When I connect to this card, the words that come to my brain immediately are persistence and allowing. I easily settle into a hypnotic rhythm that feels like waves moving through me. I imagine allowing the currents to move within me and around me– becoming one with the ebb and flow.
There is a driving force in me that has been there as long as my conscious memory has, that tells me to put my head down and work as hard as I possibly can to move forward, and it is slowly beginning to shift. I am attempting to unfold my fingers from the death-like grip they’ve had on this idea for my lifetime. I carry it from my father, who carried it from his. And I’m sure it goes back generation upon generation. The idea of “hard work” being the only way to achieve… The narrow concept of what hard work actually is…
This Seahorse, this King of Shells affirms for me that it’s okay to to ride the current. Allowing is its own hard work. Trusting that my intuition brings me concrete and tangible value is the hardest work I’ve ever done. But it gets easier each day. I realize that I use my energy much more efficiently when I’m not fighting the tide but moving with it, and allowing it to move me forward.
“I am one with the force and the force is with me.” –Chirrut Imwe, Star Wars: Rogue One