Thursday, October 3, 2013

Little Red Riding Hood

October 3: The trees have to let go of their leaves in order to bud again in the spring .  What do I have to let go in order to receive something new?
Little Red Riding Hood, Oracle of the Shapeshifters
Oracle of the Shapeshifters - L Cavendish
This day’s card is Little Red Riding Hood – I am not a victim, from the Oracle of the Shapeshifters.
Little Red Riding Hood is standing fierce in front to the wolf. Her hands in her pocket. Her look is determined. A lot has happened to her but in this card it’s clear that it has only made her stronger than she was before. Now she even has a wolf as her ally. It is very obvious that she is in control; the stronger one in this relationship. Could it be that the wolf, after being defeated by the hunter, was transformed from a demon into her daemon?
In the guidebook it says:  
“I am myself, and I am proud of who I am. No-one can harm me now I have this knowledge, and with my mystic familiar, my lone wolf by my side, I continue to walk my path. While I have lost some of my innocence, I have my life, my strength, my voice, my ability to stay myself no matter what others do or say.” 
Any way it’s crystal clear to me what I have to let go of: Me perceiving myself as a victim of my circumstances. Even though I've learned a lot, read numerous books, talked with friends and professionals, I still have that little nagging, whining voice in me that sometimes asks: “Why me?”
I am sure I’m not alone in this. It’s so easy to fall back into this way of thinking, especially when things go wrong or when you're very tired or there’s just too much on your plate. I see this card as a reminder to stay strong in my beliefs that I am a capable, responsible woman and that I can do anything if I set my mind to it. Perhaps I am going to wear something red today as a token for my inner strength.J Because that’s what I'll gain if I let go of this unhelpful notion.
Ps. After I had posted this I noticed that there weren't any leaves on the trees anymore in the picture J


  1. When you open a tightly clenched fist, it becomes a palm able to receive other things. :)

  2. Lovely! I like you're idea of wearing red as a reminder of your inner strength.

  3. thanks Siddaleah. It's like any symbol you wear: a visual reminder of the intent :D

  4. I think we all sometimes hit the 'Why Me' button. I too am guilty of this, I guess the message is that we are the ones who change our circumstance no matter how dark it all seems now.

  5. Only when you accept that , you can start the change:)