The meadow in this card invites us in with its beauty and openness.
The flowers have arranged themselves in a poetic design orchestrated by Nature, and the lush rolling fields urge us to relax and stay for a while.
Yet for some, the idea of being in such an open space is terrifying and in an expansive meadow like this, we may feel exposed and defenseless, lacking the perceived safety of an enclosed area.
Fpr others, walking through a meadow can be an exquisitely satisfying experience.
We can feel comfortable in the openness and visibility, enjoying the 360-degress view with nothing but the sky above.
Yes, we may still feel vulnerable, but with a twist.
This is vulnerability built on the foundation of trust rather than fear — the capacity to trust our own instincts to tell us of there are any potential threats we must repsond to.
By relying on this instinctual knowing, we can relax and enjoy yhr beauty that surround us.
You are in a place now where you can take risks with your feelings, and even more important, take risks with the truth of who you are — the truth you know in your heart and soul.
You no longer need to be subjected to your conditioned fears of letting others know who you really are.
Yes, others may judge, evaluate, criticize, and perhaps even put you down.
These are very real possibilities.
Yet by trusting that you have the strength to deal with these reactions — rather than responding adaptively and always playing it safe — you can more confidently allow yourself to be vulnerable.
Always holding back from expressing your truth can create an illusion of safety, but armed with your trust and your faith, you can choose to be vulnerable and share your authentic self with the world.