Nourish what you’re searching for and you will open the doors of understanding and wisdom. Stop listening to the negative talk that creates fear and hatred. Learning about others or other things doesn’t mean you will become what you learn. Rather it means you will become more tolerant and less afraid of the world around you. After all, if your views can’t stand up to your own criticism, then perhaps they are more flawed than you initially thought. Be mindful of your own misunderstandings and more importantly, how you act upon those misconceptions.
Swords represent Strength & Weakness, Struggle & Endurance, Animosity & Respect. Whither upright or inverted, Swords can provide any of these characteristics to your day. You can focus on the negative, or the fear and draw more of that animosity toward you. Or you stand with strength and respect by refusing to follow the hate and anger. It’s really up to you and how you put your beliefs into practice on a daily basis.
It takes strength to stand up against ignorance and learn about the world around you. It takes respect of the self and one’s own beliefs to be open to the views of others. That respect doesn’t mean you must live in fear that someone will try to “convert” you to their ways. You control what you believe and how you view the world. Not someone else.
But learning about others could help you to see that most people are much more a like than they are different, regardless of belief, race, sex and everything else that puts people in this box over that box. Why be afraid of what you don’t understand or don’t know?
Learning is a process of exploration that can be interesting and exciting. It can also be surprising when you discover all the tales and stories of woe that you have been told are untrue and built on hate. In this season of peace and joy, take time to learn about something you don’t know. Explore the world and become part of its growth toward tolerance and understanding. Tis the season for it. Be Merry and put your beliefs into practice.
Additional Reading for today:
- 10 Commandments To Live By – Keeping Your Perspectives Positive
- Mindfulness – Being Aware Of Your Spiritual Manifestation
- As Above, So Below
- What Is Paganism? A Basic Description of Paganism & Pagan Metaphysics
- What Is Pagan Metaphysics?
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