Eight of Swords, Joie de Vivre Tarot
Feeling trapped are we!?
Thinking circumstances constrict and limit you?
Feeling that others are "getting on your nerves", "making you angry", "pushing your buttons", disturbing your peace, always make it difficult for you, or just simply keep on annoying you!?
Have thoughts as "If only things were different" passed through, or maybe even lingered in, your mind?
Why don't you read on then! Maybe you'll get some tips on how to get released from your awful uncomfortable trap! At worst nothing will change at all, but then you will at least be able to pat your own back, say you tried and gave it (yourself) an opportunity and opening for release!? Baby steps. All journeys starts with the first step.
Are you aware of HOW you are thinking and WHY you are feeling what (you think) you do!?
Do you really, really know what you are wishing for, when you wish for change?
If not, "be careful what you wish for!", as the change you're wishing for might not help you the way you want it to, think it will, or dream it will do!
Theme: Joy of Living
So, you want to enjoy a love-ly life and some deep seated awesome happiness?
And you feel entangled in all sorts of crap?
Let's see what the hidden realms (via the Tarot) has to say about this entanglement and trap you're picturing yourself, shall we!?
Card: Eight of Swords
"illusion, fear, release"
"hanging on to old behaviour patterns"
One more time, now with personal reflections:
"hanging on to old behaviour patterns (choosing and clinging to fear and powerlessness)"
"Exodus finally surpasses her feelings of confinement (gets in touch with the feelings of Frightened Parts of her Personality*) when she discovers her own inner power (Authentic Power*). As she lets go of the idea (decide to control her thoughts) of being trapped, her strong wings finally begin to spread. Transcending destiny, she's broken the rope (the chain of her own making) that restricts her as her vital energy flows again."
"Imprisoning your spirit (letting others and outside events control how you feel and what you do) robs you of happiness. Free your mind of any limiting ideas (thoughts) that are holding you back from new adventures. When faced with having to make a decision, give your self time to reflect (get emotional awareness*) and clear you mind (control your thoughts, and then make decisions and take actions based on love, not fear)"
Wow, isn't that cool!?
The Only One Binding You, is YOU!
Hence, the only one who can release you, is YOU!!
You have the key(s) in yourself!
One more time, now in I-sentences, for greater effect:
I have the keys within ME!
The only one binding me, is ME!
The only one who can release me, is ME!!!
"Your task as a student in the Earth school is not to change your parents, boss, employees, or classmates. It is to change yourself."
"The Universe is your tutor. Your classroom is your life. Everything that happens within is part of your custom-crafted curriculum."
"Directing your attention toward your energy system and away from external circumstances allows you to begin the process of making permanent changes in yourself."
"Only you can make permanent changes in yourself."
Wasn't this at least a little bit freeing and enlightening?
I love it!!!
I Love and have reverence for the complexity of Life and the Evolution!
I feel grateful and honoured to be a part of it, as a student in the Earth-school!
I may not always feel that way (still a lot of fear lurking), but the periods I do are steadily and constantly getting longer and more frequent!
Liberation 101, with great help from the lovely:
Deck #65: Joie de Vivre Tarot
"If we are not intimate with our emotions, we cannot perceive the dynamics that lie behind the motion, the way that these dynamics work, and ends that they serve. Emotions are currents of energy that pass through us. Awareness of these currents is the first step in learning how our experiences come into being and why."
(Awareness of Emotions)