[365 Days of Extraordinary] Day 145 Transcript: Commitment & Cards

by | Jun 23, 2020 | 365 Days of Facebook Lives

Good evening. Happy Friday. It’s Friday, it’s Friday, do, do, do. Oh, I should be dancing in the kitchen. Not in the kitchen. Sorry. Sorry about that. I think glasses are really dirty. So it’s Friday, and I’m going to be really honest with you, because I promised to always be honest during these lives. Some days for no particular reason, it’s not like nothing bad’s happened, it’s not raining, and I haven’t got the winter blues. I actually had a great day. I had such a good day I’ll give myself a little star. See.

But some days I just don’t want to do this. And I think to myself, what possessed me to say I would do a Facebook live every day for 365 days? What was I thinking? I know I wasn’t smashed when I thought of the idea either.

Okay, let’s go back. I’m loving doing them. And I honestly, the improvement in my life and the improvement in my business, the improvement in my capacity to be present and do this stuff is just phenomenal. But some days my commitment is like, oh really dude, why didn’t you say you’d commit to two a week, one a week, for 52 weeks? That still would have been a lot more, 52 more, than I had been doing in the past. But no, I committed to this, and so far I forgot to hit save on two of them and I missed one because I was sick. Apart from that I’m donesky. Pat on my back.

But the topic I wanted to talk about today didn’t feel relevant, really didn’t feel relevant. And it’s not the kind of day where I do my Samantha Leith manifesto, and nothing came up in my life today. Because sometimes I have a structure of what I want to do on this live, and I actually mapped out the whole 365 days… Haven’t stuck to that many of them, but sometimes something comes up and I’m like I really want to talk about that. Nothing like that happened today either. So I don’t want to talk about what I had on the plan. Nothing was confronting or anxiety laden or questioning, there’s nothing in my day to day that got me starting the thinking process and going, oh, I want to explore that with the people that watch my lives. I want to talk about it, I want to investigate it, I want to see if me learning something can help someone else.

The hurricane children. Mwah, sending Rina and Tina kisses. Thank you girls.

So I thought well, I’m just going to do something random, because random’s good. Go random, go random, go, go… It’s not even a song, why am I doing that? So I thought I’ll show you the cards I use. Now I have said previously that I am analytical with woo woo rising, so I get a little bit woo woo sometimes, but I’m not fully fledged woo woo. But I do have a couple of sets of cards that I occasionally will pull something out of when I have a question I want to ask myself, or I need a bit of inspiration, or I want to think about something. And I know a lot of you guys that watch my lives use cards, because you’ve sent me pictures of them and gone, “I’ve pulled a card here Sam,” or, “I got this one today, let’s discuss it.” Which is awesome. If they mean something to you and they resonate with you, powerful.

And for those of you who are watching going, “What the F is she talking about, pulling a card? Are we going to play solitaire? And does the ace go high or does the ace go low?” You know, it’s the important questions of the world. No, I’m talking about these kinds of cards. So these meaningful cards. Not that the other ones aren’t, they’re probably meaningful if you’re playing 500 or bridge, but not for other reasons. So the first ones I like are these Success Cards by Deepak Chopra. Now I know if you’re a traditional card person, you have the cards and you do this releasing of the energy on them and you hit them and that kind of stuff. Sometimes I do that, but to be honest, I don’t all the time do it, because I think it is what it is when I want to pull the card.

Pinterest - Commitment is an act, not a word - Samanatha LeithSo I might ask myself a question or I might just go, okay, it’s before my journaling in the morning… See, I can’t even shuffle properly, and I don’t even know if you meant to shuffle. I’m probably doing this so disastrously it’s not funny. But I just have a bit of a think, and I’ll think about something going on in my life, and then I’ll be like, I’m going to get the most magic card. So I’m going to pick the card that just is going to go ping and create a thought and a feeling today for me, that we’ll share.

So what has Deepak got to say to me today? And you know when you do it, you’re like, oh, do I want that one on? Oh, I think there’s a better one. And you can’t see it, you just feeling. So I don’t know if it is the energy. Maybe it’s energy, I don’t know, but all of a sudden you pick. So what have we got? I kind of liked that one. Okay, so on the front of it it says, “I am flexible.” Got that. And then on the back it says… But me, being Samantha Leith, wants to go, yeah, I’m really flexible, see, I can do shit like that. And that’s so disrespectful to Deepak and his cards, sorry. “I am flexible. I recognize that the universe is in a perpetual state of change, and the best way to respond is to be flexible.”

And I’ll own that. Yeah, I am pretty bloody flexible. Yeah. I am. And my body balance classes help with that. But in life I am. I think it’s a bit of a Gemini trait actually. We can move in and out of situations. So yeah, I like that one. I am flexible. Then we’ve got these ones. So these are the Doreen Virtue Goddess Guidance Cards.

You like my ankle ? Shall I do it again? I’m flexible, I’m flexible. I crack myself up, sometimes I do. I’m trying to be a serious business woman and I’m just a comedian.

So Doreen for many, many, many, many, many, many years, decades, has been one of the most influential people in this space. There was a bit of controversy a couple of years ago, last year, where she kind of denounced a lot of the stuff that she’d previously done, because she’s gone onto another path. I’m not going to buy into any of that. I think these cards and the meaning and what she brought to the world at that point I think was incredible. And for many people, myself included, you change paths, you change what you’re doing. And go back to Deepak, that’s part of being flexible. So I’m not going to go down that road, but I do like these cards.

