Today’s card is The Sage from the Faeries’ Oracle by Brian Froud. He is the Wise One from this deck. The hermit, the teacher, the shaman. And he is also old; very old. He is painted with the colors of the many seasons he has witnessed. And from every experience he has been through, he has absorbed a spark of insight. He has one blind eye which allows him to see into the other worlds and to turn a blind eye towards mistakes and failures. Those are better met with compassion than with harsh judgment.
I usually look for this kind of wisdom in all kinds of books and online articles about religion, philosophy etc. but today it seems The Sage is asking me to turn inwards and look for wisdom there. I have seen many seasons too, but I don’t consider myself as wise. Maybe a tad wiser than before, but Wise with a capital W no, not nearly.
Maybe it is time to turn a blind eye to my fearful insecurity and stop berating myself and expecting too much of myself. Yes, maybe it is time to embrace the silent Witness within and sit and chat with her for a while. Perhaps, when I give her space and time, she has more to share than I give her credit for…..