If you fetched this card, it means it’s time to go back to the playpen of your mind and get up off your haunches to get a new view of things, a bigger picture of all your possibilities. You could be feeling hounded by the past, and as a result, too stuck in the frame you’ve been living in for some time, with little motion forward or very little change in scenery. It may have been a while since you last pictured in vivid detail what you truly desire in your life now.
Having an imagination is one thing, a great thing. Using it makes all the difference. Allow yourself the time to go within and shepherd thoughts of what your ideal life could look like. Infuse these thoughts with the excitement of hope, and you’re on your way to training your mind to lead in the direction of your dreams—rather than simply repeating old patterns, disappointments, or disillusionment. Instead of disillusionment, you can mentally create positive illusions that feel good and inspire you to learn new tricks and act in more productive ways, ultimately bringing that reality ever closer.
Don’t fall prey to the fear that if you imagine the best, you’ll be setting yourself up for failure. Unless you’re more invested in experiencing worry, anxiety, or being right than having your best life, picturing worst-case scenarios—though sometimes handy for problem-solving—is dangerous when that’s all you dwell upon. Picturing best-case scenarios doesn’t mean everything will turn out as expected; it just means you’re priming the pump and filling the water bowl instead of draining it.