We’re going through a time of awakening. We are coming face to face with the shadows that we’ve tried to suppress for too long. Yes we’ve seen protests before, but how many of us turned away? How many of us posted something to social media, or shared a story to never think about #blm
again until something else terrible happened?
But, the II of Swords reversed is asking us to not dwell on our past mistakes and see them as important lessons in how to act in the future. It can be easy to lie in guilt and shame, and while taking responsibility for inaction is important, it won’t take you to the next step of healing which is action.
Take time to reflect, and then act. Some questions we can ask ourselves are, what can I do in my daily life to change the way Black people are treated in America? What fears do I have around this subject? What have I been avoiding in relation to this conversation? Be blatantly honest. BE blatantly honest. Be blatantly honest.
The II of Swords reversed is also about partnership and about how we may have been trying to process feelings of anger, rage, disgust, and guilt all on our own instead of reaching out and having open and productive conversations. The thing is, when you bottle up emotions out of guilt or shame, you don’t deal with them, then avoid them, and then nothing happens!!!! And then we find ourselves in this cycle over and over and over again.
Open up to someone you really trust, and be vulnerable about how you’re feeling and what you want to do about what’s happening in our world. You can’t take proper action if you’re not facing the issue head on. Let’s look at ourselves and each other with compassion, and lift each other to be better versions of ourselves so that we can then be stronger allies to those who need us.