Ever interact at length with a big trash-talker? And somewhere along the way, you notice they have something bad to say about everybody? No matter who it is or what it is, they have criticism and ridicule. Maybe the delivery is entertaining and it initially comes off as theatre, showmanship. At first, it may seem situational. Oh, those crazy stories! But as time goes on you realize, every situation, all the time, does not equal “situational.” It equals ingrained behavior.
Eventually, it dawns on you: they must do exactly the same trash-talking about you.
But the thing is, that trash talking doesn’t become true upon utterance. How someone talks about you (and everyone else) is really their problem much, much more than it is yours. I think of it as a form of illness, really. What a sad way to live–feeling as if you must tear others down to have value, yourself.
The only way such trash talk can really hurt you once you get past the initial emotional reaction, is if it syncs up with your vibration. So if the content rings true to your own doubts and fears, it will reinforce them. And if it doesn’t, then it’s just ridiculousness to you.
Is it nice? No. No, it’s not. Is it your problem? Not really.
You don’t have the power to decide for another, whether or not they’ll behave a certain way. You only have power and right to decide, what you let into your world. Whether you can and do evict the trash-talker from your life doesn’t matter, so long as you step back and release the trash talk itself.
This is a long-winded example of what the energy this week feels like to me. It’s identifying what doesn’t ring true to your soul, what doesn’t work for you. But it’s also removing the outside forces from the equation. It’s not your job to clean up anybody else’s energy and good thing, too! That’s impossible. It’s only your job to manage your own energy. Fortunately, that’s a whole lot more manageable.
We’ve got a week of managing our own energy. Mind your own damn vibes.
I’m seeing two very distinct themes in next week’s Tarot flow. 1.) Mind your own vibrations, not your neighbor’s! And 2.) Align your behavior with your true self, to clean up your vibrations. One could make the argument that I’m seeing these messages because I’ve been on a “crochet and listen to Law of Attraction videos)” spree. Or because I need them–couldn’t deny that. Or one could argue that I was drawn to do so because that’s what is in tune with the energetic weather, right now. I’m going with that option. Ha!
Monday, Love – Queen of Wands Rx: Love isn’t control. Love isn’t conditional. Love isn’t stubborn. Love just IS. The sentence, “I love you” is complete, without a “but” tagged on the end. You do not have to love everything someone does to love the person. Today, lead with your most loving thoughts and feelings. Sit quietly a few minutes and reflect on what you love before going out to meet and greet the world. When you take care to adjust your vibration prior to interacting or taking any action, you bring that vibration along with you and infuse your work, your conversations, your thoughts and your life with that vibration. Today? Bring love.
Tuesday, Joy & Stability, Four of Wands: Acknowledge a happy event and enjoy it, for God’s sakes! A safe haven is available right NOW and it’s stable Relish in it.
Wednesday, Seek/Base Chakra – The Lovers Rx: For greater security, look at what does NOT fit in with who you really are. Those nudges you get, where you feel uncomfortable? There is a reason, and that reason is that it’s not aligned with your soul’s intention. Seek out areas of disharmony not to focus upon them (and therefore grow them bigger), but to adjust them to find harmony.
Thursday, Control – Queen of Pentacles Rx: Dismiss the phrase “for your own good” from your conversational vocabulary. We sometimes think we’re doing someone else a favor by “taking care” of ’em to push them into being more whom we think they should be. Recognize the tendency for what it is: an illusion. Care for yourself first. Those inclined to follow suit, those in a receptive mode for the kind of energy you are putting out, will follow suit without any intervention on your part.
Friday, Moving On – Seven of Cups: Moving on is a choice–the outcome you cannot predict before you actually do it. Don’t worry so much about what is what, in terms of outcome. Thing is, you let go of what doesn’t serve, what you’ve outgrown or no longer vibe with and that energy is released to make space for your tomorrow. You know?
Saturday, Listen –Nine of Swords Rx: Your guilt and worries don’t tell you what’s going to happen. They tell you what you think about yourself. Listen to them, not because they are true, but because they are a map to exactly what’s holding you back.
Sunday, Final Release – High Priestess: Tuning in to your greater wisdom is a sort of surrender. It requires letting go of the dominant mind chatter and acknowledging that your inner self knows best while your physical self needs to step out of they way. Get out of your own way!
Overview/Advice, Coming Together – The Moon Rx: To truly connect, you must be willing to be seen. No lies, no hiding. Throughout the week, take the risk of being true to yourself and your feelings. Take the risk of being seen. I’m not saying, “Bare your very soul to anyone who happens to be standing nearby.” Discretion is fine. Just be sure, whatever words come out of your mouth, whatever action you propel your body into taking, whatever thoughts you allow residence in your brain? See to it, these are all honest representations of who you really are, and consistent with who you want to be. That’s simple enough, yes?
We’ve got affirmations times two, because two wanted to show up. So who am I to argue?
- Passion – Archangel Haniel: “Trust and follow your renewed passion in your love life and career.”
- Career Transition – Archangel Chamuel: “Your life purpose is triggering a blessed career change.”
Both of these draws speak to purpose and passion. What’s been on my radar recently is how much the energy we are wearing in the process is infused in whatever we do.
You want more money? Do not do money-related work when you’re down, scared or feeling the lack. FIRST get your feeling state up. Calm, center and then build it by intentionally evoking gratitude and appreciation for what you DO have, right now, for all the money you’ve ever had, throughout your lifetime. Feel grateful for all the physical comforts and gifts you enjoy NOW. Get that mood shifted upward, as optimistic and upbeat as possible.
You want love? Don’t reach out when you feel low and are looking for someone OUTSIDE yourself to build you up. If you do, you’ll get someone who reinforces insecurities. Holes in your self-esteem cannot be plugged up by outside interaction, although they can be temporarily soothed. This whole happiness thing is a totally inside job.
But whatever you are looking to do, whatever you want, sync up your thoughts and feelings with the desired outcome FIRST, before you do a damned thing. Because if you don’t, what you’ll do will be damned. So adjust your vibe first. Before anything else.
And then? See which action (if any) feels GOOD, right now. See what activity, what thought, what doing gives you the most joy, the most excitement, right in this moment. If there is nothing that lights you up, wait to move until there is. That is exactly how divinely inspired action, infused with a receptive energy for that you wish to receive, is constructed. Let passion lead the way!Passion charts my course. #affirmation Click To Tweet
Are you feeling the passion? Can you find a way to get closer?
This week’s forecast features the Radiant Rider-Waite minisis, The Tarot for the Heart, and Archangel Affirmation Cards. If you like the forecasts, you’d probably like Dixie’s book, Everyday Tarot Archives, or better yet, find out more about working together one-on-one. ♥