Good Morning and welcome to the start of another week. For our Monday Message to get us started, I sought the wisdom of the animal kingdom once again…and they have not failed us. The message this morning is an important one, which I will write more about tomorrow, but for today, I dip into the deck of “Medicine Cards ~ The Discovery of Power Through The Ways of Animals” by Jamie Sams and David Carson and the one that comes to hand is:
Armadillo ~ Boundaries, Respect Your Sacred Space
Message (paraphrased): “Armadillo wears its armor on its back, its medicine is part of its body. Its boundaries of safety are a part of its total being. Armadillo can roll into a ball and never be penetrated by enemies.
What a gift to set your boundaries so that harmful words or intentions just roll off. Your lesson is in setting up what you are willing to experience. If you do not wish to experience feeling invaded, just call on Armadillo medicine.
If Armadillo medicine has waddled into the cards chosen today, it is time to define your space. You may have been too willing to allow others to define your space, to say yes when you want to say no, or to allow what others say to impact you too much. It is time to ask yourself if you are honoring your own time, space, and feelings.
Setting up Boundaries is necessary. It is your perimeter of what you will and won’t do; what makes you feel uncomfortable and what is comforting to you. How you react in any circumstance has to do with your ability to be objective. You cannot be objective if you cannot tell where another person’s personality (or a circumstance) stops and where yours begins. If you have no Boundaries, you are like a sponge, soaking up all of the energy, thoughts, and feelings of others. It can make you confused about your own true feelings.
Ask yourself if all that you are feeling and experiencing is really yours. Then allow Armadillo’s armor to slice in-between, giving you back your sense of Self.”
from The Desk of MarDrag:
This message from Armadillo is so profound and timely today. The topic of Boundaries is an important one, and one I have been meaning to write about. I will write more about it tomorrow, but for today, let us take the advice Armadillo gives us and focus on setting our Boundaries around our Sacred Space.
Our Sacred Space is that space we occupy, defined as we choose in this life. It is our right to protect that space and to have it be exactly as we want it to be…because within that space is where we find our power, comfort, and peace. When that space is invaded by other peoples energy, words, or actions (or that of the world in general), then we can feel put upon and overwhelmed and depressed, and rightly so.
This is why it is so important to draw our Boundary around our Sacred Space and protect it, and ourselves, from that which we choose not to experience. In other words, if someone is saying something to us and it is not what we experience or believe, we have a right to keep that outside our Boundary; to hear it and understand it, but to allow it to roll off the armor of our Boundary and not touch us. We do not have to take on everything everyone hurls at us…including the chaos of world issues.
We are going through tough times. In order to survive them and thrive within them and then change them, we need to remember to protect ourselves…to gather our Boundaries around us and not allow this dastardly energy swirling around to get to us and discourage us. Armadillo tells us to draw the magic of the Light of our Boundaries around us and let this negativity roll off so that we can remain steadfast in our efforts to shine that Light within and not let anyone tell us or convince us that we cannot experience a change for the better in the world…and in our own worlds.
We choose our experiences…and we have the right to choose what we allow into our Sacred Space. It is not that we shut the world out, but that we determine what that world is made of. And that effort begins within our own individual worlds.
So, let us look at our worlds today and let US be the source of what defines the nature of those worlds, and then let us be as Armadillo and set our Boundaries and protect those worlds…which will then Link By The Light of Our Souls…and makes such a difference in our daily life.
(Tomorrow’s blog will be about how to draw those Boundaries and maintain them).