The Queen of Passage

Written by Briana Cavanaugh

February 18, 2014

Recently there’s been a lot of change in my work and in my life – all manner of things. People passing through the veil, people being born, new programs, conferences and connections, as well as diving in to my own personal growth. And by recently I mean for about 3 months now.

So as I am wont to do, I did a card reading for myself when I realized that I was feeling lost. (I tend to use the Heart of Faerie Oracle by Brian and Wendy Froud, yes of Labrynth and Dark Crystal fame. I highly recommend that deck if you’re wanting to focus your life on love.) And both of the last two readings I got the Queen of Passage. The basic message of the Queen of Passage is surrender, transition, and trust.

I know, everyone’s favorite. Surrender is an idea that I – like many people – have a complicated relationship with. When I’m moving forward, the idea of surrender seems like it might completely derail me and is certainly confronting. I mean my will is strong, my focus powerful, and I can actually push many things out of the way with brute force or at least cunning.

When I’m deeply connecting into myself and the eternal, being in that serenely grounded place with no pushing or pulling, I can just listen to that still small voice inside me and I am at peace. In that place, surrender isn’t something to strive for it’s something I am.

Both of those things are true for me in my business as well as my personal life. And one of my challenges is to moderate those highs and lows to create clear, consistent results.

Trust and surrender might as well be the same word in some ways. You cannot surrender without trust and trust is a form of surrender. I don’t know about you, but in transition, in that in between phase where I am not one thing or another, trust is the hardest thing to do.

Transition means that the sands are shifting and changing, there is no solid ground to stand on. How do I trust when I don’t know what I’m trusting? It brings to mind the image of the Fool from the Rider-Waite deck: happy as a clam, stepping of a cliff into the unknown. Possibly stupidly. Possibly without someone or something to catch you. Or maybe it will all be fine.

For me the big unknown has been about my “opt in page” – about how to be in conversation with people about what I’m offering in a way that inspires clarity and action. And that will draw people to my work even if I’m not standing there talking to them. I think of really good opt in pages as a form of high magic.

It’s is how I can make a bigger impact and help more people heal their relationship with money and really live in alignment with their values. It’s how I get my magic out into the world and draw my people to me even without meeting them.

My resistance has been around things like not wanting to be too sales-y and wanting to make sure that people really receive huge value from the work I create. I don’t want to be another internet marketer poking you to “Buy All The Things!” In fact just the opposite, I want to be a voice of reason helping you to use your powers of discernment and self care for good.

I’m able to tell you now because I have a lot more clarity thanks to working with the Queen of Passage. In the next week or so, you’ll be able to see my magic happening on a new webpage and be able to engage with me a new way that meets my criteria and is really focused on supporting my people.

I’m really excited about it! And I hope that you’ll join me.

But back to the Queen of Passage. I notice that there is transition happening all over the place right now and I want to invite you into your own conversation with surrender, trust and – if it’s there for you – transition.

What tools do you use to step into surrender and trust? I’d love it if you’d share with me by either commenting below or send me a quick email if you prefer to share with me privately.

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