You know the saying about sticking with a day job? Well, even my day job is at night. On a recent evening, during my daytime night work, I was fortunate enough to spend time with two women who became instant friends.
They didn’t know each other (nor me, really) prior to this visit. But, by the end, we had laughed and cried and shared and bonded.
Both of them, like me, have suffered enormous losses in their lives. Also, in a similar way to my own, they have seen beautiful blessings, witnessed history, and learned from these events.
I’m dedicating this post to Carla and Barbara, because not only is genuine sharing important, but clear and honest communication is vital to our future, and the future of our entire planet.
We simply do not know who or what may cross our path at any given point. Isn’t it best then, to just be prepared with a smile and kind word?
Treating others as we would like to be treated is so basic, and yet, it is often forgotten or neglected. I believe it’s time (past time!) to bring it back.
Let’s go forward together, and not apart.
On our card altar, in a most delightful validation, we have a messenger who reminds us that we are always the teacher AND the student, never only one, but without fail, both simultaneously.
The Hierophant ~ 5
(not fully rightside-up)
Setting aside the church trappings, this draw (in reversed position) is more about living and learning than it is hierarchy.
We know that to live with Mercy and Goodness is to be balanced. It’s not being a doormat, but being powerful in our Graciousness.
As we learn we grow, as we teach we grow. As we communicate with others, we grow. We take our lessons and we share them, as they are shared with us.
Remember, the number 5 is focused on our humanity. On our flawed human-ness. Will we always get our homework in on time and pull straight As? Of course not.
But will we do our best and try hard and play nice? Yep, we’ll sure aim for it, and we’ll forgive ourselves as we forgive others who may stumble and need a helping hand.
We are part of a community, we are here in partnership with those around us. We teach, we learn, we communicate.
Robin Wood Tarot
is to show you this adorable and thoughtful gift. It appeared in my mailbox on precisely the day I needed it most.
(Thank you, Karen Bear!)
Here’s to a brand new year of RELEASE and letting go. (And, ya know, whatever our lessons may be.)