I am taking a break from my usual readings right now, but want to share a testimonial I wrote for the Shamanic Healing Oracle Cards from @michellemotuzas. I have used them consistently since I bought them in early spring this year. I find that I pull them out when I need a deep message to help soothe my soul and set me back on my path with a renewed sense of purpose and perspective. In other words, when I need some healing. These cards feel like they are infused with an intimate knowledge of the magic of the universe, and yet incredibly grounded in the full range of human experience. They feel like an anchor to "earth energy" and the timeless wisdom of the material world, and like a divine message cutting through all that "material" to connect me with higher realms of consciousness. They feel like a multi-directional portal through which I can travel at any time, to do any kind of serious "work" on myself that feels right at the moment.
As with most divinatory card decks, I can ask these cards for advice about or insight into a specific situation, or just leave things open ended and see "what I need to know/focus on right now." In the guidebook, Michelle provides some suggested layouts and sample readings with each. She defines her use of the term "shamanism" as "endeavoring to connect with the energy of all living things." Her simple, beautiful line drawings and earthy colors do indeed feel like they connect me to all the other "vibrations" out there, and like the reading I did and laid out in this photo (clockwise from the top), they help me recognize that every moment is a new beginning, and every time we journey, we find ourselves changed, and "home" redefined.
The more I work with soulful cards like these, the more I feel that "home" is within me, and "home" is everyone and everywhere, and life is basically just a series of overlapping cycles of growth that we all co-create. Life is full of give and take, joy and sorrow, patterns and mystery. The Shamanic Healing Oracle Cards reflect all of this back to me, with just the right words at the right time, and they are a great companion for helping me navigate it all with an open heart. Thank you, Michelle.❤