November 29

11/29/11: Sacred Cow Illusions | Rev 8 Swords, Rev 7 Cups


“Attachment is the great fabricator of illusions; reality can be attained only by someone who is detached.” Simone Weil

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Reversed 8 of Swords and Reversed 7 of Cups: You CAN be free if you’re willing to release illusions. It may sting for a minute but it’s usually a relief, once you get down to it. It takes a large amount of energy to keep any light from making it through the cracks. It’s tiring. And letting go sure opens up possibilities!

If you find yourself doggedly clinging to a specific view, emotionally invested, it limits growth, effectively blinding you to higher perspective. You may find certain issues are just painful to broach or tendency to feel upset questioning a sacred (emotional) cow. That’s a pretty good hint you’ve got something hiding behind the curtain, some other energy feeding into it that could stand to be addressed. There’s an interest in maintaining an illusion, or it wouldn’t be maintained. Look for the interest, the purpose it’s serving you.

Whatever it is you don’t feel like you can question? Be open to hearing it—without judgment, please—if there are indications to look. Have compassion and forgive yourself, and you’ll feel safe enough to turn on the light.

Does this resonate with you?

 Mystic Dreamer Tarot
by Heidi Darras

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  1. I question everything. It’s ridiculous. But, I definitely know what you are saying here and see lots of people trapped in their own delusions. I’ve been there. And at times, it does feel safe. But it is a false security. The freedom that accompanies letting it go is phenomenal if you are brave enough to take that first step toward reality. I mean, that 8 of swords is one of the most claustrophobic cards I know. Breaking out of that mind set is the best thing ever. Great thing about it is everyone has the power to do this


  2. I already have, and it wasn’t a delusion. I always look at my own behaviour, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t think of something as being unfair. I know why I’ve had trouble letting go, though.

    I also now seem to have a couple of people who think of me as enemies, which is new. People usually like me, once they’ve known me for a while, but my attitude has been up and down (mostly down) all year. What’s odd is that there are ways in which I’m now stabilized, but not as much as I’d like to be; I can be thrown easily (but getting up is also easier, once the main sting passes), but I still can’t be sure that I’ll be okay long-term. I thought I would be earlier this year, and then the late Summer and Autumn happened. I feel like I should have a fake moustache to twirl – knowing that somebody thinks of me that way, upsets me, and brings my attitude down again, but in this case, I see where the timing could make things worse, and I understand. I’m still upset, though, and do not need to be prodded. The stabilizing is only so much, and if someone wants to push me so far, that I do something that crushes my family… I’m only here because of my family.

  3. Ah, I don’t like to come off so negative. I’m sorry. I like your writing, and you make sense. I’ve noticed that whenever I’ve thought that I will have trouble forgiving someone for something, right alongside that is that I will have trouble forgiving myself as well.

    My mother said that she feels like we’re under our very own rain cloud that’s following us around. The fact that some people actually decided that I was a certain way, and made enough passive-aggressive comments to upset me – and set me up to fail – just… cruelty. and they aren’t even who I was referencing in the first part of my comment. this is new ground for me. hopefully not that fertile, though.

  4. One of my favorite sayings is “I reject your reality and insert my own!”, I say this as a joke but I realized I’ve lived this way about a certain topic/person/potential for quite some time. Recently (with Dixie’s help)I’ve been able to pull back the “Veil of Illusion” on this & myself regarding this & see ALL of it for what it really WAS & IS from ALL perspectives.

    I don’t beat myself up anymore about the illusion as it served a purpose at the time yet it’s time to let go & this can be done because the lights been turned on and I have a a 250 watt bulb in that fixture!

    Thanks for the reminder Dixie! Sacred Cow or Bull be gone!!

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