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Pick a card. Clear your mind. Open your heart. Ground your body.

How it works

We created these simple practices to help you experience the aliveness and deep wisdom of the present moment.

  1. Take a full breath before you begin and trust that the card you choose is meant for you in this moment.
  2. Choose a card from the deck and spend a minute reflecting on the quote on the card.
  3. Turn to the page in the book that is listed at the bottom of the card and read about the practice, following the instructions.
  4. Either place the card back in the deck or set it aside so that next time, you will certainly draw a new practice. Some folks have enjoyed carrying their card around with them during the day as a gentle reminder of their inward spiritual journey. Others place the card near their computer or on their refrigerator as reminders of the experience of the spiritual practice.

 

Hear from our community

“Using the cards, I often find that I receive just the right message at just the right time. I actually purchased several other sets to use as gifts for friends.”

SUSAN A.

“Each practice in its own way helps me past the ‘echo chamber’ of my own head. These spiritual practices have taught me that I can be just as I am, in the moment just as it is.”

ELLEN W.

This deck of 52 cards along with a book that references each card, walks you through each selected spiritual practice using the following:

  • a description of the spiritual practice
  • minutes the practice typically takes to do
  • preparation for the practice
  • the practice sequence

The deck of cards expands our narrow notion of spiritual practice to embrace a wider field of practices that open the body, heart and mind in 52 different ways.

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Spiritual Practice Example: Inner Smile

Description
According to several spiritual traditions, smiling is one pathway to health and serenity. A genuine smile can put us at ease with ourselves and, most obviously, with others. When we feel stuck in the energy of negativity, we may want to pause, relax the face and smile within.

Preparation
Settle into a comfortable position and close your eyes or look down softly. Bring your awareness to your breath and allow yourself to relax into the present moment. Release any tension in your jaw or in the muscles across your forehead.

Sequence
Bring your awareness to your heart space, that part of yourself that is most deeply you. Allow your inner being to smile. Not the “smile for others to see,” but a smile that begins behind your eyes deep down and in – as is directed first toward yourself and your life – a smile that says, “Yes,” to life, in spite of the challenges. Allow this smile to be like a comforting hand, a warm blanket, a long-lost friend, a blessing. You may choose to smile outwardly as well. Receive this blessing. Allow your entire being, every cell in your body, to receive the positive, life-giving energy of this blessing – which flows from a simple inner smile.

Create space for the Spirit to transform your life.

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