Spirit Message of the Day – Open To Enlightenment

ELDER STAFF
“When this card appears, it indicates that you have reached a position in which you can offer guidance or direction to others. It can also indicate a need to move on in some matter, in order to serve a greater community or worthy cause. It is time to be a Teacher, Emissary, or Director.”

TEACHING
“In ancient times, trees were worshipped or venerated. Among some tribes it was believed thElderStaff Mickie Muellerat trees were the dwelling place of a god or goddess. This is one reason why sacred groves were established. A branch was taken from the tree and carried by the priestess or priest as a sign of his or her connection with the deity of the grove. Traditionally, the branch measured the height of the person plus the length from the elbow to the end of the middle finger. The height represented personal rapport with the deity of the grove. The bend of the arm, and therefore its extension outward, symbolized that the elder was to reach out to those whom he or she encountered. Together these were the full measure of the elder. With staff in hand, the priestess or priest went out to the people as an emissary of their deity.”

“The card depicts a robed figure carrying a staff, which symbolizes his or her connection to the deity of the sacred grove. The full moon, an ancient symbol of the mystery tradition, shines in tMerlinhe night sky as it sheds light upon the path. This represents the inner mystery that light is at home in the darkness, and that enlightenment is found passing through the night.”

THE SHADOW’S EDGE
“The Elder Staff informs us that the path we walk takes us through worlds not known by the average person in life. The light of the moon and stars guides the soul in different ways that does the light of the sun. The subtlety of their emanations is alluring, and their seeming aloofness drawn us on to vistas of worlds unknown. The message of this card is to live and walk the chosen path with lasting devotion.”

Today’s message is from The Seeker’s Guide to the Hidden Path by Raven Grimassi and Stephanie Taylor with art by Mickie Mueller.

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