Wednesday Wisdom #45 – Loving Kindness

Each Wednesday I will begin the day by drawing a divination card for inspiration and posting it here.

With a few words from my intuition, I will give you something to think about for your day, and week.

Use the card as a writing prompt, or simply something to reflect on.

*I pick these cards at random, by shuffling a deck, and allowing a card to fall out on its own accord. Whilst shuffling, I ask God to show me what I need to see for this post, and all who read it. The message I give, may or may not correlate with the traditional meaning of the actual card.  It may not resonate with you, and that is OK – this is just my offering to you who reads this, it is sent with love and best wishes. Take what feels right for you, and leave what does not, for another.

 

 

The high lord

 

(The High Lord of Gratitude and Service – Wisdom of the Hidden Realms Deck, by Colette Baron Reid)

 

 

This week the card came out reversed, asking us to pay special attention to what it is trying to tell us.

I would usually picture the card upside down, but it is so beautiful I do not want the imagery to be lost.

Today, the card is asking us where in our lives we have been afraid to give.

Sometimes we may feel like we have given too much to people or situations in our lives, sometimes we have been hurt by others, and we start to consciously or unconsciously withdraw our love, help and compassion.

 

We become afraid to give to others out of a fear that they will take too much, or that they will not give back – leaving us depleted and alone.

 

The High Lord of Gratitude and Service reminds us that there is plenty to go around and that there is great joy to be found in giving.

This means learning to open our hearts up to others, knowing that no matter how we are treated by another, we have our own backs.

 

It means loving and holding compassion for ourselves first, so that we can give from a full place.

I know how hard this can truly be, to feel as though you are deserving of such high love.

My favourite meditation is Metta Bhavana or Loving Kindness Meditation .

It is a meditation of five stages starting with feeling love for yourself, and ending with sending love out to the whole world.

Metta –  the Pali word for Love.

 

Here is the link to a more thorough explanation of how to do it:

https://thebuddhistcentre.com/text/loving-kindness-meditation

To me, this meditation is the very embodiment of the card above, and therefore this week’s message.

After all of the changes we have been through recently, and will continue to experience through the course of our lives, it is important to keep our hearts open, to love and to give to others.

I hope you will find the time to practice some loving kindness this week.

Much love Txx

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