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My general question is related to "financial stuckness". Meaning, I experience so much positive forward momentum, joy and love for my talents; abundance in work and projects...but seriously, my income has remained stagnant for years! I'm seriously worried because I work nearly 24/7, yet can't keep up with rising cost of living. I'm responsible and do all the financially responsible things...life, health, auto, home and phone insurance up to my eyeballs; a modest savings; and donate where/when I can, yet I very little money and energy left over each month for soul-filling activities...travel, art, fun, wine with friends! And forget about saving for retirement!! I'll be working till I meet the grave. I want to retire to Paris, live a humble life in a tiny home/cottage, and write about architecture and art. When will I see financial rewards for all my hard work and value?
I carried this into a reading simplifying my request to the cards like this: What does This Soul need to know in order to create the life she wants, bringing financial ease while balancing the need for security and responsibility?
Your cards are quite stunning, really. They show me that you truly have all the power and ability to manifest your heart’s desire. The love you have for your work and the art of living shines through and I suspect that the beauty you have in life and the steady ability to exist as heartily as you already do was a feat of strength, hard work, and a little bit of magic.
The cards indicate that part of why you feel financially stuck is that you are caught between being grounded in an inner knowing that you are connected to a lineage of feminine power and magic which grants you a calm ability to do whatever you want while conversely operating in a world that values work done in a logical, black and white, more traditionally “masculine” manner. Unconsciously, you may feel daunted by some societal requirement that you climb the imaginary ladder to financial freedom, stubbing your shins along the way, fretting, clamoring, paying dues.
But your path is already laid out, already steadily providing you with everything you need. Because you are capable and strong, both in a feminine and masculine way, you have the intuition to get you there and the skill to match anyone who challenges you along the way. In the realm of time and space, you are already living in Paris, already dedicating your hours to art and architecture.
It is only fear that holds you back. This fear is rich, deep, tempting you daily to believe that what you know and are isn’t enough to create the life you want, scaring you into believing you will lose everything, maybe even your life, if you remove the shackles of conventional thought and dare to own your power, your magic, your ability to truly do what you came here to do, what you are allowed to do, what you are blessed to do.
So, to answer your question, “When will I see financial rewards for all my hard work and value?”
I believe that you will see those financial rewards when you stop expecting the path to be hard and thank your fear for serving you well up till now and send it on its way. The cards tell me that you have talent, love, and magic on your side. You would also do well to own your vision of the life you seek, is it a cottage life or Paris? Is it a garret apartment that feels like a cottage floating above the rooftops with a steady income for books and wine and weekends on the coast in a cottage by the sea?
Dare to believe every bit of your dream is yours for the asking. If small and humble is truly what you want, make sure the expression of that is generous and a true, uncomplicated representation of what you truly deserve in this beautiful life you are living.
If you can let go of fear (maybe even a soupcon of guilt, perhaps) that you aren’t allowed to create the fabulous life you dream of, you’ll be drinking wine at a corner table in a cafe on a cobbled street in Montmartre in no time!