To Be at Home in Your Skin
To Be at Home in Your Skin
Be comfortable in your home, and in yourself.
My August Northeastern Tarot Tour was phenomenal. I am so grateful to everyone who had readings, hosted psychic parties in their homes and attended my workshop. I will be back in the Northeast in the spring of 2020 and hope to see my New England friends again then!
Connecticut was my home for many decades. I always enjoy returning to what has now become my home-away-from home. Equally, I enjoy returning to my current home and office on the Treasure Coast of Florida.
My parents happily traveled quite often. Yet, my mother would always say that the best part of travel was how much traveling made you appreciate returning to your own home.
Different people have different relationships with the concept of ‘home’. Some people live in only one house their entire lives. I’ve lived in more homes than I can count, spread over five states and a dozen cities.
For me, ‘home’ is a feeling, not a place. Home can be a state of feeling settled, and familiar with one’s surroundings. Home can be a sense of safety and security.
When we welcome someone into our space we say, “make yourself at home”. When we say that, we are inviting them not only to be in our space, but to feel and act as if that space were their own.
I like to think that I carry my sense of home with me wherever I go. My focus is to feel at home with myself, to be comfortable in my own skin.
This is not as easy as it sounds, but the rewards are vast. To be at home within oneself is to have self-acceptance and self-confidence. To be at home with oneself is to know how to feel comfortable in any setting. It’s to take responsibility for one’s own energy, and to find peace in every situation.
When we feel at home in our own skin, we waste less time feeling out-of-sorts, and spend more time being productive. When we feel at home wherever we are we have the ability to form meaningful relationships with others. When we are comfortable with ourselves, we can make others comfortable with us, and with themselves.
People have different comfort levels with being in unfamiliar surrounds, just as people have different relationships with the concept of home. Yet, if we attach too much to a place, we can lose our ability to feel at ease when we need to venture out of that comfort zone.
Not everyone enjoys travel or adventure. Yet, life itself is a journey, and an adventure. The more we foster a sense of comfort within ourselves, the more we can relax and enjoy the journey of life.
Your Journey Through the Minor Arcana: Numbers, Elements and Truth
Don’t miss this premium class to be held back home in my conference room in Palm City, Florida, on Sunday, September 15th from 4 to 6PM.
In this in-person class tarot enthusiasts of all levels of experience will learn simple-yet-profound techniques to remember, understand and interpret the Minor Arcana cards of the tarot.
This class is appropriate for all tarot enthusiasts. New readers will learn basic skills, while experienced readers will discover new ways to understand and interpret the forty numbered cards of the Minor Arcana.
Class size is limited. Class fee is $37.50. You must be registered in order to attend. Register online today with Eventbrite.
A Make Yourself at Home Tarot Spread
How can you feel more at home with yourself? Everyone has different requirements, internally and externally, for their own comfort.
Many people aren’t aware of what it takes for them to feel comfortable within themselves. What must you do and know to be comfortable in your own skin? Try this two-card tarot spread to find out.
Ask this question aloud. “What do I need right now to feel comfortable in my own skin?”
Then, pull two cards.
The first card will be what you need to know or do to feel comfortable internally, that is, within yourself.
The second card is what you need to do or acquire to feel comfortable externally, that is, comfortable in your current living situation.
Do this whenever you are feeling uncomfortable or unwelcome to help you shift your energy to one of comfort, welcome and security.
The Week in Review
Everyone talks about the need for psychic protection, but few people will tell you how to do it. This week I shared my technique for psychic protection, tailor-made for empaths and psychic readers.
From Around the Web
Benebell Wen’s latest post, Seven Philosophical Readings with the Tarot, is very insightful!
Here are Six Ways to Be More Comfortable with Yourself. I recommend all of them!
Have you ever lived in something other than a traditional house, apartment or condo? Here are some great, inexpensive ideas for alternative housing.
Cards for Your Consideration
Let’s consider this classic Nine of Pentacles from the Smith-Waite Centennial Edition Tarot.
In modern times, this card is often seen as a card of personal security. Very often it gives a sense of being comfortably alone. That is, not needing another person to make you feel complete.
Historically, the woman in this card is from a wealthy family, and under her father’s protection. She is practicing falconry, a pastime of the upper class. Certainly, she has the financial security that comes from family money. But what about the modern sense that this card reflects personal security as well? Why do we often see this card as expressing confidence, self-assurance, and being comfortable in one’s own skin? Is this a modern meaning only, or is there evidence that this meaning was present when this card was designed?
The answer lies with the snail pictured at the bottom of the card.
Although the woman has wealth and security, the snail is secure too, because the snail carries his home with him wherever he goes.
The Nine of Pentacles can speak of wealth and inheritance, but it also asks us to be like the snail, confident that we can be at home anywhere.
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Volume 2 Issue 35
August 28, 2019