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3 of Swords Revisited

3 of Swords Revisited

Over the years, when the 3 of Swords comes up, almost instantaneously I hear, “Oh shit! Heartbreak!”

First is the influence, which can be a wave crashing into you or your scene. Your responsibility is the wonderful response. Do you sense or do something? So you simply stand strong, stand your ground, and discern the influence? It’s possible to let things just pass by. Be careful, though. Life is what passes you by when you’re too busy making plans to avoid the wave-smashes. Life is what passes you by when you’re too busy assuming the expectation of things you’ve been told rather than thinking about them for yourself. The 3 of Swords in Tarot is a wonderful example of this.

If being hard on yourself actually worked as constructive criticism, it would have worked by now. Right? That’s a misinterpretation of stick-to-it-iveness. You don’t need to stick in there regardless, unless, for you whatever it is has the heart of the matter in it. No need for pros and cons or good or bad in a situation. That’s a bunch of ‘there are facts, damn facts, and then there are statistics’ bs.

There is no need to avoid not quitting. Rather than quitting or not quitting, ask:

~ What’s workable?

~ Where’s the workability? Is there any?

~ No workability?, then pay it nevermind.

~ Workability? Nods to that. what do you do about it?

good = favoritism. bad = shaming behavior.

Neither are in others’ best interest, certainly not yours.

Instead, what treasures do you hide in ‘good’ and ‘bad.’

So, The 3 of Swords

You are a Temple, inside and out. May you be and continue to become your own Temple inside and out as Tarot informs the intuition of your steps. Yup. that’s a long-form discipline of the ritual. It’s not a hassle or when will this end kind of thing. It can be Blisscipline, where the heart of the matter lives in the steps.

Always complete, never finished, lifelong.

3 of Swords Revisited

Over the years, when the 3 of Swords comes up, almost instantaneously, I hear, “Oh shit! Heartbreak!” ??? Now, how’s that? Swords are about air, intellect, thinking, communications. What’s with this heartbreak stuff? Yeah yeah, tradition and all. That’s what everyone teaches and all. It’s quite a lot like a person cutting the ends off the brisket before putting it in the oven because grandma did. Shaking my head. Grandma did it because her oven was too small back then.

Yup, That Heart is Big and Bold

Yup, that heart is big and bold in the 3 of Swords image, though to see it as heartbreak is much like banging your thumb with a hammer, when you have no hammer. This is a Swords card, not a Cup card. Why go straight to the heart with a Swords card? Especially, after the 2 may just have covered her heart to feed the heart of the matter up through the thoughts as a preamble support to develop into the 3 of Swords.

From my perspective the first thing that comes to mind (Swords pun) is to aspirate your heart. Give it some air. Consciously give your heart the breathing room it needs.

Heck. Sure, a heart without breathing room leads to heartbreak, though the heart in this card has plenty of breathing room, actually the whole scene. It is not constrained at all. It’s connected by Swords to the head. 2 of the swords are giving it oxygen like a bubbler in an aquarium, and one exhausts out the top like a roof vent. That’s more than decent ventilation so the head doesn’t get too stuffy with thoughts that don’t pulse and pump with the heart of the matter. I don’t see anything near heartbreak there. I see the head in connection with the heart. I see the heart of the matter present in thoughts and the process of thinking. And, if the heart of the matter is not present, thoughts are as useless as fish scales for dinner.

Give Your Heart Some Breathing Room

Aspirate Your Heart with the 3 of Swords

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When you focus on the ‘good’ or ‘bad’ of your fellows (yourself), you make an opening in your heart for maliciousness to enter. Testing, competing with, and criticizing others weakens and defeats you. (Every time you act, you command the Universe. Mind that. Create with that. Act with that. Make with that.)

~ Morihei Ueshiba, Founder of Aikido. Translation by John Stevens in The Art of Peace

Where’s the treasure in the trouble? Gold pan those nuggets and let the remaining alluvium wash back into the river. The snake its skin shedded, the snake its skin not missed.

Personally, to go with the 3 of Swords — I find judgment to be farcical as it it generated from bias and expectations. Justice? Heart weighed against a feather? Nods. That’s not that your heart weighs a pound or so to Ma’at. Justice weighing your heart against a feather is a question of whether your heart is bouyant enough to unweight the scale with a feather.

How do you actionably use the 3 of Swords to your benefit today?

