Today’s meditation was ten minutes long and focused on what they named the concept of “coming home”. That is to say, that meditation is, in essence, the act of “coming home” to one’s body. On focusing your energy inward and finding peace within for the length of your time in meditation.
I had a hard time with this one namely because of what they called it. I understood and agreed with the concept, but every time the guided meditation spoke the term “coming home”, I was yanked from my meditation an brought back to memories of the past.
I’ve mentioned this before, but as a child, whenever my father’s negativity really brought me down and got me worked up to where I’d end up crying, I always retreated to somewhere small and private and repeated again and again in my head “I want to go home. I want to go home.” Even now, those words illicit tears, and typing them made my eyes water up.
I don’t know where I got this from as a child. It just happened. And it didn’t stop happening until I’d emancipated from my parent’s home and was out on my own.
So, today’s meditation was not all that relaxing, as you might imagine. NOW in my life, I am home. I am no longer that little boy searching for the safety and security of “home” that he didn’t have back then. But for some reason, the phrase “coming home” caused me to revisit him again and again. It was very uncomfortable, and I may try a different meditation later today.
Today’s draw is the Seven of Cups, which is a representation of progress, making choices, and the unknown, as well as looking outside the self, and the entrance of spirituality within the area of one’s emotions, creativity, intuition, and relationships. For example… being presented with choices and opportunities that have the potential to lead to progress.
The polar bear on today’s card is defined in the deck’s guidebook as representing fearlessness, independence, intuition, courage, patience, and balance.
What I see within this card today is daydreams and ideas that inspire creativity swirling in the sky, filled with possibility. These possibilities require choices, but sometimes you have to take a moment to pause and listen to your gut to know which path to choose, and which choices are the best for you at this time, in this moment.
Today’s card is a reminder to pause and look over the choices instead of just going with whatever is the usual, habitual choice may be. It’s a time for exploration of ideas, and seeking out what is calling out to me from within rather than with logic.
It’s a good message, and one I’m going to strive to incorporate into my day and today’s activities.
There is one decision that I have already made today, though, for my personal health and emotional well-being. I’m going to stick with this deck, and put the Visions of Life Tarot away for now. As much as I love the Visions of Life deck (and find it absolutely hilarious), the tongue in cheek humor is not speaking to me in the most positive of ways at the moment. I may re-visit using it for daily draws in the future, but for now, I’m going to set it aside.
Deck Used: The Animism Tarot