Dreams of Gaia

Featured Card of the Day – The Maiden – Dreams of Gaia by Ravynne Phelan

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Keywords

Fertility, Independence, Self-Esteem, Confidence, Self-Expression, Self-Exploration, Self-Interest, Sexuality, Creativity, Selfishness, Co-Dependence, Timidity

Key Phrases

– Follow your dreams
– Discover your passions
– Focus on self-discovery
– Address self-imposed limits and restrictions
– Increased independence
– Seek your own answers
– Release feelings of fear and abandonment
– Craving attention
– Needing rescue
– Express goals and desires
– Be true to self
– Acting with empathy

Card Meaning

The Maiden walks an unfamiliary path, but does so with confidence and grace. She has been taught by those around her that it is not selfish or conceited to follow her dreams and actively work to manifest her goals and desires. She does so without needing permission from anyone.

Much like her male counterpart, the Youth, the modern Maiden is not afraid to ask questions, challenge the answers, and be the adventurous explorer, but while the Youth explores new horizons, the Maiden explores herself. The Maiden is equally interested in first discovering and then nurturing her interests and increasing her self-knowledge, and exploring her waking sexuality.

She forms relationships with healthy boundaries, and expresses her sexuality with innocent pride and confidence. When she chooses to tka e a lover for the first time, it will be done without shame or fear of judgment. If she chooses to remain alone, it is not because she believes herself to be undesirable, but because she does not beiieve that she needs a lover in order to bhappy or fulfilled.

The Maiden card is one of youthful confidence, empowerment, and increasing independence. She is fertile, but uses that fertile bnature to create, express, and explore. She is on a nourney of self-discovery, focused on learning more about who she is and what makes her ahppy, and she knows that her explorations in the present will give rise to a future self who knows what she wants form life and is not afraid to make it happen.

In the past, the Maiden was expected to do as she was told and be true to the expectations of family and society. In the present, the Maiden chooses to begin the journey toward self-awareness and empowerment.

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Featured Card of the Day – 7 of Earth – Dreams of Gaia by Ravynne Phelan 

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Keywords

Meditation, Grounding, Connection, Cycles, Change, Interaction, Purification, Stress

Key Phrases

– Get out into nature
– Let Gaia heal you
– Connection between self and the world
– All is connected and has influence
– Address the stress
– Meditate and still your mind
– Put down the tech toys
– Time to physically interact and connect

Card Meaning

The Seven of Earth symbolizes a need to both nurture and maintain a connection between spirit, self, and the world around you. Ground, integrate and connect.

To feel and embrace this connection does not require any belief in the Divine, but a simple awareness that all is connected on an energetic level. At this time, look out into the world to see, feel and understand the cycles of life and nature and how they affect and influence you.

Over time, lifeand day-to-day demands may begin to wear away at us, making us irritable and reactive…less adaptable and flexible…more fearful of the changes going on within us,, and around us. All of these things can make us feel alone and disconnected.

The Seven of Earth symbolizes the importance of connection and being part of the natural world, but also the need to address areas of potential stress in your life before they become a problem.

It is time to meditate and still your mind. Make a habit of taking time to sit and meditate in nature, and allow all the stress to flow out of you and into the earth. Breathe deeply and allow yourself to relax and become one with Gaia and Great Spirit. Reconnect. You do not have to believe. Just allow yourself to be still, at peace, and free of the impurities and worries that cloud your senses and good judgment.

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Featured Card of the Day – The Mother – Dreams of Gaia by Ravynne Phelan 

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Keywords

Unconditional Love, Intimacy, Nurturing, Compassion, Abundance, Growth, Fruitfulness, Acceptance, Fear, Control, Outcomes

Key Phrases

– Love without conditions
– Encourage gifts and talent
– Emotional intimacy and affection
– Be supportive
– Embrace abundance
– Let go of expectations
– We are all different
– Nurture ideas and goals
– Voice thoughts and feelings
– Forgive past failures
– Release control of others
– Emotional manipulation

Card Meaning

Her womb is the void in which new life forms, safe, nurtured, and protected by her body. She is the earthly universe in which a cosmic soul takes on physical form. There is no more sacred or intimate bond than that of mother and child.

