One of the nice thing about doing readings on the regular is a consistent awareness of energy shifting in the collective. This comes naturally to all of us to some degree, but there’s nothing like that clue-by-four to the head when you find yourself saying very similar things to multiple people over the course of a few days.
Themes definitely emerge. That’s what I was feeling this week.
The world felt awash in Neptunian confusion and a soluttion emerged crystal clear in the form of a vision I got during a pre-reading meditation.
I saw a majestic tree silhouetted against the sky, very much like the one pictured above. [Photo courtesy Rob Hooper Art.]
While this tree stood immutable (as trees do), the world was quickly changing around it. Like a time lapse video, I saw seasons coming and going, sunrises and sunsets. People came and went. Flowers bloomed and died and bloomed again. The entire world shifted around the tree while it stood solid, grounded and strong. It was just being.
And as I watched all this unfold, I heard the simple message clear and concise: “Be the tree.”
Be. The. Tree.
Now, a tree is just a tree. A tree doesn’t envy the bushes. A tree doesn’t pretend to be a flower to elicit more affection. A tree doesn’t chase the sun to make sure he gets enough light. A tree doesn’t worry about how much rain is coming or when. A tree doesn’t seek approval or manipulate or worry about being understood by the other trees.
A tree grows for sure, and develops more branches and character over the years. But at the heart of the matter, that tree is always utterly and unapologetically a tree.
What if we were more like the tree? What if we decided to be who we are, purely and unapologetically? What if we left the workings of the Universe to the Universe, and just brought our authentic selves to every day, living completely in the moment?
That would be a very good way to orient ourselves, especially in the next week.
Tarot this Week
For outlook, we’ve got the Six of Wands (!) and advice comes in the form of the Sun. Woot! From the Legacy of the Divine Tarot deck. What an optimistic forecast!
In short, expect the world is working out for you. Don’t reach for it and don’t give whit one about who may agree or disagree. Do your best to remain happy and make play and joyful activity a priority here for the best outcome.
And if you’d like a one-on-one to get your roots reointend, give me a holler.
Have a great week, folks!