Courage - Who Am I To You? Black History Month: Series 1
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” —President Barack Obama
Hear me speak, hear me roar, hear me shout from the top of the mountain. Who am I to you?
I am you, you are me, and we are a people willing to use our voices to speak courage and truth. Truth in our actions speaks volumes, but is not as easy as one may think. That lump in our throat stops us from saying how we really feel, the knot in our stomach stops us from expressing what we see as right or wrong and the thoughts in our minds preventing us from sharing what resonates in our hearts.
Is it that we are afraid to speak our truth?
Courage begins with you first tapping into your natural power.
The tarot is designed for you to intuitively reach deep inside to find your soul purpose. Each week for the month of February, a theme will be chosen and I invite you to find a quiet space, and meditate with the tarot cards represented by the weekly theme.
Card 1: Strength: How are we tapping into our power? What we fear and how we respond to it speaks volumes. This card wants us to put those fears to the side, use our minds (mental strength) to do something that we may be afraid to do, to venture out and stand up for what we believe in transforming what scares us to what empowers us, all while allowing our intuition to guide us.
Card 2: Six of Swords: In this card, we are transitioning into a new space, letting go of what no longer serves us, and reaching out to a community who can hold sacred space for us at a time when we cannot. This sacred space can be a place where we are our authentic selves being honest and speaking from the heart, or a place where we feel protected and safe. As we rise from our old thoughts to embrace a higher state of consciousness, we tap into the courage of shedding as we make a way for the new journey.
Card 3: The Star: In our present times, is there room for faith and hope? The courage to draw inspiration from what we do not see, to embody the spirit that everything is happening for a divine reason, and to trust that even in the darkest times the stars will shine. Give yourself the space and time to process, heal, and become vulnerable with the expectation that you will rebuild again.
Crystal: Carnelian can be seen as a brownish-red or orange stone. This crystal is known as a power stone, boosting courage and confidence to the holder. Carnelian gives you the courage to overcome problems and stand up for what you believe in.
Meditation: Come to a comfortable seat. You can sit in a chair with your feet grounded into the earth or lie down. Close your eyes and take a deep breath in and breathe out the tension in your body. Allow your breathing to fall into its own natural rhythm. Invite in the color yellow – tapping into your solar plexus chakra located near your navel, imagine it illuminates there bringing forth courage, balance, and power. Sit with this feeling, imagining the warmth of the sun’s rays, the strength you feel rising from your belly and repeat the affirmations: “I am strong and powerful”, “I stand courageous.”
Namaste – The Divine in Me Bows To The Divine in You!
Tarot Deck: The Afro Goddess Tarot Arcanas
Meditation Photo Courtesy of The Yogi Goddess