16 march 2012 > Lovers/Devil
Life without loving
Impossible joyless breath
Laugh in spite of it
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. Problems rise when you have given yourself away and have nothing for yourself. It’s easy to see the Lovers in this number.
Now that Devil… well…The Devil is the trickster, he/she who sets before you choices that tease you from your path and suggest that you might want to try something different, a new fruit to flavor your life. 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?