(C) 2022 Jordan Hoggard

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Posted by on August 20, 2022 in Incarnations

 

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To All Who Feel They Are Alone on Father’s Day

To All Who Feel They Are Alone on Father’s Day

To All who feel they are alone on Father’s Day, for whatever reason…

Haven’t you been through the image below? Where you weather your storm, and it washed through? And, you washed up on your shore after the storm had broken? I feel that’s what Dad’s teach you to learn how to do.

First is the influence. Your responsibility is the wonderful response. Do you sensate or do something, or simply stand strong, uninfluenced? It’s possible to let things just pass by. Be careful, though. Life is what passes you by when you’re too busy making plans to account for the wave-smashes. For a rainy day? lol, buy a Kevlar umbrella. Or, get an 8’ diameter umbrella and set up your own table and chairs on the Plaza.

Shame is deadly. And, since life is fatal, I have no need of that in the mix. Plus, if I make myself feel bad, I will typically make poorer quality decisions. That isn’t a necessary feature. I can make plenty of great mistakes on my own that fuel the process with new perspectives rather than desicating the FICP — functionally inter-related component parts — with shame. I’ll go ahead and say it. I find shame to be psychological excrement. Pick your toilet paper rather than re-ingesting that stuff.

If being hard on yourself actually worked as constructive criticism, it would have worked by now. Right? No need for pros and cons or good or bad in a situation. Moreso, what’s workable? Where’s the workability?

If being hard on yourself worked, wouldn’t it have worked by now? Right. So, can you stop that for your benefit?

good = favoritism, often missing what actually is to avoid and be in denial for some celebration instead of dialing in to not waste trouble. bad = shaming behavior, often missing what is in disconnected disassociation.

Your Life, Your Way… to always wash up on your own shore after the storm has broken

So, haven’t you completed the rite of passage of the child becoming the parent of the adult? Or, are you in the process of that? Nods to your courage. That’s more than important stuffstance. If you have no one else today, no Dad or Father, can you give yourself the credit of Your Life, Your Way for being you in spite of that? Can you now then give yourself credit for having become your own Dad?

Always complete, never finished, lifelong.

When you focus on the ‘good’ or ‘bad’ of your fellows, you make an opening in your heart for maliciousness to enter. Testing, competing with, and criticizing others weakens and defeats you. (Every time you act, you command the Universe. Mind that. Create with that. Act with that. Make with that.)

~ Morihei Ueshiba, Founder of Aikido. Translation by John Stevens in The Art of Peace

Pardon any typos or awkward language constructions. AutoCorrect often writes things on my behalf that I didn’t Nintendo.

Never forget… inhibitions can enslave as easily as excesses. They live in blind spots. Every once in a while I survey myself for neuroses and inhibitions. Maybe always complete, never finished, lifelong, though like the Master Gardener, I tend to them Sometimes I weed them. Sometimes, I delve into what is their message for me? Either way, the intensity of the naturalness of the identity of the garden, unthreatened, is the gig.

Strong enough to be Gentle.

Fierce enough to be compassionate.

Is vulnerability the birthplace of courage? Yup, if healthy boundaries are in place and living AS the heart of the matter in how you give, receive, and deeply listen.

How do you make shame walk the plank today to be your own Dad? That way, if you have a Dad you know, so much the more. If you don’t, (only) have yourself and maybe even loved ones, or not… How can you Dad (verb) yourself to dial in to the community celebration that is… How can you celebrate the You of You with Your Life, Your Way without a Dad? Be your own Dad. Give it a shot. I know my Dad was still growing up while trying to raise me. At least I know that now, or in the recent couple of decades. Now, is more than good enough. How can you love you better today knowing that you have become the Dad of You?

(C) 2022 Jordan Hoggard

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Posted by on June 19, 2022 in Incarnations

 

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Make Shame Walk the Plank

Make Shame Walk the Plank

Hmmm, I’ve heard people say that shame is important. Nah, make it walk the plank. You might find anxiety and despair tied to its ankles and dragged over, too.

I squinch my nose in the neh way in regards to being attached to those superficial, interference patterns that sink in and invade the integrated armor that is health. No need for them. Feeding those sharks keeps the wolves at bay. Well, unless of course you have or have had a wonderful German Shepherd Wolf Mix Goddess Girrul in your life who aptly promotes Lilith to her stand-up comedian hobby to defy all her bs demonization.

