|Well Worn Path and Hidden Path cards (Llewellyn, 2005&2007)|
©Raven Grimassi, Stephanie Taylor, Mickie Mueller
What I see here is that currently I'm in a pretty good place, spiritually speaking. I am able to harvest the fruits of my hard work and dedication (Mabon). What I must avoid, though, is to focus so much on doing, on manifesting and creating (Pentagram). Instead, I need to foster an attitude of just being, rooted in the present (Tree in Summer).
On the one hand, this is something I have been focusing on a lot, meditating daily and doing plenty of body/mind exercise such as yoga and Pilates. On the other hand, it's also true that I often go off in my thoughts to things I want to do, new ideas and plans, as a way of escaping some of the more difficult aspects of my everyday life. It's not daydreaming, as I often put these plans into effect, but it's also not really living in the present.
I did a path working into the cards to help me explore what is blocking me, and realised that I'm terrified of putting down roots, of being locked in place with no escape. It's weird because, overall, I love my life, and I wouldn't change even the really hard bits, most of the time. Yet I still feel like I need that mental escape when times are tough, though sometimes my creativity and planning actually make the tough times harder in that I don't sleep because I'm thinking about things (even if they are good things).
So, I cast a spell to help me become more tree-like, and will reinforce it regularly :)