Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Supporting Friends

Today, I wanted to draw some cards, and pulled out a Lenormand deck.  Cards shown here from the Mystical Lenormand (Königsfurt-Urania, 2004):

Birds, Dog, Stork
What I read here is a message of talking with friends about progress, or to help bring progress.  And it rings true for my day, I've already spoken with three different friends, one of whom specifically asked about my plans for next year.  With another, I talked about no longer eating sweet stuff, as she is trying to improve her diet.  And with the third, we talked about ways to bring a positive change for my elder son, who is currently rather poorly.

Now, that might all sound very everyday, but to be honest there are some days when I don't leave the house (yesterday, for instance), and hardly talk to anyone other than my DH.  A lot of my friendships are largely online, and with the baby not liking me looking at the computer, it can be tough.  If these were traditional friendships, we'd meet up in person and he'd come along and probably be quite happy playing while we chat.  Anyhow, today I did actually get out, and saw two of these friends in person, while the third was online.

Another thing it made me think about, though, is about proactively talking with a friend who has been feeling anxious (another interpretation of the Birds).  I'd like to help her move to a better place, mentally and physically.  So, I'll do a bit of research, and see if I can't send her some helpful suggestions…

I also just realised that the first two cards, in the exact same position, came up in last week's reading.  Interesting how different the interpretation is with a third card in the mix, and the difference in context!

12 comments:

  1. Hi Kerry! The feedback is very enriching and supporting, it helps us a lot. So I wish you and your family be well and although I haven't met you in person yet :) I share un mate argentino con vos! Un beso y Muchas Estrellas mi amiga!!!

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    1. Hi LM, yes, talking with friends has so many wonderful benefits! Gracias por estar allí, amiga mía :) Muchas Estrellas radiantes!

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    2. Un placer estar aqui! Feliz finde! Con mucho sol y noches muy estrelladas!!! :) Un beso!

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    3. Y a ti! :) De hecho, hemos tenido mucho sol, y noches muy frías. Que tal por allí? Un beso!

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    4. Terriblemente caluroso! Por ahora en las noches se puede dormir, refresca un poco. Besos y que tengas un excelente semana!

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    5. Man! This makes me wish I had learned Spanish. :(

      Your sadly gringo half-Mexican,
      MM

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    6. Vaya, bueno, si por lo menos por las noches se puede dormir, esto es algo. Que tengas también una semana excelente :)

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  2. Gosh, I remember those days of being a home and feeling a tad isolated from others. I agree, sometimes you need to talk to people "with skin on," face to face. It helps me to say what I think out loud so I can get more clarity but also feedback from the person I'm speaking with. Glad you did make it out today! Hope your eldest boy feels better soon. :)

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    1. Thanks, Bev. He's still under the weather, but a bit better. And yes, it does make a difference seeing people "with skin on" :D
      Hugs, Kx

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  3. Yes for sure there is nothing that replaces face to face communication with eyeball to eyeball. I'm glad you got out and a bout Kerry. I have found the less I get out the less I want to go out. If you have a reason to get out and with some company that makes it easier and much more enjoyable. Why I miss having my Coonhound Blue Seamus, I would walk him everyday, or rather he'd walk me! Even when I first maybe didn't want to go I always felt better for going! Miss my Coonhound!

    I went to see my good friend yesterday. Woman talk and it so helps them to figure out or make sense their world! Though I certainly love and appreciate my online friends, I could cope very well without my face to face friends! <3

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    1. Woman talk is a blessing! Some friends in Spain had this conversation with their partners, about why it's necessary for us to get together for woman-talk sometimes. Even though I have many good male friends, there are times when the split feels good.

      Have you thought about getting another dog - good company as well as a reason to get out… :)

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    2. Oh yes I'd be dead in the water with out my woman friends!
      OH YES! I sure have thought about it. But I have cats now, so too big of an adjustment for both and I can't afford a dog right now. If I go away, then this is a big problem for me as well. Maybe when I no longer have cats. :)

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