Can You Really Hold On To It?

Today’s card isn’t a Tarot card. It isn’t one of my Zentangles. It’s from a rather unusual oracle deck. This deck depends on words rather than pictures. It doesn’t give me the out of letting my mind wander. I can’t trip over a meaningful interpretation the way I can on other decks. This one says, “Stop. Think. Consider.” So I will. Today I am told to hold my power.


Well, the haiku written by Rachel Marco-Havens, actually urges me to try. I like that gentleness. It’s inherently forgiving, isn’t it? Try to stay grounded. I really like the last line of this haiku.

And hold your power

What does that mean to you? What is it to hold your power?

For me, it means don’t waste my energy. I need to hold my power…use it for me…focus on that connection to the core.

It’s a good thought. One I really need right now as I am spending some time out of my own hula hoop wondering if someone else at work is doing the “right” thing.

Big quotes around right because my right isn’t their right. I am not privy to their life, their background, their ethics. What I see as “right” may not be their vision.

So I need to hold my power. I need to stop wasting so much energy wondering if they are doing as they should. I need to focus on doing as *I* should instead.

For your 180 seconds today, that three minute commitment, can you hold on to your own power? Can you commit to owning only what is yours? Can you let go of worrying about someone else?

Practice makes perfect, darlings.

And, grin, have you gotten your copy of my Fairy Tale Tarot spreads eBook yet? I hope you will.

Haiku for Thought, Rachel Marco-Havens, 2012 (a few decks from this amazing little pocket-sized gift are still available.)

Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on. Remember that I love you.

17 thoughts on “Can You Really Hold On To It?”

  1. I used to read tarot cards. Dabbled in it would be a better assessment. πŸ™‚ I don’t read them anymore, but I used to rely on the ideas/thoughts/feelings that popped into my head directly after touching the card – even before I turned them over.

    I was pretty spot on and did some readings over the phone, which I don’t do anymore.

    Why not? The partner doesn’t believe and I was tired of trying to convince him it was real enough to me for the both of us. Ahem.. πŸ™‚

    1. Bonnie, I primarly use intuition. Cards aren’t even necessary sometimes but they are good as a spark. πŸ˜€

    1. Thank you, Vanessa! I’m so enjoying your great stamping blog. πŸ˜€

  2. At first, I thought hold your power was selfish. However, since you pointed out that the deeper meaning is to stop worrying about everyone else’s faults, I see the truth. ‘To thine own self be true’, as my aunt wrote in my autograph book fifty years ago.

    1. Francene, it’s one of those lessons we have to learn eventually, eh? πŸ˜€ Autograph books. I remember those!

  3. I love that challenge, and yes I commit to holding my power today! I need it, as work is getting a little frantic these days, and in the evenings I’m often too pooped to do anything – because I ALLOW for my energy to be scattered. Not today! πŸ™‚

    1. Hey there, Sibylle. You have a ton going on (I love your blog). Hang in there!

    1. Karina, buzzing can be good though. What’s got you excited? Off to read your blog!

  4. I absolutely love that you enjoy this deck! There is nothing more invigorating than to experience your wisdom filled perspective, and inspired by a simple 17 syllable suggestion! Precisely what the deck was created for!!

    1. Rachel, it’s an awesome deck. I hope you sell out! πŸ˜€ Everyone should have one.

  5. Glad you’re back. I’ve been out of the loop for a while too. I love the saying and am going to peek at the Haiku book and yours, too. The post is great. BTW, how do you get such great photos for your site of the cards?

    1. Oops! Totally missed your question, Sheila. I ask the person and am usually told yes. I try to use low res pictures so folks can’t just print their own (although who would want to?)

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