Wednesday Wisdom: Standing People 3/18/15

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standing peopleAre you able to give without exhaustion?

This week’s Sacred Path card that was selected for “Wednesday Wisdom” is Standing People.  The Standing People, the trees, are “givers” as they constantly provide for the needs of others.  Each tree has its own gift whether it is oxygen, fruit, nuts, and/or its ability to heal. It is a time to acknowledge with gratitude the gifts that they offer.

IMG_20150318_150901By pulling this card, the Standing People suggest that you need to become still like a tree. Visualize yourself with your arms, reaching for the light like the branches of a tree. Feel your roots coming out from the bottoms of your feet and running deeply into the ground so that you can receive nurturing from Mother Earth. In order to give freely without exhaustion, you need to replenish yourself with Earth connection. Once you are firmly rooted, you will be able to understand your purpose, dreams and potential.

The Standing People ask you to give of yourself.  As you receive from others with gratitude, you must remember to give freely without expecting anything in return. Count the root of all blessings with gratitude and allow yourself to go deeper to find the blockages that limit your growth.

Here are some examples of lessons and gifts from the Standing People:

Birch-gives us the essence of truth and the ability to be honest with ourselves

Pines- peacemakers and peace-bringers

Sycamore-teaches us how to reach our goals and dreams

Walnut-teaches us to focus and use our intelligence properly

Willow-flexibility and the give-and-take required for love to be fruitful

Cherry-helps clear the pain from the heart and to relate compassionately

Take time this week to sit one of the Standing People, learn from it, and receive the special lesson with gratitude.




Credit: Jamie Sams, author of Sacred Path Cards: The Discovery of Self through Native Teachings, Harper San Francisco, 1990.
NOTE: Kathleen McGinley, aka “Soul Healer,” channels Spirit using the Sacred Path Cards deck by Jamie Sams. She offers “Sacred Path Card readings” for individuals who are seeking guidance in any area of their lives. Click here for more information.

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