“The Fool is numbered 0, the number of unlimited potential, and does not actually have a specific place in the sequence of the Tarot cards. The Fool can come either at the beginning of the Major Arcana or at the end. The Major Arcana is often considered as the Fool’s journey through life and as such, he is ever present and therefore needs no number.” -Biddy Tarot
If you read my last post, you know that recognizing patterns in behavior through your journey can be very enlightening in showing how you interact with the world around you. It is a reflection of where you are in mind, body, and spirit.
But what most ambitious people do, and what I am guilty of, is once you realize what you need to work on, you focus on perfectionism and start getting down on yourself with that inner critic.
What we need to do, instead, is trust the journey ahead of us and not rush the process. Yes, we need to recognize unhealthy patterns of behavior, but we are human beings. We need to accept that there is work to do and that patience is the best way to make the progress stick. No one just leaps to perfection because that just doesn’t exist. Dedication to healing and acceptance is a life long journey and, because we are humans, we will make mistakes even after we realize what we need to work on. Learning from these mistakes and practicing forgiveness for ourselves and others will help us to learn and improve through our journey.
While boundary issues have been a regular customer in my life, once I realized through therapy that I needed to work on them wasn’t the second they disappeared from my life. It is a problem that I constantly come into contact with. The only difference is that I recognize the situations where I need to reach into my self help utility belt and use my boundaries tools.
So go easy on yourself. Trust yourself and trust your journey. And as always, stay witchy( *)