Dear Other Dude at the Playground on Saturday –
I couldn’t fight the need to write you about an incident between our kids.Remember me? I was the dad with the son wearing a pink dress.
Before he burst onto the playground, and as I parked the car, he was positively vibrating. I asked, “Now…you’re sure you want to wear your dress?”
He shouted in response, “Yes! Because I want to show everyone how beautiful I am in this beautiful dress!”
It was a big deal for him; and for me.
He hasn’t asked to wear a dress “out,” before. I didn’t fight it. Who cares, right?
Or so we’d like to think.
As you noticed, he couldn’t contain his excitement showing off the dress to the only two kids playing…your daughter and her friend. He skipped and twirled and chased them for ten minutes shouting, “Do you like my dress?…
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Patience and prudence are the keywords here, although trust plays a large part in the process of crossing to the island where insights into your own unconscious workings will be revealed.
This process differs from The Hermit’s journey in the fact that The Hermit makes a conscious decision to withdraw and contemplate the universe but with Reflection a surrender of will is required.
Insights may come from dreams and meditations, but now is not the time to force the pace or drive on with a plan or desire until you have heard what your soul has to say about it and your bruised and wounded spirit has been healed.
Be patient. Let the journey commence and awaken afresh and full of energy ready to deal with the world and the challenges it raises.
When the foundation of one’s life seems to have collapsed beneath you, you can seek sanctuary in Reflection from the emotional intensity of The Blasted Oak.
Reflection is concerned with sacred mysteries…
In a reading this card indicates profound healing, a period of introspection, healing, immersion in myths and visions, stellar lore, conception, learning about yourself.