Rage, Joy + Tarot

How does it serve us to call others names when we react violently to being called names ourselves?

What I Think I Do Tarot

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#affirmation So there’s this meme that’s been going around for a while about “what my friends think I do” etc. So I made one to amuse myself. I hope it amuses you too.

What I Think I Do Tarot
What I Think I Do Tarot MeMe

The last card is what I hope the truth is about what I do. That I offer compassion and hope to those I read for. It’s so important to me to show you how you can find joy. Sometimes I think it’s critically urgent that we all reset our brains.

There is so much wrong in our world. So much we can’t truly control. What we can control is our own response to the evils of power abuse and people abuse and animal abuse and, oh hell, just abuse. We can lash out in rage or we can channel our anger into productive things.

What good is it to scream epitaphs at videos, news, posts? How does it serve us to call others names when we react violently to being called names ourselves?

How is my calling a police office a fat fucking pig any different from someone calling me a fat fucking dyke?

I don’t see the difference. Do you?

Maybe if we focus on our small joys, we can use that to help us channel our righteous rage into better uses. That’s my hope. What those better uses are I will leave up to each of us. Some are more fulfilled by writing while others may find that taking it to the streets suits them.

For today’s affirmation:

Today I acknowledge my anger. I let it feed me in useful, productive ways. I accept that things need to be changed. I put myself in the position of being an agent of change. I breathe in joy so I can breathe out productive change. Loved and loving, I love each of you. Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on.

Tarot MeMe, generated at KnowYourMeMe by Arwen Lynch, Feel free to share.

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4 thoughts on “Rage, Joy + Tarot”

  1. The only purpose it might serve is to vent a little frustration. Muttering epithets at the screen is simple way to vent…what you do next is the key. Do you scroll on, or do you sign a petition, take a challenge, make a donation, or work some reiki/meditation/spells/prayers? It may be asking too much to expect ourselves never to bark out an epithet in response to something that outrages us. Certainly we need to exercise such control in what we actually say to people. I think there may be a balance in there somewhere.

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