By Faye Hazel
January 3, 2018 2:10pm CST
Hi MyLot - As I've been talking about being less negative a lot lately, I thought I would ask your impressions about empowerment cards. First I will start with a different product - something called "oracle cards" - Sometime back - one of my acquaintances was very into these things called "oracle cards". I'm a Christian and as such I don't think I should delve into things such as Ouija boards and Tarot. For me, these Oracle cards were a grey area. She had many decks. -- The cards themselves -- were larger than a regular deck of cards and adorned with beautiful art. Different themes. Animals. Angels. Faeries. And the cards would have an inspirational blurb on the back. I don't remember exactly the wording but some of the messages I remember were things like: "Spend more time outside" "Watch your finances" "Look for a creative outlet" "Create time for play" And each of those had about a paragraph worth of advice on how to achieve the suggested advice. Well, I could hardly see the wrong with any of those. I know there are some Christians who disagree with the "fortune cookie" as well and don't read the little messages hidden in cookies, however - as long as I'm not asking it a question or basing life choices on it - I can't see the harm in the so called "fortune cookie" , and I felt the same with the oracle cards. However as my friend described them - some people do indeed try to see their future with the oracle cards or ask it specific questions. That was where it seemed a bit too much like a grey area for me. I'm not entirely comfortable with the idea of the oracle cards, though, as long as the messages don't advise anything bad.... I can't see anything wrong with it , either. So I'm on the fence on those. However - enter the "empowerment" cards. Alright. So, it's similar to the "oracle" card idea. But there is less of a "predict the future" , "ask it a question" vibe. To me these aren't a lot different than the motivational posters you see, and instead it's a fun way to get a new motivational message daily. I felt comfortable enough with the idea to buy a deck... I think this will help with thinking less negative thoughts. Have you ever tired any of the cards? Photo : Mine
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• Gainesville, Florida
I have never tried the cards, but I've had those little tiny desk calendars with a motivational message on them each day. Isn't there also apps or websites you can get daily inspirational messages from? I think anything that helps us stay focused on the positive can't necessarily be a bad thing!
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• Gainesville, Florida
@FayeHazel Daily inspirational messages can really help keep us on track and focused toward our goals, or keep us motivated to stay positive. When we do something enough, or think something enough, it becomes habit. And when it becomes habit, it becomes a part of us.
• United States
I had a relative who came to my house one day and told me she dreamed I was pregnant. She told me I had a few months before it happened and she was right. I dreamed my cousin had her baby and woke up and the first thing my parents told me was that my cousin had her baby. He even had the huge cheeks I dreamed. I dreamt about 3 out of 4 of my sisters pregnancies. The last time I messaged a friend about it and so later when I found out she was pregnant I had proof I wasn’t making things up about how my dreams come true.
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
I have something from Joyce Meyer around here somewhere. It's a motivational thing with motivational verses on them. I would go more for the motivational than the oracle. Even the name tells me to stay away from it, no matter what it says on the cards. But that's me.
• United States
Joyce Meyer is awesome. The motivational verses sounds awesome. True, the name is a bit spooky on the so called "oracle" cards. I kinda wished they'd called them something else.... but then the so called "empowerment" cards are the alternative I think....
• Delhi, India
@FayeHazel In my mobile there are 2-3 mobile applications, which are full of motivational quotes. I keep checking such motivational quotes. I am on Instagram. When I post any picture on Instagram, I usually post a motivational quote along with the picture (if possible, relevant to the picture) so that others could also feel motivated.
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
I would say if they help you not think as many negative thoughts then by all means use them. I am interested in learning things about "oracle cards" but have never had the desire to get a prediction of the future as it just isn't what I want