Guest Author - Deanna Joseph
Edgar Cayce, also known as the sleeping prophet, believed that every person has certain symbols that will trigger them to move toward their destiny.
He used to recommend to some of his clients that they create what he called a life seal chart. This was a picture that contained certain symbols that were beneficial and meaningful to the client. Cayce said that at a subconscious level, these symbols would get his clients in synch with their life purpose.
Though a life seal chart may appear similar to a vision board, they are actually different in that a vision board guides you toward your intention, whereas the life seal chart tells you where you are from. It is the answer to a meditation on your life purpose.
To create your own life seal chart, instead of thinking about where you want to be, you will think about where you came from - your childhood.
Was there a certain animal you were fascinated with?
What was your favorite role playing game?
As a child, what did you imagine you would grow up to be?
Do you remember any positive things that people used to say about you? For example, “you are so artistic,” or “you are so good with your hands.”
Is there a particular culture or time period you have always been drawn to?
Did certain colors or patterns ever catch your attention?
Were there any adults who you greatly admired? What qualities about them did you like?
After you have asked yourself these questions, and have given yourself plenty of time to think about, and even journal the answers, take some time in meditation and ask yourself “What is my life purpose?”
Then start gathering items for your chart. These can be pictures, or drawings. There is no wrong way to create a life seal chart, just follow your heart, and remember to keep it simple. The symbols of the chart should stimulate you at a subconscious level to get you into alignment with your life purpose.
Deanna’s Life Seal Chart
At the center of my chart is a picture of a little girl, blindfolded, with an owl snuggled up next to her. This is a postcard I received when I was a teen, and I was always fascinated with it.
The little girl represents innocence, and the owl represents wisdom and support. See how they lean into each other? The blindfold keeps her from seeing, yet that does not mean that wisdom and support aren’t there.
On the bottom right is a Celtic style drawing of a horse. As a child I used to dream about horses all the time. I was also fascinated with them, and in any of my pretend games, I always played a horse.
The horse represents personal power and adventure, and the Celtic style of this drawing adds a bit of magic.
On the bottom left is a unicorn. As a child, I was even more fascinated with unicorns than I was with anything else, and in fact, this picture is a card I’ve held onto for about 25 years.
Unicorns not only represent purity and innocence, but also the ability to develop intuition and visualization skills.
At the top left is a full moon, and just below it is a representation of the triple moon; magical aspects of the waxing, waning and the dark moon. All of my life I’ve been fascinated by the moon, and started learning about moon-lore when I was a child.
The moon represents intuition and feminine energy.
The top right is a pink guitar! This represents my long standing commitment and passion for music and story telling.
When I created this chart, I did so intuitively, but found that the center represents who I am, that innocent child who is supported, but doesn’t always see the support and wisdom around her. To the left are the intuitive aspects; the moon and unicorn both represent the ability to move through life intuitively, and use visualization as a tool for transformation. On the right are the physical manifestations; moving from the visualization phase into the physical phase of stepping into my personal power, being independent and living joyfully doing what I love – which is storytelling, either through performance or the written word.
The background is the Celtic symbol, Awen, which means inspiration.
Everything you want to be is already within you. It’s just waiting to be recognized. When creating your own life seal chart, spend time thinking about who you are, what has always mattered to you, and the magic that you came into this life with.