Book: Power and authority from divine right
Guidance: Cut though confusion by speaking the truth in a firm and fair way. Stand in the power of your divine right to follow your own mind.
I love the messaging around this as it is so through that being direct and speaking clearly without emotion really helps to cut through the BS. I have a client who gets into blaming us and trying to make us responsible for all their shortcomings. I have learned that I just need to pull my energy in and be very direct about what needs to be done. There is no room for emotion and for taking things personally. I have learned that when I take things personally and make it all about me, things generally go better than when I am able to take the emotion out of it and focus on the facts. The other lesson I learned from Ted is that instead of saying "you made me feel..." something I should just focus on I feel. As he said, there is no arguing with my feelings as people cannot tell me that I don't feel something and it is also difficult to discount facts. When I can approach things that way, I'm able to have much more productive conversations.
Sometimes it is really hard to open up and to own my feelings, but when I am able to have these hard conversations and admit how I am really feeling, my life is so much better. I'm learning that sometimes just saying what I am feeling helps me to work through the feelings. I realize that it is odd to be writing about feelings when writing about the King of Swords, but the message I cam getting is that the King of Swords can help us cut away that veil that prevents us from seeing and feeling our own feelings. We get so caught up in being afraid of our feelings or thinking that our feelings are not socially acceptable, that we hide them or stuff them down in a desperate attempt to not feel. However, when we can use the King of Swords to cut away the veil and let them out, we can speak our truth with clarity.
I'm grateful that for the yummy Greek potatoes
I'm grateful I got to leave work in a timely manner
I'm grateful that the weather was clear
I'm grateful for the yummy hot fudge sundae
I'm grateful for the warm and snuggly bed