Today’s card is Flying, and what a super card this is ~ I just loved that rainbow coloured winged horse. I have one of those! Look at the picture, the horse is flying free above the maze (or maybe it’s a labyrinth) but anyhow, it is free to move and fly at will unrestricted. That’s what really stood out at me when I studied this card.
Here’s what the book says:
You have the power to see things from a higher perspective. If you were a bird high in the air, what would you see? When you soar above life’s challenges and opportunities, a new perspective becomes available. Today you have invisible wings that allow you to swiftly bring your circumstances into alignment with your highest purpose. This is a sign that your waiting is over, that all your hard work has paid off and the things you hoped for are no longer beyond your scope. You have the ability to reach for the stars and find one with your name on it. spread your wings and soar.
Yes, do let’s fly! But only when the hard work and preparation is done. Remember Icarus! But there is a lot to be said for getting a different perspective on things and a higher vantage point has so many advantages. From a human standpoint our view is practically myopic and we don’t seem to be able to see the wood from the trees sometimes. That is something I experience. You have a problem, it could be anything, but most often for me it has to do with relationships I have with people and interaction. The relationship isn’t working and there’s a stand off. Meanwhile you’re getting more and more frustrated and beginning to second-guess the other, all kinds of thoughts and scenarios go through your head (ah yes, I know this so well!) So what to do?
Move to a different viewpoint, change your perspective! A vantage point from higher ground (or in the case of today’s card taking flight) will afford you to glimpse the Bigger Picture and broaden your horizons. And by the way, taking flight does not mean running away! Once you have a higher perspective you can notice the other person. All the time you’re in your own little forest you cannot see them. By seeing the broader picture and the other you will be able to move beyond feelings of frustration, anger and disappointment. This is important not only for your own healing but for theirs too and the well being of all around you.
So, how do you change your perspective and move into a higher vantage point…how do you fly above the forest? Ha! It’s not easy at first but with practise it starts to become second nature. This is how I do it and I hope it will be helpful. First of all I have to let go – let go of feelings of injustice. That doesn’t mean you haven’t been done wrong by but it just means that ‘for the moment’ at least you’re going to try something different, gain a higher perspective. Realise that the other hurts and is frustrated as much as you. By letting go of feelings of injustice you stop the blame game and believe me, even if you think you’re not partaking of that game, you probably subconsciously are. Dump all that injustice and blame in the well! You can even do this physically by writing out all your feelings of injustice onto paper and burying that paper in soil (and NO digging it up afterwards).
Now that process might take a little while but keep persevering. Do it every day if you have to, do it until there is no more ‘feeling’ of injustice inside you and believe me that feeling will come and gradually you will feel lighter…you’re beginning to fly already!
Next, practice being in the moment, the very second you’re in and BREATHE! Notice your breath, notice how you’re breathing. Are you breathing shallowly from your chest? That’s stress so do some more dumping in the well but this time with your focus on how you breathe. You need to be breathing from your belly – I call this Buddha belly breathing (the three B’s). Let it all hang out and breathe in and allow the air to fill your belly, breathe out but don’t try to hold your breath…you should be breathing slowly but naturally. Practise this and in no time you’ll be feeling much better.
Retain your own power and energy – don’t allow the other to take this from you. Don’t give it away. This means practising non-attachment and you do this by staying objective. Notice and act, don’t RE-act! Yes this does take a lot of practice but it is definitely achievable believe me. If you don’t expend your emotional energy in a situation you stay objective. This doesn’t mean you no longer care or become like stone. It just means you’re not infusing the situation with your emotional energy. All this brings you to higher ground and gradually you begin to change your perspective. No, it doesn’t happen overnight and why should it? Anything worth doing or having takes some time and a bit of hard work but believe me it is worth it. I know this because I’ve managed to do it myself with tricky relationships. But it’s something that has to be maintained, at least for me. So don’t become an Icarus…we all know what happened to him don’t we!