Well the universal comms team dug deep with today's song ! From way back in the recesses of my mind they pulled a classic "Run for home" by Lindisfarne . I'm not certain which part is more poignant, the title ... run for home.... or the groups name ... Lindisfarne.
The Holy Island of Lindisfarne, commonly known as Holy Island is a tidal island off the northeast coast of England.
Possibly the holiest site of Anglo-Saxon England, Lindisfarne was founded by St. Aidan, (one of two patron saints of firefighters) an Irish monk.
A little later in time Saint Cuthbert; a 6th-century hermit, became the bishop of Lindisfarne. He was known as performer of healing miracles.
Maybe we need to enlist the help of old Cuthbert today.
So with a seamless link ( you couldn't make it up) our first card for today is The Hierophant ( The high priest).
We see a laughing man, sitting at the bottom of a steep staircase. He is casually dressed in a grey t shirt ( stuckness) and cropped sweat pants. His long hair falls down onto his right shoulder. His head is surrounded by many symbols from religions and Faiths across time.
The stairs rise up behind him to a bright point of light in the heavens.a backdrop awash with hues of pink .
A beautiful mandala surrounds the top of the card, where the staircase appears to continue infinitum.
Perhaps we are shown the many beliefs that we hold, those that we were once stuck in and those that we are now being enlightened to.
Maybe we are learning to live within a new structure, a new paradigm, a new way of being and experiencing life.
There is great opportunity for enlightenment shown in this card. And although the journey is a steep one, it is a bright future .
Our second card today is the knight of swords.
Depicting a young man, wearing a hoodie, shorts and trainers . He wears a watch on his right wrist, perhaps he feels under pressure of time.
He has a cross bow slung over his back and he is running and making haste towards an unattended motorbike.
The skies are heavy with grey clouds and a large bird flies overhead. He has determination in his stride. He rushes towards the motorbike ready to zoom off into the distance.
He is determined to achieve his goal. He is focused like the arrow he carries on his back.
Perhaps we are being asked to stay focused on a successful road through. Keep our energy high and our trajectory strong. Maybe this is our home run?
The birds eye view keeping us focused on the bigger picture, so as not to get pulled down into the minutia.
Our final card today is the 3 of pentacles.
We see three people creating a tapestry together, all with a part to play and a contribution to make.
The three pentacles remind me of a traffic light system, and the words " ready, set, go" come to mind.
The angel number 3 has the energy of kindness, joy, creativity, and imagination. It represents inspiration, creation, manifestation, and growth. It symbolizes the interconnectedness of your body, mind, and spirit, and is carefully aligned with the divine energy.
The number three stands out as one of the most prominent numbers featured in Scripture. It tends to symbolise harmony and wholeness, as we will explore.
If we explore the meaning in the Hebrew we see that it has a deeper meaning.
Three, shelosh[f.], sheloshah [m.] means harmony, new life, and completeness.
In numerology the number 3 resonates with the energies of optimism and joy, inspiration and creativity, speech and communication, good taste, imagination and intelligence, sociability and society, friendliness, kindness and compassion.
So perhaps we are being presented with a shift to a greater connection, a more harmonious community.
A kinder and more compassionate World.
“Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your modus operandi and change your world. ”- Annie Lennox
And as for the song ... run for home...
I'll leave you with this quote ( author unknown)
“Home is where our story begins…”