Tuesday, 2 December 2014
Parlour Games and Positive Movement
Hands outstretched and her vision obscured by the blindfold, she steps out cautiously, hoping to get a sense of where she is.
Sometimes in life the only way to move forward is to go blindly, feeling for a touch of something solid to steady us as we go. The inability to see what lies ahead can make the journey scary but it may be that we may cannot have the distraction of stopping to see what is around us. If, like the woman in this card, your current place is one that is appealing, you may decide to not move anywhere and become stagnated in where you are. If, however your surroundings are not so pleasant you would hurry yourself through to get away from it, and miss something important that you needed to find there.
Some people will happily go along and enjoy the adventure, relishing the air of mystery, not knowing where they are going but happily explore wherever they are.
Some people are reluctant to move, but know that the blindfold will not come off if you don't even try.
Some peoples' blindfold is thrust upon them and have no choice but to participate and fumble about in fear and dread, but are then happily surprised that they found courage and strength in themselves to allow their lack of vision move them forward.
Then we have the ones who will stand on the spot, refuse to move, if they can't see where they are going they are not going to take the risk of falling or bumping into something for fear of hurting themselves.They fear they will end up somewhere unpleasant, that they will be made to look foolish, so they stay exactly where they are.
I think its all a part of life, instead of being focused on how something looks, we need to experience how something feels. We need to sometimes have the courage to use all the other senses to guide us.
In todays modern age we are bombarded by media images of what our lives should look like, The beautiful people with their beautiful families and homes, the fantastic successful careers they have.
In reality what do these people feel. Does the woman struggle with food issues in a bid to stay slim, is she constantly concerned by her looks and fear the first signs of age. Is the man in her life spending vast amounts of time working out to keep that six pack, toned pecs and pert butt after a long day in a cut throat job that drains him mentally. Are the children nurtured and having quality time with their parents or being pacified with material goods. Life may look good but how does it feel.
If we stop just using our eyes to see where we are heading in life and allow ourselves to just take a 'leap of faith' and let our other senses take us where they will, we would possibly find a lot more satisfaction in where we find ourselves and the lessons we have learned.
If you have faith in your gut feeling, then you are not going to go wrong.