This week’s Oracle Card Reading, which you can view here, reminded me of this post I wrote in February 2013. I’ve been sensing big changes coming, and feel this applies to many of us right now…
As Heraclitus knew, change is always happening whether we choose to make change or not. Things change: flowers whither, seeds sprout, caterpillars become butterflies, clothes become worn, waves erode the shores… Change happens; it’s just part of life, but sometimes we have to choose to make change. Making change can be scary, for it means we are stepping into the unknown. It means we can no longer control the present and the future. It means we have to let go of our ego’s desire to hang onto things, face our fear and anxiety about the future, have faith in our ability to create our lives, and take that step into that exciting adventure called change.
When I feel scared about making changes in my life, the vision of the Fool card of the Tarot appears. The Tarot is a complex language of symbols imbued with spiritual and metaphysical meaning. In this card the Fool looks like a happy-go-lucky young man, carrying the white roses of purity and innocence and embarking on a journey right off a cliff into a huge crevasse! Is the Fool completely unaware of his surroundings and the impending risk of stepping off into the abyss below? Or, has he made the decision to move forward on his life’s journey, acting on faith that the divine will keep him safe and guide him in the right direction as he steps into the unknown, the future?
The Fool card is numbered zero. Zero is nothing, empty, yet full of all potential. The “0” is both a window to offer us vision to our possibilities, and also the doorway that offers us passage towards personal growth and actualizing our potentials and our dreams. When we choose to make change, we free ourselves from the chains of worry and the need to know and control everything. When we choose change, we open ourselves up to explore the adventure that is life. By stepping into the unknown, we connect with our True Self.
No matter how much we try to plan it out, the future is truly unknown. Having faith in ourselves and not letting fear make our decisions for us, will help us deal with changes that happen and the changes we make ourselves. The unknown is an expansive and dark place. With knowledge and wisdom guiding us, we can illuminate the darkness. Anxiety about the future can burn out any light. May the inner light of our True Self guide us on our journeys into the unknown, the exciting adventure called change.
Thank you! Oh yes, I’ve been feeling big things coming (bigger than I’ve ever felt before) for almost a month now.
I know nothing about Tarot but the Fool card has always been my favorite. I do adore jumping into the unknown. Thank you for the link explaining Heraclitus. I had no idea!
Thank you Sarah! Namaste _/l\_
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I just to go with the flow good and bad,xx
Me loves the potential of the Fool! What a wonderful journey he is starting! He has been figuring prominantly in our readings of late.
Thanks fur stopping by Nellie! xx
Hehee. Yesterday 17th, your blog post date, I happened to pick The Fool to myself concerning an important issue (having required patience, so the “Hanged Man” is coming out of the void in this series/life area to myself as The Fool also means new beginnings, where for instance the old fears might still be there but not blocking anymore. It is also a positive Uranus card for breaking patterns).
Love and thanks also continuously for your delightful presence,
Thanks Deelia! ❤
“No matter how much we try to plan it out, the future is truly unknown. Having faith in ourselves and not letting fear make our decisions for us, will help us deal with changes that happen and the changes we make ourselves. ”
Excellent advice. Now………….if I could only smack that fear down and follow my heart.
Thanks. No need to “smack down that fear.” Just notice it and ask yourself why you feel it. Then your heart will know what to do.
Great post. Yes, change is sure afoot, isn’t it!?
Thanks! Yes indeed! 🙂