Nine of Coins / Pentacles — Spiritual Message of the Day
This card advises us to live in harmony with nature and the world around us, and it also reminds us that our actions do more than affect the world around us; they also define who we are. So when we strive to create a better world, we also improve ourselves, and through our efforts to improve ourselves, we create a better world as well. The two efforts are intertwined and synergistic.
Similarly, there is a magical interconnection between us and the world we live in, but most people don’t realize that. Consequently, they don’t see any problem with living in disharmony with the world. Even if they discover material gain that way, they create disharmony within themselves as well as within the world. But if we understand our innate Oneness with everything, acting in harmony with the world comes naturally. As Alan Watts said in The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are, “… there is no separate ‘you’ to get something out of [life], as if [it] were a bank to be robbed.”
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