16 The Tower – Growth through Deconstruction

ThulamelaThe past two weeks have been about change and transformation, we have identified that which is not working for us and now this week we need to deconstruct those illusions and delusions and begin to restructure and restore our power and passion.

Its always difficult and challenging to say the least when we are faced with change. We must never forget our true value. When we allow others to take control of our lives we find ourselves in positions and situations we did not choose. Often we are less than satisfied with the results. So this week we need to take back that control, put ego aside and jump into our desired future.

This card need not be as ominous as the Death card as it too represents change. And change is certain – if we resist changing ourselves, our ways, thoughts and actions then life will bring the changes to us, without inner control the changes can be traumatic, with control they may still be dramatic but manageable.

You may feel that you are being poked at from many different directions and the energy around you is argumentative, keep control. Don’t lose your temper or remain in a state of irritation. Not everything is or should be personal, what ever you do this is not a time to panic. When we panic we lose our focus and understanding and tend to make bad judgement calls. When we carefully consider the outcome and think things through and we are not in a state of crisis then we are rewarded with the results that we want.

As much as you are ‘doing it for yourself’ remember that others are also doing it for themselves. In the situations that present, you need to ask, is this going to work for me, if not then you need to make the required adjustments and carry on with your own plan.

This is particularly true in the workplace. We don’t have much choice on how the business is run, the expectations, basic rules and regulations. However we do have the choice to co-operate, give our best to that end. If we are unhappy, then we need to make changes. Nothing thrives in negative conditions. We need to decide if the environment we are in supports our inner being, adds something to our lives, helps us to be our true selves. If not then we need to move on. We always pay the price for our decisions. So whatever comes your way this week – “Keep calm and Carry On”

The most important aspect of the Tower is that from destruction comes the opportunity to rebuild. It can be a time of awakening and is about what inspires you to create. Destruction is also a release from the bondage and all that constricts you. This is a time for truth and honesty, be prepared for that lightning bolt from out of nowhere. Be shocked out of your comfort zone. The choice is yours, to stay in the self defeating way or to reach for the transformation and inspiration that is within.

13 Death – Growth through Transformation

uKufaThrough out our lives we experience Death, in some form or another. We have little deaths that barely touch us and some of us have lost loved ones. Ultimately we will all face our own death.

When card 13 Death comes up in a reading, it does not signify physical death but rather a process of transformation and change. It indicates to us that there is something in our lives that we have to let go of in order to move forward. So the big questions this week, are; What do you need to let go of? How do you need to transform your life?

Each time we invite change and are prepared to let go and move forward we create space for new growth, for regeneration. We cannot wait for the world to decide our next step. We need to have a focus and a goal that we are working towards. Making decisions in a vacuum creates ‘iffy’ results at best, which we are never happy with.

When we have a clear desired outcome, everything we think, do and experience can be viewed in that context. We have a yard stick to measure our progress. We are able to ask “how does this help me”? and if it doesn’t then we should let it go. Most of us have an ideal that we try to live up to. Sometimes we need to make adjustments along the way. Be open to new ideas. Be inspired by the people around you. Do more! Do it better!

Moving on is not a sign of forgetting; it’s a sign of healing. We are not meant to live life in grief and regret. We are meant to face each day with its challenges with an open heart and clear mind. We need to be kinder to ourselves and forgive ourselves for our failings. Having said that we also need to be mindful of our truth. Most of the personal drama we experience is because we have made choices and decisions without thinking them through. Without feeling and with the wrong motivation and intention. When we make mistakes its wiser to learn from them than ignoring the outcome and hoping that next time it will be different. If we don’t change how we do things, how can we possibly expect different outcomes.

Within each of us is our greatest resource – Our Spirit. We have the power through our thoughts, dreams and emotions to change everything, we have the power within to transform ourselves. It all starts with YOU! If we want to see a different world around us, WE have to make a change. We need to clear out old patterns, habits and thoughts that prevent our growth. We have to live openly and honestly.

