Tarot for the Soul ~ week of June 12, 2017

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Welcome to your weekly Tarot for the Soul reading!

If you have been guided to this reading, then you are in the right place, my friend. This reading is meant for you.

As always, I have drawn two cards from my Osho Zen Tarot deck, offering you guidance for your week ahead.

The first card represents the gifts that will be showered upon you this week by the Universe/Spirit/God (whatever you want to call your higher power). We always have gifts being delivered to us—spiritual mastery lies in slowing down enough to be able to recognize them and cultivate gratitude. Our soul longs to say “thank you,” and, so, by taking a moment to give thanks, we generate more positive energy so that more and more gifts may manifest in the future!

The second card represents your areas for growth this week. Remember: there is no life without challenge…no light without dark, no yin without yang. Life in human form is a mixed bag of circumstances and lessons. It is in our highest wisdom to recognize and embrace all aspects, even the ones that are painful. Our soul needs challenges in order to grow and learn. So, stand and face these growth opportunities with an open, courageous, loving heart.


 

~ YOUR READING ~

week of June 12, 2017

 

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GIFTS:

Hooray!!! This week I’ve drawn the Celebration card (3 of water)!!!WP_20170604_003

What your guides want you to understand about this week is that you need not wait for the “perfect occasion” to celebrate. You need not schedule a party or wait for a promotion or wait for someone to invite you on a wild excursion. Rather, celebration can be done right here, right now, regardless of the external conditions.

Even if it is raining outside, go outside and dance! Even if you are sitting in a cubicle, take a few moments to sway your body back and forth to some lovely music! Each moment, no matter how seemingly ordinary or mundane, is a moment for celebration, for fun, for play.

The underlying emotion and realization underneath a spirit of celebration is that of gratitude. When we celebrate, we are tapping into that feeling of gratitude for the sheer joy of being alive. We realize life is a precious awesome gift—so hooray! Time to party!

 

GROWTH:

Your opportunity for growth this week is represented by the Silence card (XVII of Major Arcana).WP_20170604_004

This is a crucial stepping stone, a crucial moment in your life. Something has just shifted in your reality, and you need to give it time and space for a review.

This time is about going inward, about taking some space from others, and to go within. This week is a great time for meditation and solitary activities in quiet spaces. Go outside for walks in nature; take soothing baths; practice yoga at home; meditate. Go within, and listen for the messages that are waiting to be revealed.

The key is not to “try” to hear the messages. Simply relax and let them come. The messages may not even come in words, in fact—they may simply come in the form of a feeling or a strong inner knowing. They may be beyond words.

Once you find and enter this place of stillness, of silence within you, breathe slowly. Get in touch with your body’s need to de-tense, and give yourself up wholly to the experience. The Universe is asking you to take a Pause right now. To retreat from ordinary human activities, and to carve out some space for sacred retreat. It is here that you will settle into yourself, and find the peace that you seek.

And, remember, as you take this space for silence, you are also, too, celebrating. The two are not separate. As you sink into the glorious silence, you give silent thanks for the beauty of being alive. You are so blessed! You are so fortunate to live the kind of life that allows you to rest. Some people on the planet are not so fortunate. Take some time to give some prayers of thanks this week.


 

Dear loves,

If you found this reading helpful, please let me know in the comment section below. Or if you have any questions or would like further clarification about your week, please leave comment.

May you be blessed.
May you be abundant.
May you shine your radiant light.

And so it is.

 

Sending All My Love,

Anya Light ♥

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Tarot for the Soul ~ week of May 29, 2017

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Welcome to your weekly Tarot for the Soul reading!

If you have been guided to this reading, then you are in the right place, my friend. This reading is meant for you.

As always, I have drawn two cards from my Osho Zen Tarot deck, offering you guidance for your week ahead.

The first card represents the gifts that will be showered upon you this week by the Universe/Spirit/God (whatever you want to call your higher power). We always have gifts being delivered to us—spiritual mastery lies in slowing down enough to be able to recognize them and cultivate gratitude. Our soul longs to say “thank you,” and, so, by taking a moment to give thanks, we generate more positive energy so that more and more gifts may manifest in the future!

