Today’s meditation was ten minutes long, and focused on “holding space” for others as a way to support them during times of struggle. It was about how sometimes, people don’t need you to fix things in their life, they just need you to be there with them. To share space with them in a quiet way that shows support either by listening, or just by the reassurance of your presence, without “butting in” on their problems.
Today’s draw is the Queen of Swords, which is a representation of a “feminine” alpha energy in the area of thoughts, reason, instinct, and communication. The card embodies the tenants of truth seeking, independence, unbiased consideration, and clear communication.
I haven’t seen the Queen of Swords in a couple weeks, and was starting to think perhaps I had managed to somehow unwittingly absorb the message she has been trying so hard to teach me for the past year and a half, but… here she is once more, regal and beautiful and daring me to seek and speak the truth in all things.
During the depression, and during the time a few years ago when we “switched places” for a while, I stumble a bit in being honest with myself. Not just with the expectations that I put on myself, but even with looking at -how- I’m doing.
I bundle myself up into this little ball of awareness, that is so focused on the day to day that I miss the bigger picture.
This activity on the blog here, my daily meditation (that I am still doing religiously every day), and my recent return to a more active path in my spirituality has, in a lot of ways, opened my eyes and my mind to how much of myself has been closed off, one little bit at a time.
Thank you for taking this journey with me, man. I love you.