Totem Guidance

Weekly Card Reading September 9-15 2013: Clear the Clutter and Move On!

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We’ve been processing a lot of emotions over the last month or so and doing so has allowed us to move into a deeper connection with ourselves and has opened the space for new opportunities and relationships with others. This week the process continues, only Spirit is asking us to start taking a look at the clutter that we’ve accumulated over the years so that we can begin to open up more physical (and hence emotional) space in our homes (and our hearts). We’ve allowed stuff to pile up around us, forming a little fortress around our hearts. As the clutter grows, we become easily distracted by the shiny objects around us, so to speak, and begin to experience a disconnect from our true essence. It is difficult to be present to ourselves and our lives when we have allowed ourselves to be swallowed by memories and objects.

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Take time at the beginning of the week to start clearing this clutter. The Cleaning House card asks us to jump into a spring cleaning of our home. As you move through your house, ask yourself how much you really need the objects in it. What are you holding onto and why? If you are reluctant to let go of a memento from your past, ask yourself what it really is that you’re holding onto. All of these memories form ghosts in our home that can hold us back from truly moving into the full expression of our lives.

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The Golden Palace card comes to us for mid-week. The card showed up reversed in the spread, meaning that we are holding onto what we believe security should look like a little too tightly. This is very closely related to the Cleaning House card and it asks us to further examine our relationship to all that we cling to. Are we holding onto that gift from our first love because we are afraid that we will never find love again? Do we have a closet overflowing with clothing because we fear that we won’t be able to buy more? As we examine these questions and emotions and begin to honestly sort through our belongings, we can begin to move into a true sense of faith and prosperity. I feel the card flipping over into an upright position as we undergo this process. As this happens, we begin to realize that true prosperity is our birthright and that the treasure is within us and has been the whole time. Finally, we see that self-worth is not measured by what we have, but by what we are.

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This new understanding of us brings us to a new point along our journey, as demonstrated by the Talisman card. We are experiencing a deepening of wisdom with respect to ourselves that will light the way along our path. Our talisman not only protects us and brings us good luck, but it also opens us to a new experience altogether. We begin to notice the magic around us once we have the space to see it without the distractions and stuff that formerly clouded our vision.  We are now able to recognize the pitfalls and obstacles that have been holding us back so that we can create a more meaningful and fulfilling life. It all starts with the first step, and here we see that step guided by the yin-yang symbol – we feel more balanced and complete. So go ahead, and put your first foot out there!

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