Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Relax the hold of darkness and be at cause

Sacred Rebels Oracle 26 Relax the hold of darkness and be at cause
My card for today is “Relax the hold of darkness and be at cause”  from the Sacred Rebels Oracle. We see a skyclad lady kneeling down on a huge tree stump. The forest is dark. She is all alone but she is completely convinced that this is the place she has to be because in her heart she knew to come here and wait. And while waiting she relaxes the darkness within her. Immediately the created vacuum wanted to be filled and a sparkling light surrounded her, lifting her up, illuminating every part of her being: body spirit and soul.  Moving from Fear to Love in a split second is in my belief a magical experience.
So what is “relaxing the darkness” and what does “darkness” mean in this context? In my opinion, darkness here stands for fear-based thinking which can result in doubt, procrastination, self-numbing, excessive worrying, overthinking etc: everything which keeps you from engaging with life and trusting Love.  The card is asking us to relax the hold this darkness has over us. Note: we are not asked to let go of it entirely, because the fear of not being able to, would be exactly what this darkness would like us to think. No, we are asked to relax and to breath and gradually we will open up,  ready to receive the energy we need to focus on what it is we really want and what is that would make us feel truly alive.

So for today I will relax my darkness and create that blissful emptiness, ready to be filled with loving and intuitive guidance. 

8 comments:

  1. When I see darkness in myself, I want to sanitize it and remove it as quickly as possible. But I need to know the cause of what created the condition; if I can relax its hold and look at it objectively, I might just discover the root.

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  2. Which could be just as well "a seed that I've planted myself" :)

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  3. It is challenging to review those dark places within ourselves, even though they are part and parcel of who we are. The swirling positive energy in the card will help us bring light to the shadows within all of us. Good post.

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    1. Thanks Carolyn. I know it isn't easy but this way it is more doable than facing the darkness head on. It must be amazing to be showered with light like that. it a perfect image to focus on while meditating

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  4. we have to name and claim that darkness too. We can blame it on a million things with out taking the time to see and say what it really is.

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    1. Claim it! that's the best way to make it our own. We often imagine our demons much stronger and more frightful than they actually are. Oh that magnifying power of our illusive mind :)

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  5. As I see it, we have to relax the darkness, and not try to force it, because fear is a natural, animal response. You don't want to completely destroy the fear response, as it's necessary and helpful at times: running from an attack, for instance. Yet, you also need to be able to make some space to consider whether fear is necessary, appropriate and helpful in the current situation. If not, can you find your way to love instead? It takes some work to let go of fear, and yet the rewards are certainly worth it :)

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    1. It will make a big difference if we will be able to respond to fear when it is helpful instead of having to react to fear instinctively every time it shows up :)

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