Today’s card is the Wishing Well and I’m sure many of us have dropped coins into it at some point in our lives. Maybe we really did think our dreams would come true, or maybe we just did it for fun, or because everyone else had done it too. But whether we believed it or not, the very action of dropping the coins into the well means something ~ it means that we were giving over our hopes and dreams to the Universe, really an act of faith believe it or not. In ancient times people would throw silver into a stream or river as an act of faith and worship to the river gods/goddesses, and this tradition still holds sway today even if it is in a different guise.
Here’s what the companion book says:
Desire is the sacred impulse for life. Feel it, but let go of all attachment to ownership. Desire is the most important impulse for creating life. Now you’re seeing the relationship between desire and inspiration, and sensing that moment of truth when you feel the inception of new life. It is an ‘Aha!’ moment when everything makes sense. Perhaps you recognise a soul mate, or are conceiving a baby or an idea. The Wishing Well card awakens you to the presence of unseen forces that enable new beginnings. Divine intelligence activates the field of possibilities where new life is co-created in a magical way. Neither you nor anyone else can know how or why this happens; it just does. To that end you can’t control the process of growth. Rather, you must step aside to be a channel for higher forces and relinquish any attachment to how this new creation should appear, and when. Form your intention, and take action by dropping the coin into the Wishing Well; then trust in Spirit. Prepare to be amazed.
So now I’m going to bring this back to our goals and why we need to, having formed them (or set our intention), relinquish them to the Universe. Setting a goal is very important because it gives us a focus in life. Without goals we just drift along never accomplishing anything, which leads to dissatisfaction. However, when our goals take over and become obsessional that’s when destructive forces begin to play out. We say…’I want to _______ (fill in the blank) by such and such a date’. That’s our goal. But if we focus on it to the exclusion of everything else it becomes unhealthy. What if you don’t achieve your goal? Disappointment sets in, feelings of failure and perhaps blaming yourself and others. That’s not good is it? Then maybe it puts you off setting other goals because you think what’s the point.
All this happens because of our ego. The ego says ‘I must accomplish this at this point, time etc’ and when it doesn’t happen, or possibly is not meant to happen we feel bad about it. Perhaps you were never meant to accomplish that particular goal anyway but in the ego’s mind there’s no room for that. There’s no room for possibilities or creating with soul or spirit. Remember, we are spirits in a human body and so the goals we set for ourselves have to be in accordance with what our souls need to experience too.
So set your goal by all means and take steps to move forward but allow room for the spirit and the Universe to guide you. If we co-create with spirit, with soul, we allow ourselves to remain open for other possibilities too, we allow ourselves to enjoy the journey. What is the point of setting a goal and working towards that goal when the whole thing becomes hard work and a drag? I’m not saying that achieving our goals will be easy but if they’re soul-centered the hard work becomes a joy and a wonderful experience in itself.