Friday, September 1, 2017

Battlefield Ghosts: Shadows of the Past


Once in a while I pull out my "Ghosts and Spirits" Tarot deck. I don't feel in tune with that deck for some reason, but the artwork and tales of ghosts and spirits in history is pretty interesting! They give me ideas for spreads as I read though the symbolism and meanings of each card.

The Battlefield Ghosts represent the shadows of the past. There is something in everyone's past that occasionally casts a shadow on our present life. For a while there, the shadows of my past affected me daily...that was a trying time! But hard work and consistency does help to put that darkness where it belongs...in the past.

Learning from our past mistakes, or events that affected us badly that we couldn't control; now that is the key to growth. I'm guilty of repeating past mistakes, for sure. Sometimes I learn the hard way and after falling down a few times, I think "oh yeah" as the light bulb goes off lol...

And just an interesting note: Thoughts are POWERFUL. How many times have you been sitting quietly, feeling okay, then a thought from the past just pops up? If it's a good thought - great! That feeling of happiness is something we all want in our lives. But if it's a bad thought, it has the power to stir up the emotions attached to it and basically send us into a spiral of negativity and perhaps sadness. Thoughts are so incredibly powerful...that's why I often preach about the power of positivity and squashing those negative thoughts as soon as they come up. Life is too short to allow past shadows to interfere with our present lives.

2 comments:

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Good post! Our past is a part of us and it can be very haunting. It takes effort to keep it where it belongs - in the past.

Rain said...

Thanks Martha! I always wonder why it's easier to bring up bad memories than good ones at times...