Our card this week is Goblins from The Enchanted Map Oracle Cards by Colette Baron-Reid.
This image brings us to the forest floor. At first glance, it shows us a beautiful view focused on the light above. Looking a bit closer, we find a little more lurking in the shadows.
If you have been on this planet for any length of time, it has happened to you too. Loss, injury, heartache, or trauma has presented itself, and you lost some part of yourself in its wake. Into this space, the goblin is born.
Life keeps moving forward, and we rebuild. Hope lends its great light cultivating resilience. The order is restored. But things just aren't like they were before. Fear, insecurity, inadequacy, and shame keep reminding us of the original injury. It's self-protection really. The goblins are our way of avoiding trouble in the future. We may think that holding onto the troubles of the past will keep them from repeating.
The call this week is to a more beneficial and effective way to cope. The Universe encourages us to embrace forgiveness, truth, and love.
The time has come to let someone off the hook. That someone may be a person who hurt you a great deal. It may even be yourself. Forgiveness happens when we choose to cancel a debt...to no longer hold accountable for wrong-doing. It does not mean we agree with what happened. It just means we are releasing the requirement of restitution and the grip of guilt. This creates a free space within us. A space we can fill with more life-giving things.
The goblins also represent the fears, resentments, and negative internal monologues of our shadow side. They lead us into potentially reactionary situations and behaviors. When we release these negatives, we equip ourselves with love and truth. This allows us to take our power back from the things which have disempowered us. Then we become much more capable of choosing the best course of action in any situation.
May we clearly see the goblins rising to the surface.
May we find ways to embrace the healing of forgiveness, truth, and love.
And may we be empowered to move into the future with more freedom.
Brightest Blessings for a Beautiful Week!