Lately a lot of my Tarot sessions have been people questioning their relationships with their so called “friends”. They turn to the cards to validate what they’re sending or just to get a deeper insight into why a friend may be behaving a certain way. And although the cards can offer insights it’s always upto you whether you want to continue with the friendship or just breakaway. If this post resonated with you, share with someone who needs to read this.
We’ve all been badly hurt at some point in our lives. By our own family members, inlaws, friends, coworkers and we all know what the energy feels like. It stays deep in our hearts like a painful memory tucked away. And resurfaces time and time again. But what we don’t realise is that the energy turns toxic inside us. The wound festers, and blocks us from allowing to grow and usher in positivity in our lives. And only through forgiveness can we detox our own selves and move forward in a whole new way. Forgiving the other, forgiving ourselves.
Forgiveness takes time, sometimes it happens all by itself, sometimes it requires conscious inner work and sometimes the help of a counsellor or guide to get us past the stored resentment and pain in our hearts. Forgiveness doesn’t mean what they did to you was okay, it means for your own peace of mind, and for your own growth, you need to let the anger go.
Forgiveness does not necessarily mean things will be hunky dory either. You can choose to forgive someone for their hurtful words but have no desire to have them back in your life. And the beauty of it is, that you think you’ve set them free, but actually, it is you who is free and ready to move to a better place mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
“It’s not an easy journey, to get to a place where you forgive people. But it is such a powerful place, because it frees you.”
“When you go out and you look at trees, you see all these different trees. And some of them are bent, and some of them are straight, and some of them are evergreens, and some of them are whatever. And you look at the tree and you allow it. You see why it is the way it is. You sort of understand that it didn’t get enough light, and so it turned that way. And you don’t get all emotional about it. You just allow it. You appreciate the tree.
The minute you get near humans, you lose all that. And you are constantly saying, “You’re too this, or I’m too this.” That judging mind comes in. And so I practice turning people into trees. Which means appreciating them just the way they are.”
As energies change so must we. Staying stuck with old beliefs and attitudes, outdated technologies and skills only harms us in the long run. If we need to move forward, it is with purpose, an intent to letting go and a desire to regenerate ourselves. Upskill, upgrade, delete, adapt and adopt the new. And have fun at the same time. Good things come to those who evolve and enjoy the process.
Learning has very little to do with textbooks and exams. Learning is the process of life. Every single day we walk this earth we learn something new about existence, about one another, about technology and ourselves. Learning is a process that goes on and on until we close our minds to it. Research has shown that we begin learning in the womb and go right on learning until the moment we pass on. Our brain has a capacity for learning that is virtually limitless, which makes every human a potential genius.
And this week’s Tarot cards reminds us that this is one of the reasons we are here on this planet. To learn to grow as souls. To stay young in our minds, flexible to new ways, new viewpoints and ideas. To deny ourselves learning is the fastest way to ageing.
Ask yourself what you have learnt in this past week?
And what would would you like to learn in the days ahead?
Is it time to upskill? Take up a new hobby? Learn about a subject that’s always fascinated you? Or just talk to someone and learn from their experiences.
Don’t close your mind. There’s a whole treasure trove out there for all of us to learn from.
“Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.” – Jim Rohn
“Old souls are usually childlike in many ways, having the playfulness and simplicity of children, while maintaining a certain world-weariness and deep insight.”- don Mateo Sol
Old souls are special. They have an air about them that reveals that they have lived many many more lifetimes. Some say they have less karma to clear. Some say they are here for a special purpose. Some believe they are an incarnation of a universal force. But almost all believe they share certain traits that make them stand apart from the rest of their peers.
I still remember the 5 year old who was petting one of the streetcats I fed, she said to me “you know from the eyes of this cat I can see that she has seen God”
Or my then 7 year old son who remarked at my Uncle’s funeral “why are all of you crying? He’s gone to be with God”
Or a talented 20 something singer who spoke to me about the various butterflies she would see daily and displayed a deep connectivity with all of creation.
Or the teenager who walked a little distance away from his classmates during the hiking trip, collecting leaves and seeds while the rest grumbled about aching legs.
Or the 30 year old who quit his job in the bank to teach village kids in the remotest of areas, content with 2 sets of clothes and a jacket.
They may appear young in human years. But in soul years, I know they’ve been here for thousands of lifetimes. And as the Universe only knows, there has to be a reason why.
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