ladyofthemoor (ladyofthemoor) wrote,

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Shrove Tuesday

On this Shrove Tuesday, the day before Lent starts, I have picked a card alongside a poem. 

The Desert Waits (an invitation to Lent)

The desert waits,
ready for those who come,
who come obiedient to the Spirit’s leading;
or who are driven,
because they will not come any other way.

The desert always waits,
ready to let us know who we are –
the place of self- discovery.
and whilst we fear, and rightly,
the loneliness and emptiness and harshness,
we forget the angels
whom we cannot see for our blindness,
but who come when God decides
that we need their help;
when we are ready
for what they can give us.

Ruth Burgess (From Eggs and Ashes, Wild Goose Publications)

The subject for my card is: “When the angels come to help me”. I have pulled Art (Temperance) from the Voyager Tarot. 


The angels come to my aid when I need to find a new way in life. They also come when I need to let go of old, wore out structure. They come when I feel imprisoned in my responsibilities and help me to find ways to ease up, make things lighter. They help me see things in a new light, each day again.     
Tags: lent 2008, temperance, voyager tarot

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