Find the Joy You’re Meant to See

Welcome! Join me in this Sacred Space where we can discover what Guidance the Universe holds for us this week!

Each week I will draw cards from different Tarot and Oracle decks with the intention of drawing fresh Insight and Inspiration from the Universe to help us in our daily lives!

See the category Weekly Tarot for all previous readings!

Two of Wands (reversed)

Two of Wands in Dreaming Way Tarot

You don’t need any big “adventures” to live a fulfilling life.

Go on adventures and mental adventures right where you are!

Let limitations open doorways for you – that’s what they are, conduits that direct you to where you need to go.

So rest assured – anytime you’re “off track,” limitations will funnel you in the direction that needs you.

Limitations also serve to help you see more opportunities, in the long run.

Go on adventures in your mind – stories, imagination, exploration, reading, art. All of it can be accessed and experienced from your spirit and your mind’s power. Focus and expend your energy on creative outlets!

Reflection:

So many of us think about all the places we haven’t seen yet. I don’t know about you, but this often leads me to worrying about all the things I’ll probably not get to do before I die, all the things I’m missing out on.

I challenge you now to something new – let your limitations guide you. We often think of limitations (like your physical location) as, well, limiting, but actually, what if these things that “happen” to you are channeling you in the direction you need to go?

Back to adventures – there are other kinds of adventures that you can go on that don’t involve lots of money or buying a plane ticket.

First of all, you don’t have to go far to go on an adventure – I’m sure there are boundless opportunities in your own backyard, if you just look with a more nuanced perspective.

Secondly, and most importantly, don’t underestimate the power of the Imagination. See, this is why I love books and reading (and movies, too) so much, because what is travel? An experience. What is being moved through a story and coming out a different person on the other end? An experience! So go experience life! Open a book!

The Star

The Star in Star Spinner Tarot

There is hope and endless possibility all around you, you need only to see it.

For many of us, we need to learn how to see it, or unlearn how to not see it. Give yourself hope and gently nurture your self.

Look inside and find the Beauty within you.

Be okay with letting Beauty in however it does for you – art, animals, nature, stories, reading, anime, etc. Don’t let guilt tell you this is not a valid outlet for joy and inspiration – if it connects you to Beauty, then it is Inspiration to you.

“See the hope in your heart”

Open your eyes to Beauty.

Reflection:

Sometimes people make us feel guilty for enjoying something that brings us joy – they’ve been doing it since we were kids, haven’t they? Telling us it’s silly we like that or immature or childish that we still enjoy that. As an adult, you may still carry that judgment into your grown-up life, still thinking you have to be a certain way.

Those kinds of limitations (lol) you might be putting on yourself could be limiting your ability to see joy in life! Who cares if you like picking up rocks you find in the forest? Who cares if it brings you joy to watch cartoons even though you’re in your thirties? Who cares if you want to eat ice cream for breakfast and cereal for dinner! If it brings you joy, that’s just the truth! – it brings you joy.

A lot of us need to remember what it’s like to be kids, to free ourselves of judgments, to look at the world and our own selves and lives with child-like wonder and appreciation. So practice by doing something that might seem “childish” to your adult self.

What’s something that made you happy or that you enjoyed doing as a child? The likelihood is that it (or something related to it) will probably still make you happy to think about or do.

Do things that bring you joy, no matter what they are.

The Shadow

The Shadow in Dreamscape the Oracle Deck

We carry so much shame in our bodies. Media tells us we’re not attractive enough, or now we’re flaunting it too much, or our stomachs are too big, too fleshy . . .

Ah, all the poor, unloved tummies out there.

Sometimes mine is one of them.

Which is why I’m so inspired by people who post “real” photos of “real” bodies – their own bodies that are unfiltered and unedited – in order to help change our subconscious associations and mental talk when we see bodies, especially our own.

Ah there’s so much to unlearn.

Right now is a Magical time to See – to see reality truthfully, articulately, and to let our bodies be as they are <3

Reflection:

So many of us grow up with preconceived notions of beauty – and we all know how much media doesn’t help us see our natural, unedited bodies as “beautiful.”

So many of us spend so long nit-picking our appearances down to every last detail. Who taught us this! Who taught us to criticize ourselves so harshly or that our perceived value is supposedly based on other peoples’ opinions about how we look at any given time?!

It’s amazing that I drew this card, because I think the female figure on this card is absolutely beautiful, a gorgeous woman (it’s probably my favorite card in the deck!). And then I tell myself, “What? You think SHE doesn’t have stomach rolls, Hannah?!” XD

For a beautiful example of someone who’s out there doing incredible work for the unshaming of our bodies, I encourage you to check out @saggysara on Instagram! She’s a truly beautiful person who has helped me accept my body even more with her vulnerability, courage, and honesty <3

My favorites by @saggysara are the “tensed vs. relaxed” photos that she does, like this one below – it’s where she poses herself to look according to media expectations of beauty and attractiveness, and then, in the second photo, changes nothing except allowing her body to relax into its natural state and comfortable position:

From @saggysara ‘s Instagram account

Same body! Same person! Same moment in time! BOTH are true!

I think this speaks volumes to how we’ve been taught to value something that is “posed,” “altered,” and “performed” as opposed to something that is “natural,” “comfortable,” and “relaxed.” Maybe not just in our bodies, but in our lives too!

 

 

What do you think?! How did this week’s reading resonate with you? Let me know in the comments below!

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