Oracle of the Day: Justice

Objective thoughts are needed.  Photo credit: Meli Halstead

Objective thoughts are needed.
Photo credit: Meli Halstead

Positive Affirmation of the Day:

Fairness and harmony encompasses my life.

Central theme of your writing piece for the day:

This card depicts a winged woman who is intellectually connected to a higher power.  This higher power represents the spirit.  Beautiful butterflies swarm around the scales, thus bringing messages of freedom.  In one hand she holds a scale and in another, a large white feather.

Justice appears when objective thoughts are needed in a situation.  You must comprehend the results of your actions.  What kind of consequences will befall you if you were to do the thing you wanted to do?  Justice asks you to dig deep and search for the truth.  Sometimes you might not like what you learn, but you do need to know what the truth is.

The number 11 indicates that the answers you seek are going to come from digging deep into your faith.  The spirit and your intuition will guide you on the right path.

Writing Focus:

Fairness

The first element that surrounds Justice is the concept of fairness.  Sometimes it’s easy to exclude someone from our lives, but is that really fair?  Granted, if the person is toxic or is not healthy for you, then keeping them out of your life is a good thing.  In your writing, are you being fair to the characters in your book?  Is there a character that you’ve misrepresented or have been slightly unfair to?

When a writer came to me and shared her a personal story she wanted to include in her memoir, she relayed some pretty heavy anger towards a family member.  This family member was not a very large part in her life, but the anger she had towards this person took a large part in her life.  I listed and then she finished.  I asked her one question: Do you think it’s fair that this minor character gets such a major role in your life?

She thought about it and decided to change her outlook.  The character had no role in her memoir because she realized she was not being fair by vilifying this person.

Harmony

The second element Justice brings to you is harmony.  Are you being level headed and thinking things through?  Unclear thinking can disrupt harmony.  Are you connected to your higher spirit and writing the best piece you possibly can?  Some folks throw out disharmony and wonder why their life spins into a world of chaos.  For some reason, they cannot comprehend the results of their action.

If you reflect and act upon harmony, it will be reflected back to you.

Compromise

While it’s hard to cull entire paragraphs or even chapters, it’s a good idea to compromise a few paragraphs here and there for the good of the entire book.  In one piece I edited, a young writer wanted to keep everything intact, even though the piece read better without certain elements.  When it came time to submit the story, it was rejected.  Why?  The editor returned the story with the same critiques I made.

Did the author compromise?  No.  He wanted to keep his work exactly as it was and has yet to find a home for his piece.  He was not being asked to change his entire story.  He was given suggestions on how to improve his piece.

Are there sections in your book that could be take out to give it more strength?  Find those parts and take them out.  You can always use those pieces in another book or as a standalone.

Legal Matters

Justice evens the scales.  If there is a pressing legal issue that is present in your life, Justice will see to it that everything works out.  She indicates that legal settlements can be resolved.  This does not mean that big windfalls will come your way, but it does mean that the right thing will be done.

Is there a legal situation you forgot about that you could use for your story?  Is it a funny experience or is it a sad experience?  Did a family member pass away and leave his entire estate to his chameleon?  I recently overheard a conversation between two people at the local coffee shop:

Lady in hat: Can you believe he left her nothing?  I mean, after 20 years – he left her nothing in the will.  Everything goes to his 3 children.

Lady with glasses:  About 5 years ago, he found out that she found a new romantic interest.  He knew he was dying and vowed to make her life miserable.

I don’t know the rest of the story as I was too stunned with the snippet I heard.  Who knows if justice was served here or not.  I thought it was interesting considering….  20 years and he leaves her nothing.  Yikes.

I Dare You To Take Action Prompt:

Breath and close your eyes.  Connect with your intuition and the divine source.  Only allow the highest energy form travel through you.  At this time, mentally say the words: fairness, harmony, compromise, and legal matters.  Focus on one word at a time and see what images come forth.  Allow yourself to see the images that pop up.  Each word will evoke different thoughts for different people.  You might end up having a memory you forgot about.

When you come out of this connection, be sure to write down snippets of what you saw.  Take about 20 minutes and spend this time expanding on what you envisioned during your intuitive connection time.  Perhaps when you are finished, you might be able to use some of the material you crafted into your rough draft.

I’d love to hear how this oracle has enhanced your writing.  Leave a comment and enrich the lives of our other readers.  Pay your experiences forward.

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Meli Halstead is a kickass teacher who likes to help writers get their stories written using a variety of oracles.  She has written and published several short stories in her life time.  She also gives a voice to those who are trapped in the cruel world of human trafficking.

Wondering where in the world I got this amazing card? It is part of the wonderful deck Shadowscapes Tarot by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law and Barbara Moore. *I am not an affiliate in any way. I bought the card deck because they were AWESOME!*

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