Happy New Year, everyone! Last year flew by in a blur, and 2017 has come in with a whirlwind of energy. I thought now would be a good time to take a moment to talk about centering and stabilizing our energies. And, of course, I drew a card for some direction in how to approach this. The card was The High Priestess... perfect.
At the heart of it, The High Priestess is about trusting our instinct, our intuition, our wisdom. But sometimes it is easier to look at an outer reflection of our wisdom than recognizing it within us (just like it is easier to see our own face by looking in a mirror than looking at it directly). Perhaps, the universe has already brought you into contact with a living reflection of your inner guide by introducing you to a spiritual teacher or friend, a rabbi, a minister, or guru. Or, perhaps you already enjoy a lively connection with a spirit guide, guardian angel, or ascended master on a subtler energetic level.
For those of you who are still wondering how to open the door to the vast wisdom that is available to you, reflect for a moment on The High Priestess card with me. She is a woman as ancient as the world itself, and yet her consciousness is eternal and as fluid as change is constant. Her eyes are open, seeing all, her ears hear everything that is happening around her. She sits, unmoving, between the two pillars of Boaz and Joachim (one black, and one white) confident that her way lies between these two extremes, that life is many shades of grey. She holds in her hand a scroll representing all the wisdom that she holds within her.
The High Priestess represents all of us. Our ability to open up to an infinite wisdom- call it the unconscious, the superconscious, the akashic fields, the divine, the matrix, the imagination... We can trust our senses (and yes, that includes our 6th sense!) It is magical, powerful, ordinary, and your birthright! So sit still, keep your eyes and ears open, allow the world to rage all around you, allow your emotions to well up inside you and your thoughts to dance in every direction, but sit still and listen... and ask... and see who shows up and what they have to say.