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#affirmation Today’s card is from an oracle deck. Ancient Feminine Wisdom is a pretty deck that uses some lesser-known deities. I like that. Way back in the day, I was pretty well-versed in Greco-Roman mythology–even won a statewide contest for my high school Latin club.
Here is Amphitrite. She has several backstories one of which is the wife of Poseidon and the sea itself. She is also referred to as “moaning” Amphitrite which isn’t something I would want to be called. Still, I suppose it has more to do with the sound of the sea than her being a morose, weepy hag.
Hag is a word I find powerful these days. Used to be one I loathed. But if I am called a hag by those who dislike me, I count it as a win.
Do I have those that dislike me? Of course I do. Just like everyone else in this big old world, I have folks who don’t think I’m their cuppa tea. And that’s okay by me. There are those who aren’t my cuppa, y’know?
Amphitrite’s card is called “depth of feeling.” To me, the worst thing I can feel for someone is nothing. Just a void of space when I think of them–if I think of them. I rarely speak of them, never to them and in general avoid their presence in person and in the electronic world.
Are there those that I hate, loathe, despise? Yes, but they tend to be parts of a whole. Abusers, bullies, and the like. But for the most part, those that are in that void of feeling space? They are the ones who have earned that honored “dead to me” spot in my life.
But it helps me stay on my joy-seeking path. I am pulled off course less frequently these days. My friends know that I don’t need to know that so-and-so has once again lashed out at me. Or that you-know-who is on an “I hate Arwen” rampage once more.
What about you? How do you handle the detractors in your life?
I listen to my own wisdom. I indulge in the depth of feeling my love for my chosen circle. I embrace those who embrace me. I walk the path of abundance and authentic living. I heal past hurts by placing them in the void. Loved and loving, I love each of you.
Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on.
Amphitrite, Ancient Feminine Wisdom, U.S. Games