Every year, Kayleigh Jean from Falcons and Pentacles offers April Fool’s Journey – prompts for exploring the Major Arcana (the Hero’s Journey) through divination though tarot cards and a writing prompt. These are the cards I pulled for my own exploration – try pulling cards for yourself – or – get a reading from me.
Prompt for the Strength card: What is my greatest inner Strength?
My greatest inner Strength is consciously choosing Love. I release fear that is thrust upon me, or that comes from my unconscious self. I recognize that I have free will, and I go with decisions that feel expansive in my body and heart, rather than decisions that leave me contracted and uneasy.
Love opens me to blessings bigger than myself.
I resolve to ask, “What would love do?” and then follow the way.
I saw this video after I posted this – but wanted to add it here because I feel it makes sense with this draw.
Love is powerful. There is Strength in loving – of witnessing trauma, of feeling trauma, of admitting trauma – and choosing love.
And as I shared in comments with my blog friend Jordan Hoggard – “I think the physical steps those men took, may be far more powerful than just sitting there and talking one on one. The step, the embodiment, the witness, and the compassion!”
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Be well! So much love!
3 thoughts on “April Fool’s Journey 2020 – Strength”
🙂 Yeah, Class 5’s are not for me anymore. They have a way of just popping people not set properly out of the boat like popping a champagne cork or flipping a coin. Ohhhhh DAYum, somebody just stomped on the eject button. Big oops. It’s a lot like riding a bull, though at least with a bull you’re leather wrap strapped in by the hand, and can run once off and on the ground. Of course the dismount there the 1st several times goes something like, “Uh Oh. I guess getting on was the easy part, staying on had its moments, though NOW, how I do I get off this thing??!?” Those are some strange few seconds there at the end.
I recommend taking a wild ride on the Colorado, meaning to just be out there rafting in the wild on a several day trip where you pull over off the river late afternoon each day, set up camp, enjoy the evening, and immerse yourself in the night pool of stars. It’s a place where I never felt small, felt to be an integral part of everything… just not an animal’s diet. They get a wide berth of right-of-way out there. That’s a way cool experience.
It’s great to hear you “release fear that is thrust upon you.” Solid boundaries. Love it, as fear is simply a sign to your awareness “to notice,” though there’s no reason for anxiety to kidnap it and turn it into “afraid.”
“Releasing fear thrust upon me.” I really like that. No reason to take something on that is really someone covertly telling you their fear via projection.
This harmonizes with the self-control (read in: wits and calm and grace under fire of experienced awareness), clarity of vision, and simplicity I associate with the Strength card. And, it dances with the vitality, reciprocation, and epic spiral of giving and receiving in powerful witness I associate with The Lovers card. !!!! You NAILED it!
“… decisions that leave you contracted and uneasy.” Wonderful description of the Life Experience Road Sign that just reads “NOPE” with the subtext of “Move along, nothing to see here as I’ve already just flowed you right away from me.”
Your post and the “decisions that leave you contracted and uneasy” remind me of steering around rocks in the river on Class 5 rapids — well, to the extent that steering is what it’s called there. Lol, though slipping right by, or moving the rocks to slip right by is what I’m driving at to express a dynamic and strong flow regardless of the intensity so those crashes of things thrust upon oneself are shirked, slipped, and washed by…well, forever… and possibly more or less depending when they are full-on intense.
Strength as carded by The Lovers. Thanks for the great expression of the combo. You made them feel like a binary star system. Guess GAWD was a woman after all.
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Jordan, thank you for the dance! It is fun to flow with this tarot journey.
I have never had a ride on rapids! It’s funny, I always imagined myself moving out west and taking a wild ride on the Colorado – and I never have. Some day! Well maybe not Class 5!
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