The second card represents your areas for growth this week. Remember: there is no life without challenge…no light without dark, no yin without yang. Life in human form is a mixed bag of circumstances and lessons. It is in our highest wisdom to recognize and embrace all aspects, even the ones that are painful. Our soul needs challenges in order to grow and learn. So, stand and face these growth opportunities with an open, courageous, loving heart.


 

~ Your Reading ~

WEEK OF MAY 29, 2017

 

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GIFTS:

 

I have drawn the Experiencing card.unnamed (1)

(On a personal note, this is one of my favorite cards, and I love to see it come up in a reading!)

This card represents all the simple beauty in simply being alive to our present moment awareness. Being in the senses fully. Breathing in the majesty of nature.

On this card, we see a genderless being caught up in a moment of gentle, warm intimacy with a tree. It is clear that the tree and the human are One. It is clear that the tree is communicating with the human, and the human is communicating with the tree. However, the language is not with words—the language shared is beyond concepts and ideas.

Instead of language, the two are speaking the eternal language of the heart. They are radiating their life energy with and into each other.

This week, I encourage you to get out into nature and experience the gifts beautiful Gaia has to offer! Become alive again—and hug a tree! Feel the bark under your fingertips and breathe in the scent of the leaves deeply. Commune with our brothers and sisters in the plant world. Become alive again!

This week, you are particularly ripe for such an experience. It is in your nature to want to deeply experience nature, and when we can intimately connect with plants and other creatures on the Earthplane, we realize our intrinsic Oneness, and we lose the fear that comes from the mistaken belief in separation.

This week, set your intention to Experience. Get out of your head, away from your work, away from the dramas and comings and goings of your social life, and fully enter the moment. Allow yourself to take a vacation. Release yourself. Enter the gorgeous simple beauty of nature in the present moment, and thereby, reveal the nature of your own gorgeous heart.

 

GROWTH:

 

This week presents an interesting relationship between gifts and growth, as I have drawn the Laziness card.unnamed (2)

There is a definite distinction between allowing yourself to drop deeply into the present moment (experiencing), and laziness. The two are not the same.

Experiencing is about mindful absorption in the present moment, taking part in nourishing activities.

Laziness, on the other hand, is about lethargy, and the attempt to grab at shallow or harmful pleasures.

In this card, we see a person drinking alcohol, propped up by pillows. There is a sour expression on the person’s face. This person is surrounded by riches and comfort, yet he is clearly not happy.

There are two main forms of laziness. The first is trying to numb ourselves, trying to deaden and escape uncomfortable feelings. Usually people numb themselves through alcohol, drugs, unhealthy “comfort” food, television, movies, or over-indulgence of social media. In these ways, we are simply pushing down uncomfortable feelings under the surface. Over time, these feelings grow and become explosive energy within our bodies that eventually need to be released. We cannot run from our feelings forever. And if we let them build up, then it will be even more difficult to deal with them later. The key is to deal with them as they arise.

The second form of laziness comes about as a result of pushing ourselves too hard, working ourselves past our limit, and then collapsing into an exhausted heap. In this blurry stupor, we often turn to some of the coping methods described above, or we simply use our time unintentionally. Maybe we simply zone out on YouTube or we read crappy novels. Maybe we hang out with people who are comfortable or familiar, yet they do not help us advance on our spiritual path.

The wisdom, my friends, that is being presented to you this week is this: take the time for yourself during the week to Experience life by getting out into nature, and also spending intentional time with inspiring loved ones who affirm your spirit and worth. Take the time to laugh and play and put boundaries on how much time you work.

Balance is so crucial for the spiritual journey. If we have lost our balance, we have lost everything. We have forgotten who we are: Divine beings who have incarnated into bodies to have a human experience.

This week, prioritize your time for Experiencing and for the kinds of fun that enhance your spiritual growth. Stop working too much, move slower, and breathe.

If you’re nervous about making these kinds of changes, you can think of this reading as your permission slip. I hereby decree you shall flourish if you approach your week in this way!


 

Dear loves, I’ve enjoyed being with you through this reading. You are all so beautiful!

If you found this reading helpful, please let me know in the comment section below. Or if you have any questions or would like further clarification about your week, please leave comment.

May you be blessed.
May you be abundant.
May you shine your radiant light.

And so it is.

 

Sending All My Love,

Anya Light
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Tarot for the Soul ~ week of May 8, 2017

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Welcome to your weekly Tarot for the Soul reading!

