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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Respect and Heartlessness

Daily Draw: Oracle of the Dreamtime ~ Crocodile

Subtitled Respect/Heartlessness. It took awhile to for this combination to make some sense.
  1. Tough Love would be a Respect/Heartlessness situation. Tough love is as much for the person doing it as for the person receiving it; we finally fully accept we must respect the addict/child/parent's actions and allow them to deal with the consequences.
  2. The rest would be directed to ourselves and only ourselves. Taking on too much at work. Others are perfectly capable of learning and doing what we clutch to our bosom, oh my precioussss.
  3. Families and relationships and self go begging while our egos are being stuffed with volunteer work.
  4. Oooo, our dirty little secrets. The computer would doubtless be number one. How exactly does Facebook enrich anyone's life in relation to the life it eats? All the chat rooms, forums, lists, videos, news sites...don't kid ourselves those aren't addictions of the worst kind. We disrespect our very life with the hours and months we throw away like empty gum wrappers. We need to wake up and be respectful and heartless/ruthless with ourselves most of all.

"By this curious turn of disposition I have gained the reputation of deliberate heartlessness; how undeserved, I alone can appreciate." ~ Emily Brontë 1818-1848

The deck this week is Australian Aboriginal art based, Oracle of the Dreamtime, first edition published by Journey Editions 1998. 176 page companion book by Donni Hakansom. Card art by six artists: Danny Eastwood, Jamie Eastwood, Francis Firebrace, Leah Dawn Prior, Rocky D. Savage, Ian Bundeluk Watson.

2 comments:

  1. I really love this oracle.
    It's really easy to judge someone using tough love, until you find yourself in a hole, and that's the only ladder out. Then you get the uncomfortable task of watching another learn the lessons they should have learned already.

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  2. Gosh, that was all so right, 1, 2 ,3 and 4. Very much food for thought

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