Turmoil. Trials and tribulations. What’s the remedy for a saturation of negativity? I would say spiritual healing. Ladies and gents, at their fundamental level all religions have good intent but when I say spiritual healing I don’t mean head to church. I mean doing what revives the spirit. Prayer, talking to your spirit guide or angels, surrounding yourself with good positive company, meditation, yoga, a walk… Whatever or a combo of all. It’s personal.
Me – I was gravitationally drawn to one of those card reading, crystal-selling shops one day while walking through town. I stepped in, curious. I hesitated at first because what can anyone tell me that I don’t already know? 😉 And what’s the odds someone would be available to see me? There was a Native American lady sitting off in a side room. Appointment just over. She was ready to issue some healing.
No such thing as coincidences.
We chatted for a bit and I explained that I’m scattered, disoriented, can’t find my way anymore. And hey, card readings are good entertainment, so maybe she can do one of those along with her suggestion of energy work. (Dear Pam, my friend, I don’t believe yoga and card readings open up a portal to the devil, but I’m willing not to exclude the unlikely possibility.)
We start the reading with animal totems and I’m asked to draw a card with my left hand. I pull the bear and it’s all about retreating to the cave, moving west to south, and concentrating on creativity and dreams, regrouping and finding one’s self in one’s inner resources. Navajo lady is not a psychic. She wants to know my situation, why my energy has been smashed in like I was in a car accident. I give her a brief rundown. Culture shock, MIL difficulties. She asks me to draw a card on my Mother-In-Law. Really? OK. How I nearly cackled (yes, cackled) when the card was turned over! The Badger. Claws digging into the ground, always searching for reasons, delving deep into the past for explanations, tearing at roots, dis-rooting. This kind of person will scratch you to death trying to get what they want. They bring up the past often. Heard of the term, “badgering”? Thought so.
The husband, a swan, gliding with grace through the mess, a person who sees the beauty in all, living in harmony with water, with earth, with air. Negotiating turbulence with elegance and inner strength. Funny. On the drive to town I told him that he is the best of his entire family for being the only truly kind, compassionate and understanding amongst them. How did he turn out so different? The earth, the great recycler, turns shit into soil to grow roses.
There is no such thing as coincidence.
A tree meditation (really kinda cool) and then an interesting experience of cleansing energy… It’s hard to describe but the feeling is tangible having your aura swept clean of negative energies and injected with positivity. Sort of tingly. I felt lighter. Navajo lady reminds me that love and inner beauty is the cure. Anger and hatred only hurts one’s self. Let your spirit guides handle the BS. But like the kitchen floor during meal preps, an aura gets dirty quickly if you’re not careful. Boundaries need to be set. Balance in relationships, says the stag. Or else this bear will retreat to a cave and come out to a new world in spring.
And maybe step on a badger along the way.
Damn it! Love and beauty, love and beauty…remember…love and beauty!