I am one who knows no fear, no boundaries–the one who will hitch a ride on a tornado. I am one who doesn’t think about what could go wrong, nor do I even care. I am one in search of extreme thrills by abandoning and rebelling against all control; who willingly jumps in recklessly and completely spontaneously, without forethought–whatever happens happens, good or bad. I am one who dares you to keep up with me.
“Tornado Rider” created itself. It came together one afternoon, purely by aesthetics in that I just liked the way these images came together. The tornado was the leading image, the image that evoked emotion from me (anxiety and fear). I liked the feel of the child on the swing in contrast to this destructive natural event. I was not actively looking for an image to create such a contrast, I just thought it looked “whimsical” and different, and though I believe the interpretation of the image to be ambiguous, at the time I thought, “look at this crazy kid! YOLO! Can you imagine?”
I had no idea where this card came from, what it had to say, or what message it could possibly relate to me. But I have always trusted the SoulCollage(R) process and when I was ready, I knew it would speak to me. And it finally did. Not through a reading, but as a recurring thought about the card, I just wanted to know what it had to say. So I pulled it out of my pile and expected the tornado to “speak” to me with thoughts of huge, heavy things being cleared and such. But it was the crazy kid on the swing that had a message for me instead. And in the second part of this impromptu reading, the girl continued:
My message to you today is to remember how productive you are when you are not weighed down by fear or boredom. Your creativity lies in your willingness to be spontaneous and worry-free about making mistakes or rocking the boat and allowing deeper truths. Jump in with less thinking, clear away these traps when they dot your landscape, ride the emotional tornado, shake things up. Rebel against your comfort zones, rock the boat, please start creating from the storm, ride the storm! You can’t make me stop. I am here to challenge you to keep up with me.
This card’s message (my inner rebellious child?) calls me out and it’s already made me do some serious thinking that I know will stick with me for a few days–I’m feeling exhilarated and pushed. Shoved.
Have one of your cards stepped up to challenge you in some area of your life?
Does “Tornado Rider” speak to you at all?
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