BY: LYNN CARROLL-RIVERA, TAROT/ORACLE CARD READER & ASTROLOGER
“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a
society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift” – Albert Einstein
“Listen to the wind, it talks. Listen to the silence, it speaks. Listen to your heart, it knows”
-Native America proverb
You are born with an inner guidance system to help navigate your life and that is called
intuition, the ability to sense what feels right and true for you. And yet many people are
discouraged from heeding the natural inner voice in favor of following external expectations.
The voice of inner knowing is blocked and silenced by a persistent loud roar of popular culture
broadcast nonstop through multiple technology streams. The source of much anxiety may be
traced to the psychic indigestion which results from facing the challenges and experiences of
daily life without utilizing a personal system of discernment for allowing what feels right to
incorporate and what feels out of alignment to be left behind.
So how can your inner guidance system be reactivated and put to use at whatever stage of life
you currently find yourself in? The answer lies in creating space daily which fosters reducing
reliance on outer feedback and introducing practices which open up receptivity to your own
inner wisdom. There are multiple ways to create this space which you may choose to explore
during your stay at Miraval. Here are some suggestions:
- Invite stillness. In order to hear your inner voice it helps to stop and listen. Miraval offers
classes for yoga, meditation, walks in Nature, conscious breathing – these are all options for
cultivating mindfulness. Finding inner calm is a crucial part of inviting stillness.
- Use questions to prompt intuition. Learn to ask the right questions, those questions which
are not about yes or no but rather encourage understanding and insight from within. Tarot/
Oracle Card readings are ancient systems for self inquiry and reflection on life issues and
choices. Be curious about your life.
- Journal to record intuitive flow. This may range from keeping a dream journal to writing
down reflections and understandings gained in workshops or meditations to maintaining a
daily Tarot or Oracle Card draw with notes of how that card has shown up for you today. Use
the Miraval journal provided at check-in to begin a system of intuitive writing which is
consistent to all great thinkers from inventors to scientists to musicians to writers to mystics.
- Practice and it will grow. Whatever you begin at Miraval may be continued and enlarged
upon once you return home. Ask Miraval Integrative Wellness specialists to help you shape a
weekly self care practice, including nurturance of your intuitive guidance system, to keep the
flow going. This is how you can make profound shifts to improve the quality of your life.
Lynn Carroll-Rivera is a Tarot/Oracle Card Reader and Astrologer at Miraval Austin. She offers
an “Intro to Tarot” lecture and a “Tarot/Oracle Card Workshop”, in addition to weekly astrology
lectures and workshops. She is available for personal guidance sessions through private
astrology sessions or private tarot readings.