Continuing on with the theme of using my weekly guidance videos as inspiration to write my blog, in this weeks’ 4 card oracle spread the goddess card that stood out for me was the Japanese goddess of humor and mirth – Uzume. It was actually pretty funny because I second guessed myself and thought, no I need to write about something serious this week!
So I shuffled my new deck and guess who popped out?
Yup. That happy joyful funny goddess- Uzume.
So, I reflected on her core message which distills down to the need for us to lighten our hearts and calm down our small selves no matter what challenges are looming in our outer conditions. We don’t have to take ourselves too seriously.
I tend to pay close attention when I get the very same oracle card more than twice in one week. I will admit I’ve really needed her message. Its been a dramatic month in the CBR world ever since we got a new puppy – who is a cross between a tiny sweet fluffy bunny and a Tasmanian devil. I will admit I completely have amnesia when it comes to the memory of training a puppy. Who Me? I have done this before? No way! All my dogs came well behaved.
This one is different and we have a very serious problem!
Yes, I am going to admit, waking up in the middle of the night to take the puppy pee then getting up with her at the crack of dawn to feed her and my goodness play with her before my coffee is exhausting. My husband is now used to my whining “Maaaaaarc it’s Your Turn” every few days when I have slept maybe 4 hours.
And- What is this little dog thinking as she chews the kleenex box and runs around like a crazy maniac? You might think. Bless my husband for getting on the floor with a squeaky to keep her busy.
Why is this such a hard thing?
My other two dogs stare at me incredulously with the “how dare you do this to me” faces. Housetrained though they are, they have nonetheless reverted to leaving little smelly gifts to underline their disgust at our choice to disturb their happy home with such a horror. We’ll show you. My oldest one is miserable as the puppy won’t leave her alone and the second one is determined to be top dog and has begun to steal the puppy’s chewies even though she is almost toothless.
Then I cry. Yup. I feel awful for them and what a terrible puppy mommy I am. I have wallowed in self-contempt as I should be doing things with perfect precision and then everyone will be hunky dory. More toys don’t help, organic chews, puppy mantras just leave me spinning and the puppy is fine.
The puppy is doing just fine.
No wonder I kept getting the goddess Uzume giving me a nudge to get over myself. Puppies outgrow the puppy stage. The older dogs figure out the pack. The humans will one day sleep through the night again. (please let this be true) It has really reminded me about how little control I actually have in my life. Honestly, you just have to laugh. So in a way, I had to let go and surrender to the absurdity of the situation and eventually, I relaxed and had a good laugh. I’ve had to adopt this attitude of letting things be with a smile with many things now in my life. We chose this beautiful adorable kooky little ball of chaos, and we’re learning the discipline and surrendering the control which are two very different concepts.
Now, you may not have a puppy, but imagine that your thoughts about things are like unruly puppies. Maybe you feel outraged because you didn’t get what you want, or someone triggered you, or you have so many things on your list you let yourself get overwhelmed. Maybe you are trying to manipulate things with someone or a situation to control the outcome. Regardless of what it is, if you take yourself too seriously you can get trapped in chasing the proverbial puppy around and you are guaranteed to not get it right and not get what you want. Humor has a wonderful air of non-attachment and acceptance built in. Laughter really does bring a sense of freedom. So what symbolic “puppy” calls for your attention over and over? Can you see the humor in it all?
So I picked the Uzume card from the Goddess Power Oracle this week (3 times!)…now it’s your turn to pick a card! In fact, I encourage you to implement this as a joyful daily practice. When you pick a card every day you’ll start to see lots of insights and A-HAs. The information will evolve in not only in how you see it but how you read it in the cards as well.
I pull cards every day and I cannot stress enough how a daily reading can improve your skills. With each reading, you’ll gain momentum and understanding. The message will jump right off the card!
To help you get started I’ve created a PDF download – “Pick a Card a Day” that is all about helping you create a daily space for readings. It will help in getting the most out of your daily practice!
With Love and Laughter,