light plant spirit self @2011 kimcrayton
As much as I love the blooming flowers and the beautiful transformation into springtime, the surge in springtime energy is challenging for me. The increase in light can become disorienting, as I wake up earlier and fall asleep later, and become very allured by all the warm invigorating sunshine. I have to ground myself with earth energy to align my personal energy with the land. I connect with my healing master, and give myself healings daily and listen to my body. The urge to go out, be active, and connect with friends and kindreds is strong, and my energy gets very accelerated. The plant beings call me outdoors all the time! There is such joy in the songs of flowers!
In tarot, this year is my “Sun/Wheel/Magician” year, so there is more outward and connecting activity going on this year so far than all of last year! In the Wildwood deck, the 1 card is The Shaman. Although the transition from this year from last year (The Hermit year) is a bit bumpy, I definitely feel aligned with these. The Shaman card is very relevant, since this spring I have focused on healings as a daily practice, using healing tools that I have gathered. As an empath and intuitive, healings are essential for me to call my own energy back into my body, and it feels really good!
My Tarot Year 2013
If you would like to figure out your tarot year cards, as well as personality and soul cards, read Mary K Greer’s “Tarot for Your Self.” I constantly go back to this book as a reference for really soulful readings for myself and others.
Sedona’s beauty is breathtaking and powerful. It doesn’t take long to leave the crowds of tourists and head out into the desert and stand in awe and honor the red rocks that rise from the earth. I enjoyed the Boynton Canyon Trail, which I hiked barefoot on soft red pebbles and sand. It was soothing to open my foot channels and let warm, grounding earth energy flow and energize my legs.
One thing that struck me about Sedona (aside from the obvious magnificent red rock formations) was the juniper trees. The junipers were really dynamic and sometimes stood twisted and bare in the sun. The trees were remarkable to sit by, with their warm, dry bark. In this picture, I am sitting with a peaceful twisted juniper, and feeling an immense sense of joy.
One of my favorite places is the desert. When I run my earth energy for grounding, the desert is my source for that earth energy. The sun and sky is so beautiful here in Tucson. I am here rock hunting at the Tucson Gem and Mineral show.
The great saguaro cactus always amazes me. It can live to around 200 years. The saguaro also stores up to 200 gallons of water, and expands when fully hydrated. When I see all the plants together, they look as though they are waving hello, and they joyfully want to embrace with their welcoming (but prickly!) arms.
When I stand with this plant being, I feel a wise, masculine, benevolent earth energy. Grandfather Saguaro tells me everything will happen in it’s own time. He reminds me there is plenty of time to get things done, and to honor all steps on my journey with patience and love.