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#204158 - 06/02/10 03:18 AM That Which He Gives Me Is Love
jakkom Offline

Registered: 05/19/10
Posts: 47
Loc: SF Bay Area, CA
Several years ago I took a Tarot/Numerology class which was a series of six classes. I really enjoyed it and it was an interesting journey of self-discovery. At the final class, we were asked to write something based upon what we'd learned – touching on both the positive (that we try to build upon) and the negative (what we want to give up).

This is the poem that came out of that class. I think I’m going to frame this so I can read it more often – I’d forgotten about it until I was reorganizing my e-folders!

The ‘Hierophant’ referred to is the Major Arcana card which came up in every single one of my readings, as my significator card. Its positive aspect is compassion and understanding; its negative aspect is stubbornness, clinging to what has become outmoded or unnecessary.

Title: That Which He Gives Me Is Love

He gives to me the gift of Love.
I cannot touch it
I cannot see it
I cannot taste, or smell it.
I cannot own Love.

Like Trust, it must be earned, not deserved
Like Faith, it must be believed in to be real
Like Compassion, it comes from within, not from outside.

Once given, Love is mine forever
It may change shape or form
It can die from neglect
It will thrive if tended
The memory and the gift are One
It stays with me always
No matter the distance or Time.

That which I give back to you is Hate.
The touch of it spoils all
The sight of it warps my vision
The taste of it is bitter dregs
For too long it has sat in my heart.

Like Sorrow, it ties me to a dark Past
Like Resentment, it blinds me to the joy of the Present
Like Anger, it bars me from entering the Future

I give this to you, Hierophant,
To disperse it to the winds of Time
To transmute it into Compassion
To embrace it with Forgiveness

Together we celebrate the release of my Spirit.

#204161 - 06/02/10 07:21 AM Re: That Which He Gives Me Is Love [Re: jakkom]
Mountain Ash Offline

Registered: 12/30/05
Posts: 3027
Self discovery.
Whatever a prson seeks to act as a catalyst sets wheels in motion.
Ancient ways of predicting the future interest me..many cultures have recorded ways they made sense of life.

the poem you wrote tells me you moved to self actualisation through your personal journey.

Whether pyschology..chosen way of worship or ancient beliefs I respect the individual way people grow and make sense of their

#204389 - 06/06/10 11:27 PM Re: That Which He Gives Me Is Love [Re: Mountain Ash]
jabber Offline

Registered: 02/17/05
Posts: 9954
Loc: New York State
Anyone who can make sense of their life, has my respect. Someone
recently said to me, "We never know what we have ahead of us."
That person is currently in a sad state, not of her own making.
If there are cultures making sense of the world around 'em,
then I say good for them!
Throw me to the wolves and I'll come back
leading the pack.
Grace O'Malley

#204391 - 06/06/10 11:33 PM Re: That Which He Gives Me Is Love [Re: jabber]
chatty lady Offline

Registered: 02/24/04
Posts: 20267
Loc: Nevada
Today on PBS I watched a program with Dr. Christiane Northrup and am now convinced she is womans best friend in so many ways. She has a new book out and unfortunately I forgot the title but will be looking for it by her name. She empowers women with such wisdom and says life begins at 60 so look forward to it. I have to tell you I was mesmerized by her and wish you all could have seen that show, she does have CD's and DVD's of it available.
Take a peek at my BLOG:

#204397 - 06/07/10 12:05 AM Re: That Which He Gives Me Is Love [Re: chatty lady]
yonuh Offline

Registered: 06/14/06
Posts: 2447
Loc: Arizona
I have two of her books: Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom; and The Wisdom of Menopause. Both are excellent.
Well-behaved women rarely make history. - Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

#204439 - 06/08/10 01:22 PM Re: That Which He Gives Me Is Love [Re: yonuh]
jawjaw Offline
Da Queen

Registered: 07/02/03
Posts: 12025
Loc: Alabama
She is incredible. That's for sure. And she gives women hope and ways to find meaning in your life. If you haven't read any of her books, go buy one today. A gift to your boomer self.

#204460 - 06/08/10 10:31 PM Re: That Which He Gives Me Is Love [Re: jawjaw]
chatty lady Offline

Registered: 02/24/04
Posts: 20267
Loc: Nevada
Above I had spelled her name wrong so I corrected it, sorry! Now on that same TV show on PBS she featured another person who seems to, in her mind too, solved the belly fat question. He is Jorge Cruise and he has a very eaqsy formula for women over 40 and men as well to getr rid of it for good without diet or strenuous exercise. In a search engine call up:

There he will give you FREE of charge The Belly Fat Cure
It is one page of simple foods to eat and you can drop 4 pounds in a week, 7 days. If you want to you can download the entire 4 pages but only need the one for the simple eating plan.

Check it out it is amazing and Dr. Northrop hails it as a miracle cure...
Take a peek at my BLOG:

#204472 - 06/09/10 12:13 AM Re: That Which He Gives Me Is Love [Re: chatty lady]
Dotsie Offline

Registered: 07/09/08
Posts: 23647
Loc: Maryland
Thanks for sharing chatty. I'd say she's the best endorser so it must be great or she wouldn't recommend it.
Founder Emeritus of Boomer Women Speak and the National Association of Baby Boomer Women.

#204486 - 06/09/10 02:42 PM Re: That Which He Gives Me Is Love [Re: Dotsie]
jawjaw Offline
Da Queen

Registered: 07/02/03
Posts: 12025
Loc: Alabama
Just signed up for the FREE newsletter, Chats. I'll let you know what I think later. Thanks for sharing.

#204520 - 06/10/10 07:29 PM Re: That Which He Gives Me Is Love [Re: jawjaw]
chatty lady Offline

Registered: 02/24/04
Posts: 20267
Loc: Nevada
Get that one page Belly Fat Cure JJ, it will blow your mind. I started it on Monday and am already down 3 whole pounds...of course I have lots of belly to lose.
Take a peek at my BLOG:

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