Moments of Solace Oracle Cards
By: Joyce O Sullivan
I've always been really passionate about self care and self reflection. I feel it has become increasingly more important and needs prioritising. Time has suddenly speeded up, with the world after opening up and life getting busy again. As much as people would have said to me that after the lockdown there is no way that they will get back on the treadmill of life. I have to be honest it’s hard to avoid it. This is why I feel self care needs prioritising.
As a result of multiple discussions around self care and self reflection with clients, I had a strong sense that there was more I could do to support their self care at home between appointments and so Moments of Solace Daily Guidance Oracle cards came to life. Inspired by the word Solace, I recognise that we all need Solace at times even if life is going well. Solace means to provide "comfort or consolation in a time of de-stress" and this is exactly what we offer in Solace Holistic Centre through Massage therapy and Reflexology and what I know the Oracles cards will provide for you at home.
Oracle cards can be used daily as a self care, self reflection tool. Moments of Solace Oracle cards consist of 40 cards, each with an image, a word and a quote on them. The quotes are chosen with your self care and self reflection in mind. When I was creating them I decided to break the word ' Solace' into 6 sections. These sections are Support, Observe, Listen, Accept, Change and Express. I also included a seventh section called Moments. Why seven sections? Each of the 7 sections "Solace Moments" correlates to one of your seven main Chakra’s. I have also connected to each Chakra, a healing crystal and colour for you to observe as an optional extra. Details can be found in the guidebook provided with the cards.
How to use Oracle cards:
If you are new to using oracle cards, the first step is to sit holding the deck, and when you feel ready, start shuffling them. Continue to shuffle until you feel like stopping. As you shuffle feel free to ask the deck “What do I need to know to support my self care today?”. Then with the deck face down pull a card from the top of the deck. The card picked will resonate with you and encourage you to look at an aspect of your life that needs attention in that moment.
Presented in a beautiful box the 40 cards, and guidebook have been designed with you in mind. To support you through your daily self care journey. Solace Oracle Cards will provide you with an opportunity to enhance your self care and to self reflect and observe where you are in that moment. Allowing acceptance of what the heart has to say. Supporting you through lessons learnt, and encouraging change and expression.
Saying it how it is
by Ana Mepham
I have found lately when having a conversation with someone struggling with something emotional it goes a bit like this, ill ask them how they are doing? They know immediately its a sincere question and I am being genuine, also that its a safe space and opening up is good. They will start to say they are grand, a little stressed. Then they discuss what ever situation is weighing on them. It could be something like the car is playing up and costing a lot of money to fix. Or it could be something like for example my family member, loved one, etc is sick and it could be terminal. These are two very different things but still stressful problems that are effecting said person. No mater how small or big. The next thing that happens is they go on to say “but sure look, there are plenty others out there that have it worse, it'll be grand.” There is definitely an element of which comparing is healthy and good but there is also an element of which comparing can be unhealthy and cause imbalance.
Don't get me wrong I can see how this can work as a coping mechanism to avoid getting upset, being seen as weak or perhaps just to full on avoid the emotions. As we all know everything in life can be avoided up to a point but then it really is important to not compare and just “say it, how it is!”.
Saying it how it is shows courage and expressing emotions shows strengths. Its all a proses in which we should allow to flow instead of justifying our emotions by comparing and actually not dealing with these feelings.
Just say it! Say it how it is and let it be. No shame, no second guessing, don’t doubt yourself. The voice in your head can only stay in there for so long. You need to release this emotion and not feel like once you have said it you should compare it. This is your situation, no one else s. Yes we can all relate to emotions but you are currently in this and you are allowed to feel the way you are.
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