Card to represent this new season of my life.
Heart – A thawing and rising of warmth as the ice that the depression has encased your emotions within begins to melt and ease. Contentment and feelings of love and warmth return as the depression is being left behind. The new season that is rising up at this time in your life is one of return… of life and love and emotion that was once shut down is now being given the freedom to grow and thrive again as you begin to find the light you’ve been striving for.
How will I change in this new season of my life?
Clover – Good stuff lies ahead with a return of a more optimistic outlook and the ability to get in touch with and feel happiness once more. The closer you get to the edge of that pit of depression and pulling yourself out of it, the better you will feel.
Something important I will learn.
Cross – There is reinforcement in the journey, and in the familiarity of the slippery slope and the climb back out. In repeating this journey it is not something new that is learned, but rather an assurance that the depression is indeed temporary and will be again in the future when it eventually returns as it has in the past.
Something I need to embrace.
Broom – Finding balance again will not be easy. The climb out of the pit is hard, and there’s a lot of struggle involved. It’s important to accept that there will be slippery spots in the climb, places where your hand or foot might slip. Remember that the pain is a part of the journey and keep your ass moving upward.
A challenge I will face this season.
Scythe – When to let go. Too often you spend too much time fighting the good fight when the battle is already over. Instead of being so rigid, you will have the opportunity in this season of your life to let go more easily, to let things flow more smoothly, and accept change without the resistance and struggle you habitually put forth at these times.
A lesson I must learn from this challenge.
Cloud – To live with uncertainty rather than fight against it. The unknown can be terrifying, or it can simply be something you’ve yet to discover. In letting go of the fight against change, you will learn to better accept the unknown and not let it give rise to your anxiety.
How this challenge will make me a better person.
Lily – You will find yourself feeling calmer and more peaceful, and able to handle changes in a more mature and measured way. Remember that if you don’t take the lesson and learn from it, you don’t end up with the boon at the end when you grow from the experience. Growth is very much the boon of this particular lesson.