What Is Keeping You From Moving Forward?

moving forward card reading

If you come across this card reading with the 7 Energies Oracle by Colette Baron-Reid by coincidence, then know that there’s no coincidence. At least, that’s my opinion. If you’re interested in my view on finding things online or on your timeline, you can read about it here. You may have been looking for an answer on moving forward from a difficult situation. If so, this reading is for you.

The 7 Energies Oracle Deck is based on the 7 energies connected to the chakras. There are seven sets of cards with each group starting with the color red of the root chakra and ending with the color golden-white of the crown chakra. The idea is that when you align all seven energies, you can connect to your divine soul blueprint. Between you and who you are at origination, there can be certain blocks and restrictions that keep you from living your divine life. Working through those blocks and restrictions will create an increasingly better spiritual alignment.

The reading

When I started this reading, I didn’t have my card deck available, but I knew Colette Baron-Reid has an option on her website where you can draw single cards.

In comparison to other readers, I am super earthy, so I decided to draw a card and then repeat the same action by refreshing the screen. The only thing I decided upfront was that if I’d get the same card twice, I’d draw again. But that didn’t happen.

So I chose a question from Joanna’s list of really great questions and drew the cards. Life can be pretty simple when you remove the woo-woo from your reading. I trust that the Universe will provide us with the right questions, the proper layout, and the right cards when we need them. Doing readings for yourself is based on the same thing: trust.

The question I’m working on for you this week is “What is keeping you from moving forward?” and I believe that if you see this blog, it’s meant for you.

Spread and cards

  1. The Situation – Sacred Reverence (47)
  2. What’s keeping you – Beautiful Uncaging (14)
  3. A possible solution – Ears wide open (33)

The situation – Sacred Reverence (47)

Living a human life is the challenge we’re all in. This dimension can be slow and difficult. While we don’t choose the circumstances, we do choose to experience the feelings and limitations that come with it. Knowing who I really am, I see feelings of lack of power and difficulty to express myself authentically as a thread through my life. Somehow, the life I chose to “land” in seemed like a perfect opportunity to experience the opposite of who I really am.

Let’s suppose you’re in a situation in which you feel stuck. As humans, we want to escape our situation as soon as possible, but would that really serve us? Feeling that duality is what we’re here for because from far removed experience, we know how living our divinity can be. We can have all we are, but the situation we now live in shows us that there’s something to dig through to reach that divine feeling.

Even though it sounds peculiar, we’ve chosen to feel this duality. Knowing this, it may not serve us to flee the uncomfortable feelings. We can flee in apps on our phone, work, booze, or food (or whatever you use to ignore uncomfortable feelings). Still, in the end, we’re fulfilling our cause by experiencing this duality.

While I write this, I am aware that this may sound weird. Still, the more I look at this from a higher perspective, the more I feel this duality could be precisely what we’ve come to experience here. It is because we, deep down, also know that when we go home again, we can live our true selves again out of duality. Experiencing our current situation is, in fact, a beautifully concocted situation. Our project of coming here has succeeded. Let’s not try to escape the discomfort right away.

47 = 4 + 7 = 11 = spirituality, master number, “as above”, divinity.

But try to see yourself as a magical being again, like you were always. Looking at your situation from a higher perspective connects you to deep witnessing your higher purpose. Ask yourself: ‘What if the manifestation of my experience is perfect right now? What if this is exactly what I intended?’

Let’s try not to make the discomfort you’re in a masochistic pleasure, but just feel how it makes you feel instead of ignoring the fact that you wanted to experience this. Stop to smell the dung and try to pull your boots from the sucking mud. If it is hard, then that’s okay.

Stay in this experience for a while and really live it. Name the feeling and stay there. Don’t try to take action right away by setting new intentions right away – they will come in time.

It serves you to really feel the suckiness for a while. Suckiness is sacred. Feel in awe of what you’ve created. For me, really diving in powerlessness sucks big time. It makes me sad and angry, but I also notice how I have all kinds of coping mechanisms to stop me from feeling this horse shit. Going through it (with you) can be the perfect manifestation that, in time, brings us into a new and better experience. But to find what we truly want (and need), we first need to pull our boots from the smelly experience, which can be done with sacred reverence.

All this crap has a reason, and you’ll soon know how to change your life for the better and start manifesting opportunities to move forward.

moving forward PI

2. What’s keeping you – Beautiful Uncaging (14)

Not living up to your fullest potential can create a lot of guilty feelings. This is probably not something you’ll understand consciously because your fullest potential is often something people are not fully aware of. Not living up to what you really are creates a nagging feeling of not feeling fulfilled, but what they really seek is also not fully clear. The problem with this is that it all plays out on a more profound level. You can’t grab what it is that’s bothering you.

Many people hide their feelings of unease by drinking, eating, and smoking too much. It’s easier than diving into those feelings or talking to people and asking uncomfortable questions. But it is the only way to get out of the feeling of underperformance.

Guilt is a very complex emotion. It is a highly uncomfortable feeling, whether or not you know consciously what’s going on. And it can get you out of a self-destructive cycle, but it can also keep you there through self-sabotage. It can keep you circling in the same cycle, or it can become a force that is the starting point of walking away from what you’re feeling. Still, it can also become a check to stop the flight behavior because you realize that you’re not going anywhere with this hiding.

14 = 1 + 4 = 5 = curiosity, personal freedom, and adventure

But it is time to become brutally honest with yourself. What you’re doing is not helpful. But sometimes, the feeling is misplaced because it’s not your ‘fault’ that you’re responding this way. Sometimes you feel guilty for things other people do or have done. In that case, it is not your burden to carry.

And sometimes it is your responsibility to change your situation. That’s where honesty comes in. By taking responsibility for your current situation and forgiving yourself for what you’re doing, you can choose a new adventurous direction. All this is needed to respect yourself again and to move on.

moving forward card reading

3. A possible solution – Ears wide open (33)

I already mentioned with the last card that it’s time to become brutally honest. The solution these beautiful cards suggest is to open your ears and listen. There are many levels of listening.

First, you can listen to your distorted way of self-talk, which is often unhelpful to change your situation. It keeps you in the same cycle of destructive behavior. But you can also listen deeply to other people. If they don’t do this by themselves, encourage them to tell you how they feel.

This may be scary because opening your ears to their truth also means that you find out what they really feel about the situation. If things are said in love, then it’s okay. It means that you now know how they feel and keep their feelings in the game.

Make sure that you don’t overexplain in the hope that you’ll receive an acknowledgment. This comes from feeling misunderstood or not heard or seen. Overexplaining will not result in fulfilling that need, per sé.

While an explanation is excellent, it shouldn’t be done to pull the wool over the eyes so that they will feel sorry for how hard your life has been. Explain how you came to what you did or what happened and leave the opinion to them. You can’t force them to acknowledge you.

33 =3 + 3 = 6 = master number, honesty, compassion, courage, family, love, and responsibility

Stop hiding by doing as if you’re listening, but pretend to listen while you pay more attention to your phone, your ‘addictions,’ or letting words in one ear and out the other. Listen with full attention and make a heart connection.

The third level of listening is listening to your Higher Self, where you let yourself be guided to do the right thing. Your Higher Self knows exactly what is best for you. The voice inside will soothe you when you’re sad and encourage you when you’re ready to take new steps. Sometimes all you need is knowing that you can do it. But it all starts with allowing information in.

Listen, really listen to what is being said. If you notice that it triggers you, then refrain from commenting but listen some more. Ask the other to elaborate on specific triggering terms. Before you notice, there will be a deep connection – precisely what you craved. It’s what I’ve noticed myself. It is super scary shizz but so valuable.


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