IMMORTALITY: You are lifetimes-long, Seeker, and you soul has journeyed and traveled through skins and forms and elements, time and time again. In this lifetime, you are being offered the wisdom of all that has gone on before in order to continue the healing journey of your own soul. You are surrounded by the energy of the peach blossom tree, a great old tree that grows deep within the Kitsune realms, and those who reach it are small compared to its mighty branches. You are now climbing the tree of immortality, and as you climb, your soul is refining itself, becoming more pure, more wise, shedding all that once held you back. The tree of the immortals whispers to you that you are one of its children, that you are immortal, and that you will return to its branches again and again in the lifetimes to come.
The tree of immortality knows that you are growing strong, and it will offer to you now some of its vast wisdom, so that you can climb further into the journey of the soul. Know that you are being offered time here in this lifetime to complete your soul’s tasks, to be surrounded by beauty and joy, and to have aspirations for your physical form. You are asked to not attempt to force some kind of inhuman perfection on yourself. Instead, the tree of immortality asks you to embrace yourself and to love yourself with patience and kindness, for with this love there will come a flowering of the soul, and the joy and peace which you seek will come to you in this energy of love. For now, though, child of the peach flowers, sit awhile in the branches of the tree of immortality, the tree that has seen infinite ages, infinite changes. Watch the fruits of the Spirit grow, and know you are seen, accepted, and loved by this wise and sentient god of the forest of the Kitsune.
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FIND A PLACE TO WITHDRAW TO: There are times when we must retreat from the world as it seems to be, for we are more caught up in its oppressions and illusions than we know, and in time, we can lose that wilder part of our soul. The childlike part that draws nourishment from the natural world is overwhelmed at present, and if we do not attend to this inner wild one’s needs, there will be a high price to pay. So, when this card comes, know that the world in whish we are tested again and again against harshness and endurance can only be borne by the finding of its antidote — a hidden place where we can go and replenish the wild child within us, so they can come back to life in our everyday world once again.
You will know of the need to do this when you have not felt happy, truly happy, for some time, or when what we call work dominates the precious moments of your life. it is when our mood sours and curls up, and a quiet hostility and shard of resentment have worked their bitter way into our souls. These are you signs that you need the blessings of retreat, of silence, of solitude, of safety, and peace. There is too much in the world that you have felt you must endure — this card asks you to treat yourself with more sensitivity and to gift yourself regular time out from the hammer of the world. Whether this place is within, through meditation or quiet contemplation, or outside, a place where you can go and be for a time without criticism, know that you are not too thin-skinned. You are not weak. You are a delicate being, and you must address the pain within through the finding of a safe space, of which the Kitsune realms are full of, to bring the wild one, the strong one within back to life so it can take its place at the center of your beautiful existence once again. Let the Kitsune guide you to a safe space. Do not neglect your own soul. Do not forsake your own precious self. You are a treasure, yes, even in all your fragility, and you are loved beyond your dreams.