Metaphors, Regulars and Shorts

Metaphors for the Month: May 2011

By Suzanne Wagner

Osho Zen Tarot: Totality, Friendliness, Morality
Medicine Cards: Armadillo, Owl
Mayan Oracle: Transformation, Resolution of Duality, Cimi
Ancient Egyptian Tarot: Ace of Wands, Four of Disks, Prince of Swords
Aleister Crowley Deck: Change, The Aeon, Ace of Wands
Words of Truth: God, Shame, Intention, Gapped, Completion

With the coming of spring there is a propensity to jump forward and take leaps of faith into the void of the unknown. This can be an exciting time, but energy can shift quickly when the focus is undefined. This is a time to create a clear picture of what you want and where you want to go. This is a good way to start in the creative process. Often you need to make some decisions and then the guides and angels know how to sup- port your process and how to proceed in manifesting the little coincidences and magic that make change fun.

If you are afraid to make a decision because so many of your dreams have come crashing down around you over the last few years, take a deep breath and know that the breakdown of the ego’s “ideas” is a necessary process to allow a deepening and expansion of the soul’s true potential.

These last six months have brought about the realization of many conflicting beliefs and dualities within you. That awakening and awareness has brought about a radical shift in your wants and desires for the future. This felt like a bolt of lightening that has woken you up with a start and brought about a complete reversal of some aspects and priorities in your life.

It is as if the universe said, “Oh, you think that is so important? Let me show you what is really needing to be addressed or dealt with.” Life often has its own flow and agenda. Sometimes we are not allowed into the deeper secrets until the last minute. The major about-face of this energy has rocked many of you to your core.

It may feel as if you are being thrown over a chasm by some unseen force. You did not see the chasm and you did not see the energy that was throwing you. You find yourself propelled into an unknown space and landing in a new territory with no idea of how or what got you there. But when you got “there,” something seemed very different. There were new people to connect with and new understanding and acceptance.

Are you willing to surrender up your old shame and guilt to make room for something entirely new? Now is the time. By mid-month all the hard work will finally feel as if it is paying off. A gentle compassion, acceptance and understanding will move you toward a new balance that you had previously thought impossible.

Allow this change to envelope your spirit. Allow the grief to be released.

Use what you have learned to create appropriate boundaries and expand your intuitive capacities. Trust life. Trust your crazy hare-brained schemes. Trust the flow that is going to take you to a new place whether you like it or not. Why not surrender to this thing that has taken over your life? After all, you have a choice to enjoy and appreciate the journey through the eyes of your inner amazed childlike archetypes or you can allow your ego to tell you how horrible and difficult all this has been. Remember, “Bitching is bragging” in the consciousness circles.

Let’s find a way to be so present in the moment that this month’s experience is one of awe and amazement.

This article was originally published on April 29, 2011.