Deity, Guns & Fierceness

Today’s card is from a deck I used to have. I got it, hated it and traded it. Hate is such a strong word, isn’t it? But this deck caused a huge reaction in me — this card particularly.

Still, the quote I read yesterday by Ntosake Shange reminded me of this card.

“I found God in Myself & I loved Her…I loved Her fiercely. ~Ntosake Shange”

Loved Her fiercely. Another strong word–fierce. Here we see Rodin’s Thinker repurposed into a man contemplating suicide. That’s such a permanent answer to a temporary question to my way of thinking. I understand why some choose it. I’ve been at that dark spot myself.

Going back to the Shange quote. I love this quote because it reminds me that Deity (no matter what you call it/Him/Her/Them) is within all of us. That is why we should treat one another with love and compassion–including ourselves.

And not shoot one another. Think what it would mean to point a gun at someone and know you are killing God. Or any other weapon including your words and your fists.

What if you are yelling at God? What if you are calling God a fat, ugly bitch when you do that to yourself?

Just think about it. If you knew you were in the presence of Deity, would you change what you do? Would you change what you say? Would you offer Deity more love, more compassion, more grace of being?

Find God in yourself and love Her/Him fiercely.

Seek joy, y’all. Pass it on.

Gunman (King of Swords), The Pomo Tarot: A Postmodern Deck for Navigating the Next Millennium, U.S. Games Systems, 1994 (OOP)

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4 thoughts on “Deity, Guns & Fierceness”

  1. I certainly forget all too often to honour the meaning of Namaste – the divine spark in me bows to the divine spark in you!

    Darn, I missed the cut-off time for the Gospel of Tree Bark! That’s a beautiful song – I’d never heard of her before. I hope she’ll do a general release through the same site as her first album, as if I get both together postage will be a little less prohibitive…

  2. Love this Arwen – “Find God in yourself and love Her/Him fiercely”.
    “what I do to you, is ultimately what I do to me”

    Sending you lots of love, energy and good vibes dear Arwen!
    Yiye

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