Sunday, August 20, 2017

Spotted Owl: Use Your Voice

This is my first Tarot spread of six dedicated to the owl and what it represents.

The Spotted Owl teaches us to speak up and use our voice. This may not necessarily be literal. I often voice my opinion by my actions or non-actions. 

But I've been in situations sometimes where I felt trapped, where I felt like no matter what I said, I wouldn't be heard. A lot of this, in my case, was just a fear of conflict. My emotions can't handle any type of conflict very well and it affects me for days and sometimes weeks. It's quite debilitating. So I got into the habit of keeping quiet and just putting up with things. But now, I stand up for myself and raise my voice. By raising my voice, I mean, I show, and sometimes speak my mind. If I don't like something that is happening, and I know words won't do a thing, I act. It might not impact the person/company/group that is the offender...but it makes me feel stronger and more confident.


MrsDuncanMahogany said...

I like this. This is good words of wisdom that we sometimes forget.

Rain said...

It's hard to let go of old habits. My silence was based on my childhood where it was better to just say nothing. I have to remember that I can say whatever I want as an adult, but that fear is always there that I'll regret it. It takes a while to overcome!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Wise words, Rain. I think it gets a little easier as we get older for some of us. I don't like conflict and like you, it makes me ill. But sometimes I step forward and say/ do what needs to be said/done.

Rain said...

Thanks Martha! I actually sometimes go out of my way to avoid conflict, but to my own's hard for me to stand up for myself because I do have an irrational fear of a horribly dramatic and devastating outcome - which of course, never happens. It's silly when I write it down, but it feels so real when I have to face it!!