The momentum tunnel

When I attended a neo-shamanic training, one of the teachers addressed the momentum tunnel. The momentum tunnel is a metaphore for our lives being constructed by habits, beliefs, and dependencies that keep us in a set trajectory where shifts seem impossible. In order to escape the speedy movement through the tunnel, we either need to slow down or reduce the load so that we can make a safe turn. Recently I contacted my predictive reader and received bad news regarding my hopes to create an income from astrology and tarot services. I do believe in the view of my reader but will I let those news get me down and change my plans? In fact not, because I believe even more in my capacity to change my life into the direction I am envisioning. With the information from the reading, however, I am prepared to let the evolution take time. I received the Queen of Swords twice this past week: as my guide on my path and as a mode to reclaim my power on a professional level. I will need to hold on to my vision, take time to create space for the next steps, let the momentum slow down, and allow the universe to show me what is meant for me. It does not mean my longing is everything, it does not mean my path will be exactly like _this_, but it will mean that I am on my way and believe in my ability to create something that provides what I am looking for on an archetypal level.

A mouth full of chocolate

Have I relaxed into my cactus spaceship now? Maybe with one pinky toe but change takes time and the older I get the longer it seems to take. At least the years have taught me that chocolate makes everything in (my) life easier. We drove some hours from our hotel in Bremen to Hoek van Holland to board the ferry to Harwich. My husband’s brother, who lives in the Netherlands, waved us goodbye with a well-filled lunch bag. My focus tarot card of the day is the second one in my “reclaim” tarot spread, the Ace of Cups. I find the suit of cups the most challenging as it is somewhat intangible and vague that I have difficulties integrating its messages by practical steps. It is like you cannot force a feeling of love, it needs space to grow, and as long as the practicalities of life suffocate the space, how could love emerge? I will need to have patience with myself, creating space, like the space around the chalice in the Ace of Cups in the Intuitive Night Goddess Tarot. The chalice is left alone to glow and an energised moth climbs out of its opening just at the right time. Meanwhile, let’s have a bite of chocolate, Tony’s Chocolonely, for the chocomaniac’s among us.