Two nights ago I had a dream that I was skating on ice at nighttime. I was warmly dressed. I was trying to escape, but didn’t know what I was escaping from. The skating seemed to go on forever. It was exhausting. When I awoke, I felt like my heart should have been beating fast, but it was normal. I’ve thought about the dream for a couple of days but couldn’t decide what its meaning was.

Today at noontime I decided to consult my Mana Cards rather than the traditional Rider-Waite Tarot. Lately I have felt a strong connection with the Mana Cards. According to Mana Cards: The Power of Hawaiian Wisdom, by Catherine Kalama Becker, Ph.D. and Doya Nardin, Mana is the spiritual power that flows through the universe. In the Introduction, page 1, they state “The cards help you explore your spiritual path or relationships, clarify goals, and manifest dreams.” I decided to use the Kukui Draw spread; only one card is drawn. The Kukui is a tree nut that symbolizes enlightenment.

Before I perform a spread, I always say a prayer asking God for assistance, for my spiritual benefit, and for the good of all concerned. Then I shuffle the cards together three times, cut the deck into four piles and reassemble it. In this case I only picked the top card of the reformed pile. The card was #32, Haumea, referring to the concept of sustenance. Haumea is the Hawaiian version of Mother Earth; the pregnant Mother of Creation.

Since I’m still new to the Mana cards, I referred to the book for the proper meaning. The book referred to needing a source of support. One of the words it used was enduranceremember my dream, skating on and on … exhausting. The book went on to explain that I need to re-connect with Mother Earth to claim my inheritance; my needs would be provided for. Mother Earth will help me find a way to restore my connection to Earth’s abundance.

So now it’s up to me to pay attention to my feelings and any natural signs. In the meantime, I will meditate on my connection with Mother Earth. Let’s all be patient but confident that I will get an answer. I’ll let you know what happens. Amama Ua Noa!

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