Trust, letting go of control, free flow, receptivity, yin energy, inner knowing, intuition, synchronistic opportunities, getting out of your own way, allowing who you naturally are to flourish.
Surrendering can be one of the hardest things to do. Trusting that we can achieve more by loosening our control can take great courage. Sometimes the most constructive way forward is to stop forcing things into being. Rather than allowing, inviting and drawing a project into being, the energy here is of frustration as if you are pushing something heavy up a mountain. At these times, gravity or ‘flow’ don’t seem to be on your side. Use this awareness as a guide when you start to detour from your path.
When control is released, so too is resistance. One of the biggest skills we can learn is to get out of our own way. When we are in a receptive place, we are open to a world of opportunities and the great mysteries can unveil themselves. The mind loves to control the outcome, but this only creates limitations. It can feel scary, but when we allow ourselves to be ‘caught’ by the universe, myriad possibilities open to us.
You can reach your peak life experience through surrendering and allowing who and what you truly are to flourish. Today, be more, by doing and trying less. This advice goes against the grain of our striving culture that encourages us to source from outside ourselves and to busy ourselves out of a natural state of all-knowing bliss. Surrender is a key element in the creative process. When you let go and flow, allowing intuition over direction, you will create far more powerful works.
That is not to say our lives should be left to the slipstream. The message is about freeing ourselves from the paradigm of control and force. Yes, we can achieve with this mode, but we also lose opportunities for magic. A synchronistic meeting, following our intuition and being in the right place at the right time, can outweigh months of careful planning.
Loosen your hold on the reins and know the universe will catch you. Trust, even though things are not as you imagined. Stay poised and aligned with your purpose. At the last minute, the situation will reveal itself.
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Yin and yang, productive flow, masculine and feminine energy, the balance of duality, patriarchal paradigm being re-balanced, equality, balance in perspective.
The Lemurian people are said to have been androgynous, meaning they were not a specific gender. As they were only partially formed in the physical realm, they did not inhabit a paradigm of duality. They were a perfect balance of what became masculine and feminine energy as it densified in physical form.
We all hold a mix of masculine and feminine energies within us. Masculine energy is more about focus in a forward direction, while feminine energy is more holistic and peripheral. Masculine energy is that of logistics and actioning desire into being, and it has more of a controlled and rigid vibration. Feminine energy is freer flowing, nurturing, creative and receptive. Both sides are to be celebrated but, in our effort to rebalance, inequality and prejudice can occur.
In the current paradigm, masculine and feminine energies are imbalanced as our global culture is largely patriarchal and strongly influenced by masculine energy. Effort to revitalize the feminine flow have been incrementally shifting the balance over the last century. It is time to calm mind-based intellect, scientific data, linear direction and the acquisition of power.
This card invites you to look at masculine and feminine energy from a more balanced perspective. Is the situation at hand on the more masculine side of the spectrum? Can it be tempered with feminine energy Vice versa, would the addition of masculine energy bring balance? What needs to happen to form a more holistic and equalized foundation? Do you normally hold a position of one extreme? How might you balance this so you can experience a more optimized state of being? To bring more masculine drive and focus to a situation (for instance, if you have some upcoming due dates and you need to get into action mode) focus on your goals, desires, and ambitions. If you want to engage more feminine energy, for receptivity, trust, flow and surrender, consider all the things you are grateful for already. Feel the warmth, gratitude and comfort of knowing everything is divinely perfect just the way it is.
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Recapitulation, owning your own power, where you put your energy is your choice, overcoming triggers through self-awareness, energy vampires, reclaiming your soul fragments, observing the observer, shifting victim mentality.
When we embrace an energy-aware lifestyle, we start to notice when we feel drained or ungrounded. We may feel flat or out of our center after spending time with certain people or places. Our energy is our responsibility and how we give it away become a conscious choice as we step into empowerment. But, what about the fragments of self we gave away before we came to this awareness? Yes, it is possible to recover and restore yourself to wholeness. In shamanic practice, recapturing and reuniting with lost fragments of ourselves is called ‘recapitulation’.
Even when we become aware of the patterning that unnecessarily chews up our energy, we may still feel drained by certain people or situation. When we grow our awareness further and take note of the triggers, we see it is always our choice where our energy goes, although it might not feel that way.
We may feel we need to give to the people we most care about, in a way that depletes us. We may hold a subconscious sense of obligation, or a belief that our own needs cannot be met until we have taken care of everyone else. We may run ourselves ragged meeting deadlines, keeping customers happy, living up to expectations, or ensuring we have everything our children require from us. Many of us expend energy through drama, self-doubt, self-sabotage, anxiety and fear. Sometimes we sense we are giving too much or that our effort may be unproductive, even counter-productive. But it doesn’t have to be like this.
This card encourages you to be aware of where your energy is going. If you are not at your optimal energy level, it invited you to consider the core of why this may be. You have the power to own your energy and choose where you direct it. Look at situations that trigger drama and anxiety to reduce energy loss. Detach from environments or people that are not healthy for you. It is up to you to make the shift. Victim mentality is no help, so realize that you have the power to transform your life and choose healing and self-empowerment. It’s time to kickstart the upward spiral to abundant energy and soul presence.
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