Definition: Any empty space in or between things; a ceremony accompanying the start of some enterprise; becoming open, or being made open; an opportunity; a vacant or unobstructed space; the first of a series of actions.
When we experience an opening in our life it is as if a door has opened up and an opportunity presents itself that was not there previously. Sometimes these openings come into our lives when we are not even looking or aware that we need a change; but suddenly we experience a relief, a shift, or a release. This shift takes us out of our normal routine and our usual way of seeing, and prompts us to take notice. It can be as dramatic as the sun peeking through the clouds on an overcast day, or perhaps more subtle as a gentle shift of feelings through music.
Opening may be experienced as a new perspective, interest, or even making a connection with someone that proves later to be an important one. In order to experience it, it is important to remain open to possibility, not be so quick to judge circumstances; to don an attitude of observation, and allow new information to come to light.
When you pull this card you may notice opportunities that were not there before, a solution or a way out of a dilemma is found. Sometimes you can take actions that create openings in your life. Such things as: clearing your space, your calendar, or simply bookmarking “open” time. Perhaps you are embarking on a new venture and would benefit from the ritual of an opening ceremony? Whatever you do to welcome the space for this new energy, holding a nonjudgmental and observational stance will allow you to move into more “apertures of possibility”.
Here are some questions that may be helpful to ask yourself. Is my judging mind or critical stance preventing me from noticing possibilities? How can I stay present to the moment and notice alternate solutions? How can I find an opening in each moment of my life? Are there actions I can take that facilitate and welcome something new?
© 2011 Leslie Helen Bambic Ciechanowski
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