Monday, January 19, 2015

Storyteller is giving me back my dreams

Yesterday I drew the Four of Scrolls, just as the day before, as a reminder to try to stop worrying about things I cannot change. Since I had drawn this card already for my Solitary Tarot Challenge I pulled another card with the question how to accomplish this and I got the Storyteller, The Hermit of the Chrysalis Tarot. 
Chrysalis Tarot Four of Scrolls Recollection, Storyteller The Hermit, Ravens The Magician, Holly Sierra
She is a wise old crone, a healer and a shapeshifter. She announces the need for introspection. In a previous post about The Storyteller, I've mentioned her ability to tell you the stories you need to hear, to share truth, wisdom and healing through ancient tales. But she is also a gatherer of stories; our stories. She asks you to confide in her, to tell her our worries, secrets and desires. When we are invited to share our story, our dreams, we have to turn inward to find them. By giving them words and thoughts they can be elevated to our consciousness.
I've been thinking/fretting a lot about  pursuing my dreams and goals lately, somehow afraid I had forgotten all about them but this morning I realized I haven’t been doing so bad at all. When I was meditating I found myself lying down on a bed of withered leaves from last autumn. I felt  weary of life and just wanted to sleep when an old crone passed by and stopped to sit down beside me leaning against a big old tree. She asked me to tell her what a was wrong and to share my dreams with her and when I did,  I realized that all the dreams of my youth had come true one way or the other. Life has way of adjusting and disguising them but in their core they were still my dreams. We only need to look more closely. Before she left she swept aside some of the leaves with her hand and there was a tiny green sprout from a very brave Crocus  All and all it really  was an empowering meditative journey.
Later this morning I pulled my card for the day and I got the Ravens (the Magician) These Ravens are called Hugin and Munin and they are Odin’s ravens. They are playing with pearls which stand for synchronicity. They live in the upper branches of the Tree of Life and today I cannot help but wonder if they have overheard me talking to the Storyteller and came to confirm I can trust my own instincts to make things happen according to my intention and my dreams.
P.S. did  I already tell you I adore this deck???? J

10 comments:

  1. What an encouraging meditative journey that was - thank you for sharing that. It was a good reminder for me to re-evaluate my life when I think I've turned down all the wrong streets and gotten lost. Loved the crocus symbol at the end of the story!

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    1. "Turned down wrong streets and gotten lost" that is exactly how I was feeling a few days ago!
      Yes the crocus was a lovely little gift:)

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  2. I love hearing that when you looked deeply, you saw your dreams have actually been fulfilled! Reminds me of something I read about making "goals" to experience particular feelings, rather than achieve particular actions. After all, it's all about how we feel about our life, rather than what we actually do :)
    Hugs!

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    1. Yes this is so true indeed! Today I feel more content, knowing this is were I am supposed to be instead of thinking that I might have taken the wrong turn somewhere.:D

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  3. What a powerful meditation! It's really touching. I have always loved crocuses, the way they peek their blooms up above the early Spring snow..... the reminder of life even when we're wondering if the cold will ever end. Return of the sun. This is a lovely post!

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    1. Thanks Olivia. Yes crocuses have a way of encouraging us to hold on because Spring is near!
      Th three of us have an annual contest who sees the first crocus in our garden :)

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  4. Hi Ellen! Super beautiful post! I love it! It is very inspiring to me, thank you! Big kiss and many Muchas Estrellas! and I love this Storyteller ♥

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    1. Thank you for your kind words LM
      BIG Hug

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  5. Greetings,
    I found pictures from my Chrysalis Deck, which drew me here and I wanted to thank you, for your insights and for using images with my name on them!
    Blessings,
    Holly Sierra

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    1. Hi Holly
      Thanks for stopping by. I am glad you liked my post and in my opinion it is very important to give credit to the artist when possible

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