Monday, July 25, 2016

Bend A Little

Daily Draw: Santa Fe Tarot ~ Hermit

Pollen Boy on the sun. His mission was to befriend the sun and allow it to take a rest, giving crops and living things also an opportunity to rest without being burnt up.

I'm reminded by this card to remember strong people also need a rest and to offer a hand wherever possible, allowing them to bend a bit instead of breaking.

"Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop."  ~ Ovid 40BC-17AD

7 comments:

  1. Ahh, here is your Hermit card. Maybe a vacation that would be a good respite. Have a great week.

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  2. I am having a staycation :) Rob is in eastern Oregon helping a friend up hay. I'm living in the quilt room!

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  3. In my experience it is the strong not the weak who are most at risk of burnout. But the fallout from my own crash and burn reminds me that a lower threshold for stress is both healthy and responsible. I've been yielding to my hermetic tendencies ever since. Wishing you a lovely week in the quilt room :)

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  4. Stress gets a lot of flack, and it can kill us, but stress is also something wonderful, it gives us little jabs in the brain, helping us finish all the things we Want to do. Once again it comes down to balance... I know when I was a waitress, if it was slow and just one table was full, I'd forget to get back to them, see how they were, space out requests, when the place was packed I performed much better, I could "see" what hadn't been done.

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  5. You're right. Having been a waitress and a shop assistant it's true that service often gets worse when things are quiet but when it's busy the adrenalin kicks in and we swoosh about doing more than we did an hour ago. Just need the optimum stress for my thesis...

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  6. I've never heard of the myth of Pollen Boy before. I wonder if the strong have been told how strong they are for so long, they think they're immune to stress overload. Until they aren't.

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  7. This deck is based on Navajo creation beliefs and I think LeCocq and Huber did a good job with their choices. I'm often amazed when I see how strong some folks have to be. Consider the presidency even, 24 hour constant bombardment of must do, have to.

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