelings of connection and balance.
Card 2: Amethyst // Seven of Swords
This is one of my favorite cards, and brings me peace every time I look at it. This card is all about deepening your inner sight. Notice the eyes on the trees, the reflection of the young deer in the pond, the gaze of the stag front and center. Your inner peace, this week, comes from communicating with your own self. In what ways can you speak kindly to yourself? In what ways can you reflect on your sense of wonder? Regard yourself with as much grace as possible, and your sense of peace will begin to bloom.
Card 3: Green Fluorite // King of Pentacles
Life can feel complex almost all the time, and this card is a visual example of our own inner complexities. But instead of vilifying either our naturally complex state, or the complexities of the world around us, this card reminds us to let those complexities promote growth. The King of Pentacles is the most abundant and prosperous of the deck, and is completely connected to the physical world while also embodying the spiritual. He holds room for beauty, growth, balance, peace, mastery, strength, hunger, rootedness, and dreams inside him. If he can be all of those things at once, and thrive, you can too.
✨I use House of Intuition’s Crystal Encyclopedia and Judy Hall’s Crystal Bible to interpret the crystal meanings. Intuitive tarot inspired by Sarah Greenman, who was in turn inspired by Chris Corsini, because inspiration is contagious✨