This current global tumultuousness can erode us like the waves do on a shoreline. Wearing us down, abrading us away. It all feels overwhelming and exhausting at times. Makes me tired just thinking about how much there is still to do.
But, here’s where we don’t let the bastards get us down. Here’s where the Universe steps in, and in Its ultimate wisdom, gifts us with a reminder.
No Need To Join The Battle
When we use words like “war” we then process, mentally and spiritually and emotionally, with that idea. With the thought that we are either winning or losing the conflict. When in reality, it’s NOT a battle at all. We are not a conquering hoard, we are not out to slay our enemies.
Teach them? Yes. Help them to understand the concepts of unity and compassion? Definitely. Improve our lives, and those of everyone else’s? No question about it.
Our weariness is misdirected. Rather, when we view the work yet to be done as a lesson yet to be learned, we have changed our attitude, and removed the battle scenario; changing wars into teachable moments.
Continuing this theme on in through Equinox week, I was directed to draw from an old friend. And, of course, this deck brings us our validation. Focusing on our own Personal Power, remembering it, will help us to move forward, see from every angle, share knowledge, never needing to engage in battles (imaginary or otherwise).
“Horse ~ 20 ~ Personal Power
When first introduced, Horse strengthened and deepened the people’s view of the world. It afforded them greater understanding of the land because it allowed them to explore the horizon on a level never known before.
With obvious links to movement and travel, Horse sanctioned the exploration and conquering of the physical setting, the breaking of boundaries and the expansion of territory.
In similar fashion, Horse Dreaming embraces the essence of Personal Power and what it means to spiritually journey within in search of inherent wisdom.
Personal Power represents the wealth of knowledge we may accumulate over a lifetime of experience which, when honoured, shifts us from the mundane and familiar, into a world of unlimited potential.
According to tradition, a Horse stands symbolically at each of the four cardinal points on the great Wheel of Life, with the yellow Palomino protecting the East, the red Chestnut standing in the North, the black horse guarding the West, and the White or Dapple Grey representing the energies of the South.
Each of the four directions offers a sacred gift of Power and a wealth of corresponding energetic wisdom.
It is up to us to go out and spiritually seek this knowledge and, once found, integrate it into our life. Metaphorically journeying to the East, for example, brings with it the gifts of illumination and introspection, while heading to the North inspires a healthy blend of innocence and passion.
In the West we learn to understand the art of introspection and meditation, and in the South we are offered maturity and judgment.
If Horse has galloped into your cards today, you are being primed for a journey of great power.
We all subconsciously know where our Personal Power lies, and as long as we instigate the search, we will ultimately find it – resulting in great rewards on all levels.
Remember: all journeys start with a simple step forward, with any forward movement nurturing growth, and growth leading to development and enrichment.
Promoting a sense of complete freedom, the appearance of Horse suggests travel of all kinds, both inner and outward; emotional, physical, and spiritual.”
Additionally, when first directed here, I felt how deep and dynamic this entire message was. If we feel tired, Horse is there to lend strength, to help us rise above, and to remind us never to forget how very powerful we truly are.
Animal Dreaming Oracle Cards by Scott Alexander King
is this bonus messenger.
Not sure where the paper came from, but it drifted to the floor as I was getting situated here at my desk.
While I’ve not been enjoying the signs of Spring, I do know that once we are through the miserable heat of Summer, cool weather will return.
It feels as though this tiny Owl has dropped in to help me recall the dying of overly bright days and too short nights. The reminder here is that our seasons move smoothly, from one in the next.
Living with intention means we can be in all of them (even if we don’t love this particular one). Knowing that none of them last. But every one will return, again and again.