I keep pulling up the "Devil" card in my Tarot deck when I read myself. For those of you who are familiar with the cards, you know how unsettling that can be. The "Devil" traditionally symbolizes some sort of addiction or obsession. So, of course, I’m thinking to myself, "What am I addicted to now? Oh, the fun never ends." I finally came to the conclusion, after numerous ego-based discussions on the topic, that my devil refers to how I spend my time thinking. Grr! And, I teach this stuff to other people? I guess it’s just how the saying goes: takes one to know one. Well, if that doesn’t ring true, I don’t know what does.
Anyway, I have decided to change a few of my behaviors so "the devil" can’t haunt me anymore. Here goes:
1. When I wake up in the morning, worrying as I tend to do, I close my eyes, take 4 deep breaths in and out, and connect to my Source through my crown chakra. I look for light with my eyes closed and watch it grow and expand.
2. Throughout the day, I tell myself that I am beautiful, loved, confident, and full of light. Whatever it is that I am feeling insecure about, I tell myself the opposite repeatedly (affirmations).
3. When I embark on a new journey, and I feel totally unprepared, I remind myself of this prayer from "A Course in Miracles":
"I am here only to be truly helpful.I am here to represent Him Who sent me.I do not have to worry about what to say or what to do,because He Who sent me will direct me.I am content to be wherever He wishes, knowing He goes there with me.I will be healed as I let Him teach me to heal."
(You can substitute "She" or "It" or whatever you prefer with "He.") wink emoticon
4. I smile. I think about all that I am grateful for in this life and project it outward.
There are many other little activities that I try throughout the day to keep my mind on track. I know that if everything outside of me is out-of-whack, it’s not about that which I cannot control, it’s because I’m not controlling ME.
Hope you find this as helpful as I do.
Lots of love and smiles!Jess