Adversity and stress can reveal a lot about character.
To be honest, I’m not very interested in what people might consider flaws of character here, though. There can be a lot of reasons why people don’t behave the way we believe they should. Most of those reasons we aren’t in the position to understand.
Most of those reasons are not mine to manage. I don’t want to self-appoint as judge of anyone’s moral character beyond my own. It’s not of particular interest to me most of the time.
I’m thinking more about the other side here. Sometimes, when life becomes difficult and demanding, when pain shows up, then the people show up in a way you may not have imagined beforehand.
These folks can serve as lighthouses: blasting love, caring, and kindness. They may not even be able to do anything specific to help, but even the smallest of gestures, even just showing a basic understanding of where you are, helps to orient, leaving you feel less lost and alone as you look to gain wisdom, process, and navigate your own way.
Look for your lighthouses next week. They will be there.
Next Week in the Cards
Here the forecast in audio (mp3) or read the transcript below.
It’s really been a while since I’ve seen such a pleasant card for the forecast. Kind of surprised. However, I will take it without hesitation.
For the outlook next week, I have the Ten of Cups upright. For advice, we got the Hermit upright. [Cards from the Universal Rider Waite Mini.]
There is a lot of love out there and I think there’s a real good chance you’ll be able to feel it next week. Family here can be chosen family. It can be birth family; it can be family by marriage. It can be a community of people that you just happen to have something in common with. Whatever it is, that love, that mutual desire for goodness in one another’s lives, that sense of belonging and being wanted and welcomed is important.
It’s loud, it’s real. In terms of advice, enjoy that connection and then retreat as you need to, as you feel moved to, in order to process and understand.
Now, I don’t take this particular forecast of the Ten of Cups to mean that everything’s going to be sunshine and roses next week. In fact, it might just be the opposite.
It might be a really tough week for many people, but sometimes when the situation is tough, that’s when the love and the connection and those ties are the most evident.
So, take your time, take the downtime that you need, take the space that you need to process and understand and connect to your inner wisdom and recognize, appreciate, acknowledge and love back the people in your life that love you. They matter, you matter. It all helps.
That’s what I got for you. Have you found your lighthouses?
I hope you have a great week. Much love and peace out from the Goddess.