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Friday, 7 November 2014

Words and messages mean a lot

Child + Cross + Stars + Bouquet + Letter

(Stringing the cards together: A necessary new beginning is given hope through a message received.  A message of hope for a fresh start comes from renewed faith.)

Child = a beginning, Cross = a burden, a necessity, something that can't be avoided; also emblem for any religious faith or spirituality, Stars = hope, sometimes technology, Bouquet/Flowers = gift, something nice, pleasant, Letter = a written message

Looking at the cards again, I can see another possible message: A necessary fresh start is supported by online messages. 

I can actually see that, because before I drew these cards, I spent time scrolling through Facebook finding memes that I could share, Pinterest or copy into my journal. Here are a few good ones: 

'Pain is inevitable. Suffering optional.' 
'We must change playgrounds, playmates, playthings.' 
'Recovery from anything is honestly the most badass thing a person can do.' 
'Sorry is not enough. Sometimes you actually have to change.'
'On particularly rough days when I'm sure I can't possibly endure, I like to remind myself that my track record for getting through bad days so far is 100%...and that's pretty good.' 

These, together with some classic AA recovery slogans are really helping me. Some of my favourite slogans from AA:

'Time takes time.'
'Give time time.' 
'One day at a time.'
'Trying to pray is praying.'
'I will live through this day only and not try to tackle my whole life's problems at once.' 

It also occurs to me that I can be of help to others, too, and have been, in some of the comments I've made online in various situations. So part of my recovery is helping others, too. 

Lenormand Oracle Cards, trimmed. LoScarabeo, no date on box.

1 comment:

  1. It's great that there are so many resources available online. Hope the journal continues to help :)