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False Sense of Hope

For the next few months, I will choose a card from the African American Tarot deck as a prompt for my blog posts. Let’s see what spiritual insight I come up with!

2 of Swords + The Stars

I am in the process of writing my third book. Drumming up the discipline to write consistently has been no easy task. Yet, I keep pushing. At one point, the main character comes to a crossroads. She is faced with a major decision but has a great deal of confusion as to how she should proceed. This decision can and will alter the course of her life. Her mind says one thing and her heart says another. Her confusion stems from a false sense of hope. Hope keeps her from seeing the truth that is right before her eyes. She hopes circumstances will change enough to fit her vision of how things should be. Chances are they won’t.

When we ignore the truth and replace it with our hopes/dreams we choose to live in illusion. It is okay to be hopeful, it is not okay to use hope as a crutch. Are you accepting the truth of a situation or are you simply hoping things will change? Hope doesn’t alter reality, actions do.

 

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Create & Be a Blessing!

For the next few months, I will choose a card from the African American Tarot deck as a prompt for my blog posts. Let’s see what spiritual insight I come up with!

Ace of Wands + 6 of Pentacles

There is a spark of new creative energy entering your sphere of influence. Do you feel it? As summer approaches and the sun graces us with more of its presence we will be filled with this energy. What do you intend to create as a result? We mustn't squander this gift when it presents itself. There must be something you’ve been wanting to create. What lingers inside that needs to be released? What will you give birth to at this time? The 6 of Pentacles says that whatever you give birth to will be a blessing to yourself and others. Your creation will be a service to yourself and others. Do not delay.

Imagine if Barack Obama had ignored his political inclinations. Imagine if Oprah had decided to stay in Mississippi. Imagine if (insert your name here) ignored his/her dreams and never created (that thing). You have come with a purpose. You have come with a mission. Create and be a blessing!

 

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I Quit my Job

Knave of Pentacles + 7 of Pentacles

For the next few months, I will choose a card from the African American Tarot deck as a prompt for my blog posts. Let’s see what spiritual insight I come up with!

Have you ever had an experience that sets off a chain of events that you never saw coming? This experience can come as a spark of inspiration, an opportunity or even a piece of advice. New information and feelings come flooding in. You begin to plan your next steps not knowing where you will end up. You just follow that idea, that thought, that inspiration. Stepping out on faith, you see where it takes you.

This happened to me in 2010. I was so over going to a job I didn’t like. My spirit said no and I followed its lead. I quit. I walked away from the “security” of my city job and followed my heart. The time that followed was no cake walk. I struggled, worked odd jobs, and moved from place to place. But what came out of this spark of inspiration was my writing career. I began blogging and eventually turned that blog into a book. I then went on to write and publish another book.

You never know what will grow from the seeds planted by those moments of inspiration. I certainly didn’t expect to become a writer. And yet here I am. I had an idea. I followed through on that idea. I put in the work. My books are the fruits of my labor. To learn more about my books please visit http://ow.ly/A6jf30k9eND.

 

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Get Free

For the next few months, I will choose a card from the African American Tarot deck as a prompt for my blog posts. Let’s see what spiritual insight I come up with!

King of Chalices + 6 of Wands

When’s the last time you were emotionally balanced? When’s the last time you were at peace? Think about it. I’ll wait. Has it been a while? You are not alone. 13% of Americans are on antidepressants. Many who are not on psychiatric meds are using a number of other means to dull symptoms. How do we stop the madness? How do we stop the inner turmoil?

Rising above emotion is the key.  Many of us carry patterns in our emotional responses. We’ve been responding to the same experiences with the same thinking which leads to the same tired emotions. Some time ago I began to study my mind. I wanted to know why I felt the way I did. What I recognized almost instantly is that my negative, angry thinking would cause negative emotion. It was an Aha! moment for me. If I could avoid perpetuating negative, heavy thinking I could avoid the emotion that would inevitably follow. This my friends is emotional maturity. When a thought enters my field of consciousness I can say “No” and move on. If a thought continues to pop up I will not fight it because doing so is futile. I will just say “No” and divert my attention elsewhere. It takes practice. It takes awareness. The result of saying “No” to the same old tired thoughts/emotions is freedom. Get free.

 

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Indulge the Senses

For the next few months, I will choose a card from the African American Tarot deck as a prompt for my blog posts. Let’s see what spiritual insight I come up with!

The Sun + Ace of Chalices + The Hanged Man

As I write this my birthday is approaching. Birthdays always present a paradox for me. I am excited to be approaching another year of life (god-willing). Yet, I am disappointed that I am not where I thought I would be by this age. Each year around this time I experience a sense of joy and mourning.

A year is passing away while another is coming into fruition. And so the cards have fallen with this message. Encouraging you, encouraging me to play, to get out and have fun. Life is not meant to be lived without enjoyment of the senses. The human experience offers us opportunities to smell sweet scents, to tantilize tastebuds, to touch and be touched, to hear beautiful melodies, to see the beauty of creation.

What a waste to squander this gift. Joy and indulgence of the senses injects a fresh sense of well being into the human experience. It flows into our lives and leaves behind a refreshed emotional landscape. In the place of stress, sadness, and striving we find peace.   

This week’s message invites us to stop and smell the roses. Stop fighting and wishing things were different. Be still and see with the eyes of the heart. The eye which sees the truth, the truth that you are well. Now, get out and have some fun!!!


 

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