Never judge someone’s character based on the words of another. Instead, study the motives behind the words of the person casting the bad judgement. An honest woman can sell tangerines all day and remain a good person until she dies, but there will always be naysayers who will try to convince you otherwise. Perhaps this woman did not give them something for free, or at a discount. Perhaps too, that she refused to stand with them when they were wrong — or just stood up for something she felt was right. And also, it could be that some bitter women are envious of her, or that she rejected the advances of some very proud men. Always trust your heart. If the Creator stood before a million men with the light of a million lamps, only a few would truly see him because truth is already alive in their hearts. Truth can only be seen by those with truth in them. He who does not have Truth in his heart, will always be blind to her.
― Suzy Kassem
Unicorn Guidance Tuesday 28 August
Ruling Archangel: Camael (Mars)
Crystal of the day: Carnelian
Lunar phase: Waning Moon in Pisces, changing into Aries at 17:35 BST
A couple of days before the Full Moon, I set the intent to let go of some stuff that was seriously weighing me down. I set the intent early because I knew I would need the full two weeks of the waning Moon for the release and to process everything that has happened in the past year. Sometimes, when we try to let go of things, our past catches up with us and forces us to look at what has happened from a different angle so that emotional release becomes possible.
That is exactly what happened to me this morning. A year ago, I struggled with issues around having my faith shattered in the wake of Doreengate. It became apparent that I was stuck between a fear paradigm of evangelical Christianity and a greed paradigm of New Age, neither of which are expressions of true spirituality and devotion to the Divine. It was made all the worse because my eyes were suddenly wide open to seeing false spiritual teachers from so many different paths, whether they were based in the old fear paradigm or money-driven… or BOTH.
The cards above (5 of Pentacles + Sanctuary) reflect the process of healing from the growing pains that ensued. It’s been a crazy year because on top of trying to put myself back together (not denying the grace that is always available – just keeping it real – it has been bloody hard work), I’ve been appointed a sort of spokesperson for those who seek justice after being taken advantage of by Doreen Virtue. I battled for the rights of the victims to the point of drawing attention to myself (yuck) and being subjected to gaslighting by Doreen who refers to me as the ‘UK Tarot reader’ bully, and our fight for justice as ‘bullying’ and ‘persecution.’
One of the things I set the intent to release the other day was this continued animosity from camp DV. Why even listen to it when we know it’s her lying to deflect from her own wrongdoing, right? Well, it turns out it isn’t that simple. I found this in my inbox this morning:
Perhaps this is so difficult for me to release is because I need to keep talking about the difference between seeking accountability and whistle blowing vs bullying and persecution until people get it. Doreen has made some rather fantastical claims about me in order to deflect from how she conned people into donating/buying courses to support the now defunct animal sanctuary.
Doreen continues to call me a bully and liar in spite of everything I write and share online being supported by factual evidence and while she herself produces no such evidence. She simply counts on her following being loyal enough to believe her. And they are.
Why threaten me and tell her Christian following that she will sue me and that God has promised her victory in a court of law, only to turn around a few months later and instead slander me online while telling her Christian following to pray for me?
Why not just show the evidence of all those animals she supposedly gave to vegan friends (though we know pigs were sold) being alive and well? Why not prove that all the people who donated and who asked for refunds have been refunded by actually refunding them? Trust me, I’ll know when that happens since many of them stay in touch with me.
What I really need to let go of is my pity for these poor people who care so little about facts. The truth is that the world is full of them and I could easily allow myself to become completely depleted if I worry about them and their state of mind. They are in their comfort zone with Doreen and nothing I say will change that. It’s not for them I write; It’s for the victims who have had their eyes opened to the fact that they have been conned.
I also write because nobody else will speak up. If anything, all of the people who had the power to make this right have chosen to worry more about protecting their own brand and income stream.
There never was any persecution. I love Christ and I have many Christian friends. While I have come to recognise that organised religion is not the path for me, I fully respect people choosing their own path. The fact that Doreen Virtue tries to turn this into a persecution case says it all. She uses it to turn people against me and get them to ‘pray for’ me. Prayers I have never asked for and therefore amount to a form of psychic attack.
So yeah, I need to find sanctuary today to heal from the sense of bleurgh that came over me this morning. I’m grateful for it though – Everything needs to come up to the surface for healing and that is exactly what I hoped for this Waning Moon, though I knew it would not be easy. Oh, and – stating the obvious here – writing is therapy for me. Writing is sanctuary.
That said, I will find some quiet time and pray this ick away that comes from knowing that I’m being scapegoated for refusing to shut up about what happened until we have justice for all the victims. Ironically, I so feel Christ with me on this. If anything, it has strengthened my faith in Him.You shall not bear a false report; do not join your hand with a wicked man to be a malicious witness. ~ Exodus 23:1 Click To Tweet
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Lisa (aka Kallista)