“When you enter the garden of the heart, you become fragrant like the rose.#22. The Lion and the Deer
When you fly toward Heaven, you become graceful like the angel.
If you get burned like oil, you become brilliant.
When you become thin like hair in yearning, your joy leads the way.
You’ll be the kingdom and the king.
You’ll be paradise and the guardian angel.
You’ll be infidelity, and you’ll be faith.
You’ll be the lion, and you’ll be the deer.”
This piece reminds me of the duality of ourselves. How we can be capable of such great things, how we can light the way for ourselves and others, how we can be such loving beings. And then there are those moments in life where we are humbled, where we have lessons to learn. We often come to appreciate the highs in our life because we certainly know what the lows can be.
Two Sides of the Same Coin
While pondering on our dualistic nature, I thought about the symbolic reference of Gemini, the twins, and how they represent two halves of a whole. They can often be high energy but prone to laziness, conscious of the future but stuck on the past, social but also a bit distant, friendly and sometimes moody. They represent the duality within us.
Though we often discuss shadow work during Scorpio season, I’ve found that during this particular Gemini season, which granted us an Eclipse portal, I have been faced with things in my shadow that I still haven’t fully worked through; there seems to always be a part of myself that is in conflict. But life is an ongoing journey for self-improvement — the shadow work never stops.
I appreciate this message in the Rumi card because it reminds us to consider that everything is about a matter of perspective. We can also choose to be the greatness.
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