Oracle cards are big medicine. They offer potential. Council us, if you like. Illuminating the hidden or suggest the next step. Often soothing us with comforting words, heavenly guidance or a kind reflective focus for the day ahead.

I like to think of oracle cards as our cosmic companion who knows exactly what we need. Right now. In this moment.

We don’t have to fully understand the cards meaning, but we can explore. Be with its energy. Contemplate “what if” and see if new pathways reveal themselves.

Oracle cards without a doubt give the soul a voice to be heard and express. We surrender the busy thoughts for a higher guidance to flow through.

In case you haven’t guessed by now I’ve a huge lover of oracle cards. For nearly three decades now. My rather delicious private collection is always standing by.  Ready and waiting, for when I reach out, seeking a little cosmic nudging.

My first deck was the awesome Medicine Cards: Through the Ways of Animals (1988) back in the day when oracle decks were few. It’s a stellar deck.  So much clarity and wisdom can be gained from our animal friends. It never disappoints.

You’ll know if an oracle deck is wanting to share medicine with you.  It will circle.  Call you in.  Keep re-appearing.  Remember the three taps on the shoulder theory. It’s time to pay attention. Buy that oracle deck.

Each deck is spectacularly unique.  Oozing its own personality, energy, divine purpose and unique connection with you.

For that reason there are certain oracle decks I use for specific situations and other decks I won’t use for years and happily come back to when the time is right.

Sacred Rebels Oracle is for when my creativity is a little wobbly and needs sorting.  Oracle of the Dragonfae when I feel disconnected from the earth, ungrounded or have a need to seek wisdom from nature.

The relationship you have with each oracle deck is unique.  Trust that bond.  Breath in rhythm with your oracle cards.  Feel their heart beat.  I always stay with a card or cards for as long as they are alive for me.  Be it one day, one week or longer.  Sometimes the sacred medicine is gentle and slow and we need to absorb the healing over time. Journalling is necessary for clarity and deeper guidance.

And, rule number one of oracle cards.  You can never have enough decks. Rule number two of oracle cards.  You can never have enough decks.  Seriously!

Some of my favourites (at the moment):

Here’s my team of oracle cards at the moment.  They are all hanging out on my oracle altar. 

Of course I have lots and lots more but these are the decks which are alive and speaking to me at the moment.  Talk to me in 6 months and I’m sure the list will have changed a little.  As I grow and evolve so will they.

1.  The Alchemist Oracle:

My latest deck of oracle cards arrived last month -  The Alchemist oracle by Lauren Aletta.  Such an amazing energy flows through this deck. Each card beautifully crafted along with the channelled messages. They tingle in my hands itching to share their insights and flashes of brilliance. I adore them.  Click here for an instant hit of intuition.

2.  Liquid Crystal oracle: 

Very much a profound healing deck on so many levels. Amazing for health issues. Most nights you’ll find one of these cards under my pillow or beside my bed.   Liquid Crystal Oracle is also perfect if you feel drawn to the mineral kingdom (crystals) and their deva’s.  The wisdom is steeped in ancient Altantian ways.  You’ll also find many wonderful healing rituals.  One of my favourites is the turquoise card.  Place your glass of water on the turquoise card and infuse your drinking water with healing vibrations.  How cool is that!

3. The Wisdom Oracle of Avalon cards:

What can I say about the Wisdom of Avalon Oracle Cards. The energy and myth around Avalon has always called me. I love, love, love these cards.  Accurate. Clear. Practical. The picture above is from this magical deck. Great for drawing one card – as a daily focus to realign my energy.

4. Goddess oracle deck 

Okay, this deck always, always, always comes on my sacred rest retreats.  Goddess Oracle Cards are great communicators. I’m sure many of you already have this deck as its been around for nearly 10 years now.   My Goddess deck is well loved and a little tattered. It’s a great deck to start with if you are new to oracle cards.  And lets face it, who doesn’t love a good dose of Goddess healing.

5. Oracle of the Dragonfae: 

These cards stir my soul. Speak to that part of me that understands the healing alchemy of nature. Strong guiding energy.  Perfect deck to use when you are feeling disconnected, off centre or un-grounded.  The explanation with each card is fantastic. Lucy Cavendish shares in great depth.  There is a channelled message from the dragonfae, information on how to work with the card and the divination meaning. I have had some very profound shifts and deep clearing with these cards.  Very special.

