Five of Swords, Erotic Manara
Theme: "exposure", "dare to be seen"
Card: Five of Air ('Five of Swords')
"Exile, defeat, lack of dignity, obstacles which get in the way, regret"
When to expose and express yourself, and how?
I used to express everything and expose much.
Of course because of the thirst to "be seen" - and understood.
But since quite some time I've done quite the opposite.
In my efforts to see myself - and understand myself.
Where between these extremes is 'just the right amount'?
"The advice of the Five of Swords is to pick your battles." (biddy)
What is the right amount and kind of exposure that fall under the headline "sharing" - hence creating a good climate for building trust, and enhancing the possibility to understand others (and yourself even more)?
What is advantageous to share, and what isn't?
The ego has all kinds of wishes and ideas about what to share and expose (in it's hunt for recognition) - but what is soulfully, and just rightfully and properly, challenging to reveal?
I really don't know - or feel - that yet. I tend to often regret things I say and/or do. Sometimes rightly so - but sometimes things have turned out (very much later) really well because of the things said or done.
Because of the often initially felt regret, and too "delayed positive effect", I've been settling down with "less is more" lately. But maybe I ought to face this challenge? Maybe I should considering leaving my - in some perspectives - invisible seat in the background?
I would really love to "find my place in the spotlight".
Meaning "find my place". It really does not need to shine any lights on it.
I was not asked to draw any further cards after the above, but are there any further comments now - after the above reflection?
New Vision Tarot.
Theme: "looking at it from a new angle"
Card: Queen of Wands
I associate this with the "What is the right amount and kind of exposure that fall under the headline "sharing" - hence creating a good climate for building trust, and enhancing the possibility to understand others (and yourself even more)?" thoughts above.
I think "my place" maybe will be about being a friend and understanding. Supporting and guiding others to excel and become better versions of themselves. See Soulwork, 2020-08-07. So I guess the right amount of exposure is the amount that promotes that, with dignity intact? With not so much focus on what others might "think" (judge) is "appropriate"? As what's "right" isn't always what's most comfortable (quite seldom actually).
Sometimes it's rather uncomfortable to (the ego) "be a good friend" - when doing and saying what needs to be so from a spiritual perspective, out of rational sight.