Your chose card no. 2
~ 7 of Pentacles ~
A man gathers the fruits of his labour out in the fields. He looks a little weary, having put energy into preparing his land and tending his crops. However, now he is starting to experience abundance and the rewards of his previous efforts. There is still work to be done, but there is always time to stop and smell the roses.
Projects that have been set in motion need to be followed through. In our daily grind, the monotony of daily mundane, repetitive tasks can make it easy to lose sight of the bigger picture at times. We may get a little restless when stuck in the thick of things. Some despondency may creep in where life appears to have lost its sparkle.
When you find yourself in that state of mind, what can you do to brighten up and shake things up a bit? It's important to allow some space to regain some perspective at times. Remember to remind yourself of how blessed you are, be aware of the abundance around us that we can sometimes take for granted.
Although you may be committed to seeing something through to its end and it feels like a hard slog, take some time to appreciate how far you've come. Remind yourself where you have chosen to head to, remember your 'whys', bring your hopes, goals and dreams to mind. Then return back to the here and now.
Make an intention to be mindful of the blessings to be found in everyday life. Be grateful for your health, your home, your resources. Your loved ones, daily meals and rituals bless you daily. A practice of being thankful expands your sense of abundance. Focusing on this awareness may restore a sense of joy and celebration for what lies on your doorstep, which grows even stronger as your gratitude practice deepens.
A Herbal Tea Blend for Optimism and Cheer
When making herbal tea blend, consider not only the therapeutic action, but how the colour and taste make us feel. For a sense of joyfulness, Lemon Balm has a calming and uplifting effect, delicious in teas, especially fresh, with a touch of zing in its zesty flavour. With its antiviral effects it also has an immune strengthening benefit, to offer a pick me up when run down by the hum drum of life.
Adding a touch of colour may be visually therapeutic. The sunny flashes of yellow and orange of chamomile and marigold flowers bring an element of sunshine to herbal tea blends whether fresh or dried. Watching them swirl in a pot or cup transports you to another world, beaming light to your cuppa. These herbs are settling to the nervous system and soothing to digestion.
Sometimes a little time out to refresh the senses and contemplating a lovingly made cup of tea with a thankful heart is all you need to get back on track.
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