Dark Times In Life Will Come and Go

Day 49: 78 Day Triple Dog Dare Challenge (11)

Positive Affirmation

I allow myself to feel despair and sadness

Theme of the Day

There will be some dark times in your life and that is okay.

Welcome to Day 49 of the challenge.  If you’re jumping in right now, be sure to check out the Welcome to the Triple Dog Dare to get started.  The previous days are listed at the bottom of each post with a hyperlink.

Whenever a client sees the Nine of Swords, they inevitably take in a breath that has a slight shake to it. This is understandable as the dark background doesn’t lend itself to much optimism.  Additionally, the NINE swords emblazoned across the card like a looming presence can make anyone uncomfortable.

Nine of Swords

Rider-Waite Tarot by U.S. Games Incorporated

There are so many meanings for this card: loss of hope, nightmares, depression, legal or medical problems, emotional distress, misery, and/or desperation.  It’s really hard to understand what this card is trying to tell us without the analysis of the cards that surround it.

In one instance, a male client came to see me regarding an issue in his life.  When I laid out the cards, it revealed that while he was going through some severe depression at the moment, it was much needed because from there he would move into some healing that would transform his life (Death). The cards also revealed that he would be entering a prosperous time.

I’ve been through some dark times but I’ve experienced joy too.  Now that joy can’t be suppressed. – Michelle Shocked

Later, he revealed to me that he was mourning the loss of a bad business deal.  He invested his time and money into a business deal that he felt would bring great financial reward.  It turned out that he made some poor choices and lost quite a bit of that money.  Since then, he hasn’t been able to recover from those poor choices.

I threw some cards down to explore some immediate action he could take that would help him move towards a more positive direction.  Spirit stepped in and urged him to take some time to rest (Four of Swords) and to seek the help of a mentor who would be able to help him navigate the complex waters of the business world.

You have ONE Triple Dog Dare Challenge today.  Read the challenge and close your eyes to connect with what the challenge is asking of you.  Allow yourself to walk through the experience and be sure to capture as much as you can with your words as well as intent.

Triple Dog Dare Challenge #1: If you are experiencing chronic depression or sadness, please seek the help of a qualified professional that can guide you out of that dark place.

Once you’ve completed your Triple Dog Dare Challenge, celebrate that!  I invite you to step out of your comfort  zone and share with us in the comments below so we can celebrate with you.

Celebrating YOU!

You’re super important and so is your journey. I’d love to hear how the Triple Dog Dare Challenge has enhanced your personal and/or professional life. Leave a comment and enrich the lives of our other readers. Pay your experiences forward.

How may I serve you?

My focus is to serve 1200 people in the 2017 – 2018 year so they can use their intuition and messages from the spirit to develop, grow, and sustain their business.  There’s nothing more powerful that being connected to the divine to help people accomplish their mission they’ve declared for themselves.


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A gentle reminder-

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