Hand with Seeds - Accepting Responsibility
The Amulet drawn for today is Hand with Seeds – Accepting Responsibility.
This image had been taken from wall paintings found while excavating the ancient city of Catal Huyuk in Western Turkey. This neolithic community was founded over 9000 years ago.These particular prints have an open area on the palm with some dots drawn in the center. At this time, one can only speculate what these dots represent.
The meaning here is quite clear – you hold the seeds of growth within your hands. Whatever may be going on in your life, take responsibility for it.
If you’ve been holding an idea in your hands, now is the time to plant it. To let it take root And grown.
I have been thinking a lot this morning about my reasons for taking part in the Race for Life to raise money for Cancer Research UK. It’s a good cause in itself, but my reasons are a bit less altruistic.
I’m taking part because I want to get fit. On the other hand, I really dislike the idea of exercising just for the sake of exercising. I knew when I made a goal of becoming fit that I needed a lot more motivation than “To become healthier”. That sort of motivation would not take me very far. Knowing that I was preparing for a 5K walk/run (I don’t plan on running this, not with my knees!) to raise money for a good cause has kept me motivated though.
So, how does this relate back? I’m thinking about getting healthy. I have the seeds for that within my grasp – a membership in a lady’s only gym, DVDs, the Wii with Wii Fit+, loads of places where I can walk.
It’s time to stop thinking about getting fit, and do it! It’s time to take responsibility for my self. Plant the seeds of fitness which I hold within my grasp, and nurture those seeds as they grow.