Reflecting on what nourishes your affective life, why not meditate on the following image, and see what kind of feelings it creates inside?
«Sabian symbol: The magic carpet.
Theme: But I can dream, can’t I?
This symbol speaks to the magic of fantasy, and to that marvelous capacity of man to fulfill his dreams in his imagination and enjoy playing various roles without the assumption of any responsibility. The image of a magic carpet symbolizes freedom, optimism and aspiration. It also suggests broad perspective and the ability to see experience in the context of the whole in which it occurs. The «rising above» aspect of this symbol points to detachment and an ability to vicariously enjoy experience without becoming personally involved. On a practical level, this symbol can indicate attempts to alleviate stress or simply wish fulfillment, as when a prisoner dreams of being with a loved one, a child imagine he is the president of the country or an office worker fantasizes about lying on a warm, sunny beach.
Positive: at its highest, this symbol represents vision, creativity and a gift for seeing the world in terms of possibilities and endless opportunities.
The accent is on imagination and enjoyment. Your creative energies are flowing and you may find yourself daydreaming and fantasizing more than usual or wanting to get away from it all. Your detached and carefree attitude helps you see things from a higher point of view. Opportunities and possibilities that were unrecognizable when you were too close to the picture or too personally involved can now be seen.
Opportunity: your greatest advantage lies in your ability to visualize and hold a clear image in your mind of what you want to accomplish. Use your imagination, aim for the sky and expect success. Anything that can be dreamed of can be achieved. Wishes do come true.
Risk: Guard against focussing on limitations, problems and obstacles. Telling yourself that there’s no way to reach your goal or no way out of a situation is a sure guarantee of failure. Running away isn’t the answer.» (D.Roche, Sabian Symbols)