Tarot

When Trees Fall – Life Cycles

Embracing Life’s Cycles Through Dryadic Wisdom

Last wAfternoon Tree Shadoweek I released from my life, a former partner of 20 years. He was one of those people that filled space with his eclectic presence while sharing darting glimpses of an impish nature. Although we differed in taste of a variety of things, we did share a unique perspective of life; it’s bigger than you experience, while small in your mind. Our life experience is where we gather the bricks we lay to define our perspective, to limit interaction, and create the windows and doors for future experience.

As I reminisce over events passed, determine the destiny of possessions no longer needed, I see the culmination of an individual’s evolution of philosophy, expressions and dreams. Spread throughout a realm of personal domain, books, music, art and day-to-day living provides a macrocosmic viewing of a person. And yet, each piece offers a microcosmic viewing of the individual inside themselves.

The process of cathartic release through cleaning and clearing of once prized possessions, has brought to my attention, the way I gather and collect the ‘things’ of my mind’s desirous habits; my music, art, foods and belongings; all things to adorn my castle of being. And I have begun to question the truth of my choices. Not a judgement of its beauty, but of my intention for obtainment. Why this? Why that?

One of the great lessons of living and walking on our Celestial Mother’s belly, is to remember that ourFern Growth on Tree organic avatar, the form we wonder about in – that truthfully belongs to her – isn’t the one that collects, gathers and possesses anything; it is our mind-personality. Our body could care less about that Andy Warhol poster, Sprig-green wall color, or the style of furniture and fixtures we proudly show to friends and family. It has no concept of whether this food is trendy, tastes good or looks nice; again it is the mind-personality that discerns. For somewhere at some time, we experienced something, gave it value and gathered into our realm of living.

Our mind, divinely woven into a three pound collective of cellular weaving and winding, is divided into two halves joined with a dance hall in between. Here is where we learn to merge the dance steps with the feeling of dancing; the form with function, the linear with organic. It is the library of our life, carefully catalogued into various sections and departments, an on-demand system for the personality to reach into at a moment’s notice to respond and discern the ‘what happens next’ part of our life. Our fiber-optic network which we rely upon for lightning-fast response, streams as much as possible and as fast as possible, all sensory input associated with the summoning issued. Problem is if the file is empty it, grabs the next option available, leaving us with a bewildered expression.

Tree Rings wit MossHis passing also brings into focus the cycles of our life. We are born into freedom and it slowly recedes from us through that pavlovian process we acquiesce into from preschool onward. If we are lucky, if our friends and family allow our individuality to freely expand and express, we grow wings of empowerment and soar to our Soul’s content.

Tonight is a night of tarot, where I meet my adopted family on the earth-realm, and embrace the spiritual family of my past life connections. While we divine and intuit through the cards, I wonder if he will share his reclaimed freedom and offer insights from the realm of Source’s mansions and gardens. Will I see the major arcana of Death/Rebirth? Or will the Priestess appear showing a return straight up the Tree-of-Life back to Source? Will one of the minor arcana appear such as two-wands, mastery of personal domain, or an archetype such as one of the Thoth Princes showing Tiphareth is his destination and return to that Buddha, Christ, Zen energy of the Solar Son presence. Either way, I am excited to see the outcome; to use the cards as a tool to learn more, experience deeper, and celebrate that joyous cycle of returning to the IAM before returning back for a new ME.Sun Rays thru Trees

So, to all who are walking through transition, are helping those in transition or consider what the winter of life holds, worry not my friend…here is some dryadic wisdom to help.

We are the human trees that walk the Earth, and as such we they are kindred souls of the four
elements; we are of the fifth. In the Epic of Gilgamesh, Enlil referred to trees as ‘divine beings’ for they are as close to holding a soul as the Natural Order can conceive. We are the Solar presence of the human-tree; four forces using the four elements for expression, powered by the Sun of the Son of Source. We are the Sons and Daughters of the Cosmos, also divine beings.

