When Your Daughter Picks The Hermit For You, Pay Attention.

My daughter loves to pick cards from the various “oracle” decks that we have around. We have T. Harv Ecker’s Millionaire Mind cards, a set of cards with sayings of the Dalai Lama, The Medicine Cards, and a couple of different Tarot decks.

When Ella picks a card, she is always specifies, very clearly, for whom she is picking. The other day she opened up one of the Tarot decks, picked a card and handed it to me, letting me know in no uncertain terms that this was my card.

Well, I was not happy to see the Hermit. I have been moving forward and getting myself out into the world with excitement and focus. So having Ella hand me the card that indicates a time of turning inward and disconnecting from the outer world did not align with the vision my intellectual mind had for me.

And yet, even as I tried to deny it, to write it off to the game-playing of a three-year old, I knew there was truth in the message. I could sense there was something calling to me within a retreat space.

But that little spark of truth was not enough to edge out the drive of my intellect. I chose to listen to the more powerful voice and ignore the message of the card. Bad idea!

Yesterday I woke up with a painful earache, stuffy nose and severe fatigue. I had no choice but to cancel my appointments, stay home and rest.

Apparently, since I was not voluntarily going into a retreat space, I was being forced into it!

The moral of the story: When your daughter picks a tarot card for you, pay attention. Or…when your guidance speaks, and guidance speaks in many strange ways, you’d better listen.

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      1. Ned on March 28th, 2008 2:06 pm

        that is interesting.

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