Happy Wonderful May! Do you have lovely flowers coming into bloom where you are? We have been very blessed with fantabulous warm weather and all the lilacs are in full bloom. So as I sit outside in an early evening there is a gorgeous wafting of their delicious perfume on the breeze as it undulates by. Deliciously Heavenly!
With us being in a new month I did think of using a different deck, but I have to admit, this wonderful Sacred Rebels Oracle deck keeps calling to me, so I am going to keep answering until it says it is time for a change.
I invite you, wherever you are to just slow down for a few moments and take a gentle pause. (Of course if you are driving that could be a tad tricky!) Envision a gorgeous woodland path, can you see it?
You feel pulled to follow this path with its cherry trees and apple trees all in blossom lining the edges of the path and the petals gently floating down to land on the bright green grass below. As you walk along you can you see an opening, a glade where the sunlight is dappled as it filters through the canopy of leaves above and there is an old stone bench. You sit down on the bench and as you do you can feel all your stress, tension and anxiety flowing out of your body and into the solid earth beneath you. You look around and a sense of ease, joy and serenity flows in through the top of your head and all the way down into your toes as you take a deep healing, cleansing breathe and gently close your eyes and smile to yourself at how perfect everything is.
In this moment know you are guided.
Now let’s go see what guidance you received.
SEEING THE TRUE YOU
Sometimes we believe what others tell us we are, as though the self we see reflected back to us through their eyes is truth. You have been putting rather too much faith in the reflections others have of you – to the point that you might not be honouring all that you are and all that you are becoming, because you believe too little of yourself.
You are to begin to develop the art of direct perception. This is the ability to recognise yourself not only in the eyes of others, but from how you feel about yourself, how you experience yourself and how you observe yourself (with compassion and kindness) from within. This is a step towards a radical empowerment that does not require perfection in order for you to recognise you are loveable and have much to offer. It is empowerment based on the acceptance of all that you are.
If you are getting confused about who you are and your motives or actions based on what others are saying or how they are responding to you, step back. In your quest to be a responsible person, you may be unintentionally taking on the feelings of others, making their reflections of you more than they are in truth. More often than not reflections are more about the state of the reflector than what is being reflected. Let those external perceptions go. Can you just acknowledge yourself? Do so and be free!
WHAT IS ALREADY WITH YOU
You hold in your hand that which you seek. In other words, the pair of spectacles you have been rummaging around the house for, are sitting on top of your head. What you are seeking, perhaps by exploring far and wide, is actually right under your nose. You may not like this idea! Of course there is unlimited creative potential and always something more that can be – yet in this instance, it is important for you to know that you already have what you need and what you want.
Acknowledge that everything necessary for success is with you now. All you need do is accept this and act with what you have available to you. Don’t make the mistake of believing that what you need is behind you, lies with another or is yet to appear. You have all that you need to take the next step in your life and from that, all else will flow. You are more ready than you think you are. You are more prepared than you realise.
All that you need in this moment is just one sweet act of nourishment. That is enough to take you out of backwards nostalgia or regret, and forwards into what is awaiting you now. Be brave. Dig deep within. And enjoy the sweet surrender.
AFTER THE STORM
There’s a thunderstorm about. It is either headed your way or just passing through now. Don’t make a thunderstorm mean more than what it is, though. You don’t have to fear it. You might even feel excitement about it. After all, a thunderstorm is just nature’s way of gathering energy together that needs to be released. With a release of tension, relief and freedom soon follow, often with a fresh perspective and perhaps the gift of a promising hopeful vision for your future.
There is, in life and in the creative process, a need to allow for wild storms. Without this building and releasing of energy, we would suffer from boredom and stagnancy. The storm wisdom offers you the gift of bringing things to a head, and clearing them away, so that the energy can be freed from a pattern that has had its day, and is ready to become something new.
Even amongst the chaos of change and in moments of anxiety, know that you have so much light and trust in your heart that you can see the storm is but a passing process, and nothing that need worry. This storm of sorts, is transformational and supportive of your growth. It is going to clear away cobwebs and free you, open you, to new creative energy and life. So let go, hold only to your inner self and allow everything to be cleansed in the sacred storm. Remember, there are no rainbows without a little rain.
Have a glorious week, remember to Breathe, to Trust and to Celebrate!!