Metaphors, Regulars and Shorts

Metaphors for the Month: July 2011

By Suzanne Wagner

In life, there’s always one more thing to do, one more problem to solve.

Osho Zen Tarot: Change, Inner Voice, Patience
Medicine Cards: Ant, Squirrel
Mayan Oracle: Men, Measure
Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Two of Swords, Queen of Wands, Princess of Swords
Aleister Crowley Deck: Completion, Princess of Swords, Indolence
Words of Truth: Life, Essence, Denial, Disappointment, Decision

Each choice we make in life propels us down a pathway that becomes the unfolding of life. Many factors contribute to what manifests in our lives:

• what we came to learn and accomplish in this life

• the past-life experiences that flavor it

• whether we break through issues of emotional blockage and arrive at an authentic expression of our being

• how well we learn acceptance and trust in the flow of appropriate timing for our soul

• our appreciation of and presence with the magic constantly reflected in this life’s expression

Those are huge issues to navigate while somehow managing to survive, make money, deal with the complexities of parenting, be responsible, contribute to life as a whole and plan for the future.

There is a fine balance between knowing that what’s supposed to come to you will manifest and actively working on becoming aware of patterns and issues that need to be healed, let go of, modified and matured.

The astrology of the past few years has changed us all in a big way. You probably do not feel the same way about yourself and your life. Illusions and delusions have dissolved, replaced with a more mature view of reality. That has required a tremendous amount of patience, communication, planning, structure, and owning of the responsibility that is your life. That doesn’t sound so glamorous, does it? Certainly not as much fun as living in the illusion of “What if—?”

The benefit has been in taking charge of yourself in a way that serves not only yourself but all those whose lives you touch. When your head is not in the clouds, you project a more grounded possibility for others. You become a person upon whom others can depend.

You can find peace by staying in the present moment and not chasing cobwebs in your mind. Acceptance of every moment as perfect allows you to slow down, enjoy the simple things and just be.

Do you want to live a life where you are constantly trying to get somewhere and never feeling as if you arrive? Of course not!

Life always offers one more thing to do, one more issue to address or one more problem to solve.

There is no “there” to arrive at.

Life is a constantly evolving equation of choices and actions. When you can find meaning in your choices and actions, you arrive at some degree of wisdom. When you can hold your own wisdom in the present moment, you can impart that wisdom to others and assist them in finding their own truth.

They may not come to the conclusions you did. They have their own energetic patterns to unravel and understand. That is what makes life so interesting.

I personally love hearing others’ discoveries about life, consciousness and truth. It often enhances and deepens my own understanding. Sometimes it challenges me to take another look at what I believed to be true.

Things that made no sense at one time will often make sense later (sometimes much later) on. I get those breakthrough moments and my brain suddenly understands. I love when I can experience the sublime momentary clarity in the complex dance that is my life. I then appreciate that I had to have certain personal, physical experiences before I could understand.

There is only the pathway that aligns with the present state of awareness and the willingness to accept it and move with one’s own flow. Trust life.

Let peace and presence become the guiding force of your being

Suzanne Wagner is the author of numerous books and CDs on the tarot.

This article was originally published on July 21, 2011.