Sunday, May 26, 2019
Deliberate Draw: The Empress
Book: Great provider, all things related to motherhood
Guidance: Love and care for yourself and your own body, listen to your instincts
The message to love and care for my body is one I have been working to take to heart lately. One of my goals for 2019 was to do something physical every day. Some days that is taking a long walk with the dog, some days it is swimming, some days it is working out and laughing on the WII fit. I just have to do something. This is so different than the kamikaze goals I would have made 15 years ago where I would have set a target weight and beat myself up if I didn't meet it by my totally unrealistic deadline. I've learned that I actually have very little control over whether or not I lose weight. I realize that this statement may set off a chorus of judgement from those who believe that weight loss is as simple as calories in and calories out, but I've learned that it really is not that simple. For me, weight loss is complicated and I've given up on setting a weight goal for myself. However, that doesn't mean that I've given up on myself. It means that instead of setting an arbitrary goal, I'm paying attention to what I eat, giving up soda, and getting some exercises every day. It also means refusing to beat myself up if my body doesn't respond as quickly as I think it should.
The Empress in another form was in the news today as I read a story in the Washington Post about Auntie Networks that are forming to help women who live in patriarchal states that believe that clumps of cells have more rights that fully formed women. These Auntie Networks are offering assistance to women who need abortions including funding, places to stay if they need to travel, and other assistance. I realize there are some who would question why the Empress who rules over motherhood would be embodied in women helping those who need abortions. I believe that as someone who embody's motherhood, the Empress is also about supporting women who choose not to have children for any and all reasons. That includes women who are choosing abortion so they can provide for the children they already have. One of the lessons I've learned over the last few years is that even grown women need to be nurtured, cared for, and supported and the Auntie Networks do that.
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