Lightning strikes the tower. The crown topples midst the fiery destruction. Two people jump from the burning building to escape peril. One has eyes faced forward, the other is looking up. Where will you look for succor when your world falls apart? Will you seek the earth or heaven? The universe deals us challenges for our growth and expansion. Sometimes these challenges are not so subtle. If you have been dealt a blow in your health, your relationships, your job, your spirits, reframe your fear and despair into one of gratitude so you can capture the lesson and the new knowledge for moving past your present predicament…forward into the light.
The mind is a terrible thing to waste…on worries, conundrums, fears, anxieties, thoughts that you can’t control. Or maybe you can control them by refusing to allow them to take over your life. We see a woman waking up from a bad dream (her hands cradle her forehead) and nine swords fly through the dark night above her head. However, in this upside down image of reversal, the swords are on the bottom and the brightly colored flowers of the coverlet on the bed appear up top. The buddha’s lips seem to blow life into these flowers as if to say, “Focus your mind on the beautiful uplifting creations of the universe rather than the dark stratagems elicited from fear and worry. “Don’t worry, be happy.” You are leaving the entrapment of negativity.