Saturday, October 26, 2013
Death and the Devil: Letting Go of Negative Thinking and Other Bad Habits
So I got another cheesy tarot app for my phone. :) This one is the Crystal Visions Tarot. I admit I like it. There are some aspects of it that I don't like, but I kind of like the simple and soothing (yet colorful) art style. I have to admit that it has a naive quality to it, as if a 13-year-old girl drew it, but that's part of its charm. So here's a duo I pulled today. Death and the Devil. Haha! Kinda heavy.
What I came up with for this duo was the end of negative thinking. For me the Devil most often refers to any bad habit or negative spiral. I know there are other bad habits I have (caffeine? carbs?) but I'd say that the worst of all of my bad habits is anxiety and self-undoing. If I am feeling really bad and in an anxiety spiral, then it feeds all of my other negative habits (not eating well, not sleeping well, negative emotional reactions) in a kind of all-out cluster of misery!
Something else that sprung to mind when seeing the Devil was letting go of my negative body image. That's another big issue that I've been thinking about a lot lately. It impacts my sex life in a bad way, and my self-esteem in general. Something to think about! I wish I felt comfortable lounging around naked eating an apple!
So. I am going to take this reading in that vein since this is an area I've been actively working on via affirmations and cognitive retraining.