I use tarot and oracle cards as tools for reflection and contemplation. Rather than divining the future, they are a way for me to look more deeply at the "now."
"The goal isn't to arrive, but to meander, to saunter, to make your life a holy wandering." ~ Rami Shapiro

Friday, February 26, 2016

Power of the Few

From the Sun and Moon Tarot, the Ten of Pentacles; from the Wisdom Keepers Oracle, Revolution:
          What can you grow when you're in a committed relationship with other people? I think of families, businesses, support groups, clubs, teams and other organizations. The Ten of Pentacles represents abundance and security on all levels. Hard work and loyalty can build and sustain just about anything (just as the opposites can tear them down). In the Revolution card, the Celtic symbols and keyhole tattooed on this woman's forehead reminded me of Boudica. Queen of the Iceni tribe, she was supposed to take over leadership when her husband was killed. But the Romans honored no such laws, especially for women; they flogged Boudica, raped her daughters and took the Iceni lands as Roman property. She led her tribe and others against the Roman Empire, not just to exact revenge, but to attain the respect and peace the Britons deserved. Though the uprising was initially successful (and caused Nero to consider removing forces from Britain), Boudica was eventually defeated. But she and her troops made a lasting impression. A bronze statue of her riding high in her chariot now stands on the Thames embankment next to the Houses of Parliament in the old Roman capital of Britain, Londinium (now known as London).
Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed people to change the world. In fact, it is the only thing that ever has.
~ Margaret Mead


4 comments:

  1. This is always such an important message. The power of the individual is just that, powerful. Unfortunately in this world of faceless statistics, we feel like a number often times and that we have no power.

    Individual face to face communication is lessened and we are creating children who are less empathetic.

    The power of the individual should never be underestimated.

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    1. Gather together a few committed individuals, and change can happen. :)

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  2. Amen! I can testify to that. Our very small seaside village raised over in less than two months, 21 thousand dollars for a Syrian family that now lives here, and we will no doubt be having another family arrive in the next year.

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    1. Wow, that is both impressive and heart-warming!

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