You’re Not Good Enough

20 - judgement reversed

Has anyone ever made you feel as though you weren’t good enough? Have you ever said these words to yourself?

No shit. We all have.

In a world full of haters and the “inner critic” being more powerful than ever, it’s hard to not have some self doubt and feel less than desirable. With Facebook and Instagram highlighting only the most glamorous parts of one’s life, its inevitable that we stack ourselves up to our friends and family once in a while.

The reversed image of the judgement card suggests self doubt. And self doubt is not a friend we want. That voice in our head that tells us that “His life is so much better than mine,” or “She’s so much prettier than I’ll ever be,” is destructive and fatal.

But what if we think that our inner critic motivates us? What if that voice is much like that stereotypical Russian gymnastics coach who is tough but gets results? What if without the inner critic we would just float through life, unaware that we could be doing better?

Well those excuses listed above are simply just bullshit. And if we use those excuses to continue bullying ourselves, we will just drive ourselves deeper into self hate.

Motivating with self love is much more sustainable. To be able to come from a place of understanding for ourselves is so powerful, that when we fail we don’t dive into self destruction, but understand why we failed in the first place. Then we get back up on that metaphorical horse and trot to freedom.

So stop being so hard on yourself and start recognizing when your inner critic is getting the best of you. Once you acknowledge that that voice starts and ends with you, you give it a whole lot less power. So stay understanding and stay witchy ( *)

Why Compassion is so Powerful


True strength comes from compassion.

Is anyone else fiery? Hot-tempered? Impulsive??

Well, I know that is definitely part of my character. Much like the lion in this card, I have tamed these traits over time, but when I was younger I would shoot off like a pistol whenever someone did something I didn’t like.

Compassion is an art form. Learning to understand and accept people is extremely difficult, especially when you don’t like most people and are quick to judge. However, learning to act with compassion towards those you don’t understand creates inner peace.

Rather than wasting a bunch of hateful energy, compassion has the ability to release.

For example, I work in a bar. Sometimes, because I am overworked and tired 99% of the time, people rub me the wrong way. A hasty gesture, or just mild rudeness can turn me into a sword-wielding Beatrix Kiddo. But if I take a minute to remind myself to act with compassion, it releases all of this unnecessary tension I have stored against this complete stranger.

When you hold onto that weird, made up grudge, you are the only one that feels it. No one else is affected by it but you. Sometimes people may sense that you are in a bad mood, and they might feel uncomfortable, but you are ultimately the one swimming in misery. You’re just creating a hateful world for yourself to live in.

Being compassionate is even more rewarding if it’s a friend. If someone close to you said something you didn’t like, you have to freedom to open a dialogue. Not in an argumentative, mortal-kombat-finish-him type way but from a place of wanting to understand. You would be amazed at how the stories you made up about that comment or gesture are actually pretty far from the truth. And gaining insight helps you to be a little more human each day.

So lets get collectively compassionate. It would be a better world if we were. Stay witchy my friends ( *)