Transparent Oracle Sunday!
64, Hearing (Within). Within is the direction of the Self, and thus the cards associated with this direction deal with the ways our Self connects to the world and perceives the world, and the Self. This direction is mostly abstract, and yet is our bridge to the Universe around us. Hearing is about perceiving without using our ability to visualize, in order to understand; it is about an inward flow of knowledge, wisdom, information or energy. Hearing can be accomplished with our physical ears, with our other physical senses, and also with our minds and our ability to be aware. In order to Hear, we must open ourselves to being able to listen, maybe even to listen to things we don’t want to hear.
32, Weather: Snow (North). North is the direction of Earth, and thus of the physical or physically formed or manifested world, and of nurturing, health, finances and security, and the wisdom associated with living simply, being well-grounded, and being in touch with our physical body. Snow has a magickal effect on the landscape and our surroundings; when snow falls, it covers everything and hides details as well as mutes sounds. The mantle of white is made of countless tiny, unique crystals, and like a blanket, the covering of snow insulates and protects.
65, Voice (Within). The awareness that is the direction of Within and the entry and exit into this “place” can be described by the Sephira Yesod. The Voice is used for communication, but it is also a tool for expression and for manifestation. It is about an outward flow of knowledge, wisdom, information or energy.
I then created my mandala. Awesome! Three faces with all kinds of energy emanating and surrounding them. The center of the mandala is a mish-mosh of energies, emanating and contracting at first without a pattern but then a pattern becomes recognizable . . . and then another . . . and another. Some of those emanations come through the overlay of faces, swirling from the center of the madala and through the crown chakras of the faces. The more I look, the more patterns I see. I see an interesting ebb and flow in this mandala, the inhalation of Hearing, the stillness of Snow, and the exhalation of Voice. How fitting is this focus on the day of YTT Intensive 4??!!