Card of the Month: Pink (from Pinkton)
Key Idea: Don’t Quit Before the Miracle*
When you’re in a sticky situation, what do you do? Seek for information? Turn to trusted friends? Rely on your intuition?
And how do you know you have reached a satisfactory resolution? When you have changed your mind set
about the situation? When you have let go of an old way of thinking or learned something new? When you just know inside that a course of action is the direction you need to go?
If these were only easy questions!
But they’re all questions Pink had to confront in
light of the loss of Petunia. His answer to the first was at least threefold. When Pink initially left him, his initial response was to go inward, to seek out personal growth and to “change”himself into a “better” person. On finding
Petunia actually back in his life, he engaged in effort after effort to win back her love. Failing, he made the trek and sought the advice of Sky God.
And how did Pink finally feel a resolution? In his
case, it took the trip to Pinkton Peak and the admonition from Sky God to let go of old ways that no longer worked.
Each of these strategies on its own terms has profound implications. Pink’s personal growth work transformed him into a more loving and appreciative person better able to value the role of important people in his life. His efforts to woo Petunia back were honest, heartfelt and genuine. And his treck up Pinkton Peak was just that, a two day haul up a steep and unyielding mountain.
As they say though, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. So what stands out for me and the lesson I take away from Pink’s story is, again as they say, don’t quit before the miracle.
The miracle is out there. Pink believed it, and he believed he could make his life better. He employed diverse strategies, he sought the input of key advisers and he had the courage
to confront hard truths.
And finally, he got his miracle.
"It is time to forgive yourself your past mistakes and move on." Sky God continued, "There are great rewards awaiting you for the self-work you have done. Return to your home. Go from here and delay your life no more."
And so Pink left Pinkton Peak wiser. He released Petunia, and for the first time since he had met her, he felt free” (tori Hartman).
*For those of you familiar with the tori Hartman deck of Color Wisdom Cards, you will know that this is the key sentence from Carrot colored cloak.