Friday, 5 December 2014
All Pain, No Gain
I've had a really bad few days suffering with a dental abscess and doped up on pain relief and I noticed that I really wasn't connecting to my cards at all.
I tried meditation, however the constant throbbing in my lower jaw was too intense to transcend, and after pain relief I was more unintentionally starting to drift off to sleep.
I think I'm back up to speed now and have been working with long time favourite cards, The Psychic Tarot Oracle deck by John Holland. Its very close to the RWS tarot but has no court cards (yayyy) and has chakra cards added. It has a full set of Majors although the names are different and four 'suits'. These being, Physical, Emotional, Mental and Spirit. Included are 7 chakra cards.
My favourite card in the deck has to be 'Power'. I think the image of the half man, half lion is definitely telling us that strength lies in us and we can use that strength at any time if we let it show its face, however the card also shows we need to balance that power with who we really are, never let the beast completely take over.
I love these cards for intuitive work. They speak to me in a clear, straight forward way. I don't believe that 'sugar coating shit' solves anything. In real life I do try and be diplomatic, in that I will say, what I believe or advise on what I would do but always state that its not me in the situation, so its not my decision to make.
When people ask for a card reading, they are looking for answers, truths or clarity, and I feel that by sweetening the blow we don't do our sitters any favours, or ourselves any justice. However the ultimate decision is the sitters and not the readers.
I think by pulling the Power card today the cards are telling me that I need to find the strength to get to the dentist (massive phobia of anything dental). I need to take control of this situation and the strength to overcome my fear. But its feeling better now so maybe not.