7 of Cups | Strength |The Wheel of Fortune
Find a quiet place in your home and look for a comfortable place to sit. You can choose a chair or the floor but firmly plant you sit-bone down. Sit up straight, but root yourself. Close your eyes and take a deep breath in through your nose and hold it for 5 seconds and release your breath through your mouth. Repeat this a couple of times. Calm down. Now ask yourself: What is the source of my anger, frustration or unhappiness? Why do I avoid finding healthy or constructive solutions to my problems? Where in my life do I give my power away? Where are the energy leaks? What recreational activities deplete me?
Sometimes anger or frustration needs to be expressed, but compulsive or explosive anger is something that needs to be soothed. You might have a very good reason to feel the rage you do, but the only way you will improve your situation is by being accountable for your own actions. Rage typically doesn’t improve ones relationships and compulsive or escapist behavior such as excessive eating, drinking, drug use or late-night escapades can deplete you mentally, physically, emotionally and energetically. Look for ways to strike a balance between control and compulsion. If there is someone in your life who makes you see red, take some time off from this person and concentrate on yourself. You are not fated to a life of imbalance or addiction. Don’t let impulsive or compulsive behavior ruin your health.
Pay attention to your heart. How are you over indulging? Where can you trim the fat? For a period of time reduce your alcohol and caffeine consumption. Cut down on fatty meats and processed foods and eat and drink more living foods. If you reach for something to drink let it be water with lemon or herbal tea. Eat a balanced diet with lots of green heart-healthy vegetables, fruit and whole grains. It might even be appropriate for you to lean towards a semi-vegetarian diet for a period of time until you become better balanced. As far as movement, look for exercise that soothes you. Yoga, casual biking, walking – gentle movements that exercise your heart without ‘revving you up”. Socially, you should spend time with friends you get along with who make you feel calm. Last but not least, look for healthy ways to express your emotion. The emotion I believe you are avoiding feeling is sadness. Watch some sad movies and cry it out. Crying is cathartic. Release the grief. If you do this, I believe you will see a change for the better. You have the power to change your life. Take control.