12 june 2012 > 5/14 > Hierophant/Alchemy/Art/Temperance
Hi and welcome. I hope my couple of days absence wasn’t annoying. I had to attend to my niece’s graduation and my brother’s memorial service. New beginnings and endings. All very emotional.
Today, the Hierophant and the number ‘5’. ‘5’ is the outta the box number. And also when you look to the five pointed star you can see the symbolism of the ‘5’ there. Those five points can represent the appendages of ‘man’: Head, arms, legs. What we reach out for.
Today is a day/year to consider how attached you are to form and order, and do you need to get out of your ‘box’? In other words, are you confined, defined, stuck in a structure in your life that is not really expansive and creative anymore?
INTERVIEW WITH THE HIEROPHANT
How does ‘getting out of the box’ have anything to do with a person on a spiritual path?
I think that in order to expand your self, your way of thinking, feeling, doing, it’s necessary to step out of your comfort zone. And, also, to embrace a wider point of view on life and living. To be invested in your spiritual path work, or any kind of work no matter how you define it, seems to me that having attachments to only ‘One Way’ of experiencing this vast world, you limit your ‘highest good’ from expressing itself in your life. Many ways, All ways will ultimately lead you to your highest good. That’s why I step beyond what I have been told, or witnessed, or read, or imagine, so that I can have some feeling, thoughts, resources, for a greater vision of how we all live, how we all process living. Thus, the idea of ‘getting out of the box’ is necessary to letting go of limited thinking and doing.
That makes sense to me. What do you mean by ‘highest good’? and What makes you believe or think that all paths lead to our ‘highest good’?
HIghest good eliminates being specific and invites a vaster possibilities. For example; you might need more money. Rather than running a list of what you will do to get it or imagine it to come in a specific, certain way, I invite you to allow the ‘highest good’ for your need, or desire for money to come to you, to show itself to you. The opportunity with this form of thinking/feeling is that within this ‘invite’ there is the hope of an open heart and mind to receive it no matter what form it comes in. To be open to the possibility that it may not come as you as you envisioned it but rather it will come to you for our ‘highest good’. You might miss the best by closing yourself down to specifics. Widen your vision, your heart, your mind, your spirit to receive. This allows you recognize the gift that you asked for to come and serve you and that you will serve it well.
How does this relate to ‘Out of the box’ thinking and living?
It’s all very nice to have security and the warmth and comfort of what you need in life to feel safe and loved. And… sometimes it can lead to stagnancy and limited living and thinking. Life in a dual world will push at you and push at you. Its what it does. Complacency, holds you captive in a very dull way of living till something whaps you on the side of the head or some drama takes place and you’re forced to make change cause resistance is futile against change.
Some people are inclined to pushes out of their safety zone and explore the vast wonder of possibilities and it can be scary. The Universe is brilliant and magnificent. I love to question it, search it, and seek out vast resources to understand the wonder of it. Because, all that do will lead me to my highest self, my farthest reach which is limitless.
That’s a lot to take in. thanks. Any other wise words you’d like to share with us this morning?
Remember that you have as much time as you need. Take little steps. And know that you are loved always and in All ways.
*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.
QUESTIONS TO PONDER
What might you need to re-source?
What urges you to give it try but your fear of the outcome gets in the way?
Can you do it anyway?
If you got out of your box, what would it feel/look/taste like?
Can you get out of your box and know that it’s still there supporting you on your journey?
Who might you talk to that can help you?
How do you step out of the routine of you life and seek something different and full-filling?
How might you bring a spiritual practice into your life?
What small step can you take that pulls you out of the doldrumss of life and fills you with creativity and joy?
How do you stay grounded exploring ‘out-of-the-box?
How do you allow your feelings to expand as you reach out?
What thoughts are prevalent in this and need more clarification as you explore?
What ‘lights-you up’ and fills your passion as you explore the great beyond?