September 14

09/14/11: Earned Wisdom and the Void | 2 of Wands, 5 of Disks

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“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” –Lao Tzu

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One thing I sometimes forget, about letting go: even if the object of said detachment wasn’t healthy and left us feeling like crap, even if it drained and made us miserable, it doesn’t matter—initially, we’ll always feel a loss. Even painful circumstance is maintained with our compliance. We’re getting something from deal. So when doing without, we’re forced to face that void. The moment of detachment is a tug-of-war, when someone lets go of the rope. All the energy you’ve been using to maintain the situation is instantly freed. If you’re not properly supported, you’ll end up falling flat on your ass.

Today’s Tarot forecast is the Two of Wands and the Five of Disks. It’s not an easy thing, to step up to the plate and be willing to make big changes. There are pressures to maintain that status quo, even if but the expectations of others. You may have to pay attention to your train of thought, the people you surround yourself with, and just in general, the energy you invite into your field, you know?

Expect to feel a hole, that you used to fill up with frenetic energy, drama, and pain. Pay attention to how much of yourself you used up in maintaining the situation. Assess the true cost to you and those you care for. The sense of loss also comes as a function of how much living you’ve missed. Allow yourself to mourn it, sure, but know—it served a function for you, just as the void now does.

Our challenges may educate us, make us more compassionate, widen our perspective, or otherwise grow our souls. I wholeheartedly believe this. I don’t care if it’s nothing more than a bad example, you can get something useful out of any kind of Hell! Otherwise, it’s a waste of good brimstone. I’m not a wasteful gal.

And the void isn’t a waste, either. It gives you a chance to process and integrate. This is where the lesson is internalized. It becomes your own here, part of who you are and your new self-image.

Let yourself see clearly, both gains and losses when ready to detach. You need that light to remove all the residue. But maintain your compassion, especially for yourself! You spend exactly as much time there as necessary to get out of it whatever you need. And maybe you don’t know why you need it yet. But I’ve never seen wisdom earned that couldn’t be put to good use.

Do you get the “letting-go void?” How do you deal with it?

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  1. I have let go of pain. More specifically, I let go of a truth that was associated with pain. Or, it was ripped from me rather. You would think that this would bring relief. It did..eventually. But my initial reaction was, “oh my gosh, I don’t now how live without this inside of me!”
    I panicked. It was really scary..even though that doesn’t make sense. I cried. I felt fear. I mourned very deeply because it was almost like I had lost a friend. Weird, yes, I know.
    But, I think I get what you are saying.
    Great post Dixie
    :moon:

  2. Well, now! Great cards Dixie. I thought on them, and wasn’t getting a grasp on it, but knew something was there.
    And then Josi, I read YOUR post. And hoo-boy, that definitely kicked it up a notch. Especially the panic and fear part.
    Thank you, both of you. I’ll be digesting this today.
    (Burp.)

  3. Ah wise woman… all I can do is smile. The void is a beautiful thing and watching my thoughts with that expectation of waiting for the shoe to drop again. Perhaps that void is opening up new things or the return of the past. Do I really want to go there? I am feeling so light and fluffy now. well whipped. ha ha.
    Crying with the release yesterday and today… that mourning part of it fills that void with the bliss of Spirit. I count my blessings and learn in letting go while watching the others fall on their asses. I do offer a hand to help them up…in good sportsmanship. I walk away off, wishing them well.
    Again, the smile on my face… you do it everyday. I thank Spirit for you in my life. Such an amazing blessing you are, Ms. Dixie. thank you.

    1. And thank YOU, Jennifer. The “well-whipped” light and fluffy comment brought a smile to my face.
      And the crying……at the drop of a hat.
      And……watching others fall. Walking off. Wishing them well.
      WHEW.
      Lotsa that goin’ on.

  4. So many wise women here… I’m feeling grateful for all of you and your words and insight. Let me jump out of the shallow end, because you ladies are DEEP.

    Dixie, you are a blessing, and I’m going to focus on a sense of peace with letting go…

    :cat2:

    1. And Sofie, I agree!!! No swimming in superficial here. The women that speak here, with Dixie at the helm???
      AWESOME.
      You all are a :present:

  5. sometimes letting go is simply letting be…let it be…sometimes the hardest thing (tninking of the Beatles…Let It Be) basically do what you can, send out the good/light, pray, and hope for the best…not easy but essential.

  6. Dear Dixie, This reading resonated with me today. I have a dear friend in deep pain, because he’s having to let go of something. He’s having a hard time keeping the faith that it will be filled with light and love. Thank you so much for these cards and for your interpretation, which is spot on. :sun:

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