What’s Your Favorite Tool for Transformation?!
Updated: July 27, 2021
When you discover the right tool on your path to transformation, it can feel like discovering a “soul GPS” or a magic mirror that shows you everything you need to know about yourself and about life.
On the quest for spiritual transformation, there’s nothing better than the feeling that you are being Divinely guided – like the Universe is showing you clues and signals that light the path home toward your higher self.
This was the feeling I experienced when I first discovered Oracle Cards as a tool for personal growth and transformation. Initially, I was surprised to find out that Oracle Cards weren’t really about fortune telling at all, although yes they can be used to do that too, but rather that they were like a direct line to an inner ancient wisdom and guidance from a High Power that knew me better than I ever could. From that moment on, I was hooked.
Using Oracle Cards is like opening up a conversation with the Universe
One of the things I love about Oracle Cards as a tool for transformation is that they are accessible to anyone. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never picked up an Oracle card in your life or if you’ve been using them in your spiritual practice for decades. The guidance that’s available through these cards is like no other spiritual tool I’ve ever found.
It’s why I have devoted my entire career to educating people all about oracles and how to work with them as personal transformation tools.
Using Oracle cards is like opening up a direct interactive and dynamic conversation with Spirit and your own inner-knowing. Sometimes with other practices like meditation or journaling, it can feel like a one-way line between you and the Universe.
You put out intentions and prayers, you focus on your personal growth, and you wait to see if the Universe responds. Although Spirit is actually always communicating with us through signs and subtle messages, sometimes that communication can feel elusive or difficult to connect to.
With Oracle Cards, the communication often feels more direct and concrete. When you meditate and ask a question to the cards, it’s like receiving direct loving guidance from a Higher Power that sees you with absolute clarity. In my school we have a fun saying when we get to our level 2 class “You can’t make this S***T up!” It’s because the most uncanny and outrageous things are revealed when you learn how to use them.
Meditation for personal growth and transformation
Although Oracle Cards are hands down my favorite spiritual tool for that feeling of direct communication with the Divine, there are so many practices I use and love to stay grounded and connected on my spiritual journey.
One of my other favorite spiritual tools and one of the first ones I discovered on my spiritual path is meditation. Meditation is such an essential spiritual practice because it is proven to help us release stress. When we release our stress we become grounded, peaceful, and quiet inside. And that place of inner quiet allows us to hear the whispers of our soul and be more attuned to the guidance Spirit is giving us every day.
My two favorite kinds of meditation are guided meditations and mindfulness meditation. I love both of these because they are accessible and fulfilling no matter where you are on your spiritual journey. Oh and did I say I loved guided meditations? Hmmm hmmm.
Journaling as a spiritual practice
The incredible thing about journaling as a part of your spiritual practice is that you really get to have the lived experience of being your own Oracle. Often when you journal – sitting down and putting pen to paper to work through whatever is going on in your mind – you come to your own answers and find clarity.
When you write, it’s a physical release of the thoughts inside your head. Sometimes I even use 2 journals – one of them I refer to as a “dumping ground journal” because it’s a place where I can let go of the thoughts and emotions that aren’t serving me anymore. When we use this tool, it can help us regain our sovereignty and mental clarity, which allows us to take a more grounded approach to life. Then the other one is for my epiphanies, gratitude lists, and the pearls that formed from the grit of my more challenging and painful stories.
Finding spiritual transformation with affirmations
The first time I discovered affirmations was nearly 35 years ago when I was in the process of getting sober and attending the Unity Church. I remember being so confused and thinking, “Why are these people saying things that aren’t real?”
I didn’t understand the potential of affirmations as a spiritual tool until I genuinely tried using them myself. I discovered that when I said something I desired to be true over and over again, I actually felt different.
Instead of just setting a goal for something I wanted to happen in the future, affirmations gave me the ability to claim that thing in the now. To be connected to the feeling of already having it, and thereby helping me attract more of what I wanted.
Community is the glue to hold any spiritual journey together
I discovered this early on in my path. It didn’t matter how many tools or practices I had up my sleeve if I didn’t have the support of an amazing community working on the same issues. When there is a community of people all working together for a common purpose – for the highest good of all – then Spirit is present.
When you’re in community, there’s a deep, innate knowing that you are not alone on your journey of growth and transformation. You can look around you and see others working toward and through the same things, and that gives you a kind of inspiration and strength that nothing else can.
The spiritual path can get lonely otherwise. It’s so easy to forget how inherently connected we all are. Plus it’s so easy to lie to yourself when you isolate yourself. I always say we’re behind enemy lines wandering around an unchecked mind.
Everything I have learned has changed my life and as a result I have made it my life’s purpose to create opportunities for people to come together in community with the shared purpose of spiritual and personal growth. That’s what my upcoming event, OraclePalooza Virtual is all about.
This is an amazing gathering of spiritual seekers from around the world ( last year we had people from 53 countries!) coming together for meditation, journaling, oracle card readings, Spirit Jam sessions, and deep conversations. Throughout the weekend, we put you in small “breakout rooms” so you can meet each other and you get to share and connect about your journey. When we talk to participants after the event, they often share that they were nervous about this part of the weekend, but it ended up being the most favorite and valuable part!
If you’re looking for a way to expand your spiritual horizons and dive into a little bit of the “woo,” I would love to see you there! Spaces are limited, so grab your ticket today!