Sunday, August 24, 2014

King of Swords - Patience

I am feeling very grateful today and the King of Swords affirms and clarifies this for me.
There's been worry lately, and I know it is a useless thing, and it can show a luck of trust, but like all human beings, I can't seem to help myself sometimes. I can feel like Alice trying to find my way through Wonderland having to deal with all those creatures and weird folk.

 I may not actively engage in worry it is as much as I used to, but it lurks there, in the corner of my mind, poking it's head round the corner to stare at me like the Red Queen. Well what are you looking at?! Stop starring I say!

But worry has taken a break and stopped staring for a while. Today I am feeling very hopeful and positive. What comes to my mind is the adage or proverb that says " Good things come to he who waits. "  Or what I heard in the 12 Step rooms of recovery, " Courage is fear that has said it's prayers " - Karl Barth

The King of Swords is a card of leadership, of strength and having the ability to provide good counsel to others, being compassionate and kind.  Unfortunately, many of us can't seem to take care of ourselves for many reasons and this can be very problematic, damaging, and hurtful to the mind, body, and spirit.
 And so we have to take good care of ourselves, the best way we know how. Sometimes this involves swallowing our false pride, being patient, and trusting that the God of our understanding will some how come to our aid. This requires faith and trust, not the easiest thing to do when you are between a rock and a hard place.

The King of Swords is a card of action and intelligence, where reason prevails over emotion. Swords clarify and cut through muddle thought.

Patience is a virtue. We must be especially patient with ourselves, which perhaps may be the most important aspect of being a compassionate, kind and good leader.


Ellen said...

Hi Catherine. Thank you for writing this. ""Courage is fear that has said it's prayers" beautiful !!
It resonates deeply with me. This afternoon I'v been pondering about what attitude to embrace the next new moon and I am thinking a lot about trust. I am a very swordy and controlling person hoping this will keep my worries at bay. Only to often the need for control is born out of fear. So what would happen if I would trust God more and let go of this innate need to be on top of everything....?

Unknown said...

Letting go Ellen, we always want to hang on, or let go only to take it back again. Takes practice, practice and then more practice! I think it is harder for those of us (like myself) who a prone to anxiety. I seem to be drawn to getting myself into a flap! Lol

When I really trust I am always so grateful, and much happier. Then I wonder why I've spent all that negative energy worrying. God will refund our misery!

Ellen said...

Thanks for your encouraging words!!!

Unknown said...

Hugs to you Ellen! <3