In the Gaian Tarot Circle, we’ve been studying one Gaian Major Arcana card a month. This month’s card is the Gardener (aka the Empress). Even though I created this card a few years back and know it intimately, I’m finding it has new and timely messages for me. A couple of nights ago, a group of us from the GTC had a conversation about the Gardener card on a teleseminar call.
The key insight that emerged for me during the call is that the Gardener card is my exact model for how I want my business to be. There's clearly been an enormous amount of work done — look Ma, no weeds! — but the Gardener has co-created with the nature spirits and with Mama Gaia Herself to create a lush, fertile, abundant garden. And . . . she is relaxed, happy, healthy, and enjoying the "fruits of her labors"! And she is pregnant with her next project . . .
I’m a Capricorn and a triple earth-sign to boot, so I have a tendency towards overwork and work-aholism. Sometimes I feel guilty for taking an entire weekend off. (I know, I know . . .) So I’m very excited to have this card as a model for how I want my business to be. Abundant, prolific, lots of hard work done . . . and I’m taking time to relax and enjoy it all. Oh yeah!
There’s nothing more powerful than a clear vision of how you want your life and your business to be. If you don’t know where you’re going, how can you possibly get there?
Many moons ago — well, back in the early 80’s — I read a book that had an enormous impact on my life. That book was Wishcraft: How to Get What You Really Want by Barbara Sher. I still have my original copy with all my notes scribbled in the margins. I don’t think I did all the exercises in the book, but the one I did do (more than once) is the “Ideal Day” exercise. This was incredibly powerful for me, because it allowed me to dream about what I really wanted for my life. Back in the early 80’s the highlights of my “Ideal Day” were: