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Wisdom from the Oracle – What Do Lizard and Simplicity have to Teach Us?

Wisdom from the Oracle - What Do Lizard and Simplicity have to Teach Us?

I was asked this morning what oracle cards are. This excites me when others haven’t heard of them as I’ve been fascinated by them for quite a few years now. They’ve served me as a valuable tool in helping me figure out the next steps in my life’s journey. So in a way, I consider them friends. And friends who care and are gentle and honest with me.

So in essence, oracle cards are a tool that can guide you to self-discovery when you are pondering the bigger questions in life— like when you just feel plain ol’ stuck and you are wondering what is next. As I did in 2013 after the unexpected passing of my dachshund, Joie, and my dachshund, Frankie ten months before that.

Taking time just for me when I felt very lost, I made the committment to learn to just be and let go of expectations and what perhaps might be the next right thing for my life. And instead I opened myself to listening to my heart to see what it might have to share with me.

During this time I journaled every day. And to take it one step further I would pull an oracle card to see what wisdom it would provide— and most days I was simply blown away by the synchronicity of my thoughts on any given day and how the cards reflected that right back to me, which I’d ultimately write about in my last memoir, Wisdom Found in the Pause – Joie’s Gift.

And so often the cards were confirmation for me that there is something truly magical about this vast universe that supports us if we just ask for help. And Oracle cards did just that for me, and continue to. 

So today I share with you some wisdom from the oracle for your week ahead. Enjoy!

Lizard – Dreamtime – pay attention to your dreams and visions.
Simplicity – deep, profound serenity is expanding in my life.

Lizard reminds us that it is in our dreams that we receive messages to help us in our life. Not only your dreams at night, but also waking dreams. Lizard is showing us that finding a spot to rest and just dream for a few minutes a day can unlock the keys to our bigger dreams.

Along with Lizard I pulled the simplicity card which says to me how often we can tend to make our lives so complicated, when we truly do have all the answers within us. The Simplicity card along with Lizard is reminding us that it is in times of resting, thoughtful contemplation, and paying attention to those visions we receive that this will indeed expand our lives in a profound way.

Wishing you a simply, beautiful dreamy week!

Much love and gratitude,


Oracle cards used for this reading: 

Power animal cards by Dr. Steven Farmer
Soul Coaching cards by Denise Linn

I Was Reminded Today the Key to Life

I Was Reminded Today the Key to Life

When Spirit speaks. Well, the reality is that Spirit is always speaking, but how often we fall asleep and don’t hear the message or catch the signs along the way. This is the reality of being human.

I’m at the half way point of being in Oracle School with Colette Baron – Reid, tapping deeper into my intuition, connected with Spirit, and learning to be the observer in life. This I know will be a life long practice and that I will never fully arrive, and why I can now see why no one ever graduates from this school.

And why I will be among the many that stay and it’s the beauty of this school – that you never have to leave and be left without support. I feel like I’ve found the tribe that will be my home for a very long time to come. Even though there are some days I feel like my mind will explode from all the information I’m taking in. 

And there are some days when I feel uncomfortable with the inner work I’m challenged to do and don’t think I can continue…but then another day dawns and I am reminded that Spirit always has my back.

As was the example from earlier today. Each morning, our assignment is to meditate and then pick a card from The Wisdom of the Oracle deck, read the message in the booklet, and journal what comes up. This has become the most beautiful part of my day, even when I may not like the card I get or understand.

Today was a good one though. Wishing for something to manifest sooner than it is in my life, I posed the question to the cards about wanting to know more, even though a small part of me worried I might get a card I might not like.

But this card, Higher Power, made me sigh in relief, smile, and my whole body melted. There’s truly no better answer to what I was pondering, or really for any question we ponder at any given time in our lives.

I was reminded to trust the amazing Higher Power that is always working on my behalf. There is the symbol of a key located on the third eye (our intuition) of the image. Ah yes, taking time each day to go inward, connecting with our heart which is connected to Spirit – that is the key.

And so I relaxed around my pondering question realizing that as long as I take actionable steps forward, the rest is in Spirit’s hands. Another part of what is being taught in Oracle School is also to not be attached to an outcome.

Well, that one my friends, is one I need lots of practice in and I have a feeling I’m not alone on that one. 🙂

Much love and gratitude,


Truth Be Told

Welcome to November! The winds blow, the days grow shorter…and it’s the perfect time to go within.

This picture is from one year ago when we visited eastern Tennessee…oh how this tugs at my heart strings to be here again.

It’s also that time of year where perhaps you may be feeling the impending weight of obligations that are ahead with the holiday season.

Recently, I came across this quote that had me reflecting about when we say yes, when we actually mean no and how that can set us up for living a less than joyful and meaningful life. 

It’s that old conditioning we’ve bought into, right?  My whole summer has been about unlearning so much of what I’ve been conditioned to believe, and putting more into practice what truly feeds my soul.

Just last week someone I loved asked me something that I had said yes to a few years ago. But I’ve since come to a new place in my life. So I needed to be honest and tell the truth that it no longer worked for me.

Interestingly enough, every morning for the past three weeks, I’ve been meditating and pulling an Oracle card from The Wisdom of the Oracle deck, and then journaling what comes up for me.

Just that morning, I pulled the Truth Be Told card, and here I was a few hours later being put to the challenge to do just that.

It was difficult because I didn’t want to cause hurt feelings. And honestly, for a time after, those old patterns of believing I needed to feel guilty crept in.

But the reality? When we say yes and really mean no, we carry this burden and negative feelings that build into resentment….and a resentment that eats away at us which can manifest in unhealthy ways.

Does the quote, “I am under no obligation to make sense to you” now make more sense? When we speak our truth we literally feel lighter in our bodies and our hearts rejoice in freedom…even when it may not make sense to someone else.

But when we don’t speak our truth we carry an unnecessary burden that weighs us down, causing us to live a less than meaningful life. Not good for you and not good for those around you.

Referring to The Wisdom of the Oracle booklet the line that stood out for me for Truth Be Told?…

Be authentic and gloriously flawed, and Spirit will answer with miracles.

As we do this work of stepping more into who we truly are, we need to be gentle with ourselves. And know that we aren’t alone…and that we are all a work in progress.

Lastly, to expand on this, I turned to the Power Animal and Soul Coaching oracle cards to find out what more we need to know to live our truth which is below in my video oracle guidance reading.

Much love and gratitude,


What More Do We Need to Know About Not Making Sense To Others?