Adyashanti says: “Through the whole trajectory from birth to childhood to adolescence and then into adulthood, we change so much, not only physically but also emotionally and intellectually, yet something remains unchanged. That sense of something unchanged is the eternal spark within. At the beginning it may be felt as a very subtle, almost incomprehensible intuition, but when we bring our full attention to that felt intuition of what’s the same throughout our whole lives, then that little seed of divine radiance can begin to reveal itself, can begin to shine brighter and brighter in our lives.”
As I meditate on this, I reach back in my memories to see what has always been true of me, to see my divine radiance. I see kindness, compassion, wonder, a sense of honor for and oneness with all things, passion, strength, and purpose.
What things have always been true of you? What is at your center? What are the 5 best things about you? Please share them with us! Brag about yourself in the comments! You are beautiful, wonderful, amazing, and fantastic!
We see The Shadow Queen walking through a dark forest. She illuminates the path with a shining crystal which she holds in her hand. She seems confident and strong, ready to light your way and show you what you can’t yet see.
from the Wisdom of the Hidden Realms Oracle Cards
Be wary and move slowly while you’re in the dark, but take heart, because The Shadow Queen is lighting your path. If an opportunity comes for you to learn something that may help you in your situation, be sure to take it. Trust that you will learn all you need so you will be able to proceed when it’s time.
Great Spirit, please assist us with patience as we pause to assess our circumstances and to gather wisdom wherever we may find it. May we be open to others and accept help when it is offered, giving thanks for the love present in our world. May we in turn help others as we are able, giving joyfully from full hearts.
Today’s card is one of both hardship and hope.
from The Fountain Tarot – Precious Misfortune
Here we have two people huddling together, looking dejected and lonely – as if all hope is lost and nothing can be done. They’re taking comfort in each other and are focused inward, most likely their thoughts are on their problems and all of the suffering they’ve endured. They appear to have given up.
What they fail to see in their introspection is the wondrous light shining on them through the window. We can see that outside the sky is blue and the trees are green – everything looks warm and inviting. Here is life and happiness. If they were to look up, they would see that there is hope for them. Things can get better!
Throughout our lives, we suffer. Periodically, we may find ourselves in unexpected places that cause us to feel sad, lonely, or ready to give up. If you’re currently dealing with these feelings or you’re in a situation that looks hopeless, know that hope is shining on you today. This is not the end.
Take some slow deep breaths, look up, seek out the help that is available to you, and don’t give up! I believe in you!
Hello, friends! From here on out, I’ll be periodically reading a tarot or wisdom card intended specifically for those who read the post. I trust that your spirit has directed you to it at the perfect time for you.
Each time, I will be using a card from one of two decks: Wisdom of the Hidden Realms by Collette Baron-Reid or The Fountain Tarot by Jonathan Saiz, Jason Gruhl, and Andi Todaro.
Today’s card is
from Wisdom of the Hidden Realms Oracle Cards
This card is in the upright, or Ally, position. On this card we see an elderly monk who is calm and happy. He is seated in a meditative state and is holding a lotus blossom. He has given his life in service and is now in a state of bliss or serenity.
This card reminds us that if we cultivate a practice of being grateful in each moment and of giving with a spirit of love, the quality of our lives will improve tremendously. Giving produces joy in both the giver and receiver. Gratitude causes our hearts to overflow. It’s a wonderful positive feedback loop. We give and we are thankful for receiving. Over and over again.
May we remember to be thankful for everything, even for those things we think are “bad,” because all things can be our teachers. May we remember to be grateful for our bodies and all their systems, which work constantly on our behalf. May we remember to have open hearts and listen for our inner voice when it reminds us to give joyfully to others.
Take time today to sit in gratitude for your life and your body, and for all the people who make your life better.
BONUS: Think of one person that causes you anger or frustration. Spend some time thinking of things about them for which you can be thankful.
Much love to you all,
It’s been broken so many times
You were my last best hope
And I learned the most important thing
That I was always The One
My heart belongs to me ❤
I know I’ve been out of touch for a while.
The past year has been one of immense change for myself and my family. We downsized from an apartment to a motorhome, trying to open up our world a bit through traveling. We spent last winter exploring Texas, the summer working at a campground in the Northern California Redwoods (where we had no cell service), and now we’re in Southern California for the winter.
This is where we lived all summer
Traveling and being in so many situations that are different than we would have encountered had we stayed in our “normal” life have been huge catalysts for growth. We’re learning how to flow like water, to feel the path, to let go of control, and to accept everything as it is.
I’m still processing most of it, and am hoping to be a more consistent presence here, maybe sharing some of what I’ve learned.
Much love to you all,