The 3 of Wands reversed tells me that I need to stop trying to focus on external projects. Now is not the time for that. Now I need to focus on internal projects – caring for myself, tapping into my creative energies and just relaxing. These are things I have ignored in favor of slugging (simple sitting in a vegetative state).
The 7 of Pentacles reminds me that I need to stop and enjoy the fruits of my labor. Of course that would have to mean I’ve actually done labor so that there are fruits to enjoy. Right now I’m coasting. And I’m not saying that as a negative judgment on myself. I’m exhausted, tired and burnt out so much of the time the only thing I can do it sit and stare. I want to change that pattern but I don’t want to do it in a way that just creates more stress and more goals I can’t achieve.
I need to spend more time enjoying tea and crayons and cookbooks and friends. I need to reconnect with the flow of things and accept that everyone’s life has seasons and cycles and I’m not exception. No matter how much I try to fight it or how often I deny it, I end up back in the same place feeling more frustrated and defeated. I’m setting myself up to fail and I don’t want to do that anymore.
If I want to maintain this new direction I need to take things one day at a time and keep reminding myself that this is part of the cycle. Things will eventually change and I can embrace the change and deal with it when that occurs. For now, I need to work within the boundaries and are my life. They may prove to be a opportunity for transformation at a deep level, if I allow it.
What is helping me lot when I feel this way is picking up my gratitude journal and try to write down the positive thing of the day (at least 5).It can be as small as a cup of coffee but it is a good practice and a way of caring for yourself 🙂
Thank you so much for the idea! This is one of those things I’ve read about so much and never think to implement. This is definitely going into my bag of tricks.