Archive | December 2013

A Lesson In Tolerance

Strength

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

A Tale of Caution

Today’s 12/17 Tarot Meditation Message received a comment on Facebook that generated a bit of interest. So much so that I received a few emails and FB message about it. I acquired permission from the comment poster to share what she said and to give a little tale that I hope answers some of the messages and emails I received.

Let me first put this in context.

The Facebook Tarot Meditation Promo:
Being a spiritual being isn’t measured by who yells the loudest or who degrades other beliefs the most. It comes from living your life in the every day actions according to what you believe. What you express to others is what you will receive back. If you want respect for your beliefs, you must first give respect to others and their beliefs. ~ Click the link to read all of today’s message.

Myranda’s Comment to the Promo Post:
Perfect for me. A “Christian” in my office overheard me talking to one of my friends who is a new pagan about Yule. The Christian felt the need to interrupt us and tell my friend she’s too young to listen to a devil worshiper and she needed to come with her “right now” and pray to God for protection. Some people are amazingly ignorant. Continue reading

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Strength –

 

Strength

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

Strength of the soul doesn’t come from yelling at the top of your lungs so you can be heard over others. It comes in the everyday moments when you smile at a stranger, show compassion to your enemies and care for those you love. Instead of trying to fight those who would put you down, try living up to your beliefs and show them compassion and kindness. You may actually prove your point much better, by showing the silent strength of your soul, than trying to brandish your sword and battle cry.


Additional Insight:

Being a spiritual being isn’t measured by who yells the loudest or who degrades other beliefs the most. It comes from living your life in the every day actions according to what you believe.

What you express to others is what you will receive back.If you are constantly putting down the major religions in order to make yours seem superior or more historically accurate, aren’t you doing the same thing they’re doing? If you want respect for your beliefs, you must first give respect to others and their beliefs.

Others may go out of their way to degrade your views, hate what you believe or even denounce you because you don’t believe as they do. Consider their own belief system and ask them when did their God give them the authority to pass judgement on you? There’s no reason to argue about it. You’re not going to change their minds. And if you’re steadfast in your beliefs, they’re not going to change yours.

Instead of trying to argue who is right or who is better, try to share some facts about their misconceptions and look for the things you do agree on. We are much more alike than we are different. We all share a desire for peace and happiness. We all desire a place where life is safe and not filled with wars or battles over religious intolerance. We all desire a life of caring and compassion for our neighbors and hope they do the same for us. Where communities come together not only in times of tragedy or necessity, but in all the times of the year.

The true measure of living a spiritual life is putting into practice the things you believe, not only in the crowd of others who share your views, but amongst those who don’t believe as you do. The measure of a person isn’t in the battles they fought and won. It’s in the peaceful walk they made through life amongst their fellow spirits.

You can order a personal reading from Spring through the Services at Spring’s Haven. We offer both in-house and email/phone/skype consultations. As a Ministerial organization, all our consultations are private and strictly confidential.


© Springwolfs HankoSpringwolf Reflections 2013 Motto:
I attract and acquire more happiness and financial abundance than I know what to do with!

© 2013 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Next On The Ænigma Project – The 12 Days Of Christmas?

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Tonight we talk history and reveal the origins of some of today’s “traditional” Christmas events. Where did 12 days come from? Why do we decorate with red and green? Why do we hang mistletoe over the doorway and expect a kiss from a special someone when we stand under it? All this and more for this festive time of the year.

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Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Knight of Pentacles –

Knight of Pentacles
Stop looking for a fight at every turn. The world really isn’t out to get you. Stop allowing the frustrations of others to become personal attacks on you. It’s not always all about you! Sometimes it takes more courage to allow others to express their views, believe what they choose and dream as they may; even if those things don’t include you. Courage is not in the hands, it’s in the heart. Have the courage to be patient with others and especially with yourself.


Additional Insight:

Stop looking outside yourself for approval. If you believe you’re doing all you can to make things right, or change things for the better, then be content with that. You have nothing to prove to anyone, but yourself.

