Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Trapped in Fear: Lookie Here at Your Demons
Now here is a funny example of how I pulled a card, expecting a positive suggestion and instead got a look at my demons! Hahaa. Like the last pull, I was hoping for one thing, but got another. Isn't that the definition of life? That's control freakism at its finest: try to get an oracle to respond a certain way. It kind of defeats the purpose, I think...
I like that this deck has been very thought-provoking for me in the short time I've been using it. This card, the 8 of Swords, is a thought-provoking card in and of itself, but I like this version in particular. Instead of surrounded by a stand of swords, this person is in a kind of prison, but the prison is his mind. This is a perfect visual for this card!
I think this card makes me think of how counseling, or therapy of some sort can be helpful for these places, but action can also be helpful. When people are trapped in fear-based thinking sometimes the only way out is to just take courageous steps forward even if it's the last thing you want to do.
This is something I've been working on lately, but I still have a tendency to do what this card says. Time to cut through those self-imposed limitations.