The Power of Self-Care
In medicine, self-care is the regimen a patient must follow on their own.
In personal healing, self-care includes anything you do with the intention of taking care of your well-being, whether body, mind or spirit.
Sometimes I find that my need to take care of my body feels at odds with a perceived need to take care of my spirit with chocolate cake!
In many cultures, and especially here in the United States, people seem to take pride in denying themselves care. Perhaps we feel we appear stronger if we do not admit to needing care.
Often, we pack our lives with so many commitments that we can’t seem to find the resources to focus on our own self-care.
In reality, self-care is good time management. The better we feel, the more efficiently we use our time.
Taking time for self-care is also an enforced break from our routine. That, in itself, has value.
There are many possible self-care activities. Exercise, massage, cooking, yoga, tarot, gardening, meditation, journaling, dancing, socializing, spa treatment, ceremony and playing music could all be considered self-care. As you can see, some activities take time and money, others can easily be incorporated in to daily life.
Whatever you invest in your own self-care will be returned to you many times over.
Body, Mind and Spirit Self-Care Spread
Here’s an easy three-card spread designed to help you understand your self-care needs and habits.
Simply pull one card for Body, one for Mind and one for Spirit.
Interpret the card in each position in context of your need for self-care in that area.
Perhaps a card might indicate a self-care activity that would be helpful. Perhaps a card my reveal a particular resistance to self-care. Maybe a card would congratulate you on your approach to self-care in that area.
Perform this spread on a regular basis as a way of making sure you are showing up for yourself.
The Week in Review
This week, I shared a new video on my YouTube channel. It’s a guided meditation to heal the heart and attract love.
On my Dark Forest Blog, I shared some thoughts about online dating. Read “Dating as a Shopping Experience.”
From Around the Web
From Jamie Morris, here is a tarot-based writing prompt! Why not use tarot and writing together for some self-care this week?
In the mood for something out of the ordinary? The Tarot Cat interviews European musician Zdrada Palki!
Lisa Hunt has created the new Fairy Tale Lenormand deck, with book by Arwen Lynch! Check it out, and come see Lisa at TarotCon
Song of the Week
From Lindsey Stirling, featuring Christina Perri, Here’s Brave Enough.
Card Reading Magic Free Telesummit
No matter where you are in your card reading journey, there is always more to learn about this art that none of us can ever truly perfect.
From feeling confident from the moment you sit down in a reading, to creating a consistent, powerful experience for clients, there is so much we can share with each other.
So my friend and colleague Tori Hartman, creator of the best-selling Chakra Wisdom Oracle Cards, has put together a free virtual intuitive festival so that you can benefit from rarely-heard insights in conversations with well-known groundbreakers and up-and-coming experts.
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The Four of Pentacles Urges Self-Care
Many people see the Four of Pentacles as selfishness. Eden Gray called this the “Card of the Miser”.
Modern tarotists often see the Four of Pentacles as depicting a “lack mentality”.
All of these can be appropriate interpretations of the Four of Pentacles.
At the same time, there is another interpretation that works for this card, and can sometimes shed new light into a reading.
Sometimes, we can interpret the Four of Pentacles as advice for self-full-ness, rather than a warning against selfishness.
The Four of Pentacles can advise us to hold better boundaries, or to make our own needs a priority.
Sometimes, we feel selfish when we are really being appropriately self-full. The Four of Pentacles asks us to contemplate this balance in our lives.
Image from Crystal Visions Tarot by Jennifer Galasso
Your One-Card Weekly Reading
Eight of Cups
Your One-Card reading is the Eight of Cups.
This week, it is time to consider what emotions and hurtful stories you are hanging on to, acknowledge them, and release them.
Recognize that the way you tell your stories, even if factually accurate, may not be the way that allows your history to serve your best.
This process is part of good self-care, and an opportunity to heal.
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October 7 Professional Development Day (PreConference Intensive)
October 8-9 TarotCon (Florida) 2016
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