Thursday, January 8, 2015

Brave Up

Daily Draw: Oracle of the Dreamtime ~ Seven Sisters

The seven girls went to the elders and declared their intent to take and pass the test the boys took as passage into manhood. They accomplished the tasks without hesitation or murmur. The result being they were swept up to the night sky and remain there as the Seven Sisters or  Pleiades, as encouragement for all, for we know not what we can do until we try.

I'm reminded by this card of the young adult me, scared to call the rental ads, the power company, the garbage service.  Life eventually beats that out of us and we brave up in spite of ourself.  This is a good thing, but occasionally I'm a bit nostalgic for that naive trembling young lady. She had some good qualities, also lost in the transition from child to adult.

"Re-examine all you have been told. Dismiss what insults your Soul." ~ Walt Whitman 1819-1892

2 comments:

  1. I tell myself I have exchanged these girly qualities for more practical and wiser ones, but like you, I do miss my former more ignorant self
    sometimes; ignorance was bliss. :)

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  2. I tell my daughter about what an anxious teen I was, and how I lacked confidence about even the smallest things. She thinks I must be talking about someone else. :D Some of that lingers in the shadows, but thankfully the worst of it is gone. I think you're right; live long enough and life beats it out of us.

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