Today’s card is from a charming Goddess on the Go Oracle deck.. I love the dancing woman but really love the shadow figure dancing behind and above. I see it as a part of her. If you have read my words here, you will know that I’m pretty insistent about the fact that shadow self is not bad per se. It simple is. It’s bits and pieces of pysche that we would rather not deal with OR that are being used to protect our “tender bits” as Po Panda might say
You’ve probably heard the “dance like no one’s looking” phrase, but have you seen the whole thing? Or know who said it?
“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching,
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody listening,
And live like it’s heaven on earth.”
? William W. Purkey also attributed to an Irish proverb also attributed to anonymous
That first line gets the most air time, but look at the second one. Raise your hand if that makes you want to puke or run or laugh hysterically or some combination of the three.
Mmm hmm…that’s what I thought.
Me too some days.
Other days I would rather love out loud (yes, love, that’s not a typo) then live in fear of pain. That’s my goal real…to love out loud.
So hold on to the image in the card today. When things get you down…when someone just sucks the joy right out of your life…when you get cut off in traffic AGAIN… see this woman and become her. Allow your shadow self some time to dance as well.
Because even shadows need love, y’all.
Seek joy, y’all! Pass it on!
I am dancing my own dance, Goddess on the Go, U.S. Games Systems, 2007 [aff]