Thursday, June 7, 2012

6/8/12—Escaping Fear

Today's Draw: The Eight of Swords from the Zombie Tarot by Paul Kepple, Ralph Geroni and Stacey Graham. If you want change and haven't gotten it, why do you think that is? Do you feel imprisoned or held back by something? Are you wondering how to break the chains that hold you back?

First things first. HOORAY! I got my Zombie Tarot!!!! Woo hoo! Woo hoo!


Now on to more serious matters. Since I've already decided to talk about manifestation this week, I'm going to read this card in relation to that. The Eight of Swords is about fears, limitations, toxicity and paralysis. It's about that moment or phase where you want to move forward but you just can't. And even though nobody likes this word, if you're in this phase, you're indulging a victim mentality. 

Walk into the, unknown.
Anytime you have excuses for why you can't move forward that's what you're doing. Because you can always move forward. It doesn't have to wait until your children are grown or until you get a promotion or until the weather is better. The prison that binds you is usually in your head. And of your own making. And a lot less inescapable than you make it out to be. 

Like we talked about yesterday, you just need to think a new thought. Or at least be honest about it. Instead of "I can't do XYZ until I have more money in the bank", why not just tell it like it is? "I can't do XYZ because I'm afraid I'll fail." Or, "I'm afraid of what will happen if I succeed." 

Hold your head up high and move forward with your life!

As long as you keep pointing to reasons outside of yourself—your kids, job, financial situation, spouse, etc.—you're powerless. You're a victim. And, conveniently, you don't have to change. But when you see the prison exists within your head—that it's a fear—then you not only have to claim responsibility for your inaction, but you also have to claim your power over it. And once you claim your power over it, change will come. All it takes is one step.

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