Well. First glance and this just looks... sad.
I was feeling off yesterday, I can usually tell when my energy is off because everything attached to it just doesn't work right. I love how I can see that and understand why it feels off, but then I have to work on finding why it is OFF.
So, I was thinking about that when I pulled the Sad Embrace. I really didn't want to see anything sad today. You may be entering into a period where loss is a theme. Perhaps you’re having to let go of a long-cherished dream. If so, take heart, for this ending may have been for your highest good. A better and more powerful dream will be realized in your life if you can accept the loss. Growth is always assured. Whatever the loss—however great it is—let go, and experience your feelings so that you may soon see what beauty lies ahead.
Well, then. I needed some back up on that one, so I pulled another card and got Magic Stream. Which just looks so lovely, doesn't it?
Every experience you have seems to have its own life story however, there is danger in seeing events as separate from one another, since in fact they are all part of a continuity and a greater evolution.
Your experiences filter through the whole world, one leading into another, inform- ing and influencing still more. Inspiration, invention, and revelations rarely come to just one person. The collective awareness is a shared storehouse of potential. When you remember you’re part of the fluid continuity of life, you become a channel for great inspiration. Allow the magic to flow through you and carry your dreams into reality. Your success will benefit many.
I LOVE that reminder. And it goes with the book I am reading, Sidewalk Oracles too. I also tend to pull one Tarot card along with the Oracle as they have a knack of illuminating the lessons. So, I pulled.... the 8 of freeking swords. (not going to lie, I first drew the 10 of swords and just wasn't having it! I tried again and got the 8, OK, YES I HEAR YOU UNIVERSE)
Back to that overall sad feeling I got up at the start.
8 of Swords
Being unsure, lack of direction, doubting myself, feeling trapped and limited.
Yes and yes. I am pretty sure my ego was getting in the way yesterday, not by much, I am pretty good at keeping that at bay, but it did peep it's head up yesterday. I am thinking THAT is what I need to say goodbye too. But I am open to looking for more that needs to be gone. I also need to remember that we all float in the same stream and there is so much beauty there to choose from. I don't need EGO around when I can dive into that lovely storehouse of everything.
And the 8 of swords reminds me of that as well. When I let go of myself EGO, and trust that Universal Stream, I won't feel that doubt and limitation.
So, maybe this draw wasn't as sad as I first thought and I probably could have kept that 10 of swords too, since it has the same overall idea. And you cannot fool the Universe by drawing more cards, it will keep giving you the cards you need, even if you don't like it.
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