This week's art journal is all about embracing wolf-consciousness and tribe-energy. So that means being fearlessly authentic, and honouring your inner-darkness as being one of our wisest teacher. You are being encouraged to have confidence, by thinking for yourself, with an open, True and faithful Heart, while keeping the rest of the tribe in mind. Don't allow yourself to be blindly led by what others tell you to be true - you have been given the power of intuition for a reason - to discern for yourself what is right. Remember, having humility is really about claiming your rightful spot within the tribe - no matter how you feel, you belong here on Earth, as much as anyone else does. For it is by being authentically you that you will shine like the Star you are...like one of the stars that makes up the vast and Infinite Universe. In other words, be brave, dear one, with a heart full of Love (for yourself first), and then go ahead and let out all those repressed emotion (in a place that is safe to do so, of course) that keep you unnecessarily stuck and afraid to really live your glorious life. We have all been conditioned to think that perfectly natural, but darker human emotions and feelings are inappropriate. But it is by embracing all our feelings, so we may become integrated, that we are no longer controlled by them. So go ahead and howl at the moon! You are beautiful and complete, as you are. 🐺❤️ PS...Gladiolas are the flower that represent strength, and red denotes anger, energy, passion, strength, desire and love. Interestingly, it also enhances human metabolism, once again supporting how expressed emotion is healthy for our bodies. Add the full moon, and we've got power in spades, baby (which together we certainly do)!
This week has been super interesting. I have had some big awarenesses, and I am so grateful for them. I am not sure if you know this, but I have been studying from a book called The Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes for quite a while now. I had picked up this book - a book I had inherited back in 2009 from my beloved mother-in-law Dorothy a few years ago but in recent months became really intent on understanding its contents..
Dorothy has been a big inspiration for my spiritual growth and journey. She is the one who introduced me to the likes of Louise Hay (You Can Heal Your Life), Deepak Chopra and Wayne Dyer. It is funny because in a recent conversation a friend she told me that she felt like she was channeling Wayne Dyer. I laughed because I feel like we all do (at least the people that I choose to surround myself with seem to have a Wayne Dyer consciousness leading their way).
Wayne was Love and Light, Curiosity and presence...he was an earth angel, and I believe that he was an ascended master, and leader of a heart revolution, of our time.
Back in the summer of 2015 I had signed up to go to a Hay House Writer's Workshop on the beautiful island of Maui...Wayne Dyer's home. Wayne was one of the facilitators of that workshop. While my husband and I were eating a snack waiting to board the plane, I got a call requesting that I come home. The friend who was watching our elder pug thought she was too ill to care for her. I respectfully, and without feelings of resentment (honestly), collected our already checked bags, and we returned home. Later that summer Wayne died. I was extremely sad and did not get the cruelty of the irony. It had been a dream of mine to get to see him. I just felt like it was something I was supposed to experience.
A friend contacted me shortly afterwards and said she was going to a Hay House Writer's Workshop in New York the following October, and wondered if I wanted to join her. We were moving that weekend but my husband really wanted me to go and decided to do the move without me. So I set off to NY all by myself (which was honestly the first real trip I have done by myself. I had to figure out how to get from the airport to the AirBnB apartment in Manhattan). I overcome a lot of fears during that trip, and through it, I have experienced so many synchronicities - synchroncities that lead me to meet a couple dear friends who are very important in my life today. Because of THAT trip, and the subsequent growth that has resulted from the people I serendipitously met there, I feel like Wayne Dyer was indeed looking out for me.
So, where am I going with all of this? During the last week, as a result of my coaching groups with Nancy Levin who was one of those people that I met in New York (you gotta give yourself the gift of doing coaching with her. She is like the fairy god-mother...magic follows her wherever she goes), combined with my passion for spiritual studies, has lead me to the realization of what it takes to be able to do a card reading. I always thought one had to possess special talents and powers to be able to do a reading. I loved oracle cards - the art and stories - and dreamt that one day I would, as if by magic, be able to read them myself. But I had an epiphany. WE CAN ALL read cards if we are able to become present to our heart and intuition in the moment - if we are able to see that our pasts are merely illusions of our social imprinting, we can begin to hear the Truths available to us in each moment through our hearts. and intuition
The secret to reading cards is to read ourselves! I am not sure if this makes any sense to you, but know this - YOU have this ability. too - we all do. If you can get to know and honour the voice of your intuition - your True Self, and begin to live a life full of self- love, joy, beauty, and peace, as a result - you will no longer have to feel alone and/or insecure. BUT...you gotta get to know yourself ,and to be able to honour and respect your truth and feelings first.
Anyway...here is the reading I did this week. I asked the question, "Am on the right track for my dreams?"
Here is my card spread from Doreen Virtue's Angels Oracle Deck, for this day: I don't know about you, but I like to see quick results when I'm working on manifesting something in my life. The truth is that looking for results indicates that I'm out of faith and trying to force my will on that situation.
Living on a boat, creating whimsical art and cruising the ocean blue!