Thursday, August 22, 2019

Deliberate Draw: Seven of Pentacles

First Impressions:  Chasing prosperity

Book:  Reaching eagerly toward many projects

Guidance:  Pause and reflect on your goals before chasing them all

Journaling:

This card captured my attention today because that's how I feel about life right now.  I have so many good things going on in my life that it is hard to decide on just one path.  I want to finish my degree, I want to continue to build my practice, I want a relationship, I want to travel, etc. etc. etc.  However, one of the lessons that I've learned, and so have many other women that I know, is that you can't have it all at once.  You might be able to have it all, but if you try to have it all at once, you will end up stressed and burned out.  That's unfortunate and it often means that the things I want with my heart and not my head end up on the back burner because there is not enough time for it all.  And sometimes it means that I have to choose one of the things I want with my heart and hope that they will lead to the other things.

Right now, I want to get my degree, but I also want to have healthy and consistent spiritual practices and what I'm finding is that it is really hard to do both.  My taroting is a good example of that because I wrote my gratitudes for this post on 08/22, I picked the card a few days later, but I'm actually writing the post on 09/14.  I've been trying to be more consistent about my taroting because it is important to me, but work and school keep getting in the way and while taroting is important to me spiritually, school also has a spiritual component because it is helping me to have insights about myself, who I really am, etc. 

I guess the key is the same as the key is to everything else, doing the best I can every day and some days that is going to mean that I spend more time working on school and less on spiritual practices, but there will also be some days when I am able to actually make time for spiritual practices and spend less time on school work.  I've also learned that trying to have a hard and fast approach to balance never works and I have to be willing and able to go with the flow.

Gratitudes
I'm grateful for Michael and Michelle being understanding about my technical glitches
I'm grateful that I got home safely
I'm grateful for the conversation with Christy while I was at the airport
I'm grateful for hanging out in the rotunda
I'm grateful to Vince for wanting to include OCM
I'm grateful that I finally got home safely
I'm grateful for snuggling with Wendy

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