Today’s card is the Seven of Summer.
In this card we see a Fairy woman in a hat shop trying on hats. She has lots of choices around her and I get the feeling she might have been at this for a while. She is in the process of choosing the hat she likes best and she’s going to take her time in doing so!
When you choose a hat you tend to look through all the choices that are available and then choose the one that you like the best. The one that serves you the best.
What if we think of our thoughts as hats?
What if we apply the same logic in choosing our thoughts as we would our hats?
We wouldn’t choose a hat that we didn’t like. People are seriously fussy about hats, have you ever noticed that? Even when it comes to finding a hat for some practical purpose, like keeping our heads warm when outside in the winter, we still take the time to choose the one we like best.
What if we took the same care in choosing our thought as we do in choosing our hats?
What if we chose our thoughts out of those available to us based on how much we liked them?
Another thing about hats – we can take them on and off at will! What if we saw our thoughts as something we can take on and off at will?
You can, you know.
Some thoughts are harder to get off just like some hats are. (Think of those fancy little hats that have to be pinned on through the hair.) Some thoughts are harder to keep in place. (Ever had a hat that the wind just kept grabbing off your head?) Even in these cases, though, there are ways!
You are empowered to choose your thoughts.
Practicing choosing your thoughts makes it more natural and easier over time. What better time to start than now. Start to practice choosing your thoughts based on how much you like them. Try them on, see how they make you feel. See how they serve you. Choose thoughts that feel good. That serve you. Choose thoughts that are flattering, fun, and that you WANT to wear.
Remember, you wouldn’t want to wear a hat that wasn’t these things, so why wear a thought that isn’t as well.
Oh, and don’t forget that hats are a very personal thing. What I like and what you like or what I think suits me and what you think suits you can be different! You wouldn’t likely let someone choose a hat for you that you didn’t also like yourself. The same goes for thoughts! Choose for yourself! Have your own style and flair.
It’s YOUR hat!
“May you see your thoughts as hats. May you know that you can take them on and off at will. May you know that you are empowered to choose. May you choose thoughts that feel best and serve you best. May you choose thoughts you like!”
“I see my thoughts as hats. I can take them on and off at will. I am empowered to choose. I choose thoughts that feel best and serve me best. I choose thoughts I like!”
On a side note here, I have a favorite author, Gail Carriger, who has a wonderfully individual character when it comes to her choices in hats, no matter what anyone else might think of them. They are outrageous hats but she unflappingly loves them, wears them and owns the wearing of them! I was inspired a bit by that character today in writing this. The books are a lot of fun and I highly recommend them. They are the Parasol Protectorate Series by Gail Carriger.