as all this comes to an end

For the past few days the Ancient Feminine Wisdom deck has been on my mind, so while I was cleaning this evening I pulled it out. These cards are so beautifully illustrated with goddesses and heroines of Greek mythology. I decided to pull a card, asking for insight that would be relevant to everyone.

I pulled Demeter, which fittingly says at the bottom, “Letting Go”. This card is gorgeous, illustrated with the Goddess standing in a field of grain. She is an Earth goddess and is often linked with the cycles of the season’s… birth, growth, death and rebirth. She is the bringer of the winter and summer. She is the goddess of the harvest. And because of her connection to Persephone, her daughter… she represents the feelings of loss, grief and letting go.

Demeter is a reminder to us to let go of what has weighed us down this past year. It is time to let go of the worn out thoughts and feelings, the perceived failures and heartaches. It is time to walk away from the pain and disappointment and know that a new year is upon us… the wheel is beginning to turn again and a new opportunity is coming for you.

The New Year is a time of starting new projects, adapting new ideas and philosophies. It’s a time to begin doing things you have felt you should do all year, but didn’t have the courage to. Because we all respond to cycles and changes, this is the perfect time of year to allow yourself to make a shift in thinking.

Instead of just making a list of new years resolutions… also make a list of all things you want to let go of. Take your list of goals, dreams and resolutions and burn a pure white candle over them as a prayer for Divine assistance… and in that candles flame light the paper with all the things you are letting go of… and release them. Cast their ashes to the wind. This is a symbolic gesture of letting go of the old and manifesting the new.

Happy New Year and good luck to you. Sending you many blessings and pure energy.

To the gypsies… with love,

Shaheen

© Shaheen Miro 12/30/2011

6 thoughts on “as all this comes to an end

  1. Great post, some good thoughts. I have this deck too and enjoy pulling a card now and then.

    Happy New Year, and good, happy months in New York. Don’t forget to visit the MOMA many, many times for inspiration and joy!!!

  2. This is a perfect year’s wrap-up card. It has a fallish feeling but it’s still appropriate to the whole ‘ending’ concept. The colors and style are gorgeous.

    I hope 2012 is overflowing with goodness and great experiences (and, of course, materials comforts) for you.
    Oh, and let us not forget great health and LoooOOoooove!

    Hope you have a lovely one,
    MM

    • Thank you so much MM, for all your wonderful wishes and good intentions for me.
      I hope that the New Year is amazing for you… rock out and have fun, and let everything you want come to you.
      So many blessings are out there for us to have… if we just open our arms to them :)

      I think this card sums it all up for me :)

      Much love,
      Shaheen

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