It’s dark because you are trying too hard.
Lightly child, lightly.
Learn to do everything lightly.
Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply.
Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them.
So throw away your baggage and go forward.
There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet, trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair.
That’s why you must walk so lightly.
Lightly my darling...
What You Can Do
Where are the places you are trying too hard?
Where are you clinging to your expectations?
Where are you held down, held back?
Is there any correlation?
Where are you attached to your suffering?
Where do you actually suffer?
Is there a difference? Are they the same? Is it an illusion? Is the pain begging for your attention?
What IS suffering?
Do you need it? Do you need this suffering? Do you?
Where do you need to lighten up?
Where do you need to harden up?
Where do you feel it in your body when you read, out loud, the passage from Alduous Huxley above?
What sensations rise up? What sensations slow down?
Can you apply these questions to your creative practice?
If you do, notice the sensations rising and falling in your body WHILE you are creating. You don’t need to do anything with them. Just notice them.
It’s the noticing that is the key to the lightening.
The moment we give something within us our attention … we lighten.
Try it <3
You might like it.
Is it our clinging to expectation, circumstance, relationship, or projection that makes it feel so darn hard?
Because the more I learn to surrender, the happier I become.
No matter the circumstances.
The more I release my perceptions and undertake a tone of surrender in my days, the more whole I feel.
I’ve read about this for years.
I’m now living it.
When I think back to where my world was when I began the first level of DEEPER, and where I am now twenty one weeks later …. I am in complete awe. This is what happens when we show up and do our work, in pure devotion to our own soul.
Where are you now?
Twenty one weeks later?
muse ::: the fool
What do you see when you look at this card?
What feeling does it bring out in you? What signals, hopes, messages, and beliefs?
There are interpretations all over the internet about what this card means.
I have my own. I am curious about YOU. How are you engaging with the muse cards? What are you seeing or how are you bringing them into your days, your work, your ways of being?
Does this card’s numerical placement within the Major Arcana mean anything to you? What about the colors, the symbols, the compositional elements?
You might be surprised how much information one scenario can carry.
I invite you to read about the life of the artist who designed this particular deck, the Rider Waite deck of Tarot.
Her name is Pamela Colman Smith - and she was a fascinating woman born ahead of her time.