Sunday Scripture: to help you to future-proof your week.
This is your reading for the week beginning August 24th, 2020 – but as with all readings, if you have been guided towards this page at another time then trust that it is meant to be and applicable to your life now.
As we move into the last week of August, the focus is on spring cleaning relationships, taking time out to think, reassess and heal (if we need it), and trusting that the future is bright and the Universe has our back. This might mean saying goodbye to people in our lives who have been with us since childhood, or quitting a job. Don’t panic. It’s all a necessary and very purposeful part of the long-term plan.
This week’s reading comes from the Animal Tarot Cards deck by Doreen Virtue and Radleigh Valentine, published by Hay House with artwork by Dan Craig. Check out their website if you like what you see and see or go to Amazon to get your own deck.
The cards drawn are:
- The Five of Winter (Swords)
- Awakening (The Hanged Man)
- The Ace of Spring (Wands)
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Our card for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday is the Five of Winter, which shows us two dogs fighting over ownership of a piece of rope, both with jaws locked fast around it refusing to let go. This battle of wits, strength and stamina takes place close to the edge of a cliff on a very blustery day. The air is thick with clouds and full of leaves. Yet they see none of this, not the soft green grass beneath their feet, nor the delicate yellow flowers, not the peaceful blue sea to their back, nor the soon to be arriving storm. They have eyes only for each other, and they are eyes of war. Where in your life can you relate to this? Where is there a loss of mature and heart-centred communication? This card is a warning that things in your house aren’t right. It’s time to get yourself out of the way and change course. You are in a situation that can only lead to more. More fighting, broken promises, disappointments, hurt, pain, rejection, negative energy, name-calling, and blaming and violent outbursts. No good can come of it. Not while both parties are fighting over the same thing, from different perspectives, neither willing to let go. Is your pursuit worth all that effort? Could this energy not be better spent? If you back down and apologise, regardless of whether you believe yourself to be wrong or not, will this change things, will the matter be resolved? Could it be this simple? Will changing your behaviour change anything? Or is this a situation one where continuing to interact with this person or environment will only lead to more conflict because your boundaries will be ignored? Think about what you want and what is possible and then act with integrity as you either back down or back away. Take responsibility for what is yours and then leave the rest behind.
Our card for Thursday and Friday is Awakening and it asks us to look at things in a different way. The giraffe spends most of his life with his head high in the air surveying the greater landscape. He can see friends, and predators, coming from miles away and therefore take time to plan. But does this constantly looking ahead and behind, spinning his head all around, really help him in the present moment? Does he not miss out on the smaller, equally as important and vital things, like the fruit ripening on the trees, the leaves opening to perfection, the butterfly exiting the cocoon. And is he really even grounded? This card is asking us to step inside and to sit down in silence and meditate. The situation that is foremost on your mind right now, or situations, can be seen through multiple lenses. What if everything that is happening to you was happening for a reason, a good reason, and what if you are simply misinterpreting the signs, what if your resistance and emotional response is actually blocking it from moving on? Try to look at things differently. And try to look at them in more detail. Like your boss might be giving you hell because he’s in the middle of a divorce or his kid is dropping behind in school. Or your partner might be clashing swords up against you because he is going through something personal that he hasn’t shared. Or maybe it’s just that your journey together is over and you haven’t owned that openly yet? Not all things can be fixed. And not everything can be resolved by taking the higher stance. Go inside. Find the silence. Feel your way around the situation from all angles. Then, when you are more sure of your direction, try navigating again. And trust your inner instincts, even if what they say you don’t much like.
Our card for Saturday and Sunday is the Ace of Spring. This is where we can take a deep sigh and sink into a comfortable knowing that this, everything that right now feels so unfixable and unmanageable, is all going to be alright. The Universe has our back. We are not alone. Powers greater than us are watching over us and pulling the strings. We just need to relax, surrender and retract our claws. All good things come to those who wait. And you have waited patiently. This time of conflict and turmoil and loggerheads is almost done. Hang on in there this is the last leg. Wait until you see the signs and then leap into action following them. The castle on the hill that imprisoned you is about to be left behind. That side of you, that trauma from your childhood that then followed you and steered you into other disappointing and damaging relationships, is being released and healed. Your heart has been broken so that it can be made new again, bigger and stronger and brighter and so much more capable of giving and accepting (untainted and unconditional) love. Your time will come. It will. And until then, think of yourself as the little tiger being held and watched over in a constant and silent vigil.
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