17 Jun The Madame’s Bone Oracle Reading 06.17.20
The Spirits chose AIR, FAMILIAR, and STRANGE from The Madame’s Bone Oracle this morning.
AIR: Learning, Creating, Intuition, Psyche, Mental State
FAMILIAR: Family member, home, friend, co-worker – things you know
STRANGE: Strangers, strange situations or places – things you don’t know, Without
Today’s message with the FAMILIAR/STRANGE combination is it is time to get out of our comfort zones. Over the last few months, we’ve all been pushed out of our comfort zone of “normalcy”, and surprise! – it’s been uncomfortable! But let’s keep pushing past the imaginary boundaries we put around our minds (AIR) and continue forward into the uncomfortable zone. The uncomfortable question today is: Do we apply the same thoughts, beliefs, and judgments (AIR) to people we do know (FAMILIAR) as we apply to those we don’t know (STRANGE)? Do we hold strangers up to a higher standard than we do our friends and family? Do we accept bad behavior from our inner circle that we would never accept from those outside our circle? It’s time to evaluate that. Example: You have a family member who makes racially insensitive comments. You are uncomfortable with it, but you tell yourself “they don’t really mean it that way – it’s just how they were raised”. But then you hear a stranger make the same comment, and not having any reference to their character, you immediately label them as a racist. Why is it ok for your family member, but not the stranger? The truth is, it’s not ok. And it’s time to have the uncomfortable conversation about it, as AIR is the element of communication. We are all standing amidst great social change, and we would be remiss not to evaluate our own thoughts and feelings in the process. The world is changing, and we can choose to plant our feet and say “This is just how I am”, or we can step forward and say “I’m ready to change things that need to be changed”. Change pushes us out of our comfort zone by its very nature. Trying to escape the uncomfortableness only prolongs the process. Discomfort tells us that something isn’t right, and we need to fix it. Fixing “it” requires change. Change leads to understanding, which leads to resolution, and in turn, comfort.