This card runs deep and wide. There is so much to see and be in this vision of wholeness, completeness and freedom. There is a sense in this image of lack of limitation, that change is inevitable and cycles are part of it.
The World is a symbol of inner wholeness and allows us a chance to connect deeply into the knowing of Mother Earth, so that whatever we deeply desire will be in alignment with her, and the highest good. Wholeness means allowing what is, and being in the flow with life and the Divine.
As the Final card in the Major Arcana, I see the World as a sign that our inner work is working! That parts of ourself are finally coming home, that our awareness of our shadow sides and our negative thought forms is generating a powerful vortex within us! Our true natures are emerging on all levels of our being – physical, spiritual, emotional and intellectual. This is a card that says YES to your growth, awareness and learning, and that you are moving to new levels of consciousness.
The symbolism in this card offers a lot of options for interpretation. The outer rings of the circle could be like a celestial keyboard – emitting sacred sounds that awaken our senses and heighten our awareness.
The layer inside of that one reminds me of a Torus – a shape in sacred geometry that mirrors the shape of the earth, the universe, and the human heart. The torus is said to be the result of vortexes forming, that it is what enables vortexes to form. (http://www.magic-point.org/torus/) and (http://www.magic-point.org/terra-the-torus/) The Torus is a symbol used to help us ground into the energy and power of the Earth. Grounding into the energy of the earth brings a feeling of peace and stability.
I see the flowers toward the inside of the wheel to represent innocence and life and transience and beauty. It is only with the openness of our hearts that we can become whole and release the struggles from the previous.
The world implies a mind state that is open to possibilities – there is no more fear! Only curiosity based in self love. The world says – align with me and we can be totally fulfilled no matter what external circumstances may present themselves
Thanks to Rob Brezsny for todays title. Check out this video of him “preaching” and buy his book, Pronoia is the Antidote to Paranoia.