Sometimes, it’s challenging to take your own damn advice. Don’t you just hate that?
Stay in your own lane. Keep the faith. Avoid judging. Back to center. Stability before all else. Feel your way forward. Act only from love. Hand it over to the Universe. It’s not your job to manage the world. It’s your job to be the true to who you are. Live the change(s) you want to see.
These are the sorts of thoughts I share here regularly and they aren’t just pretty-sounding words for me. They are deep, heartfelt intentions. They represent how I mean to live every day of my life.
So imagine my chagrin at finding myself feeling agitated, drawn to doing just the opposite of what I believe and preach on a day-in, day-out basis. Oy!
Now, I’ve done pretty well in exercising self-control. Thank the Gods! It saves me from a lot of trouble, to be frank. I’ll never try to push someone else into being me. Beyond the fact I believe that effort to be morally wrong, it simply doesn’t work very well.
Good people come from an infinite variety of backgrounds and experiences. This suggests they will also have an infinite variety of perspectives. While I enjoy exposure to new perspectives, some will naturally be a good fit while others simply won’t. That means absolutely nothing big picture, as far as I’m concerned. To others, perhaps it does. I’m not about to live my life according to the definitions of others. I’ve made a lot of hard choices in my life to walk my own path and I consider it a sacred responsibility to do just that.
I can say I’ve been the recipient of social pressure from people believing they were acting in my best interests. Knowing what it’s like, I’ll never do it to someone else. Strong enough threats may garner superficial compliance, but that’s not persuasion. It’s fear. Fear only goes as far as the threat reaches, for as long as an individual continues to care about the threat more than they value personal freedom. Whether or not it “works,” relationships subjected to this process can be damaged ways that may not ever completely heal. It’s not something I would take lightly.
I care about the people in my life more than I care about being right, either subjectively or objectively. I’ve been reminding myself of this on a daily basis. Remembering this has been very helpful in maintaining those aforementioned intentions.
If you want to see change in the world (or more specifically, change in YOUR world) there is only one reliable way I see to ensure it: live that change. Let the change you want permeate your heart, mind and soul. It becomes your world front and center because it IS your life.
You’ll get your chance in the coming week to do just that, if you’re so inclined.
Next Week in Tarot
Outlook for the coming week is the Queen of Pentacles upright (nice!) with advice as the reversed Ace of Pentacles. More info provided by the reversed Nine of Cups–I wanted to double check myself on the advice and this card did the trick. These beautiful cards are from my well-worn Legacy of the Divine deck.
I love this deck, and find this incarnation of the Queen particularly stunning. She practically oozes fertility and abundance, from the rich green color scheme to the statement-piece flower pendant and even the lovely blooms on her dress. The glow from the third eye suggests a deep level of inner knowing. She understands the cycle of growth on an intuitive level. She knows what’s growing. She vibrates the change she wishes to see.
In terms of action steps–make plans now, not moves. The reversed Ace of Pentacles says it’s time to start envisioning what comes next. Action steps are close. That Ace wouldn’t show up otherwise, but not quite there.
The reversed Nine of Cups reinforces the idea: the timing isn’t quite perfect (yet), but close. Evision your perfect scenario, not bothering so much about the “how” part. Just look for hints and pieces of it to offer itself to you. You won’t see the entire path–we never do. Instead, you’ll see the next logical step as it comes into great focus. I’m expect that next step to be a little foggy next week, but you should start getting a whiff of it nonetheless.
Take heart. See the world around you as growing and evolving and know you’ll have a concrete place in it. Look to make sure YOU are on your path and let the Universe work the rest out. It does, like magick.
If you’d like a personal consult, give me a holler. We’ll sort out what YOUR intentions are all about.