Rumi was a 13 Century Persian, Sufi poet who wrote beautiful (and often stunningly truthful) prose about life, humanity and spirit. In this week’s card, Rumi writes about God and letting hope and faith blind his worried mind to the egoic shadows of pain. It doesn’t matter if you believe in God or not, this week’s message is about being so filled up with trust and possibility that your fears, anger, rage, disappointment, and guilt are obscured by the brightness of that light.
Sometimes we’re so busy trying to figure everything out and make all the right moves, that we’re just EXHAUSTED with searching. The more we search around, the shadier, darker and more obscured everything becomes. Shadows elongate, things look ever doubtful. This week we’re invited to take a break from all the negativity we’re sick of and see more of what’s been around us all the time… grace, possibilities, help, love, resources – empowerment. In putting our minds to trust and hope it’s EASIER to see those “signs” that are illuminated along the path … the evidence that we are supported. (the “promise” is about love and the highest levels of success)
and speaking of shadows, if you’re seeing them, I can 100% guarantee that part of you right now is screaming, “I MUST FIX THIS RIGHT NOW!” and you’re scrambling for some foothold and something that will make things go a certain way. The problem is, sometimes impatience and the will to “act” isn’t something that is leading us to progress but instead more darkness, more frustration and more confusion about the right way to proceed. (Especially if things aren’t going our way!)
This weeks bonus “jumper” card is traditionally about the Divine offering us the highest level of success through setting our obstinate will aside, but on a practical level it’s about patience. But it is not one of those patience times that says, “Sit around and wait and maybe you’ll be rewarded.”
This card says that with your patience with the day to day process of things, solutions will show themselves and success will come to you. Don’t give up. Don’t expect ONE big flash of happening to solve everything for you. Be patient with yourself and with others around you and find this revealing through your conscious actions NOT in one big “event” but in choices you’re making all day long and the little steps that you’re taking consistently to build a new future.
The “hidden” way, or the solution that is inspired or which doesn’t dawn on us sometimes arrives precisely when we’re practising some emotional balance and some patience with the process. If you can stop RACING and RUSHING you might just get out of your own way and let some of that “Divine” give you answers that spark the flame of your soul or shine a spot-light on EXACTLY the pathway that has been hidden (whatever that means to you, be it your loving, empowered side, or God, etc.)
This week – let your darkest spots be lit up and illuminated, let a hidden pathway emerge. It’s time!
And because we’re talking about Rumi, I have to include one of my VERY favourite quotes of all time:
“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
About this deck:
Rumi the Card and Book Pack: Meditation, Inspiration, & Self-Discovery by Eryk Hanut and Michele Wetherbee is a 54 card deck and companion book published by Tuttle Publishing . This deck doesn’t feature illustrations per se, yet the messages are clear and amazing (it comes with a book that I have not read, but it’s equally readable as meditation/insight, self-awareness simply using the cards)