Wednesday, July 31, 2013

No to Nay-Sayers!


This week has hit the ground running so far -- I've been playing catch up since Monday.  Still haven't caught up completely yet, but finally hit my first breather a few minutes ago.  Figured I'd try to take on a reading before I get back into things.

Had a lot of plans this past weekend -- and then relatives came into town unexpectedly and we spent time with them instead.  Went to the movies -- my sister, my daughter, my niece-in-law (is that the term?), and I all like scary movies.  So, we went to go see "The Conjuring"!  Everyone else took the kids to see "Turbo".

It's really hard to make a good scary movie -- most directors don't bother to try.  They'll instead make "slasher" movies -- which really aren't really psychological scary.

Anyway, "The Conjuring" is kind of a cross between a haunted house movie and "The Exorcist".  Didn't rely on glitzy special effects but instead was a suspense-filled story.  Like I said, I thought it was really well done.

If you don't like scary movies, you won't enjoy it, though!

How about that reading?  We'll again pull two cards -- the first gives us a message, the second tells us a little more about how we might consider that message.

Our first card is -- The Seven of Pentacles.
A couple of people have written to me about their interpretation of this card ... which differs a little from mine.  That's fine -- many of us have our own feelings about a particular card.  I always get a particular message when I pull this card, so I'm going to stick with it.

This card depicts someone who has just completed a hard task -- and is taking a little time to feel satisfied about his efforts and the results (at least, that's how I see it!)  This is something that's been a little bit of a challenge -- there's no guarantee that things would have worked out.  When you're able to bring a challenging task to a successful conclusion, you SHOULD feel good about it!  You accomplished something.  Sure, someone else might complain about it ("You took too long", "You should have done it another way") and try to bring you down, but don't fall into the trap of feeling like you failed -- because you didn't. Not only is the task complete, but YOU did it.

Our second card gives us something to think about -- The Chariot.
The Chariot is a "will power" card -- this is someone who accomplishes something because he won't accept anything else other than success.  He'll find a way to make something happen -- even if the task is difficult.  He's not really big on accepting advice or listening to other people's opinion -- he's relying on his own feelings and interpretations -- and he wants to do it his way.

BTW -- I'm from the old school -- and the way I learned it, "he" and "his" are gender-neutral words.  "She" and "hers" are female; "he" and "his" are neutral ... unless the context notes the subject is male.  I can't stand work-arounds like "he/she".  When I use the words "he" and "his" I feel it applies to either gender.  If I used "she" and "her" instead, then I'd be specifically talking about a female subject.  That's just the way I learned it a million years ago in school.  If I changed, then I know my third grade teacher would show up and draw red "X"s all over my blog!

Back to the reading -- there are a couple of ways we can put these cards together.

One way would be to consider The Chariot to be validating the efforts portrayed in the Seven of Pentacles.  Yep, you did it your way and achieved your goal -- therefore, you should not only feel good about the results, but should also feel good about your abilities and focus in achieving those results.  Don't listen to nay-sayers -- after all, they're not the ones who accomplished what you did!

Another way is to consider that sometimes you've got to be The Chariot -- since you're the one on the spot, you need to take control.  Other people's opinions are relevant -- but you're making the final decision.  You're not going to please everyone, so don't try.  In fact, if you try to please everyone, you're likely going to fail.  No one else is in the same spot you are -- and just because someone expresses an opinion doesn't mean they actually care about what happens.  They'll just move on to the next project and express opinions from the outside without actually having a stake in the game.

So -- take pride in your accomplishments!  Don't listen to the nay-sayers!

Hope to talk to you again -- not sure if I'll make it again before the weekend; have to run an errand this weekend beginning Friday.  Will try -- if you don't hear from me, then have a great weekend and I'll see you next week!



Anonymous said...

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Moonlitcleric said...

caring for both my parents father has prostate cancer and early dementia and mum is in palliative care with a rare aggressive cancer (they have only see 14 cases) I am a disable Female Defence Veteran (CRPS - no turn off switch for this pain& early stage Parkinsons) the adopted eldest of two children other is biological and rarely turns up to visit mum...yesterday on the visits taking dad, he has two walking sticks I have one...totally zombied out its taxing I just thought' bloody hell why always me?' Australia does not allow Euthanasia and its a heart breaking,Palliative care Specialist and staff amazing your reading...and it made sense - for I have done and coped with very HARD things in my life...and now the one, my parents depend on totally...I only have two wishes they both die in their sleep...and somehow I find the names of my birth parents...I now know the Universe chose me, because anyone else would have simply buckled at the weight on their shoulders...thank you so so much a difficult time you have lit a lantern on my life blessed ...light blessings

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