March 20th marked the Spring Equinox and the ushering in of spring in the northern hemisphere! After the quiet introspective season of winter, the earth seems to suddenly come bursting back to life. Everything feels new as the cycle begins again.
I live in a very rural area, so I have very few human neighbors, but I do have a front row seat to nature. Without looking at a calendar I can see the cycles of life right outside my window, and this week my animal neighbors were telling me that spring is here!
I’ve been watching birds calling to each other as they build their nests. I also watched a pair of coy-wolves (a coyote-wolf hybrid) roaming my property, looking for the perfect den. It makes me happy knowing that in just a few short weeks new life will be surrounding me, little eyes will be opening and seeing their world for the first time. Whether they are walking around on wobbly legs or trying their wings out, they are in a complete space of not knowing what their world will be but moving forward with curiosity anyway. It’s a great reminder for us to always look at the world with the curiosity of a child, without all the judgment of our past experiences to cloud up our vision.
One of the Goddesses that came forward for this week’s Oracle card Guidance, is appropriately enough, Persephone- the goddess of inexperience.
Persephone is both the Greek queen of the underworld and the lost daughter of the goddess Demeter. Young and naïve, she was captured by Hades and held against her will in the underworld. At her mother’s insistence, she was eventually allowed to return to the living world. When the messenger god Hermes came to collect Persephone, her naiveté allowed Hades to trick her into eating pomegranate seeds, robbing her of her innocence and forcing her to stay with him in the underworld for a few months out of the year. Spring marks Persephone’s reemergence.
This week we are being invited to be in that space of open-hearted learning and curiosity. You can choose to allow “not knowing” to be your gift. See everything with new eyes and you’ll begin to see things you’ve forgotten to notice.
This also happens to be the best way to approach Oracle Cards! Each day I come to the cards with a sense of curiosity and openness to the great mystery. Using Oracle Cards makes it easier to move through the world in a state of not knowing because they wave the flag so that naiveté doesn’t let you get tricked into thinking you know more than you do.
I invite you to try out this open approach for yourself! You can practice by picking your own Goddess Power Oracle Cards (free for you on my website). So take a deep breath, get curious, and pick your cards!
And remember… Spirit sends you signs when you ask for them; when you get curious and allow yourself to be aware of the language of symbols, oracles, and omens you will hear them.