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Purge

I Spring clean; the normal things many of us do at this time of year.  However, every three years or so, I purge.  This is one of those years.

I am astounded at the amount of ‘stuff’ I have.  As I go through drawers, cabinets, closets, the garage and storage shed, my emotions swing from ‘Oh, I love this’ to ‘Why am I hanging on to this?’.  It is especially hard to part with gifts from family and friends, and with mementos collected over several years.

I set aside boxes to contain the ‘stuff’ I want to give to family and friends (if they want it), and the ‘stuff’ that gets donated to local thrift non-profits. Sometimes I shut my eyes and just throw something away.

As I become engrossed in the rhythm of purging the task becomes compelling, urging me on to the next project.  I figure this year’s purge will take me about a month.  Washing windows, stripping and waxing floors and cleaning carpets will come later.

I have a great sense of accomplishment at the end of the purge.  And I literally feel lighter.

We are a consumer culture.  It is our consumption that drives the economy.  I know this about myself…I am never likely to live a spartan life or become a hoarder.  And I recognize that the older I get the more ‘stuff’ accumulates.  Until I find a better solution, I will continue to purge.

Welcome to Spring.

 

 

 

Spring Equinox 2017

The heavens declare it is spring!  Earth awakens.  The Green Goddess displays the breath-taking splendor of her beauty.

It is a time of awakening; opportunity to renew our spirit selves.  The light grows stronger each day, gently tending to the blossoming earth.

Full of passion and renewal, the spring Holy Days beckon us into sacred rituals which have been celebrated by humankind for centuries.

This week I invite you into the sacred circle, to honor the season and to celebrate the rebirth of the soul.

Page of Wands

Fire is the element of the suit of Wands.  Fire can spark creativity or destruction.  Finding the path between the extremes of isolation, despair and fear, and commitment to the creative expression of the soul,  is the task of the Page of Wands.

Key to this journey is patience, a quality essential to spiritual growth and the emergence of the fully developed authentic self.  Always depicted as standing alone, the Page of Wands is a loner; face partially or completely hidden, not wanting to see the world or for the world to see him.

The Page of Wands presents the opportunity to release fears and nourish fruitful creativity in all aspects of life.

All Pages represent youthful potential for inner growth.  This Page requires sustained focus on the restless, unformed stirrings within.  Nurturing them with patience and  honoring their presence, will lead to new beginnings, new endeavors, and the emergence of the Knight.

I invite you this week to examine the fire within.

 

 

Page of Swords

When I blogged about the Page of Pentacles, following with the Pages of the other suits was not my intention.  Then the intuitive prompt whispered ‘Page of Cups’.  It became clear to me that I would blog about each Page in the Tarot.  This week it is the Page of Swords.

To me Swords are the suit of conflict and truth, crisis and opportunity; they reflect both positive and negative aspects of being.

The Page of Swords is ready for action.  However, the realities of youthful lack of experience and mature self-knowledge must be considered before action is taken.

The Page of Swords cautions that spiritual and physical growth is achieved by seeking wisdom and balance; through the use of knowledge not force.  Swords are double-edged, hence must be wielded carefully and thoughtfully to prevent potential catastrophe.

The path of the spiritual warrior demands excellent swordsmanship.