To make a mistake is human. To take appropriate, right action is Divine. As I reflected on this card and the meaning of blamelessness, I realized that my critical inner voice, my “not good enough” aspect really likes to push me down. I used to really struggle with this in my teens and early twenties as I wasn’t as in touch with my emotions. Now as I enter my forties I am starting to really understand that my ego and my human nature do not have to define me. I can trust in a Divine plan and allow myself the freedom to feel and heal. Just maybe a mistake is part of the Divine plan – wow, what a thought!
I love that this card gives us 4 steps to really move into a blameless state of being. So I wanted to reflect on each step:
- Take full responsibility for the part we played – so important especially the “part we played” in the mistake. Not the whole responsibility as it’s not our job to take it for everyone involved. So identify how you contributed and participated in the mistake.
- Quickly make amends for our errors. To make an amends is to take action in transforming the wrong into right.
- Intelligently focus on what can be said or done to transmute the challenging situation. Yes, let’s be smart. To use our intelligence to speak or act a truth so all may benefit.
- Take appropriate action. Well, that’s clear. Trust your heart and listen then act.