Something’s been eating at me the last couple of days. I couldn’t quite put it into words until I read this story my friend, Josi, wrote on letting the heart speak.
“There was something more important than being right in that moment. Being kind. Being honest. And, sharing how I really felt.” – Josi
The focus on being more “right,” better informed, and frankly, far more morally justified than one’s neighbor is strong right about now.
Personally, I don’t think I’ve ever been lectured into becoming a better human being. But it doesn’t mean people ain’t gonna try. Just look at these cards for next week…
Next Week in Tarot
For outlook this week, we have the Page of Wands (Fire), with advice being the Queen of Pentacles (Earth) reversed. These cards are from The Good Tarot deck.
People are speaking passionately–often, that reads as angrily. Fear is a great activator for anger and the fear is thick right now.
Messages coming from the Page of Wands may be brash or blurted, but are seldom moderated. Dump a lack of tact into a mix of uncertainty and you’ve got explosive potential. Expect next week to be full of people telling one another what’s-what in no uncertain terms. Expect those others being told to push back.
Furthermore, understand both sides of these arguments near-universally believe they are holding the moral high ground while smacking one another back and forth.
Advice for the week–the reversed Queen of Pents–would suggest not to be the one to light the fuse on any firecrackers or “truth bombs” or whatever you want to call it. Step back. Take no action. Do not feed your own voice into the noise when you’re feeling all wound up and self-righteous because I can guarantee you, it almost certainly will do no good.
Now, I’m not even suggesting many of the folks a-yellin’ aren’t objectively “right.” Or maybe your clever comebacks are more “right.” Or somebody is partially right and the others are or are not or what the Hell ever. I don’t know and in utter frankness, I don’t care.
The bigger picture, the higher truth, isn’t a specific set of facts. The higher calling is giving a damn about both yourself and your fellow human beings.
The higher calling is kindness. The higher calling is compassion.
The higher calling is LOVE.
Of course, we aren’t going to feel loving full on 24/7/365, especially in the midst of stress and uncertainty. And that’s fine. But neither will anybody else. You need to give not only each other but also yourself plenty of space and understanding in this regard.
My advice is pretty simple. as usual: If you want to share your perspective or make your case, great! Just make sure you do so ONLY when you’ve reached a point you can speak from a loving place. There is a whole lot better chance your words will hit the mark to be heard if you tune in your heart before you let your mouth take over. And yes, I’ll say it: this is never bad advice. It’s just extra timely right now.
Don’t forget what matters. And stay safe out there, friends!
p.s. Give me a holler for a personal consult if you think it would help. I’m more than willing to work with you on fees if that’s an issue right now. We’ve gotta look out for one another.