Still more transformation ahead my friends. Continue to hold on tight and look for the light. I promise you’ll come out the other end of this a stronger, more confident person. If you look to the very first card for the beginning of the week, you’ll notice that the butterfly maiden is facing to the left (future), emerging from a cave in the desert. If you look to her right (past) it’s very dark with roots growing everywhere. There is a theme here of moving from the darkness into the light. So, if you’ve felt like all this transformation business has been nothing but doom and gloom for you, give it a hot minute. It looks like the happiness and light are coming back into the picture. Also, the time in the “darkness” was one of figuring out what you want and making plans, getting rooted, if you will, in what your purpose is. If you look at the butterfly maiden, she has a plethora of butterflies (transformation) around her and they are all drawn to her hands. This says to me (just like last week) that this change is in your control. As long as you stay calm and centered, you can achieve anything.The theme of the desert also makes me think you’ve been feeling all alone in this process. Please, ask for help if you need it. You’re friends and family are probably going through the same thing as you are! If you speak up, you guys can help each other. Take a chance and let someone be there for you. It may be hard to see, but etched into the desert floor is a sun, which says to me that this time of solidarity has been, and will be good for you. Maybe you needed the time to yourself. Or maybe you realized how to control this situation so it goes your way. The point is that things are looking up, so keep moving forward and don’t look back. The card goes on to say that as you go through this period of change, it’s natural for you to wonder if your future is safe. The Butterfly Maiden is here to assure you that you’re part of nature’s cycles of birth, death, and rebirth. To bring in your desired newness, you must first allow old parts of your life to fall away. These changes are to be celebrated, not feared. Give thanks for this shedding of the old! Embrace all of the lessons it brought, and then let it go! Be giddy with excitement at the newness of the gifts that are now being bestowed upon you, and let their magic surprise and delight you. Additional Meanings: Don’t be concerned about endings, as they’re bringing in the new for you • Your prayers have been answered with this change • Let go of the old • Don’t worry about these changes – they’re truly for the best.
The middle of the week wants to speak about your work with children, or your actual children. I don’t know if you’ve been having a hard time with your kids lately, but it’s asking that you see them as humans going through the same transformation you’re going through. This transformative time isn’t just affecting you. Sometimes it’s easy to forget that others could be going through the same ordeal that you are. I know you remember what it’s like to be a kid, so maybe make a day soon that you guys can go out together and have some fun. Take a break from all the heaviness lately and make each other laugh. There’s a call here to depend upon each other in a healthy way, so give them the backup they need and I promise they will return the same. If you happen to work with children or say you’re going back to school to help kids, know that you’re on the right path. You’re naturally good at communicating with children and you understand their needs easily, so please continue to work on your goals. We need good people in this world to lead our little ones. If none of those things makes sense, this could be a call to heal your inner child. There could be some past trauma or situations in your family or life that you haven’t yet resolved from childhood. Take the time and put the effort forth to heal what’s broken. I’ve done this work myself. It wasn’t easy, and sometimes it feels like it’s never done, but it’s given me emotional freedom and confidence that I couldn’t have done on my own. If you can go and seek the help you need, this may be the barrier that you’ve needed to break down in order to move forward. The card goes on to say that one can be gentle and a fierce protector simultaneously. Damara’s vigilant focus on keeping harmony within households stems from her desire for children to maintain their youthful awe and sense of wonder. How else will we ensure that they’ll see and speak with the Universe? How else will we foster the continuation of children’s healing laughter? Join Damara in guiding the children, and you’ll see your own imagination sparked by these amazing young beings. Your own enthusiasm and youthful spirit attracts the children’s respect and attention. Damara will lead you toward young people who can benefit from your help. Additional Meanings: Spend time with, or have a heart-to-heart talk with, your own children • Get into a career involved with helping kids • Volunteer with young people • Know that children will be coming into your life soon • You will be a parent • Take care of your own inner child through play and laughter.
The end of the week wants to speak about unconditional love. I think the Mary Magdalene card is one of the most beautiful in this deck because of it’s message. Mary asks us to love one another and ourselves no matter what’s going on. How many times a day do you berate yourself? It may happen so often, you don’t even hear it anymore. Begin to pay attention to thoughts and feelings going through your body and mind. When you know what’s going on, you have to make changes, and that’s the whole point. It could also be that because of all the changes going on lately, you’ve had to break free from some relationships. Those breaks could have been more like burns, and you’re trying to heal from the whole situation. This card is a call to see the other person, and yourself, with love. I know how difficult that can be, trust me. But, letting it fester in your mind will just make you sick and sad, and you just don’t have time for that. If you start to catch yourself being angry again, sad, depressed, or saying something awful to yourself, make sure you stop right where you are. Apologize to yourself, or to the person you were thinking of (silently or aloud), and then send yourself and/or the other person love. All you have to do is imagine the other person really happy and doing well. As for you, do something that makes you feel loved. Go get a mani/pedi, message, Reiki, go for a walk, a swim, paint, sing, watch your favorite show, or talk to your cat or dog. Make yourself feel loved and don’t stop until you feel good! The card goes on to say that Mary is not what most people think, yet to defend herself would be to sink to a lower level than she feels comfortable with. She is one with the Divine, just as you are, and it is here that she chooses to reside. The lower levels of human bickering, judgment, and chaos are just that: lower levels. Mary chooses to do her work from the level of the higher consciousness, where love reigns supreme. It’s here where the most good can be done, and she urges you to do the same. Where you dwell in consciousness is where you truly dwell. So, focus your thoughts on the good things that you can find in people, and rise above all appearances otherwise.
Keep moving forward! I know it seems like everything has been tested lately, mostly your patience. Continue to be gentle with yourself and allow the growth to happen. Something this big doesn’t happen overnight, so ask your loved ones for help if you feel like you’re floundering. Remember that you’re in control, so do the best you can to calm and ground yourself so you’re continually focused on the path ahead. Spend some time with your kids in a happy setting. It may just be that you have to get out of the house. That means the lot of you and bring the dog too! If you’re doing work with children, thank you for following your calling. There will always be a need to help the most innocent and precious of our human race. What you’re doing can help a child grow into an amazing adult, so forge ahead with your goals. There is a call as well to heal your inner child, so take some time to heal what still has wounds. Finally, see yourself, others, and whatever situation you’re in with unconditional love. When you’re able to let the past go and forgive everyone involved, your heart and your mind expand. This is apart of your transformation, so give it a try this week and don’t give up until you feel relief.
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