Calling In What You Need

By Brandon Alter:

If you follow my Instagram stories, it will come as no surprise that I pull three cards for myself every day. Sometimes I draw more, sometimes only one. But I always pull something. Pulling cards invites me to notice what energies and opportunities are presenting themselves to me throughout day. And it’s great medicine. It’s powerful divination. And it’s been around for a very long time. But every once in a while, especially when I’m in the midst of a tough time, I will turn the cards face up . . . AND I WILL CHOOSE THE EXACT CARDS I NEED. This is not cheating. This is not sorcery.


This is a pathway to calling in exactly what I need to get through the day. This practice also reminds me not to give up my power so quickly. I am the one responsible for my reality. If I truly need the High Priestess, or the Ten of Pentacles, or the World, I don’t have to hope that they show up in my spread. I can flip the cards around, and I can select them. I can intentionally invite them into my heart and ask them to show up for me.


Here’s the thing, you don’t even need cards to do this. Often at the end of a Pilates class I’m teaching, I will have everybody think about a quality they need for the day. Humor, serenity, tenacity, or all of the above, etc. And I remind my students that by calling in these energies, we start to attune to them.


We human beings are magnificent manifestors; that’s why we’re here!

Think of yourself as an antenna that can tune in to any radio station you choose.


By calling in what you need, you start to align yourself with what you want.

Try that today, with or without your cards. All you need is your intention and your awareness.