In this coming week’s wellness tarot challenge, we explore how being resourceful has many applications in our lives. Read on for details!
This Coming Week’s Reading
The purpose of this Chaos Rally tarot reading is to take a look at the coming week and see in what way we can challenge ourselves to do better in regards to our overall wellness. I ask you to approach this as a fun brainstorming session of possibilities rather than me prescribing a course of action to you.
And again, in terms of wellness I want to point out that this applies to the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the self. All four of these comprise the total sense of being and need to be taken care of in order to be well. As always, and I cannot stress this enough, be sure to speak to the appropriate professional before making changes to your care plan. This is especially true if my reading for some reason inspires a change in diet, exercise, supplements, or medications, or even raises a concern regarding to your health.
I’m not a specialist in any of these fields. My goal is to look at how to manage wellness in the presence and with the cooperation of your professional care team. Please keep this in mind when going over this reading.
Here is the image of this coming week’s reading.
The Challenge: Queen of Pentacles
Practice being resourceful.
The challenge this coming week is to practice being resourceful. This means making the best use of whatever you got on hand.
You know how some people just seem to know how to make something out of nothing in the kitchen? Or anywhere for that matter? We all have creative talents in some area, even if it’s not in the kitchen, that can make our lives easier or more enjoyable if we put them into action.
Maybe you’re really good at budgeting, menu planning, sewing, repairs, or re-purposing. Whatever it is, if you haven’t made it a staple part of your household life, now is the time to make it so.
The Lesson: Four of Wands
Learn to enjoy the moment for what it is, as it is.
Learn to enjoy the moment for what it is, as it is. How often do we get so caught up in the planning and set up of a holiday or some other ceremonial event that we forget to enjoy it entirely? Remember that these events are meant to be together and connecting with each other. It’s not about whatever trappings we bring.
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One of the things about being resourceful is embracing imperfection. Understand that it only needs to be good enough and done. Perfection is merely an illusion we create in our minds when we are emotionally satisfied anyway.
The real question here is who is setting the standard of good enough for you? Is it you, or the world around you?
The Inner Lie: Six of Swords
What’s important to remember is that hard times don’t last forever and moving forward is possible.
We all experience difficult times, and when we do it’s easy to believe that we won’t recover from them. Yet we always seem to find a way, don’t we? Maybe we recover just in the way we’d like and maybe we don’t, but we do find a way. What’s important to remember is that hard times don’t last forever and moving forward is possible.
Recovery from hardship requires being resourceful.
Recovery from hardship requires being resourceful. Why? Because oftentimes you are left feeling lost and picking up pieces. The unfortunate reality is, usually you can’t go back to whatever was with the pieces that remain. You will need to get creative with the pieces you have and build something new. It may take you some time to figure out what to build, but recovery tends to be a journey and that’s okay.
Do not get caught up in the trap of chasing perfection.
During hardships, difficulties, and recovery, it is critical to focus on just being good enough, being present, and enjoying whatever moments you can with those you love and care for. Do not get caught up in the trap of chasing perfection. It’s a false carrot that leads to ruin and broken hearts.
When you embrace the process, it becomes part of your infinite evolution.
By releasing the need for perfection and focusing on being resourceful, managing and recovering from hardship becomes easier. It’s still part of the growing pains of life, but it doesn’t feel like the end of the world. When you embrace the process, it becomes part of your infinite evolution.
The Wisdom: Five of Cups
Allow yourself to grieve over what has been lost in your life.
The wisdom for this coming week is to allow yourself to grieve over what has been lost in your life. Good, bad, or otherwise. Allow yourself to process these emotions.
In the image of this card there are five cups with three of them spilled over. Until the panda has fully processed the loss of those three cups, he won’t be able to fully appreciate the fact that he still has two cups remaining.
The same applies to you. You haven’t lost everything, but you have lost something. We all have. Such is the way of life. We all have grief and regret. Until we allow ourselves to name it, claim it, sit with it, feel it, and let it flow on by, it will block us from appreciating other things in full.
And yes, sometimes we need to process it many times in this way before it’s healed and cleared. That’s okay too. The idea here is to not permit it to take over our lives, but not run from it either. Address it as it comes up.
Be resourceful when addressing your grief.
Be resourceful when addressing your grief. When it comes up and you are able to identify it for what it is, ask yourself what it is you need right now to heal it. This is what emotional first aid is. Then do the thing for yourself, whether it’s art or poetry or whatever, so long as it is a healthy outlet for the emotion to flow through you.
Don’t get wrapped up in what you have lost that you forget about what you still have.
A big aspect of dealing with grief, is connecting with your loved ones. While it can be hard at times, try to remain an active part of your daily life. Remember that it is the little things that matter most. Don’t get wrapped up in what you have lost that you forget about what you still have.
It’s important that during difficult times to not lose sight of what you have and to keep moving forward.
These are the phases of our lives that brings to light what’s really of value to us and reveals our true natures. Are you the type of person that rises to the occasion or are you the type to sink into despair?
You possess the creative problem-solving spark within you to face whatever life has unfolding before you.
The art of being resourceful has many applications in your life. Whether it’s dealing with the every day moments, to managing hardships, to recovering from grief, you’ve got this. You possess the creative problem-solving spark within you to face whatever life has unfolding before you. Trust and believe in yourself.
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~ Panda Tarot by Severino Baraldi (Illustrator), Lo Scarabeo (Author) © 2017
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