Death can be seen as transformation, enormous change but rarely physical death. This aspect of the journey is more about ego death, when we die into our greater expanded Self, transcending our limited view point of who we are in this solid reality and begin to see opportunity in surrendering to what is. Having developed the outer personality up through the Chariot, maturing and overcoming the ego through the inner journey of the Hermit and surrender of the Hanged Man, the Fool now dies to a Higher Self.
Key Words: Transformation/ Ego death/ Transmutation/ Surrender
Kati Texas Death
There is a quote from the Tao Te Ching that rings true with me, so much that I find myself sharing it often. “The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.”
For a time, sorrow was my constant companion. I was feeling pretty carved up. Then one day I found something to hold onto: Change.
Suddenly I saw my situation differently. No longer was I plummeting helplessly toward an inevitable crash. Instead, I was a fledgling bird, spiraling out of control, but already possessing everything I needed to fly. Some lessons are harder to learn than others and some little birds hit the ground before they figure out they've got wings.
My interpretation of the “Death Card” isn't about the end. It's about the beginning.
Joy is meaningless without sorrow. Creation is not possible without destruction. The cultivation of roses requires handling shit.
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