Like a fever breaking, sometimes all it takes is a bit of new information to completely shift your perspective. It doesn’t mean that everything is suddenly better, but the clouds begin to part and the sun begins to shine hopefully through once more.
The storm of the last few weeks has been difficult on many people, regardless who they are and where they live. Our planet is going through enormous, unruly, and often painful growth spurts. For quite some time now, we’ve been off the map, moving through territory that is wild and quite terrifying.
This is what we’re supposed to be doing. No one can plan growth or life or the journey of discovery. If they could, none of those names would continue to apply.
We are all being asked to move beyond our pasts, our steady understanding of what is and what should be, towards a new vision of life and community and progress. We are all receiving, on both the macro and micro levels, new information, new wisdom, and new insight.
Nobody promises that this new perception of the world is going to be easy to swallow. There is no guarantee that all of our cherished, granite-encrusted beliefs are going to survive the change. That doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Beliefs, like ideas and relationships, must be elastic, flexible, capable of growing and adjusting to shifting times and circumstances.
But for those who manage to ride out the storm, their courage and character changed but intact, what lies beyond promises to be more brilliant, more beautiful, and more wonderful than anything we could have imagined.
The message of the cards this week? Be strong. Be brave. Be open-minded. And above all else, be good to yourself and to others.
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