If you have been guided to this reading, then you are in the right place. This reading is meant for you, dear one.

As always, I have drawn two cards from my Osho Zen Tarot deck, offering you guidance for your week ahead.

The first card represents the gifts that will be showered upon you this week by the Universe/Spirit/God (whatever you want to call your higher power). We always have gifts being delivered to us—spiritual mastery lies in slowing down enough to be able to recognize them and cultivate gratitude. Our soul longs to say “thank you,” and, so, by taking a moment to give thanks, we generate more positive energy so that more and more gifts may manifest in the future!

The second card represents your areas for growth this week. Remember: there is no life without challenge…no light without dark, no yin without yang. Life in human form is a mixed bag of circumstances and lessons. It is in our highest wisdom to recognize and embrace all aspects, even the ones that are painful. Our soul needs challenges in order to grow and learn. So, stand and face these growth opportunities with an open, courageous, loving heart.


~ YOUR READING ~

WEEK OF MAY 8, 2017

 

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GIFTS:

This week I have been guided to the Conditioning card (XV Major Arcana).WP_20170429_003

This week you will be able to see more clearly all the ways you have been conditioned by society to believe you are worthless, small, helpless, needy, fragile. You will be shown, through synchronistic events and through the voice of your own intuition, lessons about your own power, and how that power directly contradicts with the false voice of society.

In the picture on this card, you see a lion who has lost his way. He believes he is a sheep. He lives among the sheep, and he even has one tied to his paws, which he carries upon his back. His load is heavy. See the look of sadness upon his face.

As this week unfolds, your higher power wants you to see how there is an ever-widening contrast between how you used to regularly feel and how you tend to feel now. You used to be the sad lion…but now you are, in general, happier. You have a sense of joy that you did not have before; a sense of deep peace and acceptance. This is because you are following your inner guidance. You know, more and more, who you truly are. You are able to experience your own truths rather than listen to the dictates of a sick society.

As you wake up to the false truths you’ve been taught, as you wake up out of the false conditioning, you move away from the sheep and realize the lion within.

Welcome this week with open arms, as you thank your Creator/Spirit/Angels (your higher power) for the blessings of clearer vision and a more open, receptive heart. Take some time this week to congratulate yourself for how far you’ve come. It’s truly remarkable!

 

GROWTH:

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Before I discuss this particular card’s meaning, I’d like to draw your attention to the fact that, this week, I’ve drawn two cards from the Major Arcana. Thus, it is certain that this week will be particularly loaded with opportunities for spiritual growth. This growth may feel quite intense at times, but do not fear, do not worry. Simply notice the worried thoughts that tend to enter your mind, and, once you notice them, simply let them go. Release them like a balloon into the wind. Clear the negative self-talk out of your mind, clear the doubts, the hesitations, the critical thoughts, and, simply, return to the present moment of now.

This week is all about the realization that life is more magical than you ever believed to be so. Ancient wisdom will be coming through to you from unexpected sources. A teacher will pop up for you in the least likely of places. Be open to this teacher. If this teacher speaks of things you do not quite fully understand, do not allow the mind to trick you into distancing or closing yourself off from this teacher, but rather breathe and notice how your body feels relaxed and peaceful around this person’s teachings. This relaxation is the true sign that you are meant to learn from this teaching.

This week’s growth is about the balancing of seeming opposites. Of an inner alchemy. On the card you notice there is both the eagle (known for its fire and fierceness) and there is also the swan (known for its watery peacefulness). Both of these are beautiful, are they not? Yes. Both are beautiful for their own unique aspects they bring to the world. One is not more beautiful than the other; one is not more “special” than the other.

Who is the swan inside of you and who is the eagle? Can you sense both parts? Do you favor one part and tend to stifle or discount the other?

So, this week, your challenge will be to absorb these deep teachings of integration, of inner alchemy. No need to rush out and share them with others quite yet. Just sit with them yourself. Be quiet, be still, and know in your bones that as you allow yourself to integrate the seeming opposites (seeming duality) within yourself and learn to find All as beautiful, All as right, then what you will do is, naturally, begin to unravel the conditioning of the human-made world within yourself. You will heal. You will create the inner alchemy within yourself, to prepare you for the next stage of your journey.

And so it is.


