At the beginning of each week, I share a Tarot card on social media. The card offers questions and thoughts for self-reflection. I believe in self-reflection and the Tarot is an excellent tool that can be used to support that. Spirit nudged me to start sharing how I use them as a spiritual practice.
The intention of these weekly posts is to inspire self-reflection on a global level.
With endings come new beginnings. It feels like something has run its course and it’s time to move on. Maybe it’s a job or a relationship. Or maybe it’s a belief that you have been holding onto about yourself that it’s time you put to rest.
When I saw this card, I thought, “What am I asking to let go of?” For me, it usually applies to a belief or an outdated way that I’m approaching a situation. It can even point towards the transition of a relationship with someone.
This week as I breathe into this moment, I’m reminded of the importance of being gentle with myself. I’m not perfect. What if I changed the way that I treated myself when I thought that I made a mistake or screwed something up? What if, when I got impatient with a person or a situation, I owned my impatience and forgave myself for getting impatient? I could do that by recognizing that I got impatient and then sat with the cause of that. For example, if I got impatient because I was running around trying to get things done for other people, maybe a part of me was crying out to take a moment for myself. Maybe part of me was crying out just to stop, breathe, and connect with Spirit. The cycle I am choosing to release this week, is punishing myself for not “always being perfect”. I am willing to choose to stop punishing myself, connect with Spirit again, release my angst to Spirit, say a prayer, and then go from there.
If you found these thoughts helpful, leave a comment below. I would love to hear what this card brought up for you.