What are the Wild Ways that pull you out of complacency?
Hear their call
for they will bring you home
Howl at the moon, read a dangerous book, ask the forbidden questions, walk in the forest and listen to the moss under your feet, simmer a witches brew of holy ways and heretic actions.
In other words, take a grand chance on something close to your heart.
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The Dark Places
The dark does not just hold your shadows
or those scary fears that keep hidden away
The dark also holds the depth of your
Those wishes and dreams
that seem to tender to release into the world
It is only by visiting The Dark Places
can you know which is which
I may seem an odd card to get on May Day, a day of bursting with sun and life and new growth, yet this is what came forward.
So, dare to look into the dark even while basking in the light. What is hidden under the surface, behind the smile, in the wakeful moments in the middle of the night when the rest of the world sleeps?
What desire have you hidden away? Visit and ask if it is time to come out into the light. If it is not yet ready, visit often until it is. Tend the tiny whispers of what will someday be knowing this dark cocoon is also a place of growth.
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from Oracle of Oddities by
Black and the Moon
Beware the hunger that cannot be filled by mortal things
for this is the force that temps your craving heart
away from her deep knowing
The empty feeling of soul longing
is the journey to your center
and the portal to all that is
Gluttony’s lie is that the discomfort of spirit
can be fed through the flesh
as separate from our divinity
The gift of gluttony is the awareness
that hunger comes in many guises
all of which
want to lead us home to the embrace
of our body as the meeting place
of matter and eternal essence
Gluttony invites us to see where our craving for more is a symptom of a truer desire for connection to our self, our heart, and the greater source of all.
Gluttony as one of the seven deadly sins is mired in shame and yet it holds a divine doorway into finding what holds our deepest joy.
Gluttony asks us to feel in and under the fixation with more and hear the subtle cry of our essential nature calling us to the truth of our being.
We are enough.
from The Enchanted Map
by Colette Baron-Reid
Allow yourself the solace of your own sweet acceptance
for things of this world are harsh and cruel
Do not run from your sadness
it tells a sacred story
of love and loss and something precious
Instead embrace the tenderness
of being a soul witness to grief shared
by all who have courage to bear witness
to the heart of living in times of such as these
Compassion and strength grow here
If you are feeling tender and vulnerable, take time to be gentle and comforting to yourself. Your pain, disappointment, grief, anxiety, or sadness is your emotional wisdom guiding you through the depth of the complexity of our mortal, imperfect world.
Sad Embrace welcomes this complexity and ask you to meet yourself with loving compassion, allow what is here to move through you, and know that while you do you are being held by the stars and moon and solid ground of Earth.
I notice the full moon in the image above and can’t help but make the connection to the full moon tomorrow. Emotions may feel even more intense. Reach out for support if it feels too much. This also is a form of embrace for your soft and tender self.
It is okay to take a break and smell the air after it has rained.
It is fine to look closely at the wet ground knowing treasure lives there.
It is acceptable to stand in the misty damp with out shoes on.
It is all right to wish for the birds to sing just for you.
It is allowed to play in and savor a world that also makes you weep in pain and grief.
In fact, it is necessary, required, essential, practical and sacred homecoming to yourself; to feel the aliveness of the earth
rising to meet you exactly and fully where you are in just this excruciating moment.
This is the way of the devotional self, the practice of finding yourself in the larger flow of the world, the simplicity of belonging to the cosmos simply because you are here.
This is how we stay sane in a world that on too many days seems out to break our hearts.
Power of Attraction
from Sacred Rebels by Alana Fairchild
The world is woven together with golden threads
each felt only by those whose path align
This attraction is soul meeting destiny
yet only unfolding when trusted and followed
Give honor to that which pulls you towards it
for it will guide your way
illuminate your heart
your place of belonging in this world
Where are you drawn?
What attracts you?
Any flights of fancy, shiny objects, unexpected curiosities grabbing your attention?
Let yourself follow the lead of what attracts you. Even if it doesn’t make sense, or doesn’t lead to something concrete that you can see right now. These treads of noticing, of attraction, are messages from the unseens, sign posts to our unfolding self. Allow them to take you into new terrains of knowing yourself.
If you have concerns that this all sounds too much like useless procrastination and avoidance, I say this. There is a difference between following the sacred threads of self through the mystery even, perhaps especially, when they don’t have a logical reason or conclusion and numbing out through distractions so as to NOT step vulnerably into the unknown and wild ride of your becoming self.
You are following a golden thread, sacred attraction, soul unfolding, if you feel a deepening recognition of yourself whether through familiar or new ways.
from the Osho Zen Tarot
Now is not the time to hide behind
outdated ways and predictable means
Creativity of life is bursting forth
begging to ridden hard and wild
the elements of self
the flesh of knowing
the cycles of innate knowing
are your guides
When days such as these loom challenging
remember the flow of nature
always moves towards growth.
Live as the artist of destiny
the sovereign of worlds intimate and public
and birth the new
Notice where creativity is calling you. Fallow the threads of your imagination and your desires to make or experience something new.
This card relates to the Empress in the traditional Tarot, a card of sensuality, creativity, abundance and nurturing. Look to see where you are feeling well cared for or not, where you have plenty or not, where your senses are enlivened or not.
If times are feeling hard, dismal, or challenging, seek out ways to spark your creative nature. Something new is wanting to be nurtured.
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