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Relax, Listen and Trust Your Inner Guidance by Barbara J. Faison

Day 20 of The Forty Day Plan
Card of the day: My Inner Guidance takes me where I need to be NEXT.

It’s All About The Shuffle.
Really card deck. I shuffle, cut, shuffle, cut again and again, then fan the cards out and pull one. This is the 4th time I’ll pulled this card in 20 days from Barbara Faisons Relax, Listen and Trust Your Inner Guidance.

People usually repeat themselves when they want to be SURE that their message is being received and understood.
Personally I get annoyed when someone tells me the same thing over and over. I can’t get annoyed with the my INNER GUIDANCE though. I know there’s a good reason I continue to pull this card out of the throughly shuffled and cut deck.
But but but …Universe I am listening. I swear I AM.

The Forty Day Plan is a tool for living life better!

I’m human. I know change is coming because that is my DESIRE. I have given notice on my part-time gig and I feel a little nervous about that choice EVEN THOUGH I KNOW it’s the right MOVE for me at this TIME.
Human’s like me want to know the next move. I’d like to know how it all works out already. I’d like to see it in writing, that guarentee that what’s NEXT is MORE than I DREAMED OF.
But what if it’s not?

FEAR: Face Everything and Rise OR Forget Everything and Run.

On day 20 of The Forty Day Plan I choose to FACE EVERYTHING AND RISE. I will use my tools like taking three conscious breathes to calm this EGO down. My Inner Being knows my destination and I TRUST HER to bring me out on the other side of this in a delightfully rewarding way.
Pulling the same card repeatedly is the Universal language for PAY ATTENTION to where my ENERY is LIVING.
Today I release any negative thoughts, feeling, fears, and other ugly stuff that’s blocking what’s out there for me. And that is all.



I’ll Be Where I’m At

Day 19 of the Forty Day Plan
Where can anyone of us be except where we are right now? I’m sitting here on my couch on a cold windy day in Georgia, warm, surrounded by the comforts of my home. I’m Grateful to be HERE NOW.

Relax, Listen and Trust Your Inner Guidance Cards by Barbara Faison

The Card for the Day:
Suppose I wanted to be in beautiful Barbados right now, and all I can think about is warm sunny skies, flying fish, rum punch, laughing people and the deep blue sea.
Maybe I would start feeling stuck in the U.S, in this house, in cold winter with these stupid furry socks on, cleaning up my office AGAIN.

Maybe I would look at my bank account and feel aggravated that even if there WASN’T a pandemic going on, it still would be challenging to get to ANY ISLAND on my budget (temporary).

Today’s card reminds me of how LUCKY I AM to ACCEPT where I AM Right Now. God knows I spent enough time creating my own suffering by NOT Accepting where I was at ANY time. Let me say that again. We suffer when we fight against where we are in the MOMENT.

I believe I will see Barbados in 2022. I believe I am exactly where I’m supposed to be right now. Can I make life better today? YES and it will be better when those crab cakes I just found in the freezer are done cooking.
My body is feeling good after suffering from a bad case of the sniffles for the last seven day.
I’ve lived long enough to know that SHIFT HAPPENS ALL THE TIME.
This is ALL temporary.

Enjoy the music folks!



This Way

Day 18 of The Forty Day Plan

Day 18 of The Forty Day Plan
It’s Sunday evening, it’s been a good year, and I’m looking forward to adventures, abundance, play, rest, relaxation, and time with friends and family. I know that’s a lot for one sentence yet I feel good knowing right away where I want to focus my attention. And like the song said. I’ll take you there.

The cards from Barbara Faisons Relax, Listen and Trust Your Inner Guidance have been the inspiration for this Forty Day Plan and I love how they keep my FOCUS on ME. I pulled today’s card on day seven and it feels just as comforting today as it felt last year.

Card for today: My Inner Guidance takes me where I need to be NEXT.
I took some days off from my part time gig teaching fitness over the holidays. Yesterday (saturday) I started wishing that I had taken Sunday off. I just wanted more time at home. Anyway I got up and dressed for class this morning but something told me to check the schedule at the gym. Like maybe they closed although that was unlikely.

