Metaphors, Regulars and Shorts

Metaphors for the Month: Make Every Moment a Work of Art

By Suzanne Wagner

What you attune your attention to will grow and manifest. So notice where the majority of your intention is going.
—by Suzanne Wagner

Osho Zen Tarot: Guilt, The Master, Morality
Medicine Cards: Ant, Swan
Mayan Oracle: Universal Movement, Etznab, Realm Shift
Ancient Egyptian Tarot: The Hierophant, Five of Swords, Seven of Swords
Aleister Crowley Deck: Art, Science, Queen of Wands

When we fall prey to fear, we forget to flow with natural laws. When we are in fear, we tend to believe con artists and others who would use us for their own gain. This month it is important to follow the harmony. Look beyond what your mind wants. Instead, move with the natural order of things. Do not allow panic to override your rational sensibilities.

You live in a particular reality and you know how you flow. Allow that to gently move you into another place and time. Do not expect miracles overnight, even when you desperately need them. Stay conscious and ahead of the game by paying attention to the signs and signals. Breathe into the force that infuses your life with movement. Know that many things take time to sprout, grow and blossom. When you are working for the greater whole, goodness penetrates every area of your life.

This is a month to feel into how to create beauty in all aspects of your life. Listen and observe before initiating any new endeavors. Be like a geisha whose every movement is a work of art. Your life is also a work of art if you let it be. How can you make every moment something of beauty and grace?

Winter’s cold tends to slow us down. As we move slowly, we become more aware of our surroundings. Listen to the body and move gently into the healing potentials that are asking for your attention.

Nature is the key: Take time to stop and just be a part of the natural world. When we slow down and drop into nature, we become a part of something much bigger than our own mind or beliefs. That is especially helpful in situations we cannot control.

The world is in an intense drama and many unstable scenarios are about to shift. You cannot fix everything. You can only do what you are called to do. You cannot be responsible for everyone and everything. It is a waste of energy and vital life force to take on emotional situations that you cannot change. If you can and you feel called, then you should follow that flow and inspiration. But if you cannot do that this month, take care of your body and energy instead. Then wait for inspiration.

You are in a paradise, if you would let go of striving and your achieving mind. How can you enjoy the beauty and love that is surrounding you right now if you are feeling guilty or hopeless? What you attune your attention to will grow and manifest. So notice where the majority of your attention is going. If you are always looking for the bad then that is what you will always see. But you can retrain yourself to place your attention on the things that are positive and beautiful. And your life will begin to reflect that light and love.

What would it be like if we responded to every situation with that kind of awareness rather than reaction, beliefs, or conditioning? When you act from awareness you are present, objective, considering others, and looking for the best possible outcome for all concerned. How could you then feel guilty? You couldn’t. That is the point. In the cool and crisp air of winter, use the energy to be alert, aware and conscious. Then you will find amazing amounts of movement.

Feel into the yearning of your soul. Allow that longing to stir you into movement. Keep moving toward the possibility within. It may take you a while. It may take you this whole life. But you will fulfill the potential that life entrusted you with. Have a wonderful 2013. 

This article was originally published on December 27, 2012.