 

Dear ones, these are your gifts and your areas for growth this week. If you liked this reading or found it helpful, please leave me a comment below. I would love to hear from you!

May you be blessed. May you be abundant. May you shine your radiant light.

And so it is.

 

Sending All My Love,

Anya Light

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Tarot for the Soul ~ week of May 1, 2017

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Welcome to your weekly Tarot for the Soul reading!

If you have been guided to this reading, then you are in exactly the right place. This reading is meant for you.

As always, I have drawn two cards from my Osho Zen Tarot deck, offering you guidance for your week ahead.

The first card represents the gifts that are currently being showered upon you by the Universe/Spirit/God (whatever you want to call your higher power). We always have gifts being delivered to us—and spiritual mastery lies in slowing down enough to be able to recognize them and cultivate gratitude. Our soul longs to say “thank you” for these gifts, and, by taking a moment to thank, we generate more positive energy so that more and more gifts may manifest in the future!

The second card represents your areas for growth this week. Remember, there is no life without challenge: no light without dark, no yin without yang. Life in human form is a mixed bag of circumstances and lessons—and it is in our highest wisdom to recognize and embrace all. Our soul needs challenges in order to grow. So, stand and face these growth opportunities with an open, courageous heart.


~ Your Reading ~

Week of May 1, 2017

 

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Gifts

This week is very interesting indeed! I have drawn the Fighting card (Knight of Clouds).

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Normally when this card comes up in a reading, it signifies a warning or a negative aspect. However, this week, it wants to communicate to you something different than usual.

This powerful card wants you to know that, this week, it would be in your benefit to notice and appreciate the power of paradox.

Paradox is when two (or more) seemingly opposing things are simultaneously true.

Here is an example of a paradoxical situation. If we value something too much, we cling to it. In clinging, we thereby de-value it and ultimately destroy what we love. Paradox #1.

What we have destroyed, however, we will then always possess, because it is linked to us in a karmic chain of remembrance. Once we realize the danger of clinging, we can then take a step back, and we can then learn to value all things equally. In so doing, we then learn the true meaning of love. To love is to value all things, simultaneously, and yet not depend on anything at all. To love is pure immersion in life, and, also, pure detachment. As you can see, multiple paradoxical layers exist in these seemingly opposing realities.

A specific example of paradox that this week’s card is prompting you to consider is: “What, or with whom, have you been fighting? How has this fighting served you in the past? What benefits did you receive from the conflict? What reasons do you have in the present to let the conflict go, while still cultivating gratitude for the fact that you used to fight?”

Paradoxes are powerful because they unfold at precisely the right moment to blow your mind open. They happen in precisely the way you need and at the time you need to reach your next level of growth.

Your gift this week is to delve into the power of paradox. Paradox shows us that our world is bigger than we imagine. It opens our mind. It expands our heart. It shows us the mystery of the Universe, reflected within the comings and goings of the story of our own life. This is why paradox has been studied by Zen masters, yogis, and mystics for ages.

Perhaps you are already aware of paradox’s power. Or perhaps this is a new concept for you. Regardless of where you are in your current journey with paradox, I invite you do take an action step for healing. This week, keep a Paradox Journal. Use the tool of writing to reflect upon the power of paradox in your life.

In addition to answering the question about fighting (mentioned in the paragraph above), write down moments in your daily life where you notice paradox. Write down your reflections, questions, observations. Then, when the thinking-mind has had its fun, move into 5-10 minutes of meditation afterward. Find a comfortable seated position and place your hands on your heart, feeling the breath of life flow into your heart-space. Relax and allow thoughts to drift in and out, not clinging or attaching to any one particular thought. Feel your presence. You’re your life force. And when you emerge from meditation, say a quick prayer of thanks to the Universe/God (whatever you call your higher power) for the power of paradox.

 

Growth

This week you are prompted to re-connect with the wisdom of The Source (Ace of Fire).

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The story of separation, of disconnection from Source, is as old as humanity. We created it for a reason. But now the story is ending. Can you feel it?

The planet is shifting, and you are a great part of this shift. But in order to take the helm in your rightful place as guide and comforter for others, you must look deeper within your own body-mind. Ask yourself: Where do I feel tension? What aspects of my life feel discordant with my true self, my true passions? What emotions am I repressing? What shadows have I been denying?

