Back to School! (But Not so Fast)!
Updated: September 7, 2015
Dearest Sparkle Being,
What a glorious week and official end of the summer (here in NA- I know it’s different for you tribal dancers on the other side of the world).
I love this time of year. Thinking about growing up I can even smell my memories, and feel the vibrating excitement of the past. This weekend was officially the last weekend of summer and I’d be getting ready to go back to school.
Honestly there is nothing that can tickle my inner geek more. The smell of new books and paper can make me swoon. I’m nostalgic thinking about the boxes of new pencils and pens organized in neat little piles on my desk that brings a smile to my face like no other memory can.
Anticipating the chance to begin again, learn something new and yes even have a more focused routine other than fanning myself from the heat and procrastinating around one of my many projects – including the one where my house is still not unpacked nor complete. (although those things are circumstantial and not due to me being summery- my favorite word for lazy)
My new oracle deck- Wisdom of the Oracle divination cards is now available and I’ve been enjoying the responses as people are writing in on how much they love this new labor of love for me.
So since you all seemed to respond to my decision to pull cards for the blog last week, the way I do with the video energy forecast for each week, I thought why not let’s do it again!
So I asked the Oracle.. what do we all need to learn this week given the energy of “back to school?”
The cards are as follows 12. Change in the Wind, 10. Unfinished Symphony, and 27 Exchanging Gifts.
Certainly the universe is nudging us to trust that in times of uncertainty even then there is Divine Order regardless of how stormy the skies may appear and how much upheaval the world reflects. We know intimately great change is part of our story.
I’m personally aware that my initial reaction to “great change” is more like a whimper than a hooray! Really? An impending storm where I might not get what I want? I don’t know about you but when the universe presents me with that message I am not happy joyous and free.
That said, radical acceptance and curiosity is where I know I need to get to quickly lest I drop head first into the quicksand of wants and unmet desires which is always, at least for me, a messy affair.
“Something better this way cometh that one day I will understandeth.”
This is a good mantra when faced with plans having gone awry.
One of the things I admired most about my friend Dr. Wayne Dyer who crossed over last week was his insatiable desire to learn, his childlike curiosity and his love of life regardless of the hurdles and detours. I will miss him deeply, although I’ve been compelled to re-read his books again, so I wont have to.
I’m pictured here with him when I first joined Hay House as he so graciously welcomed me in and we remained close thereafter.
My Kindle now runneth over with Wayne.
Unfinished Symphony is a great card symbolic of completing old projects before starting new ones. So it reminds me of what needs shoring up, sorting through, and being fully present to what is. It’s a good time for an inventory to take stock of what I’ve learned, how far I’ve come and what needs tending before I rush forward like a happy lunatic streaking through the football field forgetting I’m still in my pyjamas. Do you identify with this?
I also have a tendency to be like a race-horse that waits at the starting gate the day before anybody else is supposed to show up. What do you mean I was supposed to be in my stall and eat my hay then exercise? Where is everybody? Let’s get this party started!
Maybe that’s why I re-broke my baby toe this weekend. Ah yes a reminder to move forward in a conscious and thoughtful manner. And, to not be too hasty to take on new projects on top of what I already have.
The elves and faeries in the woods are not going to break into my house to miraculously finish writing the booklet for my new Tarot deck, nor fill out all those pesky official government forms!
O my, is that pile of papers and letters for me?
Note to my Speedy Gonzales self.
I love Exchanging Gifts as to where we are headed. For me, it reminds me that no matter the temporary conditions of my life, what is mine will not be withheld from me which the first card implied.
When I began my immersion into my spiritual education 30 years ago I was a student not a colleague of Wayne’s and one of the first things I learned from him was to be and stay real, and find the inherent lesson in all my experience without judgment. And that intentions and synchronicity align in magical ways and come to fruition in ways so miraculous no one can plan or predict!
This summer I was disappointed by a number of delays but in my bones I know that whatever is meant to develop as a result of my hard work, and intentions, as long as I surrender the form to Spirit, all will be revealed for the highest good. And it will be for the highest good and remarkable things come to pass when one is consistent with thought and intention.
From the uncertainty of A Change in the Wind, to getting present and shoring things up in Unfinished Symphony to the big reveal in Exchanging Gifts.
Life is Good and Getting Better.
What we have to offer will be received in the manner that is dictated by Spirit not our human desire for a certain form. The Law of Reciprocity seldom works exactly the way of human dictation. It’s too limiting.
Spirit has much better plans.
Does this make sense to you? How do these cards apply to your life right now as you enter a new week and a new “season” of learning?
So again, I’m inviting you to this conversation with the Oracle. And, I’m super excited to hear your stories.
I am so grateful to know you are reading this. Know how much love I have for you now and forever!