6. Sacred rebel oracle:

This deck has big depth. Beyond perfect if you are wanting to birth a creative project. I’m madly in love with Sacred Rebel Oracle.   She (the deck) is divinely aligned to your creativity. Encouraging you and I both to be brave.  Follow our heart.  Honour our unique path. Bend and change direction when we need too (something that’s not always easy).  I feel very supported and loved with Sacred Rebel Oracle.  She gives me courage.  Big courage.

The booklet has wonderful lengthy explanations on each card followed by a beautiful healing practice.  They are fabulous.  Giving the reader something tangible and real to do, right now.  You can feel the shift.  Oh, did I mention the images?  They are exquisite.

Okay, which oracle decks are you connected to at the moment. I’d love to know. Please share.

And lastly, for those of you who may feel drawn to joining one of my Sacred Rest Retreats in Bali for 2016 there’s still some spaces left for the April and July retreats.  February and June look like they are fully booked already.  Amazing heh!

I’ve also been making progress on birthing my book. Finally. Phew!  A beautiful collection of sacred healing rituals which I’ve been sharing here and over at facebook for years now.  I had a few niggling blocks that needed clearing in my sacral chakra but that all seems flowing now thanks to an amazing tarot reader in Bali who pointed me in the right direction. I must tell you about her another time.

Until next time.

Flow gently my friend  xox  Carole


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Your New Power Of Surrender:

by Carole Bourne

‘I pause. I breathe.  I have all the time in the world”

There is a peaceful freedom that arises when practicing the ritual of surrender.  You release feelings of being pushed, pulled, tossed around and hurried along by life.

You create spaciousness through every thread and cell of your being. Breathing space to inhale deeply. Breathing space to witness your thoughts slow.  Breathing space to release the tightness and tensions.  Breathing space for new possibilities to arise. Breathing space to digest the day.

The ritual of surrender starts with a deeply soul satisfying sigh.  

It’s your verbal sound mantra, your soulful body prayer, declaring you choose to release the heaviness weighing down on your shoulders and sitting uncomfortably around your heart.


As you sigh, the shoulders drop and soften.  Your throat opens, belly relaxes and body releases.

You sink back into your centre.  Ahhh!!

The ritual of surrender reconnects you gently towards the graceful energy of trust.

Trust in divine timing.  Trust everything happens for a reason. Trust there is a guiding presence always. Trust you simply need to ask. Trust in the bigger picture of life.

Following is a beautiful piece of writing I found via a dear friend, a Goddess of deep wisdom. It resonated  deeply with me. I was thrilled she thought of me when she read it.

The author is Sukhvinder Sircar from the Joyous Woman.  I have a feeling you will really connect with it as much as I did. Enjoy my dear friend. And please read it slowly to nourish yourself with her wisdom.

“She is developing a new muscle called surrender. Far too long, she’s gone on overdrive to plan everything. She believed that if she organised, scheduled and calculated meticulously, she could control outcomes & avoid surprises.  It was the way she took care of her neurosis. This also meant that if she was not perpetually stressed, something was wrong.

Then she began a journey into her own self. By loving, honouring, claiming her body, heart and soul.

That is when she discovered the reality that the universe is her strongest ally. It was her fears, and not her world, that was out to get her.  By giving up the story that her world is unsafe, she’s coming into trust that she is held and cherished by the universe. She no longer predicts her future from a place of fear.

She is becoming relaxed and confident. She’s in a loving, co-creative relationship with her world. She’s learning that as she relaxes into trust, her longings show themselves to her, and light up her the path. She makes her prayer, offers her sankalpa, and lets it go. She can now wait without despairing. She’s getting an insight into the inner workings of the universe. Her deepest plan already exists. She can begin to see that now, and it is hugely re-assuring.

Synchronicity & easy manifestation is how her world is now.

She is getting used to being pampered by the universe”


On finishing I just like to say wow and double wow,  there was a huge response to my sacred rest meditation. Over 1,000 listeners.  I promise to record some more soon.

And lastly,  for those of you who may feel drawn to joining one of my slow retreats soon I have a few spots still available for Nurture The Feminine weekend retreat in England and one room for the Stillness Retreat in France.  I’ve also just released some new dates for the Deep Rest retreats in Ubud, Bali for 2016 …. if you happen to be feeling the Balinese vibe. There’s a wonderful new sacred Balinese water cleansing and purification ceremony performed by a Balinese High Priestess you can experience.  I guarantee it’s life changing.   See the photo’s on instagram if you have time.

Until next time.

Flow gently my friend  xox  Carole


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