In Computer Science, we have data and metadata. Allow me to illustrate. ‘City’ is metadata. ‘Austin’ is data (at least in my case). Notice that to have a complete understanding, we must have both the metadata and the data. ‘Austin’ as a piece of data could be someone’s first name or last name. ‘City’ is… Continue reading Concept versus Experience
Sovereignty requires responsibility and responsibility demands sovereignty. Sovereignty is taking ownership of one’s life, one’s body, one’s thoughts, and one’s decisions. Beliefs are thoughts held more rigidly, and thus you take ownership of them too. Making decisions can be onerous, especially if you have been psychologically harmed in the past. Collectivism is the opposite of… Continue reading Sovereignty & Responsibility
The Star Tarot - Cathy McClelland The 5 of Wands requires participation. The point of the physical realm is action and interaction: choice...choosing. Wanting and desiring are great, but you must be willing to journey. The 5 of Wands in the past shows that you have been willing. You are willing to step forward even… Continue reading Willingness
[Updated August 2021. Essay on Tarot: XVIII The Moon] The Moon The counsel of the Moon card is this: when light (information) is low, employ your intuition more. Intuition can come in many forms, including all of the clair senses: clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, claircognizance, etc. Discernment is a process which benefits from applying ones intuition.… Continue reading Is Discernment More Important than Truth?
What’s the difference between making it happen and allowing it to happen? Pragmatically speaking, making it happen is action based. Using your will and desire, you choose to do…possibly against all odds. Determination overcomes obstacles. In the end, you feel victorious or defeated…depending on the outcome. Yet even in victory, you might feel…empty. You might… Continue reading Allow