I’m an introspective person by nature. Meditation, journaling, contemplating the mysteries of the universe, or how miracles happen – that’s my usual state. Which is one of the reasons why I spend so much time alone. Quiet time allows for deep reflection.
Right now, the world is a noisy place. It’s too easy for introverts like me to shut ourselves away in bubbles filled with books, pens, cake, and jazz. While that can be healthy from time to time, it also creates a situation where you’re ignoring the big things that need your attention.
The murder of George Floyd has forced us all to look at directly at our racism and biases. While I consider myself to be progressive down to the bone, I realize that I still have a long way to go. I grew up in a house of hypocritical bigots in a rural area filled with more of the same. Undoing all of that? This is a lifetime of work. In order to break the wheel, it requires reflection and participation.
Recently, I listened to a town hall hosted by Rachel Rodgers entitled “Reimagining Small Business,” and learned what I could do to create an equitable, anti-racist business. As an entrepreneur, I know that I have a platform that can ignite change. A solo instagrammable image with a hashtag solves nothing. Real effort is needed if I want to help create real change. That means amplifying melanated voices, speaking out, educating myself about racism, and supporting black businesses. While I already do these activities, I can do more. So can you.
Start with reflection. Ask yourself what you can do. Evolution always begins there. Then, start taking inspired action to create change. After all, contemplation is groovy but the world won’t change without you taking part. The time to act is right here, right now. Let’s do this! (Psst…you can still be an introvert and make a difference.)
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August 30, 2020: Brushes and Stars. Where: online. A full-day of astrology and intuitive painting – and fun! Join me and Chris Zydel for a joyful, astrology-inspired intuitive painting experience. We begin exploring intuition, followed by examining your natal chart. From there, it’s time to paint your interpretation of your chart! Group insights follow.
May 2-8, 2021: The Tuscany Tarot Intensive. Where: Italy! A full week of tarot immersion. Due to the Coronavirus, we moved the event to next year. Good news: the dates allow for a few extra seats which mean you can join us next year! Yay!
What I’m Grateful For:
A small stash of wine
Soundtrack for 6/13/20:
Are You Bored Yet? (feat. Clairo) by Wallows
© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2020
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