October 28: If a fallen leaf decays you can clearly see its veins. They form a dense network which has kept the leaf alive. What intricate network keeps me alive?
|Earth magic oracle cards|
Water appears to become a theme in my daily draws. From lake, to Sea storm and now with Ebb and flow from the Earth Magic Oracle cards by Steven Farmer.
He writes the following in his guidebook: "An important aspect in the art of living is to move with the ebb and flow of your emotions, joining their fluidity but not being captured by it. It is also not necessary to become obsessed with any particular fluctuation in mood or feeling. They are simply emotions, often activated in ways that are completely beyond your understanding. When you neither minimize nor exaggerate the intensity and importance of your emotions, you then have a greater sense of when and how to express them." (If) "You have been fighting the ebb and flow of your own feelings -- denying your hurt, anger, or sorrow -- by either attaching yourself to one or the other and nurturing it as if it were a nursing child, or else smoothing over your feelings with practiced responses that deny and hide what is going on beneath the surface of your expression. When you attempt to constrict yourself from experiencing your emotions, it is much like trying to stem the tides that grow even more forceful with every attempt humans make to try and control them. Allow yourself to swim with these variations rather than resisting them." "Earth Magic Oracle Cards" by ©Steven D. Farmer
What can this card tell me about the intricate web that keeps me alive? For me this card is all about how you feel about yourself and the life you are living. Feelings and emotions can be a so confusing and entangled. But they're also making life beautiful and colourful. Without our emotions our life would be dull and plain. Since their ebb and flow are inherent to life, it’s up to us how we ride the waves. We have to trust the tides of our feelings; ebb is always followed by flow. Like breathing in is always followed by breathing out. Again this card is a reminder to stay close to my inner self: To really feel what is going on in the undercurrent and what is causing the spring tides.J
This cards also remind me of my youth when I lived near the beach. Whenever I my feelings where heightened, whether sad of happy, I would go there and stand at the seaside sharing my feeling with the waves.