The Ring, an ornate or simple circle of precious metal without beginning or end. Perhaps this “timeless” combination of material and shape is why it has long symbolized oaths, devotion and duty.
A Ring is a tangible reminder of a promise worn on the body — such as a “hand given in marriage.”
It is a visible representation of a link or connection between two people, or of a person to his or her ideal. The Ring, then, stands as the physical embodiment of an oath and a sign that one will uphold one’s promise without end.
But there is another aspect of the Ring to consider.
For centuries Rings were worn by the nobility, not so much as a visible display of their wealth but rather as a visible symbol of power and prestige. This gave rise to the traditional gesture of “kissing the ring” as a sign of submission, reverence and respect.
All of which underscores its fundamental symbolic expression — that of fidelity.
The Ring is presented to you today as an invitation to consider a heartfelt suggestion… be careful of how and with whom you make a promise or swear your devotion. Promises are often easily made in the heat of the moment, but the consequences of your “yes” can be difficult to back out of once it has been given (and accepted).
Always remember that the ONE person to whom you should always remain faithful to is yourself. So be alert before signing a contract or entering into an agreement with an organization or another person, lest you find yourself on the wrong end of a one-sided arrangement.
After all, true self-love and self-care is NOT the same as being selfish. At the end of the day you can only truly honor your agreements with others when they are based on self-respect.
- Cycles of life
- A promise
- Karmic wheel
- “Stuck in a loop”
Some questions to guide your meditation:
- In what specific ways do you make a promise to yourself?
- How well do you “keep you word” or honor your commitments?
- What challenges might you be experiencing with respect to your commitments?
- Do you feel “stuck in a rut” or “endless loop” and can’t seem to break the cycle?
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