This week’s Goddess Power Oracle card reading encourages us to move forward into places where we may be inexperienced, and the Goddess Hecate comes forward with a message that helps us trust that the path for our growth will be illuminated along the way. This kind of trust as we move into the unknown often requires that we take a leap of faith.
So how would your life transform if you were able to trust more in your ability to move into unknown territory and took more intuitive leaps of faith?
Maybe you’d like to make a career change, move to a new state or country, move forward with a relationship, or ask someone out on a date. Your intuition is telling you to have the courage and go for it. Yet, your ego, insecurities, and even the people around you may be giving you a whole list of reasons why you shouldn’t make a change. Which guidance do you follow?
If you want to live a life of meaning and purpose, you need to go beyond the limits of how you’ve been taught to see the world and yourself. You need to have the courage to reach out into the vast world around you and embrace the Divine energy that flows through you. Courage asks you to join your intellect and reason with intuition. It asks you to face your shadows and heal your wounds so that you can bring all of yourself into the light.
Stepping out of your comfort zone can be scary and frustrating, but having the courage to do so puts you on your highest path and fortifies your connection with the Divine. In fact, you don’t even have to be comfortable with change. If you waited for all the fear to subside and all the what-ifs to become sure things, an entire lifetime would speed by before you found courage. You just have to have faith in your soul’s longing for meaning and trust that when you follow that guidance, Spirit protects you. In fact, when you have courage, the Universe often helps pave the way with synchronicities and signs.
The following short story adapted from a poem by Christopher Logue in honor of Guillaume Apollinaire. It’s a beautiful expression of courage, and I’d like to invite you to print it out and put it somewhere to remind yourself that when you let the Universe push you, you’ll get wings.
He said, “Come to the edge.”
I said, “I can’t; I’m afraid.”
He said, “Come to the edge.”
I said, “I can’t; I’ll fall off.”
He said, finally, “Come to the edge.”
And I came to the edge.
And he pushed me.
And I flew.
Take some time to journal this week about how courage has affected your life. When have you been courageous and acted on an intuitive hit? When have you ignored a call to take action? Is there an old wound that you’d like to have the courage to heal? What do you need to be courageous about right now?
Remember, if you let the Universe push you, you’ll get wings.
Be sure to comment and share your experiences of courage. You never know who you might empower through your own personal story.