This past week has been a whirlwind of creative activity. Mara Cordova, the illustrator of this spiritual oracle, has been hard at work. We’d originally thought she’d complete them on the computer. No, siree! Instead, she’s set up a work station on the dining room table and has been painting them with gouache paints. They are colorful, earthy and I’m flabbergasted as to the amount of work that goes into this type of project. Because we don’t live close by on this continent, it’s been a real treat to watch her at work. While she’s at work, I’ve been rewriting parts of my novel and I’m thrilled with the difference. Every so often my laptop has been shutting down without warning. This is frustrating and scary and I must take care to save, save, save. I do know, nothing happens by mistake though. This is my lesson for this past week.
Tonight as I began this reading, I first smudged myself and the cards with sage, shuffled and fanned the cards. I took a moment to center myself and together, Graciella and I pulled this week’s card- Impasse.
Image: A gentleman stands wearing a small misshapen fedora. In his hand he holds a stick. There are several long horned oxen coming toward him. The animals seem to be smiling. While the trees in the background are bare there are a few stalks of grass that are growing.
Words: Things are not what they seem to be. Decisions that seem to be between life and death are not. You have options, therefore, choices to make. Set objectives and goals. Make plans. Steer away from getting stuck in deciphering which road to take. Actions may bring discomfort or distress. You can stop what you are doing swiftly. Let your heart bleed into your brain and create a pure channel from which to work.
Read: Tonight, instead of a cane I see a long paintbrush! The oxen seem to be carrying many gifts and packages on their horns. The gentleman has been waiting for these and he is very happy to receive them. In the past when I’ve read the impasse card I’ve shuddered. My first thought is, oh, no, I’m going to be stuck. Tonight I have the distinct awareness that was seems to be ‘stuckness’ is actually an opportunity for the thing that is meant to be to have a chance to develop. In this world of instant gratification, where quick clicks on the keyboard make for lightning decisions, there is no chance for process and slow development to occur. Enjoy the slowness you come upon this week. It’s meant to be!