“Many are the strange chances of the world,’ said Mithrandir, ‘and help oft shall come from the hands of the weak when the Wise falter.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion
The Wizard’s Reflection
The Helping Hand
The development of wisdom leads to an ever-deepening realization that life is in alliance with us. It will take many forms, from the seemingly random to the overwhelmingly synchronous. A simple clue to our path that falls in our lap, a sudden meeting with someone who offers a key to one of our immanent challenges, an opening door of opportunity that arises out of the blue, giving us direction and momentum that was lacking the moment before.
The ally can be even subtler as well, as it can act through our own body-mind. We catch ourselves in an unlikely way before we fall. We speak with uncommon confidence or knowledge that enlightens our interactions more than we could have if we were trying to. As we seek to remedy a mistake, things become better than if the error had not been made. The helping hand may take any form and it will appear to the degree we allow it.
Suggested Divination Meanings
How is life talking to me now and how is it guiding me?
How can I cultivate a sublte awareness of opportunities as they arise?
How can I let go and let life flow through me?
What role does chance play in my life?
What is my relationship with grace?
Am I making myself available for magic?
How can I adjust my description of life to better make use of my gifts?
Am I allowing the small, quiet and hidden to inform me as much as the large, loud and obvious?
What can I do to stire up opportunity?
What clue from life is being shown to me right now which I have not listened to yet?