Saturday, 27 April 2013

Shield

This morning, I chanted along with day 3 of Deva Premal and Miten's 21 day Mantra Meditation Journey.  The mantra was Om Gum Ganapatieye Namaha, which is a chant to Ganesh, remover of obstacles.  It was beautiful and quite up-lifting, which is part of the point of the mantra.  When we remove blockages from our lives, we make room to be uplifted.

As a visual focus for meditating after the chanting I pulled another card from the American edition of the Oracle of the Shapeshifters (Beyond Words, 2013).  I received "Sacred Beetle Armour: You have a mighty shield."  Which made me wonder where in my life I need a shield...

So I decided to draw a line of three from the Mystical Lenormand (Königsfurt-Urania, 2004) to ask that question.  What I received was Bear, Letter and Angel (one of the extra 4 cards available separately).

It made me think, first off, that I need some protection when writing about motherhood, eating and spirituality.  Which is actually what this blog is, as hardly anyone IRL knows about it :D

Then, as I meditated, I realised that the cards could also be saying that my superficial strength is my shield, but what it shields me from is a connection with my angels, with Spirit.  That rather chimed with the reading earlier this week about having a hidden strength in the ability to let go, to allow Spirit to hold me and carry some of my burdens.  This reading points to the obvious, outward strength which may block me from doing that, thus blocking me from a deeper connection with the divine.

And what better to overcome that than the mantra from day 3 of the journey? :)  I shall definitely chant that mantra again in the future!

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