Questions, deep hard questions like these are never easy to answer. They go against our western culture. We like to pride ourselves, especially as Americans, when we know our stuff, and are good at what we do. We like to stroke the good ole American ego. However, this comes with a price, and sometimes it comes down to being too self-important and arrogant for your own good.
We may have incredible tools and technology at our fingertips: iphones with an app for any possible thing imaginable. We can google for any question we might have instead of doing good old fashioned research with, gasp, real books.
Don’t get me wrong though, I love our gizmose. I am first to google anything before I open my mouth. I am a fact checker, but I don’t call people out on their knowledge unless they are very VERY mistaken. I don’t like those know-it-all people. They definately come off as too self-important, however, I can be human enough to admit it, so can I be.
But as the Seven of Air tries to tell us, at some point all of the knowledge, and books, and maps can’t make the journey for us. Eventually we must put them down, and go.
Eventually we must go forward and experience what is left off the map, off the beaten path, that which is mot yet added to google-maps.
Sometimes, we must let go of ego, no matter our title or station in society, and make way for serendipity.
“I make plans, but leave room for serendipity.”- Joanna
Solar question posed by Caitlin Matthews, Celtic Devotional.
Photo of the Seven of Air by Joanna Powell Colbert, creatrix of the Gaian Tarot.