Really something told me to check yesterday but I didn’t listen until I got in the car this morning and sure enough, THE GYM WAS OPEN, but I WAS NOT TEACHING. Turns out I requested a sub December 3rd, 2021.
Nobody can tell me that it was just a coincidence that I felt a strong urge to check the schedule yesterday and today. My mind told me I WAS TEACHING TODAY, but my INNER GUIDANCE told me to check it out.

I’m looking forward to the growth I will experience during this Forty Day Plan. I am growing stronger with connecting with the DIVINE WISDOM of my INNER BEING and I LOVE IT.
I’ll see you there!
*Now go back and listen to that song again.


It’s Me

Forty Days of Focus is how I Live Life Better.

Day 17 of The Forty Day Plan
I love motivating people to live life better. I still feel like a cheerleader when it comes to other folks but it was only when I was in a dark space in life that began to focus on ME.

Today’s card from Barbara Faison’s Relax, Listen and Trust Your Inner Guidance card deck.
I speak KIND and LOVING words to MYSELF.
It’s EASIER to speak kind and loving words to other folk. To admire their talents, courage, knowledge, kindness, beauty, and the list goes on.

When it come to honoring ourselves, it feels … funny, and I know lots of people feel the same way. I hear them (me) down playing compliments, not believing the kind words being said about us, and even calling ourselves unkind names.

Words have power.

I’m proud of the person I AM today. I love my sense of humor. I like the sound of my laughter and I laugh a lot. I’m quick to forgive and grateful for my life’s experiences. I’m talented and I’m special and I’m lovable. WHEW
Some of us were taught that saying kind words about ourselves makes us conceited. What I know is words have power, and I will use words to build myself and others UP. So There.




I Hear YOU

Day 16 of The Forty Day Plan
I usually pull my card early in the morning so I can think about the message during the day. I was very disappointed when I didn’t see my cards in my bag once I reached work (yes I had to work on New Years Eve).

Now when things don’t work out as planned, I always wonder what the Universe has planned that superseded my human plans so I didn’t sweat it.

I get home and no cards on my table, no cards under the bed, no cards in the bed. The five year old doesn’t have the cards – they must be in my bag that I LEFT AT WORK.

I’m not that far from the job and I had planned to go back over the weekend to get my bag, but not tonight.

What to do. I made a commitment. So I called the one and only Barbara Faison , creator of the Relax, Listen and Trust Your Inner Guidance card deck and she graciously agreed to pulled a card on my behalf.
Inhale Exhale Smile.

Relax Listen and Trust Your Inner Guidance.

Play It Again Universe
Card for the day: I am Grateful for what is WORKING in my Life.
I just pulled this card on DAY 14. What’s up with that Universe.
This replay calls for more some self reflection. Soooo yes, I’m still growing and learning and growing.

Today I was focusing on all the people who were off and enjoying New Years Eve instead of focusing on the three day weekend I have coming up. And I didn’t have to drive back to the office. And I’ll finish this post with plenty of time to watch a movie, have an adult beverage and maybe stay awake until the new year or not.

What’s working in my life….lots and lots. I’m grateful, hopeful, and excited to see what the Universe has in store for 2022. Happy New Year Folks!



Your Wish is My Desire

What you want is waiting for you.

Day 15 of The Forty Day Plan
I believe in miracles and I know they happen all the time. Many of us think miracles have to be this GREAT BIG EVENT, and we miss the miracles of everyday life.

When I think about all the events that had to take place for me to be here today, writing what you are reading it feels incredible. You had to be born, your parents had to meet and like each other enough. Your grandparents, and great grand parents, and their parents had to you know and here we are today. Now that’s a miracle. Just like these cards created by Barbara Faison, that just resonate with where I AM and tell us to Relax, Listen and Trust Your Inner Guidance.

Relax, Listen and Trust Your Inner Guidance by Barbara Faison

Today’s card: What Do I Desire More of in my life?

Desire: “a strong feeling of wanting to have something or wishing for something to happen”.
I believe the universe will deliver what we focus our energy on (that strong feeling) and it’s one of the reasons that when we are in a funk, it only gets worse.

In This Moment
I DESIRE MORE: Peace, Laughter, Rest, Relaxation, Hugs, Deep Breaths, Kindness, Abundance, Light- Hardheartedness, and MIRACLES.

