It ain't what you do it's the way that you do it.
I'm sure we all know a song about that don't we ? ;)
So that's today's theme tune sorted then!
Maybe we get used to a certain way of being, a series of repetitious habits that form our every day life. We do things in a set pattern; on the whole, perhaps small spontaneous actions pepper our existence from time to time.
I'm sure some will read this and think, no that's not me, I'm always spontaneous, open to the new , embracing changes. And of course that may well be true, to a point.
Perhaps there are a certain amount of repeated patterns in all of our lives, even the most adventurous among us?
As human beings, we tend to be making judgements from moment to moment, about what fits and what doesnt to our routines, ways of being and what feels right, or wrong for us.
We may like to believe we're not judgemental, yet fundamentally it is part of being human, we discern right from wrong through our own filters, formed out of our conditioning, our beliefs, our values and our personality.
Which brings me onto our first card today Judgement.
In the card we see a woman with her essence light and free.Her higher self, the spirit and soul of her being when not constrained by her everyday human experience.
Where as in the physical her arms are held in front of her, in her true essence we see a posture that suggests total freedom. When she can let go of outside influence, she can be totally free to shine. She has awakened to her true spirit.
Perhaps this time of stillness in the World has allowed her to reflect on her true nature, free of the shackles of a life full of distractions and business or busy-ness.
The realisation of self.
In our second card today the 10 of cups we see two women embracing as they watch children playing in the sea. They sit on an unending hammock of rainbow colours on a beach beautiful sandy beach.
10 singing bowls of different colours float above them and in the top corner we see a bass clef.
Maybe it is representing the dance to the music of life, or perhaps as it relates to the bottom notes in music it is signifying the balance of the lower chakras, all earthly needs being met and passions fulfilled.
This card brings a wholesome, loving, family feel to today's storytelling. A feeling of community, love and togetherness.
Our final card today is a personal favourite archetype of mine, the fool.
We see a young woman dressed in yellow, holding onto a wand with her right hand, with an amethyst crystal in her left hand.
Amethyst is a stone of spiritual protection and purification; cleansing one's energy field of negative influences and attachments.
It creates a resonant shield of spiritual Light around the body. Additionally, it acts as a barrier against lower energies, psychic attack, geopathic stress, and unhealthy environments.
She leans over a cliff edge above a pool of water with the flower of life covering the surface.
The Flower of Life symbol is that it is believed to represent the cycle of creation.
It is said to hold the most significant and sacred patterns of the universe
and is the harbinger of all life and existence—from molecules and atoms to planets and galaxies.
The young woman is carefree and not at all concerned by the cliff edge she leans from.
She may at first glance appear foolish, yet perhaps this is simply innocence and wonder at a whole new world of opportunity unfolding beneath her. She is at the beginning of an epic journey of new unfolding adventures.
We may not feel ready, or even be ready, yet this card suggests we are to take a leap of faith into the unknown.
The universe is ready and waiting to support us as we take the first step.
Let us step boldly.
Be bold enough to use your voice, brave enough to listen to your heart, and strong enough to live the life you have always imagined.