Metaphors, Regulars and Shorts

Metaphors for the Month: Feburary 2013

By Suzanne Wagner

Embrace and integrate the patterns of disharmony in your life.
by Suzanne Wagner


Osho Zen Tarot: Completion, Trust, Past Lives

Medicine Cards: Crow, Blank Shield, Ant

Mayan Oracle: Lamat, Universal Movement, Center

Ancient Egyptian Tarot: The Magician, The Fool

Aleister Crowley Deck: Queen of Swords, Lust, Prudence

Healing Earth Tarot: Grandmother of Shields, Three of Crystals, Two of Crystals

Words of Truth: Conflict, Tears, Dissociated

In the midst of the month of red hearts, roses and love, some stress and strain appears. The good news is that it won’t be as bad as anything we’ve weathered in 2012, but it may wilt a few flowers. Nothing that transpires will be a great shocking wave of discord, which is really a relief after last year, but it looks as if situations that have been simmering over the past few years are now coming to a boil.

You won’t be surprised at what unfolds, but you’’ll still have to feel and move through some pain and sadness. You’ll see where you disconnected from certain people, patterns or perspectives because of fear, contraction, ego and resentment. Now, either you’ll have the energy to deal more directly with these things, or the timing is better and the flow simply points you in the direction of resolution.

This is a month when you embrace and integrate the patterns of disharmony in your life and feel yourself returning to your inner home. You are unraveling many past life fears, patterns, constrictions, wisdoms, and passions. It would be impossible for anyone else to know how to unwind the wonder within you—you must do this for yourself, and then share your gifts with other.

None of us really know what we are or what we will become—if you think you know, that’s your ego talking. Often this creates an impossible standard to attain or uphold, with tremendous stress and exhaustion that collapses us rather than inspires us to move forward.

A wild card is at work in your life right now; you should expect to be touched in some way by destiny. That doesn’t mean the touch of destiny will be pleasant or gentle. You will experience an interdimensional shift, though, as you are moved into a place of open consciousness.

Are you willing to surrender to that flow and allow the hand of fate to shift your reality into a more aligned and refined position? Can you let go of needing to know the way, and allow the way to guide you instead?

The key is understanding that wisdom comes from loosening the holds over the reality in which you are cocooned. There is another doorway, right in front of you. Find the passionate heart within, practice peacefulness and see the balance that is organically calling to you right now.

You cannot be open if you are protecting and hiding parts of you that you think are not divine. Every part of you is beautiful. Your sorrow is sweet and opens others’ hearts when expressed authentically. Your anger is a reminder that you have boundaries that at times need to be respected. Your fear is asking others to see you but to know that you are delicate and tender inside. Your resentment is the passion that you have refused to express because of what others might think and judge about you. You anxiety is where you do not feel as if you fit or belong in this time and space. None of those emotions constitute a problem; they simply are what being human is all about. Problems only arise when you deny the natural existence of this divine order. Denying this truth of human expression takes a tremendous amount of energy. What else could you be doing with that energy instead? Imagine the possibilities.

Let go of the future for just a moment, sit in the middle of your being with the clarity of a beginner’s mind, and discover the many wonders that you have been ignoring and passing over. Let your life be filled with your glorious light and presence in each and every precious moment.

Become a valentine in the truest sense. We are all waiting and longing for your presence to enrich and enhance our lives, just as we wait even more passionately to become whole and happy, and to manifest the mystery we came here to give.  Happy Valentine’s Day!

This article was originally published on February 1, 2013.