Compartmentalization Can Help

Today’s meditation was skipped today because I overslept.  Which, isn’t really surprising since I was up playing with Gideon until after 5am.

Tarot of the Trees 10th Anniversary Edition and Less Anxiety Affirmation CardsToday’s draw is the Three of Pentacles, which is traditionally a representation of collaboration and team work, coming together to achieve a mutual goal or result, and learning new skills from others.

This affirmation card is a hard one for me.  Okay, hell… this tarot card, for that matter, is a hard one for me.  I struggle with sharing the load.  I struggle with delegating.  And I struggle with taking time away from work and letting go.

The message here is about when it’s time to work, it’s time to work, and to do better work you need to let others in and let others help.   With their help things get done not just faster but without the issues that rushing can cause.     And when it’s time to play?  It’s time to put that work away and focus upon yourself and those around you.

Don’t spend this time when you’re supposed to be taking a break stressing about work.  Don’t spend the time when you need to focus on work daydreaming about taking a break, dragging your feet, or squandering the help others want to offer.  You have responsibilities to yourself.  And to your work.  Compartmentalize.  The less they bleed into each other, the easier you will find both of them to be when focusing on them.


Mr Lionharts’ #TheJulyTarot #TarotSuitsChallenge Prompt
for July 13th & 14th

Unruly Game Cards and Tarot of the Trees 10th Anniversary EditionWhat is my intuition trying to tell me, or help me with, right now?
Bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis) and Seven of Pentacles

You are holding on too tightly. You will strangle out your growth before it has enough time to flourish if you don’t ease up. Stop trying to control every little thing and just let things flow at their own pace.

What should I face, or embrace more, in support of my best self?
Purple Deadnettle (Lamium purpureum) and Knight of Pentacles

Slow progress is still progress. You’re pushing and impatience will turn your view of your progress rancid if you don’t clean it out and purge these negative perspectives. Don’t let impatience turn what should be a positive into a negative.


#DiscordTarotholicsJul2021 Challenge Prompt
: What can I do to help my inner adolescent feel less neglected?

Tarot of the Trees 10th Anniversary EditionReading Summary: Teach your inner adolescent (The Hierophant) to see things from a new perspective (Inverted Tree) that removes the fear of all that he has being stolen away from him at any moment (Seven of Swords Rx).

Take Away:  This answer makes me wonder just how much of my little um… “collecting” tendency actually might land directly in my inner adolescent’s lap.

How much of that too tight grip lives in this inner adolescent’s fear of losing everything and sliding back into the poverty and misery I’ve managed to claw myself out of? 

This might be something worth exploring more in depth at some point.


Daily Self Kindness

I got my second vaccination shot today, at the hospital, under supervision.  And stayed for the entire 90 minutes requested afterwards to make sure I tolerated it okay. Everything went fine.  I was about crampy in the stomach, but that had nothing to do with the shot since it’d been going on all day.  No anaphylaxis.  No issues.

Morning Bonus Read – Body In Pain

Sawyer's Lenormand Oracle

Check-in on my overall energy.

Tree – Flagging and not particularly the greatest.  Although you are no longer flirting with burnout at every turn, neither are you taking care of yourself as well as you could… or should.  Slacking on your physiotherapy, eating too much junk, and not getting enough outside time and exercise are all starting to take their toll both physically as well as energetically.

Is there something this pain is trying to tell me?

Snake – You’re doing this to yourself.  Your betrayal of your body is all self imposed and the results that come from it are created by you and you alone.

How can I make it easier to hear what this pain has to say?

Fish – Stop fighting against the current and go with the flow.  Begin shifting and adapting to get back on track.  You don’t have to do it all at once, but you do need to start gravitating in that direction instead of just continuing blindly on this path of self destruction.

How can I release the harsh perception of this pain as my enemy?

Child – See it as a call to start again and refresh what you’re doing.  The pain isn’t an enemy but the result of bad choices.  By clearing out the old and taking a more youthful, open eyed approach to the situation you will better see your pain as an ally to guide you rather than an enemy to struggle against.

How can I support myself physically while this pain is present?

Mountain – Accept it as the fucking monstrous hurdle that it is.  Your pain is permanent, but the levels can be managed.  This reading is about how you deal with that hurdle, not eliminating it.

How can I support myself emotionally while this pain is present?

Moon – Understand that as long as your pain is out of control, so too will be your emotions. Just accepting this fact alone can help you in better supporting yourself emotionally, as it gives you a rational view of the constantly shifting emotions going on, as well as the jagged emotional highs and lows the pain creates.