A Personal Journey Through the Tarot: 8 of Swords

Bound by Assumptions

As we are raised we are taught the beliefs and practices of our family and culture, so it is no wonder that we adopt the assumptions inherent to that particular framework. This is why most people belong to the religion in which they are raised. It takes courage to question beliefs and practices you have been taught are fact. It takes even more courage to disregard those beliefs and practices if you decide they no longer work for you. 

This can be true on a personal level as well. If a person in authority repeatedly reaffirmed your short comings when you were young it is easy to adopt that script and believe it as fact well into adulthood.  How and what we think creates a framework for our experience, so it is worth while identifying those assumptions, questioning them and changing them if need be.

Today I draw the 8 of Swords and reflect upon my beliefs. Are they my own or am I just repeating what I have learned? Are they affecting my life in a positive or negative manner? Are they empowering or dis-empowering? 

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