Bondage.

We all feel bound at times. Sometimes it’s the circumstances we find ourselves in, sometimes we feel that we have no choice, sometimes we are afraid to move because the devil you know is better than the unknown. We are certainly bound by the social conditioning we have received. No matter how our own families were, we were still influenced by society on how men should behave and how women should be. We all chafe at the restrictions that are placed on us, by others and most definitely by ourselves.

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Even at home, for some reason we start taking sides. I remember being asked by people – who are you closer to? Mom or Dad? What an awful spot to a child in, isn’t it? Then we start to choose and there is loyalty to one parent which comes into play and that is bondage again.

The longing is to be free, to go out there and explore, to let go the burden we seem to constantly carry. To have someone else do what needs to be done (without supervision!). This is the lament most of us have – ‘somebody has to do it and if I don’t do it, it won’t get done’.

I half wish that this card was a magic wand which would just make this feeling disappear. But we get some advice instead and that’s not bad. Freedom is in the mind and before we can change anything in our outer world we need to make that shift in our inner landscape. In most cases the feeling of entrapment is more in our mind than anything else. There are certain circumstances that cannot be changed and yet there are others that can. The card asks that you examine your thoughts and make an effort to change them and there is a likelihood that the outer circumstance might change. We may not be able to change a situation but we can certainly change the way we feel about it. If you can’t do what you love, then it’s best to start loving what you do. The same goes for people as well.

What chafes is just what needs to be looked at. What is the stuff that we have put away in a box and are not willing to open? What parts of yourself have you chained so that you can fit it? What barriers have you created because you have been hurt in the past? What restrictions do you place on yourself because you are scared?

The card says, just look at it. Maybe a solution will present itself. Maybe you will realise that these restrictions are no longer applicable. Once you are aware of them, you can change how you feel about them.

Feel the freedom today ❤

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