In this newsletter we will talk about the classes and gatherings offered by ZenSpirit in the coming month, also touching on the burst of creativity at PhotoZen. Sarah is offering some thoughts on asparagus. And we look into the theater boom in Reno and what that may mean to our city.
Do you feel drawn to helping others?
What are the gifts that you possess that can be used to help heal your community?
This morning I open the cards and reflect on what may be offered this weekend. The cards I am using are the Medicine Cards, Oracle of Visions and the Tao Oracle. Often times I find using multiple decks can bring in a much more rich and complex message.
The raccoon tells us that we can help others, and others are looking for the help that we can offer. The path to reaching our full potential as healers begins with breaking out of the dogma and restrictions that we allow to hamper or forward momentum.
There are powers inside of you
which, if you could discover and
use, would make of you everything
you ever dreamed or imagined
you could become.
~Orison Swett Marsden~
Looking at situations from a totally different point of View will open your mind to a different way of being. What will be created from opening your mind up to this foreign point of view will indeed have its risks and potential for deep change, but the rewards may be quite substantial indeed.
With all of this; there is a great potential for furthering your self-discovery, who is it that you are deep in your heart and how is it that you wish to show up in the world. Indeed, this may be quite a busy weekend.
What is hidden though is with this great transformation that is possible; is the letting go of many things. Some of those things may not be easy to let go of. But these sacrifices are necessary for the forward momentum that is calling.
What will ultimately be revealed this weekend; if you can open up to the transformational energy that is offered, is a place of passion. This will be a passion for what you are creating now and being of service, and perhaps even a deeper understanding of your own spirituality.
Inviting self-discovery I offer you today’s mantra:
Breaking free from the cage that I have created
I see my heart expanding
Discovering what it is that I have to offer
I open my gifts to those in need
From which side of the mirror do you gaze?
This morning we ask the cards about love and relationship in the week to come. The cards that we are using are the Vintage Wisdom Oracle and the Tarot of Transformation.
How we look at the world around us is so very subjective, and how we see the relationships that we are in is also very subjective. The cards remind us this morning that ultimately we are at choice to be happy and fulfilled or to be miserable and wanting. Make your choice, and own the outcome, and always remember that you can choose again.
During the coming week find time to play with your beloved, the simple act of play may heal some of the wounds that you are feeling.
This may also be a great time to embrace what you may perceive as chaos, but if you look deeper it may be the beginnings of balance.
Looking to those around you for support may also prove to be very beneficial.
If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things through’ narrow chinks of his cavern
What is yet to be revealed in the week to come is how soft touch will bring harmony and balance and a deeper connection. Look to your beloved with soft loving eyes, and share with a loving gentle voice.
Looking from a different perspective, I offer you today’s mantra;
As a child would I embrace play
Inviting my beloved to join
Relinquishing the need to control
Finding Harmony and desire
What is your fondest memory of love?
In the days to come memories of love past may enter your thoughts. There is more to this than just reminiscing, there is also building intention for what it is that you wish to draw into your life. There are many great lessons for you of what it is that you desire. Remember, there are always two sides to the coin, there’ll also be memories of what you wish not to bring into your life once again. The shadow of disappointment teaches as much as the light of ecstasy.
Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it
With a loving heart and memories of joy I offer you today’s mantra;
I close my eyes and remember the words
Still ringing soft and sweet in my ear
I close my eyes and remember the kiss
The sweet taste still on my lips
I close my eyes and remember the touch
Skin tingling even now
I close my eyes and remember the feeling
Loves delightful joy
Have you prepared the soil for the planting of the seeds?
The opportunities you’ve been asking for are here, perhaps in the form of a fertile field ready to have the seeds planted. Demeter tells us that now is the time to prepare the field for what we wish to grow, this may be taking care of financial issues for future planning or addressing health issues that have been put aside. There is also wise counsel about discernment.
What is it that you choose to grow in your fertile garden?
What is it you choose to leave out?
As you walk the path today there will a time of clarity and knowing, this is not to be taken lightly. With this revelation there will also be a change in how your heart feels, your desires may shift even if it’s just a little but perhaps it may be quite a bit. With whatever you create this day, remember to do it with love and compassion; there is no need to be dramatic. Allow the songs that run in your head to guide in new desires and influence your vision.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
What is hidden is that when you are being true to who you are, how that will affect others around you. The example you set touches many more than you could ever realize.
