Work It Out

Today’s meditation was skipped.

Golden Age of Romance Comics TarotToday’s draw is the Eight of Swords, which is traditionally a representation of ignoring the obvious, having a victim mentality, feeling trapped, and encountering self-imposed restrictions.

So… instead of being a pussy about my arm hurting, this card is very much about doing something about it.  I did this to myself, and I know how to fix it.

I’ve been feeling very clouded in the head though, and kind of stewing in the pain instead of reasoning out the exact details of the injury and beginning to treat it.

Today’s card is a reminder that I’m not going to start healing until I take a good look at the damage and reason out a treatment plan.  Only then will I be able to start to act and work on making things better.


Mr Lionharts’ #TheFebruaryTarot Kindred Spirits Challenge Prompt
for February 8th and 9th

Chocolate Lover's Message CardsWhat {self-}limiting beliefs have I been clinging to?

Rocky Road Chocolate and Organic Chocolate – The belief that giving yourself the chance to enjoy or indulge yourself along your journey will make the journey more difficult.

What can I open myself up for by banishing these beliefs?

Mothers Day Chocolates and Chocolate Sprinkles – More self-kindness and a stronger connection to a happier inner child. This essentially turns into a happier, healthier life all around… all because you let yourself indulge in a little more enjoyment.

How can I further embrace my highest self today and every day?

Baking Chocolate and Chocolate Bar – Lift yourself up by delving into your creative spark. Within the flow of that exploratory place of creation is your happy place… for both you and your inner child.


#DiscordTarotholicsFeb2022 Challenge Prompt
Philosophical Question for February 9th
: Why do I fear failure when I know I can learn from my mistakes?

Golden Age of Romance Comics TarotReading Summary: When I experience failure, I end up even more determined and thus end up pushing myself even harder to succeed (Five of Swords). As I turn toward trying again, this reaction moves me in the opposite direction of happiness (The Sun) and towards overwhelm and burnout instead (Ten of Wands).

Take Away: It is not failure that I fear, or even disappointment. It is that perfectionist within me that wants to take that failure and turn it into success.  It’s the part of me that says “this didn’t work, which means next time I can do better”.   Instead of letting go, a need rises up in me to try again.  This is why I fear failure, because then I try to fit trying again in with everything else on my plate instead of setting it aside for later… or setting it aside for good.


Daily Self Kindness

I bought poppy seed muffins today.  I don’t buy them often because they are SO f’ing good. But I did today… because they are SO f’ing good.

Weekly Creativity Prompt – How I Lost My Voice

“Blurring the Lines” Creativity Prompt: “Choose a card to represent a real life experience that happened to you last year (any type of experience counts). Then, randomly draw two more cards, and use them to veer fact off into fiction and expand on your experience with a fictional extension, ending, or additional fictional details.

Lovely Om TarotTen of Swords – A mighty crash as door frame and lock shatter.  A stranger within my home. A battle waged with ice pick against blade. Pain excruciating, and yet nothing at all, and in the end, the blade won. And then the pain went away and there was only peace, and silence, and stillness.

Six of Swords – Then came a stirring. A pull upon my soul. A glowing thread of comfort and need that drew me from that peaceful place. I followed the thread, seeking to sooth the ache of need felt as it drew me to its end. Bringing me forward through time and space to reunite with that familiar piece of me given to another… and more.

Two of Cups atop Queen of Cups – It lead me to my beloved, who grieved with all his heart.  And I knew that I couldn’t go back, and I couldn’t go forward either. I chose to stay here with him. To wait. To whisper comforting and loving words to him in his dreams and sit on his shoulder or tuck in just behind his ear, day in and day out, until he could eventually join me.