When I first started working on my weight, I was more or less obsessed with how fast I would be able to dump the poundage. A a hundred pounds is a lot! And I hated dieting, considering chocolate one of the primary food groups and all, so I wanted it to MOVE. Encouraged by swift losses common in the first couple weeks of a new eating program, I began projecting how long this whole thing would take me, if I was able to maintain those initial rates of weight loss. I was going to diet my way to health so I could get back to eating the crap I loved.
Yeah. I know how stupid and unrealistic that is…now. Me and my spreadsheet eventually got a clue. Sometimes life is like that. Those clues pop up when you are wholeheartedly trying to look the other way.
Today’s Tarot is the Ace of Pentacles or Root of the Powers of Earth and the Star, reversed or Daughter of the Firmament, associated with Aquarius. Now, the Ace of Pentacles is a very physical, real world kind of energy—quite literally, birth energy. Be it a child, a job, a home or a life, something new is just getting started now. The Star, on the other hand, is a lot less hands-on and a lot more detached, someday-in-the-future kind of vibe, just like modern interpretation of Aquarius.
So what can we do with this mix? Focus on taking care of today’s business; don’t allow daydreams of “someday” to distract and scatter your energy. The future does come into focus over time (and here, it looks like a hopeful one!) but how that forward-looking future manifests is as a direct result of what you’re creating right now.
I’m not saying your dreams won’t come to pass. They very well might! But don’t assume they’ll be in exactly the same outfit as you envision them now. I am at a reasonably healthy weight, although you won’t see me modeling bikinis, and I can never go back to a chocolate-based diet without consequences the way I’d (unreasonably) expected.
Except now, I don’t want that pretend future. I feel better and will undoubtedly live a longer, healthier life because of the changes I made. The better life I have now wasn’t a result of ticking off the minutes until I could start mainlining Hershey syrup—it comes from an understanding I gained while I was putting one foot in front of the other, most often doing what I knew best on a daily basis. It was a result of sensible, tangible decisions, each individually so small as to be insignificant. But taken as a whole, this series of decisions utterly changed my life. This is the kind of energy we’re talking about.
Make the best, most sound choices you can make today, using the best of what you’ve got to work with. Keep doing it just like that, and tomorrow will take care of itself.
Do you see the cumulative impact of little choices in your life? How big is it?
|Morgan-Greer Tarot Deck
by Bill Greer & Lloyd Morgan
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