Friday, April 11, 2014

Spring Focus for 2014

Hey Everyone!

Sorry I haven't been posted very much the past month or so. Not that it matters that much. I know that a person should only post when they feel like it, and I know that, if you're like me, you have a ton of blogs to read and are always behind in reading them! But I do miss blogging daily or at least a couple of times a week. I am not sure what pulls me away from blogging. I think, in part, it was socializing last month. I felt drained a lot, even though the stimulation of connecting in a social sphere was helpful to me. This month, so far, I have no real excuse to not blog, except that I have simply gotten out of the habit of doing so.

I whipped out my The Answer is Simple Oracle Deck for a quick three card reading on the influence and focus of the next couple of months, through June. What a lively trio of cards, don't you think? I mean, color-wise, this deck is pretty bright. But this trio seems especially brilliant to me. Maybe it's the lush green in the first card, or the multi-colored splendor of the other two. In combination they feel very active and a little intense, almost.

The first two cards seem to be a sort of cautionary tale. We have Step Away from the Crowd, which is fairly self-explanatory, but I'll quote a bit from the booklet so you can see:

"You're suffering from a case of too much talking, your own and others'. You can't hear your spirit because it's drowned out by too many ego voices and opinions. No doubt about it, you need some time alone."

Interesting. This is actually different than what I thought the card was about! Apparently this card is more like the Hermit or the 4 of Swords than it is like what I first imagined, which is expressing your unique perspective, and going against the status quo. But it seems the more important part is quieting down and having time to yourself to do that. Alrighty!

The next card, Drop It, is one of my favorites. Maybe because I've come to believe that sometimes the best thing you can do in a situation is to just drop it. Staying in something just because it seems like the 'right thing to do' is often the worst thing you can do. Having the ability to let go of a mediocre situation and move onto something better, to seize opportunities and to let go of obsession--that's something I think we can all benefit from. 

Anyway, the card's meaning is about focusing on the present, being mindful of what is in front of you now, rather than dreading the future or lingering over the past. Also of releasing burdens in general. I love the image of dropping a sand bag from a hot air balloon. :)

The final card is Have Fun, which is a very pleasant way to end the reading. This card is about being frivolous, silly, and generally just having a good time, doing things in a child-like way. I told my husband a while back that I get annoyed when I get cards that talk about being child-like or having fun or anything else that you would associate with gleeful interaction with the world. Strange, right? I guess that the fact that I resist this concept is even more indicative of its value to me.

I have to admit I am a little surprised by the cards that came up for the next few months. Part of me was really focused on having to network, plan and struggle a bit to get creative stuff going, but when I thought of how tense that made me feel it's no wonder I have so many cards urging me to relax, step back from pressures and connect with the present and its joyful potential.



  1. Glad to see you back, MM! Funny, getting the "Step Back From The Crowd" card after you've been so social the last month - this deck seems to have you pegged. I also wonder whether blogging falls in that category - certainly for me it's a way of connecting with other people and socialising. So, maybe not feeling like blogging is part of the same thing. Anyhow, I love that last message to be joyful and have fun - let go of anything that stresses you, you don't need the added weight!
    Sending you love and hugs,
    Chloë xxx

    1. Nice to hear from you, Chloë! <3

      Yeah, I agree. At first I thought, 'what do you mean, step back?!' but then I thought that maybe it was pretty good advice. When I get too busy or social (which for me doesn't always take a lot) I tend to get very anxious and burnt out. I'm just sensitive to external stimulus. But I think part of that is how I process information. I am working on doing that better!

      Thinking of you--I hope you are doing alright. I read your blog and mean to come comment!

    2. Hey hon, don't stress yourself about commenting, either :) Sending you happy vibes!

    3. Oh, I love to comment to you. It makes me feel connected to you, which is wonderful! But obviously same to you if you feel worn down and unable to juggle everything!

      I just read your blog. I hope you get to have some inspiration this week!

      Big Monday Hugs,