It’s still snowing. Like actively. With the added bonus of alternating freezing rain. The Deputy is beyond displeased. He and Empress (who’ll be staying home with me another day since all of her dogs rescheduled this morning) believe that this will be how the world ends. It. Just. Won’t. Stop. Snowing.
For me, I’d simply like to sleep through the night without being startled awake by overly loud barking and brain-penetrating beeps from all manner of electronic devices. What scraps of messages I did manage to get, ironically enough, had to do with . . . .
. . . . personal and individual power.
We may not be able to control the weather, but we can certainly control ourselves “within” the weather. Or whatever is our current situation.
Which brings me back to our Enchanted Map. We’ll be going with that stack again.
“Wide Open ~ 42 ~
You are free to express your uniqueness to the world and share in all the bounty of life’s endless possibilities.
All manner of opportunities are presented to you at this time. The Wide Open card is a signal that you are able to truly manifest your dreams and that your goals are in sight.
Don’t remain small and contracted. Instead, expand your horizons beyond what you believe to be your limitations. You have a unique voice that needs to be expressed in the world.
The Universe is supportive of new ideas and approaches at this time, so speak up and speak out.
This card is the sign of the maverick who freely roams the wide-open space of possibility. Allow for a greater vision to replace old ideas as you dream a grander dream.”
Perfect, right? Stand up tall and be heard! Even if it means we have to do it in our snow outfits. Layers and layers of snow outfits.
But wait, here’s the opposing direction. Because even though this one did definitely come up direct, it felt like both sides needed to be shared.
Envy, jealousy, and possessiveness are the character flaws to be careful of at this time. You or someone else is closed off, unable to remain open to new ideas or intimacy. Heed the gentle warning that too tight a hold on what or who you love, or what you aspire to, will choke the life out of that which you desire.
Open your heart and loosen your grip, for what is truly yours can never be withheld from you. If another is shutting you down, let that person be. Don’t try to force a door – or a mind – to open.”
Which leads me directly into a continuation from yesterday’s sharing.
“Does the analytically mind fit into all of this? After all, facts are facts, and there are reasonable things to do when the world is falling apart and people are pushing your buttons. Logic has its benefits, true, but when you use it as your only guidance tool, instead of letting Spirit direct you, your thinking is mechanical, and you have a mechanistic view of life that prevents you from perceiving magic and mystery. You will limit your enchanted powers.”
Today’s Deck and Book:
The Enchanted Map Oracle Cards and The Map – Finding the Magic and Meaning in the Story of Your Life by Colette Baron-Reid
Today’s Winter View:
is exactly what I saw, shortly before Dan left for work, out our front door (which, it seems, is also in frame).
In the dark it’s extry cool, our faerie walk* lights shine through the snow. Of course, there’s no way for me to capture that image, but still, it’s pretty.
*That’s the name of our garden path.