Gaining Perspective

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Like The Hanged Man in the tarot, we could all sometimes use a change in perspective. But this can present its own challenges. How do we know when we need to step back from something, think outside of the box, gain further clarity? The short answer is: when we feel stuck or stagnant, when we aren’t progressing, when we feel the excitement and enthusiasm for something we once celebrated or looked forward to has vanished. When the ideas aren’t coming or the next steps aren’t presenting themselves.

Tarot can be helpful when it comes to seeking advice or guidance. If you’re here reading this blog, you probably know that already. Beyond that, finding clarity can be a phone call (or text message, or email, or visit) away. Conversations with others can open our eyes to things we never considered before. That one friend (you know the one) who helps you figure things out just through asking questions or making casual observations. Talking with people you know less well can also be eye-opening, as they may be able to offer insights more objectively.

Gaining perspective is usually simple—and often, the simpler, the better (or more effective). Getting out in nature, going somewhere you’ve never been before, spending time away from your usual environment can do wonders. Something like this is often the catalyst that gets the ideas flowing again. After time away from the usual scenery, especially if you’ve been confined to a certain locale due to the pandemic, you tend to come back with fresh eyes.

If we’ve been holding onto a problem for a while, it can be hard to let go of the need to find the solution, but that is often exactly what is needed for it to make itself known. When we shift our focus to something we can appreciate or we otherwise get into the receiving mode, we create a path that allows what we’ve been asking for to flow to us. Followers of the Law of Attraction know this well. Let go to receive. It’s usually when we stop looking for the answer that the answer comes.

For all you seekers, here’s a spread you can use to support your process:

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  1. What am I not seeing?
  2. Where could I use some perspective?
  3. How can I gain perspective?

Daily Reading: January 20, 2021

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As the twentieth day of the first month, today brings forth new manifestations borne of partnerships. Our co-creative efforts with the divine and with those on the earth plane are supported with a divine frequency. New partnerships may be made apparent now. These partnerships create synergy that manifests new energies and brings about efforts quickly in manifested physical form. We are reaching new, elevated heights of being, seeing, thinking, and understanding. Twenty brings clarity and perspective, and may find us dreaming bigger than ever before and looking toward the long-term as we unite our resources and come together with co-creators to build the manifested dream. The two twenties in today’s date followed by twenty-one indicate forward progress that is preceded by clarity; this clarity generates positive momentum that leads us forward and helps us to progress.  We are asked to proceed with integrity in all we do.

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us eight, which yields energies of infinite abundance and prosperity. Abundance is ours for the asking—and the receiving. Allowing ourselves to be in the receiving mode today is to our benefit. Remaining open to new ideas, possibilities, and opportunities can take us places we never thought we would go, and can lead us to what we desire more quickly. We are asked to remain open to alternate routes, as the universe knows the most direct path toward our manifestations, and it isn’t always the path we thought it would be. Trust is important and we are asked to examine where our beliefs don’t line up with our desires. Do we want something but not believe we can have it? If so, we can rewrite the beliefs that do not serve us with new ones that do, simply by thinking new thoughts until they become beliefs. We are asked not to give up on ourselves or our dreams, and instead, to dream bigger, to reach higher than ever before. Every wish, every thought, every hope is heard, felt, understood, and received by the universe, and it all matters, more than we could possibly know. 

Mantra: I allow my biggest dreams, my deepest desires, and my loftiest goals to flow into my life in the highest and best ways possible. I trust in the universe and receive all that is good with an open heart. 

Daily Reading: January 14, 2021

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As the fourteenth day of the first month, today sees us making progress and gaining solid footing in matters of importance. Meditation, grounding, and spending time in nature are allies to our strength and improvement, and help fortify us energetically. Our dreams are being made manifest, and we are benefitted by trusting this and strengthening in our faith that everything is working out according to our highest good. 

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us eleven, and two. Eleven is a gateway number that shifts us from one energy into another. Where we choose to focus our energy is key. When multiple ones appear, as with eleven, it is especially important to keep our thoughts positive. Underlying our thoughts are our beliefs, what we hold to be true. Beliefs can work in our favor or they can block us from receiving what we have asked for. We can rewrite beliefs by thinking new thoughts that benefit us and repeating them to ourselves throughout each day. “Everything is always getting better and better for me” is one example. Eleven and two also indicate partnerships, as we are co-creating with our higher selves and with others in the physical plane. We are also in partnership with our minds at all times. When we keep our energy strong and pure through meditation, prayer, creativity, allowing ourselves to experience joy, and doing what makes us happy, we are giving ourselves solid footing to stand on and energetically allowing the foundations of all that is good in our lives to strengthen. 