Allow others to express their frustrations and fears as they may without taking it to heart. You’re not the only one who has the right to let out your emotions or to feel angry about what’s going on around you. And that includes the negative self-talk you play in your head.

You can’t fight the battles at both ends. You can’t be everything to everyone around you. Yet you may have been operating under the assumption that you must be. That is an outlook that you’ve created for yourself, so any small thing that goes wrong is of course, your fault. Stop it! Stop taking on the responsibilities of others that aren’t yours to hold. Stop being accountable for everyone and everything. You don’t control the Universe, so stop trying to carry the weight of the world on your shoulders. It really isn’t yours to hold up alone.

The duties of the Knight are to stand watchful for danger, not to go out looking for trouble. Their duty is to protect and guard, not to start battles or wars in the name of the entire kingdom. Watch over your personal domain and let the rest of the world take care of itself.

Be the knight that knows when to stand up with sword ready to protect those in need. And when to kneel to show compassion for one who has fallen and no longer has the strength to stand. Focus on your own piece of the world and do what you can when needed. But mostly of all, show compassion and care for those you’re charged to protect. No one can ask any more of you, than that.

You can order a personal reading from Spring through the Services at Spring’s Haven. We offer both in-house and email/phone/skype consultations. As a Ministerial organization, all our consultations are private and strictly confidential.


© Springwolfs HankoSpringwolf Reflections 2013 Motto:
I attract and acquire more happiness and financial abundance than I know what to do with!

© 2013 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Seven of Swords –

 

7 of Swords

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft


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.


Additional Insight:

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.

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© Springwolfs HankoSpringwolf Reflections 2013 Motto:
I attract and acquire more happiness and financial abundance than I know what to do with!

© 2013 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Six of Wands – Inv

 

Six of Wands: Inverted

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

There’s always going to be someone who doesn’t appreciate what you’ve done or have accomplished. Don’t let the one voice of “you could have done better” overshadow all those that are congratulating you and happy about your achievements. You deserve to celebrate and hold your successes high. Pat yourself on the back and smile!!


Additional Insight:

There’s always going to be someone in your corner who doesn’t think you’re doing enough. For some reason they have a hard time saying even one kind thing about the work you’ve put in and changes you’ve made. They are the one person you need to ignore. You can’t change them, you can’t help them see the lessons they have to learn. So try to make sure you put their words out of your head!

No matter how many people congratulate us, or tell us we’ve done a great job, or they’re happy we’ve reached the success that has claimed so much work from us; there’s always that one person whose negative comment sticks in our head. It’s time you take control of your thoughts and erase those recordings from your brain!

Their jealousy comes from within their being and their view of themselves. It’s not their success, so you don’t deserve it either. You can feel sorry for them and try to be compassionate, but not if it takes away from your moment of celebration. Remind them you worked hard for this, if you care to. Remind them it’s not your path they’re walking and you don’t live up to their standards. Be confident in yourself, approve of yourself and you will win the day and maintain the joy for your good deeds and hard work.

Hold up the glass and give yourself a toast! Smile through the day because you reached a goal you set for yourself. No matter how small or how big it may be; celebrate your achievements!

You can order a personal reading from Spring through the Services at Spring’s Haven. We offer both in-house and email/phone/skype consultations. As a Ministerial organization, all our consultations are private and strictly confidential.


© Springwolfs HankoSpringwolf Reflections 2013 Motto:
I attract and acquire more happiness and financial abundance than I know what to do with!

© 2013 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Happy Birthday To The Ænigma Project

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The Ænigma Project is a discussion group focused on the realm of the supernatural, paranormal and mysterious events that sometimes take place in our lives. Through multiple view points and experiences, we seek to enlighten our listeners and elucidate that which has become hidden beneath the many layers of misunderstanding and fear.

The first episode of the show was hosted by Paul Cagle, his co-hosts Sushi, S.E. Burns and Robby Wrench.

The December 12th premier featured a discussion about The Paranormal Vs. The Supernatural. And you can still listen to the podcast of that show on the The Ænigma Project’s website.

bday1So Happy Birthday to The Ænigma Project, it’s past and current hosts and all those who have tuned in and listened.

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