The blueprints we all construct before putting on these bodies and stepping in to these particular lives, that’s what has been on my mind lately. Understandably so, what with job searches, births, deaths, and car fires all around me.
However, I’m also hearing that I’m not the only one in transition. This message is for all of us.
Our lessons and our challenges, our gifts and our blessings. These are the parts of our journey which make us unique, and many-layered. The pieces and parts of our life patterns, we have listed and sorted them all.
One of our tasks in this process is to honour every direction, the ups and downs and the in-betweens. We have our charts in hand when we arrive, and the closer we follow them, the smoother our adventure goes.
Here’s what the main focus is right now:
Contractual Obligations and Agreements of the Soul
To follow our passion and fulfill the promises we made, we have to pay attention. Are we looking forward to each new day, or dreading it? Do we glow with a joyous feeling, or do we slump through each chore in a cloud of complaints?
When we aren’t doing our very best, or living up to our commitments, we aren’t helping anyone. Most especially ourselves. Fortunately, the solution for improvement is simple.
Since there are no mistakes, merely sidetrips, we can get back on course easily enough. On our card altar, the Universe has delivered an intense, but necessary, reminder. Processing our emotions, not hiding from them is a valuable first step.
(I would like to suggest that we all read the words below very carefully, maybe even twice through. I’ve been directed to include both sections from the guidebook. Clearly this is important!)
“Sad Embrace ~ 45 ~
‘Joy is a part of life. Let go and allow time to heal you.’
You may be entering into a period where loss is the theme. Perhaps you are having to let go of a long-cherished dream.
If so, take heart, for this ending may have been for your highest good. A better and more powerful dream will be realized in your life if you can accept the loss.
Relationships based on faulty foundations are meant to end at this time. Disappointment is a form of perception.
If your expectations weren’t met, a sense of loss arises, along with sadness and grief. Express these emotions. Tears are like healing rain that can restore life to a parched inner landscape.
Growth is always assured. Whatever the loss – however great it is – let go, and experience your feelings so that you may soon see what beauty lies ahead.
Are you suffering over your suffering? Do you feel that life is treating you unfairly and that you have been robbed or deprived of what you’re entitled to? Do you long for a love that eludes you, or the success that has been bestowed upon others?
Righteous anger and a sense of entitlement lead to a trap of ego. Your suffering and loss will pass if you let them. If you hold on to your perception of unfairness, then you will find yourself in its tight grip, unable to breathe freely.
The only solution is to drop your victim stance and embrace the sadness so that it may dissipate naturally in time.
Trials and tribulations build character, which is its own gift. Find something to be grateful for, and take responsibility for your part in all matters.
However painful it may be to sit with your sadness, remember that you are loved and will not be left adrift forever. Have faith, for this, too, shall pass.
You are not a victim, only a traveler on a hero’s journey. It’s okay to be disappointed for now, but know that someday you will look back and see great value in this experience.”
The Enchanted Map Oracle Cards by Colette Baron-Reid
is this view, my August page from the calendar of Porches.
I’ll be right there, if anybody needs me. Looks like a perfect spot to sit, meditate, pray, grieve, process, contemplate, simply daydream.