It is through acceptance of ourselves and our world that we can become truly happy and brave.
This message came to me when working with our two cards for the week- Lust and the 9 of Disks.
Acceptance is about trust. When we accept who we are and where we are in life, we can be grounded in truth. When we don’t lie to ourselves or wish things were different, we can see our real abilities. We see how strong, beautiful and miraculous we are and we start to trust our power.
We are made from stardust, are bodies are natural healers, and we are innately intelligent. These are just facts.
The act of acceptance is a powerful one and society does not want us to do this. If we accept ourselves as we are, we do not need to seek anything from anyone else. We do not need to constantly buy and consume. We see through the fog and understand just how incredible we are simply by being. This is a revolutionary act.
The woman in the Lust card has a lust for life. She is confident because she knows she has always made it through her worst days. She takes her skills from all of her past experiences and uses them to propel herself forward.
Most anxieties and fears are rooted in untruth. Most of what we worry about will never happen. We ‘future-ize’ or make up imaginary situations that keep us from taking action.
The woman in the Lust card has stopped believing in anxious falsehoods about herself or the future. Instead she believes in her own strength which makes her brave. She is fully in the moment and has great excitement about the present. She engages her senses and revels in how amazing it is to be alive.
We can embrace the Lust card by connecting to our five senses. This week find a time to sit still and connect to what you see, hear, feel, smell, and taste. Marvel at how you can do all five at once. The warm sun on your face, the taste of bread, the sound of cars, the colors at sunset, the smell of the earth. Your brain is always processing but are we present to it? Connecting to our senses is a fast way to be more in the moment.
Another way to connect to the Lust card is by doing something that fascinates or delights you. Eat something delicious, watch something inspiring or move your body in a way that feels good. These are all activities that that Lust card would definitely approve!
The partner for the Lust card this week is the The 9 of Disks. This is a card of abundance and whenever it comes up it is welcomed greatly.
The suit of disks is all about the physical world. Our careers, finances, home, health, and relationships are all ruled by disks. So when the 9 of Disks comes up, it means we will see some significant gains this week in any of those areas.
This card rarely indicates sudden success or wealth from out of nowhere. The gains this card points to are from our hard work and dedication.
What projects have you been working on? How have you been putting in the time to build strong relationships? What have you been doing to make achievements at home? Your efforts will not go unnoticed this week and you will see the fruits of your labor.
This card points us to understand that whatever we give, we receive. So give positivity and love this week, to others and yourself. This act will come back to you in gorgeous ways.
Investing in yourself and others is always worth your time. Taking time to appreciate yourself and those around you will only make your life more beautiful. And accepting yourself and the world will allow you to see how perfect everything already is.
We do not need to change in order to receive goodness. We only need to continue to grow so we can become closer to ourselves and the world.
Mantra for the week: I accept myself and the world. Whatever I give out, I receive back.