Today’s meditation was ten minutes and sixteen seconds, and focused on the practice of bringing gratitude into your everyday life.
Sometimes, especially when we are feeling down, gratitude is something that is hard to get in touch with. But, there are always things to be grateful for, even if it’s simply the fact that when you wake up in the morning you are being presented with another chance to make life better.
I am planning to do a post soon concerning my own daily gratitude practice, so I won’t wax poetic on this topic here, but suffice to say that I absolutely agree with the need to bring gratitude into each and every day. I feel that it is uplifting to the spirit and soul to find -something- with which to be truly grateful for at the beginning of each day.
Today’s draw is the Six of Swords, which is a representation of transitions and change in the area of thoughts, ambitions, communication, and logic.
The representation of the Six of Swords in the card is a depiction of someone moving away in a boat, but carrying six swords in the boat behind them on their journey. These swords often represent old thoughts and mindsets, past experiences and old lessons that the person on the journey is carrying with them into the future.
The tips of these swords are down, embedded in the bottom of the boat…. a type of craft you don’t really want to have holes in it. To me, this often means that these thoughts and mindsets from the past that the individual is bringing with them on this journey to new horizons are not of a positive nature. They are the thoughts and mindsets of the past and are a detriment to progress on this journey.
I’ve been having a lot of dreams lately where the theme of the dreams is my victimization. They do not specifically have G in them, or G’s friend for that matter, but the feelings within the dream are very similar even if the subject matter is not. From these dreams I have been involuntarily carrying into waking hours a sense of anxiety and negativity.
Today’s draw of the Six of Swords is telling me to let go of my swords and cast them overboard… before they sink my boat. Don’t ignore the negativity that is dug up by the dreams, but deal with it and discard it.