Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Loyalty and Community

There's so much going on at the moment, a lot of it connected with cards, that I've barely taken time to actually draw cards for myself.  However, a German forum I'm a part of sent me a reminder that I hadn't visited in a while, which triggered me to pull some cards.  Just a quick line of three, shown here from the Mystical Lenormand (Königsfurt-Urania, 2004). 

Birds (talk/anxiety),  Dog (loyalty), Coffin (ending)
At a basic level, I read that talking about loyalty brings an ending, which makes sense in that I'm thinking of changing bank after many years, and due to go in to talk to someone about it today. 

At a deeper level, bringing in the Houses gives me:
1) Birds (12) - Child (13), new
2) Dog (18) - Garden (20), community/social
3) Coffin (8) - Whips (11), arguments

Anxiety over a new project that has me thinking about community loyalty and may require working to end old arguments.  It's true, I'm really excited about a new project, yet also worried.  I'm not sure I have the patience to deal with some of the arguments, nor the skill to put them to bed.  Perhaps I need to face that some arguments will never go away entirely, dragging on like a prolonged illness (another meaning of the Coffin).  We'll see.  For the moment, though, I'll just focus on the community side of things, and that loyalty...

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  1. I wonder if that "tying up loose ends" idea of a permanent fix is a part of all humans. If I can't, it feels overwhelming. But in reality, it's like trying to nail jello to a tree. It might work briefly, but something else comes along to disturb the calm. It helps for me to concentrate on one moment at a time, taking care of what's under my nose instead of dealing with tomorrow. Hugs to you as you juggle projects, family and obligations, Kerry!

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    1. Gah, I thought I'd answered this ages ago *doh* LOL to the nailing jello to a tree. Yes, we can't control things, much as we'd like to, so sometimes I think it's important to say "This I release." Hugs to you, too, Bev!

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  2. I guess you can never satisfy everybody. There will be always people who disagree with you. Just be loyal to you own ideas and let others fight their endless battles who is right and who is wrong. (a waste of time in my opinion)
    Hugs

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    1. Thanks, Ellen. It's been interesting, the nerves are making me really think about what ideas I want to be loyal to, clarifying what is important to me. So, it's a good thing in some ways :D
      Hugs

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  3. Nice interpretation. I should whip out a lenormand deck. I applaud your dedication to projects, despite obstacles. I tend to shy away from anything difficult...hah! Groups scare me. You have my admiration! Seems like we always hand off challenges come up that are unique to is, but I hand heard rumors that they build character! Hehe! Xxxoo

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    1. Ha ha, yes, but what kind of character do they build ;) I quite often like groups, what gets me are fundamentalists. Yet, I'm setting myself up to battle them, and have to ask why. It comes down to what Ellen said, I have to be loyal to what I believe. And so, I guess I also need to find how I can do that without becoming fundamentalist about it myself - live and let live :D
      xoxoxo

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  4. Whoa, autocorrect city! Hand off challenges was supposed to be 'have challenges' and is=us. Whew.

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  5. I enjoyed your interpretation Kerry, I learned a long time ago sometimes the answer to some problems whether it be people, places or things is that the only resolution is no resolution, and I just have to accept that and let it go.
    It is easy for me to get a resentment...oh especially toward banks. I am a bigger fan of Credit Unions because they are community based. Sounds like you have a handle on things.
    <3

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    1. It's funny you say that about banks, Catherine, as I've actually changed two different bank accounts in the last couple of months. I tend to have a "just-grin-and-bear-it" approach to them, seeing as I think they are all much-of-a-muchness. Still, my DH was sick and tired of them, so we moved - such a hassle, but this one does seem more human-centred :)
      <3

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