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Order can be overrated.
You may have heard the expression, “If you want to get something done, ask a busy person.” The counter-intuitive advice reminds us that an object (person) in motion stays in motion and will continue to do so no matter how many things they carry along the way.
The same type of reasoning can be applied to the seemingly opposites of order and chaos. Conventional wisdom tells us that efficiency and productivity belong to the highly organized and Type-A personalities. No wasted time or energy permitted. Set a goal, define action steps, go until you arrive at destination: Success!
But nature, the only wisdom you can truly trust, tells a different story: True (organic) order arises out of chaos in its own time—which means that everything is always in perfect order in the natural world. (And so it can be in ours if we choose to follow nature instead of convention.)
You can take my word for it, or the words spoken by many spiritual leaders over the ages on the subject. In fact, Joe received the inspiration for the above photo Just Nature from Eckhart Tolle. In a passage from one of his books, Tolle describes the value of observing nature in its natural form versus taking a walk through a carefully manicured park.
Although nature in all forms is beautiful to observe, to understand the secrets of life, a large dose of chaos is the “Get out of Jail” ticket on the path to enlightenment. That brings us to another well-worn cliché, which my internet search just revealed to me was written by Ralph Waldo Emerson in Self-Reliance:
It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.
So, I’ve been on a rather marvelous journey during my weeks of social media detox. And although the time span I defined as six weeks is drawing to a close, I’ve come to realize that one journey simply leads to another as we saunter (and stumble) down life’s path.
Next week, on April 1 (this is not an April Fools Day stunt), you’ll be receiving this newsletter in a slightly different format and it will be generated from a new site. There will be other tweaks and changes, which will all be presented and explained at the time of delivery.
Like the emergence of spring, there may be a few false starts and stops, but the flowers and greenery will emerge, I promise! I hope you’ll share my excitement and anticipation for fresh starts with the changing of the season.
And if you need additional encouragement, keep scrolling for more signs that something good is afoot :)
Cards for the Collective 3.25.22 – ?
(You decide the end date)
For this reading I was led to pick two cards, one each from two different decks. The first card represents what is needed and the second card indicates the outcome if you follow the guidance. This energy begins today (whenever you read this) and it’s up to you to decide how long you want to be guided by its influence.
My first impression was to notice the abundance of purple/violet, which is the color of the crown chakra and connection to the Divine…so an auspicious beginning!
Card 1 (left): Holy Amethyst, Divine Alchemy, indicates that it’s time to leave challenges behind and focus instead on what you want. As you transmute any negative influences, take only the wisdom you’ve gained with you on the road ahead and leave all that does not serve you behind. Your spring cleaning might involve leaving a physical space, or it could be a situation, or even a person. Take a deep breath, gather your courage, and stay focused on your desires.
Card 2 (right): The Empress/Archangel Gabriel is your assurance that your creative efforts will be rewarded. This powerful card is a sign that nurturing yourself and others will bring positive energy flow and abundance.
The seven chakra stones help maintain balance. Additionally, if you’re feeling anxiety about making a big change, carrying an amethyst crystal or wearing a scarf or purple-hue item of clothing can help you keep your focus.
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Sending love and light to surround you on your journey!
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