Goddess Girrul, Lyra. Memoris as Blessings at 13.
First is the influence. Your responsibility is the wonderful response. Do you sensate or do something, or simply stand strong, uninfluenced? It’s possible to let things just pass by. Be careful, though. Life is what passes you by when you’re too busy making plans to account for the wave-smashes. For a rainy day? lol, buy a Kevlar umbrella. Or, get an 8’ diameter umbrella and set up your own table and chairs on the Plaza.

Shame is deadly. And, since life is fatal, I have no need of that in the mix. Plus, if I make myself feel bad, I will typically make poorer quality decisions. That isn’t a necessary feature. I can make plenty of great mistakes on my own that fuel the process with new perspectives rather than desicating the FICP — functionally inter-related component parts — with shame. I’ll go ahead and say it. I find shame to be psychological excrement. Pick your toilet paper rather than re-ingesting that stuff.

If being hard on yourself actually worked as constructive criticism, it would have worked by now. Right? No need for pros and cons or good or bad in a situation. Moreso, what’s workable? Where’s the workability?

(good = favoritism. bad = shaming behavior).

Your Life, Your Way

You are a Temple, inside and out. May you be and continue to become your own Temple inside and out as your life experiences place the steps. How do you Temple yourself? What part of your life builds foundations up under your dreams to reach them and support them and realize them and reinforce, enhance, and strengthen them once reached? Yup. that’s a long-form discipline of the ritual. It’s not a hassle or when will this end kind of thing. Always complete, never finished, lifelong.

When you focus on the ‘good’ or ‘bad’ of your fellows, you make an opening in your heart for maliciousness to enter. Testing, competing with, and criticizing others weakens and defeats you. (Every time you act, you command the Universe. Mind that. Create with that. Act with that. Make with that.)

~ Morihei Ueshiba, Founder of Aikido. Translation by John Stevens in The Art of Peace

Pardon any typos or awkward language constructions. AutoCorrect often writes things on my behalf that I didn’t Nintendo.

Where’s the treasure in the trouble? Gold pan those nuggests and let the remaining alluvium wash back into the river. The snake its skin shedded, the snake its skin not missed.

Personally, I find judgment to be farcical as it it generated from bias and expectations. Justice? Heart weighed against a feather? Nods. That’s not that your heart weighs a pound or so. Justice is a question of whether your heart is bouyant enough to dance with a feather.

Discernment, though? Cool to discernment. It has PLENTY of bias in it, though it typically originates from a place where one inspects one’s expectations to see through blind spots and evaporate their mirages like clouds. And, thinking back to a song in the ‘80s… I looked to the sky, and Ra increased the number of clouds by exactly one. Or something like that.

Never forget… inhibitions can enslave as easily as excesses. They live in blind spots. Every once in a while I survey myself for neuroses and inhibitions. Maybe always complete, never finished, lifelong, though like the Master Gardener, I tend to them Sometimes I weed them. Sometimes, I delve into what is their message for me? Either way, the intensity of the naturalness of the identity of the garden, unthreatened, is the gig.

Strong enough to be Gentle.

Fierce enough to be compassionate.

Is vulnerability the birthplace of courage? Yup, if healthy boundaries are in place and living AS the heart of the matter in how you give, receive, and deeply listen.

When unthreatened, one does not take on another’s stuff, though is excellent with providing a vessel to pour their stuff out on the table… so they can see the contents from the an outside perspective, so they can take back in its message rather than the trappings of its traumatic or influence of origin. Chaff from wheat. The snake its skin shedded, the snake its skin not missed.

How do you make shame walk the plank today?

(C) 2022 Jordan Hoggard

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Posted by on June 2, 2022 in Incarnations

 

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Always Complete, Never Finished, Lifelong

Always Complete, Never Finished, Lifelong

I don‘t find the Ego to be conscious. I find it to be a vessel, an energetic, psychological containment system that can be equated to boundaries. So, having a strong ego often indicates healthy boundaries where someone else’s words do not upset the architecture of your well-being within the vessel. The Ego is a necessary part of the psyche.

“Egomanaical” is different as it’s a love of power rather than a power of love. And, as such, a love of power is often only skin deep superficial, mostly about false senses of control in a consummate avoidance of what makes one themself uncomfortable… attempting to make others squirm because one will not own that they are squirming.

And, like a Kintsukuroi broken vessel brought back together with gold, silver, or platinum lacquer to highlight connections rather than motion-limiting scars… we are each better for having been broken. Those who can still be kind (to living beings and Nature) after going through hells are badasses with hearts of gold.

