In the preceding articles, you have been able to discover that divination is a tool that can serve both the consciousness that an individual have of themselves, the realization of their goals and dreams, as well as the redefinition of their personal balance; thus it serves the evolution of humanity by allowing each individual to affirm their identity and to refine the authentic expression of their personal truth by allowing them to channel their energies at the service of the life offered to them. Each individual serves life in their own way, relying on their senses, feelings and vision to create a life that best meets their personal needs.
CYCLES AND SEASONS
Each individual experiences life according to a universal pattern, which is inscribed in space and time: the seasons, the cycles of the sun and the moon, birth and death defining the great boundaries that can fascinate as much as they can frighten. Your vision of life, therefore, depends on your awareness of the world and your potential for expansion, which can be influenced by the consciousness that humanity has built of its own identity. In order to survive, humanity has had to explore, challenge and design rules and tools that have allowed it to go beyond its limits, to become the model that we are experiencing today.
This model is nothing but a complex construction, resulting from the multiple experiences of our ancestors, which, in each generation, have been refined to allow the survival of the species. Humanity therefore always follows the same cycles and meets the same needs, but in a completely new way, meeting the essential needs of its time. As an oracle, practitioner and individual, you experience these cycles and they in turn influence your practice, it is therefore vital to understand what goals they serve and how best to understand them in order to act with discernment in your own practice and daily life.
Cycles of the seasons and seasons of the soul
Each individual and entity on Earth depends on the cycle of seasons, directly or indirectly each element that makes up the planet functions interdependently, providing a harmonious balance to our planetary ecosystem. As a living being, you also depend biologically on the cycles of the seasons for your food, your hormonal cycles and all your basic needs, which implies that your divinatory practice is directly impacted by the cycle of the seasons, whether you know it or not!
This implies that your evolution is cyclical and that the influence of your ancestors' past experiences have an impact on you and future generations. Your experience and your life are therefore crucial elements, bringing to your bloodline and to the human species unique lessons and experiences, which will nourish the collective unconscious when you die and during your lifetime, your community. Your soul, your lineage and the human species thus go through phases of evolution similar to the four seasons, which it is your responsibility to identify, in order to provide to your patron and yourself, wise advice, aligned to the needs of the current season of evolution of Humanity. Identifying these cycles will give you a clearer picture of the energy movements in your life and those of your patrons.
During winter, you take the time to rest and regenerate, the earth does the same to prepare for the harvest of the summer, it is a time for introspection and the questioning of narrow patterns to leave on a healthy basis. In the spring, you take the time to awaken to the new possibilities that are open to you, to create new habits and to clean yourself from the excesses of winter, you prepare the fields for the next harvest by planting your seeds. In the summer, you feed the work done in the spring, reap the fruits of your labour, enjoy the sun and share the joy of being alive with those you love. In autumn, you take the time to take stock and prepare for the return of winter, you enjoy the last rays of the sun with calm.
Hormonal cycles and polarities
Your body naturally follows the cycle of seasons, the very nature of the Earth’s environment has allowed the human species to adapt to the different rhythms of the sun and the moon, so as to allow it to survive optimally. As you have seen above, men and women respond to these cycles in complementary ways, allowing the human species to develop through subtle interdependence.
Men and women therefore respond, biologically speaking, in different ways to these cycles; each individual possessing their own internal cycles reacting in a unique way to the proposals of his environment: the cycles of your hormones and sleep are therefore not only vital for your survival, but also a powerful indicator of your individual positioning in the great cycles of universal evolutions.
Whether you are an oracle or a patron, it is therefore essential to identify your cycles and follow their evolution, in order to identify your basic needs accurately and to satisfy them in a sensible way. Remember that a T-moment choice will impact the rest of your cycles. Being patient and discerning is often the key to your most severe worries: choosing to observe before you act will avoid many pitfalls!
Whether you are an experienced practitioner or a beginner, you may have already understood that divination is a practice that takes place in time: the analysis of future energies to know what destiny has in store for you, studying the past to cure present difficulties, develop your intuition by deeply analyzing your feelings and daily experiences to master yourself etc.
All these techniques allow you to position yourself in your life, your approach and understanding of time and how your identity fits into its field of expression and develops out of time, is the key for a complete mastery of your divinatory practice, opening you to unexpected discoveries about your nature and your fundamental identity.
As for the basic approaches of divination, you will now be able to discover the different archetypes of temporal analyses that will allow you to articulate the notions of time, identity and personal positioning in your life and in your divinatory practice.
The past and the story of your identity
What we call the past represents the memory we have of events we have experienced, or would have liked to have experienced. This means that the notion of the past for your divinatory practice is a vast and unique subject for each individual: some live an injury dating back several decades as if it had happened yesterday, others lose memories of their lives and part of their identity with it.
What defines the notion of the past is therefore the relationship between an individual and a lived experience or absence of it, and their emotional as well as physical, mental, emotional and spiritual feeling. Some memories are transmitted from generation to generation through the body, leaving people who have no direct connection with these experiences confused.
When you study the energies of the past, you use the lens of the present moment to touch an emotional memory inscribed in an individual’s body, heart, mind or soul. This approach makes it possible to "go back" in time to go to the source of this memory in order to cure the origin rather than the apparent symptoms.
