(Layla – Rumi Oracle Deck by Alana Fairchild.)
This week I have pulled a card from possibly my most favourite oracle deck, the Rumi Oracle by Alana Fairchild.
I’ve only used this deck for Wednesday Wisdom once or twice, as it is not really a deck that I can use intuitively.
It comes with a guidebook that includes extensive channelled writing by Alana, as well as healing rituals.
This week I would like to quote an excerpt from the guidebook:
“This oracle brings you a message. You are moving through a period of not knowing, of time in the great void or womb of the Divine Mother. It is in this place the seed can crack open and take root. This cannot happen in the light where all is seen and recognised. It must happen under the cover of darkness, where only trust can assure one of success. This is the way of nature, the way of life, and it must be honoured.”
p152 of the Guidebook from Rumi Oracle Deck by Alana Fairchild
Shortly before reading the passage above I had a candle burning, the candle was blown out by a breeze from my window, and I hesitated before relighting.
Once reading the passage, I understood why –
Sometimes being in the dark is a good thing.
As a fire sign, I LOVE the light. I love bringing things to light, explaining things, knowing things and making sure I know things as quickly as possible.
I HATE being in the dark about anything, I hate not knowing or having to wait in order to find things out.
This week we are all being urged to revel in our periods of ‘being in the dark.’
We are being asked to understand that darkness is not necessarily always a bad thing.
In a society where we are encouraged to chase happiness at all costs, sometimes it can feel very uncomfortable sitting with times that are less than glamorous.
In an age where we have power at our fingertips to find out anything we could possibly want, it is so odd to consider that it may be a good thing sometimes to not know.
Can you sit with uncertainty this week? Can you organically wait for yourself to come out from the darkness?
I’m gonna try!
In the picture above Layla is dancing, dancing amongst a dark night sky and clusters and stars, I intend to dance with the unknown this week and see how that feels.
Much love always Txx