Ancestral Healing (Part 7) Introspection

The seven of Stones pulls us back into a state of introspection. We stepped onto the path of Wisdom, found harmony with our ancestral inheritance, created a purposeful life, struggled with greed, loss, and found balance in generosity. And now we may feel a bit weary, even disillusioned or filled with compassion fatigue. It seems all we do (and it is so much!) is the smallest ripple in the largest sea. We plant seeds, watch them grow, and wait for the harvest, but fear the harvest will never come. And even when it does, it will only feed so many mouths. And so we must remember our original partners in the Creative process is the Holy. And, at this realization, we return it back to the All. Perhaps you have earned advanced degrees, built businesses, fed the poor, written novels, healed the sick. None of these things are possible without the cooperation of the Universe. And so, when we are weary of holding the weight of the world on our shoulders, we must remember nothing we created belongs to us. It returns, just as we will, to the All. And so, with the seven of Stones, we relinquish that which we’ve created, and turn our hearts to the mysteries.

It is now that we assess the spiritual indications of all we’ve accomplished in the worldly realms. It is not just how we’ve affected others by our work but how we have been affected by the Light we send into the realms that matters. For every outward action we have made there has been an inner reaction. And so with the seven of Stones we go deep, meditate, speak to the Ancestors, and reconnect to their choir of voices.

1. Assess your life thus far. How has your schooling, work, and actions in the world, affected you? Have you experienced change and growth from your active pursuits? How have you developed toward actualization through your worldly pursuits?

  1. Do you feel like your work has reflected your ethics? When have you met resistance between your ethics and your work? Has it prompted you to make changes? How do you reconcile them?

  2. Do your inner and outer worlds mirror each other? Do you feel congruent between what you say and what you do? Do you “practice what you preach?” Do you feel in alignment with the Holy, in whatever way you experience it?

  3. How have you been taught patience and introspection in your life? Is it an easy lesson for you?

  4. What does it mean to “give it back to the All?” Have you been propelled to do this in your life before? Consider the catchphrase “Let go and let God.” What does that mean to you?

When the seven of Stones appears it’s time for a “time out” to go within, reassess, explore the deeper spiritual implications of your life, and focus on the Higher purpose of all you do. While you may feel like giving it all up, now is not the time. Patience, meditation, aloneness, and seeing through the Soul’s eyes will bring new and broader perspective.