Monday, November 19, 2012

Wide Awake - Katy Perry

I am the light of the world.

I love when I give myself over to the  universe and it sends secret messages of healing for your heart and mind. A very good soul sent me this message:

The Top 10 things about time and space, that most people seem to forget

10. You chose to be here and you knew what you were doing.
9. There are no "tests" and you're not being judged.
8. Everyone's doing their best, with what they know.
7. You already have whatever you're looking for.
6. You are of the Divine, pure God, and so is everyone else.
5. Religion needs spirituality; spirituality does not need religion.
4. You're naturally inclined to succeed - at everything you do.
3. You happen to life, life does not happen to you.
2. Order, healing, and love belie every moment of chaos, pain, and fear.
1. Following your heart is the best way to help others.

The truth shall set you free
The Universe
I especially like No. 9 - There are no "tests" and you're not being judged. I am my harshest critic and carry a sharp knife to stab my heart with. I have struggled for years to feel worthy of being loved. My doggie companions loved me truly and losing that love almost left me lost in a dark tunnel forever. But I am waking up and learning new and amazing things are inside of me, and inside of you too.

Love is all around us, all the time. And it is divine.

Meaning of The Hermit:
A robed man or monk carrying a lantern, sometimes in hand, sometimes hanging off a staff. A barren landscape.

After a long and busy lifetime, building, creating, loving, hating, fighting, compromising, failing, succeeding, the Fool feels a profound need to retreat. In a small, rustic home deep in the woods, he hides, reading, cleaning, organizing, resting or just thinking. But every night at dusk he heads out, traveling across the bare, autumnal landscape. He carries only a staff and a lantern.

It is during these restless walks from dusk till dawn, peering at and examining whatever takes his fancy, that he sees things he's missed during his lifetime. His lantern illuminates animals and insects that only come out at night, flowers and plants that only bloom by moon or star light.

As these secret corners of the world are illuminated and explored by him, he feels that he is also illuminating hidden areas of his mind. In a way, he has become the Fool again. As in the beginning, he goes wherever inspiration leads him. Back then, however, his staff rested on his shoulder, carrying unseen his pack. The Fool was like the pack: wrapped up, unknown. The Hermit's staff leans out before him now, not behind. And it carries a lantern, not a pack. The Hermit is like the lantern, illuminated from within by all he is, capable of penetrating the darkness.

Yesterday, I watched Katy Perry’s new video ‘Wide Awake’ for the first time. Wow! I spotted The Hermit straight away. It was pretty obvious that the song was about the breakdown of her marriage and the lessons she learned from that.

She’s embodying both Death (butterflies of transformation) and The Hermit and taking her inner child along on the labyrinth path to heart healing.

Watch the video and you’ll know what I mean.

Four stages of initiation into self-love are clearly present in this video:
  1. Change – Divine forces strike (The Tower) and the building (illusion) begins to crumble
  2. Trial by Fear – Facing the Minotaur-like monsters that dwell in the labyrinth (The Devil) = Facing one’s deepest fear. In this case it is the fear that the self is somehow not enough and that she needs another to complete her
  3. Integrating the Lesson – Shining the Hermit’s lantern to find the way out and looking to the past (Katy as a child) to understand how she ended up there in the first place
  4. Awakening (Judgment/Pluto) – Smashing the illusion (the Knight in Shining Armor) and releasing the butterflies of rebirth  (Death/Scorpio)
The fifth stage – Service – is evident in how Katy Perry inspires others to push through their fears through her art.

Find more wonderful healing Love Tarot messages at this fantastic site tarot-heart-healing

And read more Messages of the Process of Initiation

All forms of initiation are about transcending self-imposed fears. There are many levels to transcend and many awakenings to be had. In fact, as long as you breathe, you are either being initiated or find yourself in transit between one initiation and the next.

In order to transcend our fears, we have to reach with our hearts to the centre of the Universe where the heart of the Creator dwells. And it doesn't matter if you call it the Higher Self, Source, the Universe or God... or simply grace.

To understand what your current or upcoming initiation is, you simply need to look at your deepest fear. Usually you need to dig quite deep to get to the root course of the fear. This is where the transformation potential lies.

Once rightly understood, your deepest fear becomes your fiercest ally.
  More here Process of Initiation Tarot Spread

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