Adventure

Salmon Medicine Card

I love drawing an oracle card daily. One day I’ll have my own deck designed for personal use....but for now I have 2 decks that I use more than others; Medicine Cards is one deck and the other deck is the Archangel Cards.

I’ve been using the Archangel cards more recently, but for some reason I went for the Medicine cards a couple of days ago and drew a card that has been sticking with me. I don’t think I’ve ever drawn it before and some of the things that it’s about have been sticking with me. So, I’m going to put it here and see if anything jumps out as something that I should be looking at more closely.

49-Salmon

#49 Salmon -

“Salmon is the sacred keeper of wisdom and inner knowing who, despite strong river currents, will always return to the place of its creation. Its determination is driven by the wisdom of instinct and inner knowing, which yields a sense of purpose that cannot be thwarted by external forces. Coming full circle, Salmon medicine people finish what they begin, bringing life’s events and cycles to closure.

Salmon medicine honors every encounter in life as a gathering of wisdom. It teaches that even when the flow of life seems to push you back, you can tap the hidden resources of your human spirit and personal inner knowing. The journey may not be an easy one, and the currents of public opinion may not be in your favor, but you can choose to honor the wisdom you carry and instinctually do what is right.

If Salmon swam into your cards today, it may be telling you to trust your gut feeling and inner knowing at this time. Avoid the influence of those who may have hidden agendas or who manipulate events for their personal gain. Do you need to reflect on the personal experiences that will help you decide whether the tide is ebbing, or flowing in a direction that benefits your forward movement and growth? Go back to the beginning and retrace your path to this point. The wisdom is inside you, and when honoring it, you will not go wrong.

The silver of Salmon’s skin reflects many lessons. To reclaim your inner knowing, you must see the opportunity in all situations, and know that wisdom is earned through both life’s easy and difficult experiences. Be willing to listen to others, as well as to the small, still voice within. Behave in a manner that honors your path. The proper use of inner knowing comes when you flow with your authentic feelings, embracing all the experiences you encounter in life as learning lessons rather than hardships. Salmon teaches you to see every bend in the river as a new adventure, with a lesson you need to learn in order to grow. That knowledge becomes authentic wisdom through applying these truths to your life. “


So, there are two things that pop out at me with this reading:

1) Avoid the influence of others who may have hidden agendas or who manipulate events for their personal gain.

2) Behave in a manner that honors your path. The proper use of inner knowing comes when you flow with your authentic feelings, embracing all the experiences you encounter in life as learning lessons rather than hardships. Salmon teaches you to see every bend in the river as a new adventure, with a lesson you need to learn in order to grow.

I’m already aware of the first one. I can see what is going on currently with a couple of people that I interact with. Changes in my life are causing a little stir and I’m seeing the changes and pushes and pulls that are happening, whether they realize they are doing it or not. But, I’m very aware of it. I’m not judging, but keeping my eyes open.

As for #2, ‘behaving in a manner that honors my path’....as long as i keep this in mind, things are much easier for me. I’ve made choices on how I want to live my life. With honor, faith, trust and transparency. All of these are very important to me and will serve me in everything I do.

Everything is an adventure. How exciting? I’d love to put an exclamation point aver that, but sometimes adventure can be very scary.


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