03/29/16 Turn Me Loose! Nine of Swords

“The long, dark teatime of the soul isn’t nearly as romantic as one imagines.” Barbara Moore

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((The Steampunk Tarot, Moore and Fell))

IMPORTANT REMINDER: The Swords represent thoughts under our own control.

And that really is the bitch of it – no one to blame but ourselves – we must be responsible for our own thoughts and deeds. There has been a great deal of activity lately; the astral weather is stirring up everything everywhere and no one is immune. Under the current conditions, any downtime can lead to thoughts of doubt, fear, recrimination, guilt. The only solution is to stop ourselves from indulging in such thoughts.

I know what you are thinking, “Oh, sure! Easy for you to say! How??”

I suggest the following:

Cultivate stillness: Make a cup of tea, focusing entirely on the act (selecting the tea, choosing a mug, filling the kettle, assembling the honey, milk, etc).

Thought review: While slowly sipping the tea, allow the negative thoughts to come through, one at a time. Acknowledge each thought, and ask it (out loud if this is helpful to you, it works for me), “How are you helping me?”

Let it go: Anything that does not serve you must be released. Any thought not actively helping you accomplish anything positive must not be allowed to take up space in your best real estate – release those thoughts from your mind.

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((All images courtesy of Google Images and Facebook.))

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