I haven't had time to post for the past few days. The cards above represent my draws for each of the past three days (today included). I drew Gaia two days ago, and then again today. The Flame Tree was yesterday's draw.
Gaia is, according to the accompanying book, "the most powerful card in this deck". It talks about having a deep spiritual connection with the earth and loving the earth and fellow creatures which inhabit it. This card, basically Mother Earth, reminds me of the Empress card in tarot. It also reminded me of taking care of my own well-being, physically and spiritually. The fact that the Flame Tree card was sandwiched between the two Gaia draws confirms this for me.
Flame Tree was the card I started the week out with. Yesterday it signified another something new I am embarking on. I have changed my eating habits to follow Jorge Cruise's plan. I never realized how much sugar was hidden in foods, and that even when I thought I was making healthy choices, I was actually taking in about a week's worth of sugar per day! So for the first two days of following his plan, I was extremely lethargic and had a slight headache, due to the sugar detox, I assume. That's part of the reason I didn't post... I didn't have the energy to do anything. But now I feel really good.
I started on Jorge Cruise's plan because it specifically targets belly fat. When I gain weight, that's where I gain it. And that's the most dangerous place to hold extra weight. On my dad's side of the family, there is history of big bellies and diabetes and heart disease, so I need to be really mindful of that. I don't want to get a huge gut like other members of my family, so I'm going to try to get healthy and maintain it while I only have a mere couple of inches to lose. I have always had a sweet tooth, for chocolate in particular. But it never occurred to me that something like 100% fruit/vegetable juice would contain several days worth of sugar! While I'm not a fan of diets, I can appreciate nutritional information that will help me to make wiser choices when it comes to eating healthier (Wisdom and Knowledge both being keywords on the Gaia card.).
Deck: Gaia Oracle (by Toni Carmine Salerno, published by Blue Angel Gallery)
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