Welcome back to Wisdom Wednesday!
Today, we’re pulling from the lovely Wisdom of the Hidden Realms deck and the Archetype Cards deck by Caroline Myss.
Our pull today is revolving around choice and resistance. So often, though we have freewill and the ability to make conscious choices, we end up resisting what those choices may manifest, even if we had all the “say-so” in the matter at hand. Choice represents change, and as we know, change can often be scary. Fear creates resistance and we end up feeling just as stuck as we did before we made the decision.
The Dragon’s Duel
Number: 23 = 5 – Change
Meaning: Inner conflict, morality, conscious choice
As our current situation, The Dragon’s Duel is both an ally and a challenger. It takes place at the proverbial “fork in the road.” Though the truth is that we live in unity, we also experience duality in every turn – faith and doubt, love and fear, right and wrong. The Dragon’s Duel asks us to accept that although we may be heading one direction now, another may call on us to change direction. We are being urged to gain awareness around our current choice – is our ego leading or our heart? There are always choices in life, and making those choices are a way to release the experience of inner conflict. If we are torn between “two dragons,” we must look to see which one we are feeding the most. If it’s one which doesn’t support our Highest good, we must starve it by feeding only the dragon which does. Then, we will see that the duel will be won in our favor.
Questions to ask: Which “dragon” are you feeding and is it serving you? Are you willing to make a shift and change direction?
As a solution card, the Slave calls on us to release the habit of giving away our willpower to an external authority. The shadow side of Slave often lacks the power of choice and self-authority, following other’s choices and orders even if it violates their personal integrity. With the Slave, it’s important to strive for the light attribute – surrendering our power of choice to the Divine with complete trust. As we begin feeding the dragon which serves us and our values, the one which leads by our soul, we must be with faith as that choice becomes manifested. In this space, our duel is complete and we can experience true freedom.
Questions to ask: Where are you handing over your power? Are you willing to take it back? Can you surrender to the outcome with trust in a Higher Power?
Are you experiencing a “dragon duel” in your own life? Have you been feeling dis-empowered by handing over your decisions to an external source? Do you have complete trust in the Divine when you make choices? Let me know below! 🙂