Pick Your Battles

The image above appeared in my Facebook feed a couple of days ago. Anything that makes me giggle snort gets and instant share so I passed this one along with the comment ‘I needed to hear this… 40 years ago.’

Even in primary school, I was the kind of person who wouldn’t hesitate to use her own body as a shield between victims and their bullies. It’s this sort of mental attitude that made me do this and this… and it’s this kind of attitude that has gotten me into heaps of trouble in the past. Trouble that, frankly, I could have done without since it didn’t even belong to me to start with.

This meme reminded me of the 5 of Swords – a card that has been stalking me for about a year now. The 5 of Swords also made an appearance in the week ahead forecast, so it’s been on my mind more than usual. I was wondering if there would be some kind of test for me, associated with this card, in the week ahead…

As you may be aware, there is a Full Moon in Virgo today. The message from the angels for this lunation is about weeding out what no longer serves us, so that we can plant beauty, hope and inspiration in our sacred garden. When I pulled the 5 of Swords from the Phantasmagoric Theater Tarot as my card of the day, I did another giggle snort.

Phantasmagoric Theater Tarot

You see, I had just given a potential battle wide berth and was feeling quite pleased with myself. It was a big one too; one involving a sizeable chunk of the metaphysical community and one that potentially ties in with past battles. I temporarily gripped the handle of my sword and flexed my biceps, before I let the sword drop with a sigh of relief.

Not my circus, not my monkeys.

And most definitely NOT my battle. No good would come of it. So it looks like I’m weeding out my instinct to pick every battle this Full Moon… and about time too. I will be 50 next year!

I attribute my success in letting go of this habit to pick ALL the battles, at least in part to having practised intermittent fasting for just over a month. My focus for this fast was more spiritual development and less weight loss (though the latter was pretty much inevitable – I lost a stone so far).

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As for the 5 of Swords image above, the Phantasmagoric Theater LWB book says: 

The Five of Swords represents a parting of ways and the importance of letting go.

In the card image, we see the Princess of the Labyrinth reluctantly accepting that her doctor has to go. She wants him in her life so she can keep clinging to her imaginary illnesses…



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