Book: Gathering sunflowers, at peace, harvesting power to manifest
Guidance: Prosperity comes from doing the work you love, trust the universe
The nine of pentacles is a card that I haven't always liked as sometimes it seems the woman is caged instead of at peace with herself. That's something I've been feeling more and more lately as I grow into my life and my wisdom. I still have my moments where I freak out or feel victimized, but I'm better able to step back and look at what I'm really feeling instead of what I think I'm feeling. That is a powerful way to be as all too often we let what we think we feel drive us instead of acknowledging what is at the core of our feelings. I was feeling angry and resentful today about having to fly early in the morning after the client cancelled the meeting, but I didn't want to spend the money to change the ticket. However, once I took a step back and realized that I was really upset because I knew that if I flew, I would feel awful all week, I was able to make a decision that let me take care of myself. I chose to drive and to stop part way so that I could get a good night sleep, which means I will be productive this week.
Prosperity of the heart, soul, and pocketbook does come from living a life I love, but it doesn't mean it is all about the work. One of the things I've realized is that I can have a job that I don't mind and that pays the bills and have other things that touch my soul. My ideal way of being would be to make my living doing something I love and I still hold out hope that I will get there, but in the meantime I'm working at an okay job where I am learning a lot of life lessons and I'm pursing my passions. I think that is okay to have a job that supports my passions.
The other part of this is opening up to trusting the universe to lead you down the best path and to lead you to the lessons you need to learn. It's also important to understand that sometimes the lessons are not pleasant and you need to surrender to the lessons so that you can come out the other side. All too often, I find myself fighting lessons and trying to work around them instead of surrendering to them and accepting there are lessons. When I am able to step into things and surrender, my life is so much better.
I'm grateful for walking at Mohican
I'm grateful for the yummy pizza
I'm grateful for Cam and I working together to pack the car
I'm grateful for getting home safely
I'm grateful for deciding to drive instead of fly
I'm grateful for getting to Valpo safely
I'm grateful for my paycheck