It’s a beautiful windy, chinook-like morning. It’s Saturday. I decided to smudge and seek a ‘message’ from Creation, God, my higher power, angels (I’m ok with whatever you refer to them as). I refer to them as all of the above. I often speak to my Grandma, aunties, uncles and cousins who’ve passed to the spirit world.
I made a coffee, after venturing outside to feel the warm winds refresh my mind and body, and lit my smudge. I seriously love days like today. This warm winds reminds me of renewal, blowing away all the negativity and garbage. Ahhh! I grabbed all 3 sets of cards. I don’t often choose all 3 but today, felt like I needed them all.
I smudged and prayed, thanked Creator for this beautiful day and the gifts he’s provided me with and one by one, I pulled a card and read the messages, each in the order they’re shown below.
The message reads:
“Confidence. Entering your power. Standing strong. You are a leader. Stepping into the light. Let your truth be heard and felt by others. Make a stand in life. You carry deep inner wisdom. You are a teacher and a leader in the deepest sense of the words. You are a beacon for others.
In native cultures, the elders, tribal chiefs and clan leaders are looked to for advice and leadership. When this card chooses you, it’s time to step into your leadership role. An elder walks the path, stomps the grass down, and throws the boulders out-of-the-way so the path is easier for others. Sometimes you might find yourself alone or tired, but know that you’re doing what you’re doing is making a difference in the lives of many. The greatest leaders are those who know how to serve, supporting others to reach their dreams. Even if you’ve been in the background in the past, right now it’s your turn to step forward and become the light for others.
Being an elder and a tribal leader means speaking the truth, even if it’s hard or even if you’re afraid. If there’s anyone you need to stand up to you, this is the time. Being a leader means supporting others, so if there’s anything you need to support or make amends with, this is the time.”
My angel message was pretty clear:
“You are a giver and God loves you for that. The more that you allow me to give to you, the more you will be able to give to others. Take care of yourself, and don’t allow yourself to be swayed from this important mission. Take steps right now to create time for relaxation. You will feel happier and have more peace of mind as a result, which will benefit everyone in your life.”
In essence, take care of ME first so that I can take care of you – my family, friends, community and so on and so forth. I’ve learned the importance of that with age. I guess the saying is true, “with age comes wisdom.”
Finally, the Sacred Path Cards: Council Fire. Isn’t that something else?
“It takes courage to make changes in your life and all changes must begin with a decision. Do it and don’t look back. Life awaits you in all its beauty. There is no need to make your decisions based upon another’s. Consider all possibilities and how your decision affects others, then be courageous enough to act. Find your truth and stick to it.”
How many more messages do I need to tell me that what I’m doing is the right thing? If I could tell you the things I know, I would. If I could tell you the things I speak up against, I would. As I mentioned before, there’s going to be those that think what I have to say is baseless and that because I resigned, I shouldn’t have a seat on Council, but I’m doing it because I know it’s my duty to stand up for what is right for our community. I know what I stand for and that’s all that matters. I’m doing it because I stand for change on a larger scale. Our community and our people are worth fighting for and I’ll do that for the rest of my days.
So, after all that, I decided I’d write this blog and as I was coming to start writing, I started to laugh thinking of the Elder card. “Hey, wait a minute!” I think I am the ‘Elder’ of the bunch and so does that make the wisest? Does that make me the best candidate? Probably doesn’t mean much, other than I have the experience (like a few others) and I am farther along in life (by age only) but I definitely believe, these cards are a good way to start any day and assure me I am on the right path. Go Renee!
Have a super Saturday, family and friends. Life is good and beautiful, enjoy it. I feel alive and my spirit is happy. Bless us all.