Based on don Miguel Ruiz's bestselling book The Four Agreements, the 48 cards in this deck provide a simple yet powerful code of conduct or attaining personal freedom and true happiness.
There are 12 cards corresponding to each of the four agreements:
1. Be impeccable with your word
2. Don't take anything personally
3. Don't make assumptions
4. Always do your best
The Four Agreements Cards are a stunningly beautiful deck of 48 high-gloss cards of sturdy stock. Five artists illustrated this deck, so there is a lot of creative diversity to the lush images and scripts on each card. There are 12 cards dedicated to each of the four agreements. On each card, the main agreement is printed at the top and a whimsical, flowing phrase is weaved throughout the image. On the back are insights about that particular phrase and agreement.
This deck comes in a flip-top box constructed of sturdy cardboard, so it's easy to take the deck in and out of the box when wanting to look at the cards, or just drawing one to meditate upon for awhile.
Below are 4 images from The Four Agreements deck:
The back of the Express Your Love card says: Impeccability of the word can be measured by your level of self-love. If you love yourself, you will express that love in your interactions with others, and that action will produce a like reaction.
The back of the Refuse to eat emotional poison card says: Taking things personally makes you prey for predators. They can hook your attention with one little opinion, and feed you whatever poison they want. Refuse to eat poison!
The back of the Say goodbye to sadness and drama card says: All the sadness and drama you have lived in your life was rooted in making assumptions and taking things personally. The whole world of control between humans is based on that. Take a moment and consider this.
The back of the Take action on your Ideas card says: Doing your best means to take action. You can have many great ideas in your head, but without action upon and idea, there will be no manifestation, no results and no reward.
What stands out about the Four Agreements deck is the rich colors. Both sides contain vibrant and colorful images. It is not necessary to have read The Four Agreements book to enjoy this deck, but the cards are a beautiful and gentle reminder of the truths laid out in the book. The Four Agreements Cards would make a wonderful addition to mindfulness and meditation practice, as well as serving as a reminder that we can choose heaven over hell at any time.