That is fairly apparent from the image. We see a woman lying in a pile of autumnal leaves, in a darkly wooded landscape. The sky above looks cloudy and grey on the card, though in the scan we can see a rainbow in the background. The woman is pierced by what look like giant-sized fancy table knives. Yet, amongst all the darkness and sharp implements, the woman wears a white, sleeveless blouse, and an almost blissful expression. And a colourful butterfly sits upon one of the knife handles.
This card, then, speaks of the new beginnings that follow endings, the transformative power of pain, and the ability of the human spirit to grow and seek joy, no matter what the circumstances.
When I first saw this card this morning, I thought of the quote from Macbeth: "Glamis hath murdered sleep... Macbeth shall sleep no more." Thinking on it more, though, I believe what I need to let go of is my feeling of "woe is me" for the state of my sleep. Big Boy has slept poorly for nearly five years now, so it's not likely to change anytime soon. Rather than moaning about it, I need to ask for help a bit more often. After the three day course, yesterday I went and got my Dear One up at 7.15 to take over and let me get a nap in. I don't do it often, but I need to find ways to take the strain off.
I am grateful for possibilities for change.