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A Quest for Hope in Pandora’s Box

During this dark time of a worldwide pandemic, unprecedented unemployment, civil rights protests, and an upcoming presidential election, it may feel like humans opened up Pandora’s Box. Pandora, of the famous Greek myth, opened a box that released sickness, death, and other evils onto Earth. Pandora also released hope into the world. Her curiosity in what was in this box caused humans to suffer, yet also provided the one thing that we need to get through hard times – hope.

Right now, your customers are on a quest for hope and inspiration to assist them in the discovery of inner strength to handle adversity in their lives.  They look toward you to convey a sense of peace into their lives.  They visit your store seeking something to balance them –a healing session or an object for sale.  They want you to provide guidance to them and to shine the light on your products that will carry them through their own inner turmoil to something lighter and brighter.  One tool that may be vital to them in their search is the inspirational deck.

Whereas Oracle and Tarot decks are used for guidance on life issues, inspirational decks are used for unlocking positive affirmations and an optimistic state of mind; to create dreams and goals, and for building inner spiritual strength.  These decks usually feature gorgeous themed artwork with messages of aspiration and ideals.  Deck themes may include angels, animals, crystals, fairies, fantasy creatures, flowers, plants, gods and goddesses, saints, chakras, and other symbols. Many of the deck publishers that you order from offer inspirational decks.

All inspirational decks were created to assist humans in changing their negative mindset to a more positive frame of mind.  Many humans cannot silence our thoughts, causing further anxiety and upheaval.   By utilizing mantras, messages, artwork, and positive reinforcement, these decks rewire human brainwaves to focus their intentions and energies toward healing the user’s thoughts.

Just as you have a list of questions for a seeker when you advise them in finding their favorite theme or style in Oracle and Tarot cards, you may use the same list in determining their inspirational theme.  Your customer should select a theme that will easily speak to them.  If they enjoy the theme, the seeker will probably be moved to use them more than once.

Here are some helpful tips for you in assisting them in choosing their deck:


Positive Affirmation

themed decks are beneficial for determining goals and to assist the seeker on focusing and attaining those goals. These decks are best used daily to reprogram their thoughts.

Angel Message

themed decks are encouraging for general spiritual growth and to develop inner peace. Many seekers will feel comforted by the gentle messages from heavenly angels featured in these decks.

Flower & Plant

themed decks are a realistic touch for metaphysical newcomers or nature lovers. This theme will provide helpful messages of hope and connecting with Earth’s energies.


themed decks are favorites of animal lovers, shamanic practitioners, and metaphysical newcomers. The seeker may connect with the animals’ characteristics to build self-esteem or to attain goals.

Gods & Goddesses

themed decks connect the seeker directly with Source energy – the highest vibration in the Universe. These decks are perfect for aligning energies, inspiring spiritual growth, assistance with life lessons and to feel Divine Love.

Release your own enthusiasm for all things inspirational by creating a prominent display of these decks for your customers.



Melinda Carver
Author: Melinda Carver

Melinda Carver is an award-winning author, psychic medium and speaker. She is also the president of the Church of Radiant Lights located in Cleveland, OH. To know more about Carver, visit her website.

Website: https://psychicmelinda.webs.com