The iTongo Tarot card for this week is 19 The Sun – uBuntu
Ubuntu is the African concept of ‘humanity towards others’. It is the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity. It is about having compassion towards other human beings, helping them physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually.
Sharing Grace and showing gratitude for what you DO have is the spirit of uBuntu. To achieve harmony, respect in all aspects is fundamental. Respect human life, no matter the circumstance or situation. What you do, affects others, so be mindful this week of generosity, kindness and compassion.
Aspire to a higher awareness
The other important aspect of this card is the archetype of the child. The Child is the Guardian of Innocence. Spend some time healing your inner child, mature to your intellectual age. We set our dreams, hopes, ambitions around the age of puberty. We accept that our intellect (IQ) needs to be developed and we go to school, we learn something new everyday, yet we seem to ignore our emotional selves (EQ). We EXPECT that the emotions will just follow our intellect, that’s why we have problems adjusting and certainly in relationships. When one has an intellect of 35 year old with an emotional maturity of an 11 year old … no wonder there are problems.
Ask yourself what your EQ is, make conscious changes and mature the child within. That doesn’t mean that we have to give up the wonder, joy and excitement in our world, it just means that reactions and responses should be age appropriate.
Its almost mid winter and I see a fair amount of posts on Facebook to help those less fortunate. Take notice of the invisible people – they may be many things, but one thing we do know is they are cold. Take blankets, jerseys, anything warm to your local church or distribution centre or even drive around. Go through your cupboard and fridge, make some soup and share it.
Ubuntu invites you to practice humanity towards others. So this week aspire to a higher awareness, play and be joyful, more importantly be kind and compassionate to others. Live in the light.