The theme for this week is emotional withdrawal, whether that means moving on from a current situation in your life or just taking some you time to escape the daily hustle and bustle and recharge.
Or maybe you’re in search of something new and fresh altogether – perhaps looking for a little inspiration in a routine that feels stale?
Withdrawal isn’t necessarily a negative thing.
It’s important to take time and space to withdraw and commune with yourself, and your soul, on a deeper level. This sacred self-care is a way for you to reflect, heal, and transform.
We all need time and space to replenish ourselves.
And maintenance of our energy is our own responsibility, so make sure you make yourself a priority in this sense. You can’t show up for others, or yourself, on the daily in the way you would like if you’re always giving from an empty cup, yanno?
On a personal note, this week’s theme has got me like ::side eye:: One of my personal weekly wisdom pulls was the Restore & Replenish card, and then as I was doing my new moon ritual yesterday, I felt called to make sacred self-care one of my new moon intentions! I see you, spirit, creepin on my life.
CARD SOURCE: The Emotional Withdrawal card is from The Psychic Tarot oracle deck by John Holland. To read the card’s full description, check out Page 1 and Page 2.
You can’t choose how someone else loves you. You can only trust that they do, in their own imperfect way, and be grateful for that love.
Another way to look at this struggle with relationships – how would you feel if someone else tried to change you? If they made you feel as though they could only love and appreciate you if you loved them a certain way and acted a certain way?
You cannot control others, dear heart. You can only accept them as they are so that you will stop being triggered by everything they are not.
Have grace and compassion – for others and for yourself.
One of your greatest callings in this life, part of your divine purpose for being here, is to JUST LOVE.
No rules. No conditions. No expectations.
Just love others with all that you are, and accept the imperfect love that they are able to offer in return.
Finally, know that part of loving yourself is allowance to release the bonds that are no longer serving you, and to do so from a place of love. Just because you accept someone’s imperfect love does not mean that you need to live with it.
Release your control around love, and allow it to be what it is.
You don’t need to just “be strong” and “handle it on your own.”
Seek out others. Ask for help. Allow them to hold space for you.
If you struggle with receiving support from others, think of it like this – if a good friend or loved one came to you for help, how would you react? Would you turn them away and tell them to just deal with it?
So why do you think that’s how YOU need to handle all situations?
You don’t need to do everything on your own. There is support all around you, even in spirit (or whatever your belief). Seek it out and allow yourself to receive it <3
Why do you openly rejoice and yet silently suffer?
Why do you hide away your pain and struggle?
Why do you isolate when you most need the comfort and support of another?
Because you are afraid.
Afraid to be seen as weak.
Afraid to be judged for your emotions.
Afraid to be ridiculed for your pain.
However, struggling in silence and solitude only prolongs your pain.
You are a being of light, yes, but you are also a being of dark. Each and every person has a shadow side. Darkness and shadow are some of the most beautiful aspects of the human experience.
It may not seem like it in the midst of your pain and struggle, but each and every moment within your life is divinely inspired. There is no wasted time, no wasted experience, no wasted pain.
All is perfectly crafted for your highest good and most divine purpose.
You are loved, both the light and dark sides of you. It is time to stop hiding the struggle. It is time to stop suffering in silence. Cast your shadow, just as you would shine your light, and watch as you inspire others to do the same.
I’ve had what I call a soul altar for years now. I realized early in my spiritual journey that I not only wanted but needed a sacred space that I could go to when I wanted to disconnect from the daily hustle and bustle, ground into my body and experience, and do all the soulful things.
Our space really does affect us.
I was chatting about this to my soulmatebff (and partner in crime in screenwriting and here at TSC) Jess the other day. I was telling her how I had a parade of workers in and out of my apartment for a few days to do some electrical upgrades and how it was taking so much more of a toll on me than I expected.
It wasn’t just the noise and inconvenience (and dust and dirt, oh god, the dust and dirt!), it was having a number of strangers in my space, moving things around, knocking holes in the walls and ceilings, and infusing my usually zen and flowy space with their energy.
My friend shared her own experience with having her sacred space disrupted. She’s enduring some home renovations at the moment, and her usual space for all things relaxation and divine connection was cluttered with tools, supplies, etc., and it was really disrupting her flow and routine (and mental energy!).
This is why people get so into things like feng shui or the Marie Kondo method. We start to realize how this stuff affects us and the change and liberation we can experience if we do something about it.
For me, it took a few years to get my sacred space just right. It used to just be a chair for meditation. Then I got some shelves and did a floor-based altar that caught my eye on Pinterest and wound up being uncomfortable and lacked functionality.
Now I have a spacious desktop altar, with space for my salt lamp, candles, and other spiritual totems AND, most importantly, plenty of space for me to do card spreads and journal. I still have my chair for meditation, right next to my altar – basically half of my bedroom is my zen den, and I love it. It’s my favorite spot in my apartment 🙂
Sooo if you don’t yet have a sacred space – I encourage you to create one. Not only will it be fun to design and set up (especially if you’re an interior design nerd like me), but it will give you that little safe haven that you can escape to when you need to turn off the outside world and take the time and space to go inwards.