Action Trumps Hoping

action trumps hoping

Action trumps hoping.

I’ve never been much into hope, but I love this definition.

hope (verb): to look forward to with desire and reasonable confidence.

Instead, I’ve lived my life as a doer, going after what I wanted with a kind of relentlessness I used to question.

But I’ve tempered with age, and softened into a better feeling way of living.

These days, if it doesn’t feel good – or have a direct impact on my life – I’m not going to do it.

Don’t get me wrong, I love making things happen, and I have loved pursuing my dreams, but there’s too often been a cost I’m no longer willing to pay.

So, let’s get back to action and hope.

What if they are on opposite ends of a spectrum?

And what if our work is to find our centre, like a pendulum falling naturally to rest?

This opens me back up to choice and opportunities instead of the limited point of view of one or the other.

I can choose action and give myself fully, and I can swing back into hope, and soften to my desires.

Today’s cards surprised me with their relationship. 

I don’t know why I’m still surprised because this happens more often than not, and almost every reading I’ve had in recent years has shaken me to the core.

But I am still surprised.

My inner skeptic always on the look out, always testing anything that reeks of false promises, always seeking truth.

I’ve only recently begun using my own Tarot deck and even with my limited understanding and knowledge, it’s pretty damn accurate every time.

I am reminded yet again that understanding isn’t required to have a breakthrough.

I was surprised by the Ace of Swords, how it represents change, and a quest for truth, two things that have always been important to me.

I wondered why and how it showed up at this time.

Until I read up on Lugh, the Celtic God of Light.

Dreams manifesting into forms, persistence, and action.

Elizabeth Gilbert said, “You have to participate relentlessly in the manifestation of your own blessings.”

And suddenly, it all comes together.

 

Today’s message:

Truthbomb: Action trumps hoping
Tarot: Ace of Swords, quest for the truth and a dramatic new beginning
Ascended Masters: Lugh, Celtic God of Light
Core Desired Feelings: Spacious + True