This month, one big theme popping up for us all is finding new sources of education, even in the unlikeliest of places, so I’ll be looking to some of my unused, under-used or “not-quite-me” decks. Today’s card comes from Wisdom of the Hidden Realms Oracle Deck, and the message, like the energy of momentum and progress this week, is sailing at us at a million miles an hour, heading right to the point, right between the eyes.
Those things that really need to hit their mark will, and this is a phenomenal week to take aim on those goals, soul-homework, projects or relationships that we most need to tend to, or which got lost in the chaos over March and April (when chaos was the name of the game and lots of “change” upheaval was happening for us all).
This is a time to stay on track, and to draw our bow back, to guide our INTENTIONS this week (see? Even in the picture, his arrow is one of intention first!) In the past couple of weeks, most of us have been finding out what we can no longer pour our energy into, and what new things we want to see. What is it that is really now important? What is our true intention? What goal have you refined over the past couple of weeks? This card says that you CAN hit the mark right on the dot, if you take aim and send the right arrows from your quiver. Don’t waste time on stuff that isn’t part of your arrow, bow, or throwing arm.
Here’s some important tips from the card:
INTENTION: form in your mind, a clear picture of what you want to accomplish. Half-designed, nebulous aims won’t work so well for you this week. Remember, clear intention is not what you want the UNIVERSE to do, or what you want OTHER people to do, it’s what YOU want to do and accomplish with your own power. For example, a nebulous intention (more like wishful thinking than true intention) is “I want to have a good week and I hope that offer from my boss comes through” but a specific intention about YOU might be, “I’m going to put together a concise demonstration of the new product in our business meeting Thursday!” And while we’re at it, what are you going to DO once you hit your aim and catch that whatsits? Form positive intentions now… because you’re about to nail it!
DETACHMENT: Here’s the thing about arrows, when you send them sailing in the right direction, with your surest aim, you can’t go hanging on to the shaft of that arrow with all your might, and expect it to fly. If you hold on to your arrow, they simply can’t soar through the air. So too with those metaphorical arrows you’re trying to send out right now. You learned it from before, but once again the whole “I’VE GOT TO LET GO OF ILLUSIONS OF CONTROL!” message comes up. Let your arrows fly. Trust them, trust yourself, and ultimately trust what you can’t know about their flight. You can’t know everything or make sure of everything or control everything… that’s what the wind is there to help you with.
One of my favourite poems is about arrows. In this case “children” means the human-needs-you-there-at-parent-teacher-meetings child, but it is also about ANYTHING else you create in your life (and the people you love most) — sometimes you have to let go in order to let them reach their highest heights. HAVE A GOOD high-flying, target hitting, nail-splitting, bullseye -having kind of week!
by Kahlil Gibran
Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.
About this deck: Wisdom of the Hidden Realms Oracle Cards by Colette Baron-Reid published by Hay House (also available as an Android App) is a 44 card deck. Sorry about the glare in the photo, the pictures are very GLOSSY and hard to photograph. I honestly don’t know what I didn’t resonate with in this deck at first ( was the artwork too Game of Thrones for me? lol) because some of the photo-manipulation art is really stunning and the keywords are simple and resonant. Clients have reported great things with this deck, so I’ll try to use it more often for the blog.