Haven’t I said this, repeatedly? Don’t question the message. And yet. I still do.
I struggle and wrestle with it. I fret and stress. Then. I finally let go. And it’s still sitting right there. Patiently waiting for me to just Accept.
This is what I saw. And heard. Complete with the image of a blinking neon hotel sign, all buzzy-sounding and everything. (See why it was confusing at first?!)
It means: space to breathe. It means, we have to have empty places to contrast with all the fullness. It means that without some openness, there is no intimate comfort.
In the past few days I’ve taken some heavy emotional hits. (Nothing anyone did, there was just a compound effect, on my psyche.) But inside there, hidden from the chaos, where pockets of tranquility.
I found some Vacancy places. Some quiet minutes where I could regroup, sit with deep breathing, and be calm. They were gratifying and uplifting.
They felt like I had arrived at my own personal oasis. Even if each tiny island of serenity was short and grabbed out of otherwise frenzied hours of turmoil.
They were there, and I was healed because of them. They were soothing, and I was empowered to keep going.
Returning back to our regular rotation around the card altar, we have another excellent suggestion on how to stay peaceful. When we recognize the expression of self, we are giving back, we are nourishing on a soul level.
Express your creativity.
Delight in the mystery of your muse.”
Self-Care Cards by Cheryl Richardson