So remember….

  • All seeds carry the unabridged blueprint from time immemorial, so do you through your genetic material and more importantly your Akashic records ~
  • All saplings reach for the sun, embrace the moon, dance in the wind, and weather storms, they are built for living, so are you, you just might have forgotten how powerful and wondrous you are ~
  • A tree or forest does not compete with itself or each other, they weave and reweave for stability and continuity, so can you be the master-weaver of your life-fabric of expression ~
  • Trees honor their presence through the lust to express, without question, without worry, the final outcome is the gift they share when they release, so know you die daily and rebirth in each morning – a new day of potential presence ~
  • When a tree falls, they actually surrender to the Great Mother, it is a celebration and all of its knowing, recorded in the cellular structure of its heartwood, is released into the archives of the grand matrix of Earth, so will you share your archived experience with Source and the grand matrix of the Hue-Man forest ~
  • All trees are connected through the network of expressive presence, they do not understand separation, only connection, so remember, none of us are alone, ever; your Soul will never abandon you – sing to it, dance with it, wake it up and shout IAM together!

Grace Sequoia ~

Dryad of the Mother Tree, now in the Hue-Man Tree of Life

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Imbolc, The Rise & Stirring of the Tarot Princesses

The Quickening of the Year

The Rise and Stirring of the Tarot Princesses

Art by WarwickGoble; Google image from 'teachmetarot.wordpress.com'

Art by WarwickGoble; Google image from ‘teachmetarot.wordpress.com’

Many of my friends will soon be celebrating Imbolc, also known as Candlemas, at the end of January and the beginning of February. The next equinox is approaching and the Earth, our celestial Mother, is beginning to awaken from her dark slumber. Her fiery husband is courting her with ever increasing warmth of light and love; stirring her, quickening her heart beat, and bringing her flow into fullness. She spreads open her presence to receive and we join in the divine dance through ritual whether ancient or not.

Winter is often referred to as the ‘crone’ period, where our lives become quiet and we go deep within to listen to the experiences of the past year, dream of the upcoming year and honor the presence of friends and family still with us. The winter is the time when the veils are thinnest, when we release the old and many choose to exit this realm to return to our true home with First Source. The vacuum of winter pulls on all that can no longer remain tethered to the Self and its connection to Earth. Winter’s grip is tight, cold and we see the severity of Geburah, but pray for the mercy of Chesed. The quickening of light and warmth is when the snow begins to recede showing us the first signs of the promise of spring; the time of the maiden. This is the splendor of Hod and victory of survival in Netzach.

Princess of Disks

Princess of Disks

In Tarot this time of year is represented by a rising of the four Princesses of the Elements of the human psyche. In the Thoth deck, the Princess of Disks is pregnant with the seed of promise, the assurance that our Mother will again warm her daughter’s womb in preparation for bearing fruit through our labors.

Princess of Wands

Princess of Wands

The Princess of Wands rides the fiery current of the warming fire sent from deep within our Mother’s heart, the quickening of the serpent fire to prepare her daughters for divine courtship and the Great Rite to follow. It is she that invokes, she that holds the wand in her authority of her Mother, and she that pushes life forward.

Princess Cups

Princess Cups

The Princess of Cups is dressed in her finest gown of sensual crystalline weave. She reweaves the old into the new while correcting any errors remaining from the past year. She is fluid and feeling everything all around her but not controlled by it; she rules her feelings and emotes only what is the truth of her feelings.

Princess of Swords

Princess of Swords

The Princess of Swords rises forth to apply her sword of understanding removing the thoughts that will no longer serve the divine Self in our journey to understand the divine architecture of our expanding and evolving presence. Together, these four act under the direction of the Great Mother. They are soon to be courted by their magical matches, the Divine Princes, riding downward from their fiery house of the Sun and acting their part to complete the divine marriage of sun and moon, dark and light, anima and animus; the two serpents rising around the maypole of the Divine Sword of our Spine and joining our Mother and Father in the divine presence of I AM. All in preparation for the renewed cycle of opening and expanding, all that is on this plane we call home.

