I was heading out for brunch with my parents and as I was driving down the highway, I thought about whether or not to post a reading today. This card appeared in my mind’s eye, so I decided to see what it had to tell us.
This Octopus card comes from Susie Green’s “Animal Messages” deck.
It says “Travel across Earth and over sea to securely embrace your dream.”
When I look at the card, multitasking immediately comes to mind. When we wish to manifest something in our lives, there is always work to be done. Clear out the clutter, organize our thoughts, create lists, prioritize tasks, take classes, release negative thought patterns, put ourselves in situations where we can make the appropriate contacts. It may seem as though our hands are full, both figuratively and literally.
Susie Green writes, “Octopus does not wait for fate to deliver her dinner of crab, employing whatever strategy necessary for his capture, even abandoning water for earth’s air. She councils that you, too follow your dream. If your partner has left for a faraway land, join them; if a new exciting possibility calls from distant climes, embrace it as firmly as Octopus does crab. If others obstruct you, like Octopus eclipse your actions in an inky cloak until your dream is securely in your grasp.”
Even the Octopus has limits. It only has 8 arms. Some even lose a limb or two along the way. But they carry on because they have no choice, if they are to achieve their goal. You must also recognize that, no matter how amazing you are at multitasking, there will be certain things you need to let go of in order to bring closer that which will help you attain your goal and realize your dreams.
Keep pure your highest ideal. Let nothing stop you, nor turn you aside.
I don’t know who wrote this but I read it over 20 years ago and it’s the best advice anyone can offer you. There will be what I call “Dream Squishers” out there that seem to enjoy seeking out people’s dreams only to try and snuff them out with an inappropriate (or sometimes cruel) comment. They will go so far as to LIE to you in order to steer you away from what you really want because they’re too afraid to dream. If you have a Dream Squisher in your life, you don’t have to sever ties (although that is an option) but my advice is to keep your dreams to yourself. Definitely express them among like-minded people who can help you get where your going, but if you encounter one of these human hobgoblins, steer clear and keep your thoughts to yourself. When all else fails, smile and nod, then change the subject.
What do you see when you look at the Octopus? What messages does she have for you? Feel free to share, if you’re comfortable doing so. Remember, there is no “right” or “wrong”, so have fun with it!