Oracle of the Day: 8 of Cups

Leaving an attachment

Leaving an attachment

Positive Affirmation of the Day:

I can walk away from things that no longer serve me.

Central theme of your writing piece for the day:

8 of cups forces you to take a look at the spiritual side of yourself.  In this card, you see a man walking away from the glittering cups.  This serves as a reminder to walk away from things in life once in a while and retreat.  Take this time to consult with your spirit guides.

Writing Focus:

Is there a project that you’re working on and it feels as if you’re no longer happy with where it is going?

Are you unhappy with the present course of action you’re taking towards a scene in your book?

Do you have everything you want, but for some reason there is no *real* satisfaction with what you have?

8 of cups is letting you know that sometimes it’s okay to walk away from what you’re working on so you can move onto another project.  At first, that one book idea you came up with might have been perfect for the time you thought of it.  However, now you’re in a different phase in your life.

It’s time to put away all of your ideas so you can search for another idea that might be more aligned with where you are in life.  You might not know what that idea might be, but allow your intuition to guide you.  Give yourself permission to follow those feelings.

Keep in mind, you can always return to your former projects.  Just because those projects do not serve you right now, doesn’t mean they won’t be useful later.

Dare You To Take Action Prompt:

Give yourself permission to follow your instincts and intuition to abandon a few projects that you were once passionate about to pursue a new passion.  Try to think of those small projects you worked on as a warm up for the bigger project.

A practice run if you will.

We all have work that has never seen the light of day.  Why?  They are our own personal works and some pieces of writing was never meant to be shared.  Meaning, some things we choose to keep private.

I like to think of all those “never published short stories/journals” by some famous author that has surfaced a decade later.  Who knows? That could be you.

Take a leap of faith and leave an attachment that no longer serves you.

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