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Water Lily

Transmute

Water Lily’s Magical Specialties: clarity of desire and direction, cooling passions, creative flow, healing depression, heart healing, purification, spiritual nourishment, transmutation

Kahlil Gibran wrote, “The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain,” and the same is true for the dynamics of other polarities. For example, the more you experience something you don’t want, the greater you understand what you do want – and, consequently, the more empowered you are to manifest exactly the conditions that you desire. Similarly, our bitterest enemy is often the one who teaches us our most valuable lessons, our past traumas are the portals into our deepest wisdom, and our greatest weakness might actually be revealed to be our greatest strength in disguise.

What’s more, it’s important to think of everything in terms of energy. When you fight against the momentum of any energetic pattern, you may very well be fueling it with even greater energy. This dynamic is consciously employed in the invention called the slingshot, and it can also be observed in cases where an action is prohibited and therefore gets more out of control than it otherwise would have. (For example, have you ever been in a situation where it was not socially acceptable to laugh, and caught a case of the giggles that was all the more irrepressible because of its inappropriateness?) On the other hand, when you flow with the energy of what you desire to change, and then consciously shift its pattern into something else while retaining its natural momentum, your efforts are fueled rather than foiled.

The water lily on the card is grounded in the murky depths and ascends through water and up into the air, where it radiates with beautiful sparkles and light. Similarly draw strength from your root chakra – the energy center at the base of your spine – as well as your past experiences and your depth. Then consciously connect with the nourishing cosmic light and wisdom that bathes your crown chakra (the energy center at the crown of your head). Recognize and give thanks for the fact that you are a divine child and that, as such, a vast storehouse of universal wisdom and power is available to you now. From this place of connection to All That Is, which includes full acceptance of all that has been and will be, follow your guidance to transmute this situation into its most divine and perfect form.

The following ideas and messages may apply to your present situation; notice any that particularly call out to you as you read:

Transmute victim consciousness into survivor consciousness, and let any and all past experiences fuel you rather than deplete you.

Stop fighting the situation or any aspect of the situation. Find the blessing that it provides, and then create positive change from a place of gratitude rather than resistance.

Open up to your feelings and allow joy to flood the depths that have been created by any sorrow or grief. Know that the two are not mutually exclusive but rather are two sides of the same coin.

Sometimes, out of fear, we initially resist our destiny and avoid what we have talent for. In fact, your genius might be right under your nose. Stop assuming the worst about yourself: take steps in the direction dictated by your heart and you’ll eventually transform a perceived weakness into an enduring strength.

There is no need to make any abrupt or sudden moves. Rather, see your current conditions as sacred steppingstones leading in the direction of your most beautiful future. Put one foot in front of the other until you arrive at your intended destination.

Spend time with water lily, perform a meditation that involves visualizing water lily, or take the homeopathic flower essence remedy.

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