Monday, May 27, 2013

Today's Tarot Reading

Focus: Five of Swords
A change of ideas or plans becomes unavoidable. Being forced by circumstances to see things from a different angle. Destruction, waste, and loss threaten to undermine spirits, but the conditions will pass. Beware getting caught up in a negative spiral. Learn the lessons of the current setback and apply them the next time around.
Fascinating to see my current focus as being an unavoidable change. Maybe it's more the focus of staying in the flow and not letting the negativity, change or loss get me down.

Strength: Knight of Swords
It is time for the individual to be prepared for sudden changes; a new idea or vision erupts from within oneself. And the ability to move with this turbulence shows firmness, resoluteness and responsibility. Symbol of creative upheaval, usually leading to success.
My current strength is adaptation to sudden changes or erupting visions. Amazing how that fits hand-in-glove with the focus of change. Adapt. Evolve. Move on.

Challenge: Nine of Cups
Victory and success arrive as long-held dreams come true. Share the power of unconditional love, the benediction, Great Mother in all Her aspects. New and stimulating friends are likely to enter your life. The psyche is rescued from the darkness of the underworld with inner commitment and loyalty, a second meeting of real marriage is possible ~ the inner and outer union.
Here's a thought: Success as a challenge. Possible because ... sometimes self-definition is wrapped up in the dream not the fulfillment of it. Looking forward to seeing what wonder and beauty I get to share!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Dreaming the World into Being

[T]he core task of the shamanist is to dream her world into being. Otherwise, she has to settle for the collective nightmare that is being dreamt by others.
~ Alberto Villoldo, Shaman

If you believed that you have the responsibility of dreaming the world into being, what would be your focus? What would you want to see in the world? How would you want to experience the world? Who would you dream into it?

Maybe it's time to believe in your power of creative dreaming!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Do you know what you are?


Do you know what you are?
You are a manuscript of a divine letter.
You are a mirror reflecting a noble face.
This universe is not outside of you.
Look inside yourself;
everything that you want,
you are already that.

Imagine that. A manuscript of a divine letter. What an incredible thought! I am, you are, we are a written page, a letter.... carefully chosen, divinely inspired ~ breathed into being.
Who do you suppose is the addressee of that letter? I imagine that it is me, I am the letter, the manuscript, being written as well as the one to whom the letter is addressed. That divine hand, so carefully forming those words, every line and jot of that script, finds me as well as the message to be perfect. I am humbled and exposed. My life, my plan, is an open message that another could read, study, reflect upon, as I could do the same with another's divine letter. These are not intended to remain hidden; they are written in full light and I cannot be ashamed of or embarrassed by them. A greater Hand than mine has formed the strokes of those letters. Instead, I am humbled.

What does your divine letter say? Have you taken the time to read it?

Friday, May 3, 2013

Rocket Launcher

You sat
atop my shoulders
with all the fragility
and aplomb
of a space capsule
awaiting its moment
to rise into the sky
and I
your rocket launcher
create the fiery thrust
setting you on the trajectory
of exploration
of adventure
of your life
the distance I can go with you
is limited
your face is ever toward
the shining and shimmering
stars and moons and planets
at some point
I must let go
leaving you on your own
as I return
to the earth
the land
the home
the shrine of my life
and you become another
of the glorious lights
my eyes behold