Holding the question in my hand, I can choose to pause and explore it with gentleness in the safety of my journal, at any time. - Journal Card Purchaser
The creating of the journal cards started with passion. In my journals' pages, starting from a very young age, I expressed my true self. The self that, at times, I was afraid to show the world.
Through my writing, I realized that I could transcend some of those fears and notice patterns holding me back and empty the ruminating thoughts onto the page.
Journalling was supporting me!
The designing of these cards was an intimate process for me. A little bit of me is in every card. The images are not mine, but the selection of them was a time-consuming process.
The title card, with an owl, represents my spirit animal name. Grounded Snow Owl was the name given to me in a ceremonial weekend of profound exploration, including fasting, sweat lodges, and icy cold plunges into the lake. The retreat was an awaking of a deeper side of me that existed underneath the stories I was telling myself about how things should be.
As you journey through these questions in the way that suits your spirit, remember to see the questions as gateways that you can either choose or choose not to pass through.
There is no 'right way or wrong way' to write in a journal. A sincere intention to explore ones self is all that is required. The most straightforward practice sometimes yields the greatest gifts.
Journaling reminds me of an old nursery rhyme called 'The Wise Old Owl.'
A wise old owl lived in an oak,
The more he saw, the less he spoke.
The less he spoke, the more he heard,
Now, wasn't he a wise old bird?
It reminds me of the power of silent reflection. Rising above the noise of conversation and bringing life to the inner world through the words on the page.
It is my sincere hope that you enjoy using these cards as much as I enjoyed creating them.
"These beautiful cards are a powerful yet gentle invitations for self-immersion and discovery. I love how the invitation is twofold; it first speaks through the image and the main question and then offers deeper questions on the backside that really open space for contemplation."
Zuzana M. - Czech Republic