Today’s meditation was ten minutes and thirty six seconds, and focused on finding that balance between hard focus and full release during a meditation practice.
This can be difficult in the best of times. If you focus too hard on the breath or whatever you’ve chosen as your focus in the moment, then you are not reaping the benefits of your meditation’s relaxation… on the other hand, if you are too loose in your focus, your mind wanders and you do not experience the benefits of mindfulness during meditation. In fact, if you are too lose in your focus, you may end up simply sitting and thinking quietly, or daydreaming, instead of meditating.
The guided meditation spoke on how the key is to adjust your levels of focus and relaxation much like a guitar player tunes their guitar before each time they play.
I really like the analogy, and the story that went along with it (which is where the analogy came from). My meditation, over all, was quite relaxing, and I’m finding that my left hip is finally starting to loosen up a bit.
Today’s draw is the Six of Wands with the key word Triumph on the card. The Six of Wands is a representation of, yes, triumph, but also public and private achievements, progress, cooperation, and a sense of vitality in the area of one’s willpower, drive, passions, and ambition.
I often take a minute to read what is written in the Journey into the Hidden Realm (which is the guidebook for the Tarot of the Hidden Realm) even though that’s not the cards I’m working with. The thing is that I love the little stories that are written about each card’s imagery, which are all very Human/Fae liminal space in their tone and earth based. In today’s, there was a line that really stuck out to me.
That line is… “This card promises not only that you will be successful but that you will utterly amaze yourself.”
I like that.
Many times the Six of Wands is seen as a card dealing with public accolades and accomplishments on a public scale, but for me that is not really the case. I have no interest in any of that. What I have an interest in is my own personal goals, my own personal sense of successes and failures.
The only time I really seek accolades is in the hope that the jewelry I create finds a home with someone that appreciates it. Even then, that is not -why- I create, or why I sell. I create for me, because I need that outlet. It brings me joy and balance. I sell my creations (aside from the finance aspect) because I want my creations to bring joy, comfort, or enjoyment to another and enhance their life in some way.
This is very important to me, and I think the inner examination in this post was the entire message of today’s draw of the Six of Wands. A sort of…. getting in touch with what is important to me.