You Are More Than An Addiction

Lately, I’ve been posting the channeled messages I receive to my Twitter feed. I am an intuitive, so when I go for a jog or a bike ride, I have already predetermined this is my allotted time to receive spiritual messages for myself and for the community that reads what I write.

Last month, I received this message: You are more than your addiction.

I felt sort of uncomfortable when I heard it because I am someone who actually doesn’t like to judge anyone for their choices whether they are good or bad, and I also don’t like to judge myself in this way either. But, I sat with this message, and as I thought more about it, I realized it is in fact a message for everyone because everyone does indeed have an addiction, and if someone claims they do not, some bells go off that really tell me otherwise. Of course, some addictions are physically harmful, while others are mentally or emotionally harmful.

I felt this message was a call for some of us to do some shadow work and to really come to terms with who or what controls us. Sure, you can be addicted to drugs and alcohol, but also chocolate, love, control, sex, anger, running, sugar, criticism — you name it, the work really becomes about deciding what is healthy for you and what is not.

Do you spend a great deal of time thinking about your addiction? Does your addiction interfere with your life purpose? Does your addiction interfere with your relationships? How does it make you feel to indulge?

With this channeled message in mind, I decided to create a tarot spread that explores the message and this is what I’ve determined:

This tarot spread is free form. I asked which card represents the message and the 6 of Swords appeared. I chose six more cards to add insight to the message of the 6 of Swords.

Crowning the spread, the SIx of Swords represents the message. I was happy to see this card. It tells me that you are ready to move on from whatever pain has been caused as a result of the addiction. I was also happy to see that you are moving on with friends and family near you. Everyone would like to move into this next year feeling lighter, happier and more carefree. If you are able to leave what controls you in the past, the future that awaits you is positive and bright. Everyone involved knows that part of your work is simply to create the appropriate boundaries, but this is easier said than done.

I see a couple experiencing transformation related to the theme addiction. Part of the work is related to boundaries, but some of it is also karmic. You might have experienced a twin flame connection with someone. Maybe you’ve had an addiction to a particular person or way of being from lifetime to lifetime and now you are finally ready to do things differently. You are no longer willing to be an enabler, you are only inviting relationships in that feel balanced and reciprocal. You want something that feels fair and just for all involved.

On the left side, the Magician stands alone ready to do the necessary work to transform his experience. By staying active and focusing his attention on what he knows he is able to transform himself. The presence of the 10 of Swords tells me this addiction has caused an ending that was painful but also necessary. Only by accepting what is no longer there will this person ever be able to see what can truly make him happy.

On the right side, the Empress has come to terms with how much of herself she has given to this addiction. I do feel that the inability to create boundaries made it much more difficult for this person. The Empress is a giver and a provide her – she might have wanted to mother someone having a difficult experience, but now that time is over. The presence of the Death card tells me the Empress is ready to clear out the past in a permanent way that creates the necessary space to heal. The Empress might be focusing on her physical body and making movement more of a priority as well as healthier foods that improve her digestive health.

Justice and the Six of Pentacles are at the bottom of the spread. Balance is a necessary part of this cycle. Without balance things will stay the same and the cycle will be repeated, but with the appropriate boundaries in place and some loving attention directed at the self, transformation for the better will occur. Give to yourself and give to those who give back. Make your community feel smaller, tighter, and safer. Make honesty and trust a priority.

7 Day Tarot Forecast: 7/13-7/19 Clear a Path for the New Energy that Wants to Transform Your Experience

7daytarotforecastQueen of Pentacles | Justice | 4 of Cups | The Chariot | 4 of Pentacles

Ace of Wands | Death

You might be a resourceful and organized person, someone who really understands financial systems and how these structures create the support you need to really prosper and thrive in this world. You also might be in control of your family estate or fortune at this moment in time. Others might have to go through you in order to get their share. You hold the purse strings, so to speak, and know legal systems are in place to make sure money is divided evenly and fairly even if some people feel as though they are not getting their fair share. You know that it is fair.

The law is on your side when it comes to balancing the finances between you and other people. The courts might establish some kind of child-support or alimony payments for you or you might have access to a trust-fund that is meant to leave you feeling safe and secure. You know you are now in a position to save and invest and the money you make will put you in a position to nurture and protect what you’ve created. Financial planning is one organized structure that can help you with your long term financial goals. If you are gifted an inheritance be sure to invest in stable systems. Grow your resources. Invest safely and wisely.

You will be rewarded for using logic and reason. Create balance where balance is needed. Do the right thing. Or, you might be in a position where the court system will decide what is right based on the facts. 

One person is moving away from this situation feeling tired and defeated and possibly as though they got a raw deal. But I see this person with a lot of freedom even if they have a lot of thinking to do when it comes to their emotions and what they lost. They know things could have been different had they listened to their heart in this matter. This person has regrets and realizes they lost a good thing. They realize they were unnecessarily selfish and stubborn.

In situations where one parent might be caring for children, I see the other parent on the go, footloose and fancy-free but with a lot less money and seemily a lot less responsibility. What this person doesn’t recognize just yet is this freedom comes at quite a price.

Both parties seem ready to blaze a new trail far into the future. Focus on safety and security. Improve your financial picture. Invest wisely. This includes emotional and energetic investments. Invest wisely.

New energy is your for the taking. Create the space for the new energy to grow into something meaningful. When you clear out the old, you make way for the new to emerge.