This week we are asked to get clear and focus so that we can better stand in truth and integrity. The first message we receive is from The Frog. Frog asks us to go through a purification process so that we can best create space and gain clarity in order to allow in fresh energy. When our lives become cluttered with physical objects and/or emotional baggage we can become laden with attachments that diminish the free flow of energy. As we move along our path, our natural inclination is to expand so that we may learn and experience new things. When we hold onto the past we keep our attention focused behind us. Our hearts can become heavy and burdened and this stagnation impedes the creation of new connections and experiences. Physical clutter does the same – our field becomes overwhelmed with stimuli, many of which are emotionally charged from past events, and our energetic expansion freezes. Quite simply, it has no room to grow. As you take stock of your internal and external environment this week, ask yourself if what you feel/see/smell/hear/relate to yields a positive charge in your life. If it doesn’t, and if you feel any contraction around it, it is time to release it gently and with love. If you find that you struggle to let go of something, it’s time to dig deep. Get out a journal, call a friend, meditate, pray. Get to the bottom of your resistance so that you may find acceptance and then liberation.
Internal and external housecleaning creates a huge catalyst for growth, and that is needed right now. The Lady of the Lake comes to you to stand in full truth and integrity. Despite our best intentions, it is difficult to do so if we are mired in the past and pain. The Lady is a brazen bearer of truth and she demands that denial be swept away so that truth may enter. In the legend of Avalon, the sword that the Lady carries is the sword of truth that had been claimed by Arthur and that was forged with the power of God/Goddess. She uses it to cut away all that obscures truth and light, and she is calling on you to do just that. She reminds you of the personal responsibility that you have to create your reality, and the clearer you are, the more power you have to do it in a way that is in true alignment with your personal integrity. When the Sword of Truth appears, there is much business at stake. Pay attention to the omens and signs around you and act. The power of Spirit is behind you as you look to create wholeness and manifest abundance in your life.
The same message is reiterated in the final card this week, Focus. Again, clear away that which no longer serves you so that you may focus on the task at hand, which is to do whatever it is that is in alignment with your personal integrity. Clear your clutter and stay in the present moment. We are releasing ourselves from the bondage of the past and now we are also asked to not dwell too far in the future. We create our reality in the present moment and we experience our bodies, our souls – our wholeness – in the present. Step back into the moment, quietly, gently, over and over again as you guide yourself along your path. We don’t reach our goals by leaping ahead or by looking backwards. We achieve them by creating the vision and then taking one step at a time in the direction of it.
This week’s reading is from The Wisdom of Avalon oracles cards by Colette Baron-Reid.