Back to life.
Oh and what a tune from the universal comms team, an all time favourite of mine, Soul II Soul's "Back to life"... In fact I'm singing along as I type with my headphones in ( at least I can't hear myself lol).
It's true we find ourselves in many cases "back to life, back to reality,back to the here and now yeah"
The other lyrics that stand our for me are :
"Back to life, back to the present time,back from a fantasy.
Yeah tell me now, take the initiative,I'll leave it in your hands until you're ready".
It has kind of been like living in a fantasy in some respects, I know I've felt like I was living in a Hollywood movie at the beginning of this "unprecedented" time. Now there's a word that has never been used so frequently, ever.... until now.
The lines about taking the initiative seem relevant too don't you think? How and when we emerge into the "New, new" is really in our hands. Will we take the lessons with us I wonder?
So let's take a look at our cards for today:
The first card out today is 20 Judgement.
The meaning of number 20 is empowerment. It's a sign that we are more than capable of making something of ourselves and we will be successful in everything we put our heart and mind to. The angel number 20 is proof that the universe approves of our plans, decisions and actions.
20 also symbolises the cycles of completeness. It is often connected to a perfect period of waiting, labour or suffering that is compared to a trial and rewarded.
So I wonder, is this experience the birthing of a new era?
In the Judgement card we can see the lightness of the woman's soul rising up from her physical body, her face lifted to the light above. She appears to be in a state of release.
Letting go of the weight of collective karmic lessons.
Perhaps that is what we are collectively working through right now as a global family? A healing and cleansing of our historical karma?
Our second card today is the 4 of Pentacles ( pentacles representative of the earth element and of manifestation)
The number 4 is a conscientious number with a focus on long-term security and on building a secure foundation for the future.
We see a woman holding on tight to her purse, dressed in the red of the root chakra. The root chakra is responsible for our sense of safety and security.
A bit of a repeating message weaved within this card. As we get "back to life" we have a responsibility to build a firm and sustainable foundation for our collective future.
Our final card today is the 7 of swords ( swords representative of the air element and thinking and intellect)
Hmm now he looks a bit of a dodgy character, carrying his knife, under the light of the moon, could he be a thief in the night?
Funny though, the moon can illuminate the illusionary nature of our deeper psyche. It shines a light on our fears and insecurities, our unhelpful thinking patterns and those things that we perhaps have been conditioned to believe that simply aren't true.
The 7 of swords urges us to use our wits for diplomacy and not to use aggression. We are encouraged to use our mind and intellect, rather than force to champion our cause.
The group of crows ( known as a murder of crows... no really) really do make us sit up and listen.
When crows gather together in nature it is generally to find out what killed their member. Then, the murder of crows will band together and chase predators in a behavior called mobbing.
I'm sure we can see some metaphors and symbolism playing out here in what we are witnessing in the World among opposing groups. Albeit a small minority within those groups, we do witness some of those within different groups are choosing to use aggression or physical action to further their cause and express their deeply held pain and beliefs.
It appears that today's card urges the use of the mind, intellect and communication to illuminate the changes we wish to see in the World.
In summary today then, our cards ask us to move into this new era by building a firm and secure foundation for the whole global family. Through dialogue and discussion, education and compassion we really can "take the initiative" as our song suggests. It truly is in our hands.