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Medicine Card Monday - 2021 Week Three

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February 7, 2021
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January 18, 2021

Each week I draw a medicine card to set the tone for the week ahead and practice leading with the intuitive side of my brain. It makes for a fantastic companion to the more left-brain planning I also do each week.

The Medicine Card that I pulled for the third week of 2021 is Swan.

Swan medicine is the medicine of grace and of intuition - and speaks to how those two ideas are connected.

Swan medicine people will tell you to pay attention to your hunches and your gut knowledge, for you have the ability to see the future...if not all of it. Some of the future is going to require trusting the universe and surrendering to how the world unfolds. Trusting that unfolding is what leads to an experience of grace.

The message here is go with the flow.

If you are resisting any part of your life or self-transformation, relax, and then your intuition can kick in to play a guiding role.

Our intuition is there to help us fill in some gaps of the unknown, and it only works when we surrender to that eventual unfolding.

Grace begins when we realize that no matter how things shake out for us, we can ride the wave of life we've been given.

On this path, we will stumble, fall, and often look and feel a little foolish. Compassion for ourselves, perspective, and humor can help us see that it's all part of the ride and in fact, it's all to our advantage.

When we realize that those stumbles are part of our learning and evolution, we are able to convert those mishaps into insights and grow in our wisdom.

This week, pay attention to where you're feeling stuck or frustrated and create some space around it to relax. This could mean finding a quiet, restorative physical space, or simply setting aside time.

Then, consciously relax in whatever way suits you; a steamy bath, a yoga practice, meditation.

Relax enough that you can settle in to the unfolding of your life and then listen!

Your natural state is grace and when you unwind enough to remember that, you'll discover a spring of intuitive insight flows up.

Ask your questions, listen for your answers, and then trust the flow of the great spiral of life.


Based on Medicine Cards: The Discovery of Power Through the Ways of Animals by Jamie Sams, David Carson, and Angela C. Werneke

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