October 9

10/11/11: Litmus Test for Dead Weight | Page of Swords



“In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.” –Albert Einstein

Today’s Tarot is the Page of Swords or  Princess of the Rushing Winds, associated with Earth in Air. I sometimes see this young man heralding formal agreements, new ideas, or advising to apply reason to the task at hand. But we’ve been talking about taking care of ourselves. Representing Earth, the page is concerned with practical details of our daily lives. In Air, we want to use the sword of reason to detach from concerns that don’t belong to us. Cut out what doesn’t contribute to the bottom line.

In some ways, that IS psychic self-defense. But it’s also managing resources. You want to be clear on your mission. Then, you can use that clarity as a Litmus test to help making decisions. He’s giving us permission to choose for ourselves what we want, and the tools for living in accordance with that choice.

This isn’t about selfishness. Some goals may be about supporting others. But knowing your aims, you can choose only to do those things that actually DO help, not acting unconsciously and possibly contribute to dysfunction.

Does a decision support your core values? Good expenditure of your energy. Otherwise? Not such a good investment. We’ve only got so much time, energy…life, to spend creating here. There are only so many lives we’ll be touching, so many days we’ll be getting up to greet the sun, you know? Make the most of what you’ve got. Anything less is a waste.

The Page of Swords doesn’t tote old baggage. He doesn’t repeat old news, or care about how things used to be. He’s clear on what he wants, and thinks carefully on how best to achieve his aims. It’s not that he doesn’t support others. He’s just discriminating, because he wants to make the most impact through his decisions. Put your energy behind what you can support, what reflects your core values and convictions, and let go (with good intent) what  does not fit. Your load will be lighter and you’ll create a lot more without the drag.

Do you have clear mission(s)?

Morgan-Greer Tarot Deck
by Bill Greer & Lloyd Morgan

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  1. Wow, psychic self-defense has been on my mind a lot. I have heard this before: that a large part of it is just to try to empower your own goals, not simply hide behind protection.

    I tend to feel people’s comments like little arrows, but this tarot message seems to say again to ignore them and to power on with clear goals.

    My core values are about truth, justice and kindness, and I’m still shocked whenever I encounter anything less in others. When will I get that this is the earth plane with a mix of light and dark?

  2. WOW,WOW,WOW!!

    Dixie, you are just the best! This is exactly what I’m working on now. Stopping all the old patterns of stepping in, when what I need to do is STEP BACK. Worked hard on it yesterday, and got a handle on it.
    So now, when someone says something I disagree with, I say….
    “That’s an interesting point of view!”
    (No agreement, and no argument, either!)

    And when I make an assumption, or judgement myself, I say the same thing –
    “That’s an interesting point of view I have – this point of view about _____.”
    It’s kinda cool – if you say that a few times to yourself, you can feel the energy around it dissipate. That way, I don’t have any energy invested it whatever it is, and I can use the energy for myself, for moving ahead!

    As always, Dixie – a bulls-eye!!!
    Thanks so much!

  3. I’m trying to get clear on my mission! But it’s not easy. I have to keep asking myself questions: does this take me toward my divine purpose, or does it take me away from it? Does this make my heart expand, or do I feel contracted and burdened? Is this the creature I want to feed, or should I let this one starve? Where is the best place for my energy to go?

    It gets tiring sometimes, trying to sift through it all. But I’m getting there!

  4. Ooooh! I love this follow-up to yesterday. Clear on my mission… detaching from concerns that don’t belong to me. You (I!) got it. Thank you!

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