“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
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?
|The Sacred Circle Tarot: A Celtic Pagan Journey |
by Anna Franklin
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