I’m a fan of Oracle card decks that are used to provide guidance and inspiration. I have quite a few of these decks with words of wisdom from nature, Goddesses, Angels, and even my own personal Soul Coach. These decks sit on a shelf in my office and occasionally I’m drawn to one of them, and I pick a card to give me guidance for the day.

Sometimes I laugh when I pick a card because it reminds me of getting a fortune in a cookie. I may not always like my fortune or understand it, but sometimes I pick one and it is spot on and I’m sure that has happened to you.

My latest card was like hitting the Oracle jackpot because I picked the word FAITH.

The card had a picture of a trapeze artist flying through the air, arms outstretched to catch the swinging bar. There was a lot of space in between his hands and the bar, and I must tell you that is exactly how I feel right now. I’m taking a lot of leaps of faith with the international yoga retreats I’m planning, kicking off a new yoga teacher training program in Columbus, and the development of a big project on my vision board this year, all of which can be a bit daunting and scary at times. I want the progress on all these projects to move faster, to not be afraid to put myself out there, to have more time to work on them, to stop doubting myself, and to believe I’m heading in the right direction.

The mantra tied to this card is, “My life is divinely guided.”

The deeper meaning of the card that really resonated with me is this, “Faith is the foundation of the ability to manifest.” So, if I don’t have faith in what I’m doing, I’m never going to manifest these dreams. I need to have faith and trust.

The card also gave me the affirmation to be patient, that nothing great happens overnight. I am planting seeds that will manifest in the future, so I shouldn’t expect them to flower right after they go into the soil. Patience, faith, and trust.

I wanted to share my card with you because I think the practice of FAITH when struggling with a difficult or big task is one we can all relate to. We need to trust that we are exactly where we need to be both on and off our yoga mats. The practice of yoga includes the practice of Faith, Patience, and Trust.

About a week after I pulled the Faith card, I pulled another card and its message was ACTION. The primary message on this card, “The time is now! Don’t hesitate–take action! Face your fear and do it anyway.”

OK, Universe I hear you loud and clear. I have FAITH, I’m kicking fear to the curb and manifesting my dreams. Are you ready to join me?

If you have been thinking about becoming a Yoga Teacher, now is the time to take ACTION, my Healthy, Mind, Body, Soul Yoga Teacher Training program begins again at Sequoia Wellness in Rootstown, Ohio this October 6. If fear or doubt is holding you back, let it go, have Faith that the universe has called you, yes you, to start planting the seeds to manifest your dreams of sharing and serving others through the practice of yoga. If you want to read about my journey to becoming a yoga teacher (I had a lot of doubts and fears too) check out my blog post: When the Student is Ready, the Teacher Will Appear.

I’m super excited to announce that I’ll also be co-teaching a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training Program with Mary Pat Murphy at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Health and Fitness Center that begins November 10, 2017, in New Albany, Ohio. Mary Pat and I will be in New Albany on Tuesday, August 22, to teach a 7:00 PM yoga class and answer questions about the YTT program.

Want to take action on your wanderlust? The Shanti, Shanti, Bali Yoga Retreat next March is filling up, so if you are interested in getting immersed in your yoga practice and Balinese culture along with experiencing the spectacle or their New Year’s celebrations, please read more about this retreat.

Purification Ritual during the Shanti, Shanti, Bali Yoga Retreat

And, over the next few weeks I’m getting ready to announce another international yoga retreat and a new program that will make my yoga classes much more accessible, so stay tuned!!

This morning my good friend David Aurilio’s Facebook post appeared in my feed, and this is what it said:

A question from your friend The Universe:

Just how much time do you spend thinking big? I mean really, really BIG?
Good, very good! Because that’s exactly how much of “it” you’re going to get!

Are you thinking BIG today yogis? Do you have FAITH? Let’s take a deep breath together, exhale and let go of fear or whatever it is that is holding you back. Showing up in a small way is no longer an option – take ACTION!

Thank you, Denise Linn for the beautiful inspiration and messages from your Soul Coaching Oracle Cards!