DESIDERATA dancing: card of the week 11.18.13

card 11.18.2013


I LOVE this week’s card from the Answer is Simple deck….      “KEEP DANCING” it says.  Keep joining life this week.   No matter WHAT is going on in your head, your impetus is to let life breath and dance through you.   Life wants you to join in and to dance across many moonlit beaches (metaphorical and actual!)

We so often want to withdraw, to know how everything will turn out, to protect and defend ourselves… we arm ourselves with foresight, seemingly to anticipate the next moves of others and become ever more cynical.  But the energy within you is like that great sea,  pulled by the moon, tides always flowing always seeking out LIVE, LIVE, LIVE.   And to dance, you must let go of control and go with the music, you must let yourself and your striving be free and go for joy.   Joy is not being “happy” – it’s also peacefulness, the striving for warmth and seeing the happiness and cheer in life.

This card reminds us to keep moving, keep dancing, keep joining and keep your head in the game.  Now it’s go time.

A great poem, DESIDERATA   ( Latin for “desired things” ) by Max Ehrmann written in 1927 speaks just of this choice to dance with life.       It holds no less true today:





*about the deck:   Sonia Choquette’s  “THE ANSWER IS SIMPLE ORACLE” cards (illustrated by ??? unknown) published by Hay House 62 cards.  Very “cute” cards and messages, but some of the illustrations are clever and the artwork is charming.

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