On the best days, we connect with our intuition, spirit, divine wisdom, angels, guardians, ancestors or inner knowing multiple times a day. Whatever your name is for that inner voice, it is a wise and mellifluous voice that requires you to "put your ear down close to your soul" or to "get very quiet" to hear it. The more regularly you listen, the more it speaks and the more you can trust. I tell my students and my children that they have an internal compass and when they act from a kind and loving place, they will always be ok, even if it doesn't yield the results they wish it would at first. So, today, in my practice with the Good Tarot by Colette Baron-Reid (my favorite deck for its beauty and optimism), I pulled the 6 of fire. Maybe it will help you, too.
The 6 of Fire is about "stepping into the limelight to become an enlightened influencer". This card speaks right to my heart today as I thanked the universe for guidance on next steps for my journey with writing, podcasts, coaching and teaching. I have so much I want to do and there are so many things I'm putting out into the world, but yet, I get worried. Have you ever done this... you worry that your happiness, wisdom, or success will feel like competition or arrogance to someone else? Do you ever stifle your excitement or fail to mention it despite the rising in your chest that means you are holding back a happy little circus in your heart. Those elephants need to climb out and prance around the room, they are too big to be kept inside. Why try to hold them back? Does it really help the people who might be upset or jealous or feel belittled by it?
This card empowers you to look at your wisdom, your success, your path and your art as a beacon for others. There are people waiting for permission to live more, to try new things, to share their joy. Every day we see memes and negativity shared online. We see sexy pictures of famous people or fake news. The real news of your REAL experience has just as much value as the rest. Don't dim your beacon for others (I am telling you as much as I am telling myself) because the world will never know again a voice like YOURS. You are the only you and you will have your own following of people who may never share or like or comment, but might be MOVED by your story. Without seeing the results, you might be making a positive ripple in this world... and who knows how far that optimism could reach. Be the light. Speak your truth. Embrace your immeasurable success.