the supernatural figure mounted on a white horse represents the great and holy light which goes before humanity, coming out of the walled garden and passing on to the journey home.

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“ Unlike insurance companies who value things monetarily, we must have a more abstract understanding of how we value things in our life. ”
According to The Pictorial Key to the Tarot by A.E. Waite, The Sun is described as the following:
The naked child mounted on a white horse and displaying a red standard has been mentioned already as the better symbolism connected with this card. It is the destiny of the Supernatural East and the great and holy light which goes before the endless procession of humanity, coming out from the walled garden of the sensitive life and passing on the journey home. The card signifies, therefore, the transit from the manifest light of this world, represented by the glorious sun of earth, to the light of the world to come, which goes before aspiration and is typified by the heart of a child.

But the last allusion is again the key to a different form or aspect of the symbolism. The sun is that of consciousness in the spirit – the direct as the antithesis of the reflected light. The characteristic type of humanity has become a little child therein–a child in the sense of simplicity and innocence in the sense of wisdom. In that simplicity, he bears the seal of Nature and of Art; in that innocence, he signifies the restored world. When the self-knowing spirit has dawned in the consciousness above the natural mind, that mind in its renewal leads forth the animal nature in a state of perfect conformity.
Your card today is the luminous Sun. The sun has a neutral face, but it is shining magnificently with a plethora of rays. Beneath it, sunflowers bloom happily and a naked baby is joyful on a horse. A large red flag waves in the wind.

It is clear to see that this card is connected to ideas of childlike innocence and joy. Note that this baby is “a child in the sense of simplicity and innocence in the sense of wisdom”. In this way, the infant might remind us of the expression about wisdom coming from the mouths of babes.
Today, the Sun card is reminding you of the wisdom of innocence and inviting you to become your own kind of “self-knowing spirit”. What can we learn from a child about how to understand ourselves and value our lives?
An infant experiencing the world for the first time is moving through life with a fresh perspective and an open mind. As the infant has experiences for the first time, they are able to approach things with a deep appreciation and joy. It doesn’t matter how big or how small these things may be on paper. For a child, anything can have value.

As we age, we tend to lose this simple appreciation for the little things in life. Let’s reflect on where you can find value today.
The Way Insurance Companies Value Our World
As adults, we tend to believe in the value we see on paper. Unlike an infant who might encounter a beetle and think they’ve found some magnificent tiny instance of life, we might see a beetle and ignore it or want to get rid of it because it has no value to us.
Consider insurance. Insurance companies will give you estimates about what it will cost for you to replace things you own or deal with health or legal issues that may arise. It may be strange for us to see a categorical number value assigned to these things.
We hope that our insurance will protect us, our possessions, and our well-being if we need it. But how much are the items in our home worth? How much is our health worth?
Insurance companies might say that replacing your photo album would only cost $15. But what if that photo album is full of images of your family and friends? What if those are the only photos you have of people you love?
The values do not match up. We know that our photo album is worth more than it looks like on paper. So let’s take this concept and apply it as we move through our day.
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Value Beyond the Appraisal
Today, think that you are the innocent infant on the horse, that the sun is shining, and that the world is full of possibilities. Then, try looking up. You can do this throughout your day, inside and outside. If you approach your world with the eyes of a child, you can notice things you haven’t notice before. You can find unexpected value where you would see none listed on paper.
Looking up inside your home may make you marvel at the architecture, consider the hands that went into building the places that shelter you and your loved ones, or remember the memories that were made under that ceiling. Looking up outside may show you a nesting bird, an unusually shaped cloud, or a picturesque fruit hanging from a tree.
Bring an innocent appreciation to your world to discover value that goes beyond anyone else’s appraisal.

The supernatural East comes out

light within us

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We have holy Light within us – most certainly we do.

And I deeply believe that we long to know – to have a direct experience – with Divine Light.

To me, the month of December, is a deeply mystical month,

associated with holy days, miracles, healings,

Divine intervention, abundant acts of love, and enchantment.

We are always transitioning into greater spheres of Divine Light. When we have an inspiration, we often make light-associated comments, such as, “The light went on”, or “It dawned on me”, or “I finally saw the light”. Mystics were often “blinded by Divine Light” until their ordinary eyesight adjusted to the illuminated apparition that stood before them.
Light is that element of clarity, for obvious reasons – but also for mystical ones. Light is the nature of the Divine and we are drawn to understand our inner Light surely as we need oxygen to live. I imagine that if we could truly see clearly, we would realize that we dwell in fields of light that are really the endless sacred consciousness of the Divine. We are never “out” of the Light of the Divine. We live it, breathe it, create with it, dwell in it. People who have near-death experiences all report encountering a tunnel of Light and then being surrounded by Light – the vibrational field of the sacred community. The soul easily sees that vibrational of Light so unrecognizable to our five senses. Yet, our inner senses – our soul senses – can perceive this Light and we can most definitely interpret the messages so often relayed to us by that realm. Often we receive these messages through dreams or sudden intuitive hits.
Though we are now entering the darkest and coldest time of the year (in the northern hemisphere), December is also the month the celebrates the return of the Light on the Solstice, December 21st. Hanukkah and Christmas are feasts of the power of holy Light entering into human life.

Caroline Myss

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