The Oscan Oracle: from the Ancient Janarra of the Moon is a book and oracle deck made up of the letters of the Oscan Alphabet. Rauri and I are sharing some of the letters/cards in the deck in this and the previous posts to give an idea of what you may find there. This week we share The Gold Standard because it seems the perfect letter to engage as we enter the new year. Read more about the Oscan Oracle here.
The Gold Standard
Are you being true to what you value above all else? What do you value as much as gold? What is your “gold standard”?
Finding and understanding our personal gold standard helps us recognize what is motivating us at a deep unconscious level. If we are denying our gold standard, we may be feeling unhappy, despairing, or confused.
When The Gold Standard comes to you, you are being asked to better understand your personal gold standard.
Defining Your Gold Standard—Make Your Personal Gold Standard List
- Begin by writing out what activities you are engaged in work-wise and with your personal habits and relationships. Now ask yourself why you are engaged in these activities. What is motivating these engagements?
- Next to that list write out what you want to be doing that you are not. Then write out why you are not doing those things. What is motivating and/or prohibiting these dreams and wishes?
- Compare the two lists. Are these two lists aligned? Are there changes you want to make to bring them to balance? Are you learning something new about your motivations and what you value? Are they truly your own?
- Write some positive statements for yourself: I am engaged in this activity because I value________. I wish to make some changes around this activity because I value _______.Let yourself meditate on this. Values can change and evolve through time. It will not remain a static list.
The universe offered humans gold and we turned it into a finite, quantifiable resource with monetary value. What do you value as much as gold that perhaps has no monetary value? Do you hold it to the same esteem as gold in your mind? If not, how can you transform this for yourself? How can you honor your own gold standard? Transform your values into gold.
How can we value ourselves as gold and honor our own gold standard? This is crucial work to do to live our lives according to our core values and remain in true alignment with ourselves. But we have to know what those core values are. Even when we think we are clear about our values, it is a good practice to examine what we are doing and our motivations for what we are doing from time to time to make sure cultural pressures and values have not implanted themselves within, disguising themselves as our gold standard.
False values can lead us in the wrong direction in life, taking us away from our true gold standard. Our true gold standard may have nothing to do with what we are taught to value or what has value in our culture or society.