What do we most need to know for the coming week?
I’ve had a rough few days with a website project for a client. I’ve been fighting with code and throwing up my hands more than once in frustration and even despair. I worked straight through the Easter weekend. My choice, but necessary if I want to finish a certain number of projects before I leave for the east coast in nine days.
Late yesterday afternoon I turned up this card, the Explorer of Fire, for the week to come. My first thought was a jaundiced, “watch out! she’s gonna get burned!” Then I began to think about the skill and the focus necessary to keep those flaming orbs going. If the firespinner gets upset or pulled off center, she’s going to lose control and very well may get burned.
I began to re-vision myself as calm, cool and collected even as I keep those fiery balls spinning — the balls of course being a metaphor for my many projects, including the difficult coding. I stopped working, went for a walk, cooked a lovely Easter dinner of stir fried veggies, tofu and rice with Craig. Took the evening off and of course everything looks so much better this morning.
It’ll be a busy week, for sure. But I’m confident I can stay calm and centered and keep those fireballs spinning through the air.
How about you, dear reader? How does this card apply to your life?