Inspired by Shaheen Miro's latest post, I have decided to do a small reading with the Wisdom of the Hidden Realms. I want to know what we need to let go of and what we need to nurture in the coming year.
First I asked "what do we need to release in 2012?". I got The Sun Dancers reversed - that means that this card is challenging us. Originally, its message is about abundance and having fun... as a challenger, it tells us to not lose ourselves in dream of what may be. We need to work on the now, live the now, for the present is the only moment in which anything can be done.
What we need to release is our constant worry about tomorrow, specially if it does not help us to work on our today. It's not that we should live each day carelessly, no. Pay your bills, save some money, work, eat well, exercise, have fun, be with the people you love -- all this is essential, for today and for tomorrow. But do not give the future more weight than it deserves. Do not base your life on prophecies. Try to make your present good, to the best of your ability.
In the coming year, we need to nurture our ability to handle our routine in a healthy manner. Remember when The Sun Dancers told us to not live only in our dreams? Here's is where this advice finds a way to express itself. Big things are accomplished through small steps. How can someone be wise and enlightened if they cannot wash their dishes and get the garbage outside? Even though society tells us these things are below us, they are not. They are our responsibility, and through this discipline we find strength and perseverance to cope with bigger challenges in life. Creativity and inspiration are important, but they are useless if you haven't learn how to put them into practice.
The Camel Boy also tells us that 2012 will be a good time for decluttering. So if you have been wanting to clean your closets, your book shelves, your home or even your thoughts, it'll be a proper time to do so.
Above all, do not let the negative prophecies and ideas plague you. Think about them, but take care of your life, the chores and the pleasures of it. I know the nitty-gritty of daily life gets boring compared to the idea of massive world transformation (be it good or bad), but even these huge events start with small things. Balance fun and work, use your present time wisely, take small steps... even if nothing big happens in 2012, your life will surely be transformed.
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