Number 11 - Harmony, Balance, Being in tune with others.
"You don't get in harmony with everyone by singing the same note."
There are two sides to this card - like most things in life - the two ends of a stick.
One message here is that harmony requires resonance and participation with others, aligning time and rhythm.
When people are out of sync it results in disharmony, discord and conflict. This musical metaphor can be applied to actions and relationships that require us to live, work and relate to others.
Sometimes a change in perspective is needed, disregarding differences and moving forward in tune with others, appreciating the shared values and the gifts that all parties involved bring to the table. With deft fingers the jester produces a melodic rainbow of harmony, her dress and the musical score sheet also working together to tell the same message of her "delight"...
The other message here is to be aware and notice if you're always making adjustments for the common good. There are occasions when you need to take the lead and do your solo performance, marching to the beat of your own drum.
Great relationships need balance. But the most important relationship is the relationship with our own self. From that alignment, we can recalibrate the relationship with others and do a more exciting dance of co-creation.
Love yourself. Practice the feeling of worthiness. Believe that abundance in all aspects of your life is an available gift from the Universe.
Know that you are enough, and that loss is an illusion. With this mindset, everything becomes a learning experience, and you can recalibrate yourself as often as you need to, and attract more of what you wish for.
~This card is from the Oracle of Visions.
I really enjoyed this interview with guest don Miguel Ruiz Jr on Guy's Guy Radio.
Full of beautiful insights and inspiration.
During these holy days...
May you experience moments of inner peace.
May you experience joy in simplicity.
May you experience connection with your essence.
May you have quiet moments for appreciation and reflection.
May you release any judgement that you're feeling towards yourself.
May you release any guilt or blame that you've been carrying around.
May you remember that your Inner Being is always with you.
May you allow yourself to dream about your deepest desires.
May you gain clarity about your next step.
May you find comfort in faith that your path is unfolding.
May you kindle and rekindle your inner light
as often as your need so you can feel whole and enough
just as you are.
Tuning into myself.
Not resisting. Not competing.
Inviting clarity, satisfaction, joy.
Blessing the moment.
Trusting the higher power.
Noticing the thoughts I am entertaining.
Noticing when they feel good and inviting more of them.
Noticing when they don't feel good and learning
to let them pass or redirect them.
Everything on the path is the path.
With the twists and turns, life feels rich.
I am choosing alignment...
alignment feels like love,
it feels like satisfaction.
My power is in the now.
Not yesterday, not tomorrow.
I choose love over fear.
Connection over rejection.
Authenticity, Intention, Inspired attitude,
Creativity, Discoveries, Gratitude, Faith.
They support my wellbeing.
Remembering my worth, my place in the cosmic plan.
Here I am...
Alive. Blessing this moment.
*Photos from my trip to Hawaii (Big Island)
I would like to invite you to take a few moments to reflect and look at the beliefs you have about yourself. Perhaps this will require more than just a few moments, since we are talking about ingrained beliefs, but notice what comes up when you answer this question:
Do you feel that you are enough the way you are, or do you feel like you always have to prove something to others in order to feel worthy?
We are conditioned by our environment that we are not good enough the way we are, that we always need to know more, that we need to do more, that we have to perform in a certain way in order to have value.
Isn't it insane to live our lives with this belief?
This feeling of not being enough can spill into our personal relationships and our choice of work/jobs. The pressure that we always need to know what we’re doing next and what we’re doing with our lives can be very limiting to our expression and block us from living in flow.
Sometimes we just have to sit with the unknown. It doesn't mean giving up on our dreams and desires, but simply being open to how it will come about.
We also don't need anyone's approval to feel whole, to feel enough and worthy.
We can choose to see ourselves in our wholeness, and that is a practice. It means that we might need to ignore other people's opinions and perceptions about who we are and what we should be.
This past month I spent many many hours communing with nature - walking on the beach, watching the waves, the birds, smelling the flowers and touching trees. These solo moments in nature allow me to just be, as I observe its perfection and contemplate the sweetness of life. It’s especially helpful when I am going through something challenging and need to feel more balanced and replenished. Nature is medicine.
I encourage you to take a moment for yourself (daily) to affirm and contemplate the idea of being enough and truly give yourself permission to feel it, to remember your essence.
Don't wait for anyone’s validation or understanding of who you are.
The universe adores you but it cannot yield to you differently than how you feel about yourself.
You are enough and you are lovable, just the way you are.