And I asked myself a very, very important question a few months ago, and I got these three cards that I’ve actually still got stuck up, because at that point they were so meaningful to me, so meaningful to me. So generally you ask yourself a question, and you pull three when you do this. And it’s like the past, the present and the future, I think. Oh my God, I could be doing that wrong too. But we’ll just do some example, I’m just going to go, so what am I feeling like today? So here we go. It’s a bit like gambling. Oh, I want the right one.

Okay, so here we go. So there’s a beautiful crown on one side of it. And then you get this. Ooh, Damara. Guiding children. You are good at helping, counseling and healing children. Use your skills to help children now.

I’d love to pull your card.

And then you pull out the little book and you read it. So Damara. And then by the time I finish reading this, I’m going to go, oh my God, I should be a teacher. I shouldn’t, I shouldn’t.

So, message from Damara. “One can be gentle and a fierce protector simultaneously. Be vigilant. My vigilant focus on keeping harmony within households stems from my desire for children to maintain their youthful awe and sense of wonder.” Yeah, I’d believe that about me. “How else will we ensure that they’ll see and speak with the fairies. How else will we foster the continuation of children’s healing laughter? Join with me in guiding the children and you’ll see your own imagination sparked by those amazing young beings. Your own enthusiasm and youthful spirit attracts the children’s respect and attention. I’ll lead you toward young people who can benefit from your help.

Various meanings of the card: Spend time with or have a heart to heart talk with your own children. Get into a career involved with helping kids. Volunteer with young people. Know that children will be coming into your life soon. You will be a parent. Take care of your own inner child through play and laughter.” Ooh, I like that. Elodie’s not with me this week, so I kind of like that I got that one. Okay Rina, I will put you a card. So I’ll put that one back in. Do that. It’s funny, I do like these cards. I do really, really like these cards. So let’s have a go.

And Rina, I know a little bit about what’s going on in your life at the moment. Probably not enough, sorry. I’ve been very antisocial. But I hope I put something that helps. And I’ll make a comment in case you jump off so you don’t get to see it. So I’ll put a photo and comments so you get to see what it is. I’m going to say this so wrong. Sekhmet. “Be strong. You are stronger than you think you are and your strength assures a happy outcome.” Ooh, I get the feeling you need that one at the moment. So I said a little bit. Did I get that word wrong? How do I say it? Sekhmet. Oh, I said it right. Awesome.

Okay, here we go… Read that bit. “You’re stronger than you think you are and your strength assures a happy outcome.” Here we go. Message from Sekhmet. “See yourself as strong and victorious. Don’t complain about anything. Don’t blame anyone or any condition. You are the embodiment of strength, not victimhood. As you rise above the old tendencies and see yourself in the new light of beautiful feminine strength,” ooh I’m getting teary, “your life will automatically shift in miraculous ways. You’ll attract new opportunities, forms of abundance and relationships to help you manifest your highest potential. Being strong means seeing yourself in the most favorable light you can imagine. Be real. Allow yourself to feel genuine emotions, but most of all, be strong.”

I love that you just got this. See, this shit works. Various meanings of the card… And I don’t mean that disrespectfully. Oh God, I’ll get in trouble. “Don’t underestimate yourself.” Rina! “Don’t yield to pressure or temptation. Avoid complaining or indulging in negative thinking. Engage in weight training exercises to make your body stronger.” I really liked that you got that. I’ll put that in there. And let me know. Yeah, that was good. And I’ve already seen one post from you recently and I was like, perfect, perfect, perfect. See it works, people. That’s made me happy.

Then, I like these ones. I picked these up, they’re a bit of fun, last year. It’s called Shine Bright. Last year my word for the year was sparkle, and I liked this because it kind of looked sparkly. Okay, it didn’t say sparkle, but it kind of meant the same to me. And then I could go, shine bright like a diamond, shine bright like a diamond. My absolute pleasure. So these are beautiful cards, I love the gold foil edges and things like that. And there’s 77 cards in it, so it’s like… And they just have one little kind of thing… Ooh, here we go. Can you see that? “Surrender is the beginning of wisdom.” So they’re just a little bit thought provoking. I like these. I really actually like these ones.

Sometimes I just pull one out, as I said, before I journal in the morning and it might make me start thinking something a little differently, or it might bring something to the forefront about what I want to talk about that day. Now this next lot of cards is by T. Harv Eker. And he’s a money dude, like serious, amazing money stuff. You can Google these people, have a look for yourself about what you think about them. Also, it comes with an instruction card, helpful when you’re like me and you’ve got no idea what you’re doing. But I like the way I do it. It’s random and I just… If it’s wrong, I’m sorry, but it is how I like to do it. So let’s go. But maybe on these things there is no wrong? Maybe it’s all about how you want to do things. Isn’t life about how you want to do things? There is no wrong. Well, there’s illegal things, but not wrong things.

Okay, here we go. Ooh, this might resonate with some people I know who watch these lives a little later. “Don’t listen to broke people.” Yep. “Rich people take advice from people who are richer than they are. Poor people take advice from their friends, who is just as broke as they are.” Doesn’t that speak volumes? Yep. Don’t listen to broke people. I think we all suffer from that a little bit of the time.

So that’s my little card practice that I do occasionally, on my night where my commitment is like, oh God, why am I doing this? And that sparked me, that’s given me energy, that’s made me enjoy what I’m doing rather than thinking, I can’t believe I’ve got 200 and something days to go.

So I love it. Thank you for joining me. I’ll stick the picture in the arena so you can see what the card was. And let me know what cards you do, because I know there are hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of different types of cards out there. And I’d actually like to at some point do my own cards, because I like merch, it’s my bag.

So have a great Friday night. I will see you all tomorrow night. And until then, stay safe, stay happy and stay loved.

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