We start the week with a need for some long overdue self-care. The Deep Freeze card lets us know that it is time to slow down and take a pause. It feels like many of us have been pushing ourselves forward, and while action steps are necessary and right, at times what is needed is quiet and reflection. Take some time to withdraw at the beginning of the week. Curl up with a good book, write in your journal, reflect and what is important to you. This may be a time to put arguments on hold as well, as being tangled up in emotional webs will keep us from moving forward. Take a look at where your relationships are suffering and ask yourself what you can let go of. Allow this time to be one of a cleansing hibernation before spring; your seeds won’t be able to sprout if they are tarnished by anger and resentment.
Mid-week, the Spirit of Place beckons us to emerge from our cocoon. Now that we have reflected, we are able to best and most clearly put forth that which we wish to seek. This card reminds us that the answer to our question is embodied within the question itself. It is much like the Gandhi quote, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” If you want more love in your life, be love. If it is prosperity that you are seeking, allow yourself to be prosperous. By fully feeling and experiencing that which we desire, we allow ourselves to enter into the vibration of it. Once we are a vibrational match to it, we can attract it to us. Moreover, once we are it, we have already achieved the quest; there is no more need to seek it out.
The process of this week is perfect for opening us up to our intuition. We have paused, we have embodied our desires, and now it is time to allow for the answers to come to us. We are all intuitive beings and we are all able to receive guidance from Spirit. In the Moonlight card, we are beckoned to explore this side of ourselves and to open up our psychic senses. Owl flies across the moon, reminding us that discernment and wisdom are key components in this practice. Offer your query up to the Divine and then allow for the guidance to come to you. Remember that Spirit often speaks to us symbolically; be aware and open to the multi-faceted language of God. The more that you trust your intuition and the more that you act on it, the easier it will become to tap into it. Honor the guidance with discernment and wisdom, and you will be able to achieve all your dreams!
This week’s reading is from The Enchanted Map oracle cards by Colette Baron-Reid.