I am in a quandary. Okay – two quandaries. Both are in regard to something that is totally out of my control. In the first instance, an organisation that I belong to is espousing views that don’t reflect my own. This is a professional organisation, so the question that comes to my mind is am I out of step, or are they? I very well could be – I make no bones about clinging to old values. The issue is not black and white, because in many ways this organisation has and continues to provide service for its members. However, when I have an opinion on a core issue that differs wildly from that of the organisation, I have to wonder if this is where I want to place my time and attention. I will think about this for awhile.

My second quandary is this – What do you do when you place an article that is definitely Tarot oriented on a site, and you find it under a category that some bot has obviously decided it belongs in – and is nowhere near the field of Tarot! That just happened to me, and I am still shaking my head.


(c) February 2011 Bonnie Cehovet

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6 comments on “Quandry

  1. Bonnie, I am not a fan of organizations in general – but if I do belong to one and they begin to espouse views that make me uncomfortable, I get out. I never want to align my energies with something that I feel out of step with – or with anything that is going down a path that I feel is not in my higher good.

    As far as the bot thing, you may want to contact the site and see if they can fix it. Bots seem to have a mind of their own. LOL

  2. Innerdivinity-

    Thank you for taking the time to comment. I am taking a wait and see attitude on the organization. I think my editor for the Internet site is checking out the bot situation. I have this hysterical mental image of this little robot running amok! šŸ˜‰


  3. tarotbyarwen says:

    Hello Theresa! I don’t think leaving an organization once you’ve joined is always the best. Sometimes you have to dig your heels in and work for positive change. That’s what I did with the American Tarot Association.

    Word of warning though…they might elect you into a leadership role. LOL

    Bonnie, is this organization one you can post rebuttal remarks or opposing views? If you don’t feel that you can voice a different opinion, that would give me pause. I don’t do well in groups where my voice can’t be heard. šŸ™‚

    As to the bot thing, let it go. Any mention is a good mention. LOL

  4. Arwen –

    Thanks for commenting! I think all of us face this quandry at times. Leaving an organization without adequate cause, or without putting in some effort, is not an ethical or moral thing to do. Yes, we all need towork for positive change. But we also have to look at time and other committments, and determine whether staying in an organization that needs a lot of help is the best thing for us.

    At this stage of my life I want no leadership positions! šŸ˜‰

    Yes, rebuttal remarks can be posted, but that would take my time in a war of words that would lead nowhere. The head of the organization knows how I feel, soI am on record. šŸ˜‰

    As to the bot thing – this is a site that is looking to broaden their Tarot section. I am perfectly willing to let the little bot run amok – I would rather that my name was lowkey anyway! šŸ˜‰

  5. tarotbyarwen says:

    See, if it involves me speaking my mind and feeling embattled? I’m more likely to pack my bags and quietly fade away–if I’m not committed. I was committed to the ATA.

    Recently there have been a few kerfuffles in the Tarot community. I’ve tried to stay lowkey with those for several reasons. The main one is my current position as a leader of another Tarot group. I see no need to get involved when it might look like, “HEY! We are better than them. Come join us.”

    I actually think there are good, solid reasons for more than one Tarot organization. šŸ™‚

  6. Arwen –

    I have been smart enough to stay away from committment. I could leave quietly,and all would be well.

    Lke you, I try to stay away from issues in the Tarot community. Let those involved sort themselves out – unless someone really needs my help.

    My highest wish is that all Tarot organizations get along. Then as a community we have the option of joining whichever group is in alignment with our beliefs.

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