7 march 2012 > 6/15 > Lovers/Devil
Heart in harmony
Charms the care-full lovers call
Give is to receive
Todays invitation is about relationships with others and yourself. In the ‘6’ there is a great desire for harmony, there is the nurturer, the care giver, the humanitarian, the giving of the self so that others thrive, and the focus on hearth and home. If your number is ‘6’ (add your date of birth together) you also have a charm about you that can be irresistible. When problems rise it most often because you have given yourself away and have nothing let for yourself. It’s easy to see the Lovers in this number.
The Lover’s, which is today’s card, are all of the above. There can be a sacrifice that a LOver will give on behalf of the Loved ones. And… if you give yourself all away in the hope of love finding you worthy, than you missed the point of it all. When there is nothing left for you to nurture and support within, there is not much if any to support anyone else. It is easy at this point to become a victim of all that giving away and lay blame on other for not giving love in return. Empty, hurt, and lonely, you can fester in that blame and whatever charms you had are gone. The thing is….You are already worthy. If you give without ‘expectation’ of any return, you give from the heart and lose nothing and blame no one.
In that vulnerability is when that trickster, the Devil seeks to ease on in to you mind. YOur own bedevilment, not someone else’s. When you begin to question who you are and what you do, the Devil will slip into your mind, and tickle at what challenges these questions. The Devil, that little poky voice within, pushes at your marginal resolve, into something that might not be the something you had in mind. If you know what I mean? The Devil will challenge your relationships; the ones you have with others and the the one you have with yourself. Thus, I am of the mind that the Devil performs a gift for you on your Path of life so that you can really have a sense of your integrity, your authenticity, and how you allow harmony and love in your life.
As always…If today is your birthday, these are questions to consider for the whole year. Grab one or all and see what stirs you up. Change the wording around to make it feel right for you. As you ponder these thoughts and questions, please take a moment to sit quietly and breathe. Let your breath guide you into a quiet place for the questions to have a moment to brew and shimmer. Invite your wisdom to be your guide. And remember, if overwhelm sets in, take a very little step. You have as much time as you need.
QUESTION TO PONDER
How do you sustain harmony and balance in your life?
When do you notice that you have ‘giving yourself away’ and there isn’t enough for just you?
If the ‘Devil made you do it’, what would you have done otherwise?
What patterns rise for you when life is going well and balanced, and you get restless to stir the pot up by creating disharmony? Why?
How do you make sure that you are taking care of yourself as well as others?
How does the ‘be-devilment’ remind you of who you really are?
How do you trick yourself into believing the unbelievable?
How will you nurture your relationships in a healthy way?
How do you make friends with your devilish side?
What would you like to do differently from your usually pattern of caregiving that still feels like you are giving and receiving?