This is a time to go inward to reflect on the gifts of the year, what needs to fall away and what would be nourishing now. Life’s constant change and cycles have us alternating output with input, birth and what we call death (just another point in the cycle of life), from known to unknown and back again.
When we resist this natural ebb and flow we suffer, so take these messages as full permission to allow whatever is submerged; thoughts, feelings, emotions, beliefs to be digested and prepared to become fuel and fertilizer for the next stage of growth. Let yourself hole up within yourself, not to avoid or shut down, but to embrace the accumulation of all the light and shadow this year has brought forth. If you are tired or exhausted, let yourself be tired and exhausted. If you are needing some time alone, grab it, from 10 minute time outs to a day just for you to be with you. Let time in silence be its own reward as you reflect on what does and can feed you in this next chapter or stage of life. Be the roots underground absorbing all they can from the other organisms and nutrients around them.
Divine Dog Card- Protection
From the Divine Dog Wisdom Guidebook pg 109
“……There are many resources to learn how to manage your psychic energy so that you don’t get drained by your own old beliefs and habits or those of others. You can learn to protect yourself while remaining fully open to the adventure of life. You may just need time alone and away from others demands to begin to hear your own inner voice again. Don’t be afraid to create that safety and refuge for yourself.”
Cosmic Cat Card- Receive
From the Cosmic Cat Wisdom Guidebook pg 95
Other Thoughts to Stalk
–Notice where you are feeling drained and stop doing what drains you.
–Identify how you block others from giving to you.
–Notice who around you can provide listening, attention, mentoring and support, then ask for and be willing to receive it.