SoulCollage® Sunday: Lanterns

Posted by on Dec 2, 2012 in SoulCollage | 2 comments

SoulCollage® Sunday: Lanterns

This is one of my favorite cards, and also one that’s a real mystery to me. I have several cards that don’t seem to have one fixed reading, and I find them the most fascinating of my deck (and also the most perplexing!). I’d never heard of the lantern festival in Thailand, where your worries and cares are lifted away from you into the sky, but ever since I saw this photo, I’ve been captivated by the idea and I hope to get there, or to something very similar, some day.

Who are you?


I am the one who rises. I am the one who holds the key. I am the one who takes your worries and lifts them from you. I am the one who reminds you that your worries are lighter than air, if only you’ll let them go. I am the one who helps you watch them float away.

What do you want/need from me?

I want you to lighten up! I want you to see through the dark and know that there is always a light on the other side. I need you to understand how much you hang on to your pain and sorrow needlessly. I want you to know that the dark only lasts as long as you hold on to it. You can always create light even if that light is small in the black night, and even that small light can lift you back up to where you need to be.

What do you have to give me?

I give you a chance to take a deep breath and stop the anxious chatter in your head. I give you serenity. I remind you that the things you think are not you, and are not the only way to see your life.

Is there anything else you want to say to me today?

Look up. Even when things seem to be their worst, there is always a light. You always have a choice. And if you look around you, too, you’ll see that you’re not alone. Everyone has worries; everyone has dark moments and doubts. They’re part of being human and part of your quest is to learn to keep them from dragging you down. All of life is beautiful, even the dark, if you’ll only be willing to look for it.


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  1. Thank you for such a beautiful reminder to be light in my life. The day to day sometimes turns into pushing or lots of that anxious chatter. I am always so delighted to be reminded that life is here to be enjoyed, cherished, fun, loving and most of all “light”!

    • Debbie, you are so welcome! I’m glad the card and the reading spoke to you. It’s so easy to forget that life is fun, isn’t it? I think that’s why the lantern image appealed to me so much in the first place–it’s so refreshing to think of all those weights on us being lifted in such a beautiful way!

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