Judgement, Rabbit Tarot


Theme: managing fears

The classic fear: the fear of feeling pain

"The truth is, in life there are going to be emotional obstacles that present themselves, and they often come in the form of pain. Attempting to ignore pain or avoiding a painful situation altogether only prevents us from finding the vibrational alignment that we are seeking."

Lovely metaphor coming up.

"Let's say that you are driving to a friend's house, and you really want to get there because there's a great party going on, everyone is going to be there and it's going to be a great time.

Now, on the way to your friend's house, you come up to a giant tree that has fallen across the road, making it impossible to pass. What do you do?

Do you turn the car around and go home to avoid having to deal with the situation altogether? Probably not, because then you'll miss the party. This only makes the bad situation worse.

Do you ignore the tree, and keep plowing ahead? Probably not, because this will cause you to run into the tree and destroy your car. Additionally, you still probably won't male it to the party. This option also makes the bad situation worse. 

Do you get upset for a moment about this obstacle, but then accept the fact that there is a tree in the middle of the road, and then deal with the task of finding an alternative rout?

Most of us would likely take this last option. When we are presented with a physical obstacle, we know that although it's upsetting, we must accept the situation and deal with it."

But of course!!

"However, while most of us generally understand that it is best to accept and deal with physical obstacles, often when we are presented with emotional obstacles (like pain) we take a different approach.

So, on our quest to raise our vibrations (get to the party), when we encounter pain (the tree) we refuse to accept it. Instead, we either try to "force" ourselves to be happy (by ignoring our pain and plowing directly into the tree) or we throw our hands up in the air and give up (resolving that we simply won't make it to the party)."

Love this logic!

"So, what do we do? How can you raise you vibration when pain presents itself?

It's a simple answer. Just embrace your pain and make peace with is. If it's there, allow it to be there.

You can't "will" the pain out of your life any more than you can move a giant tree out of the road with your bare hands. The only thing you can do is accept this temporary obstacle"

"It's good to remind ourselves that when we avoid or ignore our pain, what we are really telling ourselves is that we are wrong to feel the way we feel. This creates guilt and/or shame about our emotions, and only amplifies the negativity of our pain." (AndreaSchulman)

Card: Judgement
"The reversed Judgement calls for penance, time to forgive, apologize or admit wrongs. It also means facing up to the truth of the matter and taking responsibility."