She is the Mother – nurturer, protector and creator. She is the very essense of non-sexual intimacy, patience, compassion, unconditional love, and forgiveness – willing to place the needs of her child before her own. Nor is that love reserved for only child born of her womb, for the highest ideal of the Mother is a woman who extends her unconditional love to all who dwell in the world around her, without question of whether or not that love is deserved. The Mother gives without hesitation or reservation.

She is both teacher and guide, encouraging her children to reveal and nurture their talents. In this way, she gifts them with healthy levels of self-belief, self-esteem and confidence.

The Mother is also symbolic of a fertile and abundant mind – a mind where ideas take root. The Mother is willing to nurture those ideas and provide what is necessary in order for them to grow and blossom.

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Featured Card of the Day – Death/Rebirth – Dreams of Gaia by Ravynne Phelan

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Keywords

Endings, Beginnings, Cycles, Transformation, Transmutation, Change, Growth

Key Phrases

– Let go of the past
– The future is unknowable
– Change is unavoidable
– There is no going back
– Allow yourself to mourn
– Death/Rebirth is a gradual process
– Shed your skin
– The dark night of the soul
– Allow innocence to be reborn
– Focus on the short-term future
– A change in beliefs, attitude or behavior

Card Meaning

The Death/Rebirth card symbolizes cycles and change. Death/Rebirth is the death of the old and the birthing of the new. It is time to let go of the past and turn to face a new and unknown future with the awareness that there is no going back. It is time to begin again, sometimes with nothing but memories, and at other times with everything external unchanged, but with your mind so altered that everything seems different, strange and unfamiliar. It is a time to pass from one stage or state of being to another – and to be transformed so completely that the person undergoing the change no longer recognizes themselves. They are the caterpillar that has become a butterfly. An irreversible process of transmutation is complete. The person they were is forever gone, and they have been reborn. Life as they know it has changed.

Change can inspire many little painless deaths and sometimes great deaths born of intense loss that must be mourned before we can face the future with excitement and anticipation once more. The loss of a spouse or family member, the end of a long-term relationship or career, retirement, and illness are just a few experiences that can bring about a death and rebirth process.

Ours is a perpetual journey of undoing, being and becoming. The death preceding rebirth can be quick and sudden, or slow and painful. In the process of dying, everything in life revolves around the death …the pain, the suffering, the anguish, the loss, the guilt, the anger, and the fear. The pain can be so real it is debilitating. The fear can be so paralyzing that it halts all growth and has one withdrawing from life itself. We can cycle around, analyzing, questioning, preventing our wounds from healing, refusing to accept that life has changed, and there is nothing that can be done to restore it to what it was. That stage of life is over. There are only two choices – remain in limbo, or accept reality, surrender to death, and be reborn.

The rebirth process can also be problematic. It is not an instant process. Sometimes, before we can soar, we must also learn how to fly all over again. Yes, our outlook can be positive, but the future is still unknown. Our beliefs have changed. Our perception and understanding of the world around us have changed. Our roles and purpose have changed. Our lives, and state of mind, and being are not as they were. We know what we are capable of, but first we must learn and adapt to the changes that led to the little death in the first place.

The Death/Rebirth card is all about renewal, regerneration, and new beginning. Like the seasons, we are bound by a cycle of life, death, and rebirth. Like the planet we dwell upon, we experience seasons and stages – spring, summer, autumn and winter.

Spring is a time of new growth, summer a time of fruition, autumn a time of letting go and dying, and winter a time of dormancy and regeneration. Autumn and winter can inspire feelings of loss and fear, We fear death and change because we do not know what comes after; but the truth is that we do know – but we are so accustomed to life as it is now, that the idea of anything different creates resistance. There is, however, no halting change, and just as we know and trust that spring will follow winter, we can know and trust that after death we will be reborn.

Death is just a gateway to a new reality, a new stage of your life journey, while rebirth is symbolic of an evolving and expanding consciousness.

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