Everyday Offerings - A Review

Today I'm reviewing Everyday Offerings by Lea Redmond

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Release Date 3/12/2019

Generally I like to start out with a disclaimer. I am an contemporary witch.  I look for the connection between magic and science without the need to search for a creator. I receive no compensation for these reviews and all my links are standard Amazon links and not affiliate links. I am a practicing photo reader and have spent the last 16 years honing my craft.  I offer personal readings by request and have a strong online history that boasts nearly 400,000 views.

I decided to take a different approach to this book.  For the next seven days I'll follow the direction of this book and select a page.  I'll post what the image is and we can have a quick chat about it.  The entire week will be in one post.  I'll close with a final review.

Day 1

Receive - The card shows a snowflake in the right hand and the word receive in the left.

When I see the snowflake, I immediately think limited or losing. As a snowflake melts away when the sun shines upon it. It says to me that the things we receive, the gifts from our hard work or twists of fate. My mind says, be thankful; be appreciative.

Day 2

Harvest - The card shows two carrots on the right hand and the word harvest on the left.

To me the opened hands show grace, or thanks, giving to others. When I see the word harvest I think of plenty, the time of the year when we bring in the fruits of our labor and then prepare for the winter time or the time of loss.

My mind says, be thankful, be appreciative.

Day 3

Begin - The card shows an opened seed pod and a seedling on the right hand and the word begin on the left.  Looking at the card I see the message hope.  To me seedlings are  the ultimate beginning. It makes me courageous for the path I'm walking today.  I feel independent and strong.

My mind says, be hopeful, be positive.

Day 4

Pick a Good One - The card shows a ripe peach in the right hand and the words - pick a good one - on the left.  When I look at this card I see the full ripeness and readiness of the peach. It is nourishment. Our lives are full of choices. we can pick the a good road or a bad. I see this as a push to do the right thing.

My mind says, do good things and good things will return.

Day 5
Indulge - The right hand is holding what looks like a chocolate and the left has the word indulge.

When I see this representation, my first thought is of course poor eating, but then I understand the world next to it. Indulge. This is when you partake of something decadent on a rare occasion. For that I can certainly agree. Take some time for yourself and reward yourself with behaviors that make you feel indulgent.

My mind says, Celebrate life occasionally. We are here so briefly.

Day 6

Make Connections - The right hand is holding two bolts and four nuts and the left has the word make connections.

Looking at the pages makes me think of putting together the small things that make you happy into a spot that makes you happy.  You can connect the pieces in assorted aspects.  We pull together our lives into sections that make us better.

My mind says, reach out and bring together what you can.  I'm using this as a way to look at my current learning experiences.

Day 7

Be Sweet - Right hand shows a strawberry and the left the words - be sweet.

I try to look past the obvious submissiveness of the term be sweet based on where I have grown and the experience I have been through.  Setting that aside I can see how I could replace the word sweet with polite or understanding.

My Mind says, share your message with those who are interested in hearing it. Step aside and share the stage with those who have a message to share. Devote your life to equality of all lives, and take part in the steps to make that change a reality.

Overall, this was a really interesting way to present a daily card reading or oracle deck. Binding in book form makes this so much easier than pulling out the deck everyday. (Which I'm not above doing, so deck creators, I'm happy to review) The art is simple and fresh, the words, though generally positive are simplistic and if you're looking for deeper meanings, as with any deck, you'll need to dig within to find them.

I think this is a great edition to your bedside table or maybe in the bathroom as a quick peek before you're out the door for the day.

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