The human spirit's ability to overcome any obstacle, is strength. Strength is about knowing you can endure life’s obstacles. This year alone has given you great stamina and persistence, balanced with underlying patience and inner calm. You are committed to what you need to do. Go about it in a way that shows your composure and maturity.
When the Strength Tarot card appears, you are fueled by your inner strength, personal power, strong will and determination. Do not rule by trying to control others; quietly influence and persuade.
Others may underestimate your power because it's ‘invisible’ – but see that as an advantage. You can control a situation without excessive, outward force. No one knows it’s you calling the shots.
Your strength gives you the confidence to overcome any growing fears, challenges or doubts. Feel the fear and do it anyway! If you've been burnt out or stressed, the Strength card encourages you to find the power within yourself to persevere. You have got what it takes to see this situation through to its eventual end. You’re a loyal friend and a solid supporter, willing to step up and be present when others are in need, and you might also feel compelled to hold space for someone who needs your strength and support.
Tame’ your animal instincts, gut reactions, and raw emotions. Channel these initial responses constructively. It’s normal for feelings such as anger, rage, sadness, guilt or shame to arise in certain situations. However, it’s what you do with these emotions that makes all the difference. Stay awake. Be conscious of your instinctual urges and bring them into balance with the greater good. This is no time to act out in rage or hatred. Approach your situation from a place of forgiveness, love and compassion. Working with a therapist may also help you create coping strategies for what comes up.
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I took an amazing workshop this weekend, hosted by Jess Dervin Ackerman of Heart in Politics: Communicating Across Difference. I jumped at the chance when she published this event because it's been a particularly hard time staying present and staying in relationship with people who don't necessarily agree with us, or find our values worth listening to. Our current culture has made is to easy 'delete' people from our social media feeds and our lives and gosh, I've been guilty of this to create a boundary that feels protective of my energy and space. But as a spiritual practitioner, that doesn't rub me the right way knowing full well that relationships are the souls currency. I had a major breakthrough in this workshop - major. It's been so hard dealing with loud, anxious, obnoxious people shoving their opinions and beliefs down my throat every day. I showed up to this shared space exhausted and left connected and inspired. I'd move mountains to share this kind of raw and vulnerable opening with you. Is there someone you can't speak to anymore because of a difference of opinion, politically, spiritually or otherwise? Would you like to take this journey with me? I'd love to see a show of hands so that I Jess and I can plan a date for us to do this beautiful and necessary work together. - My love to you and thank you - MG.