I am so excited for this week’s reading.. I watched Doreen Virtue’s reading, just so I would know when I chose my cards how they related to what she got. I also watched a video post by The Healing Path of the Raven & Wolf, and she also hinted to an amazing week ahead, a week of brand new beginnings. A week of amazing revelations and connections. I have been feeling all day that this week ahead is going to be very positive! So I pulled lots of awesome crystals to work with today, crystals of abundance, prosperity, happiness and luck! Of course I pulled the full moon card, as we are going through a full moon right now! So it is important to release all your hurts from your past, and move forward to a brand new future, with a clean slate. You are more than deserving. Good things are coming, and you must have faith and believe that! I was outside shovelling today, and our property is surrounded with large trees. I find the trees so healing. I noticed I had an affinity for trees when I started doing photography. Trees are one of my favourite subjects. They each have such personality, and emotion to express. I felt a comforting sense from the trees today, like they were hugging me, surrounding me with love. I couldn’t help but breathe the air in so deeply, and savour the moment, the beautiful interaction with nature.The Forest card is reminding us to get outside and breathe in that nature energy deeply. Let your soul feel that connection. Give thanks to our Earth for all she provides for us. This card is also a reminder, for us to breathe. Breathe deeply. Notice when your having anxiety, that you are not breathing deep enough, and make a conscious effort to do so. It will help! Make sure to breathe deeply as often as possible! Green man signals new re-birth of life.. A perfect sign after the releasing we will do tonight with the full moon, and also coincides with the other readings presented for this week, that we are starting a whole new chapter in our life! The synergy card to me represents our new fresh energy. This indicates to me that we will be full of energy this week, and will work well with those around us. We will be in harmony with all that surrounds us, including people and nature. Things will just seem to fall into place! This also aligns with the other hints from The Healing Path of the Raven & Wolf, that souls will meet this week, and special, wonderful, synergistic events will unfold! The full moon card also signifies a need to release, and breathe! Take the time to relax and appreciate where you are in life. Appreciate how far you’ve come. Take the time to breathe, relax and enjoy life for a minute. You are changing everyday, and are on your way down a whole new path in life. Enjoy this phase you have completed, and think positively about the future ahead! Breathe deeply, and be excited for all that is to come!
Forest – Breath – as we make our way across the meadow to the thicker parts of the forest, there’s a subtle shift in the sensations in the body, one that might initially be barely perceptible but soon becomes undeniable. It’s nearly impossible not to take deeper breaths. The richness of the forests oxygen, given freely and generously from the trees (the standing ones) to us, is a natural exchange for the carbon dioxide we release every time we exhale. Further, The animals of the forest participate in this exchange as well, in what is one of the most miraculous and remarkable collaborations between plants and animals that serve to help each other live and thrive. The ratio of this oxygen-carbon dioxide exchange has been in balance for millennia but has been changing quite dramatically in the last several years as carbon dioxide levels have been rising. Still there are many parts of the world where we can still enjoy the refreshing and revitalizing effects of an afternoon enjoying the sights, sounds, and smells of a walk in the forest. Through prayer and action, we can express our gratitude to these tree beings for the many gifts they provide, not the least of which is contributing to the very air we breathe. Things are different after a walk in the forest.
Your breathing is too shallow. Although it may feel natural, it is an unhealthy habit that causes this shortness of breath. When you subconsciously shorten your breath, no matter if this is habitual or triggered by some event or circumstance, it activates certain physiological signals that prepare your system for “fight or flight”. Another conditioned response to perceived danger is to hold your breath. This is your survival response, although it does not serve you to do so. So breathe! Inhale deeply, regardless of your concerns, worries, or problems. Then let it go. Next, allow yourself to breathe a little deeper and slower a few times. Remember that every breath you inhale as a gift, and every breath you exhale as a gift. The forest is a clear reminder of how this works.
Green Man – Synergy – Green man is Earth’s vegetation personified. Although he has many variations, this card depicts a more subtle and embedded representation. In other portrayals, he resembles the face of a man covered in green foliage as branches and vine sprout from every direction. There exists some form of green man throughout history and in a myriad of cultures throughout the world. Often a symbol for the rebirth of life in spring time, he’s also associated with the Lord of the Wildwood. As a representative of the plant kingdom, green man reminds us of the incredible synergy required for Gaia to maintain her delicate and dynamic balance among the various beings on the planet. Synergy is the interaction and cooperation of two or more elements that produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate efforts. We witness this in the complex and cooperative interaction between plants, humans, and animals. Four instance, fruit trees propagate by being eaten by an animal, then in deposits it back into the earth after digestion. As a new plant grows, bees pollinate the flowers, and the cycle begins once again in each or simple yet remarkable synergy.
You have the advantage of an incredible synergy at this time. The flow of life is guiding you, where things just seem to fall into place as you move about your business. You are in a mutually cooperative interaction with spirit, as your will is aligned with the will of spirit, and your mission is congruent with your sense of purpose. When this is happening there is a synergy, a way that your life force is continually coming into balance with the forces of nature. There is also a synergy between your spiritual awareness and your personal self, or ego. Be aware of the various idiosyncrasies of your ego, and do not take any of them too seriously. Know that your higher self is always looking out for your best interest. In this cycle, tune into that guidance, however it shows up, and you will find that you will move through life with greater ease due to a synergistic balance of forces expressing themselves as you.
Full Moon – Completion – every 29.5 days grandmother moon shines bright and full in the sky, illuminating the landscape with her muted brilliance, casting a delicate canopy over the sky and the physical features of earth. Having gradually etched her way over the last two weeks to fullness, she now stands like a guiding beacon in the night. She has completed this round of her perpetual and periodic monthly journey, and will now start her slow but steady retreat into shadow. In this card, we see the grandeur of the moon at its peak, blazing brightly and creating a silhouette of a tree. This beautiful orb reminds us that all cycles have their time of completion and fulfillment, one that will inevitably be followed by a decrease until yet another cycle is initiated.
You can now take pleasure in knowing that whatever you have been working toward has now reached its culmination. It may have been a relatively brief cycle or a much more extensive one, yet regardless of the length of time you have arrived at the stage of completion. Let yourself feel the contentment and satisfaction of this accomplishment. It is like when you take a deep breath and reach the point where your lungs are pleasantly full and your body is ready to release that breath. It is important not only to enjoy this completion but also to let go and allow yourself to relax afterwards, just like exhaling slowly and consciously. People are much too eager to rush to the next item on the agenda without giving proper time and space to appreciating and honoring the natural cycle of release that follows a point of resolution. Give yourself the time to relax and rest before tackling spirits next assignment.
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