Yesterday, I received a message from the universe to slow down and be present in the moment. The delivery of the message consisted of me spinning out on I-70 in the mountains and miraculously coming to rest unharmed on the snowy shoulder. I suppose I shouldn't be surprised at the method of delivery, since I'm not a very subtle person.
The crazy thing about the situation is that I was paying attention, being careful, and going slow. But none of that mattered when I hit the ice. After putting my heart back into my chest, I somehow 4-wheeled my way back on the highway and made the remainder of the terrifying drive back to Denver... right to the tire store.
The universe has given me a whole new perspective, essentially shattering my illusion of control. By over correcting, I made things worse. Note taken! I intend to relax, trust the process, be present in the moment...and change my tires more often :)
Forget the flowers and chocolates. What does your heart truly want today? Reflect and acknowledge what you crave, then give yourself the gift of taking a step towards your hearts desire.
Over the weekend, the Nine of Wands kept popping up during readings. Whenever this happens, I've learned that the Universe is holding up a mirror and it behooves me to open my eyes and take a look. This card is all about getting knocked down and fighting your way back up. It's true that we learn valuable lessons from surviving difficult situations, but it's also human nature to become defensive and wary. What the card is telling us is that we are stronger than we think and we each have to determine if our defensive posture is protecting us or holding us back.
What it reflects to me is that my resources have been depleted, and I need to engage in some self care in order to refill my energetic bucket. In order to do this, I work on letting go of the worry and focus on trusting that the universe will bring me truth and abundance. On that note, it's time for a bath, glass of wine and meditation...gotta fill up my bucket.