Book: Being protected from the piercing thoughts
Guidance: Take a rest from your challenges
What I love about this version of the four of swords is it does not show the woman completely withdrawn, instead she is shown as pierced through by her thoughts, but still able to maintain and be at peace. That is a difficult skill and one that I am not always good at as I let myself get distracted by my thoughts and go down rabbit holes. What I'm finding though is that the more I am able to center and to withdraw within myself, the more I am able to find peace, and the more I am able to find peace, the more I am able to peacefully influence others.
Interestingly as I look at this card, it reminds me of how I am with one of my more challenging clients, it is as if I withdraw within myself and I am able to interact from a place that means it is not personal. I can almost physically feel myself contracting when I deal with this person and I am able to operate from a place where I am not swayed by anything that she says. It is so weird because I feel an almost physical phenomenon when I pull my energy in. It doesn't really feel good or bad, but I definitely feel contacted and more guarded. In some ways this is taking a rest from my challenges because I am not letting them influence me or sway me.
I'm grateful for the beautiful drive to Kent
I'm grateful for the good meeting with my SF client
I'm grateful for lunch with the team
I'm grateful for the good conversation with Cam
I'm grateful for letting myself just be today