The question is not so much what a meaningful life might be rather than how to reclaim it. Sometimes it feels to me that I am adrift in a river being carried ever away from the banks of solid ground where I know who I am, where my life has meaning. I have lost track of the tools I have and how to use them to support myself. I am unable to get a grip. I feel disconnected and adrift.
In the featured card, we see a woman sitting peacefully, holding light within her hands. The light is coming from within her; she has reached inside and drawn it from her center with her focused will – her personal power – and it expands all around her in glowing auras. This light is the Divine Gift within each of us; we all contain this Divine Spark. When we are able to consciously connect with this light, this power, we move beyond the turmoil of whatever has caused us to get lost in the external, when we forgot that real peace comes from within.
The Two of Wands, or Fire, is often referred to as possibilities. There is always something else going on, options to choose from, something else we put upon ourselves to do, to be, to think. I love that in the card above, the woman uses her two hands to hold her flame. She brings the duality of life into focus with the one true source of power, where she centers her attention, and connects to the higher consciousness of who she truly is. From this act she is better able to resist the illusions and distractions of what is outside of her.
But oh, those distractions! When you find yourself being pulled in multiple directions, feel overwhelmed, lost, or just plain worn out, remember the light within you that connects you to your Divine power and wisdom, that place within you that centers you in the storms of life. Stop and breathe. Reach into your heart. Pull out that flame of love and peace and remember you are more that what is happening around you. Don’t get distracted in the doing of this – you don’t have to create a whole new ceremony or go on a retreat. Light a candle. Smudge. Say a chant. Offer a prayer. Breathe. Be aware. And go from there.
Blessings to you – Kathryn Ravenwood
(Card pictured is Two of Wands from Mythical Goddess Tarot Deck and Guidebook Set by Sage Holloway and Katherine Skaggs )
About my Tarot Readings:
One of my passions in this life is to help you trust the wisdom and strength within you – to understand the High Priestess energy that is there to guide you in all you do. I invite you to schedule a reading with me for assistance in understanding the energies around you so you can make more confident choices and move forward in joy. Tarot as Alchemy is a powerful experience! The Tarot cards are an ancient collection of wisdom to help us in transforming our lives. They are cosmic doorways that lead us into the archetypal lessons we all must experience as we grow in the physical, emotional, spiritual, and mental aspects of who we are. We invoke the Great Council of Tarot and your own personal guides to bring in the messages and symbols to help you understand the current energies and lessons life is offering you and how to make the best of the related opportunities that come from those energies.
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