Tarot card for this week (29th June – 5th July 2020)

Your Tarot card for this week is the 8 of cups.

This weeks card is the 8 of Cups

Your Tarot card for this week is the 8 of cups. This card is all about releasing that which no longer serves us and walking away from situations or people that keep us stuck in the same place or routine and stop us from moving forward along our own pathway.

In the picture of the tarot card for this week you can see a young lady who has set a fire in her last cup that signifies all that she needs to release (a cleansing) and released it into the sea, but as she walks away she walks towards a new sunrise, a new day and blue skies. She has set herself free.

With all that is going on in the world today Coronavirus (Covid19) the Lockdown we have all endured across the world for the last few months and the loss of loved ones, the separation from loved ones, restrictions of movements, riots, shootings, looting’s, stabbings, racism, the list goes on. But none of this is new, it has all happened time and time again throughout history as the card tells us…

“releasing that which no longer serves us, walking away from situations or people that keep us stuck in the same place or routine and stop us from moving forward along our own pathway”.

Your message from the the Tarot card for this week is to take a look around you, just stop and take some time out for yourself, give yourself permission to allow some time for yourself to think clearly, what needs to change in your life? What do you need to let go of?

The media have been reporting on the murder of George Floyd and the BLM over the past weeks and the clear message that has come through, is that it has become crystal clear that things need to change and people need to change. There is a serious need to release routines, beliefs, people and situations that are no longer working and no longer serve us and find new and better ways of doing things.

We may not be able to change the world as one person but we can as one person change ourselves. It’s not easy to face change, accept change, accept our own faults, negative beliefs and habits, but the young lady in the card has found the strength and courage to do just that and now walks towards a new sunrise, new start and blue skies ahead.

Your task for the week ahead…

Take time out for yourself, put life on pause for a few moments, look around and see what changes you need to make either in your life or within yourself. The situations, people or beliefs that you need to let go of so that you can look towards the change that will bring you your own blue skies, sunrise and positive new start.

Until next time…. please take care and stay safe.

Steve Robinson

Tarot Card deck used for reading is The Light Seer’s Tarot by Chris – Anne

Choose To Live With No Regret

No regret is a motto we would all be well served by adopting. Regret is one of the biggest wastes of energy, and is extremely disempowering. To regret an action, event, or inaction is wishing to recreate history. It is impossible to change the past. The only thing that we can change is our perception of the past, and what we learn from our experiences.

live-with-no-regretsHaving regret means being unable to accept the basic fact that we did the best we could in any given situation. To be able to move forward with our lives, we need to let go, and stop wishing for a ‘better past,’ and learn what it means to live with no regret.

No regret means accepting that you made a choice. Either it was the choice that felt right to you at the time, or you were not ready, willing, or able to make the choice that did feel right but took more courage than you could muster.

If you followed your heart, then whatever the outcome, you acted bravely, and deserve to feel pride not regret. Try to understand and accept that it is impossible to foresee every potential outcome in any scenario. It is also impossible to know what results the alternative choice may have brought. You trusted your intuition, and even though you may not like the results that this action brought, undoubtedly you can learn and grow from the situation.

You have also taken positive action in creating your own path, and this is a wonderful thing. Every time you make a choice that truly feels right to you, you are developing your trust in yourself. Don’t let that trust be diminished because the outcome is not what you might have hoped. Bear in mind that it is also beyond our human abilities to predict what positive effects a seemingly negative turn of events can have on our future.

I love the Taoist parable of the farmer who responds to every seeming disaster or triumph with, ‘Good news? Maybe. Bad news? Maybe. Who knows?’ Have you heard stories of disaster being averted by a last minute change of plans? If your intuition or the universe is telling you something, listen! Who knows, but the fact that your alarm fails to go off one morning may in fact prevent a bigger misfortune from befalling you. Rather than blaming yourself, accept that maybe it is a ‘bad’ thing, or maybe it is not. It is just a thing that happened, and whether through mechanical failure, or human error, it did happen. No amount of wishing will make it un-happen.