Copyright Potter who made this visual metaphor of the Kintsukuroi of Self For one’s ongoing Architecture of Well-Being called life. You are your own project, lifelong.

Experiences make for connections, traumas addressed and resolved making for connections rather than motion-limiting scars. Image here of a Kintsukuroi bowl being better for having been broken, for having experienced life. Always complete, never finished, lifelong. The journey of the ongoing project called Your Life is the destination, the confluence of memory and dream that we live in in the perpetual present. Or, more concisely said, The Now. Your Life, Your Way, Always.

Night Nautilus (in progress) (c) 2021 Jordan Hoggard
 
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Posted by on May 14, 2021 in Incarnations

 

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It’s not what you Say you will do,

It’s what you do and that you do it.

Yes, To life, Yes.

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Posted by on March 30, 2021 in Incarnations

 

The Place of Connection

The Place of Connection

C.G. Jung’s ‘I’ that relates to the Imaginal “I”

From Lament of the Dead ~ Psychology after Jung’s Red Book

James Hillman: What matters is the therapy. Well, (comma added) the therapy is the actual therapy of our world today, which the public evidently relates, because hung=dreads, thousands of copies are being bought and carried home with the people. They must recognize that this bit of history, which is the ‘Red Book.’ Is their therapy, the therapy of our time.

Sonu Shamdasani: And, (comma added) it gives a new way to envisage their issues. They are connected with something that one would have considered to be utterly remote.

~ excerpt from Conversation 5, Lament of the Dead, p. 98

Jung’s I and Imaginal I Within

And, isn’t this the place of connection where we interact with our inner self and with the unconscious and enact from The Place of Creation, in my case a Man Womb?

So, Today in a C.G. Jung Depth Psychology Reading Group

I began Doodling a Mark of Self moving to a Mark of Soul response visually into the conversation. Full-on unsaid, though, as I had already spoken too many words…

And, interestingly, watercolors from my Constructing the Center watercolor series from 1993 to 1995 came to mind right after Doodling these three in a sketchbook. I’ll present the three inages from today. Then, visually pause, give you space to experience, and then lift into this post the naturally refined ore from the past in the watercolors from the CtC series I feel that apply after.

The Following,

no citation necessary, (c) 2021 Jordan Hoggard

It’s not what you do,

It’s THAT you do.

The discipline of any ritual informs intuition,

Though that is NOT the Participation Mystique.

It is the training ground for the Participation Mystique with the unconscious

That enhances and reinforces and develops our ability to steep and swim deep and fly high without Icarus Issues.

Pardon, Icarus. You should’ve vetted your Construction Documents, regardless of your youth.

No shame there, though. Don’t fret,

Worry is useless. Your Dad, Daedalus, was an Architect For The Chrissakes. Give yourself some credit.

Imitation my be the 1st sign of genius,

Though, I gather he didn’t review your work to set you up for much success.That’s way too bad.

I am truly sorry for your fall.

Constructing The Center Series Correspondences

And, though I gather my current Mark of Self, my Mark of Soul revs its engine and runs the track with this, personal Astro Seal, currently… though, ask me again tomorrow… I have some gears to run up and down through… and… Yup, some walls to smack right into at 100 Gs to learn. Though, blood and sweat and tears? You don’t need to be subjected to that carnage in the process.

Was more likely This in 1992…for just a bit as it tracked to…

And, even more concisely, this in 1993…

Again…. Ask me again tomorrow, or at another pivotal point.

You may also enjoy… in addition to The Place of Connection

The Placemaker

Yes, To life, Yes.

Till next Time.

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Posted by on March 25, 2021 in Incarnations

 

Celtic Knot Solves Any Problem

Celtic Knot Solves Any Problem

I will use that + As a message to the hackers who took down my laptop. Thanks for waking up a friend of mine who…

Dedicated to Our Lost Children

There forever

they shall reside

under a small lake,

immeasurably deep,

lying high up in the mountains,

where is brewed the thunder,

and in fair weather the dragon sleeps.

Ours is not a lot to be feared.

The dragon is a necessary beast.

FABOT

Knock Knock Motherfuckers

There’s more than one way to skin a cat… except a cat is now not the focus… Sooooooo nice to meet you. I don’t negotiate with terrorists, especially like those who prey on the little guy like me. Hmmm, I wonder how big I am? Thanks for the exploratory exercise in not wasting trouble. Maybe I’ll find out. Get the jewel box ready.

