29 September: St Michaelsday. Michael is the angel who has driven the devil out of heaven. How do you drive your “demons” away?
|Anna K Tarot|
I have to admit I felt rather hesitant to write about my demons. Who wants to face them out of his own free will. Aren't those scary little voices throughout the day bad enough? But I don’t want to be called a chicken so I've put on my harness, and picked up my sword and went to battle in the inner darkest crevices of my mind. I've pulled Strength from the Anna K tarot to be my guide...
Strength is all about bringing balance to opposing forces in our nature and sometimes conquering our shadowy aspects. But instead of slaying her demon, the lovely fair-haired lady is looking it right in the eyes with gentle compassion. Sometimes when we are setting out to fight our negative traits they just become stronger, but when we face them, acknowledge them, they tend to blend into who we want to become: A whole balanced person. Sometimes our demons can become our daemons (Daemons are benevolent or benign nature spirits, beings of the same nature as both mortals and gods (Wikipedia))who will assist us with great love, gratitude and admiration for bringing them into the light.