Monday, 15 September 2014

Mummy

This is a pretty creepy card, isn't it?  Still, I guess that's the point of a Halloween Oracle (Blue Angel, 2014)!

The Mummy stares out at us from under those bandages with spookily alive eyes.  The keyword is Change, and the image makes me think of someone who has had plastic surgery and is waiting for the bandages to come off.  In many ways, that's probably pretty similar to the idea of mummification: a time of preparation and waiting before being reborn into the afterlife/a better life.

This is a good reminder for me.  Yesterday, I again listened to a hypnotherapy induction, and didn't eat any chocolate or biscuits.  However, two days of good habits don't defeat a year of poor eating choices.  So, like the Mummy, I must wait patiently, knowing things are changing on the inside, even if nothing is visible yet. 

This is a tough one for a lot of folks, I know.  You start doing all the right things, but there is no progress right away, so it can be tempting to feel like it's not working, or that it is too long and arduous a path.  This card is a bit like the Hanged Man, and reminds me that big changes can take time.  Yeah, cos patience is my strongest suit, not!  Ah well, one day at a time...

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  1. Your post and looking at the well-wrapped mummy makes me think of how constricted we feel when we try something new or are trying to change. I'm like you - I want to see instant results!

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    1. That's an interesting thought - a bit more like the Tower, or the Eight of Swords, maybe? Interesting the way we can feel constricted by both change and stability!

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  2. Instant results would be great but the hanged man is also about surrender and trust in a positive outcome, These tiny transformations will be the building blocks for a new habit :)
    Good luck!!

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    1. Thanks, Ellen :) While I know that things come one small step at a time, sometimes I feel like shouting "But I've changed, can't you see!" :D

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    2. When I am shouting like that it is mostly myself I want to convince :D

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    3. Yes, I'm sure there's a bit of that, too… ;)

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