I am always amazed at how accurate readings are in my world. whether I am the one doing the reading for myself, or I am reading for other, or even when someone else is reading for me, it is always accurate when I am open to the interpretation. I guess this could be seen as what we look for we find as well. Readings are not for everyone, just like Christianity isn't either. So for me this is my happy place and I am glad your here with me in this journey of self discovery.
Last week the cards spoke of dreams and fertility. Lizard and Ostara. I interpreted it on a personal level of our nightly dreams as well as something larger in life, our goals and visions.
Although those cards can still apply to both short sight and long terms I believe for me it was speaking in very short sighted predictions. My nightly dreams and the start of a new beginning with them.
You see I have not dreamt in many years. This is weird because I was a dream journalist and an avid lucid dreamer for the better part of ten years, so today to go without any dreams at night is actually heart wrenching for me. So why the dream kill? What changed that my dreams stopped? What did I do to kill them?
Weed. Smoking Weed chronically wipes out my light sleep and therefor my lucid dreaming. Marijuana smoked has its place in this world but not in my life at present. In-jesting it through a tincture or phoenix tears is acceptable to my dream state and healthy for my motivation and quality of life, but smoking it chronically surely is not(there is a reason it is used to medicate dying people). I started smoking again when I needed deeper sleep and to move from one phase of my life to another with less nightmares and more relaxation. But my cards are now telling me its time to shift out of smoking chronically (after using cards as my intuition for the better part of twenty years, I now know how to listen without question).
This is where I brought to light last week that if your not dreaming take a look at what your doing to harm your body. A soul cannot reside in a body thats being abused and this can have a direct impact on your nightly dreams. Tobacco smokers sometimes lose their dreams because of all the toxins going into their body. However, each person its different, how we react to a certain drug or substance is one way for one person and something completely opposite for another. i cannot eat an abundance of starches without becoming insanely hooked on over eating, where a friend i know feels superstar after a sandwich. One mans energizer is another mans kryptinite. Its only you that can figure out why your not dreaming if your struggling with them.... trial and error.... and detox, are your best answers to figuring things out.
I know through experience and testing marijuana that after a few weeks of smoking it daily my dreams disappear. Now this is just my nightly dreams, my goals and aspirations actually increase and I get way more done when I am chronic. So I choose to dance a fine line between moving forward outwardly in life and losing myself inwardly. Hence the moving back to phoenix tears and away from smoking. The cards this week are asking me to go within again.....
And this past week I began dreaming again!! I have so much fun in my dreams. I get to play out scenarios that are happening in my daily life, I can change outcomes and explore options. LUCID DREAMING!! I can see closer to the reality I am living in at the present moment and I can chose to manipulate it within the dream and watch the unfoldment in real life.
Dreams are where we create our stories. I believe this to be true because of my own experience with it. My next level of dreaming is to study astral travel. I began to see some success with a partner a few years back and now its time to step back into that. When we can astral travel we learn that we are never alone and that our connections grow tenfold and our lives become so enriched we move through existence with an ease of happiness.
Thats what the cards were talking about last week, planting those nightly dreams into fertile soil. Bringing them back into the present.
And Now...This weeks cards.....
Otter and Maeve, we now move into feminine practices and cycles. Going even deeper within!!
This of course can be for everyone men and women alike, but truly i am going to only speak to the women because I believe we need to come together as a clan more then ever this day in age. Men should try to become more like men then the women they have become. We have way to many pansy ass men out there tapped into feelings they should have never had access to in the first place, We women need men to become strong a defensive again so that we can ease back and become women...... but thats just my opinion and a rant for another day.
This week its all about honoring your body as a female and the rhythms of the winter solstice.... which is rest, rest, reflection and recovery. Recovery from a year well lived. Rest from the goals you placed upon yourself last year. Reflection of what you learned and nurturing your body, mind and soul from all the hard work you expended on achieving those said desires.
It is a time of year to go deeply within and honor who you are, where you have been and what you have done with yourself and your life. Its time to take stock, enjoy the pride and revel in all the greatness you are. Honor your cycles, appreciate what it means to be a woman and to stand up in that.
We tend as women to nurture others before ourselves, but this is the time to shut all the doors on others and seclude yourself for your own healing, for your own comfort and nurturing. To close the doors on the energetic drains and the dreams that did not come to pass this past year. Its time to let go.
Maeve makes it easy to flow with nature, to flow with your own body rhythms and with the course of your own life. This week is the week to connect deeply into yourself. The soil is still fertile, your dreams are vivid again and you have received a miracle recently, so my dear beloved, lay back in front of the warm fire and revel in the greatness of who you are today!
Happy Holidays and Welcome Back Sun!!