I usually tend to read the associated book (if any) before diving into the deck. But this time, through a series of events, I missed on the Hay House reviews all summer!
Interestingly, as it always happens, it was at a time in November, when I felt terribly uninspired and frustrated, that the email from Hay House came through. I saw The Super Attractor Cards, by Gabrielle Bernstein!
I wrote about Gabby’s work before, as I reviewed some of her books and deck for “The Universe has your back“, so it is a familiar feeling that I find while sitting here writing.
I know that there are no immediate fixes to anything, but I felt like I could do with daily inspiration that would take less than 5 seconds to remind me of the positive of my day, my purpose and my journey.
At first glance, the deck is, as per usual, beautifully put together. It is pretty, well designed and easy to take with you anywhere you go! Each card is carefully curated to mirror one of the tips and chapters in the book, which I still have not read, but in short, it just brings us back to one moment: the present!
Where the book will undoubtedly guide us through how we can create our reality through visualization, the cards share little nuggets of wisdom to stay focused on the present, reminding us not to overcontrol, not to overthink and to trust.
Are the cards helpful without the book? Actually yes! Even though there might be no context from this book itself, there is a way to interpret the cards so that we can check in with ourselves and think of what we are doing at the moment might be damaging to our wellbeing and happiness! I also see a pattern that is present in all of Gabby’s books, and although some skills may have evolved since her first published work, there is a continuity that is reassuring and can help when looking at her work from deck to book!
A couple of examples of cards which made me stop and think were:
“I Accept that good things come easily. I am a Suoer attractor”: Do you, like me, find yourself thinking that nothing comes easy? I faced a year of tribulations even though I have been working on things I love. I felt chained and restrained in my work in London. I was teaching yoga as a freelance, but I was heading up the Yoga team, and I always thought that I had no support as well as feeling that no matter what I did elsewhere was frowned upon. Of course, my feelings were proven right. As soon as I left to realize my life dream of having a retreat, there was zero support and love, which was, of course, hurtful. So that, with moving country, dealing with complicated family relationships and working on this HUGE project did not feel easy. That fed a reality I knew: “good things are not easy!” But when I started shedding off the B.S., I found it that actually, if I want to attract that I believe in, I need to accept that what comes my way is positive and that it is also easy, as it is coming to me after all! This card offered a shift in perception that I needed!
Another card that resonated a lot was: ” I heal the habit of Fear, and I embrace the habit of Love”. With adrenaline and cortisol running through my veins, my amygdalae has been on overdrive. The amygdalae is the part of the brain where fear is triggered, so we react instead of being mindful about what we do and say. With a lack of gratitude and celebration of the abundance I already had, I attracted nothingness. ! This card is a reminder to let go of fear and those who bring it with them to us too, that is also key!
Although those are just two of the 52 cards available in the deck; they are perfect examples of the theme of the cards and therefore the book, and I think Gabrielle has created a simple way to find reminders and become a Super Attractor.