Now is the time we clean up the wintery dust of stale thoughts, feelings and emotions. We open the windows and doors to welcome in fresh air, set fire to the old remnants we find buried and hidden in closets; things we coveted but no longer call to us as hoarded thoughts and feelings. We gather to dance around the fire in gratitude and bliss; preparing for the gush of fecund gifts to come forth to all who prepare.

In the next week, take time to recognize the process it takes for food to adorn your table, fire to warm your hearth, and the physical temple your Soul uses as its personal Avatar. Honor your bodies with cleansing baths, scented and energetically clearing. Clean the home and hearth to call forth new energy and begin a new cycle of experience. Eat foods the encourage health like blackberries (the darker the color means it is full of antioxidants and Vitamin K), anything with ginger to get the blood going and assist inner energies to get moving, and if you are feeling the need for a taste of the fresh fullness of new life, eat cheese from ewe’s milk.

Photo: Google Images Sodahead.com/Gaia

Photo: Google Images
Sodahead.com/Gaia

When you throw a tarot spread, ask ‘Show me what remains hidden and needs to be released.” Call forth the maidens of the tarot for assistance to feel, understand, impassion and fill your presence with the seeds of a new year’s opportunities. See them as the sensual and magical maidens of change and growth; but beware of what you ask. They each manifest under divine authority of each Queen of the deck and the Great Empress, who reflects the knowing from the Divine First Mother. Keep your heart true to your divine Self; sovereign and without limits, be mindful of that which you agree to, or surrender to, from the outside of integrity of You.

Grace Sequoia

The Magical Presence of “SEED” – The 4 Aces and Their Connection to the Seed of Earth

The Majestic and Magical Presence of “SEED”

The 4 Aces and Their Connection to the Seed of Earth

Each of us came from seed. We are the alchemy of two polarities conjoined in a divine dance, forming an amazing

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seed-sprout-seedfreedom-in-songfor-seed-freedom.jpg

awareness that expresses the bestowement of presence gifted by the Source of all Life. Within our form we carry the majestic ‘star-fire’ that propels us forward to Be. This is our Magic; we are Magi, but we are not all acting as Magi. Some of us have lifted our eyes upward and forgotten the ground from which we burst forth. And in doing so, we hold the heavens as absolute, denying the very soil that holds us and supports us. There cannot be one without the other.

In each seed – any seed – is the total knowing of the universal blueprint of the All. It holds the entire library of what is possible, and yet, by divine province the outcome is not all the same. No flower, leaf, root, hand, foot, eye or anything is an exact duplicate. The fractal of expression may appear similar but it cannot repeat in exactness. This too is by divine choice; exact replication is to be held in a closed circuit, without new breath or expression; it is death without rebirth. When we covet outside of our Self, when we claim ownership of another’s divine presence of anything around us, we cut the cord of connection and begin the begetting of withering; it is a slow corruption of form and function.

A seed carries within itself the ‘Will to Be’. It does not consider the destination, only the expression. For you and me this is the journey without concern for the destination. And before you can object by stating that goals are key to meeting deadlines, benchmarks and such, this concept of the journey exceeds the ‘mundane’ activities of your mental approach to life; for the mundane is the small “i” of “LIFE”.

Deep within each seed is the quiet roar of LIFE. It merely needs to awaken, and upon wakening, it hums and dances within its shell expanding till at the optimum time it breaks through its shell and raises its head into a world unseen till it’s ‘now’. This is our journey too. Each of us a seed awaiting that spark of fire to burst forth like a nova star hurtling us into an immense orchestration of creative activity. Once we state I AM to the universe the journey is in full motion. This brings me to current trend and Tarot – yes, this is a blog after all; the Aces and Seed technology.

