First off, I must be sure to acknowledge that the essence of this layout comes from my partner John. His work over the last years has fixated on brining green and sustainable solutions to the practical areas of our lives: energy use, housing, green jobs, computing, ect. While there has been a lot of talk about greening these areas, there has been less support for those working in green business to bring their products and services to market, and with this challenging economy, individuals have less to invest in green. After many years of pushing full tilt on various projects, he is re-assessing how he can best use his energy and skills. Yesterday, he began reflecting on how the green mantra of Reduce-Reuse-Recycle could also apply to our personal energy.
I was intrigued and the idea just started to call out for reflection questions and a Tarot spread.
On the personal level, a focus on Reducing invites you to look at areas where you just shouldn’t bother expending energy; keep it for yourself! Reusing energy calls for looking at places, past and present, in your life where there is existing energy waiting to be used more productively. Re-cycling of personal energy is an interesting concept. I can’t help but imagine the shape shifting possibilities of taking old, worn out energies and transforming them into a something different that better aligns with the life one would like to lead.
I developed a six card spread for exploring these concepts.
- Where should I stop directing my energy in order to support greater personal sustainability?
- How can I make this change in how I direct my energy?
- What energy is already available to me to draw upon for greater effectiveness?
- How can I access this energy?
- How can I shift my energy use into a different form to open up new possibilities in my life?
- What / who can help me make this shift?
If you have Tarot cards, you might want to try this spread out for yourself. If you don’t have cards, mediating or journaling on these questions on their own would be valuable. Or make an appointment with me and we can explore them together!
I’d love to hear what people find.