The Pawn

Daily Draw: Ten of Fire (rev) and Maiden of Seas

The world outside is crazy-making. This is known, Khaleesi. Trying to figure everything out before taking a step isn’t a good idea right now. Instead, now is the time for letting yourself figure it all out as you go. This is definitely an “on the job training” situation — and that’s ok. Sometimes that’s how it goes. We figure out what works and what doesn’t by doing things and experiencing the consequences of our choices. You also don’t have to be in charge, making the decisions for everybody else. Let yourself be a follower for a little while, just until you get some more experience under your belt and have a better idea of where you are and what you’re doing, and most importantly what you want to do from here. Beginner’s Mind is an awesome thing because we can learn new skills, information, and ways of thinking without any preconceived ideas. We can learn according to our own best way, not according to someone else’s rules.

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Daily Draw: Honeybee, Spider, and the Rose

Today, do what you need to do to take care of yourself. I mean, take GOOD care of yourself. Do what you enjoy when you can; try to fit it in somewhere, eat and drink well, and remember how beloved you are by Divinity however you perceive It to be. Avoid other people’s traps and dramas no matter how hard they try. Don’t get sucked into mind games or machinations, and for heaven’s sake don’t be a pawn in somebody else’s chess game. Pawns are the ones that die first, the cannon fodder in someone else’s war. Don’t let that be you. Go small today and see the beauty in the little things.

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