What do you do when someone continuously lets you down? When they struggle to tell the truth on even the most simple matters, why would you allow them room in your world ever again?
I found myself contemplating this when I discovered that I was being lied to once again by a loved one. This is a person who has made a habit of deception. They are so good at it, that I think they don’t even know that they are doing it any longer. It’s just business as usual. Or maybe it’s an addiction. I dunno. I don’t operate like this so it’s hard for me to understand the why or the penchant for twisting the facts.
I fell out with this individual a while back but then I allowed them back in after they apologized and swore to be honest from now on. Yet here I am again…counting up a few lies. Not every fib was directed at me, mind you, but when someone is hiding the truth from other people, you have to ask yourself “what are they keeping from me?”
Sadly, liars rarely change their ways. At least that is what I’ve learned over the years. I grew up with people who bent the truth and thought there was nothing wrong with that. It’s not shocking then to see that they bore more rotten fruit. To walk a different path than the one you’ve been shown requires great courage – and consciousness.
It would be easy too to spin yarns and make false promises. But is it really easy? Nope. When you have a conscience, you know that deep down in your marrow, you’re not going to feel good about yourself when you lie. Every time you look in the mirror or face that person that you deceived, you’re going to feel a twinge of ick. Unless you are a full-blown sociopath. Maybe then it’s easy to tell that lie and go about your business.
I don’t get it.
Truth is good.
Truth is golden.
Truth is not hard.
Truth is the only way.
So what to do?
There is not much to do except reinforce the boundaries. Cherish the people who are honest. Put a big fence around the rest. Banish as needed.
Because the truth is, everyone deserves to be surrounded by people who are kind, respectful, and honest. As the saying goes: you are the sum of the five people you spend the most time with. Spend your time with those who care enough to be truthful.
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Here are my upcoming live classes:
Intuitive Tarot Reading at New Renaissance Books. Date: Tuesday, July 3rd from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Location: Portland, Oregon.
Brushes and Cards: a fun day-long event with painting + tarot. You’ll be in good hands with me and intuitive painter, Chris Zydel. Date: Sunday, July 8th. Location: Oakland, California. SOUL-D out!
*NEW* Astrology for Total Beginners: learn the basics of natal chart interpretation. This two-hour workshop will get you up to speed on what all that astrology stuff is about! Join me at Boston Tea Room. Date: Wednesday, October 10th. Location: Ferndale, Michigan.
Pens and Cards: a day full of tarot exploration and writing with author Sarah Selecky and moi. Date: October 13th. Location: Skybarn, Prince Edward County, Ontario. Only TWO seats left!
Intuitive Tarot Reading at Boston Tea Room. Date: Sunday, October 14th. Location: Ferndale, Michigan.
What I’m Grateful For:
Fresh tarot decks
Long days with my husband
Reconnecting with friends
Perfect summer weather
Soundtrack for 6/30/18:
Nice by The Carters
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