Ganesha Cards #25: Be Candid

from Angela Hartfield’s Whispers of Lord Ganesha

It is essential to express your truth even at the risk of standing out.

Express your thoughts! “In the past, you have tried to maintain peace by staying quiet or swallowing your words. Have faith that open and honest communication can bring resolution to the situation.” This is a time to ask questions if you require information. Perhaps someone has helped to communicate a moment of clarity. Be open to others’ views, regardless of their position. Let your response and emotions flow without blocking them–recognize how you feel and what you have heard. Say what you need to say.

However, try your best not to come across as harsh or uncaring. Take a beat. Nine thoughts to a single word. Your ideas are valid and so are the feelings and thoughts of those to whom you communicate.

The color teal is used in this image and represents the throat chakra which governs listening and speaking. It is the gateway to higher spiritual realms. This makes sense if I relate it to chanting Nam Myoho Renge Kyo. When this chakra isn’t blocked you have a better chance of not being misunderstood or miscommunicate your position. “This is where you are able to express yourself as a spiritual being.” Communicating from the heart and listening with intent to understand. You are also able to ask for what you want and need from others.

Your relationships are based on true communication and true intimacy.

Brain Games: Team Building Exercises Where Neuro Divergent People Excel

Here’s a little story I got to tell about several years ago when I was in hell. We had to do team building as you will read; it was my colleagues, bad leadership and me, Mx. D.

The team building was held at an athletic facility. I felt out of place. I was already an outlier. I knew I had to take the small moments I could to show I was capable of group participation.

One activity included aiding your group members through a chessboard type course. The key: non-verbal communication. The trap: paying attention.

It was all about watching the patterns. Depending on where you were in line, you might have seen the moves others made that were correct and incorrect. Step on the wrong square and go to the back of the line. Once it was my turn I just followed the squares like Michael Jackson in the Billy Jean music video where the tiles light up. Interestingly enough, this is what the director said about incorporating the signature pathway: The budget for the video [was] $50,000…didn’t allow for all the floor tiles on set to light up as planned, and Barron had to apologetically point out to Jackson which tiles to walk and dance on, an inconvenience that Jackson took — quite literally — in his stride.

I walked my way to the end and received a resoundingly silent thumbs up. Okay, do I remember how I got here? Yes. And with my best sign language I guided the next colleague through. After that, everyone else just had to follow the same path. If they were paying attention.

Ganesha Cards: #33

From The Whispers of Lord Ganesha by Angela Hartfield

Ganesha stands at the center, surrounded by the Trinity of Hinduism. Vishnu, Shiva, and Brahma. As the World was in dissolution they wandered the earth and saw a light where Ganesha sat. The image depicts Ganesha standing center, surrounded by the Trinity of Hinduism. Vishnu, Shiva, and Brahma.

They ask and Ganesha to bless them and Ganesha and entrusts them with the duties of preserver, destroyer, and creator.

This card is about guidance and guidance is based on communication. Where this communication comes from may differ.

The word synchronicity appears multiple times in the explanation for guidance. This means that the ways in which we communicate do not merely rest in dialogue but also exist in the messages you receive from the world around you. The silent messages. The things you may call coincidences, which are surely experiences and moments you should recognize as unique and made for you.