Sunday, January 5, 2014

Emerging from My Shell



Another type of repeat card that I've been getting is one saying some major change is on the way, and that I'm moving into a more authentic expression of myself with this. Frankly, I don't really see it, but it is something I've been trying to word towards. As I approach my 35th year, I think I need to really settle into adulthood in a meaningful way. There's no time like the present to take hold of my self and try to be as true to myself as possible. The mention of maturity makes me think of letting go of the piddly and teetering insecurities of my 20's and early 30's and try to move into a more expansive level of self-expression. I dunno. To be honest this makes me nervous! You know how us humans resist change, but I have to admit I wouldn't mind busting out of some of my ruts. We'll see how it goes!

Love,
MM

7 comments:

  1. Little worthwhile happens overnight. You may not see movement but I can, in your posts. It is just that the target keeps moving, so we keep moving. If we aren't moving we might as we pull the sheet over our head. Write down a few short term goals today, something you can manage this month. The big goals, by the time we get to them, we've already outgrown them...

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    1. Yep, my thoughts exactly. I hope your year is going well so far. We will be glad to dig ourselves out if snow. Just kidding...it didn't snow much but I just dislike the stuff. Xox

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  2. I remember when in my 30's (and that was 20 years ago!) thinking about whether I had reached maturity - finally. Well, now that I am way past those days I believe the word mature should only be used to describe a process and not a goal. I love this card, and the meaning, and everyday is a new day of emergence, right?

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    1. Yes...I agree. I guess I used the word poorly in this. I don't really want to be mature--just not as insecure. Haha. But the entirety of life is a process--and I guess I should just see it as such! Yes, that is a good way to look at it. We should all look at every day as one we can emerge as something new and bright. XOXO

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    2. I think I also may be inadvertently referring to stagnation when I use the term 'settling into maturity'...it sounds like I am just waiting to die! Oh my! I like the idea of a process of constantly changing and flowering as is appropriate to whatever is happening in the moment.

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  3. What a beautiful image! I love the idea of emerging, a kind of rebirth. Though, as others have said, maturing is better as a process than as a goal, so it's not like you have to just emerge overnight, you get to keep on doing so, every day, in different ways :)
    Hugs, Kxx

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    1. Yes, I agree! It is funny how opinionated people were about this card...Haha!

      I generally agree that true change comes over time, in more subtle ways. But I have had several instances in my life where more dramatic changes happened quickly. These are like mile posts...such as becoming a parent for the first time or making a major move, etc.
      This card is like a more flowery version of the Tower. I hope no big blowouts happen! But I admit, I am ready for some new things, since many things have been dormant over the past several years for me.

      I definitely see this less about maturity and more about an explosion of expression, of flowering...timing.

      Xxxooo

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