02/06/13: Dismissed Ideas / Reversed Ace of Swords

“Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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So, we had the upright Ace of Swords not too long ago with “Rich Idea.” Inverted, it could represent an unsound idea but right now, I’m thinking more along the lines of under-developed or not fully recognized ideas. It’s a tiny spark, the seed that perhaps (with Mercury entering Pisces) has been overlooked.

Of course, it could also be a half-baked idea. But I’m not going to point that out. Har!

The inverted Ace of Swords could also signify not consciously being aware of an idea. Swords are the thinking mind, rational thought. But using this interpretation, the idea still lives, even if under the surface. The sword obligingly points the way. If you don’t know why you act as you do, this is a possibility.

I have found myself many times over annoyed when I realized I wasn’t living my end-game yet, even with acting on those ideas that I had been very certain about.

“This is it! THIS is where I’m supposed to be!”

When my future didn’t oblige by magically unfolding as I’d expected, I’d become discouraged and question myself. I had all the signs! I’d followed my gut. So why wasn’t I where I thought I would, could and should be by then? I felt like I was following the metaphysical rules but the Universe let me down.

I missed the point (another possibility with the inverted Ace of Swords)! Those incidents were necessary stepping stones to where I WAS going. Or I should say, where I AM going. Because the cycle goes on.

I wasn’t off-course, I was impatient! Like a kid who cannot wait to move away from home to grow up and start “real life,” I’d forget each little bit of living is, indeed, real life. It’s all part of the whole. I expected a grand event as confirmation I’d finally arrived.

Yeah. I know.

Now, I try to be more Zen. Notice, I said “try.” I still get impatient. But I’m slowly becoming more accepting of the notion that not knowing is okay. We can usually see just a little ways ahead. And that’s beyond fine, that’s how it should be…because it’s how it is. You get what I’m saying?

Don’t be overly quick to dismiss ideas or declare them failures. You never know where following one is going to lead, so even if it’s not air-tight or fully formed, still process the information. Look for the beginnings of tomorrow’s success, sprouted from the seed of yesterday’s disappointments.

Each thought, each experience has it’s place in the sum total of your life. If you cannot keep up with all the ideas flying through, buy yourself a notebook! You may be surprised at what turns up in the unlikeliest of places.

Have you ever found gems hidden among previously dismissed ideas?


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Comments

  1. Yah, no kidding, me too!! But, we ARE making PROGRESS!!

    xo

  2. I’m having a huge internal fight (again) over all this…

  3. “Now, I try to be more Zen. Notice, I said “try.” I still get impatient. But I’m slowly becoming more accepting of the notion that not knowing is okay. We can usually see just a little ways ahead. And that’s beyond fine, that’s how it should be…because it’s how it is. You get what I’m saying?”

    Yes, I totally get what you’re saying, but I don’t like it one bit!!!

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