Storytelling December 2020.
Beyond the illusion.
And from the universal comms team "Just an illusion" by Imagination.
Looking at the lyrics, the following jumps out at me:
"Searching for a destiny that's mine
There's another place, another time"
So apt right now, wouldn't you say? Trying to find our destiny in amongst uncertainty, it can be easy to forget there will in fact be another place and another time ahead of us, we can feel like we are treading water in 2020, somehow stuck, whilst the calendar keeps on turning, it can feel as though we are continuously taking 2 steps forward and 3 steps back.
"Follow your emotions, everywhere
There's a bit of magic in the air
Never let your feelings get you down
Open up your eyes and look around"
In truth it's an inside job. How we experience this time can be from the helpful, uplifting emotions of hope or from more challenging emotions of hopelessness.
If we can open our eyes, we can see that it is the filter through which we view the world, that colours the picture of our world... it is here where the magic happens. We may not be able to control the World around us, but we can take good care of the world within us.
"Could it be that, it's just an illusion
Putting me back, in all this confusion?
Could it be that, it's just an illusion
Could it be a picture in my mind?
Never sure exactly what I'll find"
I wonder, what are the pictures you're making in your mind? Are you engaging in catastrophic thinking? Imagining worst case scenarios at every turn, fueling panic, despair and anxiousness? (seeing obstacles in advance can be a useful activity of course, if it allows for creative solutions) or are you creating life enhancing pictures of what you can do, what is possible, despite any outside influences?
Let's see what our cards hold for us for December:
First out is 9 The Hermit.
We see a young woman, in a place of retreat from the outside world, she's gone into her own cave so to speak, disconnected from the noise of devices, social media, the news, other's opinions and the like. She is focused on her inner wisdom, she is guided by her own inner light, her own "Inner bright spark" as I like to call it.
She knows it's time to seek her own counsel, to tap into her own guidance, to quieten the external noise just enough, so that she can connect with her own internal spiritual guidance system.
It's time to get back to our own truth, to check in with our own values, inner guidance and sovereignty, to determine for us, just what is simply an illusion and what is our truth as we experience it right now.
We are being given a "Time out" to reflect, learn and heal before moving to the next chapter of life here on planet Earth 2020.
The number 9 is considered a complete, perfected and divine number because it represents the end of a cycle, a karmic number.
9 is all about purpose, it is a message that it is time to discover and fulfill our life’s purpose, clues may well be presented by coincidences, synchronicity and unexpected opportunity.
Our second card out is 2 The High Priestess.
Here we see the highly intuitive High Priestess, connected to both the universe and the underworld simultaneously. She is of this world and yet connected to the beyond of this world, the above and below of this world. She is the seed of magic as yet unmanifest. Above her we see what appears to be the matrix of the whole universe to which she is connected. We see ancient runic symbols or glyphs in her energetic field, it's as though all of destiny is recorded there.
We see the crescent moon symbol at her crown and on her earring, the so called Luna, half moon, or sickle of the moon, is a sign of fertility, related to life and death. It is also the alchemical symbol for silver. Silver is the metal of emotions, of the psychic mind and of loving as well as healing. It is used to bring patience and perseverance. Silver is believed to be a mirror to the soul, helping us to see ourselves as others see us. Silver represents hope, unconditional love, meditation, mystic visions, tenderness, kindness, sensitivities and psychic abilities.
We see the pomegranate seeds upon her collar. In the Greek myth of Persephone and Hades, the pomegranate is a metaphor for worldly temptations that bind one to the underworld.
Persephone signifies the renewed aspect of self that is to be found only if we are willing to travel into the chambers of rebirth to gather the seeds of new possibilities – a cyclic journey between the forces of birth and death.
It flows on from our first card pretty well don't you think? a time of inner reflection, intuition and birthing or re-birthing our soul purpose appears to be the theme.
Our final card is the 8 of Swords.
Swords representing the air element, of thought, mind, intellect and imagination. Eight means a "new life," "resurrection," or a new beginning, it is also infinity, never ending and a symbol of unending strength.
We see a woman in front of a mirror, in her reflection she appears bound and stuck .... yet is she truly? Is she just living out an old inner picture ( see where we started with this whole December post?) Is it simply an illusion? Is it an old paradigm, an old story that simply isn't true?
She's even sitting on a grey cushion, grey for me symbolises being "Stuck" , a little like we could feel if we were just sucked into the external noise, narrative and media reports.
Comes back to recognising what pictures we are choosing to load up on our inner projector. What does our inner guidance tell us? What is real? What is "Just an illusion"?.......... I wonder?
* Time for inner reflection
* Discerning for ourselves what is real and what is an illusion
* Tapping into our intuition and rebirthing to be in alignment with our purpose
* Disconnection from the "Noise" of the outer World
* Tapping into our divine feminine aspect ( that applies to all genders)