@MeganB omg how this rings true for my situations this yr, and the upcoming months into 2023. Its gonna be a struggle but we WILL get there.
@Sarafeena_Sage – It really looks like a lot more work hopefully one day in the future we get a year that isn’t so crazy hectic! I’m glad you like the download! I hope it’s helpful for you
@Mistress_Of_Herbs – Yes, we WILL get there! I’m claiming that for sure!
Wow, seems like we’ll be going deeper and darker yet, wonder if we’ll be hitting bottom yet… our conflict-ridden material reality on one side and our own shadow on the other coming closer, our egos are really going to have less and less room to breathe. I’m just going to trust that it’s exactly what we need right now. If we would’ve wanted it easy we would not have incarnated in the first place!
I’m glad I’ve already had a good start with my Existential Kink practice, as Malkuth / Samsara is not going to be pulling any punches to make us feel small and thoroughly dominated! Whatever comes, staying present in our body, no dissociation, no judgement. Complete honesty and responsibility of our subjective reality. Feeling into that deep unconscious part of us loving what it’s experiencing, no matter how shameful or out of character. We’ll not only get through this, but enjoy the ride, as there’s really no other like this. That’s our resolution for 2023, no more, no less.
Oh geez, I really, really hope not I prefer my landings to be cushy and soft, not rock hard bottom!
I love this! Your practice of existential kink is super interesting to me and something I’m gonna look into further. I’m like you – I’ve gotta trust that this is the direction that we need to be going in right now in order to create a much better future for ourselves
Me too! Sometimes life likes to play rough though
I’m happy to hear it resonated It’s given me a whole new powerful and fun tool to shape how I experience my reality, to do the Great Work, making the unconscious conscious. Becoming less reactive and more relaxed and loving, and gaining more focused will for magickal workings as well.
You can read the first few chapters from the book here! I got the link from the author’s email list, which sometimes has free course offerings too.
She also has a podcast: Sleep Over with Carolyn Elliott & Laila Bernhardt on Apple Podcasts
Content warning: they talk about sex, a lot, some of it is quite graphic but it’s always relevant to the matter, sometimes painfully so
I feel you
@MeganB yessssss, me too
Thank you for the reading! I do enjoy your interpretations. And now I have your booklet to help with my own readings too - thanks!
This! This! So much of this! Reminders for myself to just be still and breathe. It’s when I give myself a chance to pause and just reflect without adding to the chaos, that I can find beauty and spots of peace and almost “happiness”. It’s there, but I tend to make the hard and heavy days seem much larger than they are. I’ll keep that in mind
One thing that my therapist has me doing at the beginning of every day is finding three things to be grateful for and writing them down. She says this helps to elevate our mood first thing in the morning so that when the chaos does eventually happen, we’re already in an elevated mood and will be better equipped to handle things!
I also like to set an intention at the beginning of the day, usually just a few words. Yesterday’s was “Get some rest,” and a few days ago it was “Just breathe!”
These all go in my planner so I see them all day long and it’s a good reminder for me!
@MeganB I use a Panda Planner from Rocketbook and I love it because listing 3 things to be greatful for and making an affirmation statement is at the top of the page - it’s the first thing I do before I start making my to-do list and flushing out my schedule for the day. I got it on Amazon, and I like the sustainable/reusable aspect of Rocketbook.
That’s really awesome!
I’ve used a Rocketbook notebook in the past and I just couldn’t do the texture of the paper. It wasn’t working for me at all lol but I also love the sustainable aspect of Rocketbook!
O dear… Another roller coaster ride
Thanks for posting this. I used this spread to do a yearly read for myself, as I want to see where my upcoming year will go. As you all know (if you read my posts that is, lol), I had a pretty rough end to 2022 and feel the only way is up.
well the cards were mixed for me. I have the results if anyone wants to see them and see if I’m on the right track with my interpretations.
thank you for posting this, it is greatly appreaciated
I did a reading with one of my dragon oracle decks for the dragons’ advice if 2023 will be full of conflict.
And I drew Culmination - Completion and Renewal, Bliss - Cherishing the Day, Trust - Love and Friendship, and The Self - Gathering Your Power.
Culmination invites us to congratulate ourselves on a job well done for all that we’ve accomplished (which goes hand-in-hand for 2022 as we could expect our goals having manifested that year).
Bliss reminds us that each day, from sunrise to sunset is a gift. Even when things are tough, take a moment to remind yourself that you have lived to see another day from time and time and celebrate that with something (or someone) that you love.
Trust asks us to take care of the relationships that we already have (and let go of the ones that do nothing for us and cultivate new ones) for love and friendship can make life better (and make difficult times easier).
And finally, The Self reminds us to take care of ourselves, for that has a great effect our energy. Remember to practice self-care, and grow in self-knowledge and self-esteem. Learn who you are— what are your values and morals, what are your limits, and what goals do you want to manifest? Is there anything about yourself that you need to change or improve on (shadow work can reveal that).
@yolande1 – It looks like it! At least we have the information now to prepare
@Kasandra – That’s such a helpful perspective – thank you for doing an extra reading and sharing your interpretation!
You know, for my personal yearly reading, my goals, obstacles, and theme all have to do with self-care and burnout recovery. It looks like I’m not the only one dealing with this. It’s a great reminder to enjoy ourselves and not get swept away in the chaos of life. We need that self-care!
Oh wow! Im only just now getting to read this, and it is so on point with what has been going on in my life this year. Looks like we’re in for a rough one!
Hey @mandi1 I’m glad it’s making sense for you but yeah, looks like a rough year! I also do monthly updates, too. Here’s the one for March!
I hope the year isn’t too bad for you and that your own readings (if you do them) give you some more clarity.
@MeganB Ok, just seen this. Funny I don’t see this as a negative reading, challenging for sure but not negative. I’ve been through such a change of whole life circumstances, faith, family, home, finances over the past couple of years, this reading to me feels like a fine tuning of all the hard times, and a reminder not to get stuck in a rut. To flow with the ups and downs of life, and for me to get my head out of the clouds (I tend to see through Rosey spectacles then get disllusioned when it isn’t like that). It’s a very wise reading. Forewarned is forearmed. Thankyou for this. Be interesting to see how or if it changes throughout the year. Blessings
Challenging seems to be the right word for it I really like your interpretation – over the course of my monthly check-ins, it does feel like we’re fine-tuning some of the things we’ve been through.
I hope you’ll follow along with the check-ins I’ve done so far! I do them right before the beginning of each month and the June 2023 Collective Reading Check-In has just been posted!
Thankyou, yes I’ll take a look. Thankyou for doing these readings lovely.
You’re very welcome! I look forward to doing these readings every year and month!