What will be revealed is the importance of being strong and holding true to your beliefs, desires, and honoring your true self today, it is not about being influenced by others but today is for all of us to explore our own soul purpose.
In order to know the infinite you have only to explore the depths of your own being
As I open to the clarity offered to me, I also offer you this mantra to you:
I tend to my field
Tilling the soil and counting the seeds
Strong in my resolve
Exploring my true soul-purpose
Excited for the harvest
Are you searching for that safe place to create?
In this morning’s tarot draw we find lots of fire energy, creation, passion and perhaps even a little destruction. The Jaguar appears to offer protection and strength. The opportunities that will be offered in the week to come will bring that safe place for creation and perhaps more importantly for destruction as well.
As the path is laid out in front of you this week, you will see opportunities to show your resolve; this may be a place that will test your strength.
If you allow your heart to open to a new passions you may see what it is you are creating taking on a new way of being.
What you will create with your hands will offer the gift of light for your next creation.
As you listen to the words rolling around in your head you will feel so much desire and passion, let that desire and passion be the fuel for your creation.
All of this being said; this shows us that the fire and passion will fuel the creation, but what about the destruction? Some say that for one to create on such a high vibrant level one must destroy in equal amounts.
Nothing is created, nothing is lost, everything is transforming.
The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.
This week search out for what it is that calls to be destroyed, that is a heavy word bringing visions of violence but it does not have to be violent. This is the energy of fire, of allowing what no longer serves to be transformed into another state, bringing in space for what is new.
What is it that brings you to a state of polarity?
This feeling may make an appearance this week as you create. Asking yourself that nagging question; “what side of me do I allow to take the lead?
Feeling the fire that surrounds me I offer today’s mantra:
The fire burns my ambition clean
Ashes all that remain
Now I see my heart’s desire
And the blank canvas for my paint
Today we feel the moon shift from waning to waxing and perhaps we feel our own shift from letting go to drawing in.
What is it that you wish to create?
As we find the beaver in the center of the cards we hear our own dreams and ambitions calling. This is telling us that this is the time to create and to draw in the elements needed to build the life we wish to live.
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
As we walk through the forest of our dreams, feeling the sand between our toes and the sun warming our skin we may feel that the path is lost, there is no need to worry destiny will soon reveal itself.
What is it that makes you unique?
This may not be a question that can be answered right now, but it is a question that should be asked. The discovery of our hidden talents will reveal much about the path that we search for.
Can we let your heart sing and dance with unfettered freedom?
Allowing our hearts desires to take hold and honoring those desires will empower our conscious evolution. The path ahead is easy to find as long as we do not look too intensely.
There is an inherent skill set that lies just out of reach, and with this will be revealed the true magic of creation. Call on your ancestors, the ones that come to you in your dreams and whisper wise counsel. They will aid in revealing to you the direction of the lost path.
As I feel the sand between my toes and the sun warming my skin traveling through the forest of dreams I offer you today’s mantra:
My heart will guide the way
Letting go of all doubt
The path to creation will come into view
With soft whispers and wise guidance
Boundaries can be very useful in keeping what we do not desire at arm’s length, but boundaries also keep what we may take delight in from ever coming into view.
What is your definition of a healthy boundary?
Many boundaries are erected to protect us from fear. Fear is not always something to run from, there are times to run to those things that may not be entirely comfortable. Embracing fear and walking into that uncomfortable place may bring enlightenment and strength, but most always will teach an important lesson.
Today the path you walk will have the light of courage shining down upon it, and with that courage comes strength. This is a good time to examine those energy cords that are tying you down to what is not serving your higher self and with the light that shines down upon your path today comes the opportunity to sever those cords and walk freely and unencumbered.
Do be aware of your heart and the desires for earthly delights. The boundaries that you have put up may be eased just a little today when it comes to seeking pleasure. Perhaps it is as simple as a taste of chocolate cake or a walk in the park on a chilly afternoon.