If you feel regret because you didn’t take a stand, then try to forgive yourself, and understand that you did the best you could at that time. Rather than beating yourself up about not being more proactive, assertive, or whatever, accept that you didn’t act the way that would have made you feel powerful. Decide that you would like to try and become more empowered in your future choices. You realize that taking the ‘easy’ way out didn’t result in feeling good about yourself, so work on developing the strength and courage to make tougher, but more uplifting decisions in the future.

When you actually do manage to take the path your soul is urging you to take, make sure you validate your actions. Tell yourself that you are strong and courageous, and that whatever the outcome of your actions may be, you have taken a bold and positive step. Even if things don’t work out exactly as you envisaged, and they rarely do, decide that you will focus on the fact that you took a stand.

By choosing to live life with no regret, we can free ourselves from the pain of second-guessing our past actions. Not only will regret fail to change anything about the past, but it will also prevent you from living fully in the present. By remaining trapped by ‘what if,’ and ‘if only,’ you are not able to enjoy every new moment that you experience. You are also unlikely to make clear and conscious decisions that will create the present and future you want, because your mind is so clouded with worrying about what you perceive is wrong with the past.

If we develop a philosophy of no regret, we can focus on living our present lives in a positive and proactive way. The more courage and clarity we bring to our lives and choices, the less and less likely it will be that we create situations that might prompt feelings of regret in the future.

Aim to live courageously, follow your heart, and trust your intuition. Also accept that there is no right or wrong choice in most cases. To live with no regret becomes the only way to live.

Amanda HarveyAbout the Author:

A native of Australia, Amanda Harvey is currently based in Taiwan. Working as a teacher, trainer, speaker, and writer, she has spent the last decade living in various countries throughout Europe and Asia. Through her work and life experiences, Amanda has developed a strong passion for encouraging others to embrace their differences and become empowered to choose their own paths. In all her work, the key message that Amanda endeavors to share is that there is always a choice, and that the only right way to choose life is your way. Amanda is the author of two books.One is a self-help book entitled Freedom from Shame,Overcoming the Stigma of Depression. Amanda’s other title is Not My Flesh and Blood, But My Heart and Soul. To read more, please visit http://www.choosing-life-my-way.com/index.html

The biggest question of all time “WHY”..?

They say its a jungle out there  and yes it is .  if ever we’ve lived in a time of all-powerful “That is now”.

“They” or “us” are the ones ready with the solution for everything that keeps us awake at night: with the questions on ..how can I lose weight?  Get healthy?  Find the love of my life? Maintain the love of my life? Make my children’s life better? Snag the right job?  Get out of debt? Keep all the people I care about in my life? Yet even Google, twitter http://medium2spirit.wordpress.com/ the internet itself and the gaggles of gurus don’t make the questions go away “WHY”.

We’re taking more pills to fall asleep than ever (and asking our doctors for them by name)., store shelves are stuffed with diet and exercise books, but 65 percent of us remain overweight. Countless how-to quit smoking  guides exist to prevent  the certain deaths of one of every two smokers, and informed decisions about the effects of alcohol on  lives and lifestyles.  alcohol education programmes, grants, expert information, and resources to help create awareness around alcohol units and alcohol related issues.

Forty-eight million adults continue to light up each day each year to help us understand what the hell is going on.
But yet the world is still awash with questions and answers, so “WHY” aren’t we-or-it–getting any better…”WHY”…?

The fact is that an ever-changing world and our perpetually evolving lives guarantee that we all share the same piece of real estate,. our human address is indeed on the edge-of chaos and clarity, of struggle and success, of wondering and wisdom and more often than not we are dusty from the challenges of day-to -day living . The thing is every time we think we have it all worked out,  a new-or an old-question comes along to shake things up and make us feel like we’re falling off the edge once again. Even as we gather experiences that may help us shape our lives for the better and more effectively to enable us to face familiar challenges with greater  ease,  what we know in one moment does not ensure we’ll know how to face what’s next.

Life is always asking us questions and the biggest question will always be “WHY” the fact is our lives are the “answers”… life is simply what we make it… strength, courage, will power, dreams , love and desire.

WE ARE THE ANSWERIt don’t cost nothing to be nice.

Thought for the day

To dream anything that you want to dream. That’s the beauty of the human mind. To do anything that you want to do. That is the strength of the human will. To trust yourself to test your limits. That is the courage to succeed
~ Bernard Edmonds~