Friday, October 05, 2007

GLOOMINOUS DOOM of The Faeries' Oracle

I thought I'd pull a card from The Faeries' Oracle as I'm attending the online PsiberDreaming & The Arts Conference of the International Association for the Study of Dreams and faeries tend to abound. Especially in the mysterious (miraculous? fey?) healing of one attendee's faery web site that had been horribly hacked. So I shuffled and asked: What faery or faeries want to have a say on my blog today? And, LOL!, out came #56, Gloominous Doom:

*"Gloominous Doom," in THE FAIRIES' ORACLE: Working With The Fairies To Find Wisdom, and Joy; by Brian Froud, text by Jessica Macbeth; Fireside, Rockefeller Center, 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020; 2000.

I laughed so hard! This almost charming self-pity champion had been my companion rather constantly for several days until just recently. Of course, I do begin to wonder if he's saying "You're not through with me quite yet this time around." Well, if so, at least I'm a bit more prepared. I'll welcome a self-pity party, be ready for all of the odd little "gifts" he brings, and then get on with the rest of my life again in a more positive way. I realize I may be able to assert this now as he's not actually in my vicinity, however. :-D

Gloominous Doom's askew thinking can blind us into believing that the worse our lives are, the more we pity ourselves. As the accompanying book for this deck points out, though, the reverse is actually true: "The sorrier we feel for ourselves, the worse our life becomes." However, we also need to know just how we are actually feeling in order to let those thoughts and feelings go. So that's why a good pity party in which we indulge in all the negativity can be very helpful. Then, we need to choose to let it all go and get on with our lives from a life-affirming perspective. "Gloominous Doom" gives us the prickly gift of knowing the dimensions of our self-pity so we can choose to feel differently. I think he should be thanked for doing his very unpopular but rather important job. :-D

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Resource: For more about this delightful and also profound deck, visit the World of Froud.

‘til next time, keep recognizing self-pity for what it is and offers, and enjoying The Tarot,


[aka: Patricia Kelly]

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