Monday, February 7, 2011

2/7/11—Owning Your Power

Today's Draw: The Magician from The Maroon Tarot. Do you ever feel some force has taken hold of your life and is dragging you along? Are there situations you feel powerless to change? Do you have the resources you need to make positive adjustments in your life?
The Magician card reminds us all that we have power over our situations. Usually seen surrounded by the main symbols of the tarot, this card tells us we were born with the innate resources it takes to manage our lives. In the Maroon Tarot, shows a powerful figure manipulating earth, air, energy and water to his will.

The Magician wants us to realize our powers...our power over thoughts, our inner fire, our daily comforts and our emotions. We are only victims if we allow ourselves to feel that way. And we are only victimizers if we allow ourselves to feel that way. Other people's words and actions only have the amount of impact on you that you allow them to. Even in controlling relationships, you have choices. If the other person will not and cannot change, you can make a change that affects the overall dynamic. You are not bound to the status quo.

The same goes for all areas of your life. You may not be able to change the fact that a loved one is dying, but you can change the way you respond to and think of their death. You might not be able to change money issues you're having, but you can start feeling more abundant in this very moment. The point is that we often forget how much power we have to make changes that bring us closure, peace of mind, clarity, love, abundance, forgiveness....whatever we're looking for our in our lives....all without having to change others in order to get it. You are not left without choice. There is always a way. Whether or not you're willing to put that power or change to work for you, is up to you.

This has recent relevance in my life. So often we think we have one choice, especially when it comes to relationships with others. But the truth is, "the one choice" we're thinking of is the choice we're accustomed to making or the choice that is traditionally made. There are an infinite number of choices you can make, however. Just stop looking at things so black and white....all or nothing. There's an entire spectrum of choice you can make without the other person even having to cooperate at all.

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