27/02/19 - The Magic of Prayer

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

If 'prayer' is a word that feels uncomfortable, you would be wise to find another that works, because today's collective reading is reminding you that there is indeed something magical about opening up to commune with and receive support from the Divine/Universe/God/your Higher Self, or whatever other name or notion you most relate to. Don't let the idea of 'praying' put you off!

DECK: The Enchanted Map by Colette Baron-Reid, illustrated by Jena DellaGrottaglia (and trimmed by me)
In fact, the act of centering yourself, calming your mind, and going through a ritual (of prayer or meditation) might do you the world of good in itself. The imagery in these cards suggests that it could be especially effective to do so in nature.

Inviting the help you need, then surrendering, and trusting that it will be received, will help you to access the strength you need to move forward with ease at this time - despite any potential burdens you may be carrying.

Notice that I used 'surrender' and 'move' together. This is an important point - far from being passive, and waiting for things to be 'fixed' on her behalf, the woman in the second card is actively stepping out and moving on. (How could this apply in your life?)

Surrendering doesn't mean you don't have to DO anything or that you can sit back and wait for things to happen FOR you. Surrender is about letting go of your thoughts and expectations. It's stepping away from any egoic ideas of how things should be and being open to possibility. That's exactly what you are being encouraged to do.

You may not appreciate it now, but this is likely to be a time that you look back upon as being important and instrumental. You might already be demonstrating your strength in ways you don't yet realise, and you do indeed have access to all the resources you need. You've got this! -----

PS This isn't what I wanted to write when I turned over the cards today, but after numerous rewrites, and knowing that it wasn't the message I was supposed to give, I too had to surrender 😆 If this resonates with you, I hope it's truly helpful xxx

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