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Weight Loss Tarot Journal - The Craving - The Binge - The Starting Over - Oracle of the 7 Energies

September 30, 2020
Weight Loss Tarot Journal
How I am feeling about last night’s binge.
20 - A Merry Motive
Deck used - Oracle of the 7 Energies
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I am definitely not feeling good about the binge. I brought it on myself. After feeling good about my progress so far (12 pounds down in 7 weeks)  and proud about keeping myself on the straight and narrow, I fell to the temptation of my favorite homemade cookies. 
The Craving and the Binge
Before I started my Bright Line Eating program (no sugar - no flour),  I had previously made and frozen a lot of cookies for my hubby. That way, I wouldn’t need to make more while I wasn’t yet strong on my eating plan. As each package has come out of the freezer for him, I resisted them all. But for some reason, I felt compelled to eat these. I didn’t have any cravings in the days following, so I thought I would get by unscathed. Last night proved me wrong. 
I didn’t realize, when I got into the car to head home from my daug…

Weight Loss Tarot Journal - Impatiently Waiting For a Weight Plateau To Shift - 4 of Swords - Druidcraft Tarot

September 29, 2020

Weight Loss Tarot Journal
Frustration with a weight loss plateau
deck used - The Druidcraft Tarot
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I know just how this guy feels!
On Sept. 3, I posted about a 10 pound weight loss. I was so happy about that. But now, 3 ½ weeks later, I am only down another 2 pounds. Disappointing! I had hoped to be down at least  another 4 pounds by now, but here I sit, trying not to get frustrated and depressed that my body is not losing at a constant warp speed. Like most everyone else on a weight loss journey, I want the pounds to melt off overnight. 
I keep track of my weight almost daily. It gives me a lot of information and reassurance that I am on the right track. By watching this process analytically, I have been learning to have a grudging respect for the plateaus. They give my body time to adjust at each new level, even if the level is only a pound. On a graph, my weight loss looks like a slowly descending jiggly line. While I want that l…

30 Day Tarot Challenge - Week 4.5 - September 27-30, 2020 - The Spacious Tarot

The last few days of the 30 Day Tarot Challenge! Where does the time go? I thoroughly enjoy our Facebook Tarot group of the same name and our two Tarot challenges each year. We are Tarot readers of all levels and we learn so much through sharing our daily card meanings and how they apply to our lives. It’s a great learning process for all of us.
My daily Challenge cards and interpretations will be included here on my blog and the deck used will continue to be The Spacious Tarot.  I received this deck a couple days before this Challenge began and have been learning it as I go. It is an amazingly accurate deck, with a soft, honest voice, and it has brought out some incredible insights. My thanks to its creators, Carrie Mallon and Annie Ruygt. It is a work of art and depth and I can highly recommend it.
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Day 27 - September 27, 2020 Question - A good message for …

30 Day Tarot Challenge - Week 4 - Sept 20-26, 2020 - The Spacious Tarot

As we move into the last 10 days of the 30 Day Tarot Challenge, I can’t believe it has passed so quickly. As in the previous weeks, my daily Challenge cards and interpretations will be included here on my blog and the deck used will be The Spacious Tarot. This is a new deck for me and I am getting to know it as I move through this Challenge. The depth of insights this sparse artwork style is bringing has been a constant joy and amazement. I’m having a lot of fun with it.  ___________________________________________________
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Day 20 - September 20, 2020 Question - Something I should be aware of today _____

2 of Swords reversed - The Spacious Tarot
Two swords at crossed blades stand frozen in the snow, suggesting a conflicted position. The reversed image shows the conflict is happening in my inner world. A rising sun in the distance shows a thaw is taking place. This does reflect me.
Today I will be driving a very…

On the Passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg - Tender Embrace - Oracle of the 7 Energies

September 19, 2020
Processing the loss of beloved Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
deck used -Oracle of the 7 Energies
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I am feeling double gut-punched at last night’s loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and what is coming politically as a result. The vultures are circling. 
I chose this deck today because it taps into healing energies, something much needed here in the USA. Tender Embrace references love and compassion for others, making sure not to forget that for ourselves as well. Justice Ginsburg‘s arena was the legal system and within it she chose a personal path of empathy, care and compassion for her fellow man. Because of her commitment to leveling the playing field for all of us, she left a powerful wake of reverberating effects in our nation. She made a huge, positive difference in our lives.
I see in this card the best way to honor her will be to hug ourselves and each other, recognize our connections, and then pick up her gauntle…

Weight Loss Tarot Journal - The Birthday Cake Agenda - 9 of Wands - Tarot of the Golden Wheel

September 12, 2020
Weight Loss Tarot Journal
The Birthday Cake Agenda and How I Feel About Avoiding The Cake
9 of Wands
Tarot of the Golden Wheel
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I have been on my eating plan for 5 weeks, now, and am down 11 pounds. I am really happy with how this plan is working for me and my success at finding ways around the stumbling blocks of previous weight loss efforts.
One very big stumbling block has been the foods at family gatherings, especially birthday parties, with those yummy cakes. I faced that dilemma yesterday with a bit of trepidation and a quasi-plan in place. First and foremost... don’t eat the cake! 
Yay, I did not eat the cake! My quasi-plan was to observe the cake from afar and try not to get a whiff of it. Smells of a trigger food can be a trigger for me, especially when it comes to sugar. So I basically avoided being close enough to smell it. That worked well. I also noticed I was not tempted to have a piece of cake and was very happy to see…

30 Day Tarot Challenge - Week 3 - Sept 13-19, 2020 - The Spacious Tarot

These Tarot Challenges progress so quickly. Today - Sept. 13 - begins our third week. My norm, as in previous weeks and Challenges, is that my daily Challenge cards and interpretations will be included here on my blog. The deck I am using throughout this Challenge is the second edition of The Spacious Tarot. This is a new deck for me. It arrived 2 days before this Challenge began and I am enjoying getting to know it as I go. The artwork in this RWS-tradition deck has been bringing out some absolutely amazing insights. Kudos to its creators, Carrie Mallon and Annie Ruygt.
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WEEK THREE  September 13-19, 2020 ___________________________________________________
Day 13 - September 13, 2020 Question -A message for today

The Sun - The Spacious Tarot
A turning toward the inner and outer suns. This feels like a two-fold message; a nudge to get back to prioritizing my inner world and a reminder that I want to be sure to get outside for a walk in the sun…