In Tarot is the accumulated knowledge systems, shown through symbols, of centuries of studies and experience. Although tied to mythologies, science and art, they hold keys to our psyche that assist us in our journey from seedling to flowering, conception and fruition (either by shared gifts or physically). Where upon our final travels we release our oars and surrender to the current of LIFE and are pulled back into the womb of our Celestial Mother, Earth. She is an open womb, ever accepting of seed and pushing life upward from the folds of deep within to nurture all willing to partake of her.

The four Aces are the seeds of total potential, artistically presented for the four suits: Fire, Water, Air and Earth. Each suit corresponds to the four parts of our psyche, our personal trinity and the realm we walk: Spirit/Passion, Heart/Emotion, Mind/Thought and Form-Function/Presence. The fifth element is the unseen tether to the other side of the mirror, our Solar Elohim or SoEl, Soul. We are the little gods of the Big God. As such we are all potential on all realms, the cosmic brats of our universe. But it is our journey that truly shines the artistry of our painted canvas; this is our ‘Tree of Life Reflection’ to the gifted ‘Tree of Life’.

We are total mind, emotion, want and presence when we are born, but we have no direction at first. We grow according to our physical blue-print, but our mind, built of two hemispheres of wisdom, that over time build the bridges of understanding between into the great hall of consideration; this is what we use to express our I AM. Some build bridges more from the left – the laws of form and function, structure and within the lines and some more from the right, open and airy, abstract and outside of the box. Which are you? Our goal is to build bridges from both sides to the Great Dance Hall, where all knowing meets and coalesces into a knowing embracing all potential expression.

While the aces reflect particular suits, they cannot be separated any more than you can separate a yolk from its sack or the shell. Each is a unique part of the whole, the sum of its parts. An egg is a seed ready for the divine spark to breathe Life into it; which also brings me to Seed technology.

pinterest: the-elegant universe-tumbler

pinterest: the-elegant universe-tumbler

 The recent fights against GMO activity have value. But remember that husbandry whether of plant or animal is also a type of GMO work. The difference being that through ‘conscious’ husbandry/farming the cycles are honored and we work with the Earth and not against Her. When any entity, whether on paper (corporations) or individuals lay claim and ownership to patent a creative process, we have forgotten our partnership with Earth. When we take a seed and create built-in death (sterility), we deny seed ‘knowledge’ to be expressed.

More and more of us are beginning to see the world as a sentient Being, intelligent and expressive, and hear her call to help her remain a divine mother in control of her fertility rights. No one can claim the right to control another’s life experience. Each seed, whether the Aces we use to rebirth and renew our mind, heart, body and spirit or the one we consciously plant to partake of and allow Her to renew and rebirth her forms, has sovereign rights; all of which we should honor. The only reason to hold patent or claim is for profit and bragging rights.

When we use the Tarot deck for divination, we are asking for keys that show our psyche which doors to open, which paths to walk and the map of our activities (for some of us … our ‘mischief management’). We open channels of communication as we stand before the magical mirror of Self and hold dialogue. As we do this we should also remember our agreement to be stewards for Her rights of Self presence. Together we have a place for our divine journey, to travel the Tree of Life, from Aces to Tens and back again. She is only asking for the same. When we destroy her forests we are slowly lobotomizing her archival mind, when we gouge her lands without replacement of exchange we are starving her; and how we treat our bodies is energetically reflected back to Her.

Each time you pull and Ace card to skrye or it appears in a spread, take note; this is the Divine Seed of total potential and awaits your direction, discernment and conscious action. The Holy Grael is the Ace of Cups, the flowing waters of her love. The Ace of Wands the Solar Fire of her Husband the Sun which she embraces, holds to her heart and uses to push Life. The Ace of Swords is the truth of her mind, the balance of severity and compassion for all her children that walk her belly and push outward from her womb. The Ace of Disks (Coins/Pentacles) is the Magic (Magi Creating) card of all elements in action. The womb needs her seeds to be watered, warmed and breathing in nurturing soil to anchor presence.

