It’s NAture! Obliterate Lack through NUrture! Ace of Pentacles, Earth element
Ever notice how some things seem to work out better the less you focus on them? That’s the way it is sometimes—not always, of course. When one has done all one knows how to do, there comes a point of letting go and that’s not as easy as the effort part. Example: money. Attracting it and managing it, spending it and attracting more. We all have ideas how to do that but once we implement the idea and given it all the effort, can we let go of it and allow the seed we planted to grow? The part involving letting it go in order to give it time to grow seems much more difficult than the effort we put into planting the seed in the first place. What is it that causes it to grow? What is it that causes anything to grow or advance? Take the example of a one year old baby. A little child would never learn to walk if his mother carried him around all day and night, never giving him the opportunity to try it on his own. I don’t think we could compare children with money but I do notice that when I carry my worry around, it causes me to be out of balance—emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually. And that imbalance of consciousness keeps me out of balance with earth energy—like I said, money ‘is’ earth energy.
Today’s cosmic communiqué is inspired by the tarot Ace of Pentacles—an earth energy card if there ever was one. Here’s how it plays out with me time and time again. When I keep myself balanced (by not being worried or concerned about money at all) in consciousness and with earth energy itself (spend time in nature), the money situation seems to handle itself! I cannot begin to count the times that I’ve wondered if I was going to make the rent or monthly bills. When the bank balance looks bleakest, I may implement an idea to stimulate more income, but that’s not always necessary I’ve learned. It’s happened so many times that it’s a clear message—I go out in nature for a hike or a play date with myself and when I return to my computer, work has come in. Or I do some other activity, that involves my complete presence which in effect distracts me completely and the same thing happens—work comes in or money arrives in the most interesting ways. It always feels like the universe is going to what it does—and that is to support me—and all I have to do is get the heck out-of-the-way. That’s the message of the Ace of Pentacles today to apply wherever it can be in your own life at this moment.
Keep the feet on the ground, eyes on the horizon, stay grounded and balanced and happy, remember you are part of the process of life itself expressing in abundant ways and your earthly material needs will be taken care of. Do what you can… make your best effort but then be willing to let go and remain balanced as you do so. Look the other way and when you look back you will see that magic has happened.
Walking the talk isn’t always easy; many of you may be thinking, “Your preaching to the choir Joy”, but you’d be amazed at how many ‘lightworkers’ or service workers in alternative fields (like me) know this stuff, teach this stuff but then have to work to apply it just like everyone else. Many will say, “Of all people, I should know this!”—knowing it an applying it are two different animals.
If you are harboring a non-supportive situation or habit such as worry regarding your manifestation efforts, the message for you today (on the day you read this, no matter what the date) is this. You’ve planted the seed and can’t seem to let it be because you’ve got too many weeds in the garden of the mind (weeds called worry). Gently pull those out if you simply cannot stop the process of apprehension or concern—and you do that by redirecting your thoughts. A perfect way to do that is to go out for a walk, or go for a swim or sit on the porch and read a book—anything you enjoy will do! Look for a project around the house or even on your computer to engage in and take the mind off it. If something more comes by way of idea or inspiration, follow it but with an adventurous and joyful attitude.
Eat well, sleep well, and enjoy the fruits of life and the funny thing is that while you’re busy doing THAT, the worry you had about money or any other earthly concern seems to take care of itself. You sort of advance yourself forward on the game board of life without trying (you were having fun, remember) and then you look back and see that the thing you were worried about took care of itself. Why and how did it happen? Your consciousness became balanced and you nurtured yourself and when you take care of you—it is supported by the life force energies and you receiving even more nurturing! Like I said, magic.
That’s the way to deal with earth energy—that’s all I’m sayen!
By the 15th of this month (May 2011) many planets will have moved into the Earth Sign of Taurus. Our Sun is in Taurus now and will be joined by Mars, Venus and Mercury. Taurus is all about earth pleasure and also about material needs being met through self-reliance, one’s inner nature. Issues regarding material needs may surface with so many planets in Taurus and I’m sharing with you through personal experience–those needs fulfill themselves once I know I make all the effort I can and then go out in play in nature and balance my energy!
I’ve gone on too long and hope I’ve delivered the cosmic memo effectively. It’s been a long week and I’m looking forward to a visit from my daughters and grandchildren this weekend! Until Monday… the recommendation is to nurture your desires by releasing worry and playing out in nature!