Monday, November 24, 2014

How To Take Control of Your Inner Fool - The Fool

The Fool is a lovely card to draw today, considering the pending oncoming Winter, which is not at all my favourite time of year.

 I'm not so sure I want to take control of my inner Fool unless it is controlling impulsiveness and naivety. But then again the Fool would not be, if these characteristics were absent. I am not so impulsive as the Fool, which is directly related to my age I'm sure, but I still love to be spontaneous, optimistic with an open heart, which I think helps to keep your inner Fool alive helps to keep you young at heart and to grow old gracefully.

 The Fool's message to me is one of hope, excitement, having a forward looking attitude with optimism and an open heart, as the Fool is the carefree traveler embarking on the beginning of life's journey. The Fool doesn't know what lies ahead, but has the right attitude, is prepared as much as he can be, with his tools of life, carried in the satchel over his shoulder, and his canine companion following close by his side, or the eagle watching out for him as he begins his journey

Spending a lot of my life by myself, animals have always been my great comfort, and are wonderful companions. So it is fitting that the Fool would have his little dog, as seen in the Rider Waite Smith deck or the eagle, who is closest to the gods, watching over his journey. They are his close and loyal friends.

So the puss cats and I, are ready as we can be for the coming Winter with our life tools. We are beginning to hunker down, sticking closer to home near the fire, grateful for the load of wood in the garage, that will keep Jack Frost at bay. Problem is, like the Fool who is full of potential, but it is not applied as of yet, I am reminded I have to get four cord of wood into my garage before the snow comes!

The tools of life that we carry are so important on our daily walk through life. I have tools of life, but I have to be sure to use them, if they are to work for me. My tools have to be honesty, open mindedness, and a willingness to be at least willing to do the work it takes to live my life to the fullest. Trust, prayer, and  perseverance are also tools I must use in order to guard against and to take control of the negative aspects of my inner Fool.


Neopagan Priestess said...

Good luck getting that wood in. Perhaps you could see it as three birds with one stone: a healthy clear-out, preparing for the winter, and a workout ;)

Unknown said...

Good point Kerry! I don't know what came over me but I got the garaged cleared out enough today get a good amount of wood in tomorrow morning and will try to get as much in as possible. We are going to get snow Thursday so I'll be going at it steady tomorrow. I am getting another half cord Friday so I want to get a cord in before then. Yup definitely a workout! :) <3

Ellen said...

You will be growing some muscles then :)
This reminds me of the saying: "Before Enlightenment chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment chop wood, carry water." So maybe with your life tools at hand you will be growing some spiritual muscles too ( I hope this makes sense???)

Neopagan Priestess said...

Good going, Cat :)

thesycamoretree said...

Your post makes me think of a bible verse in Romans: "I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do." We humans have a hard time doing those things we know we should do for our own well-being and health. As I sit here this morning telling myself I need to get up and go do some yoga or rebounding, I can so relate to you and your cords of wood!

Unknown said...

Oh that's real good Ellen, thank you so much for the morning smile! I haven't ever heard that before. Well, I saw something this morning, made me reflect on how much I need exercise. Move your body and you will see movement in your life. That book I'd talked about reading 'The Heroine's Journey" said how important it is to move our bodies because is connects us to our spirit. This is a paraphrase of course. I lent out the book and when I get it back I'm going have to write exactly what it says and post it on my fridge!
I've always struggled with exercise. All or nothing it always goes for me. I'm not a huge exercise fan, but when I do it I enjoy the feeling of endorphins cause I'm such an addictive type personality! But I admit I've got a bit spleeny with age!

Unknown said...

Oh boy that's for sure! We'd do for others what we wouldn't do for ourselves. I think especially we women have issues around this. I keep working at it and really want to be my own best friend! And then maybe I'll marry my self! I know women who actually did do this!

I actually love stacking wood...just getting going that's always the hard part! <3