Sometimes the lights all shining on me
Other times I can barely see
Lately it occurs to me
What a long strange trip it’s been
The past few months have been my most recent long strange trip, as the Grateful Dead say in Truckin’. And even stranger is knowing that this trip is not yet over, I’ve paused for a brief layover and am waiting for the next stage to begin and right now, I can barely see what’s ahead.
Being on a spiritual path means radical trust, radical responsibility, and radical awareness. Trusting in Spirit means being led by my intuition and the subtle signs that show me the way. Sometimes it’s a broad view and sometimes it’s like walking in a fog where I can only see the next step or two.
Responsibility means always learning how to separate, not the wheat from the chaff but the issues I own from the issues that belong to others – whether individuals, organizations, systems or cultures. It means learning how to navigate through the others in a way that is least damaging to me and to others.
Awareness begins from within but cannot remain there, it must extend outwards to the current environment and the others who inhabit it at the moment. In my work with clients, we often discuss the Awareness, Acceptance, Adjustment rubric. We cannot change one thing in a conscious and deliberate manner if we are not fully aware of it. We cannot leap into adjustment before moving through acceptance. This doesn’t mean accepting the situation as is but accepting that it is. If we deny the truth of the situation, even small pieces of that truth, our adjustments will not work in the long term.
I see many friends, colleagues, and clients who are experiences their own set of disturbances in their lives – spirituality, relationships, career – and are each making their own way toward trust, responsibility, and awareness.
One of the many tools that I use is tarot. Not for prediction but for insight. Not to tell me what to do but what to consider as I decide for myself. I’ve chosen a card for all of us to keep in mind over the next week.
The King of each suit has the responsibility for ruling that elemental energy – and like all kings, they may do it well or poorly. Pentacles are Earth energy – abundance, growth, practicality, successful. This week Spirit is asking: how well are you managing your career, your money, the practicalities of day-to-day life? Are you willing to apply the Awareness, Acceptance, Adjustment rubric? Are you afraid of what you might discover or are you eager to dive in so that you are empowered to make the changes that allow your life to flourish?
If you are looking for personal guidance as you prepare yourself for the new year, I’m offering a special on readings during the month of December 2019. Give yourself the gift or share it with a loved one. Contact me to schedule a reading.
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