Artist: Chris-Anne Donnelly
Light Seer: mastering a skill, an expert, craftsmanship, the ‘meraki’ that you put into your work, patience and determination, methodical progress, finding your soul’s purpose
Shadow Seer: seeking shortcuts to your detriment, burning out or giving up, sporadic output, inexperience, needing more skill, perfectionism leading to feelings of inadequacy, not finding joy in work
Message from the 8 of Pentacles
Patience, determination, and pride in your progress are the best ways to ensure your success. Mastering this skill has taken some time, and shortcuts are not the best path forward as you build your dream. Remain dedicated to your own excellence and to developing your unique artform Study, practice, improve, and thrive. Master craftsmen put their ‘meraki’ in their creations. (They weave their love and energy into their creations, leaving a piece of the soul behind in their work.) And they bring this meraki in a consistent, methodical way. They consciously align their soul purpose with their desire to perfect their craft. It’s time for you to really imbue love and joy into their desire to perfect their craft. It’s time for you to really imbue love and joy into anything repetitive that you find yourself doing, and to find flow and pride in the details, no matter what it is that you are working on. If you know in your heart that it’s time to move on to something more inspiring, then find your plan to do so. Often, we feel blocked right before we expand into new ways of knowing and being. Consistent action is called for right now, as is drawing on the energies of experience, time and persistence. One cannot build a life from one day to the next, just as the moon cannot complete a cycle overnight. Have faith that you are moving in the right direction, and dedicate yourself to your path. Remember that arriving at ‘perfection’ is always an illusion, and as you seek to do your very best work, don’t let comparison or impossible standards be the thief of your joy. You are becoming the master of your craft, and finding joy in continuous self-improvement is the energy that will help you get there.
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