1) Transformation – Just like the circle of life, parts of yourself must die to make way for new. Old aspects of ourselves, old beliefs, old habits, etc… when we begin to change, some of these things must change in order for us to grow. Take time to process and grieve the dying part but don’t linger there for too long, it is time to embrace the new you.
2) Excess – This card warns you to be careful of allowing your resources to be depleted… zapping you of all your energies. Also a reminder to be kind to yourself and treat yourself well. Don’t worry about the opinions of others, find your own truth and follow that path.
3) Pleasure – Allow yourself to enjoy life on all levels. So much is possible! Don’t be afraid to take on new projects. Seize the happy moments life offers you and enjoy them fully.
Shuffling my cards today I ask for guidance to help those on a rocky path.. move forward with a bit more ease.
The first card I pulled was Life Force card which didn’t feel right for whatever reason so I put it back in the deck and shuffled a little bit more. The card for the day is finally revealed: The Sun Card
When you have learned to trust your inner self … you’ll no longer need outside help. That’s what all of our striving is all about: to find our own, unique way, to live our own realizations, to follow our own inner light. The Sun Card is a sign to let us know that we are close to finding this within ourselves.
Stay focused on the plans and goals that you have… now is a time that the work before you gets done with ease. Take advantage and get-r -done.
10 of Air – Negative Thinking
We often create our own hell simply by repeating negative thought patterns. Heaven and Hell are internal states of mind. So Hell only exists inside of you if you allow it. You are the only one who can pull yourself out of this destructive loop of negative thinking and doing. Let it go and move forward.
Embrace the feminine powers that flow within. A great healing takes place when you allow it to do so. You have a wealth of intuition stirring deep inside your soul. Allow yourself to simply be and you will soon find your connection with all things.
Son of Earth – It’s ok to be proud of yourself for your accomplishments … the size of the endeavor doesn’t matter. It’s time to appreciate yourself and the work you have done, the miles you have walked, the storms you have weathered, the harvests that you have gathered, and the seeds that you have planted and tended.
Six of Air – Clarity – The more you understand and know yourself … the clearer your insights. Get to know your own inner truths. When the battle inside you stops, harmony and wisdom prevail. Knowing yourself gives you inner peace, security and trust.
Five of Earth – Insecurity – Stop abusing yourself! Look at yourself with love and understanding… there is no need to be so harsh with yourself. Where does this negative thinking come from? It’s not needed in your life. Thinking poorly of yourself slows your growth and holds you in a miserable loop of negativity. Stop it! Your are worth love and kindness. Treat yourself how you treat others. Stop beating yourself up. Inject positive thinking into yourself and allow yourself some happiness…. some love and kindness. YOU ARE WORTH IT!
So often we find ourselves holding back our emotions. We keep locked inside ourselves, our truest feelings… leaving them unsaid. We must find a way to let go of the fear of what others will say, how they will react or what they will think and let our true selves be known.
It does us no good to hold all of that inside. Find a way and let it go.
Not an easy task and something I’m sure we will have to remind ourselves to do every day .. but in the end I feel that everyone will be much happier.
Something important is reaching it’s final point. Accept that everything in life has a beginning, middle and end. Welcome the fact that every process, every situation contains its own dissolution. We can’t start a process and be done with it if we have not allowed ourselves to go all the way through it. Don’t be afraid of the ending. Endings are needed for new beginnings.
10 of Fire – Oppression
Are you sitting on your energy? Holding on to it too tight? If you hold on too tightly .. your energy cannot flow. Let go of what inner stresses may be holding you back. Begin meditations to help release this tension. You cannot move forward by holding back your energy. Let go. Allow it to flow.
Mother of Air – Self-Awareness
Let go of those ideas of who you think you should be, who others think you should be and allow yourself to be YOU. Own who you are and let all other masks fall away. Trust in who you are and the gifts that dwell inside you. Your development will move forward more quickly by letting go of all preconceived notions of those expectations we put on ourselves and those that others may project onto us as well. Don’t be afraid to be yourself and don’t fear letting others see the true you.
The star reminds us of our own gifts, whatever they may be. Whether is its a specific artistic skill or something like the skill of listening or giving care to others .. share your talents without holding back and without expectations or without strings attached and the life force of energy will flow freely from you and be returned equally. The more you share .. the more is returned.
You have specific gifts for a reason .. and that reason is to share it with others.
There is no gift or talent too small.. none more valuable than the other.
For today’s insight I draw 4 cards from the Vision Quest Deck…. (hmmmmmmmmm looking over at my cards laid out on the table there are only 3 …. looks like Spirit asks me to draw another) ok now.. YES 4 cards are now drawn!
Abundance: An endeavor that you have taken on has come to its full potential. The rewards from your hard work have been reaped or will be very soon. The harvest has filled the root cellar and now there is a time of emptying to make room for the next great harvest. You may feel the void as the emptiness takes place but don’t worry … it will be filled again naturally.
