Hello, hello, hello delicious lovely. How are you? Did you celebrate last week? We did! Valentine’s (leaving random love notes everywhere). New Moon wishes and then had a house full and a ladened table of homemade Chinese food on Friday to ring in the year of the Dog! It was such great fun, and so much amazing food and then topped off by playing a fabulous game called “Telestrations”. If you have never played it I highly recommend it, it’s kind of like Telephone meets Pictionary, but far more twisted!
I was very disappointed this weekend as early in the week with the weather being mild, I was almost convinced Spring was around the corner and then it changed. It started snowing, and it snowed, and snowed and then snowed more and just kept on frigging snowing! Then it was great fun to have the temperature drop and the wind pick up to 50km an hour. So a good chunk of the weekend was spent with no power, heat or any means of making a cuppa tea! (That is positively sacrilegious!) My daughter went over a steep bank in her car due to the ice and all the snow and was trapped upside down in her car for a while. Needless to say she was very shaken up, but a good dosing of Gaba, Rescue Remedy and a warm blankie and she is doing much better today. We still have to sort out how to get the car from it’s precarious position balanced on a tree and embedded in the snow, but that can wait a little bit.
Anyhow, enough of my grumbles about the weather – I can’t change it so I need to find ways of appreciating it, hence we are having a gorgeous roast beast and yorkshire puddings for supper tonight. Nom, nom, nom. The perfect meal for this type of weather.
Even though there are no huge celebrations happening today all sorts of wonderful things have happened on this day in the past. For example in 1878 Thomas Edison received his patent for his gramophone (and all of a sudden we had music). Handel’s Alexanders Feast premiered and in 1949 the 1st Bollingen Prize for poetry was awarded to Ezra Pound! So even though this might feel like a ‘meh’ day, it’s not – the possibilities are endless.
The deck that was most insistent on coming to play was The Sacred Rebel Oracle, which is a perfect deck for today as it’s all about creating a marvellous life and world filled with love. The crystals that insisted on coming to join in are Fire Agate, Rhodonite and Amethyst and of course Selenite to amplify and cleanse.
This week there is no guided visualisation, as I had a corker of a cold and it left me with a very, very deep husky voice (albeit with a British accent), the perfect voice for 1-900 calls I must say lol. So take a moment to just wiggle your toes and put your feet flat on the floor. Breathe all the air out of your lungs and then take a glorious deep breathe in through your nose, hold for 4 and then sigh it out your mouth. Repeat this a few times whilst you gently roll your shoulders up back and down and let them gently fall like wings down along your spine.
In keeping with this month’s theme of UNFOLDING, ask for guidance or support as to what you need to know or be aware of to encourage more UNFOLDING in your life. When you feel ready pick the card or cards that resonate for you.
Let’s go take a look then shall we?
GOING BEYOND NORMAL
On the path of life there are deciding moments where we can choose to go with the mainstream or we can dare to take a bolder, more authentic and trusting way – even if it seems riskier or less safe. To rely solely on logic and science, without incorporating the mysterious and magical is a recipe for an existence that is far too dry! The sacred rebel within our hearts will always choose a juicer approach to life. You are currently approaching such a choice point. You could say that the choice is about balance. It is lss about choosing to honour either art or science, gardening or architecture, and more about integrating all approaches so that you enhance rather than hinder your life journey.
There is a time and a place for logic, strategy, planning and measurable outcomes. These are not bad tools to have but we must be vigilant not to worship them or allow them to quash or less rational, but equally valuable decision-making tools: intuition, feelings and those things you know, without knowing how you know them! The flowing, inspirational energy of the heart may have no conceivable basis in logic or reason and still be uncannily accurate. To remain rebellious we must not sacrifice the art of emotion, instinct, passion and intuition, for the science of logic and strict planning!
You are being asked to stay open to the intuitive approach in your life, your work, your creativity as well as in your spiritual journey. The intuitive approach can be likened to the method of a gardener or an artist. There is a sense of what might work where and a loose or even a detailed plan, but how the plan is carried out will depend on and respond to the flow off its surroundings. There is no need to control the situation but rather a desire to nurture an idea to fruition.
You are moving outside of the plan! You are living on the border of what is socially accepted. This is good. This is fringe-dwelling freedom. Others might not see this about you straight away as you seem pretty normal but that secret eccentric streak is just waiting to show itself. And, maybe you are an out and proud fringe dweller, completely comfortable with this way of being. Either way, you have a chance to live from the heart more deeply and expressively than ever before. You need to realise that this is a legitimate, empowered and creative way to live that honours all of who you are. You can give up forcing or squashing yourself down into a very limited set of so called desirable qualities like intellect and control. It’s time to get a bit wild and let nature take its course.
DIVING FOR LIGHT
How brave you are! You are diving for light. It’s easier to look for light in the heavenly and sweet than to look for the light in that which is dark. This is an advanced task that only a rebellious and brave heart will attempt.
You may not feel that you have taken such a journey by choice. Yet you have taken this wise challenge on from deep within your soul.
This oracle speaks of a time when you are called into darkness through life circumstances, situations, relationship challenges or inner struggles that you don’t understand. That darkness may be a creative block, a sense of being in a void or feelings of depression, rage, sadness, fear or anxiety. There may or may not be an obvious cause. The darkness might be generally accepted and socially acknowledged because there is a socially acceptable or obvious reason for it. However, there may be no obvious justification for your experience of darkness. Just know that you are actually on track and right where you need to be.
Our creative process and our spiritual path go through similar turning of the wheel process. You need to be alert to sabotage and criticism. Don’t carry other people’s fear for them. Stay in your heart. Will you stay in your heart or will you be seduced by darkness and overcome by anger or sleepiness. This is a spiritual test and a threshold for all true creative work. Stay connected to your heart, all will be well.
COME TO LIFE
You’re the most sacred of all sacred artworks. You are bringing yourself to life now and this is how it must be. Of course something being essential doesn’t mean it will always be easy. You must support yourself and have courage during this process. Your monkey mind is not to run the show. It might have a lot to say and at times it seems very convincing, but it is not the one in charge. Your mind can inspire you with ides. However, it is the real you that speaks through your rebellious sacred heart and is living your life, not the monkey mind. The mind is not much more than a swirling cacophony of habitual reactions.
Beneath habitual thoughts there is a deep sensual, creative and energetic awakening happening to you. It is so far beyond what the mind is now capable of controlling. Others might not like it because it shakes things up – coming to life tends to do that. However, it is happening now and the only real choice you have to make is how to deal with it.
Coming to life means feeling. It might bring joy but it could equally bring sadness, rage or fear. It could bring all of these and more. Feelings will come and go quite swiftly when allowed to flow. You might need to paint, write, enact ritual, sing or dance your feelings to help the energy flow. Don’t hold back. Create the space for yourself to do it. In this process you are uncovering the artistry of the universal creator. You are honouring the sacredness of life by exploring it without restraint and that includes the flow of your feelings.
Don’t imagine you can go back to sleep. You are too awake for that now. There is no falling back into old ways. There is another adventure awaiting you now.
Wow, I loved those cards! So delicious one wishing you a stupendous week, remember to stay warm and cosy and take time everyday to do something, no matter how small, just for you, whether it’s lighting a candle in the evening and just taking 10 minutes, or having a glorious soak in a bath filled with essential oils. Here’s to warm fuzzy soxs, large cups of tea and good books! See you next week.