Pick Your Holiday Animal Guide!

I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving last week! I stayed in a charming town called Galena in Illinois with my husband’s family.

I am so proud of myself for having my first vegan Thanksgiving meal. It took some extra effort but it was worth it and delicious.

Okay, so as we head into the thick of the holiday season I thought you might like to pick an animal guide to be by your side over the next month or so.

I specifically chose animals from my Animal Guides Printable Card Deck that are associated with this time of year.

Look at the image above. Close your eyes and breathe deeply.

Open your eyes. Choose the card you feel drawn to the most. 

Scroll down for the cards and messages. 

Have fun with this! Notice when you see your animal represented during the holiday season. You might see it on pillows, in commercials, or even live!

Use the hashtag #holidayanimalguide so I can join in the fun!

Each morning, ask your animal to guide you through your day and to help you tap into the qualities associated with this animal that will best serve you.

You can imagine your guide with you throughout the day. I imagine my bear animal guide helping me during the Yoga with Weights class I go to, FOR REAL! Lol! 

Working with Animal Guides is such a great way to feel supported while having fun.

See below for your guide!

Clockwise From Top:

Llama: Reminding you to keep going during the holiday season even when you feel overwhelmed and want to give up. Focusing on what makes you unique will help.

Fox: You might run into some sticky situations so remember that your quick thinking can save the day. Staying active will make this easier.

Squirrel: Planning ahead will be a lifesaver this season. take some time to write out to-do lists, menus, shopping, lists, etc. This will allow you to enjoy the energetic buzz of this time of year.

Camel: This holiday season will ask you to have a mix of independence and affection when it comes to your interactions. Have a practice of tuning in so that you know when do which.

Deer: You will be asked to have a tremendous amount of compassion towards yourself and others this season. Allow your sensitive side to help you and remember to rest.

Owl: Allow yourself to be a wise one this season. Tap into intuition and possibly help others who consider this time of year to be a dark one, especially if that person is you.

In The Cards: a new article!

The In The Cards E-Zine is a quarterly online publication all about cartomancy, mindfulness, and magick! Gretchen Pearl of Willows East is the editor, a tarot reader, and a creative soul. My first article is in the Fall 2018 issue.

I share about my early journey into becoming a certified tarot card reader and the card that changed my life. I also include a tarot or oracle card spread that will help show you how to use structure to create flow in your life or business. Enjoy!

Click here to check out this issue!

Full Moon in Taurus – a reading for October 2018

On Wednesday, October 24th, 2018 the Full Moon is in Taurus. Taurus is the bull and while people often think of bulls as charging they are also known for grounded and contented energy at times.

This duality shows up in the Medicine Woman Deck as the Peacemaker card and asks you to:

Let go of your need for conflict with certain people in your life.

Did someone just pop into your head?

Over the next few days, think about the people you tend to butt heads with and ask for guidance (possibly from a Bull animal guide) on how you can let go of the need to do so. So often it is our own egos holding us back and putting us into cyclical situations.

Tap into the energy of the Peacemaker and the grounded and contented Bull.

If there are certain practices in your life, such as meditation or waiting before you respond to emails or texts, that help you better embrace these qualities then now is the time make them habits.

For those of you that enjoy fire rituals, consider writing the name of the person or person that you tend to conflict with the most on a piece of paper. Then say:

“I release the need for conflict with this person.” 

and drop it into the fire.

Always be safe when working with fire.

For added support have amethyst and/or fluorite on your altar, workspace, or home.

>>> Take a moment now to take 3 deep breaths. Enjoy the energy of this message!

✨💗🌙 xo, Kerry

Decks Used >>> Animal Guide Deck by me (available in the Animal Guide Meditation & Painting workshop) and Medicine Woman Deck by Carol Bridges

3 breathing techniques that will change your life!

 

You might have noticed that I share breathing techniques a lot on Facebook and Instagram. Years ago I started using these throughout my day instead of just on my yoga mat and my life truly started to change for the better.

There are tons of benefits to these and I will share them below.

My favorite benefits are mental health benefits!

These breathing techniques help me shift from low energy to high energy, from negative to positive, from my workday to family time, from my day to sleep, and so on.

I used to wait to have time to have a full yoga practice to experience these benefits and now I can get them anytime I want in a short amount of time.

Want to consistently release negative energy and shift to a higher vibration?

Then get started with these 3 breaths!

Releasing Breath

Great in the afternoon for shifting from day to night, work to family time, and at the end of the day. Using the arms is optional.

This breath helps clear your mind, feel more in control of your emotions, and releases negative energy.

Sitting tall, you inhale with 4 sniffs, and then take one long exhale. Repeat for 4 cycles or for 1 to 3 minutes.

Breath of Fire

Great in the morning or anytime for energy.

This breath helps strengthen your nervous system to respond to stress with greater ease, increases lung capacity, energy, and endurance, plus it can help with addictive tendencies.

Sitting tall, take quick inhales and exhales of equal length. The area above the navel point naturally comes in on the exhale and releases on the inhale. Try it for 3 rounds or set a timer for 1 to 3 minutes.

Take a break if you feel dizzy.

Not recommended if you are pregnant or menstruating.

Deep Breathing – Grounding Breath

Simple breath perfect for when you are feeling frazzled, worried, up in your head, focused outside of yourself, etc.

Use anytime you want to feel more grounded.

Reduces stress, lowers blood pressure, releases toxins and tensions, and is calming.

Sit tall, inhale for a count of 4, exhale for a count of 4. That is one round.

Try it for 3 rounds or set a timer for longer.

These can all be used as a meditation. You can also try to meditate after doing one of these for a few minutes. It helps to get you out of your head and into your body.

Relax after and notice how you feel.

Animal Guide Meditation and Painting Workshop is HERE!

It’s here!!! If you have even the tiniest desire to connect and work with an animal guide then this is the workshop for you!

Animal Guide Meditation & Painting Workshop

In this workshop, you will tune into the energy of your spirit animal guide, your desires, and your intuition.

It begins by me leading you on a guided meditation while drumming to help you discover or connect with your animal guide.

Then you can journal about your experience, do a little research around the energy of the animal that showed up, and begin to create your artwork.

If you have any worries about your painting skills, Kristen’s gentle guidance will put them to rest. I have been taking her classes for years and I just love what she draws out of me.

Kristen knows how to nurture you and help you put your self-judgment aside so you can paint from your soul and love your creation.

We first offered this as an in-person class here in Arizona. I have started working with a wolf now too and you can see my painting below. It’s howling at the moon, of course!!!

Also, included in the workshop is my new Working with Animal Guides ebook and printable oracle card deck.

Below is a short intro video to help you get a better idea about this workshop.

Over 5 years ago, I started working with a bear animal guide and I have just adored the connection and appreciate how much this work has helped during times of stress and anxiety.

My friend Kristen is always painting the most amazing animals that I just knew combining our skills and passions would be a perfect fit!

I just adore the fact that we are connected and I hope you to take advantage of this opportunity to paint and play with your animal guide. Feel free to reach out to me, Kerry, with any questions at hello@themoonandarrowlodge.com.