Order In The Court Cards
People struggle the most with court cards. Does a King of Pentacles have to have brown hair and be a Virgo? Does a Queen have to be a woman, or can it be the energy of a man? This is a system that is thousands of years old. Leaving any possible sexist rhetoric behind I tend to look at the cards on a barometer of weakest energy (Page) to the most robust energy (King) and then see how that is showing up in relationships.
With regards to gender, I look at it as a representation of masculine or feminine energy. So, your hyper masculine girlfriend may show up as a King of Swords.
Can you have a soul place much like you have a soul mate? Have you ever connected with a location and felt instant familiarity and ease? What do soul places have to teach us, and how can we connect with them to better know ourselves and our purpose?
When I was 17, fresh out of high school, I moved to London. I cried behind a newspaper at the airport as it was the first time I have a) traveled overseas and b) traveled by myself not knowing what would happen. When I arrived, I managed to get settled fairly quickly and found instant familiarity in my surrounding.
Honour Your Golden Shadow
There is more than enough content in the world promoting being your “best self.” It is easy to be informed. Breaking bad habits, staying motivated or dedicated to a personal development journey involves moving past psychological blockages. Sometimes these reside in our shadow self, which is the dark parts of our psyche that we would instead not take responsibility for. But at other times, we can have a perfect handle on our shadow and still feel stuck. Another threshold that needs to be crossed for any self-improvement goals to be effective, involves passing the landscape of our golden shadow.
On Being an Empath
When most people think of psychics, they visualize red velvet curtains, crystal balls, head wraps, and children seeing & communicating with ghosts. Somehow drama makes it more relevant. Would the tv show “Long Island Medium” be as successful if Theresa Caputo was softer spoken, with shorter nails, and milder hair? I can’t quite say for, but there is always an association with psychic abilities and drama that go together. And so without lightning bolts and bold revelations, many people think they don’t have any sixth sense at all.
Your life is probably pretty normal. You have been using your intuitive abilities since you were a child, whether you have been aware of it or not. You are perhaps not protecting yourself from psychics vampires, attacks or drains.
I Don’t Want to Be an Empath
You must be exhausted. Aren’t you? You’ve always been sensitive. Maybe a little too sensitive. ⠀⠀
You knew from a very early age that you felt a lot more than most people. Every life experience felt like an epic adventure, full of victorious highs and dangerous lows. How could they not see what you saw? How could they not understand the swinging pendulum of emotion that rose and fell within you each moment? There was a purity in the way you experienced the world, an amplified openness and curiosity its that made you hyper aware of the joy and complexity of heartbreak of life. What gave other happiness, gave you pure ecstasy. What gave them disappointment, gave you heart shattering pain. You have felt yourself moved from tears of pure joy to tears of desperate sadness all in the course of an afternoon. ⠀
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How is Your Heart Doing?
I saw a dear friend a few days ago. I stopped by to ask her how she was doing, how her family was. She looked up, voice lowered, and just whimpered: “I’m so busy… I am so busy… have so much going on.
Almost immediately after, I ran into another friend and asked him how he was. Again, same tone, same response: “I’m just so busy… got so much to do.”
The tone was exacerbated, tired, even overwhelmed.
On Getting it Om
We don’t often think of our spiritual and sexual practice as something that can be combined but it absolutely should be. If contemplating why we are on this earth and what our purpose is, from a purely biological perspective the most obvious answer is for creation. Our little cells are constantly being created, our earth is always moving, growing, expanding, and sexuality is just another extension of this beautiful dance of life. The question is then how can we use that most powerful energy, the journey, the expansion, the explosions to promote vitality and increase connection.
Meditate on Your Inner Character
About once a month I run across a person who radiates an inner light. These people can be in any walk of life. They seem deeply good. They listen well. They make you feel funny and valued. You often catch them looking after other people and as they do so their laugh is musical and their manner is infused with gratitude.
When I meet such a person it brightens my whole day. But I confess I often have a sadder thought: It occurs to me that I’ve achieved a decent level of career success, but I have not achieved that. I have not achieved that generosity of spirit, or that depth of character.