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Sagasrara artwork – pinterest 1

The next time you plant in your garden, consider the source of that plant’s seed. It could have been anything before it burst forth into the sunshine and then became what you now see before you. What are you planting in your life? What are you eating? Do you care what seeds you plant in your Life and Garden. When was the last time you touched a plant flower and saw her womb open and vulnerable? How much have you delved into the center of a seed, whether the Self or Garden and saw the majesty and magic of its presence; the divine feminine looking back at you. These are the Aces of the first Source reflected on Earth. They are not to be taken lightly and hold great power. We must not covet the Aces to harness or cage their raw power; but rather respect them for their divine presence, and know they are what expand our journey into the Abundance and Magic of our Being Alive.

Grace Sequoia

The Dryad Is Back!

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The Dryad is back! After some time away for caregiving, I am returning to the great work and sharing the insights and blessings of my craft. I will begin blogging again and sharing awareness and resources to help walking through the upcoming shifts and changes and how best to stay connected to your truth and claim your inheritance as a ‘sovereign being’ in the universe of the ‘now’.

UPCOMING NEWS

FAIRS: 4/18/15 Mystical Winds Holistic Fair, Everett WA

Come find me at the Mystical Winds Holistic Fair in Everett WA, Saturday April 18th, 2015. I’ll be in booth #38. I am singing in the Language of Light for Dryadic Blessings and offering Tarot readings from a Kabbalistic approach. I will also have some mandala coloring books, artwork, and tarot bags for sale.

NEW PROJECTS

Book In Process ~ Tarot Spreads for the New Aeon

Stay tuned for my upcoming book of new spreads for the New Aeon – including the Physician’s Spread – and others related to Kabbalistic work and ways to daily experience the tarot deck to learn about your self. There will also be a spread to reach out to and connect to the Angels of the Tarot.

CLASSES

Using Tarot to augment energy work – The Physician’s Spread

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 @ Lynnwood Meadowdale Workloft

A class on using the Physician’s Spread to augment your energetic healing work will be on held in May as part of the Love-and-Light Community group. My many thanks to Diane Garris for sharing her loft space to hold this class!

This is a 21 card spread designed to THE PHYSICIAN’S SPREAD – (a Kabbalistic tarot spread), is a unique tool for understanding how the energies of an individual’s thoughts, emotions, and passions are impacting their body. This is a 21-card spread offering a look at: the inner/outer approach to their life, their mind/personality process-flow, the five main systems and the five basic regions of the body individually, followed comparison of systems to each region and lastly a Final Awareness Message. These six ways offer insight into a person’s current life-condition/situation and a way to augment any energy-worker’s tool box. A workbooks with the spread and worksheets for notes will accompany the class. Come discover a way to help encourage your clients to “become the change they wish to see.”  Click here for details.
In Infinite Love & Gratitude,
Grace LeFae’

When Towers Crumble and Bridges Fall…

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Source: herebedragons.weebly.net

The Tower - Card #17

Tower Card XVI, Thoth Deck

 

 

When Bridges Fall and Towers Crumble…

Walking the Path of the Tower Card, Major Arcana – Thoth Deck

The world is walking through an amazing, yet painful and rapid process of healing, renovation and restoration. This involves all of us; the Earth, her children and ‘We the Humans’; the ones who tread where Angels fear to follow. Together yet individually, we must go into the night; the deep jungle of our hearts and minds to unearth the hoarded secrets of the self and set free the skeletons of our past. But this is not for the faint of heart. It’s not for trend or to dust off the ego’s furniture; oh no, this is the deep scouring. This is the reformatting of the hard-drive of our hearts and mind/personality. Here we dump old programs, rewrite the wetware of labels and definitions of all things outside of our self. This my friends is where the rubber meets the road, because this is for the serious trekker. This journey requires a shamanistic dive into the lower realm where the caves are dark, the ground wet and damp. Here you meet the shadows of You and embrace the suffering and sorrows to understand them in order to reconcile and walk again in your inner peace and integrity.