The present and the experience of the moment
What is called the present, represents all the experiences and feelings closest to the identity to which an individual likes to identify. This is why some mental illnesses and physical suffering can be so subtle to identify: even if there does not seem to be an immediate connection between the symptoms experienced and an individual’s life experience, the suffering is there.
Whether or not an individual is aware of how they define themselves in their life, in their personal history and in the history of their lineage, unconscious wounds perceived as "normal" will not be treated and will have a more or less obvious impact on the person’s life. Often referred to as a family curse or transgenerational trauma.
Feelings, emotions and experiences are stored in an individual’s body, heart, soul and spirit, if not treated as a foreign body, the different layers of an individual’s identity will adapt to its presence in more or less optimal ways.
To study the energies of the present moment, is therefore as much an observation or the sum of the experiences of an individual at a precise moment in time, but also all the memories and legacy of the lineage of that person and the very specific way they express themselves into their life.
The future and change
What is called the future is nothing more than the sum of the hopes, dreams and expectations that an individual wishes to embody or experience consciously. This means that the future is as much an extension of the past as of the present and that it does not depend solely on the destiny that was attributed to the birth of an individual. Studying future energies, therefore, is not only observing the unique path of an individual that has been planned for him, it is exploring in a fluid and flexible way all the potential destinies at his disposal, depending on the decisions taken at a given time.
Destiny, karma and all the energetic notions implying that an individual cannot influence their life are in reality the illustration of one understanding of the notion os future: if an individual does not fundamentally change the vision they have of themselves, then there is a chance that they will always act in the same way, inevitably leading them in the same direction: aka destiny or karma.
On the other hand, if the person becomes aware of their unconscious patterns and chooses to change their behaviours actively, then the destiny intended for them will no longer apply and will change according to the new identity this person has chosen to embody through their awareness of self!
You can already begin to see how the notion of time and the different time archetypes can be superimposed on each other and how the way an individual defines and acts in the world, impacts his destiny and his life organically. But how do we evolve a person’s identity to achieve a vision and goals that are more in line with their dreams and create a harmonious life?
This is where the Mindfull Divination comes into play. Through careful observation of an individual’s emotions, behaviours and feelings in an open and curious way, you will be able to go to the source of their personal truth to help them consciously express their identity, outside of any influence.
What defines an individual’s identity in contemporary society is most often their name, their professional status, their family origins, their social titles, heir family, their friends, their possessions and the personality they have built over time.
This type of identity is therefore particularly fragile to unexpected and uncontrollable life changes, because its construction is linked only to notions of external possessions that have nothing to do with the profound truth of a person: their feelings, their passions and their way of expressing themselves and perceiving the world.
An truthfull identity is never built, unless it is based on egotic needs; the essence identity of an individual is something that cannot be changed, it is an authentic expression of natural feelings: a universal truth.
The revelation of this identity and the removal of the social mask is sometimes painful. Today, many LGBTQ+ people seeking to express their identity face fierce resistance, as questioning an egotistical identity can sound like a personal attack.
However, this is not the case, but the person resting his identity on their ego will one day experience questioning that will force them to let go of everything they took for granted in their life. This experience can look like a death, usually called an ego death: imagine that you perceive the clothes you are currently wearing as your skin, in your mind you perceive them as such, it is fragile and must be protected from any shock.
When a person expresses their truth in front of you, your "skin" takes a hit, because you feel at home in these clothes that are not your skin, but you don’t understand why or how it hurts. So you are looking to protect your skin because it triggers your ego and make you fell like you are bleeding.
When you are suffering and you don’t understand why, when your life collapses before your eyes, you feel like you’re losing control, it’s actually an important moment of your life, when your vision of your identity, your egotistical skin so to speak, your social mask is challenged in order to allow your truthfull identify to flourish through layers of conditioning.
Imagine now that you want to remove this skin as a garment, if you are deeply aware that this skin is actually a garment, you will be able to remove it without problem, if that is not the case, you will have the feeling of being skinned alive! This is why it is essential to take your time in the process of raising your awareness of self, or you risk hurting yourself.
The profound identity of an individual could be described as their essence, their personal truth, the timeless being which, whatever the circumstances, incarnations or conditions are, cannot be changed. It is the core that allows the individual to understand the world around them and adapt to their environment without being impacted at the fundamental level. Some would call it the soul, but I think the soul is a particular expression of that. To recognize and embody your profound identity, you will need to take the time to get to know yourself.
Life and its many experiences are there to allow you to come into contact with your essential being and to identify through your feelings, your behaviors, your thoughts and your natural abilities how it is expressed through you in this life. So your profound identity is not a person you have to embody to be yourself, it’s a state of mind, a state of being and a relationship to the world that allows you to see beyond appearances and appeal to your original creative abilities to create a life that closely resembles you.
In a way, you are already experiencing this presence in your life, you are only unaware of it. By using a symbolic language like the runes and divination, you allow yourself to come into contact with that part of yourself, that is only waiting for your green light to actively participate in the creation of your life. This part allows you to connect in a spiritual and energetic way to life, you can connect to the Source of creation through it and channel your fundamental energies to express your divine truth on Earth.
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NOTE: This vision of divination was developed after years of research and personal reflection on this subject, it does not seek in any way to replace established concepts, but rather to open up reflection and discussion; if you have thoughts on this subject, leave a comment below or use a contact form.