Three Most Important Things

They are all active and alive and growing. These are things that need to be addressed so I might as well tackle them.

DreamingWay_8WandsToday’s card is not one I enjoy because of the message it brings. It’s not normally a “bad” card but for me, it makes me cringe. Why?

Because it is a card of necessarily fast action. Things coming at me rapid fire. Generally this happens when I’m tired.

Hmm. Do you think there’s a correlation to things coming at me seemingly too fast when I’m tired?

Yeah. Right.

But look at the wands themselves. All but one of them sports greenery. They are all active and alive and growing. These are things that need to be addressed so I might as well tackle them.

The postitioning of the wands generally make me think, “INCOMING!” Instead of ducking and …napping, I need to have a clear head so I can just get things done. This card, for me, is required multi-tasking.

And I am tired today. I also have a lot to get done. I stayed up far too late the other night and only got four hours of sleep. Last night I was in bed by 9 and asleep before 10. Then back up at 6.

I should have been back up at 5, grin.

Still, if I’ve learned anything in this life, I’ve learned how to multi-task.

Leonie Dawson’s workbook+planner encourages me to write down my three most important things for each day. Yesterday’s were “Stay awake.” “Seek joy.” “Go to bed early.”

What will your three most important tasks be today? Can you commit to one of them being “Seek joy?”

180 seconds is all I’m asking of you at first. Then start adding 60 seconds at a time until your day is filled with an attitude of gratitude for seeking joy in everything.

8 of Wands, Dreaming Way Tarot, USGames 2012 (used with permission)

Seek Joy, y’all! Pass it on.

18 thoughts on “Three Most Important Things”

      1. I just use the initial interpretation I wrote as the basis. If it doesn’t feel right to use it there and then, I don’t πŸ™‚ And I prefer the non-traditional people πŸ˜€

  1. Three is doable. I often talk to people who are in stressful situations. I encourage them to find a half an hour a day to do something just for them. If they are smart, they know it is necessary so they can be a more refreshed care giver. Those who are way past, are angry with the suggestion. I wonder if three minutes would also make them angry. Lovely post.

  2. I so enjoy reading your interpretations of the cards, and always feel like I’ve come away with a new understanding. I love your 180-second challenge – in fact it seems so easily do-able I take back the word challenge and replace it with fun invitation. And I’m happy to report Joy is always on my list – I like to keep my feet firmly planted on the joy trail.

  3. I would love to have you read the cards for me sometime! This past week, has had its challenges. πŸ™ But with challenges come growth and lessons, right! Joy will be at the top of my list this week…beginning right now. πŸ™‚

    1. Karen, Llewellyn still publishes and distributes some great Tarot deck. A recent favorite is the Steampunk Tarot. πŸ˜€ I have a huge collection as well. What’s your favorite deck to use?

  4. Ha, I think “go to bed early” is probably one of my three most important things every single day πŸ˜‰ I love that the wands are all bumpy and uneven. It seems to say something about there being variety, even among all the hecticness πŸ™‚ And variety is it’s own kind of joy, at least for my Gemini self!

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