Strength is always represented of your personal resilience. This card shows up when it is time to accept and move through life the way it is. Strength allows us to not force things and know that we can deal with whatever challenges or turns that life has in store for us. The 3 of Cups brings in the energy of friendship and community. It is the party card of the deck. 2 of Pentacles talks about balance. This reading feels like it is telling me that maybe in this case strength is talking about being okay with asking for help. It is about being okay with the idea that we need support from each other, our friends, family and community. Maybe it feels like you are carrying a lot right now and the strength required in this instance is the strength of letting go. Finding connection with other people is one of the things that make life beautiful. 2 of pentacles card is telling you that balance is important. 2 of pentacles is always represented by a figure juggling and trying to keep balance. It is okay that in order to do maintain that balance is by setting something down, asking for help, reaching out or just letting it go. It is okay to have joy in your life. It is also okay to ask for help.
I get by with a little help from my friends.
Dandelions – The fairies plant their seeds with great care. They choose the very best ones, then water and nurture them tenderly. The plants grow and the crops come in and with them they bring more perfect seeds for the next planting. Realize that you project what you think onto yourself, others, and situations. Your thoughts and words are the seeds that you plant. When we make limiting statements, we are actually sending out energy that can affect other people. These are not mere words and thoughts, they have substance and power! Thoughts create reality. Think what you could create by thinking in a positive light! There is always another way to view reality. What you see as reality may not be what another person sees. People and situations are always deeper than they appear on the surface. Work on seeing the good in all things. Remember that how you perceive something is a reflection of your own emotions, therefore revealing more about you than about the person or situation upon which you are focused. The situations that come into your life are often those which you expect to happen. Be open to possibilities. The seeds you plant come back to you…so watch that you plant quality seeds! See all the different sides of a situation and work on seeing another person’s point of view. What a growing experience this can be for you!
The word wants to be written – You might have been taught that creativity is something you have to work hard to access, or that finding your life purpose is so difficult that you must search high and low for it. Yet what you are is within you and wants to come out at every available opportunity! You don’t have to struggle so much. It is more about allowing space for it to manifest and to let the energy flow. The real struggle is not in finding something. It is more about letting go of the idea that you need to search for your path in the first place. You see, the process of activating your life path is a natural one. The effort is in getting out of the way, not in making something happen.
As for being yourself, that is foundation from which your true life path will reveal itself. Being yourself becomes easier when you give yourself permission to love, honor and accept yourself in all circumstances, especially the ones where you might be more tempted to reject and judge. Give the sacred rebel within the opportunity to decide your values – irrespective of whether they meet with general social acceptance.
This oracle brings you the message that what you are dreaming of or seeking to do, create, live or manifest, is actually very natural for you. That is why you want to do it.
If you experienced controlling and manipulative forces as you were growing up, you would have found it hard to access your natural state at the time. You would have been too busy trying to adapt and get through the trials of childhood.
When you finished navigating childhood and started to let go of who you were taught to be in order to become who you really are, you may have found your life path was not easily accessible. That is simply because your true and natural self was covered by layers of shame from the early conditioning that you had to be other than you are in order to win love or be acceptable.
However, that natural self hasn’t gone anywhere. It is still there within you. Now it is just about chipping away at the walls of shame, perhaps with a defiant, “Who the hell cares, I am here and I am going to love myself anyway.” This allows you to risk bearing the feeling of any shame that arises as you release old emotional wounds and break away from any restraints to unconditional self-love. The sacred rebel within can empower you to love yourself no matter what, simply because you want to. You might decide to declare, “I am still loveable – so put that in your pipe and smoke it!” This will send an energetic message to whoever shamed you in the first place, whether they meant to or not. Your message could be going to a parent, school teacher, sibling, friend, lover, or anyone else that was struggling enough with their own shame wound that they couldn’t help but dump it on you. You can be freed to realize that the shame is just an emotion, not a truth, and you can defy any hold it has ever had on you and your ability to love yourself. This oracle brings you the guidance that you are now powerful enough to break the cycle. It is time to stop the shame and claim yourself in love instead.
What you want to write, sing, dance or become, is you. It is natural. Drop your defenses, get into the grit and confront the power that any old shaming has had over you. It’s finished now. It is time for you to be naked with yourself, acknowledge how gorgeous you are and get on with your work. Life is urging you to do so, because the work wants to happen. What you want to create, wants to be created. The word wants to be written. You just need to let go of any remnants of the past that have been in your way. Step firmly over them and on to your path.