Artist: Chris-Anne Donnelly
Light Seer: a time of deep rest, transmutation of shadow, burnout, taking a brief holiday from your reality, healing, recuperation, self-love, introspection
Shadow Seer: danger of burnout, stagnation, a need to dedicate your energy to self-care, not stopping long enough to recover, long-term effects of stress
Message from the 4 of Swords
You must finally make the time to rest. This deep nesting period in your life marks a pause – an interval of deep healing and self-care. More than just integral to your wellness, it is integral to your being at this time. The 4 of Swords is calling for deep rest and quiet regeneration of your body, mind and spirit. The options for finding this peace are many. You can make space in your life for deeper sleep, or for other restorative practices like meditation, journaling, dreamwork, therapy, or energy healing, et cetera. How you heal is your choice, but you must consciously decide to rest and process. Make sense of where you are, and direct your energy towards your own healing before sprinting ahead. Life can be tumultuous and demanding, and we tend to favor action and hustle over quiet healing and regeneration. The only person who can really direct your own radical is you. You are being called to tend to your wounds and quite possibly your very bruised heart. Your nest will grow around you as you sleep, and the landscape of your life will shift beautifully as you fall into your own rejuvenating cocoon. In your dream state, you will transmute and transform your experiences, and emerge renewed, whole and ready to rise. But first, it’s time to rest. You may be on the verge of burnout, and this is a very real message that you need to slow down. Sweet dreams, sweet chickadee.
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