Last week, a loved one decided to come clean. They had been harboring a dark secret for some time but things blew up as they often do in families. The truth came out and now there was nothing to do except admit it.
A few months back, I had tried to pry the truth out. A recent religious conversion raised my suspicions. I was met with denial. No surprise. My family is full of shadowy mysteries. I grew up trying to figure out what was being hidden in plain view. Some of those secrets were taken to the grave (dad’s words). Others, found out through diligent detective work. (My Moon in Scorpio demands answers.)
And now this latest thing…it’s all out in the open, dug up and spit out in a way that was traumatic but at the same time cathartic. Because when the truth comes out, no matter how horrific it may be, healing can begin. It cannot happen in dark spaces and whispers and innuendo. The bandaid needs to be ripped off.
So now we start anew. We can fix this and move on. With the truth laid bare, the family can be supportive. That’s how love works.
Coming clean may be painful and full of shame and fear but sometimes it’s the only way to get to that place of forgiveness, compassion, and healing.
If there is something in your life that is causing you to feel remorse, bring it out into the light of day. Surround yourself with people who love you. Seek help. Do that and that dark secret will lose it’s power over you.
Caught these two sworn enemies sleeping in the same bed. This is RARE. But a cold night makes cats do things they wouldn’t normally do. Ha!
Quebec City is on my list of places to visit: Is this the most European city in North America?
Maybe I should add one of these to my travel list: These Are The 7 Most Mysterious Places You Should Visit in 2018.
More travel goodness: 16 Apps Every Woman Should Download Before Her Next Trip.
Smart stuff: Flight Canceled Due to Weather? Here Are Your Options.
So now Jeff Sessions wants to roll back weed laws? WTF?! I don’t even smoke this stuff yet I think it should be totally legal.
Over at Victim Focus: Stop asking me “what about men?”
Digging this over at Better Living Through Symbolism: Some (More) Uses for Tarot Cards.
Annnndddd my latest thing is The Astro-Biz Digest: All the important dates and details you need to know to run your business like a boss.
Check this out over at She Knows: A Beginner’s Guide to Reading Tarot.
Still time to sign up for Through a Tarot Lens.
My latest post over at Refinery29: A Tarot Reader Weighs In On What’s In Store For 2018.
Yep, it’s that time of year: The 1 thing nobody tells you about keeping resolutions, setting goals, and changing habits.
Did you know that I do a monthly tarot draw for Honeysuckle Magazine? Here’s my card for January.
Good to know: Your next epic binge-watch based on your sign.
Astrology buffs! This is an EXCELLENT post from Amy Jo Gleason: How to read a circular astrology chart.
And there’s more and more and more: Post-Weinstein, These Are the Powerful Men Facing Sexual Harassment Allegations.
This is a damn good question: When Will We Stop Shaming Ambitious Women?
Just what I need: Your Best Year Ever: A 5-Step Plan for Achieving Your Most Important Goals by Michael Hyatt.
This looks like a great read: Belonging: Remembering Ourselves Home.
Newest from Gabrielle Bernstein: Judgment Detox: Release the Beliefs That Hold You Back from Living A Better Life.
I love Cheryl Richardson’s work: Waking Up in Winter: In Search of What Really Matters at Midlife.
I adore this kind of stuff: Parisian Charm School: French Secrets for Cultivating Love, Joy, and That Certain je ne sais quoi.
What I’m Grateful For:
Lunch with the girls
Pasta on a cold day
Holidays are behind me
Soundtrack for 1/6/18:
Bruno Mars – Finesse (Remix) [Feat. Cardi B]
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