Book: Saluting comfort, abundance, and good fortune, fortune that is of good cheer, you have achieved a place of comfortable abundance
Guidance: Be aware of the energy of the hermit to the extreme, share what you have with graciousness
Interesting read on this card. I love the reminder to not be the hermit as that is my preference. I love to hide away and have my alone time. I recharge when I am alone. I need to find my balance between alone time and not shutting people out. I don't know yet where that balance is. Part of it is that I have to be so on at work that being on at home is a daunting thought. My daughter calls it emotional labor and she's right. I also know that in some ways it is harder than psychical labor.
November 20, 2017
I really need to work to cultivate balance in my life. It is way too easy for me to stay in my little hermit mode and stay isolated. I need to work harder to get out of myself as it is way too easy to stay in my little hermit shell and stay isolated. However, the flip side is do I need to meet people, is there anything wrong with being solitary?
October 30, 2018
I think I'm doing much better at this because I am finally at a place where I've realized that it is okay to be a hermit and it is okay to be myself. There is nothing shameful about not wanting to be around people 24/7. John ridiculed me and made fun of me if I did not want to constantly be around people. I think he uses people to hide from himself whereas I used to using my alone time to hide from people. I think I'm finally at a point where I am finding balance.
It really helps knowing that how much or how little I socialize is purely my choice and is not anyone else's. That helps me to feel a lot better and it honestly makes it easier to socialize with others. I also am realizing that I do need people in my life, but I need to control the dosage and the method of delivery. I want to have people I can talk to about real issues and not just have a group of people who are drinking buddies. I think I'm starting to make progress on this front. It's hard, but I'm getting there.