A Reading for the week of April 7, 2019
From The Shaman’s Oracle – Wisdom and Guidance from the Ancestors by John Matthews and Wil Kinghan.
Key Statement: Delight, awareness, hope, happiness, transformation, lightness of being, inclination towards light, divine presence, experiencing pleasure, acknowledgement of truth and resiliency. The sweetest nectar is within!
I am the dancer of Joy. I dance for the very joy of being alive, for the wisdom and sense of fulfillment that are everywhere around me. Through the fluid movement of my limbs I can help you to discover the path you must take, as I fling myself with great abandon in a circle until I am ready to fall down. My arms stretch out and my fingers point in the direction you must take. There can be no standing still in life. I must always be moving onward in my internal search for joy so tread this path with me.
Joy is one of the oldest states human beings encounter. The dancer in this image shows as a sheer, unbridled fountain of life bursting forth and transforming everything he touches. Joy enter us at moments of heightened awareness, of daylight and passion, of truthfulness and hope. It carries as far above any other feeling or experience and establishes within us a core of energy that is always there to be tapped. Embrace the dancer of joy, and let this figure carry you on an endless wave of ecstasy learn the joy of living and let it radiate from you spreading out to all those around you.
The hummingbird is one of the most fascinating birds because of its ability to move its body swiftly, change direction quickly and smoothly, seemingly gliding from one place to another.
If the hummingbird shows up in your life, it may remind you to enjoy life’s simple pleasures and take time to enjoy yourself. The hummingbird’s wisdom carries an invitation to take part in and draw to you life’s sweetness, like you would drink the nectar of your own flower. It is there to challenge you to figure out how to stand strong while being able to move quickly and fly high, whether it’s through your personal or spiritual aspirations.
Or, it may be an invitation to flex you path, perhaps even bending backward or forward, in order to accommodate life’s circumstances. You may be required to adapt to a situation that is a bit more demanding than usual. The wisdom carried by this spirit animal emphasizes flexibility and lightness in your approach to the unexpected. You may also have a high sensibility and feel every nuance of emotions or movement in your environment.
The spirit of the hummingbird is a powerful mean to lighten up your mood when you feel down. This power animal is a useful ally to lift you up and instill more joy and playfulness in your daily grind. So, call on the hummingbird to help you bring a positive outlook on the situation and find your way out with optimism.
So, the questions you must ask yourself: Where is your joy? Is your happiness found within, or do you seek it externally? What is the source of your joy? What must you do to increase your joy?”
Lastly,remember to rest often and take the time to feed yourself with enough nourishment, whether it’s physically, emotionally or spiritually, to keep going.