Happy Marvelous, Magickal, Magnificent, Miraculous, Merry, Majestic, Manifesting Monday delicious lovely! How was Mother’s Day for you? I realised yesterday that asking that question can be rather loaded as there are so many energies that float around that day, there’s:- love, frustration, loss, disconnect, yearning, joy, expectations, connection, being invisible – and so very many more. It reminded me of years ago when I was in a lovely Kundalini yoga class and my most amazing mentor invited us to bring in our Mother, to feel that energy of safety, unconditional love and peace. Well, I have to say that was not what happened for me by any stretch, instead it brought up loss, abandon, grief and some very dark emotions which had me sobbing the whole way through class! (Gotta love how energy moves). Afterwards I went up and shared with her my experience and she could really hear how that didn’t feel safe inviting that person in. So instead she invited me to bring in someone who represented that mothering energy instead – so the next time I happily brought in my Great Aunt, another Aunt and a lovely older female friend. Which in turn created a totally different experience!
So this got me to thinking about Spring; decluttering our homes, gardens, workshops, kitchen cupboards, that one scary drawer that gathers everything from buttons, to one shoelace to a used bandaid. But what about relationships?
Do you ever declutter your relationships?
Now what do I mean by that. I mean sit down and do an inventory of how that relationship is working for you, what you bring to the table, what you receive, how it makes you feel etc. For example, I noticed a while ago that since moving I have attracted female “friends” into my life that most certainly want me to take care of them and look after things for them. Now, this in itself is not an issue if it’s a two way street, however, some haven’t been and there is a feeling of “Jenny will take care of it”. So interestingly enough, even though I could kinda see this I still kept stepping up to the plate, then I noticed that some of these women would be a couple of hours late for an arranged meeting, or would just sit and talk about themselves with no awareness as to what was happening in my life. Ahhhhhh, okay this is an old pattern from family of origin that is surfacing again. Thus, over the last 3 weeks I have really been looking at which relationships feel like a one way street and not ones of reciprocity, kindness, awareness and caring. Do you just cast them aside then was the question I had to ask myself. Some, most certainly yes! Others, I have moved out of the inner circle of relationships and put them more on the periphery, they are still there, but they don’t get the energy and attention that I had poured into them before. I am still open to them changing and growing, but it’s more a case of seeing if the other person is willing to put the effort in from their end, with no attachment to the outcome.
I will say, this has freed up so much energy for me and has released a lot of frustration and feelings of neglect. Have you ever done this? If you haven’t I highly suggest you do, it’s quite an interesting exercise. It also ties in with the glorious theme of AWARENESS that is at play for us this month.
Okay, enough chuntering on, let’s crack on with the reading. The cards that were most adamant to come and guide this week are The Oracle of the Shapeshifters. Now if these guides are new to you, let me introduce them (as that’s the polite thing to do), These are the magickal familiars, once the companions of shamans, witches, wizards, and wise ones – and now they are here for you. Now is the time for you to undertake a great quest – to rebirth yourself within this lifetime and this quest of evolution does not need to be faced alone. We change and we change again. We fear change. Yet it comes. For us to fear change is as foolish as winter crying for the coming of spring. Change is. Fear corrupts. These guides are here to support, encourage and help you through transformation and to teach you to let go of fear. True , deep change must take place for you to fulfill your soul contract. You may have turned from possibility to what you have convinced yourself is probable: You diminish your possible self, reduce who you are, and dilute your spirit. But even when you have sought to remain invisible and hidden away, and said yes to everyone else, life will find you – and transform you. You are never alone with these beings.” Phew! So there we have it are you ready?
The crystals that wiggled and jiggled to come to the forefront are Smoky Quartz – this is an amazing stone for grounding, leaving behind baggage and surrendering. Stone Canyon Jasper – is known as the ‘supreme nurturer’. It bestows a feeling of tranquility and integrity, by providing warmth, nourishment, and protection. Amethyst – aids in healing and intense spiritual growth.
The flowers are lovely Bachelor Buttons and Poppy petals.
Let’s settle, yes? Just breathe nice and slow, in through your nose and out through your mouth. Allow your shoulders to gently drop and nestle along your spine, like gorgeous wings at rest. Breathe into the corners of your belly and down to your toes. Then when you are ready pick the card or cards that whisper to you, inviting you to “see” them.
