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.