FREEDOM HORSE: Let your spirit fly! Do not hold back. Break free and express yourself. Flaunt your stuff, dance, laugh, explore and go beyond predictable behavior. Get out of the rut. You don’t need to fit the mold. Be daring. Fling your arms to the heavens in joy.
Your Native Spirit Wants You to Know: The horse allowed the natives of the Americas and Mongolia to travel great distances with ease. The horse also carried their supplies which additionally granted freedom to those ancient peoples. This card chose you to remind you that you aren’t here to be ordinary, but to step beyond limitations and self-imposed boundaries. Don’t allow yourself to be trapped by convention or the expectations of others. You have the ability to choose your life on your terms. Replace the phrase “I should” with “I could. . . but I choose not to at this time”. Perhaps you aren’t always free to create the exact circumstances of your life – but you’re certainly able to decide what meaning to give to those situations. Select meanings that empower you, for this is the time break free.
The Journey: The way you use your body can change your state. Put on music and dance with wild abandon. As you do so, this sends a powerful message to your subconscious that you are indeed truly free.
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SPIRIT OF FIRE: Transformation. Take risks. Face your fears. Break out of old patterns and conventions. Just because you’ve always done something in the past doesn’t mean that you need to continue to do it in the future. Try something new. Change your routines and habits. Reach out in new directions. The thunderbird is rising in you; out of the ashes come new growth and new beginnings.
Your Native Spirit Wants You to Know: In native cultures, fire was thought to be a gift from the Creator that carried the power of renewal. Fire can maintain life – and it can destroy it. It is the warmth of the tribal fire, bit it’s also the thundering lightning bolt cast down from the sky. It can purity and transform – and it can annihilate. Fire represents your life force, the spark of life within you, and also the pure white light within you. The Spirit of Fire invites you to take some risks and face your fears. We are often reacting to situations because of preconditioned responses based on our self-generating definition of self. Every time you change an old habit – even changing to a different breakfast food – it helps you begin to step out of a limiting definition of self. Purification by fire creates energy in balance. Fire that burns too brightly, burns out . . . but a fire that’s left to smolder, dies.
The Journey: When you first awaken in the morning, focus on the emerging sunlight. Imagine that you are breathing in that light. Gaze unblinkingly into a candle flame, and focus your awareness on the inner flame within you. By doing this, you’re activating the Spirit of Fire that dwells within you and around you. Imagine yourself to be a single candle flame, a campfire, a forest fire, electricity, lightning, the sun and stars. Affirm this: May the light of the sun illuminate my heart, that my heart may illuminate the world.
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WARRIOR OF THE HEART: You have the radiant spirit of a warrior of the light. Be impeccable in all of your actions. No matter what others believe, the Creator always knows the truth. This isn’t the time to be timid and pull back. Immense courage is filling you. Throw your shoulders back, step forward, and take a risk! Be willing to live life from your heart rather than your mind. Honor your truth. Speak up for yourself.
Your Native Spirit Wants You to Know: The greatest native warriors weren’t the ones who wounded the most people; they were those remarkable beings who had such personal power that enemies lay down their weapons rather than fight. There are times in life to step back and even times to walk away, but there are also times to stand up for yourself and those less advantaged. Don’t allow yourself to be limited by your belief system. Courage doesn’t mean that you aren’t afraid. Fearless means just that: Fear less. Acknowledge that you’re frightened, and take action anyway! Face your anxiety and go beyond the boundaries of limited perceptions of yourself. Through your example, people find and act on their truth. You’re a light-bearer for others.
The Journey: List everything that you are afraid of. Then next to that list, write every reason why it’s important to overcome that fear. (In other words, what does that fear cost you?) Then make a list of the various ways that you can overcome that fear.