Today we are drawing a card from The Healing Waters Oracle by Rebecca Campbell:
Ease. Being Open to Change. Go With the Flow of Life.
Water is the most powerful force on our planet. It has the potential to destroy everything in its path of be embracing, still, and gentle. When a river meets a rock, it doesn't try to move it; instead, it embraces it and flows around it. It doesn't question why the rock is there-it sees it as part of its path.
Water teaches us how to flow with Life. How to greet the obstacles on our path with open arms and receive Life fully. In this way, the world's waters have literally shaped and crafted the entire landscape of the planet that we know and love today. Mountains and valleys, coastlines and woodlands--all are the result of water embracing Life.
The ancient Greek Goddess Rhea was the daughter of Gaia (Earth) and Uranus (heaven). She's also referred to as Cybele, mother of us all. In his work Cratylus, the philosopher Plato referred to Rhea as a stream or 'she who flows'. Perhaps Rhea herself has much to share with us about how to truly flow with what appears on our journey, whether expected or unexpected. Call upon her to support you in embracing any unexpected changes you're facing.
This card invites us to stop seeing the unexpected things in life as obstacles, and instead treat them as invitations to embrace Life. To find a way to soften and embrace what occurs rather than try to avoid it or fight it. To flow with rather than resist.
What unexpected obstacles are you resisting or fighting against right now?
What would happen if you embraced them as part of your path?
"Meditation: Sit and and notice your breath flowing in and out. Let yourself just be with whatever arises. When thoughts come in or a sound grabs your attention, practice being ok with it. Just notice it and then, whenever you’re ready, come back to the breath.
Movement: Try practicing flowing movements like qigong or tai chi, or simply create your own flowing movements, perhaps swaying like a tree in the breeze or moving your arms back and forth. In this way, you can actually embody the qualities of water.
Water as a touchstone: Notice water wherever it is— as the morning mist, a glimpse of the bay, washing the dishes, brushing your teeth… Whenever you encounter water, notice its movement, see what it has to teach you. If it’s possible, take yourself to water outdoors: a creek, ditch, pond, ocean… spend time sitting, lying, immersing in water’s ways.
Ask the question: At various points throughout the day, ask yourself, “What would it be like to flow with what is happening?” See what shifts occur."
“Nothing is lost...Everything is transformed.”
“True goodness is like water;
it nurtures everything and harms nothing.
Like water, it ever seeks the lowest place,
the place that all others avoid. This is the way of the Tao.
For a dwelling it chooses the quiet meadow;
for a heart the circling eddy. In generosity it is kind;
in speech it is sincere;
in power it is order;
in action it is gentle;
in movement it is rhythm. Because it is always peaceable,
it soothes and refreshes.”