You know, when I went to read my Oracle Cards this morning, I didn’t really realize just how perfect it would apply for all of 2020. The card I pulled was Shakti reversed, and the explanation for what that meant was this: “Sometimes people and situations come into your life as the kind of change agents that turn your life upside down.”
It was supported by Lilith reversed as the Shadow Card (the one on the bottom of the deck, you know, the one you subconsciously put down at the bottom because you are trying to hide it from yourself). It suggests that I fear being truly Independent and that I am drawn to other people’s chaos so that (basically) I don’t have to deal with my own stuff.
In a lot of ways, real life is like a story. You can have a Meet Cute in real life, or find some foreshadowing to a plot twist or two… if you know where to look, that is. You might even get your happily ever after.
And that’s the goal, isn’t it? To achieve some goal and enter into a state of happily ever after?
But how do you get there? And is there ever really a “happily ever after?”
Some of you who have been around for a while might be wondering why, all of a sudden, this blog has taken a much more… preachy isn’t the right word, but it’s the closest… a much more preachy tone of late.
Well, I have been strong in my faith for a while, but it wasn’t until all this CoVid-19 stuff started happening that I had an opportunity to really look at how active a roll my spirituality was taking in my life.
An event happened at the beginning of this whole lockdown/quarantine situation that really gave me some perspective.
And no, the actual quarantine isn’t the event I’m talking about, though it has given me the time to absorb, reflect, and respond in a way that led to this blog reboot.
Good day, my fellow coffee share peeps! Today we’re having coffee in my brother’s house (still… I’ve been here for the last 2 months). I’ve got green tea, Earl Grey, and iced tea for my tea drinkers, and there’s a Keurig and pods with a nice dark roast for those of you who really want the java. So come on in, make yourself comfy, and let’s chat a while.
Over Lughnasadh, I mentioned that I’ve found a way to balance my “real life” with my “spiritual life” using a Bullet Journal. My “real life” includes all those little tasks that are boring but necessary… like chores and a job, whereas my “spiritual life” is what I used to call all the little things I’m drawn to, including my creativity and my desire to help people.
The last few years, I’ve learned that those “real life” tasks are often in the category of “executive functioning skills,” and that is one of those areas where some people on the spectrum (myself included) struggle.
So what exactly are “Executive Functioning Skills?” And how can a bullet journal help?