The other day I was catching up on my local happenings (by reading a week’s worth of newspapers). There was an editorial about “since when is change bad?” which I just couldn’t force myself to look at.
I’m in the process of learning this. But that doesn’t mean I am always open to hearing about it. As Dan Savage says, It Gets Better. And I know this, I just have to be READY for it. (As do we all.)
This morning I woke up with a very positive outlook on the entire subject, though. And that’s totally down to what our message felt like.
The Good Growth
What I was shown, and the emotions it evoked, were nothing but positive. I actually got out of bed thinking, “well, that’s not so bad!”
Being open to newness is about intention and purpose. We can’t help but admit that every single day is changeable, as is every hour and minute and second. It’s a truth we face and can’t deny.
Do we have to embrace it constantly? Not really. But when we do, it truly does make the rest of our existence much more smooth and calm.
Growth and change and transition are all part of us, part of our soul (and our body, too). Why not allow them (as our daily draw said yesterday) to flow on through?
Right now on our card altar, this messenger brings a reminder of how little it takes to do just that.
“Wren ~ Drui-en (pronounced as Droo-y-en) ~
Humility, Cunning, God
The card shows a wren holding a feather in its beak, as if guards its nest filled with eggs. Tradition calls the wren’s nest the ‘Druid’s House.’
A bolt of lightning represents Taranis, the bull-god of thunder and lightning, the oak tree, and the wren. The Ogham sign in the stone is of Duir, the oak.
Drui-en allows us to glimpse the beauty of Goddess or God in all things. He tells us that ‘small is beautiful’ and that self-realization lies not in grandiosity or apparent power, but in humility, gentleness, and subtlety.
Cunning, if tempered with humor and good intent, is a way of achieving great things with an economy of effort, and a rational and honest use of the achievement of others.”
The Druid Animal Oracle by Philip and Stephanie Carr-Gomm, illustrations by Bill Worthington
is this view from the outside of our garden gate.
The lesson here? Maybe sometimes we NEED to be on the other side of that barrier!