When I was in my early twenties, I knew EVERYTHING. Really! I knew how to raise perfect kids, even though I hadn’t any. I knew what it took to run the perfect company, although I’d never done it. I knew what it took to have the perfect relationship, even though nobody would have assessed my own that way—including me! You didn’t always even need to ask. I was more than glad to share my genius. Har!
I had the know-it-all syndrome in spades. Since then, I’ve tried to grow a little humility. (With varying degrees of success, I might add.)
I see this tendency a lot with spiritually bent people. They KNOW the way and there is no other. Just ask them…or wait a minute, and you’ll hear it anyway. If I were to look at all the revelations I’ve had even over the last six month for God’s sakes, the danger of assuming I have it “all figured out” by now is beyond obvious. Don’t forget this when you’re out there a-preachin’ your truth, man.
Here we have the Hanged Man (Neptune) and the Nine of Pentacles (Venus in Virgo). There cards together equal a prescription for enlightenment! There’s beauty (Venus) the the details (Virgo). But you’ll never see that if you don’t transcend (Neptune) yourself.
In order to learn how the universe works, you must let GO of your convictions that you already know! If you don’t, there’s no space to fill with a more complete understanding. It’s in that void that comes in releasing your preconceptions, letting go of your time-honored (and maybe treasured) beliefs, done in the spirit of FAITH, that allows more to take root. You can’t observe what’s really happening if you’ve stopped looking at anything but confirmation of what you already think you know.
It takes discipline and more than a little trust to constantly question, always ready to have your worldview disrupted at a moment’s notice. It’s like perpetually being a child, an innocent. This is the Fool’s Journey, and some days, it’s tiresome! I miss the old days, back when I knew everything. It was easier, far less strife and adjustment than approaching my convictions as hypothesis, a life-long work in progress.
I’ve come to believe we get exactly what we need at exactly the right time. This presupposes that we may not—okay, most certainly don’t—have that full and complete understanding now. And that’s beyond okay. It’s exciting! Because I love the reaching higher, and as long as I walk this pile of Earth and rocks, I want to live basking in the glory of ongoing growth and illumination. When you life this way, another miracle is always around the corner to surprise.
Maybe I’m utterly wrong, of course. But for the moment, this is my working hypothesis. “_
Do you feel you’ve got it figured out?
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