Tarot Reading: Breaking Through the Darkness

Today I felt called to pull a few Tarot cards to see what messages wanted to come forward for the collective, and we received the Nine of Swords, Five of Pentacles and King of Wands. I feel like this is a beautiful message for us, so let's dive in!

There are times in our lives when the stress and anxiety we feel can be overwhelming. It seems like the mindless chatter plays on loop - "You're not good enough. Who the hell do you think you are?", "They're going to find out you're a fraud.", "There's no way you can afford that." And, we let these thoughts keep us stuck in a vicious, unending cycle - a slave to our mind.

Because our fearful thoughts are stuck on autopilot, we end up seeing those circumstances manifest in our lives. We stop putting ourselves out there because we don't feel good enough or we feel like a fraud. We can't seem to get ahead with our money stuff because something always comes up. We end up in this place of unhappiness, not seeing beyond our current circumstances.

However, there's another way. You can tap into it by recognizing the Light within yourself and accepting just how powerful you are. Now, please don't think I'm telling you just to "stay positive" and all will be well. 

The mystic does not deny the darkness, in ourselves or in the world, but affirms a light that lies beyond it. And we have faith the light will prevail because we have faith that light is our true identity.
— Marianne Williamson. Everyday Grace: Having Hope, Finding Forgiveness, and Making Miracles

Denying darkness does you no good. Allow yourself to work through any pain you may feel, but also affirm the Light within yourself and beyond the darkness. Soon, miracles will start to happen. Your faith in your Light severs the chains holding you captive in fear. You'll start to see the inherent goodness in others and you won't get swept up in the fear that's running rampant in today's society.

Your Light is pure Love; let your Light be your guide. If you find yourself slipping into old, fearful thought patterns, gently remind yourself that "Only Love is real." Tune in to the Love and Light that exists within you and acknowledge that you have the power to change your circumstance right here and right now.

If you feel called to do so, try journaling this week with the prompt: What fearful thought patterns are holding me back from sharing my Light? How can I embody my Light more fully?