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“Yes, it is possible to love and hate someone at the same time. I do it to myself everyday” Rupi Kaur

Hello my wonderful friend,

We all need to soften (daily) as a tonic for the harsh, frenetic, overstimulated energies that fill our world these days.

The act of softening is a sacred feminine practice. A ritual for releasing harsh energies – that weigh heavy on our shoulders, feel hard in our bodies and play havoc with our nervous and immune systems.

When you soften, you begin to surrender, let go and unfurl.  You shift into receiving mode. The universe starts flowing through you again. And that’s a beautiful thing my friend.

When you soften, the breath relaxes and gradually transforms into a much needed soothing balm for an exhausted body and frayed nerves. Your ever lengthening exhales are a medicinal tonic for carrying away stress and worries. Sighing is welcomed!

When you soften, you become available to yourself. Sink back into your belly centre.  Your place of calm stillness, deep knowing and fierce clarity. You re-set your inner compass. All is well in your world again. You reclaim your boundaries.

When you soften, you create space to rest, replenish and rejuvenate. It’s spectacularly transformative.

When you soften, you see life through kinder, gentler, more compassionate eyes. Towards yourself and towards others.  Amen!

Softening is a beautiful ritual to honour your body temple and bring delicate awareness to your souls presence.

When you soften, you become whole, healed and complete. It is law. And so it is.  

 

Evening Ritual of Softening: A  Guided Releasing Ritual (audio):

Click here for my audio recording ~ Evening Ritual of Softening.  Hope you like it.

I actually borrowed it from this month’s full moon releasing circle but knew, as soon as I recorded it, I just had to share it with all my gorgeous readers here at Rejuvenation Lounge.  It will be available for the next couple of weeks before being returned to the releasing circles list of guided meditations.

Oh, and to add an extra dash of alchemy to the guided releasing ritual, light a candle, cover yourself in a light blue or turquoise shawl for a little colour therapy or massage your forehead and feet with a warmed oil and a few drops of vetiver (very soothing for your nervous system).

Flow gently my friend and soften your body on the exhale.

xox  Carole

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Vintage Wisdom Oracle:

by Carole Bourne

“Your body trusts you to listen”

The voice of your womb is the nickname I have lovingly anointed my very feminine Vintage Wisdom oracle deck. I know. It’s a curious nickname. But one that is oh, so perfect for these delicate, fragile oracle cards.  I shall explain.

For the past month I’ve been getting to know my Vintage Wisdom oracle.  Her essence. Her mood.  Her unique way of communicating to me. She is so refreshingly different from all other oracle decks.  And I love her for it.


Protection

On first touch she seemed hesitant. Shy. Coy. I get a sense of slow patience.  This deck does not roar – a masculine roar.

She begs you to breathe a feminine breath. Move away from the external world and bring your energies in and down – deep down into your pelvic bowl. For this is the place from which she speaks.  Your womb chakra. The voice of your feminine self. The home of your shakti prana.

For me the cards reflect back my deepest most personal needs and passions. The authentic (sometimes hidden) divine feminine within.

What is it I’m needing most today, to stay close to myself – is a common conversation we have.

Soften your belly, be still and listen could easily be her mantra.  An ancient Priestess of medicine, calling you to hear, feel or sense the voice of your womb.

vintage wisdom

As a side note before I draw an card I imagine the most delicate vintage veil being place over my head.  Some days its adorned with a chain of flowers other days a crystal crown. I so love this beginning ritual which the deck revealed to me early on.

For those of you curious here’s a little of the written insights for the oracle card Protection as shown above. There are always flowers and an animal in the exquisite imagery which add to their depth of wisdom.

This statuesque warrior goddess stands on the threshold between two worlds.  Above her head, a halo shows divine consciousness.  As she guards the mysterious kingdom behind the portal, a golden sword implies readiness for action. The regal swans, symbolozing the element of light, stand proudly at Protections feet. The light of the sun and moon reflects the qualities of yin and yang transcends the alchemy of opposites. By drawing this card you can feel blessed in the knowledge that protection is at hand.

Oh, and its worth noting there are some gorgeous oracle spreads suggested in the booklet that accompanies the Vintage Wisdom Oracle
– the penning farthing spread – the walled garden spread and the spy glass spread.

You can click here to read a previous blog post I wrote a while back on my favourite oracles (at the time).  I’m sure you’re the same as me, as we change so do the oracle decks we feel intuitively drawn too.

And if you’d like to join me in for some sacred rest click here.

Flow gently my friend. xox  Carole

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I am a writer. I am a healer. I shine light.

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