7 magical verbs: Making our own way with words
The three A's, plus four more action verbs helping me get through this wonky week.
Aries season is coming to a close, but not before one last wallop of a week. I got my second Moderna shot last Friday, and I’m only just now feeling like myself. I’m not great at letting myself be sick, so this week has been a Six Flags roller coaster that didn’t look so scary from the other side of the park but left me feeling like I could toss my cookies at any moment.
Of course, the physical side effects are only part of this. Big changes are happening all around me and within me — yay! God is change, remember — but what is giving me magic this week are the verbs I’m using to get through it.
Notice. Awareness is always the first step.
Detach. Acceptance, second. Detaching with love is the goal, but I’ll accept detaching with neutrality some days. This is a time of change. Everyone is doing their best. Growing pains aren’t just for teens. I will disappoint people.
Connect. Action comes after awareness and acceptance. How quick am I to jump straight to action after I notice something that needs tending? Connecting with my divine source and my trusted village is always a good idea, no matter what stage of the Three A’s I’m in.
Listen. This is an action verb, too. What am I being invited to pay attention to? That’s my favorite question to ask during a tarot reading, and this week, I’ve pulled both the 10 of wands and the 10 of cups. Burnout and bounty. I can be both overloaded and divinely supported at the same time.
Rest. Protect the asset. Protect. The. Asset. I’m figuring out what those words mean to you. What do they mean to you?
Show. Deciding which parts of myself to show the world is one of the trickiest tasks. Having the vulnerability to show my cards, to show certain parts of myself scares me, but, as Glennon Doyle says, scared and sacred are sisters. If I’m feeling scared, that probably means I’m doing it right. (That’s Devil tarot card energy, FYI.)
Surrender. This is where faith really comes in. Trusting that nothing is wasted. That we have what we need and that it’s safe to ask for help. Victory goes to the one who knows how to yield. None of this, any of this, is about winning or coming out on top, but it is about making it through and making the most of whatever comes along the way. That’s victory to me. And I can’t move toward victory unless I surrender to the process. Fully.
I hope you all are making the most out of whatever the universe is showing you right now. I’ll be back next week with 7 podcasts that have been rearranging my brain cells this spring. Be well and I’ll see you soon.