Friday, 26 November 2010
Here we see a sneering, dark-winged fairy in stripy tights, with a strange voodoo doll in her lap. Her message seems to be, "Don't mess with me, or I'll mess with you!" She's certainly full of attitude, and not willing to take any sh**.
She seems to me to have been afraid in the past but now, with her doll, she starts to feel she has some means of defense. She is realising that she can change things. She makes me wonder: What would it feel like to acknowledge your power? How often have you let others push you around? Can you tap into an inner sense of capability? Fighting back doesn't have to be aggressive, merely an acceptance of your own inner strength, whether others see it or not.
So today, don't let others tell you what you should or shouldn't do. Be it friends, family, people from work, or anyone else, they have no right to decide your life. Think about what you really want, and go for it. Put on your freakiest clothes and go out dancing all night. Or snuggle up on the sofa in some sweats and ignore the world. Whatever, do it on your terms. And if someone tries to tell you to do something different, tap into this fairy's sense of strength and, with a smile or a sneer, get them to back off :-)
Image: Voodoo in Blue from the Oracle of Shadows and Light by Lucy Cavendish and Jasmine Becket-Griffith.