October 12: These days the sweet chestnuts are falling from the trees. Poor people were fed by those trees for free. Who or what will provide for me?
|The Enchanted Map Oracle|
Then I opened the little guidebook and I read:
Dig deep for inspiration and truth. Now is the time to become resilient and adaptable. Is your life presenting you with opportunities that seem to yield nothing? Have your ideas dried up? Does it feel like you’re on an endless journey through a dry, hot, lifeless desert? This card reminds you that there are times when you are meant to become resilient as you journey through harsher circumstances. You’re being required to conserve your energy – until, after consistent effort, you reach the oasis you’re searching for. Consider the creatures that live in these conditions: they have adapted to thrive in spite of the outer environment. In a desert, water, essential for life, can be found deep underground. Go deep within yourself now…find your truth there. Let Spirit sustain you while you locate the real source. Whatever it is you’re asking about will not be found in the conditions you’re in until you move past the surface of things and choose to do the real work and discover the answers deep within you. This may not seem like the most productive time but looks are deceiving. This is a most important place to find what is truly right for you.
So it all comes down to this: I have to take care of myself in times of need. Inside me I have resources not yet discovered. To stay in the scenery of this card there is a well inside where I can drink and be filled with strength and intuition which will guide me to the meadow, the forest, to anywhere but here
I’ve been in the desert several times already but never it was so dry and barren as last time. Although I didn’t know it at the time those inner resources have pulled me through. Now I know that every time you’re in the desert you learn and adapt to survive and you become more flexible and resilient and your higher self knows that there’s always an oasis to be found.
Today I’m going to fill my inner well with some meditation and reading. You never know when you’ll need it. My daughters boyfriend is making coffee; for now he provides for me. J