‘“What should I do in order to be enlightened?” asked the student to the master.
The master said, “Do as much as you can do to make the sun rise and the sun set.”
Means what? Nothing.
“Then what is the use of all the spiritual practices?” enquired the student.
“To make sure that you are awake when the sun rises and the sun sets,” said the master.’
29. In the Flow – When I am in the flow, magic happens.
To be in the flow means to trust and surrender our personal will, desires, fears, worries, anxieties and even healing to the Universe / Divine.
So, to bring more light into our lives, we don’t really need to make any conscious effort. When we are in the flow, miracles can happen naturally. We don’t have to force or push anything to happen. Instead, we allow things to unfold and we prepare ourselves so we can receive wholeheartedly.
It doesn’t mean that we just lie down on our beds and wait for things to happen. The effort goes into preparing ourselves so we can BE in the flow. Preparing ourselves means that we continue our daily spiritual practice, whether it is meditation, yoga, prayer, journaling, or any other form of spiritual practice that you resonate with.
As we continue to shift our awareness into the heart and soul space instead of just operating from the head space, we can become an empty vessel (which I feel what the last lunar cycle on self-renewal was all about) to receive wholeheartedly what the Universe has prepared for us in this lunar cycle.
The colors of this card are vibrant and mostly warm. It feels like a playful time, reminding us not to take life too seriously sometimes. This is definitely one thing we can re-learn from our children – playing and having fun are a top priority.
If you have had doubts or had been struggling in the past few months (which I had), I feel that in this lunar cycle we can finally find some relief and lightness.
The tiny jewels on the woman’s hair are sparkling. All the tears in the past few months would not be “wasted”. They are turning into jewels of wisdom, transforming us into a better version of ourselves.
The pink gemstone on the woman’s third eye also shines. It reminds us that to be in the flow, we also need to listen and trust our intuition more.
The eyes of the woman convey a sense of relaxation and peace. It reminds me of what Elizabeth Gilbert said in an interview (read the article here) about how a relaxed and calm woman is one with her power and inner strength.
It is easy to say “be relaxed!” But for the mind, relaxing is hard especially when things are uncertain and changing all the time. To me, the best way to relax, besides all the self-care practices, is really to turn over our worries to the Universe. Trust that everything happens for a reason, and that the Universe truly has our back (I feel that I keep on repeating this but it is true).
In the past lunar cycle, the one thing that helped me to overcome obstacles, to declutter my limiting beliefs and to release my negative emotions was Divine Grace. Though it had not been easy, looking back now I understood that this experience was an important initiation to strengthen my faith in the Divine.
Sometimes it also depends on how we perceive the situation. Can we give ourselves the chance to see things in a new and different light? Life may get tough, but can we find the humor and lightness in the situation and just laugh out loud? Are we addicted to our stories, beliefs, thoughts and actions that justify ourselves as not being good enough?
Do you believe that you can be supported and can share your burden with the Universe, or do you believe that you have to do everything on your own?
The choice is in your hands, or rather your head. Allow yourself to shift your awareness to your heart, and listen to what your heart and Soul has to say.
Can your head follow what your heart and Soul truly feel?
Repeat this affirmation as often as you need during this lunar cycle. A great tip is to write your affirmation on a piece of paper and place it somewhere you can see everyday as a reminder.
Feel free to change the words to make it 100% aligned to you.
I choose to see Life in a light and positive way.
Miracles happen naturally in my life.
I know the Universe supports me no matter what.
I surrender my worries to the Divine.
I am ready to receive Divine Grace.
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I recognize that my interpretation of the cards is largely based on reflections of my personal life experience and you may or may not resonate with what I share. I find that sometimes by sharing what’s going on in my life, others may find that they are going through something similar in their lives. It’s important to know that you are not going through this journey of life alone.
I highly encourage you to look at the cards as well and feel into the messages and energies of the cards yourself.
Read the messages and notice what sensations come up. Do you feel light or tense? Look at the images of the cards, and notice what draws your gaze. What thoughts and feelings arise? Do you like or dislike the card, or certain elements in the image of the card? Why is that and what does it remind you of?
Your intuition is your inner compass. My intuitive soul card reading only serves as a reference point, an invitation for you to reflect and ponder and to work your magic. I don’t claim to predict the future, nor can I do that. Take what you resonate and leave what you don’t.
Card reading is a great intuitive tool for us to find some clarity and guidance in our own life, but remember ultimately you are the one who get to decide and live the life you want.
Enjoy reading and feel free to let me know your thoughts, questions and sharing by email.