Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Goddess grant me the wisdom to accept what I cannot change…” I have found this prayer to be very challenging in my own life.

Having five planets in fire with three of them being in Leo, acceptance has not always come easily for me. Everything is supposed to “bend under my will,” and those things that will not bend will be met with “brute force.”

The hardest lesson I’ve learned is that acceptance is not “giving up,” it is surrendering to a Power, a Force greater than your conscience self.

A lot of us are conditioned to fight and never give up. There’re even state mottos on this:

Massachusetts – “By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty.”

New Hampshire – “Live Free or Die”

Mississippi – “By Valor and Arms”

In truth not only is it in our own best interest at times that we surrender to Spirit or our own Higher Self, sometimes the decision to do so is taken out of our hands, as illustrated in the Eight of Swords:

The hardest thing is to be put in a situation of a known fear and dangerous, and be told, sometimes “forced” to stay put and do nothing and “trust all will be well.”

In “Ground Hog Day,” the main character, Phil Conner, is forced to play out the same scenario over and over again until “he gets the lesson accessible to him.”

How many times do we find ourselves in the same situation of discomfort over and over again like our friend Phil? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could come out of the “why me?” rant and perhaps turn it into the “why me!!! What do I need to learn here? What am I holding onto that it’s time to let go of?

So many times we get stuck in a rut that slowly and surely whittles away at our soul.

We all know the story of the man who night after night went down the same darken street, and night after night fell into the same open manhole. External Spirit and internal Higher Spirit will put up a barricade and “invites” us to examine the other roads we have yet to discover.

By opening up our minds and releasing the “victim paradigm” we can regain a measure of control in our lives. When we open up our minds to the lesson(s) to be learned we can move forward empowered with additional tools we can use on future journeys.

And So It IS!!!

Monday, January 23, 2012


Truth can empower, destroy, rebuild, and give birth.

We sometimes feel “justified” to invoke truth in the world and in the lives of others. What we sometimes forget is that truth can be similar to a fishing line that we cast out. Eventually, when it “takes” truth pulls us in whether we’re prepared or not.

When the pull occurs, if we’re not prepared and firmly grounded in our own “truth”, it can cause us to stumble, fall and we can find ourselves dragged through the murky waters of our own deception, lies, projections and fear of what “truth” really means.

It is wise to hold up the “beacon of truth” in our own lives, as the Hermit does, to illuminate our own shadows.

You know, those nooks and crannieswhere falsehoods can take root and grow like wild seeds. Sometimes this can occur without any conscience assistance from us. These seeds, which eventually grown into weeds, are nourished by our own inadequacies, terror, and walls that we put up to keep the light of truth from destroying the weeds that have taken hold.

When this happens we must allow our Higher Self to become the force that guides the Sword of Truth, and trust it to cut away those weeds they have taken control of our soul. Illustrated by the Ace of Swords.

By doing so we can truly and freely clear and till the soil of our souls to allow our passion, desire, creativity, and zest for life to come through. Truth can fill the void enhancing not only our own lives, but also the lives of all those that come in contact with us.

We become the seed that germinates others. These seeds naturally and organically activate the primal thirst and lust for truth in those around us.

We become the change we wish to see in the world.

And So It Is!!!