A Coping Question: What Else is Going On?
The ending is coming up to the beginning of this post. I was about to end with this but decided it may be better to ‘go here’ first. I often use this question in order to bring myself into a state of wholeness and balance, if not harmony. People are chanting, police are watching, emotions are intense but what else is going on? The breeze is moving through the trees and they sway as if wanting to march too. Its a distraction but a good one to use when I need to remember that this or that moment of intensity, perhaps fear or overwhelming anger threatens to overcome and drown me — I ask, yes this is so, this is what’s happening but what else is going on? Am I breathing? Go there. What is the weather right now? See about it, looking up. What kind of clouds are in the sky? What else is going on? There’s always so much more. It helps. And it has helped me a lot lately.
We can’t Breathe
This first paragraph may be intense but I’d like to end this with some insight or guidance that may be helpful. We’ll see. But first, it takes courage to march, to chant “We Can’t Breathe!” and “Hands up; Don’t Shoot!” In a mask on a hot day in a pandemic and in the midst crying and feeling like so many have felt; how can one pretend to know how it must feel. But we try; we heard his cry along with so many others and we demonstrate and call out his name while on one knee… mask wet with tears.
POTIS is out of his mind yet people still think to vote Republican will keep them in the $dough$ somehow — greed over basic humanity? Military in the streets? Global Warming and Environmental Protections deleted by the Trump machine ( and did he really say it’s a great day for George Floyd on the day of his funeral? What?) Hey, if I just arrived here from another world, and observed The Donald and his military minions while knowing what America stands for, I’d say this guy is trying NOT to be re-elected. (Inject Bleach… what?) Looks like he’s doing something more outrageous every day; is it some great experiment to test people’s loyalty to inhumane craziness for the love of their money? their stocks? their 401K? Really? What?
If you were trying to NOT be re-elected and your ego was too big to say you don’t want the job anymore, all that Trump and his machines are doing is one way to achieve that. But then I can’t really try to figure out a crazy mind or I risk craziness myself.
One thing though. Maybe Trump could see that people all over the world were protesting what happened here in America… can he now see how we are all one humanity? Did some of the sleep fall from his eyes?
Tarot Question about the Pandemic
And then there’s the Pandemic. What do my cards say about that? Let’s just go there for a moment. Back in early May, there was a moment when I grabbed my cards and asked a question about having to go back into shut down due to the coronavirus, COVID-19. I used a timeframe in the question, August. If memory serves me, August 1st was how it was worded. The answer that I received was ‘yes’.
I would like to turn to divination again and ask if we will be closing things down again anytime in August or September. I am focused on my area (North Carolina) in what is usually referred to as ‘the south’ so generally this is the area that I have in mind as I pose the question. Circumstances have changed since I first asked this question in early May; many people think that the pandemic is over and have stopped wearing masks and thumb-their-noses, to turn a phrase, at COVID. How much does group-mind create our group experience? If at all?
But for now, the question is will COVID resurge and require shutdowns in August or September? Ace Wands, The High Priestess, Ace of Cups. The YES indicator is the Ace of Cups in the last pile.
The High Priestess is adding some further information. It may actually be validating the question itself, thus validating the answer. What I mean is that The High Priestess often indicates retreat and being passive; going inward which is what we do when we stay home or our city goes into some level of shut down. Note the eyes being covered in the image of the High Priestess in this deck (Herbal Tarot). The card meaning relates to being non-active, being calm, waiting patiently — that certainly sounds like a lockdown or shut down. This card also alludes to something previously unknown being revealed; something that has been hidden. Secrets being revealed and the unknown future are key focused intuitions that spark when I look at this card. Maybe the group-mind will have some major part to play yet; and let us hope in a positive way. The world is uniting in ways that we might not choose but the world has been uniting through the pandemic, police brutality and economic inequality. Meanwhile, don’t let it depress you, anger you, or make you fearful.
I say this to myself and to anyone who reads this too: Remember, there is always something else going on. When all else fails, remember the big sky consciousness and always look up. Find the moon or stars or even the dark clouds if that’s all you can see for the moment but know that they will pass and the Sun, Moon, and Stars will shine for you again.