 For this is the TOWER card, number sixteen which rolls into number seven, Netzach the Sephira where we learn Victory. Here is where the sevens of the deck share their knowledge and offer the energetics of learning about Love, Feelings & Instinct, Nature, the Arts and The Group Mind. It actively sends forth the call for work in the Astral Triangle, where we form the thoughts we bring into manifest in the physical realm of Assiah. But it is also the path of PE, with the fiery Mars energy shown in colors of scarlet, orange and yellow, and the black darkness of the North. This path is where you where you find the “gateways of the soul” (The Qabalistic Tarot – Robert Wang). PE means ‘mouth’, the gateway where life enters and death exits. This is where we express our ideas and desires. For words are sounds, and sound shifts frequency. In the card, the all-seeing-eye of Horus perceives all and shines forth its knowledge of awareness while the mouth of PE burns the dross of the unnecessary chafe, leaving the edifying kernels of life giving wheat. These are the building blocks for what will remain as a solid foundation of You. As the tower stands alone, so do each of us, set into the landscape of our choosing, and here we must break down the walls and constructs of what no longer assists us in preparation for the soul’s journey for higher understanding and life experience. Through this process, we become victorious, which means we have walked through trials and tribulations, and we rise again like the phoenix to rebuild the new pyramid that will last well into your future, in strength and empowerment; but only if you are courageous, and honest enough to walk with faith and trust, without the compass of past world definition.

As we each walk through our own ‘dark nights of the soul’, or if you wish, much needed self renovations and restoration, so does the ‘Group Consciousness of Human-kind’. Each of us, are part of the whole, and as such we individually and together chart the course of the whole. Through each of us taking responsibility for our choices to allow old bridges of falsity and imperfections, which we have been struggling to hold together, finally fall into the ruins they belong, we clear the horizon for a new age; a clairsited future. The gilded past of ivory towers and meandering bridges illusions will flicker and fade from our holographic, self-perceived reality game of survival. The old concepts of mental, emotional, physical and spiritual give way to new insights, into the authenticity of the truth of You, covered up beneath the layers of dogma and self-imposed methodology.

The TOWER reminds us that even though the towers tumble and the bridges fall down around us, we are still capable of remaining centered by understanding that the We are not the world, our friends, our family our jobs or what we own. We can’t be them because we observe everything around us; daily. The observer cannot be the observed. Once we release the tether of ‘group consciousness’ and embrace the unique and wondrous inner Sun of our Self, our Solar Self (solar-el, sol-el soul), we can shine forth from the Christ/Buddha center sun of our being. The six pointed center of Tiphareth and of the newness of possibility. This is my dream for each and all of us, together. I accept the challenge of deconstruction to push new life and welcome the fire of the holy spirit to burn away the deadwood, gathered over time; to ignite the flame of inner seeded hope and new growth. I am the Forest and the Tree. And you?

 

Grace LeFae’

See You At The Fair!

A Wild Dryad is being sponsored by Athea Arts, for the upcoming July 26th, 2014 EXPO, sponsored by the Boeing Employee Parapsychology Club (BEPC). This is a wonderful event. The non-profit BEPC provides networking and products and services provided by amazing people dedicated to alternative theories and practices of healing and parapsychology. This organization has been around for 30 years, and has provided events and classes in this arena of learning.

If you have interests in Cymatics, Sacred Geometry, Auras, Wiccan & Druidic practices, along with  Tarot and natural health and healing services, this is the place to visit. Come see us at the  CONSCIOUS WELLNESS EXPO!

Boeing Employees Parapsychology Club – CONSCIOUS WELNESS EXPO

Kent Commons – 525 Fourth Avenue N., Kent, WA 98042

10:00am to 4:00pm           visit:  www.bepcweb.org

 

photo from DeMilked website

photo from DeMilked website