Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Intuitive Tuesday on Wednesday -- 2 of Swords (Reversed)

On Intuitive Tuesdays I select a tarot card and give you my interpretation of it. On Wednesday I select one reader's comment and pull an additional card.

I encourage you to read about the additional card I pulled this week and see how it applies to your life. Anything that is brought to one of us is a message for all of us.

Yesterday's card was The Tower (Reversed). Here are Cheryl's comments from yesterday:
This morning I pulled Tarot cards for myself. The question I had was, how do I move through my self-imposed blocks in order to move in the direction of my dreams. I told the universe I felt like I have been holding myself captive and I want to know what I can do to move through this. One of the cards I pulled was, you guessed it, The Tower Card upright. The guidance that stood out most for me on this card as I read the book was, "Release from self-imposed beliefs." This was perfect seeing as how that was my question. However, it felt as though I was in a waiting position for this transformation or movement forward.

I left my cards and in a burst of insight, I simply told the universe I surrender and I am ready to move forward. I will simply follow the guidance I receive and in my heart, and at any moment when the fear or self-limiting thoughts show up I will ask for help from spirit and move them. I turned it over to Source and immediately felt relief. (I have to keep reminding myself to do this because it always works. ALWAYS!)

I felt compelled to check my emails and there you were with The Tower Card Reversed. As I read, I immediately knew the universe was letting me know, in my act of surrender I released my self-imposed captivity and I am allowing the transformation to happen.

I feel like I might be in between the tower up-right and the tower reversed, but now matter what forward progress is happening.

I just love how the universe flows so perfectly. With the simply choice to surrender and move forward I am already releasing myself from my own self-limiting garbage.

Thank God and Thank You!
I smiled when I shuffled the cards and drew the Two of Swords (reversed). It means exactly what you have outlined above and is therefore confirmation on your insights.

The Two of Swords card in its upright position indicates underlying tension about a decision that lies in front of you. As you can see in the picture, the Two of Swords shows a woman with swords crossing in front of her and a blindfold on. The Swords indicate conflict and mental thought and the blindfold shows that she wants to weigh matters impartially and cannot see which way to move forward. But how many more ways can you look at this decision?

The Two of Swords reversed (upside-down) highlights and confirms the exact things you talked about in your comment. Instead of trying to think your way through this (Swords = intellect/mental), you are willing to surrender and move forward, following the guidance in your heart.

The Two of Swords may also mean breaking some rules. Maybe you won't take the same path others have taken. Maybe there is a unique way you will move forward on your path. Part of the frustration for you has been that you want to see the map others have used along the way...but one does not exist. Each of us has a unique path to walk. We can ask others for assistance, but when it comes right down to it, we make our own map, step-by-step.

Today, do as the Two of Swords Reversed suggests -- consciously uncross your swords; lay them down and take off your blindfold. When you surrender, the answers are right in front of they have been the entire time. Your task now is to keep the blindfold off, quit thinking your way through decisions and trust yourself as you move forward, creating your own guide map.


Lori Lavender Luz said...

Surrender is such a great word for today.

I live the synchronicity between Cheryl's reading for herself and the Intuitive Tuesday card. Wow.

excavator said...

There's synchronicity for me here too!

Mad Hatter said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog, Sheri. The idea of taking the road less travelled certainly resonates with me.

Furrow said...

These two cards made me smile. I certainly feel like I am moving on and I feel ready to lay down my swords and surrender to what lies ahead.

Jamie said...

Frustration is the word, alright. Sometimes it is difficult for me to see my path. Almost impossible for me to see it clearly.

Thank you for the reminder to put my defense and struggles aside. By surrendering, I hope to see my path clearly.

Phoebe said...

Great reading. I really like Cheryl's insights about surrender and this card that you pulled for her.