Book: Everything on earth moves in cycles, the only promise is change
Guidance: Stay open to the experience even when things turn for the worse, remember that even the wheel of change has a small spot of quiet in the center
The reminder to stay centered even when the world is spinning around is incredibly helpful as I often let myself get carried away by the change. I think this card resonates with me today because I am really feeling the change of the seasons as the flowers are wild and crazy, the vegetables are laden down with the heavy fruits of the season, and there is just a hint of chill in the air. This beautiful blue orb we call home orbits around the sun and we orbit with it. There are days when it is warm and beautiful and times when it is dark and cold. This is so clearly a time of transition and I feel it so strongly this year in the world and in my personal life as it feels like life is rotating up.
However, one of the most important lessons I've learned from being a citizen on this beautiful planet for over 50 years is that things are always changing and that sometimes all we can control is our reaction. I used to buy into the theory that I was solely responsible for creating my own reality, however, I've realized that is just not true and that there is so much that happens that I can control. However, what I can always control is my attitude and how I respond to a situation. I also realize that there are certain circumstances where the appropriate response is to throw oneself on the bed and cry until there are no more tears. However, even in those situations, there will come a time when the appropriate response is to pick myself up, dust myself off, and figure out a way to go on.
I'm grateful for Scott's email
I'm grateful for walking at the park with Cam and the dogs
I'm grateful for the helpful guy at the Valvoline
I'm grateful for the yummy smoothie
I'm grateful for Wendy wanting to snuggle
I'm grateful my book's were ready
I'm grateful for clean clothes
I'm grateful my air filter came
I'm grateful I got my car cleaned out
I'm grateful for the peace in the house