Sensuality: Be aware of your impact on others and act responsibly. Respect the vulnerability of others and know the boundaries. Use your intuitive gifts to guide you in a respectful manner. Doing this you honor others and yourself.
Stress: Life reflects what is going on internally. When life gets too chaotic and stressful take some time to step away and reflect… time is needed to find yourself again. Do what you know is right for the right reasons. Be mindful of how you react to your surroundings as well as how you react to your own inner knowing. Fighting against yourself gains you nothing but more stress and anxiety.
Courage: Courage is not just about being strong when tragedy and drama reign but also when you find that strength inside to follow your dreams and fulfill your destiny. Taking the necessary steps forward into the unknown takes great courage. You have it inside you to create greatness and manifest your dreams, your goals and whatever else you wish. Use this boldness to continue walking forward and you will find that your manifestations will seem to arise with ease.
New Beginning – Listen to your inner being and trust your intuition … old things will fall away painlessly as you start something new. This may be a new way of thinking, a new way of doing things or even new projects and or work.
Change – Change strengthens us… to more we allow it the stronger we become. I know it may sound strange but think about the changes you have gone through so far and take a look at where you are now. Have you not grown from your experiences? Have you not become stronger? Now you see. Don’t fight change… it’s going to happen sooner or later .. why drag out the process and make things far more complicated than they need to be.
Negative thoughts and behaviors are usually hang-ups from our past. You need to understand that these things have nothing to do with you current situation. You must be careful not to let these behavior patterns dominate your life. Remember that what you send out, comes back to you. If you are sending out negative thoughts about yourself even, guess what comes back to you. If you fear everything then guess what you are sending out… the more you fear the more there is to fear. It is a never ending loop of chaos and drama.
Take a look today at your behaviors, actions, reactions and thoughts. Understanding exactly what it is you are sending out to the world is one of the first steps toward a better you.
Many Blessings for a great day, Go la nv Ga wo ni ha
When we think of security .. we often lean toward thinking about home, work, and physical protection. I ask you to go deeper and really think about when you feel the most secure.
That sense of security comes from inside way before it comes from any material or physical source. Think about this for a moment longer.
I feel you have begun to understand.
Now that you know where it comes from, you’ll be able to manage your feelings more easily. Outside security means nothing if you don’t feel secure inside. No amount of fences, locks, walls or doors will matter if on the inside you are insecure.
Understanding ourselves heals us and helps us to grow.
Life Force – Find the joy of living in your own life and allow yourself the full experience of living that joy. Allow yourself to feel that love of living from the inside out… let go of all restraints and let yourself be swept away by your the pure joy of life itself. Once you understand this and can allow yourself to do so…. you’ll have the ability of move mountains and overcome obstacles. Nothing will stand in your way.
Completion -All things in life have a beginning, a middle and an end. It is often that we will begin and never fully reach the end of something, therefore leaving unfinished business in our lives. For healing to take place we must allow the ending to come into being. Also with ourselves we must allow ourselves to become inwardly empty as a way to cleanse and make room for new. The ending is inevitable… prolonging it only holds us back from moving forward.
Doubt – Doubt clouds the mind and keeps us from seeing clearly what is right in front of us. When doubt shows its face, learn how to step back and look with different eyes at your situation and wait patiently for the answer from your heart.
Today I’ve got 2 cards … Love and Power.. oh what a pair!
Love: Two hands reaching out to hold one another. This speaks of a connectedness that is complete in itself. It needs nothing more than to be what it is. Its the kind of love that gives without expecting and receives gratefully what is returned. I’m talking about a love so true it is nothing like you have experienced before…. a love that is solid and pure that flows straight from the heart and soul. A selfless love that never stops flowing. A love that completes you in a spiritual way that reveals to you your true purpose. Enjoy it! It lasts for eternity once found.
Power: Most may see the word power and think if has to do with strength or position in life.. but that is not always the meaning. The power I am talking about today is the power within you….. the things you are capable of doing and manifesting. I am speaking about your own internal power. Draw upon that power to manifest all that you dream your life to be.
You have it in you to manifest your visions. YOU HAVE THE POWER! Take the reigns and go forward with all your plans… as you feel this burst of energy inside you.. all things are possible. get out there and make them happen!
4 Cards lay before me and instead of looking at them separately, I will give you the message they give us together as a whole.
The cards before me are: Security, Fertility, Endurance and Integrity
When we feel secure we are more fruitful in our actions. We do more and accomplish more when we feel that we are in our safe place.
Then moving on to endurance, we are given a message to not let the fires within us go completely out. They may be doused a bit but the embers continue to glow and burn inside us. This tells us that we have what it takes to endure whatever it is life throws at us.
When we have endured hardships we come out of it with much more than material things. We come out of it with knowledge, growth and the knowing that we can overcome.
One of the most important things we can do as we travel our path is to maintain our integrity. Nothing hurts our souls and our growth as much as not acting with integrity. You have to be your own judge of character and as the old saying goes, “do unto others…” if you follow that rule… you surly cannot go wrong.