Hold On, Pain Ends : When All Is Not Well…

I get these Tarot cards a lot, where the surrounding influences, energies of a person are fine, but they just don’t feel okay inside.  This is a reminder for us  to pause and find that stillness within and look at the restlessness gently. We tend to be impatient even angry with ourselves when we feel restless and often dismiss this feeling of disquiet as being unreasonable or frustrated with our surroundings or situations. We often forget there’s a subconscious – a higher self we all have which we choose to listen or ignore.

I have found at these times of unrest to focus the energies and thoughts toward gratitude. It may be as simple as sharing a meal with a dear one or cooking something special. I tend to bake a lot both when I am feeling low and when I’m happy. Which means there are phases when I am baking furiously. No one is complaining on that front though but few realize this has become by safety valve. I strongly believe if I cannot find that place or space of happiness then I must contribute it to another’s life. The way misery loves company so does gratitude and hope. And the best way I have found is in being grateful – no matter what goes on – there are reasons enough to be grateful for.

In Tarot we associate the beautiful Star card as the card of hope. start t
The Star card shows a naked woman kneeling at the edge of a small pool. The woman holds two containers of water. She pours the water out to nourish the earth and to continue the cycle of fertility, represented by the lush greenery around her. The other container pours the water onto dry land in five rivulets, representing the five senses. The woman has one foot on the ground, representing her practical abilities and good common sense, and the other foot in the water, representing her intuition and inner resources, and listening to her inner voice. Behind her, shines one large star and seven smaller stars, representing your chakras.

The Star is perhaps the most optimistic card in the tarot. The Star, reminds us of the cyclical nature of struggle in our lives: in between times of contentment , we go through hard times  which help us understand and evolve, and during these struggles we need to hold onto hope  that the good times will once again shine upon us.

Though The Star is a card that looks to the future – it does not speak of any sudden or dramatic change. It speaks of healing and support coming your way.

 

All of us go through this merry go round and sometimes we are on the ground and sometimes touching the stars. The trick is in remembering that the wheel will turn – you’re not forgotten. Gratitude is  a powerful healer.  Irrespective of what is happening to you – around you – keep reminding yourself of the things you can still do. It maybe a quite walk in a beautiful park, it could be a call from an old friend. This card often pops up to remind us that hope is never far away, no matter how dark the times are in which we find ourselves.

The darker the night is, the brighter the stars above will shine and you need to keep the faith. Reach out to your friends, reach out to people who support you – or just walk alone in gratitude that you have another day to make an effort to work things out.

Beatles: With A Little Help From My Friends

What would you think if I sang out of tune
Would you stand up and walk out on me?
Lend me your ears and I’ll sing you a song
And I’ll try not to sing out of key

Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends
Mmm, I get high with a little help from my friends
Mmm, gonna try with a little help from my friends

What do I do when my love is away
Does it worry you to be alone?
How do I feel by the end of the day
Are you sad because you’re on your own?

No, I get by with a little help from my friends
Mmm, get high with a little help from my friends
Mmm, gonna try with a little help from my friends

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