I have these beautiful oracle cards that a good friend gave me years ago. It’s a deck of cards, kind of like tarot cards, with meaningful and beautiful phrases on them. They’re intended as a means to get guidance when you’re feeling lost, or at least that’s how I use them. Whenever I’m feeling unsure about how to proceed, or overwhelmed with conflicting emotions, I grab the deck, have a wee shuffle, and wait for something to jump out at me.
Lately I’ve been getting the Simplify Your Life card quite a lot. The message of this card is
Your energy has been fragmented, and its time for an adjustment. By drawing this card, you’re asked to take drastic measures to simplify your life. This means clearing your home of unnecessary items, cancelling subscriptions to extraneous publications, saying no to demands on your time, getting organized, and being more efficient with respect to your schedule…
Go to say, fragmented energy sounds just like me. I often feel like I’m snowed under. I look around my home and there’s just stuff everywhere. There’s projects all over the place. A quick glance around the room I’m sitting in and I see four half finished projects. I step outside and my entire yard in half finished.
And then there’s the blogs. They feel like the ultimate half finished project. I have so many ideas and I just never seem to action any of them. Ugh!
Fragmented is right.
My thoughts are the most chaotic of all. I go around and around and around about all sorts of subjects. Definitely the fat issues, clothes and image, success or more particularly failure, jealousy and criticism of me are whats been going through my head of late. I’ve been feeling decidedly sorry for myself.
This is not the place to come from when I’m making changes. Actually it’s not even about success, its about mental health and living life. Feeling bad does not feel good. Duh!
And maybe that’s the message of Simplify Your Life – I need to get my thoughts sorted first and foremost and spread that to my home and work life.
I going to do that by clarifying why I’m doing stuff. I keep at looking at things and thinking “I must do that” and feeling overwhelmed with another item on my to do list.
If I get clear about why I’m doing that it will make a lot more difference.
For instance I look around the room and see a plant that’s looking a little worse for wear. I think, crap I must do something about that. WHY? Why do I have to do something about that. Because I don’t want the plant to die! I want it to be healthy and lush. When it’s well and flourishing it looks beautiful.
So that’s my plan. Why, why, why? every time I think I’ve got to do something. Hopefully I can simplify my life without actually having to do something.
It may make no difference what so ever but I’m gonna give it a shot.