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Pre-Retreat Madness

In about 12 hours I’ll be on a plane heading from Portland, OR to Milwaukee, WI for my Soulful Proprietor Retreat. Spent most of today adding the final touches of packing, and getting the house clean (I like to come home to a clean house). It’s part of my pre-anxiety flight and trip planning. I love trips but I don’t like the anxiety it builds in me. I always feel like I may be left behind, even when people (like Theresa) have told me over and over again that I’ve been taken care of.

So, in preparation for the trip, I’ve gone to my tarot deck to answer the following questions:

1. What can I do to minimize the trip anxiety?
2. What should I focus on at the retreat?
3. What will the retreat give back to me?

And these are the three cards I pulled:
1. What can I do to minimize the trip anxiety?

5 of Pentacles from The Shadowscapes Tarot by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law
5 of Pentacles from The Shadowscapes Tarot by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

The Five of Pentacles. Ah, this card and I are close friends… usually it refers to my depression and how I normally feel. However, it reminds me to seek inner wisdom, to connect to my center and to my goddess and the spirituality I feel. This retreat is a combination between play, work, and relaxation. It’s going to help me move forward and blend the three of my life’s passions together to help me give back to those who need help.

2. What should I focus on at the retreat?

9 of Swords from The Shadowscapes Tarot by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law
9 of Swords from The Shadowscapes Tarot by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

Nine of Swords. The first thing that strikes me about this card is to clear the clutter, push through my fears and know that I’m here to expose myself to new business practices that can really help me. Stop being afraid and just take the plunge.

3. What will the retreat give back to me?

5 of Wands from The Shadowscapes Tarot by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law
5 of Wands from The Shadowscapes Tarot by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

Five of Wands. Normally, this card relates to the chaos and confusion that goes on when I have too many new ideas I’m also looking forward to the shake up in both my spiritual world and business life. However, I get a sense of playfulness when I see this card for this question. I’m going to be immersing myself with 24 wonderful women who also have a passion for what they do. I get to learn for each and every one of these ladies and share with them my thoughts. This retreat will energize me and hopefully, flood my head with new techniques, ideas, and a crew of ladies I can trust and go to for help and advice in the future.

More tomorrow when after I landed in Wisconsin, enjoy a hot chocolate, and get settled into the Retreat Center.

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