Six of Pentacles, Luminous Spirit


Theme: radiating outwards

Card: Six of Pentacles
"Charity, Generosity, Sharing"
"When you see this card, you must take the time to think about where in this picture you are located. If you are receiving, something dire has made you swallow your pride and realise that help from others is not shameful. Consider this a spiritual achievement, for in reaching out for help, we recognise that all giving and taking relationships are a two way street - find peace that the giver also receives the joy of giving.
"If you are giving, perhaps you are giving because you see something in their situation that is reminiscent of your own past suffering, and to help them is to help an echo of yourself."
"Though the givers and receivers are separated, they can be very much the same."


Somewhat a U-turn from yesterday's theme - the inwardly directed Secret Tarot!
It breathes "you can only give what you have" - "if you squeeze an orange, orange juice will come out".

"Think of the people you know who give love in response to negative energy that's directed their way. There aren't many people who respond lovingly in that situation. The ones who do are able to because they have love to give away."

"...they've gone that extra mile to acquire what it is that they want to both attract and give away. If love and joy are what you want to give and receive, then begin by taking stock."

"Low energy attracts low energy. Low energy thoughts, such as anger, hate, shame, guilt, and fear, weaken you. And they attract more of the same. By changing your inner thoughts to the higher frequencies of love, harmony, kindness, peace, and joy, you'll attract more of the same, and you'll have those higher energies to give away."

"To begin to change what's inside you, become more loving toward yourself. In your thoughts, cultivate an inner voice and attitude that's 100 percent on your team. Imagine an inner self that only supports and loves you."

Wayne Dyer

It's not the best idea to give (act, talk - radiate) when full of chaotic emotions, or when possessed by Frightened Parts of your Personality (unless you are clear and open with that it comes from fear) - then it only becomes projection, or words/actions originated in fear, not radiation/action from a loving part of yourself. 

"When you squeeze an orange, you'll always get orange juice to come out. What comes out is what's inside. The same logic applies to you: when someone squeezes you, puts pressure on you, or says something unflattering or critical, and out of you comes anger, hatred, bitterness, tension, depression, or anxiety, that is what's inside. If love and joy are what you want to give and receive, change your life by changing what's inside."

But what to do when you're really caught by and filled with thoughts and emotions from Frightened Parts of your Personality (like I've been for a week or so)?
Then that "extra mile" mentioned above have to be walked.
Decisions have to be made.
The decision to love yourself no matter what, the decision to accept the present moment for what it is (fearful), a decision on what kind of energy you want to cultivate and radiate - the prevailing fear or the unconditional Love that's always present beneath it - because Love is what we all Are.

It really is possible to radiate Love although filled with a orchestra of fear (anxiety, tension, frustration, desire, worry) - but it requires a lot of awareness, a great deal of dedication, a fair share of courage and a big portion surrender.
"Swallow your pride".
And of course: "letting go" of the outcome.
Focus on the outcome (the future) is a device of the Ego.

And I am very pleased that it seems that I have actually walked at least a part of the aforementioned 'mile'. That I can create some distance even to my oldest and deepest fears, triggered lately. Possessed, but not swallowed!
Again and again I've been able to turn the lights back on myself and the triggered, instead of outwards onto the 'triggers'. 
I've been able to mostly radiate energy from that place below my own fears, and practice my giving as well as my receiving. 


Thanks to many, many years of self and life studies, the support of my Tarot decks and such, and a couple of sweet persons close to me!