This week we’re reminded about injustice within our personal world and within The Wildwood. Have you made a decision?
A few times recently I’ve heard this phrase (or something pretty darned close to it): not making a decision is also a decision, often the wrong one. As the Two of Arrows joins us today, could our fear of an injustice cause us to not make a decision, this creating more problems later on?
Fear can be paralysing; it causes inaction and stagnation but what if doing nothing is the biggest injustice of all? But what if the injustice is caused by others and we suffer it in silence? It is a lesson learned the hard way I feel that the only people who can take our power away really, is us. If we give it away or let others walk over us, we lose the power and that, is an injustice.
We can also add to that injustice by not acting or speaking up when we see others do this to those who haven’t yet learned the power of the word “No”. There’s always a balance to be struck with keeping your own power, helping others find their power and preventing an injustice. Is that possible?
I believe it is, but it’s a bit like standing on wet stepping-stones. It is very easy to fall off and get yourself wet and into trouble right up to your neck (and indeed, even beyond that!) An injustice can also be done by sitting on the fence, even if that’s where your boundaries end, when really you need to get off your lovely derrière and stand on your two feet (even if it is in a figurative sense!) and be counted.
Some questions to consider today are: Can I meet this person in the middle? Can I say yes without harming / crossing my own boundaries? Is what I’m being asked to do, reasonable? What do I need to do to make those scales truly balance?
I also find that being honest with your inner self prevents you doing an injustice to yourself. Yes, it IS possible to be your own worst friend and enemy.Decks used were The Wildwood by Mark Ryan and John Matthews, illustrated by Will Worthington. Deck of 1000 Spreads by Tierney Saddler