Mantra: I welcome improvements to me on all levels. I welcome alignment with my highest path and purpose, clarity, unconditional love, and compassion into my heart.

Daily Reading: January 11, 2021

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Today, 1/11, is a powerful day of awakenings and alignment to our soul purpose. It is a gateway manifestation day, and we are strongly guided to think only of the positive and to hold in our minds only what we wish to see manifested. When circumstances do not look as we wish them to, we are instead asked to visualize how we want them to look, rather than observing what is, and thereby continuing the vibration of, the way things currently are. We are reminded that everything in the manifested physical world began as an idea, a thought, or a desire, and that everything we see is the result of manifestations past. We are guided to create new manifestations, to look on what is not yet but what we desire to be and what we wish to see created. Every moment, the world is born anew. With every thought, wish, dream, and desire, our reality is rebirthed. We are guided to hold ourselves to ever-higher standards, and to see ourselves in a more elevated state, not only in the physical but also in who we are, as we reach for higher levels of integrity in all that we think, do, and say, as well as in the vibration that we hold.

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us eight, a number of abundance. Eight reminds us that we are spiritual beings here having a human experience, and as divine beings, we have at our fingertips the components, or the palette, of all that we desire to create in this manifested reality. It is up to us how we wish to assemble it, and to what degree we wish to allow it into our lives. Heart openings are also indicated now. When we open our hearts, not only are we allowing ourselves to receive more of the abundance that is available to us in every now-moment, we are also opening to the greater part of who we are as spirit, as divine beings and masterful creators of our own reality. Eight asks us to allow all that we have asked for to flow to us, as we open to receive more and more. As we improve at allowing or receiving, we may find that we are increasingly able to let go of old 3D constructs of control, lack, and fear-based mentalities that attempt to keep us small and feeling guilt for experiencing abundance. As more of us open to living the lives we came here to create and experiencing appreciation and joy for living abundantly, we show others the way—even if not directly, through lived or observed physical experience, vibrationally as our joy and allowing resonates throughout the collective and is felt on levels unseen.

Mantra: I open my heart to receive all that is good. I am constantly improving and elevating to higher levels in all aspects of my life.

Daily Reading: January 10, 2021

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On this tenth day of the first month, we find ourselves in a space of closure. We may be prioritizing our own needs and allowing what is ready to go to release with finality. As cycles end, we keep looking forward, remaining present in each now moment while focusing on where we are headed and what we can do and create in the present to ensure our desired future outcomes. We are allowing the necessary release to happen while creating anew, manifesting our desires and finding ourselves in receiving mode more often. We are healing and becoming aware of what it is to succeed as we flow with the energies that uplift us. As we open our hearts, we begin to understand what it is to be truly free, to experience the sovereignty that is our birthright. Today’s energies can carry us up and away into elevated spaces if we allow them to, bringing us into something that is better and brighter than ever before. 

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us seven, a number of good fortune and spiritual expansion. Engaging in further inquiry into subjects of interest may benefit us now, as the intellect, studies, perseverance, and determination are highlighted now. We are guided to expand our minds, to explore our passions and interests, and to allow ourselves to experience the spiritual growth and expansion we came here for. This is also a potent time of manifestation. Identifying what we wish to create is especially important now, and as a whole, we are manifesting our desires at a more rapid rate and with greater ease. Getting into the flow state opens us to receive what we have been asking for. We are guided to do daily visualizations to align us with our manifestations and magnetize them to us at an even more rapid rate. This is a potent time in which significant closures and changes are happening quickly. Be prepared to hold onto the reins and stay the course, keeping your focus on where you desire to go while trusting the universe to take you there. Today’s energy is very much like The Chariot card in the tarot, which bears the number seven.

Mantra: I release what does not serve me and open my heart to receive all that is good. I welcome blessings and abundance of all kinds. 

Daily Reading: December 14, 2020

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Today is the fourteenth day of the twelfth month. The number fourteen brings change and opportunities that help us to establish stronger foundations and create greater stability in our lives. Ones are related to focus, manifestations, new beginnings, and fresh starts. We are beginning to see our goals gather momentum and start building toward meaningful results. Through our continued dedication, patience, applied effort (both energetic and physical), and focus, we can create meaningful, lasting results. Today’s eclipse contributes strong energy, bringing in the potential for sudden, swift changes that create shifts and act as the catalyst for great transformation. Today is a potent day for manifesting. It is also the day of the new moon in heady, fun-loving, witty Sagittarius, which brings an aspect of joy and creativity that supports the intentions we are setting now.

