let's the cut the bullshit

the news is distracting today. i'm not sure why - every single morning, checking social media and reading through whatever fresh horrors this administration has unleashed is always difficult and distracting. but today i feel unfocused, confused, and completely fuzzy. even shuffling the cards was a struggle. perhaps this morning's daily reading is trying to give me a simple directive today: simply, pull the emotion out of it and focus on what's true. today's card is the father of swords. father-of-swords

fair, analytical, responsible, perceptive, careful, deliberate, thoughtful, intelligent, decisive. this king cuts to the heart of the matter, sees through complex issues, lives in absolutes. he can release himself from strong emotions, allowing him to consider the facts in a clear, considerate manner, and come to the conclusion that is true and just.

i, on the other hand, seem to be drowning in a sea of emotion, constantly pushed back and forth by indecision, confusion, and utter exhaustion. i'm not working through any major decisions, there's nothing looming on my horizon or demanding a serious choice - i'm simply trying to get through the days with my sanity intact.

perhaps this is simply acting as a card of assurance - we may have men in power right now that embody none of these characteristics. our president and his cabinet are rash, power-hungry, self-serving, greedy, short-sighted individuals who care nothing for truth, justice, compassion, or any of the citizens of our country. this clarity of mind, sound judgement, and decisive ability to cut through bullshit that i see in the father of swords is energy that is sorely needed in the white house at this moment.

and while we may not have a man in power that we can respect, i take courage from the strong leaders emerging in our communities, that aren't afraid to stand up for what they know is right. we cannot let this administration continue to twist the truth with their "alternative facts" and unwillingness to acknowledge the reality of the world we live in - we must be stronger, and better, and more resilient. i have to be stronger, and better, and more resilient. 

there's no room for fear, not now. we have to continue pushing back, protesting, writing letters, calling, and protecting each other.