Biz Spread for Building Community

When it comes down to it, being a heart-centered, soul-based entrepreneur is all about reaching out and making contact.

Our efforts don’t exist in a vacuum, folks, and if it’s starting to feel a little lonely in your neck of the woods, it may be time to re-assess how you’re engaging with your people. Our tribe is the backbone of our business, and everything we lovingly create (and often provide for free) is done in an effort to speak to them. To reach them. To let them know that they’re not alone in this crazy world. So many of us got into the biz so we could help and guide others, and if we’ve lost sight of them and their needs, we’ve kind of lost the plot.

It’s difficult to consistently speak to your people, especially if you’re a human person with your own struggles, needs, and dreams. If you’ve hit a bit of a rough patch and you’re having a hard time connecting, give this spread a go and see if it can provide some insight on how to strengthen those bonds once more.

The Illuminated Tarot

  1. How can I connect and engage more deeply?
  2. What am I missing?
  3. Where do I go to expand my tribe?
  4. What value can I give to others?
  5. What’s the most useful focus area for me at this time?
  6. How do I honor my heart and my authenticity and still emerge successful?

In the spirit of full disclosure, I wrote this spread for myself yesterday. I felt that I’d somehow drifted from my heart-space in an effort to be everywhere at once. I wanted guidance and advice on how I could connect more meaningfully with my people. I did a proper reading for myself (which I don’t always do) and managed to boil the messages down into a potent paragraph that I plan to read every morning through the new moon in Leo. And here is that guidance:

Promote more meaningful and inspired dialogue in the community. Extend your current reach. Put what you know and love out there, and they will come. Share the most valuable parts of yourself with your tribe. Focus on generating fresh ideas. Give more weight and attention to your strengths rather than your weaknesses.

Much Love, Fellow Soulpreneurs.

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The Morning Ritual Spread

Hello, Beautiful People!

Waking up is hard to do, even for some of the most seasoned AM risers. Given this, it’s no surprise that practicing a morning ritual is hailed by woo-woo and new-agers everywhere as a great way to set yourself up for success.

Many morning rituals involve lighting incense, meditation, mantra recitation, and prayer. The cardslingers among us are known to throw a few cards to get a handle on what the day might bring. In response to a prompt from the #mayjorchallenge, I decided to create a spread that invites us to focus on mindfulness, compassion, and self-reflection as we go about our day. Thus, the Morning Ritual Spread was born.

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The Vision Quest Tarot, AGM/Urania, 1998

  1. Good Manna: what do I need to incorporate to improve my outlook today?
  2. Heart Center: what do I need to hold space for today?
  3. Breathe + Release: what do  I need to let go of to think, act, and feel more positively?
  4. Conscious Action: What can I do today to benefit my highest good?
  5. Om: What should I be mindful of today?

Five cards are quite a few in terms of a daily draw, but if you take each at face value, you can come up with a fairly useful little mantra to guide you through your day. Here’s one I drafted using the following cards as an example:

“I welcome today with a clear and open mind. I honor my need for a nurturing and rejuvenating practice of self-love and promise to listen to the needs of my body and soul as I move through the day. I release my desire to have more and choose to value what I already have. I will bring my knowledge and experience to all that I do today, and I’ll be mindful of bringing my enthusiastic thoughts and ideas into being.”

Write your mantra in the notes function of your phone (or, if you’re old school like me, in a journal or in your planner) and pull it out and read it each time things get a little too rough or overwhelming.

See? I bet you’re feeling better already.

Much Love and Happy Cardslinging,

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