And I know the Universe will deliver. I feel lighter just typing the words and I wish the same for you. The Forty Day Plan has me TUNED IN to the UNIVERSE and LIFE FEELS GOOD. Enjoy the concert folks.


What’s Working.

The Forty Day Plan Works

Day 14 of The Forty Day Plan

I’m gonna jump right in with the card for today from Barbara Faison’s Relax, Listen and Trust Your Inner Guidance Card deck.

Barbara Faison’s Relax, Listen and Trust Your Inner Guidance Card

Today has been quite busy at work and at home. I pulled the card early this morning, but I spent more time being annoyed with work and complaining than I’d like to admit, being the spiritual being I am.

Gratitude that Attitude
When I slow down an consider WHAT IS WORKING IN MY LIFE I can’t feel anything but Gratitude. I just spent the Christmas holiday with my Mom who is 84. As I was leaving she said, “You never know what gonna happens day to day. I’m glad you came”. I’m grateful to have friends like Barbara Faison in my life. I’m grateful for family. I’m grateful for this five year old who teaches me how to PLAY. I’m grateful for patience and wisdom.

I have more working for me in life than working against me. And I’m grateful to KNOW THAT.



Body Language…

Relax, Listen and Trust Your Inner Guidance Cards

Day 13 of The Forty Day Plan
I’m telling you these cards are divine. How can they speak to whats going on in my personal life so accurately?

I’ve been complaining about this common cold for the last couple of days, and today, I pulled : My Body Tells Me What It Needs. It’s a listen card from Barbara Faisons Relax, Listen and Trust Your Inner Guidance Card deck.

Relax, Listen and Trust Your Inner Guidance Cards

Body Language
My body is telling me to slow down. It’s telling me to take more care with my immune system. My body telling me to rest and I’m listening. I’m drinking elderberry tea and listening to music that makes me feel good. I’m meditating on healing this body. I’m grateful to have tools that make life better. And I’m grateful that I listen.

Live Life Better


Play That Funky Music

Day 12 of The Forty Day Plan
The Forty Day Plan can be applied to anything, and this Forty Days is devoted to Barbara Faisons Relax and Trust Your Guidance Card Deck.

Today’s card:
I Play Music that Feels Good to Me.
My body is in recovery mode from the mean ole common cold and I tell you I haven’t felt this miserable in quite a while. So today’s card is right on time because MUSIC is a powerful way to change your energy, and that’s exactly what I’ve done today. I have used music to motivate this body to move around and I FEEL BETTER.

Today’s card: I Play Music that Feels Good to me.

I won’t get too technical here, but research has shown that listening to music can reduce anxiety, blood pressure, and pain as well as improve sleep quality, mood, mental alertness, and memory.
THERE’S MORE, so google it if you want. And think about how you feel when you listen to certain music. I used to play Tupac’s All Eyes on Me when I wanted to VENT. I haven’t had to play that in a while.

All this to say, figure out how you want to feel…find the music, play it and feel it. One song I play a lot is HAPPY by Pharrell Williams, because HAPPY is a FEELING I want MORE OF. You dig?



Amazing Grace

Day 11 of The Forty Day Plan.

I’m home. Nothing feels better to me than my own bed. I know lots of folks who agree that it feels amazing to return home after a trip and sink into the familiar comforts of home.

There’s nothing more I’d like to do than take a hot shower, drink an adult beverage and crash for the next twelve hours. BUT FIRST, I made a commitment to blog so here I am. Second. I have the worst cold, so medicine over vodka. Third– It would be amazing to sleep for 12 hours but I’m sure I won’t.

Life happens. Things come up. We are busy. It’s always something, but that is the power of committing to 40 Days of Focus.

From Barbara Faison’s Card Deck:

Today’s Card: What in my life is AMAZING?

My bed is amazing. Also my family and friends are amazing. The universe is amazing. The way my body will heal from this cold is amazing. Spending time with my MOM is always amazing. Being home is amazing.

Amazing is what you make it.

Amazing Grace
I’m Grateful for my life and how I live. I’m grateful that when I’ve walked through the darkest hours in this life’s journey, that I came out with my heart intact, and my mind strong and determined.

Thanks to Barbara Faison for her card deck which is the inspiration for this Forty Day Plan. You can check out her offering here!

PS: Enjoy This Amazing Treat.