Friday, October 14, 2011

The Hidden Path - uncovering the mysteries within, and without.

If any of you have ever considered using The Hidden Path cards by Raven Grimassi & Stephanie Taylor, but weren't sure if they were for you - this is the place to start.  Each week I'll be posting a card and offering my thoughts.

Today's card is "Tree in Winter".  My first thought when this card came up was "No!! I'm not ready for Winter!".  As usual, however, the Divine has an important message for us all.

This card represents:  Endurance, Preservation & Stability.  These are key concepts with the approach of winter.  That's the physical world aspect of this card.  The spiritual aspect of this card tells us that when we feel far removed from our spirituality, divinity, friends & family, and even ourselves - it's a time to preserve what's left.

Even in our deepest, darkest hour - there is a glimmer of light.  It's that light, no matter how dim, that we preserve.  And we prepare to accept what will come.

The barren snow-covered tree does not worry about the cold or loss of it's beautiful foliage.  It stands proud, embracing what comes naturally - waiting patiently for the renewal it knows will come.

Endure the times in your life that seem cold and barren.  Preserve the inner light that connects you to Divinity. Find your place of Stability.  These things are all part of the cycle of life, and when we learn to work with what we have, we end up with more than we realize.