Book: You are ripe for transformation, reckoning with the past
Guidance: Open your eyes to a while new way of life, heed the call to be born into a more meaningful existence
This is an interesting card to pull today because I'm in a position where I am being asked to trust management to deal with a horrible situation and I don't know if I trust them. Our project team is so dysfunctional it isn't funny. We have people refusing to talk to people, people making snotty comments about the client in the client's building, and a whole host of bad behavior. And it's being driven by someone high up in the food chain's behavior. It's making it so that I don't even want to go into the office anymore because of all the bullshit.
I talked to a VP in the organization today and he said that management was going to take care of it and to let them handle it. That puts all of my hackles up because I don't really trust anyone to do right by me and take care of things. I especially don't trust people to make things right after I've spoken up. My assumption is that speaking up is going to get me in trouble so I should just flee. I know that isn't the right thing to thing, but my mind immediately goes into flight mode and if I get really pinned into a corner I will come out fighting.
This goes back to both my childhood, past job experiences, and my marriage. In my childhood, I never spoke up about being bullied because I was afraid of the backlash. And when I worked for the military and I spoke out against a first amendment violation, I was arrested. Of course, since I was pushed beyond my comfort zone, I escaped and assaulted a police officer. Since my divorce, it has been hard for me to trust anyone, especially when I started realizing the depths of Charlene's behavior and how she essentially set me up for my bad marriage. I was devastated and I was hurt so badly on so many levels, that I learned it became easier to walk away than to stay and learn and grow.
I'm in a place now where life is good and for the most part I'm happy, but I'm being asked to trust people and I don't want to. I want to say fuck it and walk away. The only thing that is keeping me in my seat is that the people I am working with have proven trustworthy to date and they have for the most part done right by me. That doesn't mean I don't feel uncomfortable and every bone in my body wants to run away. Sitting here and trusting is incredibly hard for me.
The fact that this is Anubis is deeply significant for me because I trust Anubis with my life. He has always been there for me. He has always protected me. And he has always guided me. The fact that I chose Anubis today is significant as it means that choosing to trust will move me to the next realm. I do not want to trust. I thought I had grown and changed and that I'd never have to feel these growing pains again, but they are telling me there is sill more to learn. I think it is time to set up an Anubis altar and sit with the discomfort.
I'm grateful for the support I got from Ted
I'm grateful I got home on time
I'm grateful for laughing with Cam
I'm grateful for sleeping in a cool room
I'm grateful for the weather being nice
I'm grateful for a good call with Michelle