Today’s meditation was ten minutes long, and I finally managed to do it in the morning today! Honestly? I get so much more out of it when I do it first time in the morning. Sometimes that’s just not possible, but I am going to try harder to make it possible more often. The focus of today’s guidance during the meditation was about forgiveness, and I want to quote something that I really liked that was said during. The instructor spoke about the important of forgiveness, and defined it as such…
“Forgiveness isn’t meant to erase what happened. Instead, it’s a decision to let go of the resentment we’re holding onto. It allows the clutch of irritation and bitterness to loosen its grip. Choosing to forgive doesn’t deny the other person’s role in hurting us, and it doesn’t minimize or excuse the wrongdoing. But what it does do is create the opportunity for us to find peace.” – Tamara Levitt
I like that. I think that too many people think that forgiveness means that you have to totally forget about what happened and excuse the person for their actions, but that’s really not what it’s about… and I think that quote expresses this really well.
The appearance of the Seven of Cups in today’s draw is a warning to be sure I am not allowing myself to become overloaded and overwhelmed emotionally while I am distracted by the holiday rush and everything I need to get done.
I am dealing with a small bit of a drop after the drown the other day, and my instinct is often to bury these things and ignore them when I’m feeling overwhelmed by the world as a whole. This card’s advice is to not do that. Don’t ignore it, or those emotions will topple over and crash to the ground in a mess.
DECK USED: OSTARA TAROT
Bonus Reading – #TarotForGrowthDecember
Question: What regret hangs most heavily upon me from this year?
Reading Summary: I feel like my self imposed overload (Ten of Wands) this year has held me back from the amount of success that could have accomplished (Six of Wands) as well as from spending more time with you (King of Cups).
Take Away: I need to get more organized about how I do things for the business. This balance is about finding a happy medium between administrative tasks and the creative spark that is always so very persistent within me. I put off the administrative tasks because I don’t find them pleasurable or particularly interesting, and then they build up and I have to “binge work” to get through them. Back when the business was slower, that was fine. But, over the past few years as things have picked up, it’s started to become a problem.