Our Divination of the moment I drew from The Hawaiian Oracle deck. I fanned the cards from left to right and drew a single card with my left hand signaling it’s origin from the right hemisphere or intuitive seat of the brain. Ka Pe’elua or The Caterpillar was the aumakua or spirit guide selected.
In Ancient Hawai’i, Ka Pe’elua would feast on the leaves of the ‘Uala or the Hawaiian Sweet Potato. This food staple was crucial to sustaining the Hawaiian population in health and prosperity. Ancient Hawaiians respected and understood the natural order of the Universe and did not seek to oppose the Pe’elua by killing it but rather they fostered conditions mutually beneficial by creating an area where the Pe’elua could feed on discarded ‘Uala leaves after removing the caterpillar from the plant. A supplication asked of the creature requested that it leave the tubers for human consumption in exchange for the delicious leaves, hoping that both species could be supported in life by the ‘Uala, in peaceful coexistence.
Pe’elua’s wisdom speaks to us about creating boundaries on a spiritual level, preventing ourselves from crossing into the realm of retaliation and revenge based on fear of lack, but instead seeking an outcome where there are no losers but winners on both sides. We must find balance in our understanding of perceived threats instead of moving automatically into opposition, squashing what we fear with a heavy hand of vengeful resistance. When we react with destructive fear, spurned on by our entitlements, we create an atmosphere ripe for suffering that ripples out into our environment only to return to us with devastating effects. The results compromise happiness and the natural order of the universe; potentially leading to more conflicts with unimaginable collateral costs.
In Western civilization the solution typically sought to preclude predators from competing for a limited resource calls for destroying the perceived threat. Multinational GMO corporations reap enormous profits from the sale of their patented genetically modified seed crops along with the highly toxic cocktail of proprietary chemicals required to sustain their seeds through maturation by the across the board killing of insects and weeds.
Whether we talk about the conflicts in the middle east; the justification for and the production of genetically modified organisms; or the politicians willing to up-end a fragile economy to get their way without compromise; the wisdom of Ka Pe’elua is clear. Find the common ground first and work for mutually beneficial outcomes that sustain life for all not just the the diabolical ego’s of the powerful.
Midsummer Night’s Sanity
With the Summer Season half way through its course, the importance of grounding and pacing oneself to go the distance must not be over looked. Before you know it, Summer’s ephemeral beauty will be but a faded souvenir pressed in the dusty tomes of our memories; and only if we should be so lucky. Now, is the time to connect to the Earth and draw its energy up and into ones person; negating that caffeinated busy buzzy body that has been compensating for the effects of the previous evenings overindulgence. Take note the Trickster God Loki is offering you some divine advice, are you paying attention? In celebration of the Midsummer Full Moon I have cast a single Rune and a single stone.
Description: Ansuz the Rune of the Divine Messenger is associated with the Norse God Loki symbolizing a message of Divine importance, calling for us to open our ears and hearts to receive the message of the Black Stone, Onyx. Expect this message to be a hokulele against the moonlit dome of the heavens. It requires alert attentiveness for you may or may not notice it against the expanse of cosmic noise, however, it’s message is clear. GET GROUNDED and keep your HEAD CLEAR.
Revelation: Do not waste the remaining days of summer. Time does not wait for mortal man to wake from his insobriety, and time is fleeting. Take advantage of the now and prepare for what awaits. The Onyx tells us to ground ourselves and integrate. There is much confusion and disinformation being disseminated throughout the world and it is important to have balance and clarity in one’s decision-making as more gloomy uncertainty lies ahead. Do not be overly influenced by anything, especially your usual emotional buttons and their complimentary intoxicants. Be present, agreeable, and helpful; your efficiency will help carry you through the inane insanity that Autumn’s portent will bring so be prepared. Carry a piece of Onyx or a black stone in your pocket when you are at work and think efficiency and integration. Imagine energy flowing out from the stone integrating and maximizing the various energies around you, harmoniously and calmly. When moods and actions get flighty and or over-heated place the stone on your desktop and drop anchor. Feel the grounding energies pull everything back to Earth, cool and collective.
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Divination of the Moment
Let the light in and experience joy, Wunjo is the Rune that signifies the emerging psyche from the darkness into the light, allowing for restoration and rejuvenation of the spirit, mind, and body. So pull back those heavy drapes of excessive thinking and let the light in! In Hawaiian tradition the Kukui or Candle Nut metaphysically and literally means light, as the oil from the Kukui fueled the ubiquitous tiki torches that illuminated the inevitable darkness of the Polynesian night, dispelling fears of the unknown.
We often allow the darkness of negative thinking to oppress and dominate our thoughts through the judging and condemning of ourselves and others. When we “lighten” up we pull the heavy rocks or negative thoughts that block the light of our love from shinning up and out from the vessel that holds our spiritual light and soul. In Hawaii when we offer a Kukui Lei (garland of Kukui nuts) with Aloha to guests and loved ones, it recognizes the Divine Light and love we share as children of God.
Insensitivity to other belief systems is an endemic plague undermining the fabric of every society. Lightening up your beliefs and you might realize that politics is a costly game that one need not play in order to find happiness.
If you haven’t received your daily dose of Vitamin D try spending a little time enjoying the sunlight on your face. Smile, because you are precisely in the right place, at the right time, right now! Bask in the light for it is a gift to receive, like ripe fruit on the vine, it is there for your enjoyment! If the darkness that surrounds you can’t wait until the Dawn, light a candle and regard its energy and dissolve your overwrought thoughts and share the…
Divination of The Moment:
-Hawaii Tarot Card of the Day
Ten of Cups
Find and relish the joy brought by family and friends today. Joy comes from the belief that love and friendship are what makes the world go round and palatable.
Today is a day for being happy and happiness is a choice. Security is an illusion but feeling secure in the love of others is a gift to enjoy, so what’s stopping you, have fun and be joyful, no one else can do that for you.
You are responsible for the happiness in your life so participate and choose to be thankful than choose to be happy, even in the face of despair.
The dividends are paid in laughs, smiles, hugs, and kisses. You are certainly rich beyond measure if you share these ephemeral delights!
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