Serpentfire : You're Wise Animal Body Oracle
This stylish, colourful, yet simply designed 37 card deck gently helps you get back in touch with your nervous system.
Living in a late-stage capitalist, colonialist, information age is exhausting to the nervous system, the adrenals and the entire hypothalamic-pituitary axis - aka our precious, wonderful, magnificent, miraculous animal bodies.
Unfortunately, many of us don't know what homeostasis feels like, or it has been long forgotten. Our nervous systems are primed, caught in a fight / flight / freeze / fawn response (or a wild combination of all four). This can lead to:
~hyper-reactivity / hyper-vigilance
~the inability to relax
~ decreased 'window of tolerance' (our ability to handle stressors)
~ chronic illness / infection
~ anxiety and depression
...sound familiar? Well, me too. So I wanted to bring a tool to life that could be a lovely supplementary gift to a budding, or already established, nervous system health practice.
This deck is accompanied by a thorough, supportive guidebook that takes you through the meaning of each card, a set of Wise Body TasksTM as well as suggestions, questions and mantras to help usher in healthier, calmer more grounded somatic habits into your life.
It also comes with a beautiful hardcover prompt journal which has daily questions for you to explore based on nervous system triggers, how you feel from the morning through night, so that you may better get to know your patterns and habits. It works in tandem with this deck, or any tarot or oracle deck of your choosing.
This deck makes a perfect gift for anyone in this day and age, but is also well-suited to any therapist, somatic practitioner, yoga studio, healing centre, or school.
Our bodies are so wise and know what they need to relax, heal and rejuvenate. It is up to us to listen and practice.