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

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Forced Cooperation?

From the Spiral Tarot, the Three of Cups; from the Sacred Journey Cards, "Forgiveness:"
          Now who in their right mind goes dancing and prancing in the pumpkin patch while wearing such formal attire? I'll bet when they accidentally step on a pumpkin and ruin their satin shoes, they'll be upset. These ladies appear much too restrained for the Three of Cups for my taste. They are doing what is expected of them, but there doesn't seem to be any authentic, let-your-hair-down celebration going on. The SJ card suggests forgiveness is an issue. Have you ever signed on for something out of a sense of obligation then regretted it later? I always feel resentful in those types of situations. The joy of service that might naturally be present is removed by believing I was forced to cooperate. Yet I am holding someone responsible for something they didn't do. I was the one who agreed to help, so the fault rests on my shoulders. If I can forgive myself for not being honest and let the other party off the hook, I'll bet we'll be shimmying and shaking in no time with real exuberance.


  1. Dancing with exuberance.... Mmm that sounds great. I sometimes wish we could all come together and dance.....I wouldn't mind signing up for that :)

    1. I suppose instead of waiting for the stars to perfectly align, we should just start the music and do it. Those who want to join in, we can welcome to the party!