The element of water presented itself again this morning, this time in the form of the Page of Cups. The Page of Cups can often speak of love, and in my case this morning he spoke of self love. Self love - acceptance of self, an embracing of self, a sense of ones one intrinsic worth. Self love flowing from a place of self forgiveness, of no longer playing the 'rejection' game but of welcoming, embracing and celebrating who one is - and ones right to be.
The Page of Cups also talks of deep magick, magick that flows from the inner relationship, the inner connection, magick that brings one closer to the Divine, to the Creatrix, to Her and her Consort. Magick that reveals the connection of all things, the interconnectedness and co-dependency of all things. Magick, not of 'getting' but of 'being', Magick that reveals mystery's and secret knowledge. Magick that reveals ones True Self, beyond the labels, beyond the adaptations, the environmental, social, emotional and psychological pressures.
The Page talks of the movement of water, often quick, swift, rushing, darting. Spiritual dexterity. The Otter that appears on this card, often associated with wisdom, reinforces the wisdom of water, that deep, true wisdom, wisdom of self, of time and of place. Knowledge from stillness that requires action. As the gift is given so the action follows - 'being', as vital as it is, requires a 'doing' as an end result. A moving on, a moving in, a moving with. A sense of knowing my own emotions, but also of knowing what are not my emotions, and where to place them, and the cleansing that comes from that.
The Page, in talking about deep magick, also talks of spiritual reality. Not the dogma, not the new Pagan Book Of Prayer, not spells from a recipe book, but spiritual reality written on the heart and soul, burned there by spiritual fire, leaving an indelible mark. A living spiritual reality that exists beyond the dictates of others, that rises above any liturgy, lexicon, rules or regulations into powerful experience.
She changes everything She touches, and everything She touches, changes. This movement is part of the continual cycle, and I need to move with it.