Monday, November 16, 2009

Shield Me. Or Not.

Daily Draw: Native American Tarot ~ 9 of Wands

Who carries a shield these days? How out of date can you get? But on reflection we all do. Mostly invisible ones but constantly with us. We are too fat/tall/short/thin so we avoid or turn down invitations to play/dance/swim/party. We have a sore toe/knee/elbow/eyebrow so we avoid or turn down a chance to cruise/fly/horseback/bike.

I'm reminded by this card these kinds of shields don't protect, they harm. For every single excuse we can think up to avoid something there is someone with a real reason not to participate, participating like mad, gleaning the joy/fun/triumph that might have been ours...if we'd just lose the shield. There is no excuse to avoid life and all it offers.

"Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings." ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross 1926-2004

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