Victimhood gets shamed a lot in my personal development circles. (It’s so easy to blame the victim for feeling dis-empowered.) I actually believe people have to be allowed to fully embrace their victim experience in order to gather the wisdom, strength and safety to rise above it. One of the greatest services we can do to another human being is to witness and validate a person’s experience with full respect. I find that once a person feels fully heard and understood, that’s when space opens up to ask something like, ‘do you want to let this experience win, or are … Continue reading
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Pleasure and Release: those were the two oracle cards she drew.
A couple of days before leading my 7th Ultimate Money Goddess intensive in Bali, I was having lunch with a coach from the States I knew from Facebook. It turns out we were sitting at the only table in the whole restaurant with oracle cards, so of course we were going to draw cards and see what they said.
While my lunch partner was shuffling, I asked myself, “What do I need to know to have the best possible Money Goddess retreat this year?”
She pulled the Pleasure card and the Release card. I knew instantly what those meant to me.
Then we read the oracle deck’s official interpretation. Ewwww! So negative! He associated pleasure with addiction, and release with trauma and struggle. Not my take at all. No thank you.
I’m sticking with my own interpretations of those cards, and I’ll share them with you here… Continue reading