Transformation comes through healing. Heal your inner self, let go of pain, hurt, betrayal and secrets. Change how you do things. Redirect your thinking into positive possible outcomes.

You can transform your life – you just have to do it!

Ace of iSibane (Wands) Growth through Transformation

Ace of Wands from iTongo Tarot for TransformationThe more things change the more they seem to stay the same. Whether it’s our world around us that is different, or our own inner landscape. One thing we can always be guaranteed, is that change will happen whether we like it or not.

When we discover a depth to ourselves, we feel enthusiastic, have the confidence to achieve and feel sure of our success. Maintain this focus, feel the fire within and use it to go beyond your limits.

My philosophy has always been that through transformation comes healing. The roadblocks to this healing is our own courage, confidence and endurance to see it through. Sometimes change takes a while before we can tangibly see the difference. Other times change is so dramatic that the effects are experienced immediately.

For every action there is a reaction. Every thought we have has energy to create and manifest a result. We need to be sure that what we are thinking and feeling is in accord with what our hearts desire. We also need to keep a check on our actions. Are we walking our talk?

This is a good time to discover a better way of doing things. When we are inspired we have boundless creativity that we apply to a situation or desire. Harnessing that energy and being focused is what brings about the result we want.

This week the challenge is to keep going, no matter what the obstacles, push through the hard parts, integrate your ability with your thoughts and intuition and you will see the results. Challenges are just that, they help us grow and develop. We need to live with an open mind to greater possibilities, we are able to dream, so why not realise those dreams and express ourselves. When we give up or turn away, we remain stagnant and will continue to be stuck in the rut without ever truly finding our purpose and place or expanding our potential.

Stimulate the imagination and allow the natural talents to come forward. Find solutions and tackle anything life may throw at you. In its simplest form the Ace of iSibane brings a feeling of health, energy and vitality. We may feel that we are able to do anything … and that’s exactly how we should live.

17 The Star – Growth through Hope

iSilamelaWe talk about the separation of Church (Spirit) and State, this week my interpretation is different. It’s a plea and a hope that collectively we will do the right thing. That we will be conscious of the collective. South Africa goes to the Polls on Wednesday for a Watershed election. Probably the most important election since 1994. Do we vote with hope, inspiration and faith in a new and better life, or do we follow traditional voting lines.

We are a country that is hurting. Millions are worse off than they were 20 years ago. Self-esteem has been eroded and collectively we are wandering in the wilderness without insight and prospects to our destiny.

We have the power within each of us to make a difference. We have the power to let our voice be heard. That power is our vote. It is our right and our obligation to exercise that vote on 7 May.

Change doesn’t just happen. We need to make it happen and we need to make it happen for the greater good. We can no longer live with corruption, greed and dishonesty. Too many people have lost their way and lost hope. Too many people are living without dignity and the basics to sustain life.

We need to be inspired by the knowledge we have and vote for truth. We need to really think about the future we want – and not just sit back and wait for an outcome. Each one of us is responsible for the choices we make, we have the opportunity, now, to make that change.

This card is also about making a wish – what do you wish for yourself, for your family and for the generations to come?

The main focus this week is on regaining hope, being inspired, generous and at peace with what is. We are working collectively on the subconscious level and need to let our energy flow freely, know that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

This is the week for renewed hope, in ourselves as well as trusting in the universe, expect a breakthrough and new opportunities. The Star follows the Tower, which is about destruction and regeneration. We have had 20 years of slow degradation and destruction. Now it is the energy of the star that allows us to rebuild and heal which brings about our transformation.

We know that we have to keep changing in order to keep in harmony with the world around us. Understanding that everything changes teaches us to live in the present moment, with focus and intent. The more we are able to embrace the present moment, the more we get out of life. Hope is the understanding that no matter how bad of difficult the situation, anything is possible. We can be, create and live whatever life we want.

Vote on 7 May with clarity of what you want. Don’t waste your opportunity and spoil your paper. Each vote must count. Choose wisely and know that you have contributed to a better life for all and restore the potential to our great country.