“There is no such thing as a problem without a gift for you in its hands.” Richard Bach
“We cannot solve problems at the level on which they were created.” Albert Einstein
Today I was listening to a podcast in which a neuroscientist discussed his personal and professional experiences with meditation and mystical awareness. He said his studies found there’s a certain group of people who sit down for the first time and listen to a how-to- meditate download and after trying it, realize that what they thought was the problem was not the problem.
What he meant by this is that often when people encounter obstacles, they frame them in a certain way that may not be entirely accurate, making the solution harder to access. This is applies to both problems that occur in the present or ones that are long standing.
This kind of realization – that the problem is not the problem – comes from the expansion of consciousness- a broadening and deepening of the realm of thought and perception. This upcoming week as Mercury forms a dynamic aspect to Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto, this kind of experience is supported and it is a good time to expand your lens of perception.
Tarot and astrology readings can offer illuminating perceptions and solutions in this realm as well. It is surprising to me in my work doing readings how innovative solutions often arise from the symbols – altering the perception of the problem and redefining the journey forward.
One of the Sabian symbols for this transit is, “A child giving birds a drink at a fountain.”