Some of the most intensely fruitful periods of my life, growth-wise, understanding-wise, finding-peace-wise, have been the most difficult.
Surely it’s not a surprise. And it’s cold comfort when you’re in the middle of it. But again and again and again, it happens the same way. It’s that damn pressure that forms the diamond.
I’m expecting pressure, incoming.
Looking like a Major Arcana sort of week! As in, 5 of the 8 cards are majors. In everyday terms, that means the stuff we’re dealing with is likely to have significant impact, not trivial, but serious, hard hitting. Does this surprise anybody? Sky watchers, I know you are already hip. Winter solstice and a full moon this week. Bam! Balance is an ongoing theme this week. We’re looking at a cycle of release and readjust, release and readjust. Sort of like what life is about generally, except condensed. There is soup this week and it is condensed soup!
Monday, Find Balance – Two of Pentacles: Evaluate what you need to manage, and what it takes to manage it. This means releasing that which is not essential. Even if you thought it was essential before, is it? Don’t beat yourself up for not being able to finish everything. Because it’s likely you simply will not be able to anyway. Just do a little of everything, and keep things spinning, okay?
Tuesday, Release – Hanged Man: Let go of the inner control freak, right here and right now. What you cannot control, just pray and let it go. That really is your best bet today. And you know what? Leaving it to Spirit, the Universe, God, or just somebody else to handle does provide relief.
Wednesday, Shine – The Sun: Soak yourself up in some happiness. Outside? If it works. Inside, otherwise. But look to add a big dose of joy to your day. Treats, movies, hugs, art. I don’t care what you do. Just do it!
Thursday, Balance – Temperance: Opportunities for unique solutions taking into account all sides of the coin may present. This is another call for balance, as well as compromise.
Friday, Clarity of Belief – Ace of Swords: Feeling thoughtful? Focus on what’s truly meaningful in your life. Good energetic weather for realigning priorities. Clarity is there, if you truly seek it. Merry Christmas!
Saturday, Helpless and Hopeless – Eight of Swords: I’m feeling this as sadness about what’s lost, with a side of, “How do I go on now?” Feel whatever it is you feel. As if you could do anything else. But don’t fight it. Really, that’s the only way through it. And if you open yourself up to all the feelings, you can generally see which restrictions are real versus which are self-imposed.
Sunday, Heal – The Star: Lots of sleep, healthy food, water, and love are all great investments today. A chat about possibilities with a trusted partner works, too. If that doesn’t play out for you, have that chat with yourself. Welcome optimism back.
Overview/Advice, Manifest/Third Eye Chakra – The Magician: Keep bringing your attention back to seeing what you want–not in the delusional sense, in the acknowledgement sense. In the “driving your own experience” sense.
Affirmation: I will not attempt to control others’ experiences. [Recent repeat.] This one doesn’t need a lot of explanation. Honestly, we cannot even control our own experiences completely. How are we going to control anybody else’s? I am also big on the notion we simply don’t have the right. Self-determination is central. It’s how we learn, how we grow and it’s a very personal business. I know a lot of people who “know” what’s right for me, most of whom I do not agree with.Even if you don't respect the choices, honor the right each has to walk their own path. Click To Tweet
Most of us are doing the best we can. Some are not perhaps, but it’s not like we have an outline to what’s going on in someone else’s head or heart to know for sure. More importantly, it’s not our business. Watching over my own pot of condensed soup is plenty enough for me!
Is your life a little like condensed soup right now?
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