The Three of Pentacles reversed shows a monastery and a young man learning his craft, thereby depicting the need to level up our skills.
The Three of Pentacles Reversed
In life, some of us are fast learners and some of us need to catch up the pace. Perhaps you’ve studied before and have been challenged. “Why does this not make sense?”
Lessons require repetition. Some things come easy and others take time to process.
It’s easy to get frustrated, disappointed or worse – humiliated. We see others achieving success and learning things relatively easy, yet we struggle.
We need to accept that sometimes our difficulties will come to the surface. We’re then left with two choices: We can grow (and this requires work) or we can retreat and avoid the challenges.
Most people take the easy road. They put things in the “too hard” basket.
On the other hand, you know that in order to excel you’ve got work to do.
Analyzing the card
Work is meaningful. That’s what we see here with this man working at the monastery.
He understands that he will make mistakes and perfection is a farce. None of us are perfect.
By owning up to his failures and repeating those lessons, he can continue to strive for greatness.
Setbacks. Challenges. Roadblocks. He won’t cave in and his teacher knows this.
No doubt you’ve experienced all 3. Have you merely given up on life? Definitely not!
His teacher is a wise individual, but the better teacher is the mistakes of the young man.
By being challenged and making mistakes, we can grow and prosper. Even if we’re good, there’s always that next level of mastery.
The most important thing here is the young man on the Three of Pentacles reversed card. He’s learning to never give up and stay committed towards the process.
Now, young people don’t give up easily. Even if you’re not so young, you have the power to keep going. You have more life experience on your side. You know what it really takes to be successful in a “I want everything NOW” world that we now live in.
Skills have utility
Acquiring skills today is more important than ever before. Better yet – we have an even playing field.
Thnk about it: 30 years ago you couldn’t learn what you can now learn within minutes online.
Whether that’s through online blogs, video content or social media channels – it’s all available!
In fact, there is a sense of information-overwhelm. There is almost too much to learn!
So choosing the right skills to work on is important. Personally, we prefer online business skills in the alternative healing space. This craft leads to self improvement and often financial stability.
Perhaps that isn’t a skill you need to acquire. Perhaps you’ve perfect fine with a stable foundation. Great!
But question yourself: What else could you mastery? And what else could you tackle where you’ll feel like a newbie again?
Maybe it’s enrolling into that sweaty Vinyasa yoga class or going on that 3-day hike through the woods. Or maybe going spiritual music festival as a total introvert?
Challenge? Yes. Good for the soul? For sure! A chance to learn AND make mistakes? Absolutely.
As humans, we need to be tested. As we do, we inheritly become stronger emotionally, mentally, physically and of course – spiritually.
If learning new skills were easy, we would all have them. We would all speak 17 languages, have 23 businesses and play 5 different sports.
But really – it’s hard. They say it takes 10,000 hours to create mastery.
Our soul craves the development of our skills. It won’t be perfect and you will make mistakes.
Stay focused. Stay committed. Trust the process and keep going when it gets tough.
We believe in you.
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