 
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Posted by on March 24, 2021 in Incarnations

 

I’ll Be on Astrologer Anthony Picco’s Cosmic Tuesdays Show Tonight, Monday 3/22/21 at 9:30p. Monday at 9:30p EST is already Cosmic Tuesday to you all in the future Time zones from over here

I’ll Be on Astrologer Anthony Picco’s Cosmic Tuesdays Show Tonight, Monday 3/22/21 at 9:30p.  Monday at 9:30p EST is already Cosmic Tuesday to you all in the future Time zones from over here

I am looking forward to being on Astrologer Anthony Anthony Picco’s Cosmic Tuesdays show tonight at 9:30p EST. March 22, 2021. It is live tonight, and in the archives tomorrow if you want to be there and can’t make the live show. The US brings up the caboose, the rest of you all in your time zones are already in the Cosmic Tuesday then… Oz (Australia) is 16-hours in the future. Tune in from the perpetual present of where you are.

You Are the Holy Grail,

both container and contained at one and he same time.

We Each Are, Aren’t We?

Your House. Your Stuff. Your Body As Temple.

I have a Binary Star 2nd Website!

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Posted by on March 22, 2021 in Incarnations

 

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I Proudly Announce the Birth of… + Happy New Moon Venus Pisces Blessings Magic to Your Weekend!

I Proudly Announce the Birth of… + Happy New Moon Venus Pisces Blessings Magic to Your Weekend!

Isn’t This Picture Imagistic Writing

That Says Wholeness?!!

Logos IS the Holy Grail from my perspective. It is each of us. We are each the Vessel, and what we fill ourself with. I see this image of The Coming of the Faeries as an image of wholeness always complete, never finished. She is SO in charge, and they are feeding her from the wonderfully intense chthonic depths within, from the collective unconscious.

I’ve Expressed

I’ve expressed The Coming of the Faeries images as a consummate image of Both/And. This week, Coeleen Kiebert said that more beautifully. I see an image of wholeness, she said. Yes, Yes, and Yes!

What do I you think and/or feel and/or otherwise About this image?

You Are the Holy Grail. We Each Are, Aren’t We?

Your House. Your Stuff. Your Body As Temple.

Your life is what you fill it with. Lifelong.

Always complete, never finished. Go into the forest at the darkest place.

New Moon Venus Pisces Magic Blessings Announcement!

I have a Binary Star 2nd Website!

It’s still an infant, and I nourish its graduation commencement birth birth from my Man-Womb.

And, it will grow.

Full-on resonant to share my new bundle of joy with you.

Enjoy Exploring… Lots of work to be done, though… it’s out here now, BIRTHED!

I Proudly Announce, Sandbox Psyche!

Click to explore!

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Happy New Moon Venus Pisces Blessings Magic to Your Weekend!

Happy New Moon Venus Pisces Blessings Magic to Your Weekend!

Isn’t This Picture Imagistic Writing

That Says Wholeness?!!

Logos IS the Holy Grail from my perspective. It is each of us. We are each the Vessel, and what we fill ourself with. I see this image of The Coming of the Faeries as an image of wholeness always complete, never finished. She is SO in charge, and they are feeding her from the wonderfully intense chthonic depths within, from the collective unconscious.

I’ve Expressed

I’ve expressed The Coming of the Faeries images as a consummate image of Both/And. This week, Coeleen Kiebert said that more beautifully. I see an image of wholeness, she said. Yes, Yes, and Yes!

What do I you think and/or feel and/or otherwise About this image?

You Are the Holy Grail. We Each Are, Aren’t We?

Your House. Your Stuff. Your Body As Temple.

Your life is what you fill it with. Lifelong.

Always complete, never finished. Go into the forest at the darkest place.

New Moon Venus Pisces Magic Blessings Announcement!

I have a Binary Star 2nd Website!

It’s still an infant, and I nourish its graduation commencement birth birth from my Man-Womb.

And, it will grow.

Full-on resonant to share my new bundle of joy with you.

Enjoy Exploring… Lots of work to be done, though… it’s out here now, BIRTHED!

I Proudly Announce, Sandbox Psyche!

Click to explore!

(C) 2021 Jordan Hoggard

 
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Posted by on March 12, 2021 in Incarnations

 

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