Today’s meditation was ten minutes and six seconds, and focused on saying “yes”… and our motivations behind why we say “no”.
“No” can be a good word. It sets boundaries and keeps us safe. But, there are times when it is also used in a way that limits our potential. In these moments, “no” comes not from a place of self empowerment, but rather from a place of anger or fear.
This guided meditation encouraged taking a moment when we’re about to say “no” to really consider why we are saying “no”, and where that response is coming from, examining if we are practicing good judgement… or if we are practicing limiting behaviors. Then, when we catch ourselves doing the latter, changing that “no” to a “yes”, in order to foster new experiences and personal growth.
I think everyone has these moments where they use “no” as a limiting behavior, and I really liked this meditation and it’s reminder to essentially “grab life by the balls” and be open to new experiences.
Today’s draw is the 6th card of the Major Arcana, the Lovers card, and like all cards in the Major Arcana it relates to not one aspect of the human experience, but the larger picture. The Lovers card has a vast array of symbolism and meanings which include themes such as duality, harmony, the alignment of one’s values with another’s, meaningful relationships (not just romantic in nature), and love.
Today this card represents being open and vulnerable with the one you love, and the trust and faith that it takes to do so. It is a card that speaks of my submission, and of your dominance, of the balance we have, of our give and take, and of the depth of trust that has been built around us like an insulating wall.
The longer that we are together, the more depth develops into our relationship. You find ways to accommodate my more dominant tendencies, and I find ways to accept and incorporate the submissive ones I discovered when we first met. In the first few years, it was much a “on/off” type of switch. We switched places, and it was either one or the other. But, as time has gone on, this has turned into a flow of give and take that is always changing, and yet always stable.
The Lover’s card today is a reminder of this balance, of the trust we share, and the comfort we take in each other. It is a reminder that it’s okay to be vulnerable, as well as a reminder to be conscious of, mindful of, and grateful for what we have.
I love you.
Deck Used: Student Tarot v5