On the left we have a focus on tarot work or tarot related work. On the right we have professional employment. Now, I haven’t received any work offers on professional employment, but I haven’t really tried either. I should mention the question was, what should I focus my energies on – with regards to these two work options.
I know, I know, it’s not the most correctly worded question. Perhaps a better one might have been “What will be the outcome of focusing my energy on each of these options?” Sometimes, I just ask for a direct answer, and then cry out silly when it is not to my liking or understanding. In this instance, though, it’s rather obvious. I think that neither is good or bad – and each card simply portrays the role I would be fulfilling working in either area. The question is, how do I feel about each? What does my heart long for? What do my instincts tell me? I’ve blogged about her here before – it’s no mystery. Though, well, she is the High Priestess, so everything is a mystery! And she’s staring me right in the face.
I am currently reading Choosing Simplicity – a delicious read about people who’ve chosen to change their lifestyles, “trim back the deadwood” as the author calls it, to simplify and return to a life less cluttered. So far the case studies covered are from America, though I think it could equally apply in New Zealand, Australia or Britain. I like the real-ness of it all, and the fact that I can relate to it – in particular the part about the false starts, the challenges, the struggle to find meaning in life, to de-clutter on every level, and the fact that it is a journey, often one that can take years. For some this meant leaving the city for the country. For others it meant leaving the country for the city. For a lot it meant leaving a high pressure job behind and adjusting to a simpler life. And everyone had to confront fear. It’s as if every dark thought comes out of its hiding place when one decides to turn away and walk a different path. Fear of what other people would think, what they would say, fear about money or lack of money, and so on. I mention this here because it reminded me of where I’ve come from, and it has inspired me to keep going and breathe deeply every day.