When I see people near me—people that I know and love and work with—take progressive risk towards making their dreams full, their product or lives richer and focused and real (especially when they are in my field of interest…), it lights a furious fire in me! This fire is deeper than envy. Hotter than jealousy. This fire is goddamned boiling rage.
Fire like this is a QUICK call to action. A wake-up moment. A blaring alarm. It tells me to focus on myself, and my gifts and goals. It says, “You better fucking get to work, Amanda,” which is harsh, but motivating. Life is NOT a competition with others, but it IS a walk towards self-fulfillment.
The fury is so wild, because the passion for fulfillment (and self-realization) is equally fervent.
The end result is not what brings fulfillment. It is the forward stretch, the motion towards it, the vigor in being authentic to your exciting callings. That is the real fire.
Get sweaty. & Let the cinders burn!
QUEEN OF SWORDS
“This card’s illustration contains many metaphors for the engagement with the world that comes with wisdom. The viewer cannot see the person whom the queen is calling forth. What the queen sees, has seen and understands is vast beyond what those on the outside can comprehend. Nobody can know all of your experiences, and how you put them together to form a world-view speaks of your intellect and emotional maturity. The butterfly is a metaphor for having risen out of a cocoon to soar to heights previously unimagined and to look quite beautiful in all your freedom to explore the world from a variety of perspectives. Swords are the Tarot deck’s suit that signifies ideas and communication. The Queen of Swords is cerebral and intuitive, and exercises good judgment based on a wealth of experience and intellect: the epitome of wisdom manifest.” (Keen.com)