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July 23: What do I lose when I push myself too hard?
Knower of Cups, Nine of Cups, Student of Cups

Tranquility and calm
The ability to hold emotional space
Intuitive knowledge
Emotional connection
Contentment and gratitude
Yikes! I guess the cards really wanted to drive this point home. This is something I know about myself intellectually, but for some reason I have a hard time getting the information to translate into action. I know that I contract and become impatient, defensive, and prickly when I don’t get the rest I need (#crablife). I also know that I can’t hold compassionate space for others very well when I’m exhausted.

The last card I drew and these ones really drive home for me how necessary it is for me to make time to recharge my batteries, and refill my own cup. Try as I might, I can’t pour from an empty cup. I lose all the aspects of myself that I love most when I don’t take time for rest.

Affirmation: Rest is vital for me to be the best version of myself.

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