Daily Draw; The Shaman's Oracle, The Shaman of Foresight
The Shaman of Foresight is kind of scout bringing back reports of what lies ahead. For our ancestors I can see the value of knowing what disaster to prepare for - war, fire, famine or a plague of frogs.
According to the book foresight means being prepared for every eventuality. Really is that possible?
My dad tried to be. For any given action he would anticipate the worst possible outcome and so did nothing and was quite good at encouraging others to do the same.
Being cautious by nurture my reaction to the card is recalcitrant. I do think through the implications of my actions but have worked hard to unlearn an over morose outlook. Worrying never prevented any of the downs in life it just intrudes into the present and erodes the future.
In some ways the worst has already happened, illness in the family, death, the usual.
If more is coming fine I can't stop it but for today I am not going to worry about it. Pah to the plague of frogs...
Worrying doesn't empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.
Corrie Ten Boom, 1901-1983