Monday, January 10, 2011

1/10/11—Finding Truth

Today's Draw: The Five of Poetry from the William Blake. Are struggling with inner doubts in your creative process? Does it seem like there are a lot of obstacles between you and your goals right now? What is the *truth* behind all of this?
The William Blake Tarot of the Creative Imagination is a non-traditional deck in many ways. The suits all correspond to creative processes...Painting, Science, Music and Poetry. And they don't necessarily track with the suits of a normal ta...rot deck. Being that this is from the poetry suit, it comes with a poem:

Thou art a man
God is no more
Thy own humanity
Learn to adore
For that is my
Spirit of Life
Awake arise to
Spiritual strife

This card covers all kinds of strife...inner demons, questions of conscience, disillusionment, power struggles. It calls us to remember that our spirit has separated from the heavenly plane and chosen to come to the earth plane. And being human means that we will have struggles and that they come to us to illuminate something within us. They are, or can be, a gift, if we choose to see them that way.

The question above, "what is the truth behind all this?" is actually a very deep question—and one we rarely ask. We tend to say "I'll never get a job", for example, when the truth is "I fear I'll never get a job". A lot of people are considering self employment right now and may be filling their heads with all sorts of fears. To them, I would say "what's the worst-case scenario? That you try, fail and have to get a job like the one you have now." So the reality behind the fears is really that you'll end up right where you are now, but with the experience and knowledge of what it takes to be self-employed under your belt.

See what I'm getting at? There is a truth behind the top-of-mind thoughts, struggles and fears that can be a far more productive thought for you to have. Get to that thought and see what opens up in your life as a result.

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