Tarot/Oracle Card of the Day – To you the Earth Yields Her Fruit
The path to abundance begins with recognizing that it is always around you as well as within you. If you cannot be grateful for what you already have, you will never have enough.
We’ve become so accustomed to being or needing to be employed by others that we forget there are other ways to make a living. The earth gives us everything we need to sustain ourselves and we are born with countless abilities within that can be used to serve others. Of course, the way our society is set up makes it far more difficult to obtain and sustain even the basics if we do not play by its rules.
Here’s the deal. There’s an insane amount of people right now who no longer have the job that barely sustained them in the first place and this is only the beginning of our economic difficulties. We need to get creative with what is available to us and readjust our goals.
It was just over a year ago I became unemployed due to health issues. I didn’t make enough in the first quarter of the year to qualify for unemployment payments and everything went downhill quickly after that. I spent two decades running offices and customer service for others and crushing it but the moment I became ill I’d lost everything I’d ever worked for.
I was very blessed to have the people I do in my life. Because of them I was able to move back up north and have a home and family to give me a solid foundation to build a new life. This is still difficult at times because I learned through experience that to entrust your well-being into the hands of another is to invite harsh judgement and another desperate situation once they got sick of you.
I prided myself on my abilities to beat the odds handed to me in life and take care of my family without leaning too much on anyone else to help me. Of course I had my core group of people that helped each other out but I always felt like I gave more than I took.
When I first moved in with my family last year I spent three more months sending out resumes and applications for everything. I was not too proud to apply for anything that was open but I was not getting anywhere. I finally had to stop all together to prepare for surgery.
Some of you know that this was what created Half-Cracked Guru but this is also where my goals changed. No more did I want to rent apartments that sucked up the bulk of my income or fix my credit so I could spend the next 30 years paying on a house that could be taken from me the moment I hit hard times.
I decided my next home will be on wheels that I will purchase outright. I’ve always been a nomad at heart but the daily grind always held my travels somewhere in the future or restricted them to such short periods that they were just a pleasant blip in a stressful timeline.
I do not have a steady income right now but I get to share my love of writing in a way that truly helps others, I never thought I would be able to do that! I do tarot readings and coaching sessions, I’m learning to make jewelry with stones that help with things like anxiety and self confidence, and I’m learning ways to monetize my website. I’m trying to grow some of my own food and I’ve been able to apply my ever-increasing knowledge of natural healing on a somewhat regular basis. All the things I’ve practiced over the years as hobbies are now becoming my way of life and opening me to other ways to sustain myself.
Now I’m not saying you should adopt my goals because you are not me. However, I strongly urge you to reevaluate your goals to include the practice of skills and hobbies that could sustain you should you find yourself penniless and homeless. Do not be too proud to seek help from others as we all need help from time to time and there will be a time when you will have the opportunity to return the favor. You may be situated well enough that you don’t worry about these things but shit happens and it will be much smoother if you are not blindsided.
Bless you if you made it this far in today’s rant! This is not the first time my personal economic story has taken over the daily card but I feel called to really drive the message home. You are capable of more than you think, our existence is more than this strange economic game we feel forced to play, and we need our tribe.
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