The Two of Swords
The Two of Swords in Tarot is understood as peace, serenity, and a deep internal state. A meditation card. Sometimes, it means you are keeping thoughts to yourself. Not letting others in, as a conscious choice – not because you are fearful. Often, when attempting a big change in your life you’ll retreat inward.
The Two of Swords can also be a first spiritual step. The point where you are intellectualizing the behavior you want to induce. The number Two represents beginnings and the suit of Swords carries the mind, thoughts and intellectuality.
Message in the Dustpan:
I received the Two of Swords as my card of the day and was sweeping out a guest room. Something clicked into my dustpan and I looked to see what it was. It was a Scrabble tile – the letter “I”. Laughing, I knew immediately the message was!
Lots of philosophers, notably Eckhart Tolle, have been talking a lot lately about releasing your ego. Kick your ego to the curb – you’ll sense your emotions honestly, experience massive beauty in life and live in the moment.
I got my dustpan message loud and clear – “Release the “I”. Sweep that bad boy right out the door!”
Well, I’m working at releasing the “I” and it ain’t easy. I have to constantly remind myself or get caught up in my daily drama. The Two of Swords reminds me to retreat to that inner state – hit my inner reset button. I know what the rewards are. How joyous life can be when you release the “I”.
Can you spend an afternoon as an independent observer of your life without the “I” interfering? Try it for an hour at a time – preferably on a weekend. Start where it is easy. Then, see if you can bring it into your busy weekdays.
Begin in little increments – see what happens!