“If I’d known before I started, how hard this was going to be…”
When I’ve undertaken projects that are a big reach for me, a real stretch, I often find myself somewhere along the way, saying this very thing to myself.
But really? It doesn’t matter. Maybe I’m overly optimistic when I start out. Maybe I only expect the good and friendly developments along the way. And of course, doesn’t always work that way. But still, so worth it.
“Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality.” –Nikos Kazantzakis
Coming up: I’m expecting a little changing of the landscape, and a little changing of perspective. Multitask, my friends!
This week, plenty of Swords and just a couple Major Arcana. Thus,we’re looking at conflict (particularly mental), but the bits that have the most lasting impact lie within the Majors: being responsible, with integrity, and mastering lessons (the World)–and doing what you can to be happy and feed your soul, your true nature (the Sun). If you let just those two thoughts guide you, it’s true you may still be uncomfortable. Probably! There may be bruises and scrapes. Probably.
But you’ll get what you need out of the week to come by staying in the now and doing the best you can with that. And isn’t that what we’re trying to do here?
Monday, Four of Pentacles reversed: Keep moving! Keep moving. It’s not a crisis at this point, but you’re not done yet.
Tuesday, The World: Responsible decisions pay off. Also? Feels kinda good to be the badass grownup, you know? Enjoy your progress, as you’ve earned it.
Wednesday, Six of Swords: Change is hard won. But the work? It pays off, so much. So much! Keep going. Can you feel me cheering you on?
Thursday, Nine of Swords: Anxiety, guilt and frustration are a thing. Sorry! This feeling is often connected to living in the past or the future. Reorient to where you are now.One foot in front of the other makes even a daunting journey possible. Click To Tweet
Friday, Eight of Cups: I’m hearing that song from Frozen. “Let it go, let it go…” Whether or not you’re bothered by the cold, it’s a day to release. That’s hard sometimes, but it’s okay. It’s a lot lighter when you leave what’s weighing you down behind. And often, a big relief.
Saturday, Two of Swords reversed: Limited options. Move while you can, lest you lose the ability to decide. Make a call and commit.
Sunday, The Sun reversed: I’m hearing the Rolling Stones. “You can’t always get what you want. But if you try sometime, you just might find, you get what you need…” Realign your wants versus needs for clarity today. Needs, you’ll have access to. Wants? Depends on how flexible you are about it. You can drape yourself in dissatisfaction. Or you can look to be happy with what you can produce here. The second option is a lot more satisfying.
Overview/Advice: Queen of Swords: Prioritize, using logic, deadlines and practicality as guiding principles. No time for sentimentality. Doesn’t mean you’re cold. It means you’re being pragmatic and achievement-oriented this week. And that attitude takes you places.
Affirmation: The point of power is always in the present moment. Forget the “might-have-beens” when they’re “nots.” What good does that do anyone? Forget the “could maybe be’s” when they are also “nots.” Those are trickier, but the rub is they get in the way of the IS. Your energy, your attention, your choices give you power and all those are rooted quite firmly in the now. This day, this hour, this minute. Make choices for the now. Be clear, present and attentive to the now. That’s what gets you to the future, you know?
Walking through the now, firing on all cylinders. Muddling as much as you must. Because even a sideways muddle is still MOVING.
How are you with living in the moment?