Adding up all of the numbers in today’s date brings us twelve, and three. Twelve repeats the end-of-cycle theme and is synchronous with this twelfth month we are in. The one and two carry energies of manifestation and co-creative partnerships, and three supports the energies of manifestation. These aspects further underscore the potent manifestational aspects of the eclipse and the 12/12 to 12/21 energetic gateway we are in. This is a powerful time of transformation that supports the clearing of the old to make way for the new. We are climbing an energetic or vibrational ladder as we ascend and rise above past circumstances and transcend previous parameters and limitations to enter into the new realities we are co-creating as a collective and those we are creating individually. Seeds of intention from times long past may start appearing now; these could be things we asked for and forgot about or let go of and moved on from. We are reminded now of our past desires with their appearance in our lives. These are evidence of and reminders that when we let go of something and give it to the universe, we release our grasp on it and allow it to manifest, or allow ourselves to receive it. There are powerful lessons for us in this that can teach us to be more powerful creators, if we will allow ourselves to receive these lessons. 

What isn’t working is on its way out. We are guided to trust this, to know it, and to believe it to our core. There is no room for doubt or second-guessing now; these only slow down the process of reaching our desired state of being. If we have stalled before, now is the time to get really clear and serious about seeing ourselves living the life that we truly want to live. Enough is enough, is the message. There’s no time for anything that does not matter, as we have all had enough of surface, silly things. It’s time to strip away the veneers and consider the raw materials we are working with; these are the thoughts we allow into our minds and the relationships and energies we allow into our lives. Our guidance is to sweep away falsehoods and clear and burn away (energetically) everything that is not a vibrational match to us. It may be time to establish, set, and reinforce clear boundaries around ourselves, to protect our energy from anything or anyone that is draining us or misaligned to where we are now or where we are headed.

Mantra: I honor, value, and respect my time, energy, and boundaries. I am ready to make room for my best, most authentic life. I welcome improvements on every level.

Divine Timing

Divine timing is a commonly used term that can mean different things depending on where you are on your journey. Abraham-Hicks teaches that when you ask, it is given. To a large extent, when something comes to you depends on you and your degree of allowing it to come into being. Are you blocking it with resistant thoughts, actions, or beliefs? If so, then you are holding it at bay.

It takes the nonphysical very little time, according to our linear understanding of time, to assemble all of the cooperative components for the things we want. Sometimes, manifestations come about as the result of a progression of events, and we are meant to enjoy the unfolding and witness it in appreciation for all its magnificence, for the extraordinary way in which is it is assembled, revealed, and delivered to us.

When we are in alignment, we are in a place of receptivity that allows guided action to come to us. These actions can be seemingly inconsequential, but can lead to a truly uncanny unfolding of events. Something as simple as calling a friend can generate powerful momentum that ultimately has us standing in the middle of a manifestation.

We are divine beings, and divine timing is often about how much we are letting in. Because we are co-creators of our reality, we are also working in concert with other divine, nonphysical beings who, from where they stand, have a bird’s-eye view and can see the bigger picture that is hidden from our limited perspective. This is why so much of our experience is about trusting—remaining steady in the knowing that things are working out for us to our greatest and highest good. If we stay strong in that belief, because we create our own realities, then it will be so.

Sometimes, we have to do inner work like healing and clearing old energies and beliefs and replacing them with energies and thought patterns that bring us into a place of allowing and receptivity, so that we are a vibrational match for what we want to bring into our lives. In this case, divine timing becomes about our readiness to receive.

It could be that we need to be in the right place at the right time to propel events into being. It can be about meeting a certain person or making a certain contact or any number and combination of events and components that will lead us to the place we want to be, and to the things and situations we want to manifest. When we are in that place of readiness, we allow the guidance to come through and receive it, sometimes as thoughts and ideas, and other times as suggestions, ideas, or opportunities from outside sources.

This is where trust becomes really important. Trusting that inner knowing, that little voice of guidance that comes through to gently suggest action steps, can be so powerful. Try following through and see what comes about. Keeping a journal of these events and the guided action that led to them can be a powerful tool for reflection later on. As you read through the unfolding of events, you may notice patterns and details that help strengthen your belief as well as your understanding of the way the divine works, both with us and through us.