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8 of Swords Working


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I first performed this type of working in September of 2019 as a custom working for a client. Like many workings that I offer as regular services, this one was born from a specific client need.

I call this working the 8 of Swords working. If you aren't familiar with Tarot, the 8 of swords depicts a woman loosely bound and blindfolded, surrounded by 8 swords which seem to be preventing her escape. Although, if you look closely, she is not trying to escape. She is staying there willingly although if she tried hard enough or even a little, she could loosen her bonds and remove the blindfold to be able to see she is not as bad off as she thought.  She could easily slip through the swords that have her surrounded. She is not fenced in, nor are there insurmountable walls preventing her. Her obstacles are in her own mind. Her situation is neither dire nor hopeless. Nor urgent. She does not need to be rescued. She does not need pity or sympathy. She needs to get up off her ass and make some changes. Instead, she stays in her self-imposed prison, restricted only by her will or lack thereof.


We all have our bonds, our blindfolds, and our swords, don't we, though? Or maybe you know someone who does. Maybe you've tried everything you possibly know to help this person. (Please read about our Cord-Cutting working http://www.barefootwitcheryshoppe.com/cord-cutting-working-rootwork-service/)

This working is intended to help empower and equip someone with all of the internal tools they will need to be able to get out of this situation. You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink. You have talked until you are blue in the face. You've begged, you've pleaded, you've shamed, you've held a mirror up to their face, you've experienced their rage and wrath.  They still won't make the changes that will benefit them. How can you help someone who doesn't want to be helped? You can't. But, as I well know, we try until we can't try no more. 

So, the next thing we try is to have Spirit take over. Maybe we should have made it easier on ourselves long ago. But our human nature and emotions get in the way. We care about someone and we want to fix things for them, don't we? Of course we do. It's painful to watch someone stay in pain when they don't have to. Especially for empaths. We feel their feels, we absorb it all like a sponge. We even try to take away their pain and brokenness. You'll have to try that too, until you've come to the end of your rope.

So, once you have reached the end of that rope, once you have cut that cord, try this. You know what that person needs, you want to equip them with all the tools in their toolbox you know will come in handy. But they're the one who will have to use those tools, not you.


So, please tell me what you can about your situation and what you would like to accomplish or need help with.  I will also need your full name, date of birth, and photo.  If this working is intended for someone else, I will need their name, date of birth, and photo, rather than yours. If you would like to write a petition for me to use, the things you would ask the Universe or the Spirits' help with, it would be appreciated and helpful in assisting you to make this working as effective as possible.

You can email me with all of this information at sherry@barefootwitcheryshoppe.com


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