What a dreary day! Here at 'The Keep' I'm doing my best to fight off the cold and gray by baking and cleaning and doing the Monday Musings! Today I've gone back to the beginnings, to the deck that became my go-to deck for over 20 years, the Medicine Cards by Jamie Sams and David Carson. I even went so far—once upon a time—as to use the style of the shields on wall hangings and other art. Those were the days... Monthly forecast? Weekly forecast? Daily forecast? It's up to you, you know the drill! Pick the one that calls to you for a mini-reading for the week ahead, or read them all as a three-card spread. Your reading, Your call. I'm just the messenger. I'm still offering private readings, too, so if you want to know a little more about what the universe has in store for you, hit me up. "I'm here to help."
Why are you frightened? What has happened to you that has stolen your thunder and spooked you out of your authentic empowerment? Whatever it is, I promise you it is not worth it. Rabbit teaches you that thoughts become things, and that if you are afraid of something, if you're worried about it, you're actually drawing more attention to that negative energy than if you could find a way to let it go. Rabbit reminds you that fear is just a misuse of the imagination. Never in the course of history has worry changed a thing. It simply steals away your confidence and your faith and robs you of the happiness of the moment. Rabbit is telling you to stop focusing on what might go wrong, and start looking for what's going right.
Squirrel's message to you to say is, "Shhh, it's coming!" Ready yourself for change. Prepare for what's ahead. You might not know all the details, but if you prepare yourself for the various different options, then you'll be ready to step into that vision of the future when it arrives. Another message that squirrel brings is that you may actually be holding yourself back by having over-prepared. It's possible to have too much, do too much an—as Rabbit indicated—think too much. Squirrel teaches you that it is a fine line between having enough and having too much. Prepare for what is coming by organizing what you have, and getting rid of what is no longer useful. Anything that is holding you back is impeding your evolution. Let it go, and open yourself to the infinite.
Have you forgotten how to frolic? Lost your laughter? Misplaced your playfulness? Otter's message is to go and find this again! Some things in life are serious, yes, but there's a time for taking things seriously and a time for letting go. Watch a child at play; they don't worry about embarrassment or mistakes, they just have fun. They make toys out of what is available to them, and look for reasons to bubble forth with joy. Otter reminds you to take time every day to appreciate what you have, rather than to compare yourself to others, for there are always going to be those whose proverbial grass seems greener. Otter's message is this: take your work seriously, take your responsibilities and obligations seriously, but never ever take yourself seriously, or you'll fall victim to a karmic custard pie.