Emerging from the Chrysalis

Emerging from the Chrysalis - The Sun from Tarot of the Spirit
Tarot of the Spirit

Your soul, being a reflection of the ever joyous Spirit, is, in essence, happiness itself.

~ Parmahansa Yogananda

There was radio silence on the blog yesterday. I’d apologise for it if it weren’t for the fact that I had little choice in the matter. You see, I was busy crawling out from my chrysalis and needed both hands to free myself.

Saturday morning, I woke up with a wonderful feeling that all was well. This unexpected feeling was all thanks to a dream that can very well be summed up with the words that accompany The Sun card in the Tarot of the Spirit…

Belief, acceptance and trust is strongest when you have direct knowledge of that in which you believe. To truly believe, you must actually see. And you have seen!

~ Pamela Eakins

In my dream, I was inside a prison cell (my mind). From a light, high up on the dark and bare stone wall, a golden light broke through (3D illusion). I positioned myself at my most flattering angle, thinking to myself how lucky I was to have such beautiful light flood myself and how good it would make me look, even though I was still locked up (separate self).

As I’m busy taking the selfie, an assassin (shadow self) creeps up to the cell which is enclosed by iron bars. He throws a knife that hits my spinal column – too late for me to duck or dodge! As the knife hits, I cry out, ‘Jesus!’ and a bright, golden light (much brighter than the light coming from the window) bursts forth from the centre of my being… from my soul. 

The bliss associated with this Light, the light of Spirit, is something each of us must earnestly and diligently seek for ourselves and experience. Apparently, I was too dense to have this experience in a moment of waking consciousness, but it seems I’m not alone. Pamela Eakins says (again, for The Sun card):

You have glimpsed Christ-consciousness and the knowledge gained has given you faith. You have glimpsed the inner vehicle of your subconscious mind.

The Sun card was the card I pulled this morning for the question, ‘What do I need to know about emerging from the chrysalis?’ (since this is what the past few days felt like)

To say that I am gobsmacked by the answer from the Tarot of the Spirit is an understatement… Spirit keeps confirming that this experience was as real as it gets.

On the morning after the dream, when I turned my computer on, I had ‘Blinded by Your Grace’ come on. This was not even on a Christian or ‘spiritual’ playlist… and I was greatly moved by how well it fit with my dream. It became my new ‘love song’ and I played it several times throughout the day. Then, the same evening, on the TV show The Voice, that same song came on with a trio of ladies calling themselves Equip to Overcome… Until that day, I had never heard this song (or if I had, I had simply not noticed it.)

So what has shifted? Doubt. The disconnect or ‘glitchy’ connection. The gnawing feeling that something is amiss… It is not. All is well with my soul. And now I can begin (again)… from a place of faith and joy. And how could it be any other way when the Tarot of the Spirit confirms my dream experience in such a pure and clear way?

As Yogananda iterates, God is the absolute, existing beyond vibratory creation. This is Christ-consciousness, which is the reflection of the uncreated infinite. This is what you have seen.

I have indeed seen it. So, for now, it’s back to chopping wood and carrying water. 



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