|Llewellyn Tarot- Two of Swords|
I have also come to the conclusion that I am the kind of person who needs to make changes right there, right then, right when I know they need to be made, and not wait for New Year's Day, or Monday, or the first of the month, or when I get paid so I can purchase supplies. I have to strike while my mental iron is hot. I have discovered, for me, waiting for those things are just excuses for me to procrastinate...
Which brings me to the first New Year's Proclamations I made this year, not resolution, because they are not powerful, but PROCLAMATION fairly screams don't mess with me. I proclaimed that I would work on being less of a procrastinator and more of a go getter. I am a pretty good go getter as it as, but a notorious procrastinator, so imagine what I could do if I reigned that habit in check? Amazing possibilities!
|Llewellyn Tarot- Ten of Cups|
The second, last, and most important PROCLAMATION I made was to remain serene in my heart no matter how others around me may act, what they may do, what words may fall from their lips, because I have a terrible habit of taking on everyone's burdens, making pretty, spiritualized excuses for them, and basically allowing bad behavior because that is what a loving person would do, right?
Tough Love is a true concept, and by continually allowing people to act poorly, treat me badly, and excusing it with, "Well they have a rough life" or "Their childhood sucked" or "They just aren't as self aware as I would wish" I am only allowing them to suckle at my teats (that's graphic, huh?) and delaying their spiritual growth, not to mention stifling my own by rolling around in dirt with them. That does not mean I am the Judge, Jury and Executioner of people who do not act in the best interests of others, but from a selfish, fearful place- far from from it. I probably will not say a word to anyone. But in not saying my words is where my washing of my hands is evident.
|Llewellyn Tarot- Tower|
So, how go your New Year's Resolutions? How is 2013 treating you? How are you treating 2013?
I chose these cards, not pulled them at random, the Two of Swords to represent my procrastination habit, the Ten of Cups to represent what matters most to me, and my inner peace, and The Tower to represent the disturbance of that peace, which, like most Tower moments, was my own fault by not paying attention to the clues that a Tower moment was imminent.
These cards are from a lovingly trimmed Llewellyn Tarot by Anna-Marie Ferguson, published by Llewellyn.