Letting Go and Lily Pads

What we seek finds us.

 

Last week at the National Zoo in Washington DC, Chloe and I were waiting for Jon.  We were in a time crunch and wanted to see the Komodo Dragon so he went to find it.  As we were waiting, we discovered lily pads and the frogs that called them home.

 

Komodo Dragon and Frog on Lily Pad

This was big for Chloe, as one of her favorite songs has the line, “Hanging around on his lily pad, thinking about all the bugs he’s gonna munch for lunch. What does the frog do?  Ribbit Ribbit JUMP!”  To see this was quite incredible.

 

Lily pads found their way into my world again yesterday, this time as I was choosing something for a photo prompt for the Joy Up.  The idea was to pick something to focus on, really feel it, imagine it, and then start taking photos of how it starts finding its way into my life.  People often choose feathers, a shape, or a color.  I wasn’t sure what to pick, so I decided to turn to my Tarot deck, one that I’m finding is full of incredible power, to see if it could guide me.

 

I shuffled, shuffled, shuffled, and then flipped over the top card.

 

Finding Lily pads

There were the lily pads again, sitting on the card marked with the words “letting go”.   As I read the commentary for the card, I realized that it is this concept, letting go, that is finding it’s way into my life.

 

“To choose this card is a recognition that something is finished, something is completing.  Whatever it is … anything that might have helped you to define who you are – it is time to let go of it, allowing any sadness but not trying to hold on.  Something greater is awaiting you, new dimensions are there to be discovered…Go with it – it represents liberation.”

 

Reading these words brought clarity to an experience that I had the night before last, an experience that was perhaps my subconscious guiding me to let go, live my life now and not my life of the past.  I found myself purchasing something in navy blue, a color I have long had an aversion to (that story is for another time), and as I left the store, unable to change my color choice, I felt a pang of regret.

 

“Why did you choose navy blue when you know you can’t stand that color?” Jon asked me. 

 

“I don’t know, but maybe it’s time to let it go and move on,” I said.

 

Later that night, when I was still feeling the funk, I said to Jon, “I’m not trying to fight it, I’m letting myself just be with how I feel.”  Seems the card is sharing that very message with me.

 

Perhaps this is a new phase for me and navy blue, we’ll see.  What I do know is that lily pads are finding me, letting go is finding me, and I am open to learning what they have to share.

 

What’s finding its way into your life?

 

Peace, Love, and Wellness,

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