Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Turning Things Around


Firstly I must apologize to my readers...my blog title is "Rain's DAILY Tarot"...not Rain's OCCASIONAL Tarot...lol...I'm a person who needs structure and posting daily, at least on this blog, grounds me and helps me to appreciate, think, find positivity and gratitude, so I will work harder at posting daily.

These are all Tarot Spreads, but because I'm not really into foretelling...I try to think up spreads and questions that don't need to be done with cards. Sometimes just a question will get you thinking about your own life and your own situation.

When I was younger, in my late teens and early twenties, I never gave up anything. I just pushed full steam ahead and enjoyed every facet of life - whether it was responsible living or not!! Lots of kids go through that, but at that age, you never see life as fleeting. You're too young to realize that life will end one of these days!

Later in life though, and after realizing what I truly want; and more importantly what I truly DON'T want in my life; I decided I am willing to give up certain things to achieve my dreams. It took me a while to get to that place of sacrifice because my life had been filled with trauma and pain. Because of that, I "needed" everything I wanted to help me feel better, happy, cared for, loved...you name it. I couldn't give up anything because I felt like it wasn't fair if I had to. I felt that so much had already been taken from me and I was clinging to everything I could get - even to bad habits.

But it IS fair to sacrifice certain things to get what I'm reaching for. It's fair to ME. The more I resisted not giving things up that didn't serve me well, the more unfair I was being because I was denying myself what I truly wanted. Now it finally makes sense, and sacrificing something here or there is peanuts compared to the big picture! Does that make sense???

8 comments:

MrsDuncanMahogany said...

Makes perfect sense! :)

Treey said...

Interesting stuff Rain. Tomorrow morning is gonna hurt but I can always read what you're thinking about. I'm still waiting for pictures of your new hairstyle.s

Rain said...

Thanks Dianna :))

Rain said...

Hi Terry :) Oh, the new "do"...I forgot about that! It's just the same as my photo but a little shorter! Alex took a picture of me making cheese the other day so I'll post that when I do my next cheese post!! I'm glad you like my deep thoughts! :)

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Yes, it makes total sense! Our perspective changes as we get older. So do our priorities.

Rain said...

Martha, I wish I had my "now" perspective years ago! :)

Pam Jackson said...

My world does not fill upside down at this point in my life. I have worked hard to clear out drama and lots of stress from my life. I found that those two things seemed to keep my world flipped in all directions. Sometimes you have to give up things to make your life right.... and like you stated, age makes a big difference, I am 57 and it took me awhile to get to this point in my life. I know I mentioned before that I have Fibromyalgia and it has taken hold of my life in some bad ways but, I try to smile, and laugh daily. I do my best to not have pity parties and to honest sharing that I have it makes my life seem to make more sense. Retiring, which I know not everyone can do, helped me to get a better grip on my life. Other than the fibro, my health is better and that levels things out also. Cool post on your blog.

Rain said...

Thanks Pam :)) I ABSOLUTELY agree with you about drama and stress. I personally can handle most challenges, but keep the drama out of my life! I hope this doesn't sound too "old" of me, but I think drama is for the young-minded. It's so unnecessary and I really think it adds to stress too. My emotions rule me, so I have to be very careful, and I too worked hard to clear all that stuff out of my life. It's tough sometimes but the goal is to live YOUR life with as much happiness as you can, not living for others!