Saturday, December 31, 2016
Daily Draw: Four of Pentacles
Book: Letting go, sharing, releasing what has been hoarded
Guidance: Open your heart, let go of all the anger
I love this image of the four of pentacles with all of the pentacles held over his heart. To me the message from this card is to let go of all the hurt I'm holding there. I'm still holding on to anger and hurt from childhood and it's time to let all of that go. There is no value in holding on to those hurts. I understand now how they'e negatively impacted me.
I need to hold on to all the lessons and let go of the pain and anger. The same is true for my marriage. I need to learn the lessons and let go. There is nothing to be gained by holding on to the pain,
God and Goddess, Dearly Beloveds
Please help me to let go of the anger and pain I feel over incidents that happened so long ago. Help me to let go of shame, anger, guilt and all of those emotions that have no place in my life today. In place of these emotions, please help me to embrace loving kindness. Help me to realize that all of these slights and pain were more about the person who inflicted them than about me.
Help me to open my heart to love and goodness . Let me know that opening my heart to love and goodness does not mean putting up with abuse.
I'm realizing now how screwed up my idea of love, especially unconditional love is. From my mother, I learned that loving someone meant letting them abuse you and walk all over you, but you still had to be there for them. I cannot remember how many times Grandma was horrid to her, and she kept going back for more.
I don't know why, but it is something we all do to a certain extent. There is this hunger for and desire for family and we all have it. We all want want families to love us even when they are incapable of unconditional love.
July 1, 2018
I needed to hear this today and remember that we all want to be loved. I'm also starting to have more compassion for my mother as I realize that all she wanted was the same unconditional love from her mother that I wanted. Maybe she thought that she could get it by giving more and loving more. Maybe she was like me when I first went to Al Anon and thought it could change me into someone that John would love. Maybe she thought that if she kept going back eventually her mother would change and would love her.
Maybe all of what I've viewed as her being controlling and manipulative was about her trying to help me avoid some of the pain she faced. I don't know the answer to any of that, but I do know that I can't live being half a person. I have to be my full self and not go after my dreams and wants because of someone else.
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