Today’s meditation was ten minutes long, and focused on vulnerability, and how when we share our vulnerabilities it can help us in accepting our situation and working through our emotions.
The guided meditation provided suggestions on how to open yourself more to others, and allow them in. Although, I found a bit of amusement in the “sharing candidly” with others thing. For someone like myself that has issues with socializing, it’s already very difficult to tell where the line is between socially acceptable and/or appropriate for certain situations, and what’s not. That kind of encouragement, to someone like myself, could turn out pretty horribly wrong.
That said, I did understand what the meditation was trying to say. They were trying to encourage opening up to be more genuine and allow an opening for others to become less “peripheral” in one’s life. And, I’m thinking that there -is- some sort of balance that most people learn where this is concerned. For me, it has always been easier to just hold myself apart, I think.
Today’s card is the 18th card in the Major Arcana, which is the Moon card. Like all Major Arcana cards, this card deals with a spectrum of one’s experience on their path rather than just a single aspect of the human experience.
The Moon card is a representation of the “murky” times in life (among other things), and that is what I feel the representation is to me. Going through these last few days where I am feeling the effects of having missed my meds, there is a lot of “murky” in my life right now. A lot of confusion and distortion, self doubts and self consciousness, and just an all around struggle to keep myself on an even keel.
In the guide for today’s deck, there is a description of the white hare that speaks of confusion and how things may not be as they seem. It speaks of the hare’s contemplation on whether it wants to dive into this world of the unknown, and about choosing one’s reality.
That is the message that the Moon card brings to me today. It speaks of patience. Of waiting. The moon may be up and the world full of shadows at the moment, but the sunrise will come eventually and things will go back to an even keel once again.
Deck Used: Animism Tarot