Did you remember to pick?
Let’s go have a peek!
This magickal being is holding tight to two beautiful cats; both of them offer her growth in her femininity, independence, and satisfaction of many levels. Both of them are very young, very tender. She feels nurturing and protective toward them both. “How can I put one down?” she asks, torn. She is being asked to choose between the two, to separate one thing from another, and she is shocked that she must make this choice. When this being come to you, tune in. Ask yourself, your body, what it wants to do. Make a decision. You can no longer go on at this point attempting to walk in two directions at once. And that which you most fear – causing pain – will not happen when you choose. Cats are about your independence, your ability to leap high and to make it through many tricky situations. Choose. Choose now.
So are you having trouble making an important decision? You can’t see which one to choose? Which way to go? Both seem equally good or equally flawed? Hmmmm. We have come to show you the difference between two choices. You know you can take only one road at this time, and you know you must trust that that which you leave behind – that which you are telling yourself you are abandoning – will be safe and cared for. You will make it through this choice without feeling agonies of guilt. You will. The Universe trusts you to make the right choice! Feel it – you can now choose between seemingly indivisible ways. There will be a solution to this impossible situation.
For now, put one thing down and choose the other, or no real growth can take place.
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD
You are changing the way you view yourself and speaking up and out. Others see you as an advocate for justice and fair play. You defend others by being who you are, simply by refusing to hide away or be fearful. By waking up every day, despite hardships, you are showing so many the way to live. You have made friends with your strength, and while people have mistaken you for a pushover, you know when the time comes that you are a strong person who cannot be stopped.
Like a wolf, you have fur and claws, and brothers and sisters who will help you if you only so much as call on their energy. But to find them, you must connect with the wolf within. It is time to travel on a new path, crossing a wood that seems empty and cold, but you will not be alone or as helpless as others seem to think you will be. You are not prey. You will have strong and unconventional allies. Like a wolf, you must be prepared to defend yourself, even if it means facing a fight. There is time to stand your ground and face the enemy. That time has come, brave one.
As little Red Riding Hood says – once I was hunted. I do no not hunt in return, but watch. And I am strong. I am myself, and I am proud of who I am. No one can harm me now that I have this knowledge, and with my mystic familiar – my lone wolf – by my side, I continue to walk my path. While I have lost some of my innocence, I have my life, my strength, my voice, my ability to stay myself no matter what others do or sy. I will no be a victim. I am not a victim. I am alive. And I will never give up.
THE FAERY BEE
A bee appearing in the beautiful natural world is a wonderful sign that true health is being restored to you. Bees speak of timeless wisdom – as in the ancient proverb “Ask the wild bee what the Druids know” – and are adept at creating shapes, patterns and, of course, honey, which provides food, sweetness, a natural antiseptic, and air-ionizing healthful wax, and can be made into med. It is also said that after completing the ritual of the the labyrinth in ancient Crete, the priestesses of Ariadne offered the initiates honeycomb to celebrate and acknowledge that all their needs would be met from that time forth. Bee can symbolise abundance, but, most import, it symbolises that all you need is being provided – and love is sure to come.
You ask me where the honey is, where the sweetness of life, the ease of life is? You sonder where the casual health and robust days have gone, and where the bright flowers and the sunshine have vanished to? No one took these things from you. You denied yourself your own needs and pleasures. I am here at all times, yet you have turned away from the natural world. For you to bring back its sweetness, you must spend time with flowers, ones that blossom generously – flowers of the plant kingdom and flowers of the human kind.
You have spent too much time among the bare-branched ones, who have told you that you will never acquire the luxury of feeling safe and comforted, but I am here to share that living life sweetly is as simple for you now as being outside in the sunshine for a few moments every day. The the flowers will bloom; the bees will come back; your joy and delight will return.
Wowzers! Choice, Speaking Up and giving yourself the gifts of delights! All super strong messages in this month of Awareness. How did your card resonate for you? Well delicious lovely, have a fabulous week, don’t forget it is Full Moon on Saturday. Wishing you spring flowers, warm showers, ease, effortlessness and flow and most importantly peace and laughter. Don’t forget you can get the monthly reading at any time in the month as it is a month from the day of the reading. The feedback has been that it’s a very powerful tool for navigating the four weeks ahead. Thank you for all your lovely emails and messages! Huge hugs and squeezes, see you next week.