Last night I had a dream that was energetically & image-wise quite fascinating. But the message was clear: some of the things that I struggle with in my life & practice are only ‘issues’ because I struggle with them.
As I was thinking on this once I awoke, I my thoughts went to the ‘strength’ card in my Noblet Marseille tarot deck- which is the old image of a woman prying the jaws open of a bear-thing. So I looked at the card, which being from a French deck, is actually titled ‘force’. Which changes things. Strength I tend to view positively, as a virtue, force not always so!
My reading? My struggle begets more struggle and so on and so forth. If I release the struggle, let go the jaws of the bear-thing, it will simple walk on. Let it fall away.
There are many things in my life that this is true of, I realize.
May the Winter treat you well, and may your difficulties fall away.
Aidan Wachter, December 2015