Today’s card is from another of my retired reading decks. I fell in love with this one so many years ago. One of the cards is dedicated to Barbara Cartland (of prolific romance writing fame) for her work with the gypsies in England.
What drew me to this card was the idea of unasked for help. Here a young man is putting something together. Hard to tell what that is but he needs help.
He’s not paying attention to the man above him but he reaches up anyway. I think he’s just asked for help from the Universe. He’s smart enough to know he needs to do his part but the Universe will pitch in.
How often have you asked for help and then just stopped doing?
It’s like that old tale about the guy on the roof of his house. The river was flooding so he prayed to God to rescue him.
A boat goes by with a man who offers to help him down. The man refuses. “God is going to help me.”
A helicopter hovers over offering to pull him to safety. The man refuses. “God is going to help me.”
Another boat comes by again trying to rescue him. Again, the man refuses. “God is going to help me.”
Well the man drowns. When he gets to heaven, he asks God why he didn’t rescue him.
God says, “What? You want that I should come down there myself? You refused all three rescues that I sent to you.”
So yeah…we need to make sure that when we ask for help, we accept it.
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So today’s journal prompt is, “What help do I need? How can I ask for it? How can I accept it?”
Three of Wands, Tarot of the Old Path, U.S. Games
Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on.