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Calla Lily

Be Still

Calla Lily’s Magical Specialties: divine connection, opening the crown chakra, peace, peaceful transitions, saintliness, sleep, soothing grief, true innocence

At your heart and in the very center of your being there is a stillness. Right at this moment, take a break from reading this to close your eyes, notice your breath as it goes in and out, consciously relax your muscles, and settle your mind like a pebble falling through the water to rest at the bottom of a lake. Can you feel the stillness within you and all around you? While there is the appearance of time and motion, at the center of the vortex there is an immaculate and eternal calm.

If this card appears in the past position in a reading, it means that if you have not done so already, you must calm and center your mind before you take any action in the physical world.

If it appears in the present position, it means action is not required at this time. Rather, you are advised to retreat from the situation and observe coolly from the sidelines until conditions have shifted. Alternatively, it may mean that the answer to your question involves quieting your mind and soothing your stress.

If it appears in the future position, it indicates that once you have done what is necessary in the present, you will benefit most from letting go of any attachment to the outcome and relaxing in the knowledge that whatever is meant to be will perfectly unfold all on its own.

This modern world often seems to give us the impression that we must always be busy doing something: thinking something, saying something, fixing something, or intervening in some way. But, in truth, the yang my be balanced by an equal amount of yin if we desire to be receptive and open to all forms of blessings and enjoyment. In other words, without space around things, we will be lost in the clutter of life. No matter how much “stuff” there is to enjoy – activities, thoughts, text messages, TV shows, relationships, or actual physical objects – we can’t enjoy a drop of it if we’re drowning in it.

People flock from all over the world to see the Grand Canyon, but it’s not the rocks they come to gaze at: it’s the empty space. Find the empty space within and marvel at its majestic beauty and vast magical power.

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

Action is not required at this time.

Take a step back and relax.

Go on a retreat.

Spend time in nature.

Meditate.

Get a massage or otherwise reduce the effects of stress.

Release attachment to outcome.

Clear clutter in your home to create a serene environment.

Take steps to soften the energy in your home with things like soothing music and aromatherapy.

Pare down your activities.

Release any relationships or responsibilities that you’re holding on to out of guilt, obligation or ego.

Take a moment to gain clearer perspective before moving forward.

Release time-wasting habits that don’t nourish you, such as excessive television-watching, email-checking or texting.

Drink less caffeine.

Get more sleep.

Take a nap.

Diffuse any arguments or disagreements by refusing to participate.

Throughout the day, notice your breath as it goes in and out.

Be here now.

Know that everything is perfectly unfolding.

Bring calla lily into your garden or home, spend time with calla lily, or take the homeopathic flower essence remedy.

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