Be devoted to yourself. What do you need to do to care for your mind, body and soul? Pick anything and do it right now. Meditation, journal, going for a walk, stretching, workout, creating something, etc. Whatever you choose, just spend time doing it without all the background noises, turn off the tv, the music, the workout video, all the things and get quite. If it’s nice outside go outside to do it. All of these things will show your body and your soul how much you care, you’ll connect with your soul on a deeper level.
This card has come up so often recently for myself and for the rest of the tribe choosing cards each Monday. I’m going to write a new post for Thursday with ideas on how to play and celebrate. Share in a comment or on Social Media what you do for play and I’ll add them to the list for ideas.
What can you celebrate today? What can you do each day to celebrate? Find little moments throughout the day to have fun and experience joy. When you’ve hit a milestone, or the end of the week, or the end of the day, do something bigger to celebrate your accomplishments. Your accomplishment may be as small as you survived the week and kept the kids alive (which actually feels huge some days!). Yay! Go have some fun! You don’t need to wait for a huge accomplishment to celebrate, you are deserving of it now and every day, just as you are.
Remember, the harder things in life will be easier to handle if you’ve had time to let off steam, to play, to enjoy life. You’ll also be happy to find out that the more you play, the more fun experiences come your way and the more you enjoy all the little things.
The Ever-Unfolding Rose
This isn’t happening to you, it’s happening for you. The struggles we experiences were given to us. They were chosen by us before we came to Earth for this lifetime and some of them are written in the stars. I know so well that they aren’t fun, that it feels like life is ending, that happiness will never come. But these kinds of struggles are breaking us open, making things we don’t need to fall away, welcoming in things we do need more than ever. They are showing us who we really are.
“Perhaps you are going through a difficult time right now. Instead of curing the difficult, see it as a blessing. To open yourself up to the truth that, perhaps, as hard as it may be, life is happening for you, not to you. And one day, in the not-too-distant future, you may just bless the thing that broke you down and cracked you open because the world needs you open.”
Let the emotions in, experience them. Let it break you down a little for a while, and then grow back even stronger. Your life is like the rose on this card, with each petal opening in it’s own time, just as your stories are always unfolding. You will be ok. Everything will be ok.
(Please know that if any struggles seem never-ending, dangerous, life-threatening, if you are depressed or have anything else going on that you need help with, please seek help. Reach out to a friend, family member, counselor, someone who will help you in any way you need.)