Metaphors, Regulars and Shorts

Metaphors for the Month: June 2014

By Suzanne Wagner

June is your “Grand Canyon.” Pace yourself!

Osho Zen Tarot: Fool, Celebration, Understanding, Harmony
Medicine Cards: Rabbit, Owl
Mayan Oracle: Chuen, Rhythm, Unity
Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Five of Disks, Sun, Fool
Aleister Crowley Deck: Lovers, Ace of Disks, Fortune
Healing Earth Tarot: Seven of Shields, Ten of Rainbows, Justice
Words of Truth: Stuck, Knowing, Healing

Summer is arriving and in the warmth of the returning light, we are feeling more balanced within our own energy. That is a huge relief for everyone. Joy and laughter continue to expand. Fear is being replaced with wisdom and truthful awareness.

At this point, you know where you are stuck. You know that you are in a healing process and that it will take time. But that’s okay. April broke things apart. May gave you insight and clarity. June gives you an understanding of what actions need to be taken and in what order.

You are also much more realistic now. The fantasy got blown up in April. So now you are looking at what you want and what’s possible in this place and time.

Sometimes if you look too far ahead, you miss steps and trip yourself up. At the moment, you are feeling like just taking one step at a time. Honestly, you are too exhausted to make huge leaps right now and the idea of just putting one foot in front of the other is not only comforting but doable.

Pacing yourself is critical. Imagine you are climbing up the north side of the Grand Canyon. I pick that side because it is longer and steeper than the south side. Attempting to run up that side is not possible for most people. Instead, find your own rhythm and then stick to it. Trying to match another person will burn energy that you need for the long journey. You can make it to the top but it is just going to take as long as it’s going to take.

It doesn’t matter if you’re the first one to the goal. It only matters that you get there. Just as in marathons, everyone who crosses the finish line is applauded and congratulated. That type of race is a personal journey. So is this one. Winning is about digging deep and finding something else inside.

I know you are still afraid. I know that you are still concerned about the money and the longevity of this endeavor. I also know that if you do not learn to have fun and stop to enjoy the view, this is going to be a miserable journey.

This is your Grand Canyon.

You are on the path and you are climbing. You are aware that this is more difficult than your projected fantasy so that has gone out the window. Yea! Now we can get into this moment.

Find the consistent rhythm that your body can handle over long distances. Your mind had been pushing and shoving until your body finally said “Enough.”

Listen to your life force energy and move with it. If you break your body down, you will never get your dream. But right now, your body wants what your spirit wants. All you have to do is to learn to find the rhythm between these two sides and you will succeed.

This article was originally published on May 31, 2014.