Living Intentionally vs. Floating Aimlessly

This concept was pretty revolutionary to me, because after digging around I found that floating aimlessly was triggering my anxiety and depression. I was trying to control while spiraling out of it, and it wasn’t until I started to live intentionally that I found direction. When I started to put an intention towards my actions, first…

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ThursdayThinks: Practicing Surrender to Get What You Want

(FYI, exercises are coming on Thursdays now ( *)) On Monday we talked a bit about how the need for control can actually be getting in your own way in terms of manifestation. So, how do we step out of the way? How do we surrender? Well, it’s definitely a work in progress, but the…

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Manifestation vs. The Need to Control

In my early manifestation days, I ran into a lot of blocks wondering where the object of my desire would come from. Where am I supposed to get this cash flow? Where will I meet my soul mate? Maybe if I do this, or play the lottery, or stay at this bar later, everything will…

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Surrender isn’t Losing

The Hanged Man can suggest that it is finally time to let go. And I don’t know of a word people are more afraid of than surrender. When I first walked into the rooms of various support groups, I used to cringe at this word. And they throw it around A LOT. See, in my…

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Control Freaks and the Unknown

Reversed, the Emperor denotes excessive control and rigidity. And that sounds super familiar to me. You see, regardless of the self help path that you venture on, you’re bound to revisit some demons. But when you face these demons with the tool belt you’ve stocked up, you’re more able to combat them in a successful…

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Why “Nurturing” is Not Synonymous with “Codependent”

Remember when I wrote about dichotomous thinking? Well this is a perfect example. Upright, the Empress is the pinnacle of femininity, mothering, abundance, and giving. Reversed she is codependent and blocked creatively. They are two sides of the same card, but that does not mean there isn’t  happy medium. When I started to heal from my…

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