Saturday, March 5, 2022

Creative Challenge: Nine of Swords--Create the World You Want to Live in


The nine of swords is traditionally thought of as a negative card as it is the card of nightmares and of terrors visiting when we are vulnerable.  However, the creative prompt for this card was to create the world that I want to live in.  I had to think a lot about that this week as the real world is being torn apart by war.  I also had to think a lot about how I wanted to represent this world.  I spent a lot of time this week thinking about the world I wanted to live in and I finally pulled out some markers and drew my perfect world.

I started by drawing the earth first and I deliberately drew it so you could not tell what "country" was facing up.  In reality borders and boundaries are human constructs.  I want a world without borders where we don't need to feel constrained or unsafe.

I drew a glass of water next as without water, we will cease to exist.  I want a world where everyone has plenty of water.

Love was next as love sustains us and keeps us going.  It is love that gives us the strength to go on and to face the world.  We all like to think we are independent, but in reality we are not.

Shelter was next as everyone in the world that I want to live in has a place to call home.  Everyone has a place that is safe and is theirs.

Peace was next as we all deserve to live in a world without bloodshed and war.  I don't know if we will ever get to this perfect world as it feels like all the world does is fight.

The sun represents a sense of joy.  I want a world where everyone gets up and feels joyous.

We also all need a healthy climate and environment and that is represented by the tree.  Trees give us the air that we breathe and help our climate and us stay healthy.

Safety was the last item in my perfect world and I struggled with how to draw safety.  I finally settled on drawing a group hug where everyone is held safely within the arms of their peers.

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