The Source card wants you to know it’s all going to be okay. The wisdom you need is always there, inherent within you. If you can slow down the pace of your life, take time for meditation and self-care, take time to reflect on the deeper questions of life, you will begin to be more easily able to observe in your own body the patterns that have been erected over years and lifetimes—patterns such as fear, tension, anxiety, jealousy, sadness, or even despair. These are very human emotions most of us carry. It’s okay.

The Source card wants you to know that this is a very sacred, special time. It is a time where the momentum of energy on this planet is such that transformation is much easier than it used to be. Even ten or twenty years ago, growth like you are able to achieve now would take decades. Now you can do it in a few weeks, a few days. Sometimes a single day will feel like twelve lifetimes.

Your opportunity for growth this week is your purposeful re-connection with Source wisdom. (In truth, you were never really disconnected—it only appeared to be so.) Allow yourself to sink into the deep wisdom that can only come from Source—which is you, in your body, in this lifetime.

Your body tells the tale of how connected you feel or how disconnected you feel. Pay attention. If you feel stress or strain, that is an indication you have lost sight of your true self, which is the perfection of Source. Life is meant to be beautiful, and we truly are in the midst of birthing a new humanity. Stay strong, stay the course, breathe, and know you are supported by spirit guides and angels at all times.


 

Dear ones, these are your gifts and your areas for growth this week. If you liked this reading or found it helpful, please leave me a comment below. I would love to hear from you!

May you be blessed. May you be abundant. May you shine your radiant light.

And so it is.

 

Sending Love,

Anya Light

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Tarot for the Soul ~ week of April 17, 2017

Welcome to Tarot for the Soul! Every Monday on the AWAKENING WITH blog, I will offer you a reading from my Osho Zen Tarot deck.

If you have been guided to this reading, then you are absolutely in the right place. This reading is meant for you, dear one.

Each week, I will draw two cards, offering you guidance for your week ahead.

The first card represents the gifts that are currently being showered upon you by the Universe/Spirit/God (whatever you want to call your higher power). We always have gifts being delivered to us: spiritual mastery lies in slowing down enough to be able to recognize them and cultivate gratitude. Our soul longs to say “thank you” for these gifts, and, by taking a moment to thank, we generate more positive energy so that more and more gifts may manifest in the future!

The second card represents your area(s) for growth this week. Remember: there is no life without challenge…no light without dark, no yin without yang. Life in human form is a mixed bag of circumstances and lessons—and it is our highest wisdom which recognizes and embraces all. Our soul needs challenges in order to grow. So, stand and face these growth opportunities with an open heart.


~ Your Reading ~
Week of April 17, 2017

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Gifts

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This week, I have drawn The Creator card (king of fire).

You have much to be grateful for this week, friend. You will be guided to tap into your creativity in a way that not only serves you, but greatly enriches and uplifts those you come into contact with in your daily life. Your family will especially feel the effects of your heightened creative awareness.

You will be feeling an impulse to give birth to new projects or to fine-tune existing creative projects. You will feel inside of you a glowing light, a fire, an endless reservoir of possibility.

Look inside and notice that you are more confident than ever before.

As you awaken to your true beautiful nature, you have the ability this week to sit calmly, confidently, and know without a doubt that you are both the source and the conduit of all good things in your life. Life is a dance: you are both the creation and the creator, flowing ceaselessly, beautifully, into one another. You are everything and all.

 

Growth

This week, you have the opportunity to learn a major life lesson, as symbolized by the Courage card (VIII in Major Arcana).
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Take a moment to look within. Feel how there is someone with whom you need to have an important conversation. You need to intentionally bring in more honesty, openness and vulnerability to the relationship. This will take courage.

Can you find within yourself the courage to speak? And when you speak, can you speak from a place of love, from an open heart-space? Can you refrain from blame or judgment, but simply speak in a way that offers compassion, love, and the possibility for deeper spiritual connection?

Lastly, can you find the courage within yourself to view every challenging social situation, every tough interaction, as the hard rock from which a flower can sprout in spring?

 


 

Dear ones, these are your gifts and your areas for growth this week. If you liked this reading or found it helpful, please leave me a comment below. I would love to hear from you!

May you be blessed. May you be abundant. May you shine your radiant light.

And so it is.

 

Sending Love,

Anya Light

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