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Today I drew Scythe + House + Book. This feels incredibly relevant to me. Looking at the pairs: Scythe + House - physical surgery; House + Book - body wisdom.
I had surgery on Wednesday, nothing too major. These cards remind me, firstly that even something like this has the potential to bring wisdom - we learn from all our experiences, and often the harder they are, the more learning they bring. So, I should look for that learning, for that silver lining.
Secondly, they tell me to pay special attention to the wisdom of my body. I was told to avoid strenuous exercise for ten days. However, yesterday I'd already gone three days without working out, and was jonesing. So, I did a quite mellow, light cardio, light weights workout. I worried a little that I shouldn't, and wondered where the edge was between good and too much, but overall felt great after it. WARNING: potential TMI: About 9 hours later, I was on the toilet and "pushed", and after that, I had a little light bleeding. My conclusion: mild workouts okay, "pushing" to be avoided!
Hopefully, though, I can listen to my body and hear more subtle messages than: you're bleeding, back off! It's a tough one for me, for years I did my best to ignore what my body was telling me. I over-exercised, under-ate, and then binged. My signals are still pretty screwy, but I'm getting better. And this seems like it's another lesson in listening to my body. Not just in how I exercise, but perhaps at a deeper level...