Good evening, Blessed Hearts! Here are the cards from today’s edition of Monday Magic! These cards come to us from Toni Carmine Salerno and Leela J. Williams’ “Sacred Earth Oracle” deck. Published on May 8th, this deck mixes rich, vibrantly textured illustrations and symbolism with the goal of enhancing “your understanding of yourself by enriching your knowledge of Earth and all the life it supports.” This deck is available for purchase on Amazon.
Know what you want and do what works. Refine your abilities. Transfer a skillset from one environment to another. Do not underplay what you are capable of. Give up the idea that you must be good at everything. Narrow your interests and build on your existing strengths to conserve output and increase your value. A creative response to change will see you flourish.
There is a higher purpose to everything, but currently it is not clear. Something in your life is changing, and it is unsettling. Soon, the pieces of the puzzle will start falling into place, and you will begin to find meaning in it. For now, trust in the refinement process, hone your ability for love and develop your capacity for compassion. As taints fall away, the truth becomes clearer.
The Galapagos Islandfs are home to at least thirteen different species of finch. Some eat seeds, some eat flowers, some eat insects. Some are ground dwellers, some live on cactus and others in trees. One species uses cactus spines or splinters as tools to dig prey out of holes. The differences between the finches are slight but not important. Their specialisations mean they are not competing for food, habitat, or nesting places. It was Darwin’s realization that these different species had a single ancestor that inspired his principle of natural selection. This principle is often misunderstood as ‘survival of the fittest,’ implying that life is granted to the strong and dominant. Strength might be an edge in certain environments, but color, size, shape, song, or diet are just a few examples of how specialization can give a species a better chance. Adapting to an environment isn’t about asserting dominance or losing your sense of self. Honing and polishing a skill or behavior towards a certain task, goal or industry helps you endure changes. Through specialization you can step outside of competition and create new ways for yourself and others to flourish.
A feeling that history is repeating. The patterns in your past - in your childhood, in your relationships, in your career - are escapable. Stop and learn the lesson so you can move forward. There is no need to mindlessly (endlessly) hit repeat. Look outside of what you know and break a cycle. Someone, perhaps the universe, is trying to tell you something. A unique response to a repeat problem is needed.
From the flawless patterns of your spirit, a great light shines upon the world, You are a leader, a healer, an inspiration, a free spirit - unrestricted by traditional thinking. A desire to be all you can be, and a vision for positive transformation, draws you into deep exploration and clarity. Break free, reshape your destiny and follow the spiraling, intertwining pathways of peace, love, and wisdom.
Curing tendrils, ornate snowflakes and a giraffe’s patchwork... nature is full of beautiful, simple complexity. Fractals are found in the far reaches of space, the depths of the oceans and within the human body. They are everywhere! Repetitive form makes fractals immediately recognizable, but like zebra stripes, peacock feathers, and cumulative clouds, each expression is unique. The spiral of our galaxy is echoed in the shell of the nautilus, and we are reminded of the connection between the immense and the minuscule. Nature’s penchant for pattern making is comforting. It reassures us there are no missed opportunities, as the thread of fate will swing around again and again. Nature’s patterns are responsive, intelligent, and have starting and completion points. They are reliable but not predictable. You are a unique expression of spiraling DNA, but you are not limited by your patterning. You have all the time you need to understand the patterns in your world. You also have the power to change them.
Denial, numbness or misplacement have compounded unresolved emotions. An emotional reaction may have knocked things off balance. Beneath the surface, things may have been off balance for some time. Uncomfortable emotions are powerful signals. Respond with compassion, careful consideration and awareness. Limiting emotions restricts access to truth. The person who can only feel positive emotions does not recognize a villain. The person who only feels anger cannot accept love.
Observe your emotions and consider what they are signaling. To a large extent, how you react and respond to life depends on how you perceive it to be. Step away for a while. Clarity requires balance and detachment. Let love be the catalyst for an enlightened outcome. Accepting your emotional self leads to being calm, composed and blessed in every solution.
Water reacts to cold and heat by changing form. A seed reacts to the presence of water, oxygen, and the right temperature by germinating. Plants react to light, vinegar reacts to baking soda and iron reacts to oxygen. Some reactions are instant, some are slow, but they are natural and predictable. Human reactions are much the same. Inhaling pepper will make you sneeze. Peeling onions will make you cry. A baby responds to hunger by crying. Being threatened will trigger a fight, flight, or freeze response. Sadness, anger and fear are innate responses to emotional, mental or physical hurt. As children, we expressed those feelings as signals for help, love, comfort, or nurture. The capacity to interpret our emotional reactions with awareness is a distinctly human trait. Not responding to your world is not possible. Expecting to manage, control or deny innate reactions out of existence is like continuously turning up the heat and being surprised when the water boils.
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