The following comes from my morning’s Journal.
May something within give you peace…
NOVEMBER 27, 2019.
MOON PHASE WAXING CRESCENT.
TAROT DRAW ACE OF SWORDS UPRIGHT.
Draining my coffee cup I did as I always do as the moon begins to wax again after the new moon and reached for my Tarot deck. You see above, the card I drew. Though I was fairly certain of its meaning, wanting to be Absolute I spent a moment looking it up. Below is what I found.
UPRIGHT: Breakthroughs, new ideas, mental clarity, success
The Ace of Swords shows a gleaming hand appearing from a white cloud, a representation of the Divine. It holds an upright sword, symbolic of the mind and the intellect, and at the tip of the sword sits a crown draped with a wreath, a sign of success and victory. While this Ace is a sign of triumph, the jagged mountains in the background suggest that the road ahead will be challenging. You will need mental resilience to navigate this path.
NOTE: The Tarot card meaning description is based on the Rider Waite cards. (I’ve a Braille deck.)
The Ace of Swords marks a wave of new energy from the intellectual realms. You may be on the verge of a significant breakthrough or a new way of thinking that allows you to view the world with clear eyes. Or, you may have a sudden realization or conscious understanding about an issue that has been troubling you and can finally see the path ahead of you. Meditate regularly to clear away the mental chatter and make the most of this intellectual potential.
See this card as a sign of encouragement. It says your mind is in ‘expansion mode’. You are open to embracing new ideas, craving stimulation, and you’ll jump at the next opportunity to learn something new. You thrive on new ideas, inspiration, original thinking and vision, and you are excited to pursue new opportunities that draw upon your creative and intellectual abilities.
When the Ace of Swords appears in a Tarot reading, it tells you that now is an excellent time to start a new project – one that requires your intellect, communication skills and mental power. You may feel inspired to take a writing class, practice your public speaking skills, or get involved in activities that require more brainpower than usual.
How might you draw on this Ace’s motivation and take action on your new ideas? As an Ace, you are at the beginning of the journey, but you can sense the energy building up and can’t wait to get started. If you channel this energy into the right moves, then you will succeed in your endeavors. Just remember that the road ahead may be bumpy, and you can expect challenges along the way. Maintain a success mindset, and you will navigate these hurdles with ease.
As with all Swords cards, the Ace of Swords represents power; but the sword is a double-edged blade, implying that it can create and destroy. The message is clear: with power comes responsibility. It will be up to you how you leverage the opportunity for the greater good of all rather than for selfish or aggressive power. You will need a strong heart and mind and need to see how to best use your power for the service of others and yourself.
The Ace of Swords also encourages you to pursue the truth of the matter and to find justice. You may champion a cause or stand up for your rights or the rights of others. Or, you may have a new idea for which you are prepared to fight, or you may feel fired up about an issue you are passionate about, such as human rights. You have great clarity on the situation and can now argue your point of view with truth and conviction. In other words, you are ready for battle.
*** This card is so accurate for the events currently taking place in my life. My writing work is going exquisitely well, I’m working up the holiday edition of my annual catalog of Books and Those Who Make Them Happen for all my clients, and I’m making ready to buy my house by working on fixing the financial wrinkles in my life.
All of these things are challenging but are to my mind worth the work.
This morning, I spent a moment or two looking at Facebook and what I saw there was so sad. So many people posting about the sadness in their lives, and as I scrolled through their posts I realized it was their focus that is their problem.
I long for a way to help them see that “Happiness is a choice” and that we truly are “the overflow of what we think” But, I’ve had these conversations with many of them before and to no avail. I’ve learned, they’ll not come to it for real until they’ve truly hit bottom. That was the way of it for me. I guess, I just hoped to spare them some misery but I suppose the learning is necessary so the lesson can truly last. That was also the way of it for me.
Now, I’ve my focus firmly on both the Spiritual and Physical paths which stretch Beautiful and Terrible before me.
Yes, there are times when the pathways which have been set before me are all at once Beautiful and Terrible, but I walk them with relish. Though there are rocks and holes to traverse my way around and at times I must use extreme caution I look forward to what treasures lay ahead with great excitement and hope. For I know with great Certainty that…
There is no part of my body which does not belong to the Goddess.
There is no part of my life which does not belong to the Goddess.
I am she, and she is me.
We are one, yet we are we.
So Mote It Be. Blessid Be. Amen.
I say to you, that if you truly claim and live in the faith that you’re firmly ensconced in the palm of the creator nothing, but blessings can abound.
Yes, there will be hardship. Of course there are trials. But to be tried by fire is to be made stronger. “The creator is the potter. We are the clay.”
Q) “What happens when clay is fired?”
A) “It comes out stronger than ever.”
It took me decades to realize this but now, I know for sure. I walk hand and hand with Mother Father God, not daily, not hourly, but from moment to moment.
“Pray without ceasing” doesn’t necessarily mean always walking around whispering prayers, but rather it means to live in an attitude of prayer. To me this means that I must walk without faltering within the knowledge that I am…
I must know these things without doubt, and I must ALWAYS “LIVE AS IF”
Even when my cabinets are low on food. Even when my cash card is empty. Even when I feel as if there is nothing which surrounds me but the darkness of evil, I must walk thus, and I must above all things believe.
Certainly it is alright to feel what one feels but one must never “Forget the face of their father.”
This morning, on this day before Thanksgiving, I’ve no travel plans. No large gathering to ready for, but I’ve a turkey thawing in my frig, I’ve cabinets filled with food, and Friends, a husband and wife who are readying to send a care package to me as their gift to me for the holidays.
I’ve a diagnosis and treatment plan for Campbell and he is doing better. When I took him to the vet I was gripped with the fear we’d find something horribly wrong but though the news wasn’t great, it is for now at least manageable and so here on this day before his 11-year-old birthday and this day of Thanks I’m ecstatic with joy!
No, I won’t get to see my grands again this year. No, I don’t have tons of money filling my wallet, but as I sit here wrapped in my warm blanket typing this entry into my journal with the rain pouring outside I am aware that I’m so much better off than most and it is enough.
This world is so consumed with more…more…more… they’ve lost sight of what’s important.
Tomorrow many will rush through their meals and visits with family, and for what? So they can be at the stores when they open. So they can buy…buy…buy…!
And, when Grandma suddenly dies of a heart-attack, or Grandpa suddenly has a stroke, they’ll stand over their graves and bemoan the fact that they “Should’ve spent more time with them.”
Sound harsh? Hurt your feelings? Step on your toes? Good!
You know what I say to that?
TFB! You don’t want people, like maybe your kids, to know how you are? Don’t be that way.
I share my writings with the world yet so many still won’t see and by the time they do it will be far too late.
To those of you who are feeling blue I say…
“Lift up your heads. Look around you and see what it is you have to be grateful for and rejoice!”
“Today is Yesterday’s Tomorrow and Tomorrow is Another Day. Life Moves On.”
And with that, I see it is time for me to stop writing. At least for now. For now, it is time for me to dawn boots, hat, and coat, and go out into the morning’s late autumn rain and walk this beautiful beasty I’ve been granted a bit more time with.
Will I grumble about the cold rain I must slosh through? No! Not today! Because I might not get another Thanksgiving-Birthday with this sweet boy and I want to make every moment count.
I bid you Good tidings, and Great Joy!
May harmony find you. Blessid Be. Amen.