Dance to the beat of your own drum.
And a song I've never heard before from the universal comms team
"Drum" by MØ
Looking at the lyrics what jumps out is :
"Have no cares in the world, have no fears, have no money"
A suggestion that no matter what now, don't have worries or fears.
And the line about 'have no money', well that could be literal for individuals, organisations, countries after this global experience.
Or, I don't know about you, but I've found there's not much use for cash going on right now... payments being made online or by tap and go.... so perhaps there's a suggestion here of a cashless society maybe ?
"What we had, was it good, I will always remember"
A letting go of life the way it was before 2020...
"And now we're changing direction, I'll never forget "....
Things being different now maybe.... I was chatting on the phone with a friend last night, we were talking about watching the coverage of Glastonbury on TV from previous years, as a result of not being able to go ahead this year.... there was a pause in our conversation.... both of us wondering when that would actually be possible again.... would it ever ? Would we be saying.... do you remember when we used to have festivals... and as my friend mentioned ' buffets' !
The lyrics continue....
"I wanna elevate
Dance, to the beat of your drum
To the beat of your heart"
Are we shifting into a new energy and way of being now ?
Are we more connected, within ourselves our needs, wants and desires? And with the needs of the collective?
Maybe we've woken up to life a little since being at home, having the foundations of our lives that we maybe took foregranted shift beneath our feet.
A few people I've spoken to have expressed a reluctance to get back on the old hamster wheel, now that they have had a slower pace of life, allowing them to truly reflect on what's important to them and what adds meaning and purpose to their life.
Perhaps they have become aware of their own drum beat , what truly sustains them at a heartfelt level.
So let's see how this links through our cards for today...
First card out is the three of swords (swords representative of the air element and of thought and intellect)
Ahh, her heart is pulled in all directions. The overwhelming pain and confusion in this card is palpable.
The words " I don't want to" drop into my mind.
Linking to the theme of our song this morning, it feels like this woman is feeling the strain of the shifts and changes...
Like a parent who has had quality time with their young children, now having to return to work, or a child going back to school and leaving the safety of being at home.... or the feeling of commitment to needing to return to the 9 to 5 , to get back on the hamster wheel when the heart and head is screaming no !
It feels a challenging card today for sure.
Our second card today is the page of pentacles (pentacles representative of the earth element and manifestation)
Today I see our subject standing firm, in balance and in alignment with her true nature. A bit like she's making a stand ( albeit with gentle grace) it feels as though she is embracing and honouring a new cycle of life. I get the feeling of her honouring her true needs, a beginning of new ways of being. A determination to maintain the balance she has begun to enjoy.
When I think of this in context of the theme threading through our storytelling today, its as though she is resolute that she is going to rise above the inner pain and inner conflict of the past and start on a new venture that protects her new found balance and equilibrium.
This card is suggesting then perhaps, that we look for ways to change the way we lived and worked before.
This could mean a career change, self-sufficiency, flexible or home working.. or much more.... I guess anything that maintains the positive aspects of our experiences recently and negates any old worn out, soul sapping ways of being we may have had pre- January 2020.
Our final card today is the knight of wands ( wands representative of the fire element and action)
Wow, look at her, she's ecstatic, she is most certainly moving to the beat of her own drum. She's on fire with passion, purpose and energy. She is ready to journey on forward with renewed vigour.
Following on from our previous cards it appears she's taken courageous steps to follow her own dreams, her own passions and is now focusing her energy in the direction of pursuing that.
Perhaps this suggests that instead of just hopelessly falling back into old patterns, we can respond to that call to adventure and really go for it now, there's a strong thread here of tapping into our own heart's wisdom and taking action to follow what brings us joy and balance.
I wonder what might this now make possible?
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