The Gift-Q18-Qismat(kismat)

Double up on destiny, become the land if necessary, meet your challenges with the energy of the fated, and shine brighter than you imagined was possible.

The Fool’s Journey is a metaphor for the journey through life. Each card in the Creative Liberation Now Deck represents a stage and/or experience on that destined journey on the path of wholeness. The Fool is you my dear hero – so remember this is your journey to create.

What are the visions, questions, wonder that so excite you that the cliff ahead is easy to miss? What occupies your mind and calls forth your creativity?


The Gift Q14: Quill

The book “the goddess vs the alphabet” explores the relationship between literacy and patriarchy, proposing that the rise of the written word paralleled the fall of the power and presence of feminin power. The author, Leonard Shlain argues that “learning written language, especially alphebetic, alters human brain function in a way that emphasizes linear thinking over wholistic thinking.”

Perhaps the priestess mind thrives when given ample opportunity to engage in wholistic thinking…

perhaps the priestess beads pauses from verbal communication altogether…

what would it take to give yourself a break from the command of the quill? Can you take a vacation— a day or more off—from written, verbal communication? What would you need in order to nurture and tend to the priestess in you?


The Devils Q6: Quell

you ever seen a cartoon or old movie where a character suddenly has a lil’ angel on one shoulder and a lil’ devil on the other and the two are competing for influence? They are often both a bit minipulative and sometimes slightly sassy…and even a little anoying.

These comparing creatures usually show up in moments of inner turmoil, when the character whose shoulders they appear in is struggling to make a decision…and usually, one wins over the other and the other goes POOF & just disappears.

this is a very dichotomous debate, and one perspective gets repressed.

Is there a choice in your life you are experiencing as dichotomous?

What would it take to quell the conflict and guide your tiny devil & angel into a win-win solution?


The Devils Q5: Query

it has been said that the devil’s in the details.

this is what wikipedia has to say about that idiom:

The devil is in the detail” is an idiom that refers to a catch or mysterious element hidden in the details,[1] meaning that something might seem simple at a first look but will take more time and effort to complete than expected [2] and derives from the earlier phrase, “God is in the detail” expressing the idea that whatever one does should be done thoroughly; i.e. details are important.[1]

What areas of your life could benefit from added attention, a more thorough examination, or a little extra effort? Take a moment today to reflect, slow down, and even if you do nothing different, appreciate the mysterious and hidden elements that surround you.