What Do You Seek In The Mirror?

Today’s card is not a card. It’s a drawing by Lisa Hunt. Lisa drew this as part of her illustrations for my Fairy Tale Tarot Spreads book. The spread is my Mirror, Mirror spread which uses the theme of the self-identity. Read more…

Arwen_mirror_319x413Today’s card is not a card. It’s a drawing by Lisa Hunt. Lisa drew this as part of her illustrations for my Fairy Tale Tarot Spreads book. The spread is my Mirror, Mirror spread which uses the theme of the self-identity.

In Snow White the mirror, to me, represents many things. Reflecting on ourselves. Looking at others through the mirror. Mirrors are popular divination tools as well as ways to scare ourselves (anyone ever play “Bloody Mary”?). And what about the ways our society tells us we should appear? If we are to believe the fashion industry, women need to be six feet tall, 110 pounds, and blonde. Men must be muscular and dark. But is this what you would spend your life fighting to be? What a fashion mogul sees? I didn’t think so.

So I decided to apply this lesson of the fairy tale to a Tarot spread. I wanted to find out how we look at ourselves. What reflection do we see? What do others see in our mirror of ourselves? And how can we break our obstacles that we set up for ourselves? I decided that the magical mirror of the stepmother would be the vehicle for this tarot spread.

This illustration really captures the energy of this spread for me. Lisa shows how we sometimes don’t see our real selves in the looking glass. And we have a choice to do that. We can set our intentions to see the beautiful soul or we can see what our old tapes insist we see. Fat. Ugly. Unkempt.

I know which I’d rather see, don’t you? I saw a quote today by Viktor E. Frankl that really spoke to me. It seems to capture this energy as well.

Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.

So for your 180 seconds today, will you commit to making sure you pay attention to the spaces? Before you react, pause. Think. Reflect. Let your choice be the positive one.

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Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on!

Rebels, Chicks & Mystics

Today’s card is a book that I’m giving away. Crazy, right? I know! But this is a book by someone I’ve been following on Twitter. She writes a fun blog that focuses on positive things. Y’all know how much I like positive things, right!

So there’s a ton of good about this book. Here’s a bit from the official media stuff. Then I’ve got a favor to ask you so keep reading.

A Rebel Chick Mystic’s Guide: Healing Your Spirit With Positive Rebellion is a self-help book for brave, nonconformist women (or for those who aspire to be), written from the heart and soul of a spiritual rocker chick. Lifelong rebel Lisa Marie Selow leads you to uncover your true self, reveal your life purpose, and carve out your spiritual path. Her intention is to liberate women from allowing their inner good girl to run the show in their lives, freeing them up to rebel in a positive way. The main theme of Lisa’s book is what she calls positive rebellion. Rebels sometimes are seen as self-destructive, addicted, lonely, angry, quiet, mysterious, pessimistic, and without a purpose. Lisa’s approach, however, is quite different. With positive rebellion, you’re choosing to do things that are loving, supportive, or helpful for yourself or others (or both). Instead of rebelling against the idea of authority, you honor your own inner authority. You start to know your own personal truth that lives in your heart. Lisa is a practical modern mystic who walks her talk, only recommending growth work that she herself has done, encouraging you to start your journey from the premise that you already are perfect.

Now for my favor. I want you to click this link then like this book even if you don’t buy it. I think you should buy it. I know I’m going to put it under a few holiday trees this year. But you can help this brand new author (and I predict we will see more from her) by clicking like.

p.s. I’m giving a book away to one person in the comments (including those who comment on my Facebook post today). Bonus entry if you share this on your Facebook, Twitter it, Pinterest it. Leave your share link as an extra comment.

So, go forth and clickity and buy. Yes, this is the link. Are you clicking? C’mon, you know you wanna click! 😀

Seek joy, y’all! Pass it on.

Official Contest Joy Stuff: One entry per person. Bonus entries will be verifiable links to known Social Networks (Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Google +, etc). Book will be shipped from Amazon so any place Amazon ships works for me. Contest ends 12/1/2012 midnight PST. Winner announced 12/3/2012.


The Immortals: The Crossing by Joy Nash

How would YOU like to win a free book? That’s right! You can be one of 50 winners just by commenting on today’s post. I’m featuring this book because it’s a series I’ve really enjoyed. No, I did not get a free book. LOL Hmmm what’s up with that?

Anyway! If you like urban fantasy romance, you really should give The Immortals a chance if you aren’t already addicted to them like me. Continue reading “CONTEST CONTEST CONTEST! Win a free book!”