And from the universal comms team a song sprung straight into my mind, from the band America " Horse with no name".
The first verse jumped out at me:
"On the first part of the journey, I was looking at all the life.
There were plants and birds and rocks and things, there was sand and hills and rings.
The first thing I met was a fly with a buzz and the sky with no clouds.
The heat was hot and the ground was dry
But the air was full of sound".
A little like mother Earth after her recent rest. We started to notice nature coming to life more, the birdsong was louder, the skies were free of planes and chemtrails and we noticed just how beautiful Gaia became when we slowed down.
We began to feel more at one with nature.
So onto our cards for today.
First card today is 0 The Fool.... poised at the very beginning of the journey.
The “Fool's journey,” begins with the fool and the childlike innocence of someone just coming into the world and ends with wholeness and fulfillment of a person who has well learned life's lessons.
The Fool is excited to go on their journey, not aware of the risks and downfalls that they may meet along the way.
The fool is the answer to the pure call to adventure. It could be said as we emerge back into the world, we are responding to our own call to adventure, after a period of reclusive weeks or months for many.
It seeds a new beginning, just like our card we find ourselves on that cliff edge, ready to take the leap of faith with wild abandon..... but take the step we must , if we are to reach our dreams for the future.
Our second card today is the 10 of wands ( wands representative of the fire element and action)
Ahh it's been a heavy load, perhaps our card today is urging us to lighten the load, streamline or delegate some of our burdens and responsibilities. The journey has been tiring and taxing , yet its another push to reach our goals.
Today I see the animal helper as a yak.
The Yak spirit animal is such a powerful spirit guide with ancient wisdom. Its presence in our life could be symbolic of being overprotective or over cautious perhaps ?
It's also symbolic of endurance. It can survive in extreme cold weather conditions, this is a reminder for us to learn how to survive and persevere.
If we put our plans to action and keep the focus regardless of the obstacles we may face, eventually we will come out victorious. Whether the conditions are favorable or not, yak suggests that we must choose to forge ahead.
Our final card for today is the 2 of cups ( cups representative of the water element and of feelings and emotions)
This is a card of connection, collaboration, love and partnership.
We see two hands held and entwined together. The rainbow of energy from water element combining together between both cups ( or singing bowls)
The intertwined hands symbolise friendship, love and hope.
The interlocked fingers signify a deeper connection both emotionally and physically.
Most of all, holding hands means, “We are stronger together than we are apart".
To walk hand in hand with someone is to walk with someone who is on our level. We are both on the same path, aligned by the same purpose,drawn together by the same meaning.
As human beings, we want to connect with one another. We want to feel the life going through someone else and have it affirmed that the same life flows through us.
We want to feel valued, to be trusted, and be able to trust, most of all, we want love.
I guess this could be symbolic of our relationship with one another and also with mother Earth, we are all ultimately headed in the same direction and life flows throughout us all and all of nature.
The journey continues, in fact it feels that we are at the start of a new fools journey, yet we are perhaps the fool returned , about to step into a new cycle of life... together, in unison as one with all of nature.