Monday, April 29, 2013

4/30/13—Expressing Your Unique Gift

You're going to get Classic posts a lot this week because I have a lot going on. BUT I wanted to alert you all to an EXTRA post that will appear at on Wednesday starting at 11am. It's part of a Tarot Blog Hop and from that one post, you'll be able to access 20 blogs that are all part of the same Blog Hop. So there will be TWO posts on Wednesday and if you're a tarot person, it will be fun for you to hop from blog to blog and discover other sites! Now on to the show...

Today's Draw Classic*: The King of Chalices from the Fire Tarot. Whether physical, intellectual, creative or otherwise, what is your unique way of expressing yourself in this world? What special something might you have that others don't? And how can you share it with others?

I came across this quote and found it compelling:

"There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost." - Martha Graham

The dragon King of Cups has that fire and unique expression to share with others. He comes to us today to let us know that we all have something special to share with others. Sometimes we can't identify it, even though it's there. Sometimes it's something we hold close because people have judged it in the past...or because we judge it ourselves. Sometimes we don't realize the value of our knowledge or don't think others will find a need for it. And, of course, sometimes we actually share it, whether at work or through other means.

But just because you don't know what it is or have doubts about it, doesn't mean you don't have it. We all have a special light, a special fire burning within us. And like the dragon in today's card, we are all so much bigger than our containers. We bandy about the saying "I'm only human", and while that may be true in some senses, it's not in others. Depending on what you believe, you are also spirit and source. You are the culmination of many lifetimes of knowledge. You are energy and creation. So much bigger than the vessel you occupy. And even the simplest among us were given a gift to share that no one else possesses.

I think mine lies in my communications ability. Many people have said I can tell difficult truths non-judgmentally and make you feel like you're bigger than those things...that you're ok despite those things. In fact, I probably have the same problem myself. I do it in these blogs—admit to my faults and foibles so that others know they're not alone. And so some can feel superior...haha. Ultimately I want people to understand that you can be wise and a doofus at the same time. Spiritual and flawed. Evolved and needing.

We're not just one thing or another. We're the whole spectrum. Yet we tend to compare ourselves to others all the time. I was talking to a friend not long ago who is going through a divorce and he mentioned how all the people he and his wife used to hang around with had happy marriages. And I told him that many of those happy marriages were probably just an illusion. He was certain they were not. So I asked him what his friends thought of his marriage to his wife in the weeks prior to their split. Did they appear happy? And I think, at that moment, he got it. The ride to and from those dinner parties might have been a bitch, but when they were at them there would be no indication of a problem. So why couldn't that be true about everyone else in the room? Every time we compare ourselves to someone else, we're comparing ourselves to an assumption. A fairy tale.

But I digress...haha. What's your special gig? Do you even have a clue? And if you know what it is, how can you share it with others? If you don't know what it is, that's ok. In general, we're not taught to think of ourselves as special. But noodle on it a while and see what you come up with. It's there. :)

*Taken from a post originally written on 8/30/11


  1. Well, I don't see much of the doofus, but I like the sentiment :)

  2. If you have exorcized your inner doofus, I salute you. Mine, however, just reared its ugly head...haha. :)

    1. Sorry, I meant I don't see much of the doofus in you! :) And if you mean the Blog Hop link, that sh*t always happens. Blame blogger, not yourself :D

  3. Chloe, I was talking about the links, but sometimes I surprise myself at how dense I can be. I can laugh about it because I'm intellectually secure...haha...but it's odd. We're never ENTIRELY anything. I definitely have my "blond" moments. Not usually when I'm writing, though. ;)

    1. "Blond" moments, LOL! But then, as a natural brunette, what's my excuse? ;D