Doing the work to connect to your guides and angels may bring wise counsel that you do not wish to hear. This is also a boundary that can be looked at. Do you only listen to what is pleasing?
Quieting your mind to go deeper in connection with your guides and angels may bring awareness to some of the boundaries that you’ve put up and may be time to take them down. Remember that the boundaries that we erect to keep ourselves safe are only intended to be there while the perceived threat is in place, once we find quiet and calm, we may be able to open up again.
The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
Edgar Allan Poe
What may surprise you today as you examine the boundaries that you’ve already erected is that you may have something to say. As you speak your truth you may feel those boundaries that kept you from moving forward fade away and a clear path may be visible today.
Unencumbered I offer you today’s mantra:
I take the time to look at what I have built
Protective walls thick and strong
I know that it may be time
To take them down
Seeing the beauty of the other side
Tonight we celebrate the Full Moon, the Wolf Moon. Feeling her energies and opening up our hearts to the light that she will shine upon us.
This Wolf Moon will activate emotions and if allowed may also invite conflict. Be aware of the energy you share as the wolf influences your words..
Today we consult the cards about love in the week to come..
What is the path to opening the heart to the full potential of joy?
Are we prepared to loose ourselves even for just a moment to pure joy?
Unconditional love opens pathways to the heart triggering joy and abundance. The path to experiencing this unconditional love starts with finding that unconditional love for oneself. In the week to come we may let go of the fear of the negative emotions and allow ourselves to feel without attachment. Along with what we may feel are negative emotions; we may also experience a connection to our higher selves. Freeing our heart from the burden of fear we will create more abundance and allowing a deeper connection to our beloved’s and even our guides and angels.
Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place
~Zora Neale Hurston~
As we are freed from the bounds of fear the messages will become clear. In the week to come it is time to listen to this higher guidance and heed the whispers without the chains of fear true heart consciousness may be within our grasp.
What is hidden is where the true beauty lies. This may be found with communion with nature.
Within our hearts lies a beautiful forest, complex, and inviting.
What is waiting to be revealed as the fire within us connecting us to the divine. Indeed, it is time for that fire to shine. We may be called to express our inner passions and desires in the days to come, honoring ourselves and our beloveds sharing only with a pure heart our thoughts, emotions, and passions with the ones we love.
I open my heart without fear and offer this mantra:
Today I am love
Today we celebrate not only the first day of winter, but we also celebrate the passing of the New Moon; passing from Waning to Waxing. In this time we stop letting go and start drawing in.
Have you taken the time to take a step back and just watch yourself?
Fox joins us in today’s spread offering the message to step back and take a close look at what you have hidden from yourself. Remember that your beloved sees more in you than you see in yourself. This is the time to draw in self-discovery of where you fit in your relationship with your beloved.
It is time to put courtship aside, embracing your own emotions and feelings. Being honest to yourself about your true feelings in this relationship with your beloved will bring you to the next step in the journey that awaits you.
An uncomfortable feeling is not an enemy. It’s a gift that says, “Get honest; inquire.” We reach out for alcohol, or television, or credit cards, so we can focus out there and not have to look at the feeling. And that’s as it should be, because in our innocence we haven’t known how. So now what we can do is reach out for a paper and a pencil, write thought down, and investigate.
As we all are ever shifting in who we are, in this time we are offered the opportunity to discover our authentic self in relationship; and who we are in this moment. We may discover that what we thought is truly not. This is a time to be open and true to ourselves, drawing in the discovery of our own expectations in relationship. Making these discoveries of expectations; exploring them internally before we share them with our beloveds will be the smoothest path to deeper blending, opening the door for the shared discoveries to come. This is certainly a time of great self-awareness, and also perhaps great discovery for our beloveds, as they may be traveling much the same road as we are in this moment.
In what ways are you trying to please your beloved that you actually wish for them to please you?
Is this a desire or expectation that has remained un- voiced?
As we come back to Fox we see again the things that have been hidden in the trees and in the leaves. There is so much to discover in this time of opening and drawing in, and soon it will be time to share those discoveries with your beloved again.
Blending in with the trees and the leaves I whisper today’s mantra:
I draw in my own expectation
Being true to my desires
Ready to discover
Waiting to share