Ganesha Cards #34: Capacity to Love 💗

From Angela Hartfield’s Whispers of Lord Ganesha

It takes courage to open up and heal areas of deep vulnerability.

We all have a longing to feel loved. In this need we may have exaggerated or paraded our qualities that we find most appealing to others, as we make shadows of our fears. This card is asking us to look at our root issues so that we may feel connected to our true self.

Angela reflects on the following: take a moment to look at how you are handling yourself. Are you being open and honest? Are you withdrawing from a situation? Are you masking a problem with some sort of avoidance tactic such as shopping, drinking, or eating excessively? Are you holding grudges?

Open your heart so that your actions match your words. This may help you respond to situations with less offense and make you emotionally available. You are responsible for who you are and what you believe. You love yourself more completely. Conflict does not resolve itself more easily simply because you have now opened yourself up, but how you perceive and approach and release the experience.

The elephant trunk is the focus of this Ganesha card. The elephant uses its trunk as a multi functioning tool. An elephant has the capability to handle a range of tasks from minute ones to those requiring great strength. Rely on your own vast array of abilities to tackle your problems and know that you are being supported in this process.

Ganesha Cards #42: Achievement

From Angela Hartfield’s Whispers of Lord Ganesha

You are surrounded by abundance and prosperity, luxury and quality, prestige and sophistication, value and elegance.

The two women above symbolize success and prosperity, the two wives of Ganesha. By actively developing your spirituality and consciously working with the Divine, you will experience positive effects in all areas of your life. Develop an accepting perception of yourself. This will help you open your heart to spiritual matters. “A high level of self-mastery, coupled with a high ethical practice, will increase the likelihood of enjoying material success.” The challenge is in the “high level of self-mastery”, defining and achieving it for oneself.

It is a hope that the more people are inclined to develop a spiritual practice that we will find this type of success more attainable. Normalize extricating yourself from the imprint society puts on you.

Build the global society that is possible. Absent of the notion that there is a set amount of places at “the table”. There is no table. Just the space between us.

I Burn: Bridges, Dreams and Leaving Things Behind

I will set fire to what you refuse to release.

California is on fire like it hasn’t seen in a generation. One of the reasons I left. I hated driving under an orange sky. Worse than a nuclear sunset. The color doesn’t change. The only thing people generally beg for is rain. What you get during Fire Season is ash, the remnants of the world around you, fall on your EVERYTHING.

All it takes is one spark, traveling on a current of air, to spread it further. It can float over a house, crest over a highway, or scorch your path to safety. When you come from a state like this, especially one that offers a lot of outdoors experiences, you learn about the nature of the environment. That earthquakes only make sense because there are very clear and evident fault lines running down and through certain cities. That fires are set on purpose to clear the forest floor and make room for new growth. These are controlled and intentional.

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I feel like I’m walking through dry land and throwing matches at everything that has been dormant. As if I need a set of circumstances to jolt me into reality. I’ve never had to evacuate a city because of a natural disaster or pandemic. I always left because there seemed to be nothing left for me there.

I have taken deep breathes in the fog of a burnt afternoon. I have survived longer than I ever thought. And although this doesn’t sound like a celebration, it is a confession that I am my own celebrant. Each day I wake up, I want something good to come out of it. Something hopeful. My reaction to the real world is generally one of disgust with a slight melange of bullshit.

It shouldn’t be this difficult. We all deserve better. But we can’t have that until we truly want better for everyone. That we recognize there isn’t a deficit but an abundance of what we need, some things and people just hold us back.

Wait…I got a match. 🔥

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